Herbal Facial Steam


If you love the idea of doing at-home natural skincare rituals but don’t know where to start, an herbal facial steam is a great place. Face steaming is a part of an Ayurvedic therapy called ‘Swedana’, that helps to remove toxins from the skin and deeply cleanses the pores. When you steam your face, the skin maintains its core, internal temperature, thereby increasing blood flow to the face. This process is also known as thermo-regulation.


Herbal facial steam releases & loosens dirt and debris in your pores which makes it easier to remove whiteheads and blackheads. Facial steaming also has the added benefit of clearing out sinuses and relieving pressure so you can soothe your sinuses and breathe deeper. A major reason to try facial steaming at home is how inexpensive and effective these treatments are for all skin types.

Additional benefits of at home facial steams include:

  • increased perspiration: This promotes healthy circulation giving you a healthy glow.
  • hydrates skin: This helps the absorption of moisture from your skin care products.
  • de-stress: Steaming requires you to breathe deeply, promoting relaxation.
  • herbs: Herbs used in facial steams are relaxing and soothing to the mind and body.
  • better efficiency: Herbal facial steams allow your products to penetrate deeper… Steam increases skin’s permeability. This means you get more bang for your buck from skin care products applied after a steam.
  • promotes collagen and elastin: The increased blood flow experienced during a steam facial promotes collagen and elastin production. This results in firmer, younger-looking skin.

How to Use an Herbal Facial Steam

  • Get comfy at a table and chair, maybe your dining table.
  • Play your fav relaxing tunes to help you stay in de-stress mode.
  • Tie your hair back to ensure it stays our of your face.
  • Cleanse your face using a natural exfoliant.
  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water. (regarding your ‘base’ which is most often water… herbs offer health benefits that are good for you from the inside out, like antioxidants. They’re also supposed to help your body release toxins. Research has found that green tea and others that contain polyphenols have protective and anti-aging benefits when applied topically.
  • Pour 4 cups of boiling water to a medium to large size bowl.
  • Add your favorite combination of herbs, flowers, essential oils, or other ingredients to the bowl.
  • Lean over the bowl, keeping your face about 8-10 inches from the water, and drape a towel over your head to create a tent. You can control the heat by raising or lowering your head over the water.
  • Steam your face for 10 minutes or until the steam dissipates.
  • Rinse your face lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
  • If you want to create a home spa facial continue with a mask, toner, serum and moisturizer. When applying your moisturizer use upward strokes, gently massage your forehead, checks and neck.

Be sure you start with freshly washed skin and don’t steam for more than 10 minutes as over steaming can have the opposite effects on your skin!

How Often Should I Use an Herbal Facial Steam?

While facial steam treatments can be extremely beneficial for both our skin as well as our well-being, make sure not to overdo it. Here’s a breakdown of how often you should steam based on your skin type:

Normal skin – once a week
Dry skin – every other week
Oily skin – once or twice a week
Sensitive skin – once a month (*if you have very sensitive skin or are prone to broken capillaries, avoid steaming all together to avoid damage or irritation)


Organic lavender: Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help in fighting against the bacteria that causes inflammation and acne. Due to its many properties, such as relieving inflammation and itching, it decongests the areas of eczema related irritation by accelerating healing and adding moisture. It helps in fighting against the pollutants in the air, thus disinfecting the skin and giving it a natural glow. Lavender firms and tones your skin by boosting circulation and giving adequate supply of nutrition and oxygen to your skin cells. This keeps the cells healthy and boosts their process of renewal.

organic calendula flowers: skin shooting, anti-bacterial, skin healing, anti-inflammatory.
organic rose petals: antioxidant, nourishing, lightly astringent, balancing and rejuvenating. (Both rose and chamomile are great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and taking care of under-eye puffiness.)

organic chamomile flowers: Chamomile possesses a whole load of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidants and antiseptic benefits that help in neutralizing the free radicals and reducing skin irritants. It works wonders for acne-prone skin types. It is also helpful in fighting against free radicals and slowing down the aging process. Its antioxidant properties help in reducing acne inflammation, and getting rid of minor scars. It works as a great skin lightener to give a healthy glow to the skin and restore its natural moisture.

organic rose:Has a cleansing, astringent, toning, moisture-retaining, stimulating and soothing effect. Good for all skin types, rose is particularly beneficial for dry skin.

organic comfrey leaf: Has anti-inflammatory, emollient, and regenerative properties. Comfrey is soothing, healing, and mildly astringent. Good for inflamed, sensitive, environmentally damaged, and dry skin because it facilitates and activates the healing of damaged tissue.

organic basil: Basil is loaded with antibiotic, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, due to which it works as a great natural remedy for different types of skin problems, even ringworm and vitiligo. Taking regular facial steam with basil leaves will definitely be helpful in getting rid of black heads, and getting a clear, blemish free skin. Steam with basil is also effective in tightening your skin and warding off signs of premature aging.

organic hibiscus: Hibiscus has antioxidant properties that are helpful in reversing damage caused by UV rays, pollutants, dust and disease. It has saponins, natural surfactants that are helpful in cleansing the skin naturally. Its organic acid content helps by shedding dead cells on your skin. Hibiscus’s high mucilage content helps hydrate and moisturize dry skin.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 2 in

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Gram Weight

14 grams, 28grams

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