FACIAL OIL No.2

The FACIAL OIL No.2 oil blend is the ultimate anti-aging, mood enhancing, hormone balancing, skin repairing, glow inducing serum on God’s green earth! In short, Facial Oil No.2 is nutrient oozing super skin food!

Because of the hormonal balancing, anti-inflammatory and calming qualities of this oil, as well as the age-defying abilities of this oil blend, it can have a very dramatic impact on the way you feel as well as the way you look.

Skin health is an hot topic

It’s never been more important to look after our skin. We are under seige from our environment, our heavily processed diets and our stress filled lives… all of which are damaging our skin.

To read a more comprehensive list of reasons why we need to get serious about our skin health click here.

So what are the ingredients in our wonderful No.2 FACIAL OIL? And what do they do for us?

FACIAL OIL No.2 – the low-down

Base Oils:

Base oils are carrier oils, thus named because they are used to dilute essential oils when they are being used topically. Like some essential oils (e.g.Peppermint), carrier oils also help to carry the essential oils into the skin.

Sweet Almond Oil

Almond oil possesses a wide and impressive range of health benefits. It helps reduce bad cholesterol due to its anti-inflammatory action, protects against diabetes, supports cardiovascular health, hydrates dry skin and hair, contains powerful antioxidants, keeps acne in check because of its Vitamin A content, and has a natural SPF value of six.

Almond oil is a mild, hypoallergenic oil, making it safe for sensitive skin for people of any age, including babies. It softens and soothes inflamed skin and is absorbed easily, especially when warmed to body temperature before application. (See application advice at the end of this article.)

Almond oil also has a deeply cleansing action and leaves the skin with a healthy glow.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is really the queen of all skincare oils. But, as with everything, quality is important. Because the easiest and most cost efficient method of extracting Rosehip oil is via solvent extraction it is very important to avoid the cheaper Rosehip oils available. Solvent extraction methods always leave solvent residues in the oils, and hot methods of extraction always damage the healing qualities within the oils.

This is why Wild As The Wind only use cold pressed organic Rosehip oil in our blends.

Rosehip contains very high levels of vitamins E + C + D + B-carotene (a form of vitamin A), all of which are highly antioxidant. It also contains essential fatty acids, which correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, as well as being very effective in reducing wrinkles and scars.

Rosehip oil not only fortifies the skin, it also increases cell turnover because of its naturally high levels of very protective vitamins whose antioxidant actions help to reverse the ravages of free radicals and promote cell regeneration, which is essential for avoiding leathery skin due to regular sun exposure.

Vitamin A also helps to moisturize dry, mature skin and improve elastin levels. Also rich in Vitamin E, this beautiful amber oil stimulates collagen production, moisturizes skin and hair and boosts immunity naturally.

In addition, it is high in essential fatty acids, (oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA)) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), also known as an essential fatty acids, (EFA’s), that when absorbed through the skin convert to prostaglandins, (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration. These properties help heal scars and reduce the effects of eczema. EFA’s are emollients, which improve skin flexibility, permeability and help the skin to repair itself.

Because Rosehip oil is delicate it goes rancid quicker than other, more robust, oils. It is best stored at low temperatures away from sunlight to help prevent rancidity. The amber glass bottles we use for all our oils also help protect their contents from sun damage.

Pomegranate Oil

Pomegranate oil is very anti-aging, and is one of the more costly oils to be found in the more expensive branded skincare creams.

Pomegranate seed oil contains an human compatible form of pro-estrogen, which supports hormonal balance in both men and women, and improves the texture of the skin. Being anti-inflammatory it also reduces irritation and redness of the skin.

Pomegranate seed oil stimulates keratinocytes, which are cells found in the outer layer of the skin. This helps to revive the skin and reverse dermal damage. And, rich in Vitamin C, it helps to fend off free radicals, thereby reducing wrinkles and increasing nutrient absorption, accelerating cellular regeneration and rejuvenation.

Highly antioxidant, it helps with collagen production, and firming the skin.

Most base oils have a natural SPF value, but many of them are around the 4 to 6 SPF mark. Pomegranate seed oil has a natural SPF of 20, and when combined with other oils it is said to raise the SPF value of the blend by 20%.

Great for all skin types, it helps control acne and reduce scaring and inflammation.

Pomegranate oil soothes and hydrates the skin alleviating symptoms of sunburn, eczema, and psoriasis. It also heals wounds and restores skin health.

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Sea Buckthorn, a cold-pressed or CO2 extracted oil, using both the berries and seeds, which are rich in essential fatty acids, (EFA’s). Also rich in vitamins, minerals and potent phyto-nutrients that help combat cancer, reduce inflammation and provide hepatoprotective abilities.

Due to its anti-aging actions and because it is a more costly oil than many others, it is often found in the more expensive, age-defying mass produced creams.

This striking amber oil helps heal cuts and wounds, even the suppurating variety, as well as acne, dermatitis, dry skin, eczema, and skin ulcers. It prevents sunburn and provides sunburn relief after the fact. It is also considered useful in the treatment of stretch marks and in treating vaginal atrophy among postmenopausal women.

The colour of this beautiful oil is due to the high concentration of carotenoids. The pure extracted oil contains 2.4 times more carotenoids than other oils, making the anti-bacterial action of this oil very powerful.

Because antioxidants also help improve immune function by performing anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-parasitic actions, sea buckthorn oil, taken internally, may reduce the ability of infectious bacteria from causing inflammation in the body, thus boosting immunity.

Sea Buckthorn oil is a potent source of omega-7s, which are vital in the treatment of adrenal fatigue. However, if your adrenals are in distress, we advocate a complete adrenal-fatigue regimen, and the oral consumption of Sea Buckthorn berries, or dried powder of the full fruit.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is an excellent anti-aging oil as it firms and tightens the skin. When mixed with frankincense, myrrh and geranium it improves skin tone.

It also has a very high level of Vitamin E, which is very anti-aging. It wards off free radicals thereby reducing wrinkles.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is very similar to the sebum we naturally produce in our bodies that keeps our skin conditioned. Consequently, Jojoba oil is absorbed very easily. It is perfect for both oily and dry skin types as it helps to balance both extremes. It is also the best base oil for reducing scaring.

Jojoba oil is crammed with healing compounds including vitamin E, vitamin B complex, chromium, silicon, zinc and copper. It also has a very high percentage of iodine: 82% in fact, which is one of the reason why Jojoba is such a healing oil. This constituent can go quite a long way to mitigate a diet that is deficient in iodine-rich too.

When used with geranium, lavender and tea tree, it helps treat tough skin conditions.

*If you are experiencing an outbreak you can always place a few drops of FACIAL OIL No. 2 in the palm of your hand and add a single drop of Tea Tree before applying it to the affected area.

Essential Oils:

Essential oils are extracted from a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees, and sometimes, as with Frankincense, they are extracted from the resin, or sap, of a tree. There are a number of ways of extracting oils from plant matter. The better processes include distillation and CO2 extraction, and the least desirable method is solvent extraction.

Solvent extraction usually leaves toxic residues of the solvents within the extracted oils, and for this reason we will never use oils extracted using this method.

Also, over 75% of all essential oils sold around the world today are adulterated. For this reason we ensure that all of our oils are as pure as they can be.

Lavender

Lavender essential oil possesses anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and antibiotic properties.

It calms the mood and skin, reduces cortisol (therefore aiding sleep and reducing anxiety and depression) and can also treat migraines.

Lavender essential oil is excellent for all inflamed skin conditions, such as cuts, burns, eczema and psoriasis, and can help prevent oxidative stress that leads to early aging.

It can ease even the more extreme symptoms of PMS and reduces pain in all areas of the body. It has proven to be more effective in treating vaginal yeast infections than conventional preparations.

A 2014 study found lavender oil not only lessened the severity of lab-induced diabetes, but also improved body weight and protected the liver and kidneys from degeneration in laboratory animals.

(Wild As The Wind does not support nor advocate animal testing. We believe animal testing is profoundly cruel and entirely unnecessary.)

Lavender essential oil is commonly used in insect repellents and for protecting natural fabrics, wools and linens, from moth infestation. Lavender is considered effective against mosquitoes amongst other biting insects, and helps control the infestation of fleas, black fly, black beetle, flies, greenfly and white fly. It also prevents the spread of infection from insect bites and helps control the itching and inflammation that accompany them.

Geranium

Geranium is lauded for its physical, mental and emotional health supporting properties. It has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, yeast eliminating and hormone balancing abilities. Owing to the latter, Geranium essential oil has been used for centuries as a remedy for problematic menstruation and menopausal symptoms.

Geranium also assists in wound healing, burns, frostbite, fungal infections and hemorrhoids. It is often used to treat acne, eczema and psoriasis, as well as improving circulation, reducing blood pressure and helping with anxiety, insomnia and generally relieving stress.

It is great for congestive skin and helps to regulate both oily and dry skin types.

Geranium reduces wrinkles and tones the muscles. It is an excellent addition to any face oil for its skin tightening and toning properties alone… the skin and blood vessels contract due to the astringent properties of this oil.

It can help eliminate the appearance of scars and dark spots by supporting blood circulation immediately beneath the surface of the skin and by helping to promote an equal distribution of melanin.

The terpines present in Geranium repel insects. This oil is, therefore, a useful ingredient in natural insect repellents. As you will have already read, Lavender, also present in this facial blend, possesses insect repelling properties too. And, like Lavender EO, topical applications of Geranium oil can also help heal insect bites and stop itching.

Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil is considered by many to be the most important fragrant oil. It is anti-inflammatory, it reduces heart rate and lowers blood pressure, and is anti-cancerous. When applied to the neck and feet it provides an immune boost.

Skincare benefits include: reduction of acne blemishes and the appearance of large pores, the prevention of wrinkles, 70% effective in reducing age spots and sun spots as well as providing a skin tightening action.

Myrrh

Myrrh essential oil has a very restorative effect on crapey skin wherever it appears on the body. It is anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial as well as a potent antioxidant that helps soothe chapped or cracked skin.

Patchouli

Patchouli is a great oil for conditioning the skin of the neck.

It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrizant (a product that promotes healing through the formation of scar tissue – from cicatrix, which means scar), promotes new cell growth, reduces fever and has a deodorising effect. It is also fungicidal, insecticidal, and is a diuretic and a sedative.

The insecticidal properties of this oil have been used for many years to protect fabrics from insects and as an insect repellent. (It is in our summer insect repellent spray.)

Sandalwood

Useful in treating cancer, both internal and external

Balances testosterone in both men and women.

Helps soothe, tighten and cleanse the skin. It can also reduce inflammation.

Rose

As with Frankincense Rose essential oil has the constituent farnesol which promotes collagen.

Orange

Orange essential oil has been used by the Chinese in their skincare preparations for thousands of years. It is cleansing, acts as a decongestant, rejuvenates and repairs the skin, and it promotes the formation of collagen. It is, therefore, a great anti-aging and anti-wrinkle remedy in any dilution.

 

Application

Place approximately five to ten drops of the FACIAL OIL No.2 in the palms of your hands and rub them vigorously together to warm the oil. Raise to your face and open hands in the gesture of a book and inhale deeply a couple of times. Rewarm the oil and then apply it gently to the face in tight circular motions. Also apply to the neck and decolletage, adding a few more drops if required.

To reap all the benefits of this amazing oil blend apply a minimum of twice daily after cleansing (preferably with a good hydrosol facial cleanser).

Contraindications

Although constituents in this oil can prevent and reduce acne scars, it should not be applied directly to active acne.

Disclaimer

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.

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