A Yoni steam is a soothing process of introducing the volatile oil components of fresh or dry herbs to the outer vaginal tissues through warm steam. Each unique blend of herbs supports female reproductive health, and overall wellness. The process is gentle, relaxing, and may last anywhere from 20-30 minutes.
What Does Yoni Mean?
Yoni is a Sanskrit word for womb, vagina, vulva, and Shakti. It refers to the Divine Feminine principle of the universal life force.
How To Do A Yoni Steam
First, the Yoni steam herbal blend is placed into a heat-safe bowl.
Next, freshly boiled water is poured over their herbs to gently release their volatile oils (therapeutic portion).
As you sit comfortably above the bowl (no less than 6 inches above), the warm steam rises opens the pores, and delivers the therapeutic benefits of the herbs to the outer vaginal tissues.
If steam is too hot, you’re too close and must lower the bowl immediately.
Finally, drape a wool blanket over your shoulders and enclose your body to enhance the detoxification benefits of the Yoni steam.
Keeping the steam from escaping will slightly increase your body temperature, stimulate perspiration, and aide in the release of toxins through your pores.
The herbs are for a single use, and should be discarded after use.
How Long Should A Yoni Steam Last?
An entire session usually lasts 20-30 minutes.
After each Yoni steam session, the herbs and water should be discarded.
What Are The Ingredients & Benefits Of A Yoni Steam?
Traditionally yoni steaming has been practiced by women in various cultures throughout the world to address issues affecting female reproductive health.
Some of the issues addressed by Yoni steaming are:
Yeast infection, vaginal odor, heavy periods, missed periods, irregular periods, PMS, fertility issues, PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, prolapsed uterus, and speeding the healing of torn or scarred vaginal tissues from childbirth.
The herbs in a Yoni steam blend will vary based on the creator of the blend, and the desired outcome of the steaming session.
The physical effects of the herbs depend on the blend, and may include:
Decreasing inflammation, toning the uterus and outer vaginal tissues, stimulating circulation to bring more nutrients and oxygen-rich blood to the reproductive organs, relaxation of tension in the body, reducing stress, relieving PMS symptoms, regulating menstruation, releasing physical toxins, and much more.
Yoni steaming also assists with the body's natural ability to release toxins through the vagina.
The emotional and spiritual benefits of Yoni steaming are:
Releasing what no longer serves you (limiting beliefs and behaviors, unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, jealousy, emotional attachment to past experiences), cultivating self-love and acceptance, heightened spiritual awareness, greater compassion, mental and emotional clarity, balance within the root and sacral chakras, womb healing, greater harmony and connection with yourself and others, stronger intuition, increase self-confidence, and a deeper acceptance of the beauty in your sensuality.
How Often Should I Use A Yoni Steam?
A Yoni steam is usually done 1-2 times per month depending on individual preferences.
How Can I Use A Yoni Steam In My Spiritual Practice?
The stillness that a 20-30 minute Yoni steam requires is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the Divine Feminine principle of the universe—the sacred origin of all life.
Use this sacred time for womb Reiki, reading, meditation, mantras, breathwork, affirmations, and prayer.
Incorporating crystals can enhance the benefits of the steam. The Yoni is governed by both the root and sacral chakras.
Red jasper, black obsidian, and and garnet are powerful root chakra stones for grounding and clearing unwanted energy.
Sacral chakra stones to incorporate are citrine, orange calcite, or carnelian.
Warnings & Other Important Information
Never use essential oils for a Yoni steam. Only use the appropriate fresh or dried herbs in your blend.
Do not boil a yoni steam during preparation. Steam releases the therapeutic benefits from the herbs, therefore boiling your steam will decreases their potency.
Do not use a yoni steam during menstruation, pregnancy, fewer than 6 weeks postpartum, or with an IUD.
Never steam an open wound.
Our signature Yoni steam is handmade with herbs that promote stress relief in addition to a healthy reproductive system.
Rosemary and Lemon Balm can increase circulation within the reproductive organs.
Rosemary, Calendula, and Chamomile are often used for fungal infections, and as remedies for pelvic inflammatory conditions.
Calendula also promotes the healing of perineum and vaginal tissues.
Rose buds help tone the pelvic floor, heal vaginal scars, and may reduce hemorrhoids.
Lavender, Chamomile, and Lemon Balm help with stress reduction, deep relaxation, and can soothe menstrual cramps by helping the uterus muscles to relax.
Sensual Goddess™ Yoni Steam
2 oz | $24