About Joo Ri Steams

How We Got Here

Greetings and welcome to Joo Ri Steams! I am honored that you chose to visit this site. I'd like to share with you a bit about my journey, and what Joo Ri Steams has to offer. As a woman of color who has experienced uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual cycles, I started Joo Ri Steams as a way to share my secret to comfort and relief. Upon learning that I had a uterine fibroid the size of a grapefruit, I became very distraught. After having surgery to remove the benign tumor, I desired to find a way to prevent its likely recurrence. I began my research and, along my journey, I came upon a practice that has been going on in my culture for centuries!  I shared my discovery of chai yok (vaginal steaming with specialized herbs) with my Korean mother, and she confirmed that it was common practice in the Korean culture. Actually, it's so common that she forgot about it when moving to the United States! Vaginal steaming is not an unknown practice. It dates back to ancient Egypt and Maya and is still practiced in some countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Central America. Unfortunately, it's not prevalent in the U.S. In fact, I was only able to experience steams in major cities with Korean Spas. When the pandemic hit, I longed to continue this aspect of self care and I trusted the quality of herbs, the wisdom, and the recipe my ancestors had been using for centuries. Additionally, I wanted to share this knowledge with other women who may be experiencing similar situations. I reached out to family members in Korea and the rest is history! Since the birth of Joo Ri Steams, this website has been offering our valued clients with the best selection of quality herbal steams. Vaginal steaming shouldn't be a monthly chore, but a detoxing spa experience instead. Joo Ri Steams also offers hand poured soy blend candles to enhance your experience and immerse yourself in the self care and rejuvenation you deserve. Happy steaming!