Steaming
without a sauna

Herb Prep and Setup without a Sauna

For users who are preparing herbs without a vaginal steam sauna, please follow the directions below.

Steam saunas are available here

STEAMING IS NOT PERMITTED FOR THOSE WHO EXPERIENCING THE FOLLOWING:

    • Pregnancy 

    • Menstruation

    • While spotting fresh blood 

    • Extremely hot weather

    • If you are currently experiencing a burning itch (Click here to see herbal soak)

    • When prone to two periods per month or continual heavy bleeding between periods

    • After Insemination (or IUI/IVF transfer) when trying to conceive. Steaming is a cleanse, so we don't want to cleanse out the sperm. You may steam again after menstruation until the next insemination.

DIRECTIONS

 Use the kitchen stove or an electric burner (sold separately).

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Place a pot on the burner/stove.

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 Fill with 4-6 cups of water and bring to a boil

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Once boiling, turn off stove and add in 1 serving of Rites of Wellness steam herbs into the pot. Herbs can be poured directly into the pot or with the use of a tea bag. Then cover and steep for 20 mins.

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The herb water will be tea colored.

If you would like to get double use out of the herb packet carefully remove it with a large spoon and store it in the fridge for next day use.

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Transfer the pot to your steam setup. Remove the lid and it's ready to go.


STEAM SETUP
If you do not have a steam setup you can follow these easy directions.

Put the pot on the floor (preferably on top of a plush carpet, rug or blanket).

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Place your feet on either side of the pot.

Caution: the pot is hot so please be careful. Tip: you can put a towel around the pot for extra protection to make sure not to burn yourself.

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Carefully lower your knees to either side of the pot.

You can steam in this position.

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If you like, you can rest your arms and head in a kneeling position on the floor. (or child's pose)

You can also lean your arms on a chair or a bed while in a kneeling position if you do not want to bend all the way over.

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You can also look around your house for creative things to use!! You want to stay at least 6-12 inches away from the pot. Stick with what is the most comfortable! 

 


Caution: I do not recommend using a sitz bath or plastic bowl because the boiling water can cause plastic toxins to release and tarnish the herbs.