How to use our Organic Herbal Facial Teas

 

 

Botanical treats for your face, our facial teas are made with organic herbal blends carefully chosen for their properties. Aromatic oils of the herbs, rich in nutrients that soothe and tone skin, are released into the heated water and absorbed by the skin. Some are great as facial steams like the blends for oily skin, dry skin, mature skin and acne prone skin. Some are great as toners like the astringent and irritated skin blends. And the congestion blend is just a great steam for those who suffer from colds and sinus and allergy problems. Herbs 
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Facial Steams

Facial steams, one of the most ancient practices for facial skin, are marvelous for your skin. As the steam expands pores and allows them to breathe, impurities are forced out and the nourishing properties of the herbs penetrate the skin. The warm moist heat hydrates the skin, improves circulations, relaxes muscles, plumps wrinkles, loosens debris and softens rough skin. An organic herbal facial steam can bring a bright complexion and rosy glow back to dry, dull, lackluster complexions. They are also delightfully relaxing!

Although many people benefit from facial steams, they are not appropriate for everyone. Steam facials should not be used for those with cystic acne or rosacea and heat and sweating can often irritate eczema. People with health conditions such as asthma or heart trouble should consult their physician before doing facial steams. You should always do a skin patch test before using any new herbal product.

Just like you should not sit too long in a steam room, you do not want to facial steam too long or too often. Listen to YOUR skin! A word of caution-- If you feel light headed or woozy during steaming, stop at once.

 

  Facial Steam Recipe:

  • Fill muslin bag with 1/4 cup of herbs
  • Place bag in pot or heatproof bowl
  • Pour 2 quarts of boiling water over herbal bag
  • Cover and steep for at least 10 minutes

   How To Use:

  • Place bowl on heatproof surface where you can comfortably sit
  • Holding your head 12 inches from bowl, drape a large towel over head and bowl to capture steaming herbal water
  • If it gets too hot under the towel--lift a corner to let in a little cool air
  • Steam for 5 -10 minutes
  • Splash face with cool water and pat dry
  • Herbal bag may be used as an herbal washcloth, with or without soap
  • When finished empty bag and compost the herbs
  • Rinse the muslin bag and allow to dry

 

Herbal Facial Toner

   Toner Recipe:

  • Fill muslin bag with 1/4 cup of herbs
  • Pour 1 cup of boiling water over herbal bag
  • Cover and steep for at least 10 minutes
  • Allow to cool and remove herbs from tea

   How To Use:

  • Use cotton balls or clean fingertips to apply the herbal facial toner after cleansing
  • Our tea formula, alcohol-free and non-drying, does not need not be rinsed
  • Tea will last about 7 days if refrigerated
  • Herbal bag may be used as an herbal washcloth, with or without soap
  • When finished empty bag and compost the herbs
  • Rinse the muslin bag and allow to dry

 

Use our Herbal Astringent Tea as a Toner with Vinegar

 You can add apple cider vinegar (ACV) to the facial toner to enhance toning

  • Follow recipe and "How to Use" instructions for Herbal Toner and add . . .
  • 1/8 to 1 cup of apple cider vinegar (raw vinegar, like Braggs, works best) to water with herbs
  •  Cover & steep
  •  The amount of ACV depends on skin type. Dry skin--use more water. Oily skin--use more vinegar
  • Allow mixture to cool.
  • Shake well and dab on face after cleansing.

 

Use our Herbal Astringent Tea as a Facial Steam with Vinegar

You can add apple cider vinegar (ACV) to the facial steam to enhance toning

  • Follow recipe and "How to Use" instructions for Facial Steam and add . . .
  • 1/8 to 1 cup of apple cider vinegar (raw vinegar, like Braggs, works best) to water with herbs
  • Vinegar can sting eyes and mucous membranes so start out with a small amount and experiment

 

 

Special Recipes for our CONGESTION Blend Bath Tea and Facial Steam

 

Our Congestion Blend Tea can be used as an herbal bath tea or a facial steam. Steam inhalation is a great old-fashioned remedy for colds, coughs and congestion. Although herbal steam cannot cure a cold or flu, when inhaled, the decongestant and antiseptic herbal aromatics help open up congested sinuses and lung passageways Inhaling steam vapors helps thin mucus trapped in the sinuses, allowing the mucus to drain more easily.

Congestion BATH TEA Recipe:
Fill muslin bag with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of herbs. Hang tightly closed bag from faucet and allow hot water to run through the bag. Or place bag in bath under very warm running water. Squeeze bag to release the botanical essence. Relax and soak for 15 to 20 minutes.

Congestion FACIAL/HEAD Steam Recipe: Place ΒΌ cup of herbs into muslin bag. Place bag in heatproof bowl. Pour 2 quarts of boiling water over herbs. Cover and steep 10 minutes. Place bowl on heatproof surface where you can comfortably sit. Hold head 12 inches from bowl, drape a large towel over head and the bowl to capture steam. If it gets too hot --lift a corner to let in some cool air. Steam for 5 -10 minutes. For nasal congestion inhale through your nose. If nasal passages are blocked, breathe through your mouth with pursed lips to help direct the steam upward to nasal passages.

Potpourri: Place herbs into a potpourri simmering pot to keep near when congested

Compress: The herbal bag may be used as a compress on your temples, neck or other pulse points. When finished empty and rinse the bag and allow to dry.

Sniffy Bag: Place dry herbal bag under your pillow. Carry one in your purse. Use on airplanes for relief from cabin stuffiness.