An herbal bath and facial steam formulated with aromatic herbs and a touch of aromatic essential oils formulated to help relieve congestion. Although herbal steam cannot cure a cold or flu, when inhaled, the decongestant and antiseptic herbal aromatics go where they are needed, into congested and irritated sinus passages, throat and lungs.
- All Natural, Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO
- Great old-fashioned remedy for colds, coughs, and congestion
- Warm, moist air helps opens up congested sinuses and lung passageways, allowing you to breathe easier and loosen mucus
- Can be used as a Bath Tea or for more intense inhalation as a Facial Steam!
- 1 bag = 6 facial steams or 3 baths
- Reusable cotton muslin bag included!
How to Use
Directions for Bath Tea:
- Fill muslin bag with 1/2 cup of herbs
- Hang from the 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 – 20 minutes.
Directions for Facial Steam:
- Place ¼ cup of herbs into muslin bag
- Place bag in a pot or heatproof bowl about 3-quart size
- Pour 2 quarts of boiling water over herbs
- Cover and steep 10 minutes
- Wait a few minutes to allow the water to cool slightly--be sure steam is not too hot
- Place bowl on a 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
- Allow the steam to bathe your skin a minute or two and then raise your head a bit and take a few breaths of fresh air
- Repeat the process for a maximum of 5 to 10 minutes
- If at any time it gets too hot under the towel--lift a corner to let in a little cool air
- As the herbs steep, the rising steam will open your pores and carry the aromatic herbal oils your skin
- Splash face with cool water, to close your pores, and pat dry
Special Recipes for our Congestion Blend Bath Tea and Facial Steam can be found at the bottom of our How To Use Facial Herbs page.
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.