Facial Oil Application
This article on facial oil application is an important one, especially for those replacing their chemically manipulated, waterlogged face creams with a pure, natural face oil.
If that’s you I congratulate you! It’s one of the wisest choices you’ll make in relation to personal care in your lifetime.
Facial creams are usually anywhere between 75% and 95% water, which means that a good amount of cream needs to be applied in order to see and feel any discernible benefits. Water has zero nutritive value.
The oils in a pure, natural facial oil all possess nutritive and healing value, so you only need a very small amount to see and feel significant improvements. It makes for quite a big shift in approach for those leaving behind facial creams in favour of facial oils because the quantities required differ so much.
Using any more than two to six drops of Wild As The Wind FACIAL OILs is unnecessarily excessive. So, hopefully this facial oil application article will help you save money as well as help you to improve the condition of your skin and overall health!
My Facial Oil Application Approach
I like to immerse myself in the process of applying my face oil. I love to drink in the smell of the oil, allowing it to relax and uplift me, and I love to pay attention to how it improves the condition of my skin.
Wild As The Wind FACIAL OILs are formulated to provide emotional support as well as delivering a lot of healing benefits to our complexion. They work on every level of our being.
So, in a nutshell, this is how I apply my face oil:
I place three drops on the tips of my tightly touching fingers, with my hand out flat in the horizontal position, whilst my glasses are still on, and then I replace the pipette in the bottle… and do the one handed screw top action until the lid is firmly on. Then I take off my specs, and gently rub the oil between the fingertips of both of my hands whilst they’re in the prayer position under my nose, breathing in the aroma, slowly and deeply, in a couple of long breaths, then I dot my fingertips on my brow, cheeks, chin and neck… then I join the dots!
Late at night it’s important to engage the Vagus Nerve… As I’m cleansing before bed I breath deep to the bottom of my lungs through my nose, slowly breathing out through my mouth, up to ten times, even when applying my face oil. The Vagus Nerve engages the Parasympathetic nervous response, which takes us out of Fight or Flight, and puts us into Rest, Restore & Relax mode. I also gently rub the residual face oil on my finger tips on the Vagus points behind my ears after rubbing my facial oil into my face…. This has the same effect as my breathing exercise.
It is also possible to engage the Vagus Nerve though taking cold showers as well as through intermittent fasting… but I prefer my methods!
A general approach to facial oil application is discussed further on in this article, as are the issues of sensitive skin and allergies, so please read on. Also, the need to alternate facial oils to maintain optimal benefits from your face oils is covered. As this applies to everyone it is important for you to read this section.
Contraindications :: Avoid Vagus nerve stimulation if you are tachicardic.
In This Article:
- Facial Oil Application
- Facial Oil Technical Information
- Facial Oil Parity
- The Need To Alternate Facial Oils
- FACIAL OIL Application Considerations…
- Facial Oil Application & Allergies
- Facial Oil Application Contraindications
- Wild As The Wind Facial Oils
- Facial Oil Patch Testing
- FACIAL OIL Blends With Essential Oils
- Facial Oils For Dry, Oily & Combination Skin
- Acne & Other Outbreaks
- Cleanse Before Moisturising
- Wild As The Wind Cleanser Application
- Facial Oil Applications
- Crapey Skin & Age Spots
- Allergies And Intolerances
- General Advice
- Facial Oil Application No-No’s
Facial Oil Technical Information
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils :: Period after opening 6 months / 9-12 months if refrigerated. Not to be used whilst pregnant or using contraindicated medications. Avoid if you have an known allergy to any of the ingredients. Perform a skin test on the soft skin of your forearm before applying on face.
Facial Oil Parity
Not all facial oils are created equally. Some will have better ingredients than others, and some will sadly have synthetic chemical ingredients, all of which are likely to have put in an appearance in the article Skincare Ingredients To Avoid.
The approach to facial oil application will not differ from one pure face oil to another, but the amount of oil used will be different, as will the regularity of use. Always check to see if pure essential oils have been used, and look for the manufacturers usage advice to determine the quantity of oil to be applied during each facial oil application.
For example, Wild As The Wind advocate using two to six drops of our facial oils twice a day, as long as you have no allergies or other sensitivities. Applying your facial oil first thing in the morning and last thing at night will achieve the best results.
The Need To Alternate Facial Oils
As with the need for a varied diet, and switching shampoos for best results, it is important to alternate your facial oil every now and again.
Huge benefits are seen when someone switches to using Wild As The Wind Facial Oils, and then continued use maintains all of these gains. However, after two or three bottles of the same face oil it is always wise to switch to an alternative oil to ensure optimal efficacy is maintained.
It’s recommended that you take a minimum of a seven day break from your usual face oil, although a two week, or even a month break would be really helpful, every now and again.
Taking a break for less than a week will not be sufficient.
FACIAL OIL Application Considerations…
If you have sensitive skin, as a lot of Wild As The Wind facial oil customers do, it is best to perform a patch test prior to applying facial oil to your face. This is explained further along in this article.
Sadly, we are living in an increasingly toxic environment, with our food being produced in ever more unnatural ways. Airborne pollutants are coming at us thick and fast, and toxic substances are routinely used to make conventionally produced skincare and household products. These things bioaccumulate within our systems, therby compounding the problems they create.
Did you know that if you aren’t using eco cleaning products, instead of the chemical alternatives, then the chemical exposure you are subjecting yourself to is equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day!?
Sadly, our body’s ability to cope with these artificial chemicals and pollutants is increasingly being compromised. Plus, electromagnetic smog from wireless technologies is really undermining our immune systems and causing us to develop all sorts of allergies.
However, if you eat organic food and you live in a less congested, more rural environment, the chances are you will not have developed any allergies yet.
The good news is that even those with sensitive skin and several allergies tend to see improvements in these things when using two applications of Wild As The Wind FACIAL OILs a day.
Nevertheless, a patch test is always recommended, no matter what. It’s always better to be safe than sorry… it’s not worth being gung-ho just in case you’re the one in 10,000 to have an adverse reaction.
*FACIAL OIL No. 2 and FACIAL OIL No. 8 have been tested on many thousands of women in the UK. Only five women have had an adverse reaction, and in every case the reactions were very mild :: in all cases their skin became slightly more pink and a little warmer, but there was no itching.
*When you apply Wild As The Wind face oils to your face the blood tends to rush to the surface of the skin and you will looked flushed for about thirty seconds. This is because the blood is coming to retrieve the goodness in the oils. We absorb 60% of what we put on our skin, which then goes on to enter our blood supply.
Facial Oil Application & Allergies
Please do not consider facial oil application until you have read the full list of ingredients in your facial oil. It is best to read all of the information pertaining to your facial oils as well as the feedback the oils have received. You can never be too careful. There’s a lot of products out there doing an awful lot of harm!
If you have developed a number of allergies throughout your lifetime then we advise you to proceed with caution. Perhaps, only apply your FACIAL OIL at night, and use it intermittently with another natural, unscented base oil like Nigella Sativa Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil or Raspberry Seed Oil, to avoid building up an intolerance to it over time.
*When we say ‘unscented’ we mean without essential oils.
*People on certain medications, and those who have used popular essential oils, like Lavender Essential Oil, in it’s undiluted form for extended periods of time, over the process of a number of years, will have an increased risk of an adverse reaction to products containing essential oils.
Facial Oil Application Contraindications
*Avoid certain essential oils during pregnancy. For example, there are essential oils within FACIAL OIL No. 2 which act as an emmenagogue, and/or an abortifiicent, which will stimulate the blood flow in the pelvic region, and could contribute to a number of factors that may induce miscarriage.
Wild As The Wind Facial Oils
*Both FACIAL OIL No. 2 and FACIAL OIL No. 8 contain Lavender Essential Oil and Geranium Essential Oil, which are the two essential oils that have caused allergy issues in a handful of people. These facial oils have been tested on thousands of people.
*Please note :: All Hydrosol Toners contain a single essential oil.
Facial Oil Patch Testing
If you are unsure about how you may react to a certain facial oil blend then you can always perform a patch test prior to full facial oil application.
Place a single drop of facial oil on the inside skin of your forearm. If no reaction is encountered you are unlikely to suffer an adverse reaction after facial oil application to both your face and neck.
We advise the avoidance of facial oil application until you have performed due diligence and established what oils you are tolerant of.
FACIAL OIL Blends With Essential Oils
Some facial oils use botanical extracts that are obtained by steeping plant matter in base oils. These are not essential oils, and the influence they exert will be more subtle.
Essential oils are more potent than steeped botanicals and so quantities need to be greater than with essential oils within facial oils which are blended using essential oils.
Facial Oils For Dry, Oily & Combination Skin
Wild As The Wind facial oils that are blended with essential oils. All possess an adaptogenic component, which means they respond to our individual skin type, supplementing the skin where it is deficient, and reducing where there is a surplus.
This is also true where combination skin is concerned.
Essentially this means that if you have oily skin or dry skin, or patches of both conditions, Wild As The Wind facial oils will restore a healthy balance, eliminating excess oils and moisturising dryness.
Acne & Other Outbreaks
Cleanse Before Moisturising
Wild As The Wind recommend using a combination of OrganicJojoba Oil and Witch Hazel to safely remove makeup. Even those with the most sensitive of skin can tolerate this combination.
After you have removed your makeup it is best to use a Toner. Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Toners are ideal as they are free from harsh ingredients. Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Toners do not contain alcohols, parabens and harsh surfactants like SLS and SLeS which are commonly found in other products. These other products are often endocrine disrupting, and leave harmful residues on the skin.
Instead, our Hydrosol Toners deliver very healthful moisture to the skin which will be locked in by the FACIAL OIL No. 2 or FACIAL OIL No. 8, or any other of our hydrating and moisturising base oils.
Surfactants, which are added to make products foam, are typically found in most personal care products, like soaps and shampoos, facial cleansers and facial scrubs etc. The main surfactants are:
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
- Disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate
- Ammonium laureth sulfate
- Cocoamidopropyl betaine
- Alpha-Olefin sulfonate
Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Toner Application
There are two key ways of using Hydrosol Toner. The preferred method is to simply squirt the Hydrosol Toner directly onto your natural, makeup-free facial skin, and then use a Muslin Cloth Exfoliator to remove dirt etc.
Close eyes before spraying three or four squirts of Hydrosol Facial Toner onto your face. Allow your Hydrosol Facial Toner to sit on your face whilst you rinse your Muslin Cloth Exfoliator in hot water.
After wringing out your muslin cloth, start massaging the skin on your forehead and work your way down to the bottom of your face. Rinse your cloth regularly, always applying to the face when hot.
Facial Oil Applications
Place approximately four to six drops of your facial oil in the palms of your hands and rub them together vigorously to warm the oil. Raise to your face and open hands in the gesture of a book and then inhale deeply a couple of times.
Rewarm the oil and apply it gently to the face in tight circular motions.
As with the cleanser, always apply around the eyes first and leave the problematic areas last to avoid cross-infection.
Also apply to the neck and décolletage, adding a few more drops if required.
Facial oil can also be applied to the backs of our hands to help dissolve age spots and reduce other signs of ageing.
*We also advocate taking Milk Thistle to reduce the severity of Liver spots.
Crapey Skin & Age Spots
If you suffer from crapey skin and liver spots on the arms, we recommend using FACIAL OIL No. 2 on your arms as well. It is also particularly good at relieving dry and cracked skin on our elbows.
To reap all the benefits of this amazing oil blend, apply a minimum of twice daily, after using a good hydrosol facial toner), as long as you do not suffer from intolerances.
Warning: FACIAL OIL No. 2 may mildly stain the neckline of clothes if continually exposed to these oil blends, for example: the neckline of your night clothes may be tinged with a mild amber colour if you use FACIAL OIL No. 2 as a night repair serum.
Allergies And Intolerances
We do not build up allergies and intolerances over night. They are usually the result of a long-term accumulation of toxins in the body, or the consequence of prolonged and sustained exposure to environmental toxins, prescription drugs, cleaning chemicals, EMF and cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes that are full of nasty chemicals.
Most things are ultimately toxic in large doses, and essential oils are no exception. In fact, essential oils are so potent that they must always be diluted before use.
Most prescription drugs, designed to be taken orally, will become toxic in larger doses other than the stated dose, and the same is true of extremely excessive use of essential oils.
However, certain people will be more toxic than others depending on their age and circumstances, which usually means a reduced tolerance to all other substances they come into contact with.
The more toxic you are the more likely you will have a reaction to things like essential oils. Unfortunately, the older you are the more likely you are to be increasingly toxic. (This will not be true if you are performing several liver flushes a year, enjoy your coffee enemas and live on green leafy vegetables alongside all the other coloured vegetables in the spectrum. You know who you are!)
You will also be more toxic if you smoke and drink heavily, or you eat a lot of processed foods. Your toxicity levels will increase if you do not eat a lot of vegetables, you spend a lot of time on computers, or digital devices, and you live in a city. This will also likely be the case if you have amalgam fillings or any form of chronic dental or bodily infection etc…
*I have smoked filterless roll-ups, and have been addicted to sugar all my life. (Sugar is the worst neuro-toxin there is!) I have also lived in city centres, eaten some pretty dodgy food and I was vegetarian for 13 years, even though, without knowing it, I was allergic to grains and legumes, (beans, peas, and lentils)… Yep! That made me pretty sick…
But, can I use all the Wild As The Wind products? Of course I can! ♥
I use two applications of facial oil daily.
*I’ve also quit smoking, never eat grains or legumes… or dairy. ♥
I still struggle with my sugar addiction…
The more toxins you have been exposed to the more sparingly you should use your Wild As The Wind facial oils. It is always best to start using new products cautiously in order to gain confidence in them. We advise this approach.
The greater your toxicity levels the more likely you are to have a reaction to Wild As The Wind products.
Only you and your healthcare professional can truly gauge the level of toxicity you are presently at. But allergies and intolerances are a good indication of systemic toxicity.
Avoid facial oil application until you have consulted with your healthcare professional if you are uncertain about anything.
Facial Oil Application No-No’s
WARNING: Certain essential oils are contraindicated for certain prescription drugs. Please read your prescription drug information sheet to determine contraindications with essential oils and base oils before using any of the Wild As The Wind products.
WARNING: Toxins build up over time in the body. If you expose yourself to anything in too great a dose, over a sustained period, then the likelihood will be that you will develop a toxic reaction and become intolerant to the substance. We advise you to enjoy your Wild As The Wind products sparingly.
Wild As The Wind cannot be held responsible for any adverse reaction if you knowingly apply a Wild As The Wind product that is contraindicated by the manufacturer of your prescription medication, or if you have a known allergy.
Also, even if you have no known precondition we still advise caution when using Wild As The Wind products for the first time. Performing a patch test is advisable, either on the soft skin on the inside of your forearm, or on the back of your hand.
Avoid facial oil application until such time that you are confident you can use your facial oil without triggering an allergic reaction.
If you are going to have a reaction it will happen quite quickly. If there has been no reaction within ten minutes then you are unlikely to have a reaction to the product.
Always keep cosmetics out of the reach of children.
The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.