Bajos | Vaginal Steams

Bajos | Vaginal Steams

Yoni Steams | Vaginal Steaming | V Steam | Bajos 

Maya healers and midwives used steams for centuries. Bajos means “down low” in Spanish. Bajos is a warm steam bath for the vagina. Vaginal steams are very effective treatment and are indicated for many common female complaints. Many women have poor circulation to the pelvis thus resulting in stagnation, so the warmth can support many common female issues caused by cold stagnation. Yoni Steams are a beautiful way to bring warm steam and heat to the pelvis and to the womb by increasing circulation and energy flow. The moist heat opens up the pores of the tissues and the botanical infused water vapor delivers the medicinal benefits of the plants, including volatile oils directly to the pelvic tissue. Vaginal tissue is one of the most absorbent of the entire female body so Yoni steams can be very supportive to women’s health. We choose specific herbs to increase the healing benefits of the steam. The herbs chosen are dependent on the condition being treated. We usually choose herbs that stimulate circulation to the pelvis, cleanse, tone, nourish or heal the tissues. This modality is used for fertility, postpartum, post miscarriage, post DNC, for endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, constipation, etc. I have never used this modality on its own, as it is intended to be an adjunct therapy for healing, with nutritional guidance, herbal tinctures, teas and Maya abdominal massage, yet I am sure you will have wonderful results!



  • Dark blood at the beginning or end of the menstrual cycle
  • Postpartum and post miscarriage or post DNC
  • Menstrual Complaints & Irregular Cycles
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic MuscleTension, Pelvic Pain
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Dysmenorrhea, Amenorrhea
  • Hemorrhoids,Constipation
  • Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts,PCOS
  • Fertility, Infertility, Conception preparation



  • When infection is present
  • During Pregnancy
  • During Menstruation
  • If there are symptoms of damp or moist heat in the pelvis, vagina or colon i.e.: vaginal infection, candida, yeast infection, bacterial infection, herpes outbreak.



  • For preventative care – 1 week before the 1st day of bleeding.
  • For cysts, prolapse, pelvic pain, fibroids, endometriosis– 2 – 4 x a week
  • After a DNC or miscarriage – wait 3 weeks; make sure there is no infection prior to steaming.
  • Post delivery, wait 6-8 weeks, making sure you are not bleeding and there is no infection.



  • You should expect changes in vaginal discharge, and a shift in your menstrual blood, duration of cycle and onset can shift as well. These are normal cleansing reactions and a good sign that your womb is cleansing.


Commonly Used Medicinal Plants

  • It is preferable to use dried herbs unless you are using rosemary, juniper or cedar – you can use those plants when they are fresh as they contain a high amount of volatile oils when fresh.
  • The typical ratio is 1 Quart of fresh herb or 1 Cup of dry for a large pot of water. Choose 1-5 herbs for your steam.
  • You can choose plants that you have a spiritual connection with that may not be specific for the physical ailment but will support your emotional well being.

Herbs to Consider

  • Herbs that have an affinity for the urinary and reproductive organs; Red Raspberry Leaf, Juniper, Motherwort, Peony and Dong Quai.
  • Herbs that contain volatile oils; Basil, Oregano, Lavender, Rosemary, Marigold, Garden Sage, Peppermint and Lemon Balm.
  • Herbs that are astringent or tonifying; Witch Hazel, Yarrow, Cedar Berries, Rose and Juniper.
  • Traditional herbs the Maya use are Oregano, Basil, Marigold, Rosemary, Chamomile, Damiana, Plantain, Yarrow.

** PLEASE DO NOT use essential oils in your steam, this is because they may burn the delicate tissues of the genitals


How to Set Up & Prepare your Steam

  • It is important when working with the plants that you build a relationship with them. You can do this by asking the plants and the water to help you in what you are trying to heal at that time.
  • Choose your formula.
  • 1 qt. fresh herb or 1 cup dry.
  • Place herbs in a pot of lukewarm water.
  • If possible, let sit in the moon light overnight, imbuing the water and plants with the moonlight, with your prayers and allowing the water and plants to absorb each other.
  • The following day, bring to a gentle simmer with the lid on for 20 minutes.
  • Set up your steam space; turn off your phone, put music on if you’d like, or grab your favorite book, light candles, or make a cup of tea to enjoy while you are steaming.
  • Once you are set up pour your steam water into a different pot as to avoid burning the floor.
  • Place your steam pot under a slotted chair, step stool with slot, lawn chair or steam stool.
  • Remove your clothes from the waist down, leaving your socks on, keeping your upper body warm.
  • Sit on your designated seat over the steaming herbs making sure the steam pot is placed underneath the body so the steam gets to the perineum.
  • Drape your lower body with blankets that extend all the way to the floor to ensure the steam is contained.
  • Be careful not to burn yourself. If necessary, create a small vent to allow excess steam to escape, it should feel pleasant.
  • Sit over your steam for about 15-20 min. depending on the temperature.
  • Simply enjoy the healing and nurturing time you have set aside for yourself.
  • When you are done, dry yourself off.
  • Rest quietly after the steam in a warm room, free of drafts, open windows or air conditioning, for at least 20 minutes.
  • When you get up, dress warmly and protect yourself from cold drafts or sudden temperature changes for 24 hours.
  • Release the herbs and water back to the earth –  giving thanks for their support in your healing.

Comments (189)

  • Sharon Johnson says:

    Where can I purchase a V-steam chair and equipment?

  • Melanie Swan says:

    thanks for the clear directions, I’ll give this a go 🙂

  • toni says:

    When steaming for endometriosis, fibroids, cysts and infertility, what’d the best herb to use?

    • Naomi says:

      The more cleansing, nourishing & stimulating herbs – comfrey, calendula, lemon balm, basil, rose, garlic paper (not cloves).

      • Maria says:

        Just had cyst removed, but I’m still PCOS, now I’ve developed a polyp, can get UTI after intercourse, what’s the best way to go about it… Should I use the flower of the rose or just the leaf? Thank you… This is very helpful.

        • Naomi says:

          Hi Maria, I would use the flower – both are astringent and tonifying. I would recommend finding a local therapist who specialized in Maya abdominal therapy to work with if you can.

      • Serena Simi says:

        Thank you for the clarity. I am trying for the first time, a premixed package I purchased, but have been looking for a specific blend relating to fibroids. Thanks! (Now just waiting for the right point in my cycle??)

        • Naomi Boggs says:

          You can steam anytime really, I just prefer to avoid steaming at menses unless a qualified practitioner is working with you. I would also let you know that castor oil is often used with great success externally as a hot compress.

  • vanessa says:

    Would a vaginal steam help with blocked fallopian tubes and which herbs would be best to use..?

    • Naomi says:

      yes – the herbs on the post are great.

      • Ty says:

        Is there somewhere to get prepared kits for blocked Fallopian tubes or instructions on how to prepare the herbal treatment? Do you sell them or can you guide me to someone who does?

        • Naomi Boggs says:

          Hi, I would need more information but yes. I make formulas for the womb and healing the womb and ovaries and fallopian tubes. You may also want to work with a maya abdominal therapist to have them work directly on the belly and womb area to help support the herbal formulas.

  • Amy says:

    When is the best time to steam postpartum? I delivered 6 days ago, baby #5. I have uterine prolapse since #4, and heard this was healing for after birth. I did bleed a lot after birth this time, and I had to have a shot of pitocin. Other than that, things have been fine. I stopped bleeding yesterday, so I planned to try one tonight, but started bleeding again today. Wondering if I need to wait until the lochia completely stops. I had heard that these should be done within the first 10 days postpartum. Thanks for your insight!

  • Amy says:

    How long after you do this will your body change, discharge and old blood removal??!! Will it stop after a few cycles?

    • Naomi says:

      Amy, I would suggest working with a maya practitioner also to help being the organs back into place in conjunction with the steam as well as specific yoga poses to support the movement. There are also practitioners that specialize in Holistic Pelvic Health that can really help you in your situation.

  • olivia says:

    Can this help with a cystosele grade 2?

    • Naomi says:

      Yes Oliiva, It can. I would use in conjunction with a nutritional protocol as well as herbal support. Also, if you can find a local Maya Abdominal therapist that would be beneficial as well.

  • claris says:

    I think i have a uterine prolapse grade 2 .my cervix is near to the opening of my private part..i need help can maya massage cure this condition?and can herbs help me with this ?

    • Naomi says:

      Maya massage will defiantly help Claris, I can’t say the word “cure” legally:) Maya Abdominal Therapy used in conjunction with yoni steams and self care. I think you can defiantly find some relief! I would also suggest checking out – Tami Kent’s work with Holistic Pelvic Care – if the two modalities could be used together that would be most exceptional. I would also look into yoga poses too, there are a few restorative poses that can be beneficial in your situation. Wishing you well, naomi

  • Celia D says:

    Hi! I have cervical stenosis after a cone biopsy, how often would u recommend doing a vag steam bath if im trying to conceive? I do get periods reg. I have no kids and would luv to get pregnant! Would u recommend to do a vag steam bath wile on period? Also should i do them before or after period?

    • Naomi says:

      Never do a steam when you are on your period. I would suggest a few times a week with Maya Abdominal Therapy and herbal medicine internally of course and maybe even some nutritional support. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  • patrice says:

    will this work for a yeast infection and if so what kind of herbs can i use

    • Naomi says:

      I consider yeast infections to be a hot moist condition, so I would you rather treat that without the moist heat. If I were you, I would look into internal herbal suppositories, acidophilus and avoid sugar, yeast containing foods, and alcohol. Applying fresh organic, non-GMO plain yogurt topically and then wash with warm water and then use a spray that contains 1 part water, 1 apple cider vinegar and 1/4 part organic aloe with 1 single drop of lavender essential oil or tea tree. Best of Luck

  • Nokwazi Mlondo says:

    Hi there

    My sister and I are in the planning process of opening a spa here in South Africa ( KwaZulu Natal – Durban) . We would like to offer this service. How can we become stockists? How much for the products for steaming for the different conditions and how much is the stool?

    Contact details : Noks 0763403031 Zeyma 0614076432

  • Colee says:

    I just started spotting and the beginning of my cycle. Can I do the steam now? Can I do the steam after my cycle? Or is it best to wait until my next one? Thank you! I feel that it’s so important for us women to remember and relearn how to honor and care for the precious cycles and power that we hold!

  • Colee says:

    Lol 🙂 didn’t select that I want to be notified on future comments. Now I have 🙂 thanks again

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      • naz says:


        m suffering from uti since last 2years and inspite of many antibiotics it jst remain the same after 1-2 months of medcines . m also facing infertility due to follipion tubes issue n married since 4 years . should i go for steaming n which herbs would b best for me

        • Naomi Boggs says:

          Yes steaming and I would also do a womb cleanse… I have a few formulas that would be a good fit for you. I haven’t gotten them online yet so email or call me to order.

  • Nicole says:

    Hi, I just found out about vaginal steaming and want to give it a try, however I just had a LEEP procedure done yesterday. I know I should wait a certain amount of time but how long? A week or two .. or longer? Any ideas?

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Wait until you are fully healed and there is no chance for infection. 🙂
      I apologize for not responding. I didn’t receive any notifications that there were so many posts or questions.

  • Angela says:

    Hello, I live in Italy and just discovered, today, this wonderful technique. I am premenopausal so have a lot of problems with spotting, cysts and fibroids. I noticed today that I also had a strong odor I didn’t like down there. Despite the recommendations to wait until period is over, I went ahead anyway and did my vaginal steam bath in my bidet. The bidet, if you have one is perfect for this wonderful ritual. I can say afterwards, I felt reborn. I used fresh Rosemary and Sage. Then I did use mint, Rosemary, lemongrass and tea tree oil essential oils. What an amazing experience. Thank you for putting up all of the wonderful info on your site. I read through the posts with keen enthusiasm.

  • kalie says:

    what steam should i use for pcos, infertility and a retroverted uterus

  • Joy Bright says:

    I came across this site and love it. My doctor said I have a big womb which is caused by an abortion I did some time ago and I have a fibroid too outside my uterus .I want to be pregnant .how can I treat this with steaming and what herb is the best for my case

  • This is a totally new concept for me. I will be following post. Would love to expand my knowledge of this practice, not only for myself but to share with daughter, daughter in law and granddaughters…hopefully live long enough to share with my new great-granddaughter!!

  • chris says:

    what would the room smell like post steaming? I am very concerned about lingering/strong odours that would affect the rest of our operations.

  • lynn says:

    are vaginal steams ever used post-hysterectomy?

  • Sarah says:

    Do you have any specific herb suggestions to help regulate the menstrual cycle? I have very irregular periods.

    I’m 21 and stopped taking birth control around 1 year ago in hopes cleansing and healing my body from these synthetic hormones.

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      yes I do. Check out my apothecary page. Link to the etsy shop is on the bottom. I would go with the wise womb healing tea, tonic and steam. The tonics aren’t available yet. They will be in a few weeks.

  • Nancy says:

    Could this help with menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and insomnia? Also, I have a discharge that my doctor says is a “dystrophic uterus.” Is that a damp condition or would it be helped by steaming?

  • Lolly says:

    What herbs do you recommend for dryness caused by menopause.

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Calendula, comfrey, juniper are good places to start for tonifying. I would also look into herbal bolus inserted vaginally with herbs powdered herbs like marshmallow root and other mucilaginous and healing herbs. I would also look into internal formulas to support your healing.

  • Ricki says:

    How is the herbs kept hot under the seat? Also do you have an herb or powder that tightens the vaginal walls?

  • Parke says:

    Which herbs should i use for a very irregular cycle( may be bce of PCO)? Pls help?

  • Penny says:


    I was due for periods on this Feb 5th so i did the yoni steam at home as instructed on Feb 1. Feb 2nd onwards i have some clots & spotting until Feb 4th. There were dark clots as well. I assume it was cleansing phase. Also i did not experience any cramps which i usually do. However, today being feb 5th i was expecting my periods to begin,. but it din start.. do i have anything to worry about? Also, i do not have any Gyneac related problem like PCOS,cysts,fibroids etc. I have a good health otherwise. Please suggest.

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      My guess is you are fine. steams are just helping to cleanse, heal and tonify. I would use them in conjunction with self care massage and herbal formulas. Its ok to have had clots pass, that’s part of it. I would need more background on your history to delve into more detail.

  • ama says:

    greetings! Thank you very much for sharing this valuable information! i have one question: how much water do you recommend immersing the herbs in for abajo?

  • Mimi says:

    What herbs would you recommend be used for a steam treating PCOS and infertility? I am currently using clomid this cycle as well. How many days should I steam (3x during the week after my cycle ends? more? less?) ? How much of each herb should I use and where is a good place to get them?

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      HI, Thanks for writing. So yes steaming can be a great adjunct to other self care remedies, herbal and nutritional protocol as well as working with a Maya practitioner. I have a formula called cleanse and restore – I advocate using that formula about 3x a week and used in conjunction with herbal infused castor oil packs, nutritional and herbal support.
      I have a few formulas on the apothecary page. I will have more soon:)
      Let me know if I can be of any more support.

  • trease#1 says:

    hey I hada hsg done in 2011 and showed I had blocked tubes due to pid ..Whatdoyousuggest

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Hi, I would ask that you set up a Skype session with me so I can go into greater detail with you and whats going on with your health. For now, steaming and self massage and wonderful self care tools to use as well as herbal infused castor oil packs (found on my apothecary page) Let me know if I can be of more help.

  • Sophia. says:


    First, I wanna thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiencen and for giving us women the opportunity to discuss these matters with a professional.

    I was wondering how long does it take to have positive results to healing endometriosis and what herbs are more effective ?

    Also, is a vagina steam recommanded for Human papillomavirus ?

    Thank you very much !

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      HI, Thanks for your note. With Endo I would suggest an herbal, nutritional, supplemental protocol. With that I would say 3-6 months having results, and depending on how much scar tissue has formed in the body a year to heal fully. Vaginal steams can be used in conjunction with other remedies, herbal, nutritional and other for HPV:) I would recommend my Cleanse and Restore Formula.

  • Sarah says:

    Hi, My mother is having some prolapse issues – I think uterine and I was guessing I would use the tonifying with her? Is this so? She also recently had colon surgery. If you can offer help with this we appreciate it. Thank you for sharing this knowledge! Great website!

  • Ricki says:

    I see a picture of the steam set up is that a burner you have under the stool? Also when will you have the clean and restore herbs available? if not soon, can the other herb mixes be used for the same purpose? You have a break down of what is in one of the blends but not for the others is there a reason?

  • […] First off, “yoni” is the Sanskrit word for “vagina”. I first heard about yoni steaming from a close friend about 4 years ago. She had tried it for some issues she was having and her results were amazing! I always said I wanted to try it, but the lady she went to was all the way in Washington, DC and I was in Nashville, TN. Quite a distance. Seeing as though I have never had any reproductive problems, I kinda just put it on my bucket list, but didn’t worry too much about making it happen. Fast forward to a couple months ago and I finally decided to do my research and do one myself. I found the most helpful info from this blog but this one was helpful as well. […]

  • Cat Blue says:

    Thanks for this wealth of information about bajos! I have a history of fibroids and so I wanted to try this. However, a recent visit to my RE showed cysts on both ovaries, fluid in both Fallopian tubes and fluid in my uterus. YIKES! This is all after my first ever medicated cycle (a small dose of Clomid, 12.5mg for 5 days). I suspect Clomid caused the cysts, but I have no idea why there is suddenly fluid in my tubes and uterus. My RE thinks it may be caused by scar tissue from my fibroid surgery, but that was a year and a half ago. Would a bajo help or is what I have considered a “damp” condition? Thanks for your insight!

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Beautiful! My honor.

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      HI, Cat Blue – I missed this one.

      Yes it would be indicated – I would go with the Wise Womb – tonifying, healing and cleanse and restore done in conjunction with herbal infused castor oil packs and I would also want to mention my Wise Womb – cleanse and restore tonic for a minimum of 3 months. There are a few other nutritional recommendations like minimize or eliminate caffeine and sugar to start. If you need any more support we can set up a Skype call and get you on a program.

  • Beth says:

    I have pcos. What herbs from your store should I get to do v steam with?

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Hi Beth, I would go with my Cleanse and Restore blend – and also I have a few other things I would do as well. Similar to what I told Cat Blue below. Let me know if I can support you in any way. We can schedule a Skype call to get you started on a program.

  • Darlene says:

    I am interested in adding this to my practice. I am looking for a good blend of herbs and some nice chairs for my wellness center in California.

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      HI Darlene, I would love to help you figure out what you need. I would recommend having a few blends. I am working on offering a bulk discounts. I would also want to schedule a phone consult to make sure you have all the information one would need to offer these safely to their community. Wha tot expect, how to prepare, how to hold space for the client, knowing possible reactions to steams etc. Let me know if you are interested. Aloha – naomi

  • Amina says:

    Thank you for sharing. Do you know if Aloe Vera plant can be used for V steaming please?

  • Jacq says:

    Hi! Thank you so much for all this information. I have suffered painful periods my whole life and would like to try vaginal steaming, but i am currently trying to fall pregnant. Are there are dangers associated with vaginal steaming while trying to fall pregnant, or is there a safer time to practise this during my cycle?

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Steams are only administered when you know you are not pregnant, so I would wait until you know for sure. Then you can do a few until you try again.
      Blessings – n

  • char says:

    I’m 46 and have 2 adult children. I had a tubal 2(cut and burn) 20 years ago and today my partner and I would like to have a child. What is your recommendation I believe all things are possible.

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      That is a good question and I don’t feel comfortable replying to your question over the blog post. I would really need a lot more information and I am happy to schedule a phone consult with you. Let me know. Blessings – n

  • Lisa says:

    Hello, I am 48 and in peri menopause, when is the best time to steam and how often? Thank you.

  • Kimmy says:

    I used a Yoni steam over a week ago After I inserted my hormonal ring. As of today, i am still spotting. I dissipates in the evening, becoming very dark.Then in the morning bright red. It not alot of blood/tissue. Is this normal?

  • Ricki says:

    Hello, I am a 37 year old woman. I have never had a child . My partner and I would like to get pregnant do you have anything that could help?

  • Lola says:

    I am confused on the measurements…I am using basil, oregano, calendula and pink rose petals and i am planning on steaming tomorrow. How much water and herbs should I use? I was told 1 cup of dry herbs, so is that one cup of each herb or one cup of the combined herbs….please let me know soon! Thank you so much

  • courtney says:

    I read about the yoni steam a couple of months ago and have been very excited to try it; however, I recently read that you shouldn’t do one if you have an IUD. I’m trying to find more information on if it is safe to do a steam with an IUD, and why it may be cautioned against doing so. Thank you for your wonderful article!

  • Paula E Orr says:

    I am a gynecologist and interested in learning more about this. I think I may be interested in setting this up in my practice. What is required to do this

  • Nicole says:

    Which steam do you recommend for regaining regular menstrual cycle. I’m 13 months postpartum and my periods are now irregular. Thank you!

  • Lorraine says:

    Okay, I’ve read all the comments and was hoping someone would ask. I’ve never been sexually active and in my late 30s. I have brown blood at the beginning and end of my menses. And at the end it doesn’t smell so great. Is it safe for me to steam if I still have a hymen? Thanks

  • Deneen says:

    I was recently diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis. I also have fibroids and have been bleeding daily (lightly) since 2013. I use Clobetasol twice daily. I started two days ago and my labia is beginning to shrink. Can vaginal steams help?

  • Leah says:

    Hi Naomi,
    What if I don’t want to become pregnant and do a vaginal steam? I am taking the birth control pill and I am wondering if the steam will affect its effectiveness? Thank you.

  • Latifa Lipton says:

    Hi Naomi….thanks so much for all the information you are sharing and your wonderful site. 2 questions…one I bought the stool from Phil and am wondering how far from the vagina the pot of herbs is supposed to be? Do you just set it on the floor or raise it up a little? In your pic it looks like it’s up a bit from the floor closer to the seat.
    Secondly I have vaginal pain/itching and stenosis, due to radiation from uterine cancer and scaring from tearing during sex years ago when I should have been using a lub. I am in my early 60’s and thru menopause. I had been doing PT with a pelvic pain physical therapist, and am continuing with vaginal stretching and exercises for my condition, and am getting ready to add the steam. What herbs would you recommend for scar tissue and releasing the tissues/relaxing the muscles and lubrication?

    Thank you!

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Hi, Thank you for sharing! There are a few questions in there. I would do herbs that are nourishing and lubricating, I do have a healing formula that would be a good match for you, its on my apothecary page. I like the pot close but not to close:) So you don’t burn yourself. Roses are always helpful with your condition as well as calendula and basil.

  • Oswalda says:

    Hi. I’m new to the yoni steaming. I was wondering if the steaming is hood for cramps and what herb should I use. Because every month I’ve been experiencing bad cramps, gas and dark blood before and after period. PLEASE HELP ME

  • Kiarre says:

    Hello. I didn’t know that the bajos are contraindicated during menses until after I did one during menses! Now I feel very nervous that I may encounter an adverse effect or health hazard. Why is steaming not indicated while menstruation??

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Hi! I am sure you’ll be fine. Its contraindicated because while menstrual blood wants to move out and down and the steam moves up and in, its a contradiction in the energy flow which if done too often can be an issue.

  • Jessi Ash says:

    I was recently diagnosed with Adenomyosis. I’m in tons of pain. Please help

  • Kristen says:

    Hi! I have never tried steaming but am about to embark on the endeavor. I experience vaginal dryness and severe cramping/heavy bleeding with menstruation but also frequent UTIs. Which formulas do you recommend that I order from you? Thanks!

  • Spirit Overflowing says:

    Hi, are steams safe and or helpful for cervical cancer? My friend was just diagnosed, and is going to be starting a herbal suppository protocol. Would steaming be helpful or harmful?

    Thank you!

  • Sylvana says:

    Hi Naomi! How far along postpartum is it recommended to do a v-steam? I would like to offer this to my pp mama clients. Is Phil still making the seats for purchase? Would it be ok to use this on my clients or should I just use their personal toilets (to be safe)?

  • Shannon williams says:

    Hello Naomi I don’t know if you have answered this question already or not but what is the name of the pot that blows out continuous steam. I can’t find it anywherr

  • Serena S. says:

    Hi there,

    Quick testimonial. (I can get long and so will attempt here to be brief- no promises.)

    Since my tubal ligation in 2004, my cycles have been less then wonderful. Premenstrual symptoms have been, for lack of a better word, insane. My periods have been very, very heavy (I ruined office chairs every time), and in the last two years, I have been cycling TWICE a month.

    Not just spotting, mind you. No. I fully cycled, complete with weepy, demanding ovulation, hideous PMS, gory 7-8 day bleeding, complete with teenager level cramping..again, TWICE A MONTH.

    I also have a doctor phobia, so you know…I put it off and ruined chairs (and dignity, comfort) until 2014.

    After seven doctor’s visits (GP, lab, GYN, lab, GYN, ultrasound, GYN followup) I was told this:

    NO CANCER (yay) but:

    a) My left ovary is mysteriously squashed in appearance. That’s it. No recommendation, no thoughts on why. Just “it’s misshapen” and that’s that.

    b) An extremely large dark spot, referred to as a fibroid, the size of a walnut, inside of my ovary. (Doc described the average fibroid as half a fingernail in size.)

    c) The solution, intrauterine ablation., The cost (on top of my insurance) $2,800, in cash, before surgery. My job, tier one CSR for a telecom company.

    So, I continued wrecking office furniture and awesome favorite jeans- another year.

    Then I steamed. I didn’t even steam right, because my tools are limited. I scrubbed out/drained the toilet, and used it. I don’t think I got the heat high enough, because I never felt, you know, really steamy- but I didn’t want to risk cracking the bowl. I did feel a little silly, but being in the throws of that month’s second PMS, I had been feeling a lot worse, anyway. I only did it once, too- because I started my period too fast (two days) after the experiment.

    The next period was admittedly a horror. I mean really gory. Like, maybe I was passing something large out of my uterus, again and again…something like a fibroid?

    Whatever the case may be, it was 21 days before I had another period. It has BEEN once a month. If it weren’t for the highly successful tubal ligation, I would’ve suspected pregnancy for all the luxurious slowness of cycle..

    I didn’t write in for several months because I kept thinking it was a fluke…but for three months I have been on track. My cycles are now 6-7 days, with heavy flow only one one day, and typically manageable. I did notice a little increase this time, but I have plenty of herbs left, and steam again this month when I feel PMS (which is still kind of psycho) ramping up again.

    I figure that what I had was not a fibroid, but rather a build up, which was never fully completely emptied. Since the uterine lining releases the lady hormones, I think the backup began to throw me off, and I just couldn’t get it all taken care of- even with my body on overdrive trying to take care of itself. I think the astringent effect of the steam did exactly what it said it would do for my uterus. (No word yet on the ovary..still hurts at ovulation, every other cycle.)

    I read a lot of information on line before I decided to try steaming. The worst of the articles made it seem like a completely frivolous, silly spa treatment good for making money, and stupid videos.

    I’m very, very glad I tried it anyway. The results have sincerely on the level of miraculous for me.

    Thanks 🙂

  • claira says:

    Hello Naomi,

    I would really appreciate some guidance,
    I did a rosemary steam about a week after my period ended.
    Now I am two weeks late for my next period.
    I did an oregano steam after it was a week late in the hope that would kick start it. I hope that wasn’t a mistake!
    Usually my periods are pretty regular give or take a couple of days.
    Is this lateness abnormal?
    There is NO chance of pregnancy as I am not sexually active.
    Thank you!

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      HI Claira, Thanks for trusting in my guidance. I would try something softer. If your cycle is late you may want to just start with some motherwort tincture in drop dose. (I have some on my website) I also have a few other formulas that may support you. I wonder what is going on, on a deeper level. If you want to schedule a quick Skype session I could help you more. I would need you to fill out my health assessment. Let me know. Love and Light – naomi

      • Claira says:

        Thank you so much for your reply Naomi,
        Maybe I could send you an email, I won’t be available for Skype for a couple of weeks because of my current internet connection, but after that to schedule an appointment via Skype would be lovely.
        I wonder what is going on too. It almost feels emotional, but very deeply buried.

        In loving gratitude,

  • Sylvana says:

    Hi Naomi, I’m writing again just in case my comment got lost. I was wondering how far along after giving birth should women do vaginal steams? 6-8 weeks? Thank you!

  • Marie says:

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your knowledge! I had an abortion due to the medication I’m currently on for ADD about 4 months ago..I have had 3 periods since the procedure and I will pass clots at the end of my cycle which lasts almost 2 weeks, whereas previously my menstruation has always been short and cyclical. My last period i lost more blood than i ever have. I have stopped bleeding now. I was aware that this all may happen, but I’m starting to smell an odor, which I researched could be a fungal infection if a white creamy discharge occurs, but mine is minimal discharge and seems to be clear which i read could be a bacterial infection. So I’m a little worried and wondering if this steam could help heal my insides and detoxify everything. I have been eating organic Bulgarian yogurt with acidophilus, bulgaricus, thermophilus, and bifidum cultures for the past 3 days. I’ve made two doctor appointments and wasn’t able to be seen either time I went, so any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Hi Marie, Thank you for sharing. I can’t exactly give Advice per say, but I am happy to support you if you would like to schedule a Skype session with me. Let me know. Otherwise, I hope this post is helpful enough.

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  • Debra says:

    I am a 55 year old African-American post menopausal sexually active woman What herbs would you recommend? I do have large fibroid deep in my uterine wall.

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Hi Debra, I would try the cleanse and restore formula, although again I would work in conjunction with a practitioner and you would need to steam about 3-5x a week for a period of time with other conjunct therapies. Let me know if you would like to schedule a session, I work long distance.

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  • Tawny says:

    Hii there! I have a very large cyst on my right ovary and drs are pushing for surgery, which I would really love to not have to! Im trying to find other options.. was wondering what herbs you would suggest for this?

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Hey sister, tell me more. I can defiantly help you and would be honored to. If you want to go deeper I do offer distance healing work and can support you with nutrition, herbal remedies, self care etc. around this concern. Let me know how I Can support. I am offering a discount right now – 40% off of the lowest end of my sliding scale. Which I NEVER OFFER! So, let me know. Love

  • Luci says:

    Can you do a steam if you are using the Nuvaring?

  • Pink MC says:

    I’m 28 and been sexually active with the same man for almost ten years…. I haven’t had any luck on getting pregnant and ive tried everything …. He wants to marry me but if I can’t have kids I don’t want to marry him abs he not ever have the opportunity of having kids due to my problem in conceiving … Can you please help me, shat herbs can I use …. I literally cry myself to sleep every night because I too want to have my very own family… I want to experience motherhood and pregnancy.. Please help

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Aloha sister – I feel a remote healing session would be so helpful for you! And in the mean time – the healing formula, and castor oil packs and flower essence support would be amazing. Sending love – you can schedule a remote healing session via my website. Love

  • egw says:

    Hello Naomi

    I am 66 years old, have had a complete hysterectomy 10 years ago, still menopausal with periodical abdominal pain in the right pelvic area, no sexual urges but some fishy smell at times. When I started my period at age 13, two years later at age 15 I experienced severed cramps for 3 days before I actually saw any red blood, so much so that I was bed ridden and weak, faint, vomiting, blackout; this went on for 7 years until I became pregnant; even than I was bed ridden for 4 months in pain no bleeding, doctors couldn’t give me any answers. While carrying my 2 child than it was discovered that I had a Prolapse Uterus. Through the years I suffered so much pain needlessly for not knowing this method was available to women to alleviate so much discomfort; this pain caused me to be frigit, not able to enjoy sexual intercourse or have a meaningful long term relationship. What herbs would you recommend I use to steam!

  • Catherine says:

    Hi Naomi, I am really trying to find an answer to my current situation. I had performed a Yoni steam around 5 days before my period was meant to be due and now I am still waiting a week later to come on. I am sexually active with my partner who just gave up trying to conceive as I have never gotten preg with him during a whole year of unprotected intercourse. I have taken a preg test 3 days ago which states that I am not preg but yet I have not come on and show no signs of coming on. We did do it 2 days after I steamed. Can you please help tell me what is wrong.

    Thank you

    • Naomi Boggs says:

      Aloha sister, Thanks for your trust in me. I don’t feel I can answer that with the information provided although detailed there are so many reasons a cycle can be late beyond what you shared. If you would like to go deeper please schedule a remote session. Blessings

  • Amu says:

    How can I order your tonifying formula

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    Where can you buy that bowl that goes under the stool seat?

  • Bianca says:

    Hello Naomi,
    I’m 14 wks post pardom at 8 weeks found out I had a prolapse. Stags 2 and am breastfeeding I Immediately researched have done 3 Mayan ab massages and have regularly done self treatments. Went for three holistic pelvic treatments and one session for pelvic floor therapy which I’ve been lacking on reps. And I see and feel some differences but not a whole lot. Do you think I would benefit from a steam bath if so while breastfeeding too? It’s been a month and a half and don’t see huge results, I know I have to be patient as well.
    Have you encountered anyone with a prolapse at postpardom and healed by steam bathes?! 🙂 my next step is visceral manipulation. Thanks

  • Arcadia says:

    Wow – Naomi, thank you for this information and all of your advice… 🙂

    I was hoping to do a Yoni Steam but I feel my Yoni is a bit too damp at the moment… Does using garlic leaf as you suggested counteract the dampening of the process?

    Much love and gratitude… <3

  • elle says:

    I just did my first steam today and didn’t feel like it did anything (no cramping afterwards and no change in CM). How is it possible for the steam to get through the cervix and into the uterus? I feel like the vaginal canal would need to be open for that to happen? This is the week before my period starts so I’ll do it another 2-3 times and I’m sure I’ll notice something by then. But so far, I’m afraid it didn’t do anything! Is this common?

    • Naomi Love says:

      Didn’t do anything… Well my lovely, soften the mind’s expectations of results. It is doing something, something you may not be in touch with. Yes, steaming can support softening the cervix and no the vaginal canal doesn’t have to be opened per say do receive results. The steam works through warming the tissues, this has a profound effect on the whole of the pelvic bowl, on top of the volatile oils of the plants getting infused and received by the skin and absorbed into the blood stream… As well as setting sacred space for yourself to drop in and find your center in a gentle way – ALL ARE HEALING. some are more subtle than others and I find the more we can invite our expectations or results to soften the more space we allow for magic to happen.

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  • Dani says:

    Will a v steam help alleviate reoccurring yeast infections? If so , which herbs work best?

    • Naomi Love says:

      I wouldn’t use a steam while an infection is present. I would personally wait until it has gone away and then do the steams… When infection is present I would consider implementing nutritional changes and herbal remedies.

  • Lindsay says:

    I’m at the end of my pregnancy and facing either an induction
    Or c section. Can I try a steam to naturally induce? If
    Not, why isn’t it safe? Thank you!

    • Naomi Love says:

      Well my love, I can not answer that via this platform… I can say that naturally inducing is very common and must be done under the supervision of a qualified healer, midwife, nurse or Dr.

  • rachell says:

    hi I’m 43 want to get pregnant. I’ve been to an OB and found that I have endometriosis and my endometrium lining is thin…would yoni help me…thanks

  • Mari Ma says:

    Hi I’m Mari ma ,I have no muscle strength,I can’t hold my pee in for nothing, once it starts coming down there is no stopping it..No muscle strength..So what can I do to strengthen my vaginal muscle?….Also what do I do to tighten my vajayjay?

    • Naomi Love says:

      Aloha Love, Thanks for writing and sharing your experience. I would love to support you! There are so many things you can do to support your yoni strength. First where are you located? Second how devoted are you to supporting your healing? From there I can see how I can best serve you. Please email me:

  • lisa says:

    hi i am lisa 44 years old,i am single i have erregular menstration,my problem now is my period comes but not like a normal just spotting,it is advisable if i do steaming even have blood spotting?..pls help me thank u

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