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6 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil for Skin & Hair

A seed emerges from an organic jojoba shrub in the Sonoran Desert.

I first encountered jojoba oil about 10 years ago, and I have loved it ever since. Used alone or blended with my favorite cosmetic butters and oils, jojoba is a body care dynamo! The qualities of this oil are very similar to the sebum produced by our skin to help it stay moisturized, making a noncomedogenic (non-pore-clogging) option with a wide range of natural self care applications.

The jojoba plant is native to the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, California, and Arizona. The oil’s bright golden color evokes the hot desert sun under which the bushy plant thrives. Jojoba seeds contain roughly 40 to 60% oil. Technically, the oil within these golden seeds is considered a liquid wax and is much more stable than a common vegetable oil.

6 Uses for Jojoba Oil

  1. As a Face & Body Moisturizer: Jojoba oil is a fantastic moisturizer, and can be used alone or blended with your other favorite skin-nourishing oils. Use for your face and body daily, or whenever and wherever you need it.
  2. For Hair & Beard Health: Apply a small amount of jojoba oil with your hands to dry ends. Jojoba oil is great for beards too and helps keep the sensitive skin underneath healthy and moisturized. For deeper conditioning, apply a dime-size amount of oil (or a little more as needed) into hair and work into strands from the roots to the ends. Let oil be absorbed for at least 30 minutes before shampooing.
    Golden organic jojoba oil in a vintage glass container. Jojoba oil can be blended with other botanical ingredients like lavender to make natural skin salves.
  3. To Hydrate Lips: Fill a roll-top bottle with jojoba oil and use freely on your lips. Jojoba oil is also a wonderful ingredient in homemade lip balms and can be used in place of any carrier oil
  4. As a Shaving Oil or Aftershave: Apply a healthy layer of oil to skin before shaving, or massage on skin post-shave to keep your skin moisturized and happy.
  5. For Natural Makeup Removal: Drop a small amount of jojoba oil on a cotton ball or swab and gently wipe away makeup at the end of your day. Jojoba oil can also be used in oil cleansing.
  6. As a Body Massage Oil: Jojoba makes an excellent, low-fragrance and gentle massage oil on its own or as a nourish base for massage oil blends. Also, since it’s actually a wax, jojoba oil is less likely to stain clothing or sheets than other massage products.



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Written by Kendle on September 17, 2019

Kendle is a Product Coordinator with Mountain Rose Herbs. Born in Portland, Oregon, she has called many different places home across the country. After earning her Associates degree in North Carolina, she moved to Colorado where she spent six years working in the herbal supplement and body care industry before coming back to Oregon. Currently she is engaged in extensive independent study and experimentation in the areas of folk herbalism, homebrewing, and painting. She believes that one of the most important methods for understanding herbs is to experience them, and to truly take the time to listen to your body to find what works best for the individual. She and her partner spend their time exploring the wilderness, hunting mushrooms, concocting herbal remedies, and reading voraciously.

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