Yoni Steaming- How To & Why

Yoni steaming, also called vagina steaming. Is an ancient remedy used for 100's of years by women all over the world.

Is it complete by boiling a mixture of herbs in water and using these to "steam" the vagina. While sitting on a yoni throne such as a chair or stool with a hole in the middle for a heat proof bowl or container is placed underneath so that the steam can rise up to the yoni. An alternative to this is squatting over the bowl or placing the bowl in a clean toilet.

Potential Yoni Steaming Benefits Include:

  • Stimulates blood flow and sensation to the Yoni (vulva and vagina).

  • Environment Detox

  • Relief of painful menstruation, bloating, PMS and exhaustion during cycle.

  • Regulates menstrual cycles.

  • Reduction of reproductive Adhesion

  • Assists with hormone balancing (including menopause).

  • Improved sleep and mental wellbeing.

  • Uterine Irregularity & Prolapse

  • Vaginal dryness & scarring, uterine toning, heavy bleeding & bladder infections.

  • Helps to detoxify the womb and removes toxins from the body.

  • Increased fertility.

  • Menopause Transition

  • Reduced reproductive conditions such as fibroids, cysts, UTI's, yeast infections and so much more.

  • Deepens your connection to your womb, yoni & feminine energy.

  • Healing of PCOS (both polycystic ovaries and the syndrome) & Endometriosis

  • Postpartum Healing

  • Haemorrhoid healing and relief

  • Trauma Release from the genitals, womb, sacral & root chakra

  • Stronger & More Frequent Orgasms

  • Womb Cleansing & emotional healing

  • Increased Libido & Reignited Sensual Passion

For menstrual pains: motherwort, oregano, partridge berry, mugwort, basil, witch hazel, rosemary, lavender, chamomile, yarrow and calendula

For PMS: raspberry leaves, oregano, partridge berry, yarrow, mugwort, dong quai, dandelion, and red rose petals

For menopause: basil, marshmallow, sage, chamomile, dong quai, red rose petals and raspberry leaves

For fertility: rosemary, basil, yarrow, partridge berry, wormwood, witch hazel, dandelion, sage, red rose petals, lavender, and chamomile

For miscarriage/termination: mugwort, rosemary, oregano, lavender, and calendula. oregano, sage, Himalayan salt and calendula

For the postpartum: oregano, rosemary, chamomile, basil, calendula, lavender, motherwort, witch hazel, raspberry leaves, sage, yarrow, comfrey and Himalayan salt


  • Remove all genital piercings before steaming (if applicable).

  • Do not steam if you are pregnant, suspect you may be pregnant or after trying to conceive.

  • Do not steam if you have a yeast infection, other active infection or open wounds.

  • Consult medical advice before steaming if you have an IUD (or other contraception implantation) or are breastfeeding.

  • Stop steaming if you feel burning pain or light headedness.

  • Do not steam if you are currently menstruating

  • Use caution if you regularly experience very heavy periods

  • These yoni steaming herbs are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease or condition.

  • If you have a health concern or condition, consult your health expert.

  • Always consult a medical doctor before using this product.

  • Use caution when trying to support infertility or a specific condition where there may be particular contraindications.

  • Use caution if you’ve recently given birth and/or have stitches and you are not sure how to support your body adequately when postpartum steaming.


  1. Fill a saucepan with 2 litres of water and add approx 1 cup of herbs to the water.

  2. Gently boil together for approximately 10-15 mins. Allow the steam to cool down for 5 mins before placing in your bowl.

  3. Place a large round heat proof bowl underneath your steaming throne or on a flat surface to sit or squat over and carefully pour the herbs and water into the bowl.

  4. Have your favourite robe or blanket to wrap yourself in and remove your underwear before sitting over or squatting over your bowl. Open your legs to allow the steam to rise over your entire vulva and perineum.

  5. The temperature should feel warm but not burning.

  6. Steam for 15-25 mins (start with 15 minutes and slowly work your way to 25 mins after a few months of steaming)

  7. Drink plenty of water before, during and 48hrs after your steam to assist with any toxins being released.


  • Ensure your feet and warm and that you are wearing socks if possible.

  • Wrap the blankets or robe as closely around you to keep the heat stays inside.

  • Rest and nurture yourself afterwards, stay warm, drink some herbal tea and move slowly.

For a menstruation: 1-3 steams during your pre-menstrual phase are one of the best ways to prepare for your bleeding phase and to move stagnancy and blood clots. The warming steam aids in cleansing and nourishing the uterine membrane. It’s important to know that healthy menstrual blood flows easily, in a dark red color with no clots.

For fertility: Yoni Steams are a great support in nourishing our feminine bodies into their natural state of fertility and creativity. It helps to create uterine membranes that are moist and receptive for conception to happen. If you are actively trying to conceive, you can use the Yoni Steam during your pre-ovulation phase up until ovulation, to prepare for conception. Do not steam after possible conception.

After miscarriage/termination: During the vulnerable time, a yoni steam may support your body in releasing and can also be a wonderful tool for connecting with your womb to avoid emotions getting stuck in the body. You can begin to steam once your bleeding has ceased. It is important to take the time to honour this experience and actively support the energetic and physical release.

Postpartum: Keeping women warm in the postpartum period is an essential part of many cultural postpartum practices. Using yoni steams after birth brings nourishing heat, supports the body to release fluids, and aids the womb in shrinking back to pre-pregnancy size. If you have had a caesarian you want to wait until you have healed fully before beginning to steam.

Peri-menopause and menopause: When your cycles are slowing down or changing, yoni steam can stimulate circulation and support your womb to continue to release fully. On the other side of menopause, the warming steam can be revitalizing for vaginal dryness while nourishing a deep connection to your womb in this time of transformation.

Pelvic pain, tightness or pain during intercourse: For women experiencing pelvic pain, chronic holding, or tightness, the yoni steam helps to soothe and relax the pelvic muscles. Pain and tightness can also been associated with stuck emotions and the steam facilitates the movement and flowing of these emotions also. Combine the steam with breath awareness and full diaphragmatic breathing to relax your pelvic muscles and create a loving connection with your womb.

After Hysterectomy or other pelvic surgeries: The heat and warmth can be a soothing therapy for scar tissue. When combined with castor oil packs and massage it helps to increase vitality after surgery. Doing a yoni may also be helpful in emotionally and energetically reconnecting with your womb after an invasive procedure and experience. Even if you have had parts of your womb removed, the energy of these part still continue to remain and that is why it is important to still care for them even after the physical is gone.

Always consult your health care provider before starting any steaming post birth, surgery or if you have any health concerns