There’s nothing quite like a steam to bring oxygenated blood to the skin’s surface. You can spend $100 or more for an hour-long spa facial that includes a steam or you can place your head over a teapot. I first learned about teapot facials several years ago from my frugal friend Janine. I’ve since learned quite a bit more about teapot steams. Here’s the perfect recipe for a teapot steam. Try it out and see how amazing your skin feels.
What you need:
- A teapot.
- Distilled water.
- Your favorite herb or oil. You can use a lavender, sprig of rosemary, rose petals, sage, peppermint, apple cider vinegar, crushed fennel seeds, rose oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, neroli oil, frankincense oil. You can also skip the herb or oil if you don’t have any around. I highly recommend eucalyptus when you’re sick or just stuffy and lavender for every day use.
- A towel.
How to do it:
- Cleanse face.
- Boil 4 cups of distilled water in the teapot.
- Remove teapot from stove and add herbs. Let steep for 10 minutes.
- Put the teapot on a table that’s low enough so you can bend over the pot giving yourself at least 10 inches of space between your bowed head and the teapot.
- Place a large towel over your head and the pot, creating a tent. Close eyes and breathe the steam in deeply for 10 minutes. Move face closer or further from teapot depending on your steam sensitivity. Do try to keep face at least 10 inches from the top of the pot. You don’t want the steam burn your face.