Spa Facial Steam for Normal to Oily Skin

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This Spa Facial Steam for Normal to Oily Skin works to soften your skin, open pores to loosen clogged debris, and release toxins.

Spa Facial Steam for Normal to Oily Skin

Spa Facial Steam for Normal to Oily Skin:

YIELDS: 1 pint

3⁄4 cup dried comfrey

5 tablespoons dried lavender flowers

3 tablespoons dried rosemary

1⁄4 cup dried parsley

1⁄4 cup dried peppermint

1⁄4 cup dried lemon peel


* What you will need: Mixing bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoons, 2 wooden spoons, pint-size canning jar with lid


1. To Make: Place all of the herbs in the mixing bowl and toss like a salad until you have a uniform blend. I like to use my hand to blend herbs, but you can also use two spoons. Transfer to the jar, label, and cap tightly.

2. To Store: Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and use within 2 years.

3. To Use: To use, bring 4 cups of water to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir 2 tablespoons of the herbs into the water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Carefully bring the pot to a table and make a tent over the pot with a bath towel to create a mini steam room. Clean your face, then hover over the steaming pot at least 8 inches away with your eyes closed. If the steam is too hot, open a vent to let some of the steam out and move your face a bit farther away from the steam. Breathe deeply, relaxing for 5–15 minutes. Note: If this whole production seems daunting, but you’d like the benefits of a facial steam, soak a washcloth in the herbal brew and place on your face for a few minutes, then repeat. Just be sure to let the cloth cool to a safe temperature before putting it on your skin.


Note: Facial steams are not recommended for cystic acne, rosacea, or inflamed skin conditions.