DIY Beauty | Steam Facial

Herbal Steam Facials are a Beauty Ritual I swear by! They’re super-easy, super-cheap + a great way to get the gunk out of your pores!

What You’ll Need

  • Large Stainless Steal or Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Large, Heavy Towel
  • Timer
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 2-3 Tea Bags, Any Variety
  • EVOO, Coconut Oil, Jojoba (pick one)
  • 3 Tbsps. Witch Hazel (optional)
  • Essential Oils (optional)


  • Always use the highest quality of fresh, organic ingredients when possible
  • Look for raw, pure, extra virgin + first cold pressed oils
  • Add fresh herbs if available – if not, add some dried herbs from your spice rack
  • Use a less-is-more approach if using strong essential oils like peppermint or eucalyptus, etc.
  • Most materials + ingredients can be purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs or on Amazon
  • This is a fab way to use up tea you weren’t crazy about drinking
  • Set a kitchen timer or use your phone so you don’t have to watch the clock
  • If it’s too hot, let it cool a bit
  • Never use plastic, it can leach BPA + other harmful chemicals
  • Steam may cause frizzy hair!


  1. Apply a thin layer of oil onto damp, clean skin
  2. Prepare + steep a pot of hot tea following the instructions on the package
  3. Let it cool for a minute or two so you don’t burn yourself
  4. Add Witch Hazel + Essential Oils to the bowl
  5. Add Tea + Tea Bags to the mixture to combine
  6. Set the timer for 10-15 minutes
  7. Create a Towel Tent over your head while leaning over the bowl, making sure to tuck in all sides
  8. Relax
  9. Wash your face as you normally would
  10. Apply a final, thin layer of oil to seal the new moisture
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FDA Disclaimer | Statements not evaluated by FDA. Products not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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