The Venus Steam
The Venus Steam was created to bring thoughts of love and care to your life. It is a blend of invigorating herbs and flowers chosen to both detox and soothe skin and mind. The warm caress of the vapor, the intoxicating scent of the blend, and the intention set in every step of creation will leave you feeling uplifted and open to receive.
Ingredients: Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion)*, Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower)*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus)*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint)*
Use your blend to create a:
Facial Steam - add boiling distilled water to approximately 1/4 - 1/2 cup of herbs. Steep for 2 minutes, then lean over the steam with a towel draped over your head. Inhale and relax for 5 - 7 minutes. Full instructions and more information can be found here.
Yoni Steam - prepare your steam in the same way as for a facial steam, but squat over the steam with a blanket or heavy skirt around you. You may want to spend more time over your steam than you would with a facial steam.
Facial Toner - brew your herbs as a tea, or save your steam water to use as a refreshing face mist, face mask activator, or toner (add a few drops apple cider vinegar to make a more astringent toner). Be sure to use distilled (not spring or tap) water and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Herbal Vinegar - infuse vinegar by filling a lidded, glass jar with your botanical blend. Add white or apple cider vinegar to cover the herbs and seal the jar. Shake well and store in a cabinet for 6 weeks, shaking each day. Upon completion, strain your botanicals out and use the vinegar in cooking or dilute with distilled water to drink or use as a toner.
Hydrosol - fresh is typically best for hydrosols, but dried herbs do work well. Rehydrate your herbs in a lidded stock pot with 2 - 3 inches distilled water. Place a steam basket, stand, or other heat proof item to set a bowl on so that it is not in the water. Cover the pot by placing the lid upside down on it. This will force the condensation to drip into your catchment bowl. Heat your botanicals, but try not to bring them to a full boil, and allow the condensation to collect in your bowl for 20 minutes. You can place ice cubes on top of your lid to speed the condensation. The water that collects in the bowl is your hydrosol. Store in a clear glass container so you can see if any ghosts form, but a pure hydrosol has a relatively long shelf life.
The Alluring Alchemist is proud to be registered with Leaping Bunny as cruelty free and all of our products are vegan.