Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)
How is it made?
Pressed from the bean-like seeds of the shrub-like Jojoba plant.
What is it used for?
Jojoba oil is a medium-thick oil yet is very readily absorbed by the skin. Although some people may experience clogged pores with its use, Jojoba is amazingly rich in nutrients and excellent for most people’s skin. It is an excellent moisturizer and has great ability to soften skin. Because of the high content of Erucic acid in jojoba oil, it often has a ‘grippy’ texture that reduces slide or glide of a lotion product. As such, it is rarely used in massage products. Jojoba is great for the hair and scalp because it penetrates hair follicles and helps loosen existing oils. Jojoba oil is often added to other oils to help increase the shelf life.
Jojoba ‘oil’ is actually a liquid wax which closely resembles your skin’s sebum and explains why it is so easily absorbed into the skin.
It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life which can be up to 24 months.