Magnificent Morning Ritual

I’ve recently been paying more attention to my skin care routine, in particular my face.

One of the items that I find to be very beneficial is a morning  facial steam.

It can also be nice at night – along with a clean pair of jammies and clean bedding AND  a good book – it doesn’t get much better than that!

It takes about 10 minutes if I do it in the morning and really makes me feel clearer for most of the day. You can heat the water when you make your morning tea or coffee.

It’s a nice way to relax into the day while at the same time, energizing. It’s not hard to get up a little earlier to do this if that’s what you need to do since it is so enjoyable and takes little energy, especially if you get your items ready the night before.

It is making a huge difference in how I feel throughout the day. 

 I don’t have one of the facial steamers that you can buy although I wouldn’t mind checking one out, I have a bowl that I use especially for this, it’s stainless steel with a rubber bottom so there is less chance of spillage or breakage – something to always watch out for – a spill can be nasty, especially if you have children or pets around.

I keep it simple – add a few drops of what ever essential oil I’m in the mood for – eucalyptus, spearmint or myrtle if I want to be refreshed, frankincense is all around wonderful and today I used some Australian Sandalwood that I have, a lovely way to start the day.


Especially for the stronger essential oils, it’s important to let some of the essential oils diffuse before sticking your head under the towel over the steaming water so that they don’t burn your eyes or nose/throat.

Don’t get too close and enjoy.

You can see a selection of my essential oils here.

I think it would be a great idea to put an assortment of 5ml bottles together for this, stay tuned and let me know if you have any preferences for essential oils that you would like to start the day with. 


If you sell soaps, this would be a wonderful and easy product addition to your site as well. If you can find some nice headbands it would be even nicer, you could even go whole hog and add a plush towel.

A smaller one for blotting the face after spells l-u-x-u-r-i-o-u-s.

I did this to make up a few face spa Christmas baskets and it worked very well. I used a large plush towel as the basket/spa bag (I used a small basket and wrapped it up with the towel – I sewed one to make a beach bag for a Florida trip and just tied the other one for a more casual look – they were both nice.

You can put this together any time of the year and vary the colour scheme to suit the theme of the essential oils or time of year. I did all white with silver accents and it came out very nicely.

If you’re in the US, you can get some nice essential oils at a reasonable price at the sites listed on the sidebar, or for an absolutely decadent experience, try Nature’s Gift essential oils (I get no kickback for that, I just LOVE Marge’s oils, her rose otto would be to die for in a face spa basket).

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