Benefits of Yoni Steams

This blog post was adapted from the original post by Jasmine Mason of the J. Mason Foundation.

What is a Yoni Steam?


Vaginal steaming, sometimes shortened to V-steaming, and also known as yoni steaming, is an alternative health treatment whereby a woman squats or sits over steaming water containing herbs such as mugwort, rosemary, wormwood, and basil. Sexual intercourse, mensuration, along with childbirth, can take a toll of the vagina and a Yoni Steam can assist with getting the vagina's PH balance and tissues aligned again.


Benefits of Yoni Steams:

  • Regulate irregular menstrual cycles, reduce painful periods, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation

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

  • May promote fertility

  • Postpartum recovery by aiding in the repair of vaginal tears, episiotomy, or C-section scars

  • Assist to reduce pain with intercourse

  • Heal from emotional or sexual trauma

  • Reduce uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts PCOS, uterine weakness and prolapse, & endometriosis.

  • Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids

  • Relieve chronic yeast infections and UTI's

  • Ease menopausal symptoms including dryness or pain during intercourse

  • Detoxify the womb and remove toxins from the body

  • Stronger & more frequent orgasms

  • Tap into our creative potential, art, projects, service and soul work

  • Increase libido & reignite sensual passion

For fertility: If you are actively trying to conceive, you can yoni steam during your pre-ovulation phase up until ovulation. Yoni steam helps moisten uterine membranes so they are more receptive and may improve the conditions for conception to occur. Women who are experiencing fertility challenges may steam once per week, and twice during pre-ovulation, to make sure that the tissue is moist and that the cervical fluids are clear and copious. Do not steam after possible conception or if you think you are pregnant.


After miscarriage: After experiencing a miscarriage, it is best to prepare your yoni steam once your bleeding has stopped. The healing process after a miscarriage is an important and emotionally charged journey.


Postpartum: Yoni steams after birth brings nourishing heat, supports the body to release fluids, and aids the womb in shrinking back to pre-pregnancy size. Postpartum herbal steams help all the fluids of birth have flowed out of the body. A healthy woman with a natural birth would have three steams within the first nine days postpartum.


When shouldn't you do a yoni steam?


Yoni steams are not always recommended! Please do NOT do a yoni steam if you are:

  • Don't steam during ovulation if you are trying to conceive

  • Pregnant or if you think you may be pregnant

  • If you have an Intrauterine Device (IUD)

  • Have an active internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation) with a fever

  • Have any open herpes sores or blisters present- Soak infected area AFTER the blisters have burst, until the infected area has healed

  • Menstruating

Author: Jasmine Mason

Jasmine was inspired to assist families through pregnancy loss in 2018 after her second miscarriage. Jasmine initially started off with bereavement services and sending care packages (Madison Project Boxes in honor of Madison Renee who miscarried in 2018) to families in need of support during their pregnancy. Due to medical disparities in the birthing room, Jasmine decided to start assisting families through birth. Jasmine continued to build upon her training based off of the needs of the community. Jasmine wants to be the advocate for the community that she needed during her pregnancies. Jasmine has assisted over 60 families in 34 states (in person or virtually) across the United States.

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