Tea: Congestion Relief Blend Bath & Facial Steam
Tea: Congestion Relief Blend Bath & Facial Steam
An herbal bath and facial steam formulated with aromatic herbs and a touch of aromatic essential oils formulated to help relieve congestion.
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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. Warm, moist air helps opens up congested sinuses and lung passageways and loosen mucus allowing you to breathe a bit easierAlthough 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.
- Eucalyptus is one of the most familiar decongesting herbs and is found in many over the counter (OTC) products for congestion. It helps to loosen and expel mucus, making it especially helpful for chest congestion
- Thyme contains potent plant aromatics like thymol and has long been used to ease coughing, clear congestion, and help respiratory issues.
- Peppermint is rich in natural menthol, a volatile oil that can help to open up your airways. It has a cooling effect that is also helpful for relieving headaches often associated with nasal stuffiness.
- Rosemary is high in rosmarinic acid, a compound that has anti-inflammatory properties and may particularly help with sinus congestion and inflammation.
- Sage has many properties that make it one of the top herbs for congestion. Like rosemary, it contains rosmarinic acid that has an anti-inflammatory effect on inflamed tissues.
- The crisp, cooling, energizing, and penetrating essential oil blend that helps awaken your mind and body when you are feeling exhausted and fatigued, is also great to help relieve stuffiness from summer allergies and dry winter air.
Can be used as a Bath Tea or for more intense inhalation as a Facial Steam! (see the "How To Use" section below)
1 package (1 bag) contains about 1 1/2 cups of tea, enough 6 to 8 facial steams OR 3 to 6 herbal bath
Reusable cotton muslin bag included!
How To Use
Directions for a Simple Herbal Bath
Fill the muslin bag with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of herbs (tightly close the top!)
- Every bathtub is different -- Start out with the smaller amount and see how it feels
- The idea is NOT to fill up the bag with bathing herbs. The larger bag allows water to flow more freely around the herbs!
- It is not true that if a small amount works well, then a large amount will work even better!
Add the herbal tea bag to your tub
- Hang the bag from the faucet and allow warm water (the temperature that is comfortable for you!) to run through the bag while the tub fills. When the tub is full, remove the pouch from the spout and let it float in the tub, continuing to steep in the bathwater.
- OR place the bag in the bath under warm running water (the temperature that is comfortable for you!)until the tub fills and then let it float in the tub, continuing to steep in the bathwater
Squeeze bag to release the botanical essence. Relax and soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
After your bath empty and rinse the reusable muslin bag and allow it to dry.
An herbal bath is a time to relax the body not cleanse it -- no soap or bubble bath! If you need to wash take a shower before. To get the full benefit from an herbal soak, simply towel dry when you leave the tub.
The herbal bag may be used as a compress on your temples, neck, or other pulse points. Use as an “herbal washcloth,” with or without soap. When finished empty and rinse the bag and allow it to dry.
No time for a bath or No bathtub? Our bathing herbs (also known as bath or tub teas) are very versatile!
- Use the herbal bag as a warm or cool compress on your temples, neck or other pulse points
- Use a small amount to make a soothing foot bath!
- Use the herbal bag in the shower as an “herbal washcloth.”
- After using in your tub place the whole bag in the dryer to add a fresh scent (works great with towels and linens).
For creative bathtub tea recipes read our blog "Bath Tub Tea Recipes: Simple Additions"
Directions for Facial Steam:
- Place 2 tablespoons to ¼ cup of herbs into the 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 the 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
- Rinse the reusable muslin bag and allow it to dry
Other ways to use our Congestion Blend Bath Tea
Potpourri: Place herbs into a potpourri simmering pot to keep near when congested
Compress: The warm 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 it to dry.
Sniffy Bag: Place a dry herbal bag under your pillow. Carry one in your purse. Use on airplanes for relief from cabin stuffiness.
For external use only!
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.
Effective, Feel Good Ingredients
The goal is simple: to Harness the Power & Simplicity of Nature® to cleanse, soothe, heal, and protect your skin and hair!
Our unique formulas rely on moisturizing oils and butters, healing botanicals, and pure essential oils. We choose every ingredient with one end-result in mind….the BEST possible natural skin care for YOU!
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Read our FAQ below on "Why Use A Bath Tea"
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Use An Organic Bath Tea?
The healing properties trapped in the herbs and released by the water can help boost your mood, calm the mind, soothe sore muscles and joints, opens pores, soften skin, and promote 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 skincare additives most of which can be found in your kitchen cupboards.
For more Bath Tea Recipes read our blog "Bath Tub Tea Recipes: Simple Additions"
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.
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Can Everyone Use an Herbal Facial Steams?
Although many people benefit from natural herbal 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 and your body! A word of caution-- If you feel light-headed or woozy during steaming, stop at once.
For more information read our blog, "How To Use Our Organic Herbal Teas For Facial Skincare"
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