The Incredible Versatile Natural and Gentle Touch of Nature!
Jojoba oil is nature’s gift to the skin and is the ideal carrier oil. It is a great skin moisturizer,allowing the skin to breathe and enhancing the natural flexibility (elastin) of the skin. Jojoba oil absorbs quickly and moisturizes skin and hair follicles without clogging pores. Hence why it is used in so many skincare products, click here for examples. Because it softens and won’t clog pores, Jojoba oil is extremely useful in preventing hair follicles from drying up and dying. It is often added to other carrier oils as a preservative and because of its antioxidant properties it maintains stability and can be stored for years.Though this botanical liquid extract is commonly referred to as “oil,” Jojoba oil is technically a liquid wax ester that mimics the properties of human skin oil (sebum). Jojoba oil quickly penetrates and leaves the skin feeling nourished and is suitable for all skin types ( especially oily skin). Use on your face, body, hair and even as a massage treatment. Applying Jojoba oil “tricks” your skin into producing less oil.
Despite its scientific name Simmondsia chinensis, Jojoba did not originate in China (chinensis). Link, a botanist, mistakenly thought the Jojoba plant came from China instead of “Calif” (California) and now it is Jojoba forever (International rules of nomenclature make the name unchangeable). This perennial evergreen shrub endemic to the Sonoran desert (Southwest Arizona and California, Northern Mexico and Baja California) now also grows in Argentina, Israel, Australia, Chile, India and South Africa.
There are two important properties that distinguish Jojoba oil from other oils. Cold-press organic Jojoba oil is a natural moisturizer that penetrates quickly, enriches your skin, and doesn’t leave a greasy effect behind. Jojoba is suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive skin. Though oils like almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil are also used for moisturizing the skin, they leave a greasy effect to the skin until completely absorbed. Another important property of Jojoba oil is that it resembles human sebum. Other properties of Jojoba oil are that it is odorless and colorless with no side effects. These properties contribute to the many benefits of Jojoba oil.
Jojoba is a multi-tasker with many benefits and usages
– Soothes chafed, wind chapped or sun burned skin
– Softens dry hands, elbows and heels
– Luxurious as a bath oil
– Helps prevent and treat stretch marks making the skin more elastic
– Prepares and softens skin for pre and post shaving (listen up men)
– Moisturizes baby’s dry skin
– Removes make-up and cleanses your face
– Nourishes and conditions hair
– Conditions skin during massage
– Prevent wrinkles and other aging signs due to its antioxidants
– Treats dry cuticles
– Repairs dry lips
– Treats and prevents acne symptoms – pimples, blackheads and whiteheads
Jojoba oil is one of the best carrier oils. Though Jojoba oil has many uses when used alone, when combined with other essential oils and carrier oils, the resulting product is even more beneficial.
Isis Essentials uses Jojoba Oil in many products.
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I’m Nuccia Ardagna, a lifestyle blogger based in Montreal, Québec.