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Au Natural Factual Friday: Jojoba Oil

I have to make up for lost Au Natural Factual Fridays, sorry! Today’s ingredient is Jojoba Oil.

Jojoba oil is a liquid wax derived from seeds of the Jojoba plant (simmondsia chinesis), a shrub that grows in dry regions of the southwestern US (Arizona and California) and in northern Mexico. Jojoba oil is increasingly used in makeup, skincare and hair products as a natural ingredient due to its emollient properties and similarities to the sebum produced in our own skin which makes it moisturizing.

Jojoba plant with seeds

The shelf life of jojoba oil is much longer than synthetic ingredients as it also has natural fungicide properties. Also used in its pure state, jojoba oil is a natural skin soother and can be applied directly to the skin to aid in acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin.

Pure jojoba oil is also a great natural hair product used for moisturizing, conditioning and smoothing hair. Some people believe jojoba oil can decrease balding as it also unclogs hair follicles, which may encourage the regrowth of new hair.

 Jojoba oil is known as a natural alternative to petroleum jelly and its nasty derivatives like cetyl alcohol. It’s a more sustainable alternative to petroleum jelly since it’s derived from plants rather than fossil fuel, plus there no whales harmed in the process! (And whale blubber isn’t included in your products.)

Some popular organic products which contain jojoba oil (of some form)as an ingredient:

Jojoba Oil- Popular Products

Have you used any products with jojoba oil as an ingredient? Would you use pure jojoba oil?

 Sources: WebMD, GNET, Ns Oils 

Take a look at this list of the top uses of jojoba oil, this company also sells pure jojoba oil at affordable prices: https://www.desertessence.com/top-10-uses-jojoba-oil

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