Our certified organic jojoba oil is pressed from the beans of the shrub-like Simmondsia chinensis plant found in the arid climes of the southern United States. Although referred to as an oil, jojoba is actually a liquid wax. Minimum pressure is used to obtain the high-quality oil since the beans contain approximately 50% of the oily wax as its own, natural protectant. Interestingly, jojoba closely resembles our skin’s own sebum—the oily secretions our skin produces to protect itself—making it a natural alternative to moisturizing creams. Jojoba is highly penetrating and contains powerful antioxidants, which means it moisturizes and heals deeply. It also makes a fabulous conditioner for hair and has a great texture for massage oils!
Jojoba is the most favored of our carrier oils due to its molecular stability. It does not go rancid, giving it an extensive shelf life. This makes jojoba excellent for extending the shelf life of your blends. Jojoba is so versatile and we love to use it in many of our favorite recipes and blends. Check some of them out below. We’re certain you will find something you’ll want to try, or perhaps inspire you to create your own!