What does the word "yoni" mean?
The word, yoni, means the women's reproductive system in its entirety. A symbol of divine procreative energy. By steaming you treat the entire system, not just the vagina. In Sanskrit yoni literally means ‘source, womb, female genitalia’.
What is yoni steaming and how does it work?
Yoni steaming, also known as vaginal (V) steaming, is the process of steaming specific herbal blends to detoxify and restore the female reproductive system. It works by diffusing warm herbal steam through the exterior of the vagina. It involves placing a heat safe container of hot water and specific herbal blends under a seat with a hole in it, disrobing from the waist down, and sitting over the steam for about 20-40 minutes while the steam gently permeates the skin. *Detailed instructions for yoni steaming are included with each package of Pink Pearl Yoni Herbs.
What are the benefits of yoni steaming?
Some of the benefits of yoni steaming are, natural vaginal cleanse, regulated menstrual cycles, treatment of cysts, eliminate menstrual cramping and increased fertility. You are also likely to see great benefits from this ancient remedy if you suffer from uterine fibroids, perineal tears, bladder and yeast infections, hemorrhoids or scarring from C-sections, hysterectomies and laparoscopies. Yoni steaming is also recommended even if you are not experiencing any of the above, as it is a great way to soothe and pamper yourself, and is known to help relieve anxiety in most women. Please also see the ‘Benefits of Yoni Steaming” page for additional information.
Who should do a yoni steam?
Yoni steaming is a wonderful practice to reconnect with your body and especially your womb. We encourage most women to try a yoni steam.
Who should NOT do a yoni steam?
Yoni steaming is NOT recommended for use by Women struggling with estrogen dominance conditions. Not recommended for use in those with breast or ovarian cancer. Not for use in those with liver problems. Not for use in those on blood thinners. Do not use any of these herbs in combination with fertility drugs, hormone treatments, or hormonal birth control (Pill and IUD)! Use caution in those who have known allergies to Ragweed or other natural substances. DO NOT STEAM IF YOU ARE MENSTRUATING. DO NOT STEAM IF YOU ARE/MAY BE PREGNANT. DO NOT STEAM IF YOU HAVE AN ACUTE INTERNAL INFECTION OR A FEVER. DO NOT STEAM IF YOU HAVE OPEN SORES OR BLISTERS
Why should a yoni steam NOT be done during menstruation?
During menstruation, the uterus is already in its natural process of shedding and releasing. The added stimulation of a yoni steam may cause excessive bleeding, which can be even more harmful to women who already experience heavy bleeding during this time. For this reason, it is best to steam before or after your menstruation.
Why should a yoni steam NOT be done during pregnancy?
Yoni steams encourage the uterine lining to shed any excess build up each month. This is important to note because, in the case of pregnancy, the uterine lining is built up in order to create a nourishing haven for a fertilized egg and growing fetus. Therefore, anything that causes the uterus to contract and cleanse itself, such as a yoni steam, should be avoided so that the lining stays intact.
What should I expect after doing the steam?
Everyone’s experiences will vary after steaming. A slight tingling sensation in the vaginal area is healthy and is merely the steam at work. Some people have reported feeling intense arousal following a session. Also, you’re menstrual cycle can and does change after doing a yoni steam. Again, this is normal and nothing to cause alarm. Often, there is a great deal of debris that is "encrusted" to the inside of your womb, which is expelled after doing the yoni steam. This is a part of the detoxing period. The herbs have a powerful effect on the uterus, dislodging much of what is stuck. Sometimes this means your flow will be very heavy, dark and thick for just a day or two, and other times it just extends the length of your period to get it all out. Ultimately, your next periods will be much lighter and less painful. Besides feeling relaxed and pampered, you should not expect to see results immediately after the steam.
Does yoni steaming really work?
There will always be those who doubt remedies that are not proven by modern science. However, yoni steaming has been around for many centuries and has shown to be useful in aiding in the treatment of numerous conditions. It is an acclaimed treatment option according to the American Society of Holistic Medicine, as well as the American Association of Holistic Practitioners.
My doctor told me not to try vaginal steaming. Why would this be?
Some Western medical doctors can be resistant to the idea of ancient remedies. This is not because the treatments are dangerous or ineffective. It is simply because this is not taught in medical schools, and there are no scientific studies to "prove" its effectiveness. However, women who utilize this treatment understand that millennia of women's wisdom and testimonials are just as valid, if not more valuable, than a scientific study in a lab. We recommend that you ask your doctor his or her reasons for the resistance to the treatment to better understand if the recommendation to not steam is specifically related to your unique body and any medical conditions that you may have. Or is the discord for the treatment a general statement about the practice itself. Most importantly, listen to your own intuition as your guide and DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.
How often should I do a yoni steam?
As part of an overall self-care regime, we recommend that women steam two to three times per month, always during weeks in which you are not menstruating. Women who suffer from pain, bloating or exhaustion during menstruation should steam two to three times within the week before menstruation. Women who are experiencing fertility challenges should steam once per week, and maybe twice during pre-ovulation, to make sure that the tissue is moist and that the cervical fluids are clear and copious. They should expect to steam for three months before seeing results. For the postpartum, a yoni steam may be done three times per week for four weeks to facilitate healing and toning of the uterus and vagina (please be sure there are no open wounds and that you are no longer bleeding). Women who are experiencing or who have passed menopause should steam at least three times per year for maintenance, but may steam more often if it feels right. If your challenges are chronic, you may want to steam up to three times per week to ensure the greatest results. Also, see individual blends for steaming recommendations.
When is the best time of the month to steam?
You can steam at any time of the month, as long as you are not menstruating. It is typically recommended that for treating menstrual pain, you do you at least two vaginal steams in the week leading up to your period. After doing so, you will likely see a change in the fluid you pass when your period begins. You may also steam once after your cycle ends, to clear out any excess materials.
How long after birth should I wait to steam?
We recommend waiting until you are no longer bleeding before doing a yoni steam. Spotting, with dark colored blood, is okay. Obviously, in cases of extreme bleeding or hemorrhaging, a yoni steam would be contraindicated. There is not a point at which it is too late, as you will receive the benefits any time you decide to steam. Women who choose to do their first steam 4 or more months after giving birth often report getting their first cycle, even while still breastfeeding.
Can yoni steaming help with fertility struggles?
Yes! Yoni steaming has been acclaimed by many women to support with fertility. There may be many reasons for fertility challenges, but one of those reasons is induration (buildup of material) on the uterine wall. Yoni steaming helps to loosen that material and allow it to release through menstruation, making space for the fertilized egg to successfully attach itself. It is recommended to steam at least once per week, when you are not menstruating, for three months before expecting to see results. Do not try to conceive during the 3 months of yoni steam, as the cleansing action may prevent the fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall. After the 3 months of yoni steaming and abdominal massage therapy, you may resume trying to conceive and hopefully have successful conception within one to three cycles. It is also important to check with a doctor or qualified specialist to address any other potentially serious underlying health issues that may be causing your infertility. Many women also benefit from working with a naturopathic doctor or specialist to address nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle changes that can help.
How is vaginal steaming beneficial for women pre- or post-menopause?
Yoni steaming is a wonderful treatment for pre and post-menopausal women, as it may help shed excess uterine material as well as keep you connected to your powerful creative center. Whether it's used for cycling or menopausal women, the steam contains herbs that are specifically indicated to help cleanse the entire reproductive system and purge anything that is built up inside the uterus. It is recommended that women who have gone through menopause still steam at least three times per year. It is likely that built up material will come out every time. In addition, many have shared that steaming has helped with post-menopausal vaginal dryness, internal discomfort, and pain during intercourse.
Does yoni steaming increase sex drive?
Yes, yoni steaming can definitely increase sex drive! On an emotional level, yoni steaming supports us to cultivate a profound sense of self-love and increases our self-confidence (especially as it relates to our yonis!), which has great implications for a woman's sex life. On the physical level, yoni steaming increases circulation and increases lubrication, which is clearly great for the libido and sex life as well. In fact, the very act of steaming is slightly arousing, which helps us get turned on! Check out our “Touch Me” Blend which is specifically formulated to help get you in the mood.
Can vaginal steaming help with my uterine fibroid?
Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. A vaginal steam can aide your body in that the medicinal properties of the herbs can help the uterus to shed the excess/non-essential tissue or cells that are contained in the fibroid. The Pink Pearl Signature Blend contains Motherwort because this plant is thought to be especially useful for treating fibroids and polyps. The blend also contains calendula and rose petals, which help cleanse and nourish your healthy uterine tissue. The drawback is, you should not steam while you are bleeding, especially while bleeding heavily, as many women who suffer from uterine fibroids do frequently. When you are not bleeding, you may try a vaginal steam to gently but effectively encourage the uterus to take care of itself. Start by steaming twice per week, on the weeks that you are not menstruating, for 3-4 months to see if there is a difference in the symptoms.
How long will the Pink Pearl Yoni Steaming Herbs last?
As long as they are stored in a cool, dry place, our herbs will last for approximately two years. Beyond two years, the herbal blend will still work to some degree, but may be less aromatic and potent.
Are Pink Pearl’s products certified organic?
Although Pink Pearl’s end product is not certified organic; we are always committed to using natural, wild crafted and certified organic ingredients. The process by which products are certified organic is a timely and costly one that we look forward to undergoing in the future when we are ready.
Are Pink Pearl’s products gluten free?
Yes. All products are gluten-free.
Are Pink Peal’s products hypo-allergenic?
All ingredients are generally safe for all skin types, yet some people may still have individual allergies to certain plant botanicals. (The same holds true for any cosmetic or food ingredient). Those with sensitivity to plants should test for reaction by placing the herbs on the back of the hand. If itchiness or discomfort occurs, do not use. Use caution in those who have known allergies to Ragweed or other natural substances.
Are Pink Pearl’s products GMO-free?
Yes. Our products are created using non-GMO ingredients.
Is Pink Pearl’s herbal packaging safe for steaming?
Yes. All of our herbal packaging and stamping is safe for steaming. Feel to free to add our steam safe bags directly into the pot for your yoni steaming session. Or remove the herbs from the bag and steam that way. The bags are also washable and reusable.