Steam Facial Baths are super-easy to do at home!

by libby on August 16, 2012

When I was a little girl, I regularly did facial steam baths at home to loosen dirt and debris lodged in the pores of my skin. Maybe this has contributed to why I have such lovely skin at my age, I am sure it definitely helped! Now that I am older I do not do them nearly near as much, but I try my best to get to it when I can. They are a wonderful way to deep-clean, rejuvenate & moisten, as well as smoothing out skin tone. I highly recommend adding it to your beauty regimen if you can.

Home Facial Steam Baths are really easy to do (I know I write that a lot on this Blog but it is the truth), and a great alternative to getting them done at a professional salon as part of a facial. And, let’s be honest if you are a Stay-At-Home-Mum who has the time to go and have a facial? Not me that is for sure.

Here’s What to Do -

  • In a heat-resistant bowl (set securely on a table) place your choice of dried herbs from your kitchen into a large bowl, also add some fresh herbs and a few drops of any essential oil of your choice.           **I know this is broad but you really can use anything – I generally use what ever I have lying about. For example, in this particular steam I used a few drops of rose oil, dried oregano, chives, mint, rose petals, chamomile and fresh-from-the-garden sage, rosemary & basil.
  • Sit at the table with a towel draped like a tent over the top of your head (which helps keeps moisture on the skin) and the steam bath bowl.
  • Hold your face 8 inches from the bowl of hot water, and keep it under the tent for as long as you can (at least 5 minutes).
  • Close your eyes, breathe deeply, relax and enjoy the beautiful fragrances.
  • Rinse your face with warm water, then gently wipe an astringent like witch hazel over your face.
  • Gently splash cool water on your face, and pat the skin dry with a soft towel.
  • It is not necessary, but I always use a clay mask on my face after I have done a steam bath.

NOTE – If you have sunburned skin, sensitive skin, dilated capillaries or rosacea I do not suggest you do this as you do not want to risk aggravating your condition.

*This Posting was written by Libby at

Pour boiling water on herbs

Pour boiling water on herbs

Enjoy the fragrance and let the steam do its work

Enjoy the fragrance and let the steam do its work

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura Anies December 4, 2012 at 4:05 am

I usually do a facial steam at home when I’m tired or getting stress. it helps me relax very well and after that I feel comfortable.


libby December 11, 2012 at 12:11 am

It is perfect for relaxation, I agree, especially if you use yummy smelling things like lavender and rosemary!


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