Including yarrow in this facial steam can help to lower fever and reduce congestion. Get a copy of this herbal recipe of facial steam from Bendigo apothecary.

There are a lot of herbs that are beneficial for your health, especially during winter. Yarrow is one that grows easily and is very versatile.

What You Need For Herbal Facial Steam

  • A large bowl, preferably heatproof
  • A towel
  • ½ cup of dried organic yarrow
  • ½ cup of dried organic rose petals
  • ½ cup of dried organic rosemary
  • ½ cup of dried organic calendula
  • ¼ cup of dried organic spearmint
  • 6 cups of boiling water

What To Do

  1. Add all the herbs to your bowl and mix well.
  2. Pour the boiling water over the herbs. Cover with towel and leave for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Lift the towel, lean over the bowl, and use the towel to trap the steam.
  4. Breathe in the steam for 10 minutes.

Adapted from a recipe by Stacey & Miranda in their book ‘Plants of Power’.

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