Why I Love Jojoba Oil (Umm Wax...)

October 10, 2017

 

I use organic, cold pressed jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), which is actually a liquid wax, for nearly all of my dilutions, and I incorporate it into creams, butters, and lotions rather than the more popular fractionated coconut oil. Coconut oil is great, but I personally find it drying (some people do) and jojoba oil, although a bit more more expensive offers some amazing benefits.

 

First of all jojoba oil doesn't go rancid. I've seen it listed as having a shelf life of 24 months to 27 years. It's not truly an oil but a wax so it doesn't undergo the same kind of changes oils do. 

 

Jojoba oil resembles the skin's natural sebum. It absorbs easily and contains protein, minerals and a waxy substance that mimics collagen. It absorbs easily and offers many great properties. I love the fact it doesn't go rancid! It won't spoil your products.

 

Andrea Butje says jojoba is skin therapy! Use for

 

* Dry skin and hair

* To relieve dryness, irritation, and itching of dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin issues.

*Used for acne to open clogged pores and support skins natural pH balance

* Soothe sunburns

* Soothe chapped skin

* Control excess build up sebum, avoid oily skin

* Balances both dry and oily skin

* Supports healthy skin as one ages

* Great for massage

* Jojoba contains has a high content of essential fatty acids (stearic, oleic and palmitic). 1

 

 

Oleic acid: Very moisturizing, and helps skin cells regenerate quickly. Very well absorbed by the skin. Acts as an anti-inflammatory. 2

 

Stearic acid: Improved moisture retention, increase in flexibility of the skin, and skin damage repair. 2

 

Palmitic acid: A building block in our skin that prevents burns, wounds, skin scratches. Most active anti-microbial in human sebum. Treat damaged skin and mucous membranes. 2

 

Many of our products feature jojoba oil. Visit our web store. If you have questions about essential oil or carrier oil such as jojoba contact Tricia. She can make a blend, lotion, cream, or product to meet your needs. 

 

So I love this oil because it's long lasting and offers many great benefits at a reasonable price for organic, unrefined oil. 

 

To your awesome skin and hair.

 

Stay healthy my friends,

Tricia 

 

1Aromahead Institute Datasheet jojoba wax : https://www.aromahead.com/datasheet/data-sheet-co/body-butters-and-lip-balms/jojoba-wax

 

2. Nichols, S. B., Lotionmaking 101, available at: http://www.lotioncrafter.com/lotion-making-101-e-book.html

 

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