DIY Floral Facial Steam

DIY herbal facial steams are an easy, safe and an excellent way to relax after a long day. It makes for the perfect first step in recreating that spa experience in the comfort of your own home. Steaming helps enhance blood circulation, opening the pores and allowing the skin to breathe and release toxins. It can also enhance absorption of skin products such as toners, masks and moisturizers. This floral facial steam combines lavender, rose, calendula and chamomile to help soothe irritation, reduce inflammation, tighten the pores, and moisturize skin. Try this homemade face steam for your next at-home spa day!


  • 1.5 tsp dried lavender buds
  • 1.5 tsp dried rose petals
  • 1.5 tsp dried calendula petals
  • 1.5 tsp dried chamomile flowers

Other Essentials

  • water
  • towel
  • heatproof bowl
  • safe, comfortable spot
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How to Use an Herbal Facial Steam

  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, then remove it from the heat.
  2. Pour the steaming water over the herb and flower mixture in a heatproof bowl. Gently stir with a wooden spoon and let the mixture steep for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Find a comfortable place to sit while you use this facial steam. Place your face about 8-12 inches above the bowl. **Make sure not to get too close, so as to not burn/damage your skin from too much heat exposure.** Drape a light towel over your head.
  4. Relax, close your eyes and inhale the aromas while letting the steam to bathe your skin. Do this for a few seconds. **Stop if you start to feel dizzy or overheated**
  5. Remove the towel, raise your head, and take a few breaths of fresh air.
  6. Repeat steps 5-6 for 3-5 minutes.
  7. To finish, use a cleanser, scrub, or mask if desired, and then splash your face with cool—not cold—water or toner to close your pores.
  8. Follow up by applying face moisturizer.
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