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  • Heather Shannon

Invigorate Your Senses with a Lavender Sage Herbal Steam

Updated: Mar 5

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As winter drags on do you find yourself in need of a little self-care? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard for two powerful allies: lavender and sage. When combined in a relaxing herbal steam, these aromatic herbs can work wonders for your skin, sinuses, and overall well-being.

What You'll Need:

  • A handful of fresh or dried lavender buds

  • A handful of fresh or dried sage leaves

  • A large heatproof bowl

  • Boiling water

  • A towel

How to Prepare:

  1. Start by boiling a pot of water on the stove.

  2. While the water is heating up, gather your fresh or dried lavender buds and sage leaves. If you aren't growing them yourself, you can find these herbs at your local health food store or online.

  3. Once the water is boiling, carefully pour it into the heatproof bowl.

  4. Add the lavender buds and sage leaves to the bowl of hot water.

  5. Lean over the bowl with your face about 8-10 inches away and drape a towel over your head to create a tent that traps the steam.

  6. Close your eyes and take slow, deep breaths, allowing the aromatic steam to envelop your senses.

The Benefits:

  • Skin Rejuvenation: The steam helps open up your pores, allowing impurities to be released and leaving your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.

  • Sinus Relief: Inhaling the steam can help clear congestion and soothe irritated nasal passages, making it a great remedy for colds, allergies, and sinus infections.

  • Stress Reduction: The calming scents of lavender and sage have been shown to promote relaxation and reduce stress levels, helping you unwind after a long day.

  • Mood Enhancement: Breathing in the fragrant steam can uplift your mood and improve mental clarity, leaving you feeling more focused and energized.

Tips for a Relaxing Experience:

  • Play some soft music or light a few candles to create a tranquil atmosphere.

  • Take your time and enjoy the steam for 10-15 minutes, allowing yourself to fully relax and unwind.

  • Follow up with a gentle facial massage or apply a moisturizer to lock in the benefits of the steam.

Incorporating a lavender sage herbal steam into your self-care routine is a simple yet effective way to pamper yourself and promote overall wellness. So why not treat yourself to a little spa day at home? Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you for it.

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