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FAQ's - Vaginal Steaming

· Vaginal Steam,Women's Health,Organic Skincare

Frequently Asked Steaming Questions...

Hey Ladies! I've been receiving questions, all similar in nature, concerning the precious gift of Vaginal Steaming - Hip Baths.

In this article I'll be answering common questions and covering concerns you may have; in hopes to bring clarity and reassurance to the minds of many women. I understand steaming may be new for many of us.


So let's jump right in.

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When is the best time of month to steam?

You can steam at any time of the month, as long as you are not menstruating.

When should I NOT steam?

Although steaming is gentle and painless steaming should be avoided if you are menstruating, pregnant or expected pregnancy, have an Implant, IUD, or Nuva Ring, or have vaginal sores, blisters or wounds!

How often should I steam?

As part of an overall self-care regime, we recommend that women steam 1-2 times per month. Always during weeks in which you are not menstruating.

Women who suffer from pain, bloating or exhaustion during menstruation should steam 2-3 times within the week before menstruation. Steaming after your menses is a great way to freshen up, similar to the reason some women choose to douche (which is bad by the way).

Women who are experiencing fertility challenges should steam once per week. Expect to steam for 3 months before seeing results.

For the postpartum, a vaginal steam may be done up to 3 times per week for 4 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.

Why should steaming not be done during menstruation?

During menstruation, the uterus is in its natural process of shedding and releasing. Because this is already an intense, downward moving energy, the added stimulation of a steam may cause heavy bleeding and excess material to flow out. For this reason, it is best to steam on the weeks you're not menstruating.

Why should steaming not be done during pregnancy?

Vaginal 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 vaginal steam, should be avoided so that the lining stays intact.

Why isn't it recommended that women with an Intrauterine Device (IUD) steam?

It is not recommended for women with any kind of IUD to steam because it could disrupt the hormone therapy that the contraceptive provides; altering the effectiveness of the IUD.

The medicinal properties of the herbs are intended to cause the uterus to contract and shed its lining. When an IUD is present, the risk is that this could cause the uterine tissue to shed or contract in such a way that could dislodge, shift or expel the IUD.

In fact, vaginal steams are held in such high esteem because of the plant's ability to increase fertility in women. With that said, some women with IUDs have tried steaming and have reported great results, including reduced cramps during menstruation.

However, I do not advocate for steaming with an IUD, and doing so is at your own risk.

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What herbs are used for steaming and why?

Lavender: One of the most relaxing herbs we have, lavender supports healing, and it also promotes menstrual flow.

Yarrow: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, yarrow is great for regulating menstrual flow, treating ovarian cysts and supporting overall uterine health.

Motherwort: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, motherwort strengthens and relaxes uterine muscles, ease uterine cramping, and may help treat uterine fibroids.

Burdock Root: Aids in cleansing the blood and detoxing the liver for hormone balance

Calendula: Aids in healing of scar tissue, vaginal tears of hemorrhoids. Rose Petals: A relaxing, uplifting and astringent herb that is wonderful for pampering

Holy Basil: Adaptogen herb, rich in antioxidants and renowned for its restorative and immune balancing powers.

Raspberry Leaf: Astringent, helps tighten and tone uterine and pelvic muscles, increases fertility

And much more...

What should I expect after doing a steam?

Your menstrual cycle can and does change after steaming!


Often, there is a great deal of material that is "encrusted" to the inside of the womb, which is expelled naturally, some time after steaming. 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 over time beloved, your next periods will be much lighter and more pleasant than ever before. Other than feeling relaxed and pampered, you should not expect to see results immediately after the steam, there will be no visible discharge at that time.

How long after birth should I wait to steam?

I recommend waiting until you are no longer bleeding before vaginal steaming. Spotting, with dark colored blood, is okay. Obviously, in case of extreme bleeding of hemorrhaging, a steam would be contraindicated. There is no point at which it is too late, as you will receive benefits anytime you decide to steam.

I am struggling with fertility challenges, can steaming help?

Yes! Yes! Yes! Steaming has been seen by many women to support with fertility. There may be many reasons for fertility changes, but one of those reasons is induration (build up of material) on the uterine wall. Steaming helps to loosen that material and allow it to release through menstruation, making space for the fertilized egg to successfully attach itself.

Combining steaming with abdominal massage therapy is great. I recommend 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 vaginal steaming, as the cleansing action may prevent the fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall.

I have uterine fibroids. How can vaginal steaming help me?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus. A vaginal steam may support this issue in that the medicinal properties of the herbs would help the uterus to shed the excess/non-essential tissue or cells, in this case the tumorous ones. Our Vaginal Steaming herbs contains Motherwort because this plant is thought to be especially useful for treating fibroid and polyps. The blend also contains Calendula and Rose Petals, which serves to cleanse and nourish your healthy uterine tissue. BUT, never steam while you are bleeding, especially while bleeding heavily, as it is often the case with uterine fibroids. 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 shift.

How is vaginal steaming beneficial for women pre or post menopause?

Vaginal steaming is a wonderful treatment for pre or post menopause women, as it may help shed excess uterine material as well as keep you connected to your powerful creative center. 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. Many have shared that steaming had helped with post-menopausal vaginal dryness, internal discomfort, and pain during intercourse.

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I've had a partial or total hysterectomy. Are there any benefits of vaginal steaming for me?

Steaming is great for all aspects of female health, so it can definitely still be beneficial for you! Although all or part of the physical uterus may have been removed, the energetic center remains and can benefit from the warmth and clearing. Steaming is also great for increasing circulation, eliminating odor and eliminating bacterial infection such as yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, cervicitis, and trichomoniasis. And of course it is also a wonderful way to relax and pamper yourself, which is always a lovely benefit.

Isn't it contraindicated to steam if I have a bacterial infection (i.e. bacterial infection, yeast infection, or bacterial vaginosis)?

On one hand, some say it is contraindicated to steam with any kind of bacterial infection, because, in general. introducing heat and moisture to a bacterial infection is not the best way to treat it. On the other hand, if you are using anti-microbial (anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal) herbs like lavender, then you may actually be effectively treating the infection by killing the microbes that cause it. We have heard testimonies of women who have experienced thorough relief form yeast infections, bladder infection, and bacterial vaginosis. The steam is worth a try if you are experiencing chronic systems.

Does 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 vagina), which has great implications for a woman's sex life. On the physical level, yoni steaming increases circulation and increase lubrication, which is clearly great for the libido and sex life as well. Our vaginal tissue is tightened as well, improving sensation. In fact, the act of steaming is slightly arousing, which helps us get turned on!

Does steaming really work?

Yoni steaming is an ancient secret that has stood the test of time. For generations, women have shared their success stories among one another, and only now beginning to share them with the world.

My doctor told me to not try vaginal steaming, why would this be?

Some Western medical doctors may be resistant to the idea of vaginal steaming. This is not because the treatment is dangerous or ineffective. It is simply because this is an ancient remedy that is not taught in medical schools, and there are no scientific studies to "prove" it's effectiveness, and Western doctors often feel quite uncomfortable about it as a result. Keep in mind, we live in a "left-brain" patriarchal society that has steered away from honoring the feminine. 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 body, or is a general statement about the practice itself. Most importantly, listen to your own intuition as your guide to honoring your body.

Can I use essential oils of herbs?

No! Please do not use essential oils, as they are far too potent for this purpose, potentially causing damage. Only use fresh or dry herbs.

Are Inspire Organics herbs organic?

Absolutely. We are always committed to using organic, natural, wild crafted and certified plant ingredients!

Are Inspire Organics products hypo-allergenic?

The ingredients are usually safe for all skin types, yet some 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.

We offer an open disclosure policy regarding ingredients, so if there is any particular botanical you seek to avoid, you will see it clearly on the label.

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- Shavonne

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