I got my inspiration to make my own Floral Facial Steam from Chesca’s post on the Kyra Botanicals Steam and from Jana’s DIY post where she made her own facial steam too! I also came across a Floral Facial Steam from a brand called Mullein & Sparrow, and this post was very helpful in choosing the right herbs for my DIY.
I bought my herbs online from Baldwin‘s as there was a lot to choose from and I honestly had no idea where else I could get them! I have oily/combination skin and wanted this facial steam to help with breakouts so I chose herbs that are anti-inflammatory with anti-microbial properties and ones that would soothe my skin. Facial steaming is great for opening pores, rejuvenating your skin and increasing circulation and means I can have a really nice relaxing, pamper time!
Calendula is calming and soothing, has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Rosemary is naturally astringent and is known for stimulating circulation. Rose petals are moisturising, soothing and help to reduce redness because of their calming properties. Elderflower reduces acne and can help fade skin blemishes and hyperpigmentation. Nettle heals and soothe inflammation and eczema. Lavender is calming, has anti-inflammatory properties and works great for healing small wounds, meaning it’ll be great for oily and acneic skin. Comfrey is an astringent herb and is well known for its healing properties. Lemongrass has strong anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties whilst Chamomile is very soothing and anti-inflammatory.
So after I cracked a bowl pouring hot water into it (oops!) I poured myself another bowl and put a couple of handfuls of herbs into it, covered it with a towel for a minute or so to allow it to cool and then steamed my face for 10 minutes. Geeeeeeeez, long 10 minutes or what?! I can never get comfy and thought that lying on the floor with my head over the bowl might be the comfiest…hmm we’ll see!
After 10 minute my face looked refreshed and felt so soft. I am so impressed with my DIY concoction, I can’t wait for my next steaming facial!