Complete Guide to Cleaning Yoni Eggs

Updated on:
March 25, 2021
Aimee Hughes

Cleaning yoni eggs should be done properly as yoni eggs are made from gemstones and should therefore be treated with care to keep them in the best shape for as long as possible. 

How to Clean Yoni Eggs

Generally, yoni eggs should be washed before and after use to lower the risk of an infection. The yoni egg should be washed using warm water and a mild soap. 

You can also wash your yoni egg with a vinegar solution. It is then rinsed using running water that has a similar temperature to the yoni egg. The water temperature can be gradually increased until it feels lukewarm. 

It should then be pat dry using a clean towel before using. You can also leave your yoni egg to air dry. Yoni eggs should not be soaked in boiling water or hot water as it can cause it to chip or crack.

Some yoni egg practitioners recommend soaking the yoni egg in some essential oils that have antibacterial properties such as lavender or drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oils are especially beneficial as it has properties that are:

  • Antiseptic 
  • Antifungal 
  • Antiviral 
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Healing
  • Antioxidant 

Yoni eggs can be drilled or undrilled. If you own a yoni egg that has a drilled hole, make sure to clean the drilled portion thoroughly. You can also use a toothpick to assist in cleaning it. You can blow into the hole or use a small interdental wire brush

The wire from the interdental brush should be replaced each time and the drilled egg should be rinsed well. Choose a hygienic and disposable string such as an unwaxed dental floss. 

Energy Cleansing

When cleaning yoni eggs, take into consideration the type of stones the yoni eggs are made of. All the stones have energy that transmits to their user. 

Therefore, your yoni egg should be cleansed regularly so it does not retain negative energy that it picks up from you. Some stones are more fragile should be washed using a very mild soap. 

Although some yoni egg practitioners use saltwater to cleanse the yoni egg, it may be too abrasive and can remove the gloss or sparkle from some of the yoni eggs. After gently washing it with a mild soap, an energy cleansing can be done using a:

  • Crystal bowl
  • Tibetan singing bowl
  • Tuning fork
  • Bell
  • Smudging with sage


Some yoni practitioners like to recharge their yoni eggs by placing them under the moonlight or sunlight. However, when the stone is placed under the sunlight for too long, the color of the stone may fade and become paler with time. 

If exposed to direct sunlight too often, the color may even disappear entirely. This often applies to stones that are of the colored and quartz crystals such as Citrine, Rose quartz, Amethyst, Smoky quartz, Prasiolite.


Care should be taken with deviations in temperature especially with yoni eggs of the quartz family as there is a risk that the stones may crack when there are large deviations in temperature. This happens to yoni eggs made from:

When cleaning the yoni eggs, it should preferably be done with water that has a similar temperature to your stone. 


Some stones have natural fault lines that may cause your yoni egg to split if it suffers an impact. Therefore, you should take great care when cleaning your yoni egg as it can be vulnerable and may chip, crack, or split if it falls on a hard surface. This especially affects stones made from:

  • Selenite
  • Scapolite
  • Topaz with calcite
  • Fluorite
  • Feldspar


Cleaning your yoni eggs is like an act of love as it can affect your yoni egg practice significantly. Think of it as a bonding ritual with your yoni egg as giving it the proper care is ultimately an investment upon yourself as it not only strengthens your vaginal muscles and pelvic floor muscles but also improves overall women’s health. 

Aimee is a mindfulness enthusiast who's practiced yoga for 21 years. She earned her B.A. in French from Tulane University and a Doctorate in Naturopathy from Clayton College.
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