Facial Essential Oils
Some of the most active ingredients in the best natural face oils are derived from essential oils. In fact, facial essential oils are considered vitally important within the skincare industry, providing many of the key anti-ageing, scar healing, Acne preventing and wrinkle removing ingredients in almost all of the facial oils and face creams which are commercially available today.
In addition to facial essential oils, the skincare industry also uses other types of botanicals, but again, just like with facial essential oils, these botanical extracts are from plants.
In This Article:
- Facial Essential Oils
- Best Facial Essential Oils
- Facial Essential Oil Of Choice
- Facial Essential Oils Do’s & Don’t’s
- Most Popular Facial Essential Oils
- Facial Essential Oil Cost
- Facial Essential Oils Used By Wild As The Wind
- Buying Facial Essential Oils
- Facial Essential Oils By Wild As The Wind
Best Facial Essential Oils
It is impossible to define the ultimate facial essential oil because everyone has different skin.
If you are showing signs of ageing and want to boost collagen, then Rose Otto Essential Oil and Geranium Essential Oil along with Frankincense Essential Oil are probably the three best essential oils for helping with this.
Palmarosa Essential Oil is an affordable option to Rose Otto Essential Oil.
But, if it’s age spots and fine lines you’re targeting, then you would most likely turn to Frankincense Carterii Essential Oil first, as this amazing essential oil will help diminish these for you.
However, some of the citrus essential oils are excellent for diminishing the appearance of age spots, although…
*Wild As The Wind refrain from using any citrus essential oils, aside from Sweet Orange Essential Oil and Bergamot FCF Essential Oil, in our skincare range as they are photo-toxic and can lead to the burning of the skin if it’s exposed to direct sunlight. You can read more about this in Organic Orange Essential Oil along with how to recognise photo-toxicity if you have it, and what to expect and what do about it.
The burns from citrus essential oils can be very severe, so we believe it is better to be safe rather than sorry.
That’s not to say all citrus essential oils are off limits. The very beautiful Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil is the only citrus essential oil which is naturally not photo-toxic, and Wild As The Wind rely on it very heavily.
The reason for this is that it has more D-limonene in it than Lemon Essential Oil, and so it is an antioxidant powerhouse!
***Bergamot FCF Essential Oil has been altered slightly to remove the photo-toxic constituent, making it safe for topical use, at the correct dilution, in direct sunlight.
We include Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil in our top selling face oil: FACIAL OIL No. 2, and we also include it in a pain relieving product: Frankincense & St John’s Wort Preparation to mitigate oxidative stress.
Frankincense Serata Essential Oil accompanies the Sweet Orange Essential Oil in Frankincense & St John’s Wort Preparation because of it’s profound ability to reduce inflammation.
Plus, Orange Essential Oil and Frankincense Essential Oil both appear in the most popular Wild As The Wind face oil :: FACIAL OIL No. 2. Not only do these two fabulously healing essential oils reduce the signs of ageing, they also reduce the appearance of puffiness, especially around the eyes and they improve the quality of the skin, smoothing it to an incredible finish.
Facial Essential Oil Of Choice
I personally would choose Rose Damascene, or Rose Otto Essential Oil as my preferred essential oil in any facial oil blend. But this isn’t surprising… I’m in my 50’s!
But, Rose Otto Essential oil is expensive!
But, everyone will have a different combination of favourite facial essential oils. And, these will change over time as well as with the seasons…
I personally hope I can inspire more people to learn about facial essential oils… because to learn about them is to fall in love with them!
This is why I have included the skincare benefits of essential oils in all of the essential oil profiles in the Essential Oils In Brief section.
Plus, eventually I hope you will feel confident enough to experiment with facial oil blends yourself. Not only is blending essential oils a beautiful thing to do, it’s actually becoming increasingly important for our health also.
Just a quick run through the article Essential Oil First Aid Kit reveals how essential oils are poised to take over from the failing modern medicine model.
Facial Essential Oils Do’s & Don’t’s
It is important to use essential oils in the correct dilutions. Read Using Essential Oils before preparing your blends at home.
And remember, just because an essential oil is a commonly used facial essential oil in many commercially available blends, it doesn’t mean it’s right for you!
Besides, a lot of the facial essential oils used in commercial blends are not all that they’re made out to be. Essential oil adulteration is common practice within the industry. This is mainly because some facial essential oils are so expensive it would make a lot of commercially available facial essential oil blends prohibitively costly for most people.
It is common practice to use Geranium Rose Essential Oil, passing it off as Rose Otto Essential Oil. Plus, it is also common practice to use Palmarosa Essential Oil or even Rose Maroc Absolute, (an adulterated version of an inferior quality Rose Essential Oil, which is stripped of all of it’s healing benefits, to achieve aromatic consistency).
When an oil is an Absolute it means it has been adulterated for the perfume industry. Read why this practice is only the tip of the iceberg when it come to toxicity levels of branded perfumes.
Facial essential oil adulteration is a massive problem, and is potentially detrimental to our health in many different ways.
Making Your Own Blends
Certain facial oils really don’t blend well. It is always best to consult an essential oil compatibility chart before making your own blends at home.
As mentioned, citrus essential oils are also best avoided in face oil blends, unless of course, you are only ever going to use them in winter.
Start simple, and feel your way forward. You don’t need every essential oil in your cupboard to go into your facial oil. A lot of oils share similar qualities and healing abilities. Choose the essential oils you prefer from an aromatic standpoint, and from a compatibility perspective, and keep things simple.
Also consult the essential oil profile pages in the Essential Oils In Brief section of the website to find which essential oils blend well with others.
If you blend a face oil that is profoundly healing, but smells awful, you won’t use it!
And, of course, it goes without saying… do not exceed an approximate 2% dilution of essential oils to carrier oil!
Most Popular Facial Essential Oil
Perhaps the most popular facial essential oil is Rose Oil. This is because it has anti-ageing, anti-blemish and anti-acne capabilities, and it’s also capable of being absorbed deeply by the skin. In addition, it draws all other facial essential oils and carrier oils, within a blend where Rose Essential Oil is present, deep into the skin also.
This is a blessing and a curse!
If, like the Wild As The Wind Rose Facial Essential Oil that we use in FACIAL OIL No. 2, the Rose Otto Essential Oil is pure, then this is a real blessing. However, if the Rose Essential Oil has been adulterated, as it has been in the vast majority of commercially available facial oil preparations, then this is a curse. Adulterated Rose Facial Essential Oil means that toxic substances are drawn deep within the skin where they are more able to enter the bloodstream.
As 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed by the body this is particularly bad news.
And don’t think that you will be spared from this risk if you pay an arm and a leg for your face oils.
High end facial oils are broadly made using adulterated ingredients and facial essential oils.
And, the same applies to an awful lot of the ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ products out there, too…
Facial Essential Oil Cost
If you think about it there’s only one good reason to adulterate a beautiful healing Facial Essential Oil… PROFIT!
Facial Essential Oils Used By Wild As The Wind
We believe we select all of the best Facial Essential Oils for our FACAIL OIL blends.
And, you can read testimonials about how effective these lovely oils are. Here’s one about FACIAL OIL No. 2 I received today:
When you buy creams and lovely smelling lotions from a market stall you never really know what you’re going to get till you’re at home and you try them. When I met Rachel at Wells market there was no doubt she’s incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about her topic – but being honest I thought I’d try her products mainly because they had the most tantalising aromas.
I reluctantly admit in the past I’ve been a bit of a ‘beauty snob’, buying items because of their brand or the labelling – which I now realise is all a bit of a swizz.
Since using Rachel’s products there are many small victories I’ve noticed – including my pre-bed cleansing ritual has reduced in time significantly – it’s a quick spritz with the cleanser and a warm rub and pat of her amazing oils – I even look forward to doing this before bed as its so relaxing, and it sets me up for good sleep. My face next day feels nourished and glowing – but never greasy. My friends, family (and even other half) have commented that my skin looks great at the moment.
But more than all that lovely stuff people have said to me – I FEEL so much better for using these products. They’re gentle, comforting and yet still incredibly effective – I don’t understand all the special powers all these aromas have – but I have noticed I’m a lot less stressed and more chilled lately. I have since used lots of Rachel’s other products – all of which I’ve been impressed with – even down to her simple lip salve.
Buying Facial Essential Oils
We stock most of the facial essential oil ingredients listed in our facial oils, and we will also source some of the more expensive facial essential oils for you if you would like us to.
Just send us an email requesting facial essential oil prices and then confirm via email which oils you would like to purchase along with the PayPal email address you use. We will then send you a PayPal invoice and will dispatch your facial essential oils on receipt of payment.
Facial Essential Oils By Wild As The Wind
I set up Wild As The Wind after I became really ill and then clawed my way back to half decent health. I’ll tell this story in full detail before the year is out, (see above link), but for now suffice to say I was in a bad way.
I relied heavily on essential oils during my recovery, and I have used my own facial essential oil recipe intermittently since my twenties, so the decision to set up Wild As The Wind when I was restored to good health, has been, in many ways, a journey that has brought me full circle in my life.
Wild As The Wind supply many of the facial essential oils we use in our own products and even some that we don’t. We are completely open about the ingredients we use because we believe that patenting and copywriting only serves the manufacturer and not the consumer.
Concealing the recipes of healing blends of essential oils, and anything else for that matter, deprives the population of the world the chance to heal. I don’t believe that anything else has retarded societal advancement as much as people’s determination to turn a profit for every new insight and innovation we have ever had…
That’s why I’m happy to reveal all the best facial essential oils Wild As The Wind use in our products. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Facial Essential Oil was written by Rachel Wild
I recommend GreenMedInfo as one of the best resources for further research into Facial Essential Oil.