The Best Essential Oils To Use For A Face Steam At Home

by Bella Martinez April 08, 2024

DIY | The Best Essential Oils For A Face Steam At Home

Facial steaming with essential oils has taken the beauty world by storm, offering a spa-like experience without the hefty price tag. Say goodbye to expensive skincare products and hello to radiant, healthy skin with our simple at-home facial steam routine. So, pour yourself some cucumber water, grab a clean towel, and let’s get to steaming! 

The Power Trio: Rosemary, Basil, and Spearmint

Indulge in luxurious skincare without breaking the bank with our new essential oil blend, Self Care. Crafted with a harmonious fusion of Rosemary, Basil and Spearmint, this blend is your ticket to pampered skin and a radiant summer glow, right from the comfort of your home.

Before diving into your DIY facial steam, let's explore the powerhouse essential oils that make our Self Care blend a must-have:

  • Rosemary: With analgesic properties, Rosemary essential oil helps regulate excess oil production, leaving your skin balanced and refreshed.
  • Basil: Infused with purifying elements, Basil essential oil works wonders in clearing blemishes and promoting a clearer complexion.
  • Spearmint: Known for its soothing and invigorating properties, Spearmint essential oil rejuvenates tired skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalized.

The Top Essential Oils For Face Steam

Along with Self Care, Edens Garden offers an extensive range of essential oils that suit your skincare needs. Here are a few of our faves based on your skin type:


  • Age Defy: From a cellular level, Age Defy essential oil blend reduces inflammation and helps sustain smoother, more radiant skin. It combines oils like Sandalwood and Frankincense essential oils that have been used throughout history for their beautifying benefits.
  • Pampered Skin: With the soothing and nourishing properties of Pampered Skin essential oil blend, you can feel confident that you have amazing support for dry skin.


  • Rosemary: Rosemary essential oil has analgesic properties and vital ingredients that can help prevent excess oil. 
  • Clary Sage: Clary Sage essential oil is one of the most popular oils for combating and controlling excess sebum production. It contains compounds like geranyl and linalyl acetate, which proactively help combat oil overproduction. 


  • Sandalwood: Similar to Lavender, Sandalwood has anti-inflammatory properties and is a great moisturizer. It works well with all skin types, which is why it’s such a popular ingredient for men’s shaving creams, colognes, and face washes.[1] 
  • Frankincense: Frankincense CO2 is commonly used to help manage oily and acne-prone skin. Revitalizing and healing, it is a powerful skincare remedy that supports a brighter, more even complexion.  

Revitalize Your Skin with DIY Facial Steaming

Experience the numerous benefits of facial steaming enriched with our Self Care essential oil blend:

  • It’s cleansing: Steaming causes your body to sweat. It opens up pores and purges toxins, dirt, and other impurities. Using this steaming technique can help clogged pores to give your skin an overall healthier glow. It also softens stubborn blackheads, making it easier to remove them. 
  • It’s soothing: Warm facial steam is a pleasant and relaxing experience. Throw in a few drops of the calming aromas of essential oils and you’ll soon enter a state of bliss. Peppermint oil is one of our favorites.
  • It releases acne-causing bacteria: Your skin naturally traps dirt, grime, and bacteria, which clog the pores and cause acne to form. Steaming helps unclog pores, thus reducing the frequency and severity of acne.[2] 
  • It aids circulation: Hot steam dilates blood vessels and increases perspiration. This supports a healthy blood and oxygen flow throughout your circulatory system. 
  • It helps with sinus congestion: Face steams with essential oils are particularly helpful when you’re sick. Steam inhalation with oils like Eucalyptus and Lemon essential oil is a natural way you can help relieve the symptoms of a cold or cough.[3] 
  • It frees trapped sebum: When oil is trapped in your skin, it causes bacteria to form. This in turn causes acne and blackheads to take root. The warm steam helps the sebaceous glands to open up and flow naturally.  

DIY Facial Steam Recipe with Self Care Blend

  1. Cleanse: Prep your skin with a gentle exfoliator.
  2. Set the Mood: Find a comfortable spot for your steam session.
  3. Heat the Water: Bring water to a simmer in a stovetop pot.
  4. Simmer & Add Oils: Reduce heat, pour hot water into a heat-resistant bowl, and add 2-3 drops of Self Care essential oil blend, or the oil of your choice. 
  5. Steam Time: Drape a towel over your head and bowl, creating a steam tent. Relax for 5-10 minutes, inhaling deeply and slowly.

Upgrade Your Skincare Routine

Now that you know more about the best essential oils for face steaming, why go to the spa when there is a much cheaper and easier way to enhance your skincare routine? Elevate your at-home spa experience with Edens Garden's high-quality, 100% pure essential oils, and pamper yourself with the gift of glowing skin! Purchase Self Care blend today! 


  1. Sandalwood Album Oil as a Botanical Therapeutic in Dermatology.
  2. Here’s Why You Need A Facial Steamer For Your Acne-Prone Skin.
  3. Can Essential Oils Treat Sinus Congestion?

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