Vaginal steaming is an ancient practice of sitting or squatting over a steaming pot of water infused with herbs. Also known as V-Steam or Yoni Steaming, it is a beautiful, meditative ritual great for regulating menstrual cycles, reducing pain, disinfecting and nourishing the uterus and supporting reproductive health.
Holistically it supports emotional and spiritual cleansing by allowing you to reconnect with your body. It helps you emotionally heal and cleanse from past relationships by releasing stored energy and emotions. Vaginal tissues are really absorbent, the heat of the steam promotes opening and cleansing. By softening the tissues, it allows for vital blood flow to your womb which supports the release of any stagnant blood that may have built up. Yoni Steaming has also been said to tighten the vagina as well.
This simple and gentle technique has helped many women with a variety of health and emotional issues.
Significantly reduces PMS symptoms
Tones the reproductive system and speeds healing after birth
Reduces endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, uterine weakness, and uterine prolapse
Regulates menstrual cycles that are absent or irregular
Relieves chronic vaginal/yeast infections
Maintains healthy odor
Helps to balance vaginal pH and treat bacterial vaginosis
Decreases heavy menstrual flow and menstrual clotting or increases stagnant flow
Decreases dark blood at the beginning and/or ending of menstruation
Relieves vaginal dryness and pain it may cause during intercourse
Assists with the repair of a vaginal tear, episiotomy, or c-section scar
Assists with the healing of hemorrhoids
Helps increase fertility and tone the uterus to prevent miscarriage
Helps to purge any stagnant discharge after menstruation or miscarriage
Herbs used in a blend should suit the needs of the individual and what their intentions are for the steam.
Finer Body offer's a variety of Yoni steaming herbal blends. They are as follows:
CLEAN (Detox Blend): Helps to eliminate Yeast/Candida Infection, Bacterial Vaginosis, pH Balance, Bad Odor, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Cyst, etc. Overall fresher feeling.
Ingredients: Lavender, Chamomile, Holy Basil, Oregano, Calendula, Yarrow, Wormwood, Pau D'arco Bark, Dandelion Leaf.
REVIVE (Rejuvenating Blend): Increases lubrication, increases libido, tightens vagina and intensifies orgasms.
Ingredients: Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark, Damiana, Red Rose Petals, Chamomile, Calendula, Lavender, Dandelion Leaf, Motherwort.
SOOTH (PMS/Menstruation Blend): Reduces cramps, regulates cycle, tones uterus to help purge all discharge from menstruation which will decrease dark blood before/after your period and shorten your cycle.
Ingredients: Red Rose Petals, Chamomile, Calendula, Chaste Berry (Vitex), Rosemary, Mugwort, Motherwort, Cramp bark, Raspberry leaf, Lemon Balm, Corn Silk, Oregano.
NOURISH (Fertility Blend): Increases chances of pregnancy by providing an abundance of nutrients to the uterus and creating a suitable environment for conception.
Ingredients: Red Rose Petals, Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Rosemary, Wormwood, Basil, Red Clover, Red Raspberry Leaf, Nettles, Chaste Berry (Vitex).
TONE (Miscarriage/Postpartum Blend): Helps to purge stagnant discharge and tighten vagina after giving birth.
Ingredients: Calendula, Lavender, Oregano, Mugwort, Yarrow, Red Raspberry leaf, Rosemary.
BALANCE (Menopause Blend): Cooling herbs help to reduce the frequency/intensity of hot flashes, increase libido, and lubricate vagina.
Ingredients: Red Rose Petals, Marshmallow Root, Chamomile, Holy Basil, Red Raspberry leaf, Red Clover, Peppermint.
Description of Herbs used for Vaginal Steaming:
Red Rose Petals
Rose is a relaxing and uplifting herb it is a universal symbol of love & sensuality. They are gentle and astringent to tissues of the genitals. Red rose petals have many benefits for women. They are said to have an aphrodisiac effect and help in proper functioning of the reproductive system. Fresh rose petals are also believed to increase female libido. Rose petal and products like rose oil stimulate hormones. They raises your vibration and enhance positivity of the mind. Rose calms nerves and eases stress and tension. They are helpful for women treating menstrual problems and symptoms like nausea, cramps and fatigue. They are also helpful in relieving menopausal symptoms like mood swings, excessive bleeding, etc. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties make rose a great UTI prevention treatment.
Soothing. Chamomile flowers are soothing to the vaginal tissues. They help to relieve inflammation and itching, and can effectively treat abnormal vaginal discharge and vaginitis. Also an effective natural cure against fungal infections (Candida albicans) and against some bacteria such as Staphylococcus. Other research has shown that it stimulates production of white blood cells that fight against infection.
Antiseptic to the vaginal tissues. Also an antispasmodic, aiding in healthy uterine function. Lavender is nourishing to the nervous system and one of the most calming herbs for the mind and body.
Basil is an adaptogenic herb meaning it has the ability to balance hormones based on the individual's needs. It is a good uterine stimulant which helps flush toxins out of the body faster. Holy basil is said to help bring on absent menstruation as well as reduce cramps. Overall, holy basil benefits the immune, reproductive & urinary systems, and protects organs and tissues from chemical agents/heavy metals. It also relieves headaches & muscle tension.
Oregano or Mexican Oregano
Antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-spasmodic (soothes PMS pain). Oregano supports late and irregular menstrual cycles. It increases a scanty flow to ensure everything is released during menstruation.
Oregano's soothing effects brings circulations and cleansing to the uterus. Oregano is a wonderful herb for helping to fight and prevent infections. The oil has properties that can help rid your vagina of bacterial vaginosis and yeast overgrowth. It is perfect for a yoni steam because the volatile oils are released directly into your vagina and bloodstream during your steam!
Calendula has been found to neutralize the free radicals known to suppress the immune function. It is a cleansing and healing herb with anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The estrogenic effects of calendula, could make this herb useful to treat some of the symptoms of menopause as well as symptoms associated with menstruation. It has been used to relieve breast tenderness and menstrual cramps, as well as to restore a regular menstrual cycle. Calendula has also been used to promote uterine contractions and help to deliver the placenta after childbirth. With its ability to encourage sweating, it helps the body rid itself of toxins quicker.
Rosemary is antiseptic and purifying. It fights infections, treats muscle pain and may prevent cancer cells from replicating by halting tumors from growing. Rosemary increases circulation to the reproductive organs which aids in clearing out old fluids. This herb also lowers cortisol levels and reduces anxiety when used aromatically.
Astringent, cleansing and antibacterial. "The Women's Herb". Yarrow Flower relieves menstrual pain, assists with the healing of vaginal infections, and reduces discharge and spotting between cycles. It is urinary anti-septic and a great remedy for cystitis and urinary tract infections. Yarrow Flower improves blood circulation, tones blood vessels, prevents blood clots, moves congested blood and supports the liver.
Great for fatigue, cramps, confidence and to aid relaxation. Motherwort is an anti-spasmodic muscle relaxant herb it relieves cramps and decreases blood clotting. It restores elasticity to the walls of the vagina aiding in tightening. It's best for reducing menstrual and uterine cramps, when the menstrual flow is absent or light to moderate. Motherwort is not a herb to be used when a woman is experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding since it can aggravate this tendency. Prolonged use of this herb strengthens the muscles of the womb, and makes it resistant to cramping in the future.
Motherwort can reduce the intensity, length and frequency of hot flushes.
It is also strengthening to the heart and tends to enhance courage and self-esteem as well as calm emotional ups and downs.
Mugwort is a nervine medicine (relaxes the nervous system). It causes the uterus to relax as well which will ease and stimulate (late) menstruation, helping to restore a natural cycle. This herb is good for promoting suppressed menses.
Mugwort has also been used to expels parasites.
Never use mugwort during pregnancy.
Other Herbs Used for Vaginal Steaming
Parasite Killer. It is said that wormwood can dislodge and kill BV (bacterial vaginosis), or candida (yeast), even after it has “taken root” in the gut and in your vagina.
Red Clover is good for reducing hot flashes caused by menopause. This herb contains plant estrogen which relieves PMS symptoms. It has been said to possibly block enzymes that promote endometrial cancer.
Nourishing. Raspberry leaves strengthen and tone the uterine and pelvic muscles and is a pelvic and uterine relaxant. It purifies the blood, regulates menstruation, soothes cramps, and is high in vitamins B Complex.
Anti-viral. Lemon Balm has been said to soothe menstrual cramps, relieve PMS symptoms and relax the bladder and uterus spasms.
Anti-inflammatory. Black cohosh eases PMS symptoms and relieves menstrual cramps and irregularities. This herb is best for menopausal women because it is effective against many symptoms they may be experiencing including; hot flashes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances.
Female Ginseng. Don Quai has been used traditionally for recovery from childbirth and related ailments, fatigue, and low vitality. It's great for the circulatory system and can get your flow moving again after childbirth or if you are experiencing a stagnant flow. Dong Quai is adaptogenic that helps to balance hormones and relieve menstrual cramping.
Marshmallow root helps to maintain natural moisture in the vagina. It treats bladder and urinary infections and stimulates white blood cells to engulf bacteria and dead cells to make the healing process faster.
This herb is commonly used to enhance sexual performance for both men and women. It increases natural lubrication to help overcome dryness in the vagina and improves orgasm frequency. Damiana is a stimulant plant with aphrodisiac properties, it helps with loss of libido and common menstrual problems.
Pau D'arco Bark
This is probably one of the best herbs for yeast infections. It loosens the bowels to flush out and expose the yeast while working as an anti-fungal to inhibit its growth.
Pau D'arco is a powerful antioxidant that has been used for thousands of years as an immune stimulant.
This herb is gentle and acts on the urinary system. It's diuretic properties help to remove excess fluid from the body. This is great for water retention caused by PMS and for urinary tract infections.
First off, dandelion lion is a powerful gift from Earth's pharmacy with potent healing properties for not only the body but our mind and spirit as well. It's anti-fungal properties make it powerful against candida overgrowth. Dandelion leaves are known to increase vaginal lubrication as well as tone the uterus and vagina. It has also been used for vaginal tightening.
How To Do A Vaginal Steam:
Put 1 cup of herbs in a pot/basin
Pour 3 cups of boiled distilled water on the herbs
Allow to steep while covered for 5-10 minutes (or less depending on your heat tolerance)
Wear a long skirt or towel that will cover you from waist to feet (no underwear)
Set up your seat and steam your Yoni for 10-45 minutes. Base your timing on how your body is feeling.
Keep warm after your steam to allow the herbs to continue working, go to bed while covered up for at least 20 minutes
It's a great idea to set intentions while you are preparing your steam as well as during your steam. This is a time to unwind, let go of old built up negative energy and toxins. Put your phone away and just sit there and meditate, write your thoughts and goals down or read an inspiring book.
How Often/Best times to Steam
The perfect time/frequency to steam is all based on your intentions for steaming.
See below for recommendations of when to steam based on each of our blends.
CLEAN: This blend is formulated to help your uterus purge toxins. Steams can be done 1-2 times per week.
REVIVE: This blend is formulated to turn up your sex life. The herbs are soothing and gentle and can be done as often as you like. No more than once a day though. The best time to use this steam is before a date :)
SOOTH: This blend is formulated to make menstruation a breeze for you. The best time to steam is the week leading up to your period. You can steam as much as you like but no more than once a day until your period begins.
NOURISH: This blend is formulated to help you get pregnant, you can steam as much as possible up to your ovulation date. DO NOT STEAM DURING AND AFTER OVULATION. If you don't become pregnant and you get your period, you can start steaming again once your period is over and stop steaming at ovulation.
TONE: This blend is formulated to strengthen your uterus and purge any leftover blood/tissue after giving birth. It also helps to tighten the vagina. Steams can be done 1-2 times per week.
BALANCE: This blend is formulated with cooling herbs to relieve symptoms of menopause. Steams can be done 3-4 times per week.
Notes: NEVER steam during menstruation. If you have dark blood before/after your period, you can steam on those days. But the days that you have red blood, do not steam.
Fun & Comfy DIY Yoni Steaming Stool
I bought a basin and a toilet seat and it works great!
Just take off the knobs from the bottom of the toilet seat for a flat surface.
Put the bowl/pot of herbs inside the basin, place the toilet seat on top, then sit comfortably while covered up and enjoy!
For more DIY fun, decorate your stool the way you'd like. There are lots of cute examples online. Since the toilet seat isn’t permanently attached to the basin, the steaming stool is easy to store in your home.
Make sure to use distilled water (about $1 at most, if not all grocery stores)
Do not steam if you are menstruating
Do not steam if you are pregnant
Do not steam if you have an infection or open wounds (heat = inflammation)
Do not steam if you have an IUD and remove your piercings (metal + heat = angry yoni)
Do not burn yourself! If the steam is too hot, get up and move! This should be pleasant, not painful.
Disclaimer: These statements are for educational purposes only. Always consult with your medical professional before you begin taking these herbs or any other supplement.
Please note that while Finer Body Co. supports your right to use natural health care products for any therapeutic purpose that you see fit, that the information on this website should not be considered as a claim or as a substitute for medical advice. They are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. Do not take if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or menstruating.
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Peace, love and happy yoni steaming!