A common misconception about Jojoba is that it can leave the skin feeling greasy or oily. The truth is that it actually mimics the skin’s natural sebum balance and thus rids the skin of oily ickiness.
If you are struggling from skin that is dry and itchy or greasy and uncomfortable, Jojoba can help your skin find the proper medium. It can also help fight back against dandruff, dry skin, acne and wrinkles. Overflowing with antioxidants, Jojoba can help brighten dark spots and minimize the appearance of pores.
Lastly, Jojoba is an exquisite addition to natural shaving oils, makeup removers or revitalizing lip balms.
Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Jojoba has a very subtly pleasant aroma
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Color: Clear to golden yellow
Absorption: Jojoba leaves a satiny finish
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: Indefinite
- Like many other plant oils filled with essential fatty acids, Jojoba contains Gadoleic, Erucic, Oleic acid and other essential fatty acids plus vitamin E and B complex among other nutrients that can hydrate dry and brittle hair. To stimulate and help hair grow longer, stronger and with more vitality, massage a small amount into the fingertips and lightly apply to hair strands and to scalp and roots of hair. Brush into hair with a wooden comb to spread it evenly over hair. Leave in the hair for 20-30 minutes and wash out with shampoo.
- A comedogenic ingredient is a substance that has a high likelihood of clogging pores which can lead to acne, blemishes and blackheads. The comedogenic rating of Jojoba oil is 2 out of 5 (5 being the most severe clogging). Conclusively, this means that Jojoba oil will not clog most people's pores but for those whose skin is easily irritated due to sensitive skin or oily skin, Jojoba oil can potentially clog pores and result in other skin irritation. It is recommended to patch test Jojoba oil on the inner arm for 24 hours before using it over a larger portion of the body. If redness, itchiness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
- Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is wonderful to use with all skin types including those who have sensitive skin. It can reduce irritation from dry skin conditions from chapped and chafed skin to eczema and rosacea due to its sebum-matching properties. It sinks right into the skin to help repair skin damage or protect it from the elements and can easily be worn under makeup. It is widely used as a massage oil and in body care products such as lip balms for chapped lips due to its high amounts of antioxidants that even help this liquid wax to never go rancid. It also should be noted that Jojoba does not stain clothing or sheets.
- Jojoba oil can be used as a carrier oil for a number of products. It can be made into an aromatherapy massage oil by adding essential oils as well as a face oil by adding skin-brightening floral essential oils. To make a face oil, blend one ounce of jojoba oil with 10-15 drops of essential oils of your choice. Shake the container and use a small amount to massage fine lines, wrinkles and even irritated dry spots or onto chapped lips.
- One of the best advantages of using Jojoba oil is that it will not ever go rancid. One of the reasons for this is that it is actually a liquid wax rather than an oil and nature designed it to preserve and protect itself against oxidation. Like all base oil products and carriers, however, it is best to store in a cool dark place. Because of its longevity, Jojoba oil is an antioxidant oil that has a lot of versatility for use in body care applications and also in hair care products to create softer hair.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
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Facial Oil for Oily Skin Types:
2 oz glass dropper bottle
1 oz Grapeseed Oil
0.5 oz Jojoba Oil
0.5 oz Camellia Seed Oil
Apply morning and evening after washing your face.
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