Fig + Yarrow is a small-batch, artisan line of handcrafted beauty items with unique offerings. One of them being Herbal Steam, available in five varieties: Botanical, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Each blend contains a mixture of flowers and herbs, creating a delightful sensory experience.
Herbal Steams have a variety of uses:
– Facial steam to aid in clearing pores of excess oil, dirt and bacteria. Steaming promotes circulation, oxygenation and detoxification, and provides a relaxing moment of deep breathing.
– Add to warm bath for a relaxing and nourishing soak
– Use as loose leaf tea
I chose their Spring Herbal Steam, a pretty multi-colored assortment of purifying, soothing and nurturing botanicals for skin-nourishing hydration and deep cleansing of pores. Fig + Yarrow hits the mark on creating a delightful aromatic experience, one I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I did. The aromas are powerful, it’s evident quality ingredients are used to create a relaxing at-home facial. Skin appears to glow more than when using plain old steamy water, too.
Herbal Steam is simple to use: place a small handful in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to slightly cool so you don’t burn your pretty face, place a towel over your head, and create a steam tent. Breathe deeply and relax 5-15 minutes, zen out. Afterward, strain the resulting tea and enjoy while finishing your skin care repertoire!
You can steam bare-skinned, over a deep-pore cleansing mask, or during a secondary cleanse with your favorite cleanser. Take your DIY facial to the next level and get creative, the possibilities are endless!
Product: Fig + Yarrow Spring Herbal Steam
What it is: A blend of herbs and flowers to deeply cleanse
Ingredients: Tilia cordata (linden) blossom*, Chrysanthemum x morifolium (chrysanthemum) blossoms*, Lavandula x intermedia (lavender) flowers*, Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) flowers*, Rosa damascena (rose) petals*, Urtica dioica (nettle) leaves*, calendula officinalis (marigold) flowers*, Trifolium pratense (red clover) blossoms*.
FYI: Perfect for a unique gift-giving idea or addition to your DIY facial. 2 oz doesn’t sound like much, but a small handful is all you need and expands quite a bit in water. In reality, you’ll get several steam sessions out of a single.
Where to buy: Fig + Yarrow $26, Urban Outfitters $16