When I move the FLOURISH clinic to a new office location this spring, I’ll no longer be offering Yoni Steams. My intention when I offered Yoni Steams (also called Vaginal Steams and V-Steams), was to bring awareness to this sacred healing therapy.

If you’ve been wanting to try one in the office, but haven’t been in yet, now’s your chance. Coming in for a steam also helps if you want a 1:1 tutorial on how to steam at home.

I’m offering discounts on first steams and steam with a friend options until I move. Learn more here.

While steaming at an office can provide guidance on herb choices and takes away the time it takes for preparation and clean-up, Yoni Steams are very easy to experience at home. 

In this blog, I’m going to share the simple step-by-step process to perform a steam at home and some basic herbs for a general relaxing steam. 

If you’re having any kind of symptoms, I would advise you to seek counsel on which herbs to use and when to steam. As a general rule, if you have a menstrual cycle, you should steam during ovulation and/or right before your menses and if you don’t have a cycle, you can steam anytime or use the moon cycle for guidance. 

How to prepare a yoni steam:

Step One

Dedicate a bowl that can set inside your toilet. I use stainless steel. You can use any material that won’t be affected by the boiling water.

Use a large enough bowl that it comes about even with the top of the toilet bowl just under the seat level.


step two

Prepare your herbs (see list below for choices).

Place 1-2 Tablespoons of each herb in your steam bowl for about 3/4-1 cup of herbs total.

Place the bowl with herbs directly into your toilet.


step three

Bring at least 2 quarts of water to a roaring boil and pour the water over the herbs.

Put down the toilet seat.


step four

Sit right down on the toilet and wrap yourself in warm blankets.


step five

Relax and let the steam enter your yoni.

Remain in place for 25-30 minutes or until the warmth dissipates.

Common herbs for home steams



Calendula is known to heal tissues and nourish the skin.

Energetically, it’s thought to move stuck emotions and aid in recovery and grief.



Chamomile is known to be very soothing to the vaginal muscles.

It’s great for the emotions and helps reduce irritability, anxiety, and to lessen emotional outbursts.



Lavender is known for it’s support in healing menstrual pain and to maintain a healthy uterus.

It’s very helpful for relaxation and rest.


Red Raspberry Leaf:

Red Raspberry is known in herbalism for it’s ability to help strengthen and tone the uterine muscles.

It’s also thought to nurture and protect the person receiving the steam.



Roses smell divine and encourage love and healing.

Red roses help with romantic, passionate love.

Pink roses help with self-love and self-acceptance.


*There are many other herbs to choose for steaming. This list seems to be the most pleasing and most tolerated choices.



I hope this helps provide a simple guide for Yoni Steams at home. Please let me know what questions you have. If you’d like to take advantage of this last month of steams at FLOURISH, learn more here

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