Hydrosol Facial Toners

Hydrosol Toner

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Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Facial Toners are very simple, very gentle and beautifully fragrant, because they are infused with natural aromatherapy oils. Whilst subtle and gentle they tone the face incredibly well.

Darlene is one of the most committed users fo the Wild As the Wind Hydrosol Toners…

Hello Rachel I’m back for more of your lovely Rose cleanser/toner, also a bottle of your Frankincense & St. John’e Wort Preparation. I bought one for my daughter and she says it’s wonderful so I’m trying it on my knees. Hope you’re well. Best wishes, Darlene

And she likes quite a few of the other products as well… 

Love your toner, super feeling left on face when used.

Stephanie, York

Hydrosol Facial Toner Options

  • Rose Otto Toner
  • Neroli Toner
  • Geranium Toner
  • Frankincense Toner
  • Sandalwood Toner
  • Witch Hazel Toner


Hydrosol Facial Toner Benefits

Hydrosol Facial Toners go a long way to preparing the skin for the optimal absorption of you favourite facial oil.

I really love your products and the skin of my face looks very good since I use the face oil and rose otto cleanser.
I always used some make up but since I met you at the market in Glastonbury something changed and since then I only use the face oil and don’t use any make up. 

Donalda, Netherlands

Hydrosol Toners can be used to gently cleanse your face as well as tone it, by simply spritzing your face with a couple of sprays of Hydrosol Facial Toner. This is ideally done immediately after exfoliating with a Natural Exfoliating Face Cloth.

Follow the above link for more information.

Hydrosol Facial Toners & Makeup

Hydrosol Facial Toners are not, however, designed to remove makeup. They are only designed to cleanse and tone our natural skin.

I love using your cleanser/toner because [of] the easy spray bottle. The scent is heavenly and feminine, and when I wipe my lotion soaked cotton pad over my face it leaves a warm even glow.

Natalie: Chelwood, Bristol


Why Use Hydrosol Toners?

The Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Facial Toners not only offer incredible cleansing results, they also do the following:

  • Deliver the same healing properties of the essential oils the hydrosol toners are infused with.
  • Have a deeply penetrating cleansing action, gently reaching into the base of the pores and pulling out grime and pollutants.
  • Hydrosols like Rosewater are astringent and have pH balancing properties to cleanse and tone the skin.
  • Make your skin feel fantastic.
  • Perfectly prepare your skin for an application of your favourite facial oil. *You will need less facial oil if you use a Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Facial Toner first.
  • Because the Hydrosol Facial Toners are made from the distillate, which is effectively a by-product of making essential oils, it is thus comprised of distilled water combined with microscopic drops of essential oil. Hydrosol Facial Toners, thus, add pure, distilled water to the skin ready for an immediate application of your favourite face oil. The facial oil will then lock in all that lovely moisture along with the healing benefits of the essential oils in your toner. 
  • Plus, as an added bonus, hydrosols are one of the best, most gentle, ways of delivering the healing benefits of essential oils to children as well as adults.



Directions For Use

Using the Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Facial Toners could not be easier. You have, however, several options!

Method One:

After showering or taking a bath, towel dry your face and then close your eyes and spray your Hydrosol Toner a couple of times whilst holding it a few inches away from your face.

Whilst still damp, apply your FACIAL OIL No. 2 or FACIAL OIL No. 8 to lock in the moisture.

Method Two:

Close your eyes and spray three or four squirts of Hydrosol Facial Toner directly onto your face. Allow this to sit on your face whilst you rinse your Muslin Cloth Exfoliator in hot water.

Wring out your muslin cloth and then start massaging your face with it from the top to the bottom. Rinse regularly and always apply to the face when hot.

Method Three:

Spray up to eight squirts of Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Toner onto one of your reusable, organic, unbleached cotton pads. You can pre-dampen your cotton pad with filtered water to reduce the amount of Toner needed. i

Gently massage your face with your cotton pad in small circular motions. Make your way around your entire face, paying particular attention to your eyes, nose and chin. Apply more toner to the other side of your cleaning pad, and repeat.

Start by cleansing around your eyes, and finish by cleansing around your mouth and nose.

The reason we start with our eyes is because our eyes are very absorbent and if we cleanse other parts of our face first we are likely to deposit bacteria, viruses and other undesirable things into our eyes. This can fast-track infections into our eyes and, therefore, the rest of our body.

*The Herpes Simplex Virus will blind us if it gets into our eyes!

If you have an open outbreak of Herpes around your nose or mouth or elsewhere on your face, use separate disposable cotton wool pads or cotton wool balls for these areas to restrict cross-infection.


Warnings & Contraindications

Using Hydrosol Toner couldn’t really be simpler or safer.

However, in this ever increasingly toxic world, where the use of antibiotics, and other deeply toxic drugs, has been excessive, there are a growing number of people who are hypersensitive to many things. Unfortunately, this even means that people can develop an hypersensitivity to the most healing and natural of things.

However, I regularly meet people who tell me that they can’t use anything that has a fragrance. But this is almost always due to the nasty chemicals, like phthalates, in perfumes, and nothing to do with the beautiful healing aromas of essential oils.

Perfumes are very toxic and phthalates are hormone disrupting ‘obeseogens‘… It’s small wonder so many of us are beginning to reject these nasty chemicals by developing sensitivities.

Nevertheless, some people have such diminished gut health, with corresponding lowered immunity, which drastically reduces their tolerance to many things, resulting in some even having a reaction to natural products also.

Our gut health is dramatically compromised when we take antibiotics and other prescription drugs. Out gut is 80% of our immune system.

We always recommend a skin patch test, on the soft skin of the underside of the forearm, prior to using any product on the face.

There is a possibility prescription drugs will be contraindicated to certain essential oils. Please consult your healthcare provider before using your Hydrosol Toner if you are concerned about the residual amounts of essential oils in them.

Please also read Facial Oil Application for additional insights.


Additional Hydrosol Uses

As well as using your hydrosol as a face cleanser and toner you can also use it as a refreshing facial or body spray…

It is not, however, a very effective room spray or air freshener.

Perhaps the most effective secondary use of hydrosols is for applying essential oils to the skin for healing purposes. Some people prefer to use an hydrosol rather than an oil based dilution. This is mainly due to the convenience of using a water based solution of essential oils as opposed to an oil based dilution.

As mentioned earlier, using hydrosols to deliver the healing benefits of essential oils to children is growing increasingly popular.

Refreshing Facial Spray

You can use your hydrosol spray as a refreshing facial and body spritz during the hot summer months, or as a pick-me-up on a long hard day, when you’re feeling tired and ready to quit… Your hydrosol, with beautiful reviving nano particles of essential oil will freshen you up and boost your stamina.

Take your hydrosol on holiday with you to remove the days grime… but also use it during the day to cool you down. It is especially helpful before meals, when you are feeling too hot and bothered to eat… Using your hydrosol in this way will allow you to enjoy your food to the fullest.

Flower Waters Or Floral Waters?

Hydrosols are also known as flower waters or floral waters, just to make matters more confusing!

Rose Hydrosol Toner

Rose Hydrosol is by far the biggest selling Wild As The Wind Toner.

This is followed by Neroli, and then Geranium.

The two wood based aromas, Frankincense, (my favourite), and Sandalwood are also popular.


Rose Hydrosol Toner Suitability

Suitable for all skin types, this eminently versatile, sublimely scented floral water is my personal favourite facial cleanser and toner.

Made with the hydrolate, or distilled water, (from the distillation process used in the extraction of Rose Otto Essential Oil), this uplifting cleanser delivers a lot of therapeutic benefits.

As it takes 1.2 million rose petals to make a small 10ml vile of Rose Essential Oil, the end product is extremely pricey. If you are paying under £200.00 for a 10ml bottle, then you are almost certainly not getting what you’re paying for.

This makes Rose Otto Essential Oil prohibitively expensive for most mere mortals!

But, it’s collagen promoting, hormone balancing, Acne reducing, Rosacea restoring, Eczema eschewing abilities are just too important for us to leave it out of our daily regime.

Wild As The Wind include Rose Otto Essential Oil in FACIAL OIL No. 2, which has many rejuvenating, moisturising properties and can even help those with problematic skin.

So, the best way of introducing this bacteria reducing, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, profoundly rejuvenating, deeply rehydrating, pH balancing, scar eliminating ingredient into your daily regime is to use the much more affordable hydrosol toner, rather than the unfeasibly expensive Rose Otto Essential Oil

Rose hydrosol is suffused with nano-particles of the Rose Otto (Rose Damascene) Essential Oil.

Not all Rose Hydrosol Cleansers are created equal, however. Price is usually a good indication of quality.


Rose Hydrosol Uses


Rose Hydrosol uses are many and varied. Aside from being used as a cleanser and a refreshing spritz, it can also be sprayed onto an area of the face that is showing signs will turn into acne. Nipping an emerging acne outbreak in the bud with Rose Hydrosol is perhaps one of the best ways of dealing with acne in it’s early stages. This approach should halt the progress of the acne all together.


If you have eaten too much or are suffering from motion sickness, the smell of pure Organic Rose Hydrosol can lessen the sensation of nausea associated with these conditions.

Air Conditioning Agent

Using Rose Hydrosol as an air conditioner agent, especially when someone is convalescing is very helpful.

Also excellent in other confined spaces, like in the car, on a hot, tiring day.

After Sun Lotion

Add your Rose or Lavender Hydrosol to Aloe Vera and use as a super-charged healing balm for your over-exposed skin.

Skin Tonic

Mix with a little homemade green tea or other antioxidant, anti-inflammatory teas if you have been bitten by insects or you have eaten something that disagrees with you. This Rose Water Tonic should appease your symptoms and help you heal faster.


Hydrosol Facial Toner / Cleanser

Hydrosol facial cleansers are made from the distilled water used in the process of extracting healing essential oils from plant materials… Rose Essential Oil is made from the petals of the flowers, hence, so is the hydrosol, Frankincense Essential Oil is made from tree resin, and thus so is the hydrosol…

Basically, plant matter is collected from the various parts of the plants and trees that yield good amounts of the healing component of the oils, and is then placed in a vat of water, after which they are distilled.

The distillation process extracts the essential oils from the plant matter within the steam of the water. When the steam is cooled this is called hydrosol.


Distilled Essential Oils

Of course, not all essential oils are made via the process of distillation, but the majority are, leaving us with a lot of choice as to which hydrosol we wish to use as a cleanser and toner.

Hydrosol Face Toner Cleansers

Hydrosol Facial Cleansers contain tiny particles of the essential oil which are left in the distilled water after the extraction of the essential oil has taken place. They are essentially the residue of the plant oils which are suspended throughout the flower water / hydrosol.

Hydrosol Or Hydrolate?

Some refer to these distilled waters, which are left with residual essential oils suspended within them, as hydrolates, and refer to distilled water, mixed  with a few drops of separately distilled essential oil, as hydrosols.

Unfortunately, there is no industry standard that we all recognise, and so the terming of these things is left to the personal preference of the user.

Flower Waters Or Floral Waters

Flower waters are floral waters… the only difference is the name!



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 or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.

Deepen your knowledge by using the Wild As The Wind Recommended Resources

Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.

Best Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources.

Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.

We use the industry ‘bible’ on essential oil safety: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals [2nd Edition] by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, to establish the safety of the Wild As The Wind formulations.

We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Valerie Ann Worwood, Julia Lawless, Shirley Price and Patricia Davis.

Many of the scientific studies used to inform the claims made on this website are via GreenMedInfo, as well as via Dr. Josh Axe as well as, on the odd occasion, Dr. Eric Zielinski

Other resources include:

  • PubMed
  • WebMD
  • Robert Tisserand & Rodney Young
  • Dr. Robert Pappas
  • Dr. Maria Lis-Balchin
  • Robbi Zeck
  • Dr. Mercola


  1. Darlene Paulden says

    Rose cleanser and toner . . . . aahhhh! Heavenly scent. Deep cleans and freshens all in one. So easy and really effective. The perfect companion to use alongside Facial Oil No 2 ~ Fabulous!

    • Thanks for describing Rose Cleanser / Toner in such glowing terms, Darlene. I love it too… and it really does prepare our skin for really absorbing the face oil… plus you get an extra boost of the very healing Rose Otto when you use it! It’s a win / win 🙂

  2. Are standardised floral waters a different product please?

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