I started off using the Cleansing Herbs, but when my cycle decided to go on the shorter side (24 days), I purchased the Gentle Herbs and within one month of steaming, it was back to a regular 30 days cycle. I am so pleased with Steamy Chick's herb formulations, they are amazing!!
When herbs are added to a vaginal steam session, the steam carries their healing properties right to a woman's core. When Keli first started mixing herbal steam blends for customers, she worked closely with a licensed oriental medicine herbalist to tailor each customer's herb blend to meet her specific needs. Over time, Keli noted that customers herbal needs fit into four distinct categories and she developed formulas accordingly. These are the herbal blends that make up the Custom Vaginal Steam Herbs.
Find out more about each blend.
CLEANSING HERBS (Formerly named the Universal Blend)
The Cleansing Herbs are designed for women on their cycle and who are postpartum. It includes herbs to help clean out the uterus and improve blood circulation to the mid-section for women--something that most women need. The herbs included promote circulation, balance the vaginal flora, improve scent, tighten skin and nourish the reproductive organs--they do it all. Inlcluding Rose Petals, White Sage, Lavender, Parsley, Witch Hazel, Chamomile, Dandelion, Chinese Mugwort and Peppermint, these herbs provide beauty to all of the senses.
This blend is for:
Postpartum Users (1-12 months after giving birth if period has not returned)
Users with Normal or Long Menstrual Cycles (28 Days or Longer)
Users with Missing Periods
Users with Periods that are controlled with oral contraceptives
Users who are Recovering from Miscarriage
Caution: This blend is not for women with short menstrual cycles (27 days or shorter) or women with interim bleeding, fresh spotting or spontaneous heavy bleeding between periods.
GENTLE HERBS (Formerly Downtown Chick Herbs)
The Gentle Herb blend is designed for women with short menstrual cycles (27 days or less from period to period) and who have interim bleeding, continual fresh spotting or heavy bleeding between periods. It includes citrus peel, astragalus, peppermint and some other herbs specifically helpful for extending cycles and stopping interim bleeding.
This blend is for:
Users Prone to Short Menstrual Cycles (27 days or less)
Users Who Have Experienced Interim Bleeding (fresh spotting or spontanous bleeding between periods) anytime in the past 3 months
Users Who Have Experienced Two Periods Per Month anytime over the past 3 months
Postpartum moms who are experiencing heavy blood flow or whose periods return before 9 months postpartum
Note: If you fall into the categories above the Gentle Herbs are going to supersede any of the other herb formulas that you believe might suit you. These are the most important herbs for you to have.
DISINFECTING HERBS (Formerly Tropical Chick Herbs)
The Disinfecting Herb blend is designed for women that have experienced active infections or viruses over the past 3 months. It includes herbs that help to kill bacteria, yeast and viruses while expelling toxins, reducing inflammation, getting rid of excess mucus, deodorizing and reseting the healthy vaginal flora in the reproductive tract. Some of the top herbs include white sage, sophora root and cornsilk.
This blend is for:
Urinary Tract Infections
Note: If you have any of the above and you also have short menstrual cycles (27 days or less) then you should get both the Disinfecting Herbs AND the Gentle Herbs.
COOLING HERBS (Formerly Hot Chick Herbs)
The cooling herbs are specially designed for women experiencing nightsweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness or living in hot climates. It includes herbs that help to nourish, moisturize and cool down, as well as tonify the kidneys and provide circulation. Some of the main actors are irish moss and white peony root.
This blend is for:
Users Living in Hot Climates
Caution: Contraindicated for fibroids and cysts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use the herbs without a vaginal steam sauna?
Yes. The herbs have a userguide with info on how to prepare the herbs and how to setup for a steam session without a sauna.
I have bad menstrual cramps. Which blend is best for me?
All of the blends will help to get rid of menstrual cramps. Choose the blend most suitable to you and steam preceding the period.
Which blend is best for fertility?
All of the blends help with fertiity. To increase fertilty choose the blend that best suits the users body signs. For example, if the user is experiencing long menstrual cycles, then the Cleansing Herbs will be the best to boost the fertility. If the user is experiencing short cycles, then the Gentle Herbs will be the best to boost fertiity. If the user is experiencing infections, then the disinfecting herbs will be the best to boost fertility. If the user has nightsweats, then the Cooling Herbs would be best to boost fertiilty.
Which blend is best for fibroids?
The Cleansing, Gentle and Disinfecting Herbs all have herbs for shrinking fibroids. Choose the blend that suits you best.
Which blend is best for cysts or PCOS?
The Cleansing, Gentle and Disinfecting Herbs all have herbs for draining cysts. Choose the blend that suits you best.
Which herbs are best for menopause?
If you are experiencing interim or spontaneous bleeding, then the Gentle Herbs. These herbs will be the most important until extra bleeding has stopped.
If you are experiencing hot flashes (and no extra bleeding) then the Cooling Herbs.
If you are experiencing infections and/or inflammation (and no extra bleeding) then go with the Disinfecting Herbs.
If you are experiencing large clots and heavy dark maroon periods (with no extra bleeding between periods) then go with the Cleansing Herbs.
If your periods keep disappearing for months at a time and then coming back, use the Cleansing Herbs.
I am post-menopause and no longer have periods. What herbs are best for me?
If you have vaginal dryness, use the Cooling Herbs.
If you have infections, use the Disinfecting Herbs.
If you have prolapse or hemorrhoids or abdominal bloating or occassional spotting, use the Gentle Herbs.
If you have phantom cramping, swollen breasts or PMS signs, use the Cleansing Herbs.
Which herbs are most suitable for endometriosis?
In general, the Cleansing Herbs are best.
If you also have infections, the Disinfecting Herbs are best.
If you have short cycles, the Gentle Herbs are best.
The Cooling Herbs probably aren't suitable.
Which blend is best for PMS?
All blends will regulate PMS. Choose the blend that is most suitable for you.
I've had a full or partial hysterectomy or have had fallopian tubes or ovaries removed. Which blend is best?
If you still have a period then use the blend that best suits you.
If you do not have periods, then use the Cleansing Herbs for general use.
If you have pain or scar tissue, use the Cleansing Herbs.
If you have infections, the Disinfecting Herbs would be best.
If you have nightsweats, hotflashes, etc. then the Cooling Herbs would be best.
If you are having trouble with prolapse, then you would use the Gentle Herbs.
Which herbs are best for menarche or before my daughters period starts?
Before the period starts (at the age of 12), use the Gentle Herbs.
After the period starts the Cleansing Herbs would be best unless one of the other blends suits her more (i.e. if she has infections she should have the Disinfecting Herbs, etc.)
If a girl starts her period before the age of 12, the Gentle Herbs would be best for her. She should steam after each period and the week before her period is due. This *might* help her period go away. If it does, she should continue to steam once a month with the Gentle Herbs to keep it from coming on again.
If a young lady is 14 or older and her period has not started yet, use the Cleansing Herbs.
Are the herbs safe while breastfeeding?
So far there is no connection between using herbs to steam the vagina and the amount of breastmilk supply. They appear not to have an influence on one another.
The Cleansing, Gentle and Cooling herbs are all entirely safe for breastfeeding.
The Disinfecting Herbs are full of drying herbs. Though there have not been any cases of a decrease in supply, it might be best to avoid them.
Although white sage (a drying herb) is in the Cleansing Herbs, the drying action of the herb is balanced out by other herbs in the mix that are moisturizing. This blend has been used safely by at least 50 postpartum breastfeeding moms without any influence on breastmilk. If anything, some of the mothers have reported that vaginal steaming has increased their milk supply.
How do I prepare the herbs without a vaginal steam sauna?
There is an easy setup shown in the userguide. Click here to see.
I have used the Disinfecting herbs for two complete cycles and am about to start steaming for a third. I already have 28-29 day cycles, but since I was a teenager I started and ended bleeding with old brown blood. I had healed myself from the nine days of bleeding and debilitating cramps that I experienced in high school but still had days of spotty old brown blood for two or three days after the fourth bleed day. When I found out I had HPV two years ago, it caused me to take a much deeper look into what I wasn't yet doing for myself, especially as I want to become pregnant soon. The first cycle using the herbs, I started with them on day five of bleeding and used them for two days until there was no old blood spotting. I noticed an overall feeling of cooling in my abdomen at that time and started steaming again 7 days before my next period was due. Normally, I start with one day of very light, brown blood but this time my normally 28 day cycle extended to 29 days, and I started with mostly fresh, red blood. Low and behold, for the first time in my life, I had a 4 day period. I started steaming again on day five and did not have any old brown spotting of the kind I've seen my whole life. Just fresh red blood to the end. I noticed this month that my ovulation fluid was tinged with the brown blood, so there's still work to do and I start another pre-period cycle of steaming tonight. I intuitively knew this was a profound healing when I discovered it and am so glad to see the powerful herb blend working. Among other measures, I'm hopeful that the HPV will be gone at my next PAP. Get on it mamas, this is such a powerful tool for taking our health into our own hands.
After my consultation with Keli, she recommended tropical chick herbs -- which worked wonders!!!! I struggled a lot with candida and this herb blend + recommendations on when and for how long to steam each month totally cleared it up. I also had 23-25 day cycles, so I've recently begun using downtown chick herbs. I steamed for 15 minutes on days 19-21 and my period didn't come until day 28! I steamed for 2 days after my period but then forgot to steam on days 19-21 this month, but my period still came on day 27! These herbs are so simple, so safe, yet so potent.
I have been dealing with Endometriosis for over 10 years and i used the Universal and Downtown as recommended by Kelli. I saw immediate results the first steam. I am shocked and cannot wait for the coming months, i was able to push my cycle on day 27 from 25-26 on just the first steam AMAZING!!!! This is a Life Changing! wanting to get my cycle back to normal 28 day and my fertility. Thank you Kelli!
My cycle went from 21 days to 28 days in one month with Steamy Chick herbs and Keli's guidance, which was way beyond my expectations. I don't believe in quick fixes and was ready to be patient. For the past five months, it has stayed between 25 to 28 days. I can't thank Keli enough for her guidance and for the herbs.
Some context: I have been dealing with BV almost once a month for the past 2 years My period started changing to 25-26 day cycles about 6 months ago. I started with steamy chick to tackle the BV. First usage, IMMEDIATE results, discharge went away, smell disappeared. Bought a steam plan and followed those directions and BV tried to return ( steamed and boom, went away. Followed steam plan to get cycle back on 28 days and in line with the moon, first month, period literally came on a full moon , very mild, light period, ended in 4 days. Next month, steamed according to plan and period came on day 27, day before the full moon, 4 days, fresh bright blood, NO CLOTS. MIND BLOWN. My ovulation signs have returned( always missing among the BV discharge-yuck) and while BV is trying to creep in , an immediate steam does away with it. I will be treating the BV more aggressively just because its been lingering for so long, but these herbs have changed my LIFE. i never thought i would be able to get rid of BV and haven't felt like a real woman in so long, i forgot what it feels and SMELLS like to be MYSELF. I am finally getting back to a real normal and i thank GOD everyday my late night googling brought me to steamy chicks. I feel fresh, clean, womanly, feminine and will never stop steaming!! this is life changing ladies!!!