How To Do a Steam Facial

Giving your face a steam facial will help to relax facial muscles that lead to wrinkles, as well as promote exfoliation, moisturizing, cleansing and overall rejuvenation of the skin. The herbal aromatics will also help you relax.  Enjoy doing a steam facial 1-4 times a month. Here's how to do a steam facial.

What you need for a steam facial.

You will need: stove, pot for heating water, large heat-proof bowl, Herbs for Steam facial, face cleanser, face moisturizer, large towel to cover head.

First wash your face with calendula/oatmeal soap or Meadow Mist Cleanser

  1. Heat about 3 cups of water to boiling in your teapot.
  2. As the water is heating, put 2-3 tablespoons of your herb mixture into a large metal bowl. You can find our herbs for steaming here.  The bowl should be larger than your face.
  3. When the water boils, pour it over the herbs.
  4. Allow to cool just slightly. Put face over the bowl, far enough up so as to not get burned from the steam. Cover your head (and the bowl) with the towel to hold in the steam. Enjoy the steam for about 5 minutes. Stop if it is uncomfortable or move your face farther from the steam if it is too hot.
  5. Rinse your face with cool water and pat dry.
  6. Massage a good moisturizer or serum to the face such as Springtide Gold or Razz Tightening Serum.
  7.  Your skin will take on a new glow, and so will you.


Because steam will cause blood vessels to dilate, steam facials are not recommended for people with rosacea.

Some herbs that are good to use in your steam facial include mint, rose petals, lavender buds, fennel, yarrow or hops. Try our Herbs for Facial Steam here.  You can also use a steam facial  to help control nasal and sinus congestion. For this try mint, oregano, sage or eucalyptus if you have that.

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