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About Yoni Steaming

What is Yoni Steaming?

Yoni steaming is a practice in which a woman allows the warmth of herbal steam to permeate the exterior of her vagina. 

A yoni steam gently and effectively cleanses, tones and revitalizes your womb, providing you with wide ranging benefits for reproductive health — from reduced menstrual cramps, to increased fertility, to heightened pleasure during intimacy. Respected by healers around the globe, yoni steaming is an opportunity to reconnect with your body and utilize the wisdom of plant medicine to promote healing of your cycle.

A yoni steam is also known as a vaginal steam, v-steam, bajo or chai-yok.

Yoni Steam Benefits

🌿 Reduce symptoms of PMS, including pain, bloating and exhaustion.

🌿 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.

🌿 Increase libido, lubrication and fertility, while tightening the vagina.

🌿 Speed healing and tone the womb after birth.

🌿 Reduce uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse and endometriosis.

🌿 Assist with the repair of a vaginal tear or C-section incision.

🌿 Maintain proper reproductive system pH and hormone balance.

🌿 Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids.

🌿 Relieve chronic yeast infections/bacterial vaginosis and support healthy odor.

🌿 Ease symptoms of menopause including dryness or pain during intercourse.

🌿 Detoxify the womb and body.

🌿 Release stored emotions and tap into the energy that is our creative potential.

Experience the Difference

For millennia, women have shared this knowledge among one another, inspiring each other to connect with, love and heal our bodies. Today, countless women are rediscovering the practice, along with its vast and varied benefits.

How does a yoni steam work?

This ancient practice works by supporting your body through its natural processes.

Many reproductive challenges such as menstrual cramps and infertility are caused when there is excess build up of uterine lining that was not shed in previous cycles “encrusted” to the inside of the uterus. Because this material is built up over time, the uterus and the muscles around it work excessively hard to shed it, often causing pain and fatigue.

A yoni steam works by infusing medicinal herbs into water, causing the molecular compounds of the beneficial plants to bond with the water vapor. During a yoni steam, this warm, herb-infused water vapor gently permeates the pores of the exterior of the vagina (the tissue referred to as the vulva) as you sit over your steaming pot. The molecular compounds are carried through subtle channels of the vagina and the uterus where they work to held cleanse and shed any excess build up of lining, breakdown abnormalities, and tighten the vagina. In addition, the warmth increases circulation to the vulva, causing it to swell and expose the inner labial mucus membranes — enhancing libido and lubrication. This process supports our body to do its best work in the same way that drinking ginger tea might support more comfortable digestion. The result is a healthier, more pleasant cycle and a more connected woman. 

Yoni steaming is safe and effective

You may have read that some Western doctors are opposed to yoni steaming, disregarding it as unsafe or ineffective. This is in part due to a fundamental misunderstanding about how it works, so let’s clear that up first. Yoni steaming is does not blow steam into the uterus, nor is the intention to get plant material into the vagina, as indeed those actions would be very invasive. A yoni steam works in the subtle channels, and as long as the steam is not too hot, this gentle process is safe and non-invasive.

Secondly, most Western doctors do not have any experience with this ancient women’s practice, as it is not something they learned in medical school. Perhaps this is due in part to the lack of scientific studies on the topic, as Western medical practice tends to disregard anything for which there is "no evidence" (i.e. no peer reviewed scientific studies). However, there is mounting evidence of the benefits of yoni steaming in the form of women’s lived experience that will soon be difficult to ignore. We take thousands of years of women’s testimonials, including widespread success stories today, as valuable evidence while we await scientific studies. It is our great hope that doctors see the safety and effectiveness of this practice soon, so that even more women may benefit. In the mean time, read these testimonials from women who have tried yoni steaming.

Treat yourself to a yoni steam

A yoni steam is a simple and accessible practice for anyone with a vagina to do at home. A steaming session involves placing a pot of hot water and aromatic herbs under a seat with a hole in it, disrobing from the waist down, and sitting over the steam for 20-30 minutes while the steam gently permeates the skin. 


We are firm believers that information on how to yoni steam should be free to everyone, and that no certification should be required to treat yourself to this practice at home because it is based on folk wisdom. Get all the info you need to begin this powerful practice — including its history, the benefits, what herbs to use, why it works, and how to set up your own yoni steam — in our Free Yoni Steam Training. For more specific information on how to yoni steam for your unique circumstance, check out our Yoni Steam FAQ.



A yoni steam is generally a safe and effective practice that can be used by most women to support our bodies to function at their best. Still, it is important to keep a few things in mind as you prepare to do a yoni steam at home.

It is not recommended to yoni steam if you are pregnant, if you have an intrauterine device (IUD) or while you are menstruating. It is also wise to avoid yoni steaming in the case of a vaginal infection, illness or fever, or in the case of open wounds or inflammation. Finally, exercising simple caution during yoni steaming will help you to avoid burns. Never yoni steam with a continuous heat source, and test the temperature of the steam with the back of your hand before exposing your sensitive vaginal tissue. The steam should feel pleasantly warm, and you should immediately move away from the steam if it feels too hot.

Anytime we give ourselves and our precious bodies a treatment at home, we should be sure to do our research and listen to our intuition.

For more information on yoni steam contraindications, check out our FAQ.

Ready to yoni steam?

Start Your Practice

You can get the tools you need to start yoni steaming right here!

The Vibrant Souls Devi Steam™ is a carefully crafted yoni steaming blend that includes the highest quality aromatic, toning and healing herbs available. Our unique blend contains 100% organic and fair trade herbs, some rare, all of which healers and midwives have used throughout history to support the female reproductive system.  As the very first commercially available yoni steam blend, this proprietary formula has changed the lives of thousands of women.

We recommend that you yoni steam 2-3 times per month, so The Vibrant Souls Devi Steam® is available as a subscription! Purchase a Yoni Steam Seat to make your monthly steaming comfortable and convenient, or start with our yoni steam starter kit.