DIY Herbal Facial Steam

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This DIY herbal facial steam is so easy to make and it's a great way to naturally reduce acne breakouts, boost circulation and remove toxins. These also make great DIY wedding favors and bridesmaid gifts as well as homemade stocking stuffers.

This DIY herbal facial steam is so easy to make and it’s a great way to naturally reduce acne breakouts, boost circulation and remove toxins. You can customize your own DIY herbal facial steam with the herbs best suited for your skin type based on their natural skin care properties or simply give my own herbal facial steam recipe below a try!

This DIY herbal facial steam is so easy to make and it's a great way to naturally reduce acne breakouts, boost circulation and remove toxins. These also make great DIY wedding favors and bridesmaid gifts as well as homemade stocking stuffers.

DIY Herbal Facial Steam

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon rose petals
1 Tablespoon lavender flowers
1 Tablespoon chamomile flowers
1 Tablespoon comfrey leaf

Instructions:

For this herbal facial steam recipe I used a packages of two .5 oz. jars manufactured from Art-C® Embellishments. These can easily be found in most craft stores in the scrapbooking section. Not only did I think these jars were super cute, but they’re also a great size for gifting these DIY herbal facial steams especially as DIY wedding favors or bridesmaid gifts!

Don’t feel limited by these jars however. You can increase the recipe for this DIY herbal facial steam and use a larger jar for your personal use, or buy other jars in a size or quantity that best suits your needs. Mountain Rose Herbs carries glass salve jars in 1 oz. up to 4 oz. as well as 2 oz. spice bottles with a cork top. For larger preparations they also sell larger wide mouth with cork tops.

To make this DIY herbal facial steam, use a measuring spoon to measure out the ingredients into a glass bowl. Mix well to combine, then use a funnel to add the herbs to your containers. This herbal facial steam recipe fills four .5 oz. jars.

To use simply empty contents of one jar into 2 cups of water on the stove. Bring the water to a simmer, then remove from heat. Tent a towel over your head over top of the pot of water and herbs for 5-7 minutes inhaling deeply.

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The Bath, Beauty and Home Fragrance Giveaway

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Some of my favorite handmade products are those geared toward bath, beauty and home. Therefore I thought it’d be fun to offer a giveaway to my readers for a chance to win a selection of handmade products within those categories! To put this contest together, I joined up with three other great artisans – Blackberry Thyme, Still Water Candles, and Face. Body. Feet. One lucky winner will receive handmade products from all three of these shops along with a selection of handmade soaps from my own shop, Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.
Handmade White Tea and Ginger Goat Milk Soap from Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen

Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen was founded in 2001 after my handmade soap addiction got the best of me. I specialize in creating handmade shea butter soaps and lotions. When I’m not whipping up soaps, I love to listen to local live music, visit my city’s farmer’s market, read when time allows, and come up with fun and crafty new DIY projects for my blog, Soap Deli News. I am a proud single mother of a teenage son who is both a talented soccer player and a new driver in training. (He got his learner’s permit this summer!)

For this contest, I’ll be giving away three of my newest handmade soap bars – Handmade Lemon and Basil Shea Butter Soap, Handmade White Tea and Ginger Goat Milk Soap, and Handmade Coconut and Lime Goat Milk Soap. ($18 value.) In addition, you can also save an extra 25% off all sale products from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen when you use coupon code: BACKTOSCHOOL through September 30th, 2012. Buy as much as you want and never pay more than $6 in shipping!

Handmade Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle from Blackberry Thyme

Teresa, of Blackberry Thyme, is offering one of her luscious, Handmade Pumpkin Spice Soy Candles as a prize! ($8 value.) Heavily scented and dye free, this hand poured clean burning candle is a rich fragrance blend of cinnamon and clove with vanilla and coconut. (Be sure to read my review of Teresa’s candles that I posted a while back after making a purchase from her!)

Teresa opened her shop, Blackberry Thyme, in November 2007 as a way to create extra income for her family. She has always loved sewing and crafting and Blackberry Thyme allowed her the chance to be creative and remain a single, stay at home mom to her two children. Teresa specializes in hand crafting eco-friendly 100% soy wax candles, wax melts and handmade soaps. You can find her products both on Artfire and Bonanza.

Handmade Pamper Herbal Facial Steam from Face. Body. Feet.

Jacqueline, of Face. Body. Feet., is giving away one of her natural, herbal facial steams! The Pamper Herbal Steam consists of natural botanicals including chamomile, rose buds, lemongrass, passionflower, orange peel, and jasmine flowers blended together for a deep aromatic facial cleanse when added to boiling water. ($8 value.)

Jacqueline got her start into natural beauty after discovering Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Craftsin the library one summer.  Within it’s pages was a simple, natural bath tea recipe that Jacqueline thought would be fun to make. She purchased the herbal ingredients she needed for the recipe, and then made several lavender bath tea bags for her and her husband to try. All she remembers about that night was that she slept like a baby.

During Jacqueline’s research for natural ingredients and recipes, she discovered Etsy, an entire online marketplace for handcrafted items. After visiting Etsy’s bath and body section and seeing all of the great products people were offering, the seed was planted and Jacqueline started her own natural bath and body business, Face. Body. Feet.

Handmade Lilac Air Freshener in Jelly Jar from Still Water Candles

Janelle, of Still Water Candles, is sponsoring two of her delightfully scented Jelly Jar Air Fresheners for this giveaway – one in Lilac and one in Vanilla Sugar. These 4oz. air fresheners come in a cute jelly jar with a daisy cut lid to let the fragrance out. These air fresheners make the perfect substitute for areas where you can’t burn candles such as the dormitories, cars, or the office. They last much longer than candles and make adorable gifts. ($16 value.) Make any purchase from Still Water Candles through October 31, 2012 and use coupon code: 20FallSale to receive 20% off your purchase.

Janelle is 22 years old and recently graduated with a math degree. When she’s not making candles she enjoys reading, cooking, and walking her dog. Her shop, Still Water Candles, started out solely as a candle shop. However, since it’s conception, it has slowly evolved to also include sachets, air fresheners, and reed diffusers. She named her shop after one of her favorite verses, Psalm 23:2-3: “He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul.”

The total prize value of this contest is $50. If you’d like a chance to win, simply enter via Rafflecopter below through September 28, 2012. This contest is open to USA residents only, ages 18 and up.

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