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Friday, June 22, 2012

Herbal Steam Facials

Every now-and-then, no matter what type of skin you have, nothing does more good than a good old fashioned steam facial. Some ladies do them once a week, some once a month & some once a season (quarter year). 

These recipes are good for as often as you want to do them. Just pay attention to your skin-type ~ so that you use the correct recipe ~ & let your skin tell you how often you need to do a steam.

REMEMBER ~ do not do a steam right before something important like family or school pictures, a wedding or some important event ~ steams will bring out problems brewing underneath your skin that are waiting for the "right time" to erupt. My recommendation: do a steam 7-10 days before that special event. Anything bad that needs to come out will be out & gone by then.

Normal to Dry Skin Steam ~

You will need (ALL dried):

2 TB chamomile
2 TB rose petals 
3 TB comfrey leaf
1 TB lavender
2 TB calendula 

Normal to Oil Skin Steam ~

You will need (ALL dried):

1 TB sage
3 TB comfrey
2 TB calendula
1 TB raspberry leaf
2 ts rosemary

Preparation for BOTH sets of ingredients:

1) Mix all ingredients for your skin-type. Practice makes perfect ~ you may need to "play" with your mixes & find out if a different amount of a certain dried herb may work better. EX: I usually use 1 TB of rosemary in my steam because I enjoy the fragrance & it makes my pores smaller when my skin cools off.

2) Bring 3 qts of water to boil; add dried herbs & let simmer for about 3 minutes.

3) Remove from heat, set hot pot on a heat resistant surface on your kitchen table, drape a heavy towel over your head & the pot, relax as the steam warms & soothes your face for 5-10 minutes. If your steam is too hot, lift the towel from time-to-time to let in a little cool air. You do NOT need to suffer ~ this is meant to be enjoyable. :-)

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Thanks,Kim for your recipes. I love them. I haven't done a steam; but probably should be doing it.
    Blessings to you!

  2. Good morning Kim, You always have such wonderful information for us!!!!!! Hope your summer is going well. I am lovin ours! HOME! Just wanted to say hello.
    Hugs, me


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