Botanical name: Simmondsia chinensis
Botanical Family: Simmondsia chinensis
Extraction method: Cold-pressed
Part of plant distilled: Seeds
Country of origin: United States
Cultivation method: Organic
Scent description: Faint hints of nuttiness that indicate purity.
Ebullient emollient. Amazing for all skin care needs. A great base for oil perfumes. Organic Moisturizes skin and hair. Conditions the hair and boost its shine. Save the face during and after shaving. Removes makeup.
“What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Sinking effortlessly into skin, jojoba transfers nutrients to the tissue’s layers serving the skin to retain moisture and replenish elasticity. Brilliantly beneficial to skin with its abundance of botanical compounds, nutrients and vitamin E tocopherols, jojoba lubricates like oil, yet it is actually a liquid plant wax so it will not go rancid, which effectively eliminates rancid-radicals from your skincare. Incredibly rich and silky, jojoba provides long-lasting skin conditioning effects. It is a great carrier for essential oils, perfumes and herbal infusions.
Organic jojoba oil has traditionally been used to moisturize skin and hair, stimulate hair growth, unclog blocked follicles, wash acne, reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, stretch marks and dry skin and scalps. Jojoba regulates skin oil production making it especially beneficial for people prone to breakouts. It offers bountiful beauty benefits for skin, hair, and nails. It can be used as a moisturizer, cleanser, shaving lotion, aftershave, body oil, makeup remover, scar treatment, stretch mark minimizer, cuticle moisturizer, hair conditioner, sunburn soother, and dry scalp-buster.
“Interest in jojoba stems from the unusual properties of the oil that can be extracted from its seeds. Jojoba is unique among plants in that its nuts contain 50% by weight of a practically odorless, colorless oil. The almost complete absence of glycerin indicates that jojoba differs radically from all other known seed oils; it is not a fat, but a liquid wax.”
~ Jaime Wisniak, The Chemistry and Technology of Jojoba Oil