Now that you know V-Steaming is right for you, here’s everything you need to know about setting up your steam and choosing the right herbs.
The simplest setup requires only a heat proof vessel, a towel to wrap around the vessel to protect your legs and retain heat, a blanket or sheet to cover yourself - if you want to, and a handful of herbs.
You don’t have to use herbs when steaming. You can use pure water or add a bit of sea salt if you don't have any herbs on hand. The steam itself is softening, warming, and moistening and will have the effect of increasing circulation to your reproductive organs.
Better circulation means more fresh, nutrient-rich blood flowing to your ovaries and uterus so that hormones from your brain and hormones from your ovaries can communicate properly.
Adding herbs can help you fine tune the intention of your treatment to cause a specific change. Herb selection can be simple and general or prescribed and therapeutic. For at home use, common kitchen and garden herbs are safest and have an overall balancing effect. Be sure to use herbs that are organic and tested for residues and contaminants.