10 DIY At Home Facial Steams for Clear Glowing Skin

When stress occurs it manifests in our skin as; acne, eczema, psoriasis and more. A great alternative to bedtime bath rituals is a DIY all-natural facial steam using essential oils and herbs.

For many of us soaking in the tub with our favorite natural products is a great way to calm our mind and body after a stressful day. Finding ways to add more self-care into our skincare routine while decreasing stress levels is an important part of maintaining healthy, glowing skin. When stress occurs it manifests in our skin as; acne, eczema, psoriasis and more. A great alternative to bedtime bath rituals is a DIY all-natural facial steam using essential oils and herbs.

What are the benefits of facial steams?

If you've ever had a facial at a spa a professional esthetician will typically include steaming your face prior to extractions. Steaming releases & loosens dirt and debris in your pores which makes it easier to remove whiteheads and blackheads. However, we recommend that you leave that part to the professional so you avoid scaring your skin. Additional benefits of at home facial steams include:

  • Increased perspiration which promotes healthy circulation giving you a healthy glow.
  • Hydrating your skin which helps the absorption of moisture from your skin care products.
  • Helping you to de-stress since steaming requires you to breathe.
  • Essential oil and herbs used in facial steam are relaxing and soothing to the mind and body.
  • Allows your products to penetrate deeper.

Here's how to create your own soothing facial steam with herbs (dried or fresh), florals (dried or fresh), and essential oils:

Note: 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs/flowers = 2 teaspoons of dried herbs/flowers

Soothing Herbal Facial Steam


  • 1 medium to large sized glass bowl
  • 1 bath towel


  • 1 tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 tbsp dried rose petals
  • 1 tbsp dried calendula
  • 1 tbsp dried chamomile
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Find a comfortable table and chair, most likely a dining or kitchen table.
  • Play your favorite tune to help you stay in a Zen mode.
  • Tie your hair back to ensure it stays away from your face.
  • Cleanse your face using a natural exfoliant.
  • Rinse face with lukewarm water.
  • Pour 4 cups of water to a medium to large size bowl.
  • Add your favorite combination of herbs, flowers, essential oils, or other ingredients to the bowl. Mix slowly.
  • Lean over the bowl mixture, keep your face about 8 inches from the water, and drape a towel over your head to create a tent. You can control the heat by raising or lowering your head over the water.
  • Steam your face for 10 minutes or until the steam dissipates.
  • Rinse your face lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
  • If you want to create a home spa facial continue with a mask, toner, serum and moisturizer. When applying your moisturizer use upward strokes, gently massage your forehead, checks and neck.

Here are 10 combinations you can try depending on what you want to achieve or solve:

1. Hydrating

  • 3 ml dried chamomile
  • 3 ml dried rose petals
  • 6 ml lemon peel (fresh really is best)

2. Sensitivity

  • 4 ml dried white willow bark
  • 2 ml dried calendula
  • 2 ml dried peppermint

3. Soothing

  • 5 cucumber slices
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

4. Uplifting

  • 4 ml orange + lemon peels
  • 1 Chai tea bag
  • 5 drops essential oil

5. For dry skin

  • 1 tbsp dried rose
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 tbsp dried borage

6. For oily skin

  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp dried sage
  • 1 tbsp peppermint

7. Detox

  • 1 tbsp lemon peels
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 5 drops peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil

8. For Acneic skin

  • 2 tsp dried lavender flowers
  • 2 tsp dried sage leaves
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil

9. For Ageing skin

  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers
  • 1 drop of frankincense essential oil

10. Add these options:

  • Lavender - for stress and insomnia
  • Parsley - a natural astringent and heals acne
  • Geranium - a natural astringent
  • Eucalyptus - relieves nasal decongestion and acne
  • Fennel - contains anti-aging antioxidants
  • Chamomile - soothes irritated or sensitive skin

As you can see creating an at-home steam facial is an easy and inexpensive technique to add to your skincare routine especially when you don't have the time to head to the spa. By adding facial steaming combined with Pure Fiji's natural skincare products to your weekly skincare routine you'll begin to feel less stressed, more energized, and your skin will have that natural glow you've always wanted. Start the New Year fresh by treating yourself to a DIY home spa party with the girls and reap the many benefits you deserve!