Lavender, Rose, and Coconut Steam Facial

If I had my way, I’d be at a spa getting a massage and facial once a month.  Truth be told, I don’t see that happening in my future…well, ever.  So I make do with at-home spa treatments.  In reality, it’s a pretty sweet deal.  I enjoy doing stuff like this on my days off because I get to relax around my house and just spend some quiet time by myself.  These steam facial have become sort of a ritual for me and, to be completely honest, my skin has never looked better. (Of course, I use these “treatments” in conjunction with a healthy diet, my Bee Clean face wash, and my Super Smooth skin serum so I can’t give all the credit to the steam facials!)

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons chamomile flowers (can substitute 40 drops chamomile essential oil)
  • 1/2 cup rose petals (can substitute 20 drops rose essential oil)
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops geranium essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 6-8 cups water, boiled

Steps:

1. Place your chamomile flowers and rose petals, if using, into a large glass bowl.

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2. Add in the water to the glass bowl and cover with a plate for about 3-5 minutes.  If you’re using only essential oils, just pour the hot water into your large glass bowl.

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3.  Add in the lavender and geranium essential oils, as well as the coconut oil into the water and give a quick stir.

4. Place your bowl on a table so that you can comfortably sit with your face over the bowl.

5. Then you want to take a towel to drape over your head and the bowl so that the steam doesn’t escape without doing its job. You’ll look something like this:

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6. Sit like that for about 10-15 minutes, towel off your face, and enjoy your glowing and soft skin!

 

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2 replies

    • I love questions! Ask away! I use it about once a month or so. But if I don’t have something (like when the roses in my yard aren’t blooming!), I will replace it with ither things like chamomile dried flowers, dried rosemary, or dried calendula. Dried herbs tend to be pretty cheap so I stocked up on some earlier on and still have tons to play around with!

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