Jojoba (pronounced "ho-ha-ba") is a drought-resistant evergreen shrub native to the deserts of Arizona, California and Mexico. It is the only species in the Simmondsiaceae family of flowering plants and bears green-yellow sepals that surround its edible, acorn-like nuts. Jojoba oil is extracted from the rich supply found in these nuts--in fact, the oil makes up about half of the seed by weight! Emitting a pleasantly light, nutty aroma, jojoba oil is a popular carrier oil in both aromatherapy and massage therapy.
Plant Part Used
Light. Slightly nutty.
Moisturizes and nourishes skin, nails and hair.
History of Jojoba
Revered for generations in the beauty industry, jojoba oil gained significant popularity in the 1970's after it was discovered that jojoba oil can be used as a superior quality replacement for whale oil in cosmetic, beauty and other wellness applications. A plant of many uses, the shrub is even strategically planted to be utilized in the fight against further desertification in the Thar Desert of India. Today, jojoba oil is a staple carrier oil in massage therapy and aromatherapy.
Using Jojoba Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Making Sense With Frankincense
This aromatic blend features skin-supportive nourishing oils to promote soft, clear skin!
Create this hair nourishing blend to support those luscious locks!
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects such as balms, soaps, and other body care products!