Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

Yoni Bliss steaming herbs

Vaginal steaming is a ancient remedy that our fore-mothers used in ages past to enhance menstrual well-being, nourish the womb and nurture the woman.

Yoni Bliss 100g = $16.00

Yoni steams are used by Maya midwives and traditional healers in Central and South America to cleanse the uterus. 

This gentle, nurturing remedy is known to decrease flow and lessen pain, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation. It can also be useful for uterine weakness, irregular menstrual cycles, endometriosis, and for supporting the healing of previous vaginal tears or episiotomy.

It is a lovely self-care ritual that any woman can do, using fresh herbs from her own garden, or dried herbs.

All you need is a slatted chair of some sort. A commode chair will work perfectly. The more comfy the better.

And a bowl of steaming herbs which you place beneath the chair.

The woman de-clothes from the waist down, and sits in the chair over the bowl of herbs, with warm blankets around her, creating a "tent" over the chair and the herbs below. It's like a sauna for your yoni!

Make sure she is comfy, no draughts, the steam not too hot, and let her stay there like that for about 20 minutes. I use our rice cooker, with the bowl just above it, to keep the temperature just nice. Experiment to find out a system that works to keep everything just nice and warm.

This is a lovely ritual for the evening time (when all is quiet after dear Little Ones are asleep) so the woman can go straight to bed under warm covers, immediately after her Yoni Bliss.

This treatment is a gentle way to apply warmth and healing plant oils to the tissues vagina, cervix and womb and ovaries.

When to have a Yoni Bliss steaming:
* three times within the week before your period begins
* every two weeks to enhance fertility
* four times per year for preventative care

You can use herbs and petals from your own garden. Try Calendula, lavender, thyme, oregano, sage, rose, plantain or rosemary.

The Blissful Herbs Yoni Bliss steaming herbs contain:

Calendula - with wonderful healing properties as well as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-viral actions

Lavender - pain relieving and soothing, with anti-spasmodic action. Also highly antiseptic.

Rosemary - another potent natural antiseptic, rich in healing anti-oxidants.

Yarrow - astringent and healing

Oregano - contains potent antiseptic properties and is particularly helpful for cleansing the womb

Motherwort- with diaphoretic, antispasmodic, tonic, nervine and emmenagogue properties. Beneficial for the reproductive tract and wonderful for soothing and calming the nerves.

Squaw Vine - with parturient, diuretic, tonic and astringent properties. Beneficial for all uterine complaints. Traditionally used for a few weeks before birth to support safe and easy childbirth.

You need about 25g, or a generous handful of dried herbs, per steaming.

Blissful Herbs sells the Yoni Bliss steaming herbs in handy 25g packets for $5.00 each.

Other amounts are available:
50g = 8.50
100g = 16.00
150g = 23.50
200g = 30.00

Postage is $9.00 for parcels up to 500g, Australia-wide.

To order, email with your postal address.

Read more about Yoni Steaming for womb-well-being here:

Vaginal Steams: Forgotten Ancient Wisdom for Women's Healing 

Vaginal Steaming - what you need to know from the Mind Body Green blog

Why Vaginal Steaming could be the best thing we'll try this year - from the Elephant Blog - dedicated to the mindful life


Anonymous said...

I ordered the Yoni Bliss herbs, and I do want to share with you.. the first time I used them I cried, I’ve never nurtured myself in such a gentle, loving way before and that’s exactly how I felt. Thank you. Narelle.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Yoni Bliss steaming herbs, LOVING IT!!! Feels so good and definite shifts for the better with my bleeding - such a beautiful and nurturing practice.
Using my healing tea you made when I broke my hand, still remember your kindness and concern. So special. From Kat.

Anonymous said...

Thank you SOOOOO much! I arrived home to my Yoni Bliss herbs this evening and how delightful to find such a thoughtful gift. You made a special tea for me. I am so touched and feel very grateful. I have already made a pot and am enjoying my second cup. I will take your leaflet with me to my yoga teacher training group next Friday and spread the love.