Organic Herbal Facial Teas

Organic Herbal Facial Steams
Whether you call them facial herbs, facial steam or toning herbs, our Organic Herbal Facial Teas are a great addition to your facial care regime. 

Facial Teas are easy to make. You can learn more about facial care herbs on our webpage called "Facial Care Herbs" which can be very helpful to those who would like to make their own blends. 

We also know that many of our customers have very busy lives so we have included a few facial teas in our product line. 

Click here to purchase Chagrin Valley’s certified organic Herbal Facial Steam and Toner Teas

 

 

How To Use Our Organic Herbal Facial TeasOrganic Lavender Skin Care

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.
  • Astringent and problem skin blends are great as toners
  • The congestion blend is a great steam for those who suffer from colds and sinus and allergy problems.

Facial Steams

Organic Facial Steams
Facial steams, one of the most ancient practices for facial skin, are marvelous for your skin. Congested pores, dull complexion, uneven skin, whiteheads, and blackheads are often signs of clogged skin pores. Clogged pores can be caused by a number of factors such as excess fat and oil, dead skin cells, environmental pollution, makeup residue, and dirt. 

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 circulation, 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. For folks who have extremely sensitive, damaged skin or who are prone to developing tiny broken veins or capillaries, herbal steams can be irritating and should be avoided unless suggested by a health-care provider.

People with health conditions such as asthma or heart trouble should consult their physician before doing facial steams. If you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin, 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:Organic Natural Herbal Facial Skin Care

  • 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
  • When finished empty bag and compost the herbs
  • Rinse the muslin bag and allow to dry

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 the 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
  • We also sell Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinses that can be used in facial toners
  • See our Herbal Astringent Facial Tea  

 

 

There Are So Many Ways To Use These Versatile Facial Teas!

  

Herbal Compress 

Using facial herbs as a compress for irritated skin is a time-honored treatment. A warm herbal compress will release the energy of herbs and allow them to penetrate deep into your skin for natural healing!

  • Natural Organic Facial Steam and Cleansing HerbsFill muslin bag with 1/4 cup of herbs
  • Fill sink or basin with very warm water
  • Submerge herbal bag in water until thoroughly wet 
  • You are aiming for a bag of warm and wet herbs


How To Use:

  • Be sure the bag is a comfortable warm temperature
  • Apply herbal compress to irritated skin
  • You will get the most benefit if you can rest the bag on the affected area for at least 5 minutes--so find a place you can relax, lay back and enjoy the natural aroma and warmth and energy of the herbs as they work themselves deep into your skin for natural healing!
  • When finished empty bag and compost the herbs
  • Rinse the muslin bag and allow to dry

Herbal Washcloth

If you need to wash your face often or just want to give your skin a break from soap or cleansing agents, try using a bag of specially formulated facial herbs.

The gentle exfoliation from the muslin bag will help buff away dead skin cells, unclog pores and brighten your skin. 

  • Fill muslin bag with 1/4 cup of herbs
  • Fill sink or basin with very warm water
  • Submerge herbal bag in water until thoroughly wet
  • You are aiming for a bag of warm and wet herbs


How To Use:

  • Use the bag of herbs to massage your face in gentle, wide, circular upstrokes 
  • If bag seems dry dip it in some warm water
  • Rinse with tepid (warm/cool) water and pat dry
  • When finished empty bag and compost the herbs
  • Rinse the muslin bag and allow to dry

 

Herbal Facial TonerOrganic Facial Skin care

  • 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
  • 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 VinegarApple Cider Vinegar Rinse

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

  • Follow the recipe and "How to Use" instructions for Herbal Toner and add . . .
  • 1/8 to 1 cup of apple cider vinegar (use a raw vinegar or one of our herbal infused Vinegar Hair Rinses) 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.
  • We  sell Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinses that can be used in facial toners


Special Recipes For Our Congestion Blend Bath Tea And Facial Steam

Facial Congestion 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 a muslin bag with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of herbs. Hang the tightly closed bag from the faucet and allow hot water to run through the bag. Or place the bag in the 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 ¼ cup of herbs into a muslin bag. Place bag in a heatproof bowl. Pour 2 quarts of boiling water over herbs. Cover and steep 10 minutes. Place bowl on a heatproof surface where you can comfortably sit. Hold head 12 inches from the bowl, drape a large towel over head and theLavender Sachet 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.