Facial Oil Application

Facial oil application isn’t origami, (read :: rocket science for the artistically inclined!), but getting it wrong is not only wasteful… it can be a little less than flattering for your appearance as well…

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  I do the one handed screw top action until the lid is firmly on. Then I take off my specs, and I gently rub the oil between the fingertips of both of my hands whilst in the prayer position under my nose, breathing in the aroma in a couple of deep breaths, and then I dot my fingertips on my brow, checks chin and neck…. and 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 and relax mode. I also gently rub behind the ears with the residual face oil on my finger tips 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.

Rachel Wild

Contraindications :: However, there is a very minor risk of causing more harm than good in tachicardic cases where a slow heart beat is registering, aka Bradycardia. Our heartbeat is regulated by the nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for accelerating the heart while the parasympathetic nervous system has the function of slowing it down. The Vagus Nerve governs the parasympathetic nervous system and so it slows the heart rate down. Thus, in people with extreme and prolonged Bradycardia, Vagal stimulation has very occasionally resulted in cardiac arrest but only in very extreme cases.

In This Article:

  • Facial Oil Application
  • Facial Oil Parity
  • 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

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, which all put in an appearance in the article Skincare Ingredients To Avoid.

We are going to trust you didn’t buy the latter!

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.

FACIAL OIL Application Considerations…

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.

But, because we are living in an increasingly toxic environment, with our food being produced in ever more unnatural ways, and airborne pollutants coming at us thick and fast, not to mention all of the toxic substances used in our skincare and household products, in the form of disastrous cleaning materials, our bodies ability to cope with these dramatic changes is being compromised. Plus, electromagnetic smog from wireless technologies are really undermining our immunes 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 that you may not have developed any allergies yet.

It is therefore, likely to be quite safe to use two applications of the Wild As The Wind FACIAL OILs without the risk of any adverse reaction.

*FACIAL OIL No. 2 is tested on hundreds of women in the UK each week. Only three women have had an adverse reaction to this beautiful natural oil in 2018. The reaction of these three women was very mild :: the skin became more pink and warmer, but there was no itching.

Facial Oil Application & Allergies

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 FACIAL OIL blend, like the Wild As The Wind companion oil, FACIAL OIL No. 0, 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 that 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 that 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.

*Oils such as Rose and Myrrh are contraindicated.

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.

*FACIAL OIL No. 0 does not contain any essential oils.

*All of the Hydrosol Cleanser / Toners contain a single essential oil.

*All of our research materials used in the development of Wild As The Wind products are stated on the Facial Oils page.

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 a little more caution is required when using a facial oil that is blended with 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 that they respond to your individual skin type, supplementing the skin where it is deficient, and reducing where there is 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, our facial oils will restore a healthy balance, eliminating excess oils and moisturising dryness.

Acne & Other Outbreaks

All of the Wild As The Wind facial oils have been formulated to help diminish Acne and other troubling dermatological conditions. This includes:FACIAL OIL No. 2, FACIAL OIL No. 7 and FACIAL OIL No. 8.

Cleanse Before Moisturising

Do not use FACIAL OIL No.2 or FACIAL OIL No. 8, or any other facial oil, on uncleansed skin.

We advocate cleansing your face using Wild As The Wind hydrosol cleansers as they don’t have the alcohols, parabens and harsh surfactants like SLS and SLeS  found in other products which leave harmful residues on the skin.

Instead, our hydrosols deliver very healthful moisture to the skin which will be locked in by the FACIAL OIL No. 2 or FACIAL OIL No. 7, or any other of our hydrating and moisturising facial products.

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
  • Cocamphocarboxyglycinate

Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Cleanser / Toner Application

There are two key ways of using Hydrosol Cleanser / Toner. The preferred method is to simply squirt the Hydrosol Cleanser / 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 Cleanser & Toner onto your face. Allow your Hydrosol Facial Cleanser & Toner to sit on your face whilst you rinse your Muslin Cloth Exfoliator in hot water.

After wringing out your muslin exfoliator 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 the arms as well. It is also particularly good at relieving dry and cracked skin on the elbows.

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), as long as you do not suffer from intolerances.

*For a particularly healing application of FACIAL OIL No. 7 please refer to the Castor Oil section of the FACIAL OIL No. 7 page.

Warning: FACIAL OIL No. 2 and FACIAL OIL No. 7 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 or FACIAL OIL No. 7 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 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 that 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…

General Advice

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.








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