An herbal bath and facial steam formulated with aromatic herbs and a touch of aromatic essential oils to help relieve congestion. 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 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 and loosen mucus allowing you to breathe a bit easier
- Can be used as a Bath Tea or for more intense inhalation as a Facial Steam!
- 1 bag contains about 1 3/4 cups of tea, enough 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
- Read our FAQ to the right on "Why Use A Bath Tea"
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.
Soaking in a warm fragrant herbal bath provides a quiet sanctuary in which to retreat, reflect and refresh.
The healing properties trapped in the herbs and released by the water can help boost your mood, calm the mind, soothe sore muscle and joints, opens pores, soften skin, and promote a more restful sleep.
As the beneficial properties of the herbs are released into the water, a pleasant aroma fills the air which provides soul therapy, skin therapy, and aromatherapy all in one.
So, draw a warm bath infused with fragrant or therapeutic herbs, light a few natural candles, play soothing music and relax. It may just be the perfect medicine for whatever ails you.
Discover Your Creative Spirit
Herbal bath teas are perfect all on their own but anytime you prepare an herbal bath you can combine bathing herbs with other great skin care additives most of which can be found in your kitchen cupboards.
For more information and Bath Tea Recipes read our blog "How to Use Bathing Herbs"
A Few Important Notes:
Despite the many advantages, a warm bath may not be recommended for everyone.
- Do not use very hot water
- Do not soak for more than 15-20 minutes each time
- If you have a heart condition or any medical condition, consult with your doctor before beginning a new bathing routine
- If you are pregnant, please discuss baths with your doctor or midwife
- Keep some cool drinking water nearby
- Even a healthy person may begin to feel dizzy, or not well when taking a bath. If this happens, slowly get out, rest and drink some water as you may be dehydrated. If you do not feel better soon, please seek medical advice.
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.