Basics of yoni steaming and how can you get the health benefits from it.

Let’s talk about a little bit about Yoni Steaming …

I started doing this over a year ago when one of the ladies I was working with started making seats for it. There were also a number of girls from my work who got involved and found benefits from it. I did it for a few months but then life got in the way and I stopped. However, I actually quite enjoyed doing it. I felt more grounded and connected and gave me some time to meditate in my own head for a while. I have decided to start doing it again. 

What is yoni steaming?

It is an ancient practice,  where the warmth of herbal steam permeates the exterior of the vagina. Respected by healers around the globe, reconnecting with your body and utilising the wisdom of plant medicine to heal your cycle.

Yoni Steaming

Some Benefits include:

•Significantly reduce pain, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation.

•Decrease menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses.

•Regulate irregular or absent menstrual cycles.

What you need: a large metal bowl, a towel or blanket to wrap around yourself and some hot water with herbs, and a yoni steaming seat (or toilet seat).

How to steam:

Yoni Steaming herbs
Rose Petals for Yoni Steaming

First you will need a glass bowl with herbs that are used to steam. Place these in the glass bowl and add hot boiling water. Let it sit for a few minutes to cool down so it doesn’t burn you.

You can purchase a yoni steam seat from places such as @mama_lunayonisteam (Instagram) and place the bowl underneath the seat, sit and wrap a towel or a blanket around your waist and meditate for a while – about 20 – 30mins

The money-saving way is to place a bowl  (one that will fit into a toilet seat) of hot water and herbs on the toilet seat and then sit over it again with a towel or a blanket around your waist.  

Once you finish steaming lay down and rest for a while to allow your body to process the steam and the oils. 

How often do you do it? Usually once or twice a month but could be more.  It’s important to note that you do not do this whilst you are menstrauting.

Leave us a comment below to let us know your experiences with it or if it’s something you would like to try…


People interested in trying Vaginal Steaming should use it as a supplement and not a replacement for their usual medication regimen. If in doubt always consult a health professional before trying.

+ Do NOT steam if you are pregnant or even if you think you might be pregnant.

+ Do NOT use essential oils for vaginal steams, as they are much too harsh for vaginal tissue.

+ Do NOT steam if cancer is present anywhere in the body.

+ IUDs. Talk to a trained practitioner to learn more and see if steaming would be a good option for you.

+ Do NOT steam when you are menstruating. Steaming in the week leading up to your period can help with cramps and other menstrual complaints.

+ It is NOT recommended to steam with any active infection.

For more information and more benefits check out this website https://karmatantric.com/yoni-vaginal-steaming/ 


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Hello, I’m Elle a Tea Champion through the UK Tea Academy. I started Mindful Roots Tea as I have a passion for all things tea. I curate delicious, fun, all-natural tea blends that have added wellness benefits.

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