Yoni Steam 101

Everything you need to know about yoni steams and their benefit to your health

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Vaginal steaming is an ancient practice that many women have done generation after generation to keep their bodies healthy and free from pain. It involves sitting over a pot of hot water infused with herbal blends that can cleanse the vagina and the uterus.

If you’d like to learn more about this practice this article will come in handy. Below you can read everything you need to know about yoni steams as well as how to perfectly do one at home.

What Is A Yoni Steam?

Yoni steam, or vaginal steaming, is a technique that involves squatting over a pot with steaming water and herbs. It has been around for many years, since the Greeks, and it has been recently introduced in the West. Countries like Africa and Mozambique have been practicing this for a long time.

It is said to help balance your hormones, recover faster from childbirth, detoxify the womb, increase your energy as well as lower your overall body pain. 

Can Everyone Do A Yoni Steam?

Not everyone can do a yoni steam, and the people included in this recommendation are those who are or think they’re pregnant, menstruating, have an IUD, have an open wound, or have a vaginal infection. 

You can do a Yoni steam at home if you’d like, and the only thing to keep an eye out for is the temperature of the water. It should be steaming but not too hot that it starts burning your skin. 

How To Do A Yoni Steam

To do a yoni steam at home you’ll need a few things that you probably already have. A medium pot, around 8 cups of water (preferably filtered), a large blanket or sheet, and something to sit on during the process (chair, yoni seat, etc), and ¼ of a herbal blend of your choice.

Simply pour the water into the pot and place the dried herbs into it. Bring the pot to a soft boil for 5 minutes and then turn off the heat. Leave the lid on and wait another 5 minutes to allow the steam to father in the pot. Make sure the water is not too hot by waving your hand close to the pot. If you can’t seem to keep it close to the pot, remove the lid just a bit and wait a few minutes. 

After this, remove your underwear and sit on a seat above the steaming water for 10-30 minutes. Drape the blanket tight around your waist and let it fall to the floor to prevent the steam from escaping. 

How Essential Body Bar Can Help

Essential Body Bar can help you do an effective and beneficial yoni steam at home. We offer custom herbal blends based on your needs, and you can book a consultation with us to start enjoying yoni steams in no time. 

If you’re experiencing discomfort and pain in your cervix area, a yoni steam may help you release some tension in a natural and effective way.