3 Homemade Herbal & Floral Steam Facials

Spa treatments are the ultimate indulgence. They can make you feel just like a queen.

I always love concocting my own treatments at home because not only do I feel like I’m an alchemist creating secret beauty potions, I can do everything in the very best environment: my own. There’s nothing more refreshing than relaxing in a space that I’ve created, surrounded by things I love, listening to whatever I feel like gracing my eardrums with,¬†wearing whatever I absolutely please.

I just discovered that you can create homemade facials using dried herbs, flowers, and oils… and I’m quite the happy girl. Today I’m sharing 3 separate recipes with you all: one each for normal, oily, and dry skin.

To make: Add dried flowers and/or herbs of your choice to a teapot along with 2 cups of boiling water. Allow to steep for ten minutes, then press or strain out herbs/flowers, pouring the hot infusion into a sink or large bowl. Add in any essential oils at this point. Then, hang your head over the bowl/sink, about 6-8 inches away, and drape a towel over your head, creating a steam tent. Steam your face and neck for about 5 minutes, remembering to breathe in the gorgeous scent you’ve created. Then rinse your face and neck with lukewarm water and pat dry.

You can create any mixture of herbs, flowers, and essential oils you like — just make sure to get the best quality materials you can find. Here are 3 mixtures to start you off!

Normal skin:

DIY steam facial

Oily Skin:

DIY herbal steam facial

Dry skin:

Floral steam facial

You can even bottle up a dried mixture and store for later use. It should last at least a month in an airtight container. What an excellent gift this would make!

Herbs and flowers in milk jarWhich herbs and flowers will you add into your mixture?

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10 years ago

I love this! What a great idea. Even better than the spa!


10 years ago

Just in time to prep for the weekend! I should just keep a FP spa book.


10 years ago

Love this! Are any of these specifically good for combination skin? Or breakout prone sensitive skin?



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10 years ago

This is such great time for those valentine’s day roses that have begun to wilt!
Xx, Tiffany { http://www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com }

10 years ago

So good! I’m most definitely going to use the oregano I plucked from the mountian the other day and maybe some lemon and sage. Yay for Spa Day !


10 years ago

How do you get the curved text

10 years ago

Dear Brigette, I follow your posts every day and every single one of them are very inspiring to me. Thanks for this lovely post! x and love from Istanbul :)

10 years ago

Can’t wait to try this, i have some fresh lavender sitting in the garden waiting for me to treat myself with it :) yay i love steam facials http://happyhealthytips.weebly.com/

10 years ago

where do you suggest purchasing essential oils?

9 years ago

I love the pictures from this post! I also wrote an article debunking common facial steaming myths. I’d love to hear your opinion about it http://www.oilyskinblog.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-herbal-face-steaming-for-oily-skin/

8 years ago

I luv herbal facial steams I make for myself but going to start making to sell with my mud mask

7 years ago

I love the pictures, a great idea

6 years ago

I can’t wait to do my face steam. Getting all my herbs now.

5 years ago

Herbal is good for our skin forever. I have an oily skin problem and I am using now these 3 Steam facials to deal with oily skin – https://www.bebeautiful.in/all-things-skin/trending/these-steam-facials-are-everything-your-oily-skin-needs it really works for me. Who have oily skin problem i suggest to use these tips…

I love your article about herbal and floral steam facial,i have the dry skin issue and i think rose is perfect for my skin,definitely gone try this soon,Thanks for the post!