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