How Can Yoni Steaming Benefit You?

What is a yoni steam?

Yoni steams are a health practice which a woman allows herbal steam to gently enter her vagina. This treatment gently and effectively cleanses, tones and revitalizes the vaginal canal, providing you with a number of benefits from reduced menstrual cramps to increased fertility and more. Yoni steaming supports your cycle, helps you to heal, relax, and detoxify both physically and emotionally.


Benefits of yoni steams

  • Regulate irregular cycles, reduce painful periods, reduce bloating and exhaustion associated with periods
  • Decreases heavy flow, reduces dark purple or brown blood at the onset of menstruation, and reduces severity of cramps
  • Helps promote fertility
  • Aids in postpartum recovery by repairing episiotomy and vaginal tears
  • Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids
  • Relieve chronic yeast infections and UTI's
  • Detoxify the womb and remove toxins from the body
  • Increased libido for frequent and stronger orgasms



When is the best time for a yoni steam?

You may steam at any time of the month, as long as you aren’t menstruating.

When shouldn't you do a yoni steam?

DO NOT steam if you are:

  • Ovulating, if trying to conceive
  • Pregnant or if you think you may be pregnant
  • If you have an IUD
  • Have an active internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation) with a fever
  • Have any open sores or blisters present
  • Menstruating


How to do a yoni steam

It seems like a lot of setting up the first time you do it! After you've done it a few times, you will see how easy it is to set up.


  • Set up a clean area. Place your steam bowl where you'll have room and be comfortable.


  • Start a pot of 4-8 cups of water to boil with a lid. Once you have a rolling boil, turn the heat down, add herbs to the water and simmer for 5–7 minutes. Turn off heat and let steep.


  • Once you are ready to sit and steam, transfer the herb to the bowl. Sit down, get comfortable, get your blanket or towel around you, close the steam up so that no cold air comes in.


  • Steam for about 15–30 minutes.


What to expect after steaming


In the days following, there are several things you may experience; changes in your cycle, lighter period, the release of dark blood clots. You might notice changes right away or more subtly.