Peppermint & Rosemary Facial Steam

"This herbal steam will open pores, extract impurities and clear sinuses. It is also very helpful for alleviating headaches. From a spa pamphlet I received recently."
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Ready In:
1 steam


  • 4 drops peppermint essential oils
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oils
  • 1 gallon boiling water


  • Pour boiling water in a large bowl, and let cool slightly before adding the oils.
  • Add oils.
  • Put face over bowl and cover head with a towel.
  • Allow vapors to steam skin and accumulate for 10 minutes.

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  1. Starfire aka Wendy
    It is now part of my weekly regiment.
  2. flutedancer92
    LOVE IT !!! unforgettable memories with my GIRLFRIENDS!!!
  3. winkki
    This was a wonderful solution to an unhappy combination of a migraine and a sinus infection. I used one of those spa facial steamers which only takes about a cup of water, so reduced the oils accordingly. The peppermint made it easier to breathe and the rosemary was very relaxing. Just the smell alone was wonderful - I'm thinking about doing this on the stovetop as a simmering potpourri type of thing. Thanks for posting a wonderful, pampering (and super easy!) spa luxury that can be easily done at home. :)
  4. Kay D.
    I made this last night for my fiance, who is suffering from a head cold. I left out the rosemary oil and doubled the peppermint oil. He said it not only allowed him to breathe better, but made his throat a little less scratchy too. I could feel it opening my sinuses just standing next to him. Great remedy; thanks!
  5. KitchenManiac
    This was great, recently quit smoking (2W 1D to be detailed) and I have been feeling really depressed and yucky. This was a great pick me up. The peppermint vapour was great when I took deep breaths. And the Rosemary soothed my nerves something I really needed. BUT the best bit was after the steam!! My skin was radiant!! It glowed AND i looked really healthy!! Thank you very much Rebekah826 for the great pick me up.



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