Wild As The Wind exists for two key reasons:
This website is dedicated to raising awareness around these facts, providing you with an amazing wealth of ways you reclaim your health and detoxify your body and your life. It is very much hoped you will make good use of this free information and share it far and wide so that it may help others too.
Skincare & Health
Wild As The Wind came into being to help amplify the alarm bells that have been ringing for a while, and to help people reclaim their health.
The key objectives being:
Providing the real information people need to heal
Formulating exceptionally healing skincare products which can help heal us systemically
- Skin Conditions – what our skin health is telling us about our overall health
- Skin Problems
- The Best Skincare For All Skin Types!
- Affordable Natural Skincare
- Skincare Is Deeper than Skin Deep!
- Skincare Ingredients To Avoid
- Acne Causes & Cures
- Eczema & Psoriasis Causes & Cures
- Thyroid & The Skin Connection
- Rosemary Essential Oil For Stress Related Skin Conditions
- Gut Health – most skin conditions have their origin in a compromised digestive system
- Hormone Disrupting Substances & Cures
- Xenoestrogens, Weight Gain & Skin Health
- Heavy Metals
- Stress Is The Cause Of All Illness & Dysfunction
- The Ultimate Cause Of All Illness
- Best Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources
- 5 Body Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies
Toxic Skincare & Healthcare
Western medicine is treating our symptoms, and not the root causes of our conditions, so we never get better… And, their treatment plans are a combination of three options.
That’s it! When we distill the Western medicinal approach the treatment approach is this simple… they will cut you, poison you and burn you… end of story!
But, there’s is not the only way…
This website is here to explain why, and how you can turn things around in a much more natural and life-affirming way… because, given the alternative you will want to. And, because given the alternative, you can!
Our skin is under siege from every direction! From the inside, via processed foods and Phytoestrogens, and from the outside, via environmental toxins and Xenoestrogens, as well as the stress from work, family life, and from financial burdens that seem to increase year on year…
All of this exerts a massive toll on our bodies.
We need to remove the chemicals from our bodies. We need to remove the heavy metals from our bodies. We need to get rid of parasites. And mould / fungus. Plus, we need to restrict our exposure to non-native EMF. Quit eating sugar. And fake sugar. Work less. Enjoy more!
And, we need to go organic!
But, before we launch into the huge topics of biology versus chemistry, or organic versus chemical, which affect our ability to care for our skin, and our health in general, lets focus on the skin itself…
Skincare is a vast subject, and whilst our skin is the largest single organ of the body, the quality of our skin differs dramatically from one area to the next. On our face alone we have several different skin types, all demanding differing forms of nourishment. This is normal, but it presents us with quite a challenge when trying to find a facial serum that can supply all the needs of each area of the face.
Nevertheless, it is entirely feasible to develop a single facial oil blend that is so rich in nutrients, and fundamentally adaptogenic in its action, that it can support all the different skin types that make up combination skin. For example, the Wild As The Wind FACIAL OIL No. 2 is the ultimate skin food for all skin types, and unsurprisingly, it’s the biggest selling facial oil in our range.
I have been using Wild as The Wind face oil for 8 months now and the difference in my skin has been amazing. I am 44 and I developed middle age spots (having never suffered as a teen!), my spots have totally disappeared and my skin feels fresh every day. Not only that but I am not buying any moisturisers or cleaners so saving lots of money and saving the waste from packaging and plastic that most modern cosmetic products seem to come with. I would thoroughly recommend the face oil to anyone (and I use it on my body too!).Sonya, Wedmore, Somerset
However, FACIAL OIL No.2, whilst perfectly formulated for combination skin, is not necessarily the facial oil to use when the skin is also displaying evidence of specific skin conditions in the form of rashes and/or discolouration.
The truth be known, we are not legally entitled to make any claims about the medical efficacy of our oils because they are pure oils in their natural state and thus, cannot be copyrighted, unlike synthetic products, or adulterated natural substances, the manufacturers of which are permitted to lawfully make health claims.
Nevertheless, we are very grateful for the positive feedback we’ve received from people who have been using our facial oils, for kindly telling us that, time and again, our pure, natural oil blends have helped to relieve and reduce the symptoms of eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rosacea, amongst other conditions. Others report the lightening of sun spots and a reduction in scarring.
We know that Wild As The Wind FACIAL OIL No. 2 can really support people with these, and other skin conditions, in a number of ways, because our customers tell us so:
- Mild sun screen (unofficial)
- Powerfully anti-inflammatory & antioxidant
- Hormone balancing
- No toxic artificial ingredients
- Several of the oils used are known to reduce scarring
- Frankincense is known to lighten age spots
- May have cancer fighting potential due to antioxidant ingredients
However, please be aware, we still wouldn’t openly advocate using this oil as a medical treatment for specific skin conditions, as it is not permitted for legal reasons.
Diet & Supplementation For Skin Health
Improvements in diet, (i.e. a proper balanced organic diet), reduction in long-term stress, removal of allergens, and the supplementation of vitamin D from October through April in the UK along with the vitally important Vitamin K2, as well as ensuring we get eight hours of sleep a night, (preferably with a couple of hours before midnight), are all vital strategies for combating these kinds of skin conditions.
Read more about these subjects here:
You’ll be amazed at what is preventing us from getting a good nights sleep and from absorbing our food properly!
Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Vitiligo…
A lot of skin conditions, like acne, are due to hormonal imbalance, which also has a digestive component. Others, like psoriasis, are the consequence of compromised digestion due to auto-immunity, often including specific issues relating to the digestion of animal proteins, and thus, the sufferer will inevitably have a compromised immune system.
Both conditions usually have dietary issues as a factor; either insufficient nutrition, or overly toxic, highly processed, foods exacerbating their symptoms. Both conditions will respond well to removing pathogens and including highly nutritious, well tolerated foods. (Try the elimination diet to figure out intolerances, or obtain full-spectrum allergy testing from a reputable Kinesiologist.)
There is an increasing number of skin conditions, a lot of which are growing in severity. Aside from the problems created by poor diet, environmental toxins and overuse of medical drugs, particularly antibiotics, resulting in immune dysfunction and related conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis, we are also grappling with a lot of skin fungal infections, parasitic infections and toxic mould in our environments which correlates to many serious conditions.
Toe nail fungus is seemingly particularly on the rise, but cross-contamination, onto other areas of the body, is becoming more of an issue too. In the series of articles dedicated to Toxic Mould it is revealed how wireless technologies are providing the perfect breeding ground for toxic mould.
It is not possible to do justice to the subject of skin conditions in a single article; each one deserves at least one book written about them! Skin conditions are extremely serious in a lot of cases… they are our body’s way of letting us know we are unwell and that we need to take action to get well again. If we don’t listen to these all-important signs, our health will deteriorate further, as will our quality of life… Ultimately, our health will begin to fail us more severely.Skin conditions can be the outward signs of life-threatening conditions. We need to start taking them more seriously!
You can find more information about skin conditions in the following articles:
There’s also some great information about bathing in salt baths in the Wild as The Wind Blog, and the following 46 minute video by the inimitable John Bergman is very highly recommended…
Morbidity and mortality from skin conditions are both expected to increase… Prevalence and healthcare spending, related to skin disease, are considered among the fastest growing of any medical condition.
Owing to the severity of the situation relating to our skin conditions and what’s causing them, please share this article and/or Dr Bergman’s video with anyone you know who is at risk of developing severe or chronic skin disorders.
Also, keep reading this article yourself… in the final section I will briefly explain why we are in so much trouble where our skin is concerned.
There’s also a number of topical applications and processes that are particularly useful; exfoliating regularly, using a good toning cleanser, using Aloe Vera or applying natural honey face masks, with spices, such as Cinnamon, or cleansing clays, particularly Dead Sea Mud, and any of the following essential oils, as long as they are diluted properly:
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Ginger Essential Oil
- Organic Lemon Essential Oil
- Organic Lime Essential Oil
- Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- Turmeric Essential Oil
You can also use some of these ingredients in the form of condiments as part of your natural food prep… Spices and herbs make a great addition to food. So does citrus zest. Adding citrus zest, or a drop or two of citrus essential oils to drinking water is delicious!
Plus, adding fresh herbs to salads, making golden milk turmeric drinks (remembering to add black pepper to boost the absorbency of the turmeric by about 2,000%) and cinnamon to your fruit salads is a great way to go…
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Plus, it probably goes without saying, but FACIAL OIL No. 2 and FACIAL OIL No. 8 by Wild As The Wind are some of the best combinations of essential oils and carrier oils to put on your face … for ANY reason!
Why We Need To Get Serious About Skincare
But it’s not just our own personal bodily functions that are the issue here… Increasingly external factors are playing a critical role in our skin health…
Did you know?
Chemicals are only safety tested in isolation and not in relation to other chemicals.
The chemical industry has already released over 85,000 different chemicals into our environment, and the term ‘chemical reaction’ has been coined for a reason!
Skincare & Environmental Toxins
The chemicals broadly being used include quite a few Xenoestrogens, which are chemically synthesised oestrogens, which act as endocrine disruptors. This essentially means artificial hormones, created by the chemical industry, which are found slushing around in our environment, are altering the normal function of our natural hormones.
What it also means is that women today are under siege and we are getting sick at really alarming rates.
Read the in-depth series of articles dedicated to hormone health.
And, here’s more information on the subject of Skincare Ingredients To Avoid
Skincare & Xenoestrogens
Xenoestrogens are used in most till receipts, and most plastics. They are applied to pretty much any fabric at home and in our external environments in the form of flame retardants used in furnishings, carpets, cars, buses, planes etc, foams, building materials, electronics, and there’s a whole slew of them being used in insecticides… just too many to mention!
But you can find a comprehensive list here.
Xenoestrogens are not only playing a massive role in our deteriorating skin health, they are having a major disruptive impact on our bodies as a whole.
Xenoestrogens are even being used in mass produced skincare products. Read Skincare Ingredients To Avoid to learn more about this.
Then there’s the synthetic hormones that are actually to be found in our skincare products:
- 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC) and Benzophenone are both found in sunscreens
- Parabens: methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben are commonly used as preservatives in most of the skin and hair care products available on the market today… and, of course, they’re in our sun lotions too.
Read a much more comprehensive list of the key toxins in our skincare and healthcare products.
Sunscreens are a big contributor to toxins in the body, and have been cited as a leading cause of skin cancer.
Xenoestrogens aren’t good for us. They are even in our overly processed, denatured convenience food. But, that’s not all. There’s something called Phytoeostrogens, which are oestrogens that occur naturally in certain foods, especially in things like soy, oats, barley and linseeds etc.
A diet high in phyotoestrogens can cause infertility, and debilitating conditions such as PCOS, (polycystic ovarian syndrome), in younger women, and can cause all kinds of craziness in men, (man-boobs etc), as well as increasing the risk of cancer in both these groups.
However, women who are experiencing menopause or peri-menopause can benefit from high quality phytoestrogens in their diet. A couple of tablespoons of linseeds soaked over night and wizzed in a smoothie in the morning are ideal, for example, whereas unfermented soy products are to be avoided.)
Here’s an article on phytoestrogens that goes into a lot more detail.
Soooo… the upshot of all this is that it’s probably a good idea to invite younger women to use hormone balancing, adaptogenic essential oils, like Clary Sage, Lavender and Geranium, and base oils like Evening Primrose as soon as their menstrual cycles kick in.
The Natural Approach To Skincare
Does the idea of using entirely natural oils on your face and décolletage strike you as a whole lot more appealing in light of what you have just read?
All of the Wild As The Wind facial oils are simply made using healing carrier oils and age-defying essential oils… and nothing else.
We also advise you to buy facial oils in smaller amounts, either 30ml or 50ml for individual use, and 100ml if two or three people will be using the facial oil in the household.
Oils that are not treated with preserving chemicals can become rancid over time. We do not recommend using any skincare oil if it is more than two years old, and we advise people to ideally use a facial oil blend within six months to a year.
Our skin is our largest organ, and anything applied topically will be absorbed, in varying degrees, into our bodies whether it is good for us or not. The skin is pretty good at defending us against a lot of the environmental toxins that we face on a daily basis, but it can’t fend off everything.
Here’s a very well written and very even-handed explanation about skin, toxins and what it all means.
Wild As The Wind Skincare
Our view, at Wild As The Wind, is that we can’t control what’s in our environment, but we, sure as heck, can control what we put on our faces. And our first thought on the matter is that we are not interested in putting anything on our skin that we wouldn’t be entirely happy to put in our mouths.
This approach makes sense to us… and we hope it makes sense to you too.
If it does…Buy Wild As The Wind Skincare Products Online.
So what are the ingredients in FACIAL OIL No.2? And what do they do for us?
Read the feedback.