Friday, July 11, 2014

Herbal and Flower Facial Steam


This is a luxurious and extremely beneficial treatment for your skin, that can be put together in no time. This makes a beautiful gift, or can be a well deserved treat for yourself.  We put these together for our mothers for Mother's Day this year.  Its times like these, I really wish technology was advanced enough for you to smell what's happening in these photos. Heavenly is the first word that comes to mind.

The benefits of facial's like this include adding moisture, dislodging dirt from pores, promoting circulation, relaxing muscles, and even plumping wrinkles.  You can use any combination of dry or fresh herb and flowers depending on your particular needs.  I used dried herbs for this mixture.  I chose  chamomile and lavender which are all great for calming.  I also used peppermint which is great for releasing congestion, and rose buds and petals which are great for refreshing!  I mixed equal parts of each and mixed together.

To use this facial mix:  
Put about 1/4 cup of mixture into a ceramic or glass bowel.  Pour boiling water over the herbs and let them steep covered for a couple of minutes. When it is cooled enough, place your face over the bowel and cover your head with a large towel so you can breathe in the steam. Keep your eyes closed and inhale the therapeutic steam for about ten minutes.  

I found these beautiful jars with little wooden scoops attached to the sides which are great for gifts.  You can see all of the beautiful colors of the different herbs and flowers. This project is perfect for enticing all of your senses!  Not only is this equally as luxurious as something you would buy at a fancy spa, but it has the special touch of being homemade with organic ingredients.

What kind of mix would you make?

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