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Organic Jojoba Oil

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Inci:Simmondsia chinensis Seed Oil

An extremely versatile oil that can be used for all skin types. It penetrates the skin very quickly leaving it feeling soft and supple. Excellent in hair products as well.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear, yellow oil that is expressed from the organically grown seeds of the jojoba plant.
 
Jojoba oil is actually a wax that is liquid at room temperature.
 
This the fatty esters solidifying and nothing is settling out or separating - it is just that the bottle in a cold room is usually colder at the bottom than the top.
 
It has a chemical make up very similar to sebum which is the natural oil lubricant that our skin secretes.
 
It is an occlusive moisturiser which means it slows down Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) from the skin.
 
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Organic Jojoba Oil are: Emollient, Hair Conditioning, Skin Conditioning.

To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.
This does not damage the oil and coming to room temperature will restore the usual clarity of the oil. If you store your bottle in a cold area, you will see that it goes cloudy and thicker at the bottom of the bottle.
 
Normally, we don’t recommend the use of synthetic occlusives like liquid paraffin as they seal the skin for many days which we believe to be most undesirable.
 
However, Jojoba Oil is a temporary occlusive and just reduces the moisture loss for about 12 hours of the day.
 
It does not seal the skin completely and allows to skin to continue its normal eliminative functions.
 
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
 
C16:0 Palmitic Acid max 3%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 5% to 15%
C20:1 Eicosenoic Acid 65% to 80%
C22:1 Erucic Acid 10% to 22%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 85-98

HOW TO USE IT

Use 1% to 100%.

Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.

Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
 
The waxy esters in the oil make it very stable and resistant to oxidation.
 
Skin Care
It is an excellent oil to use in massage creams and lotions as the molecular bonds are particularly strong and allows very long, slow strokes on the body which is ideal in deep treatment massages. It leaves no sticky feeling on the skin.

In massage oils, it can penetrate too quickly on its own so the slip can be increased by blending with 10% Castor Oil as well as adding some Omega 3 oils like Rosehip Seed or Chia Seed.

An excellent skin emollient which helps reduce TEWL. This makes for excellent cold weather face creams as well as gardeners hand creams. It is very protective and acts like a barrier to the harsh external conditions. It replenishes rough and calloused skin to become soft and supple.

Wonderful to use in mature skin creams and serums for its ability to slow down premature wrinkles and fine lines from forming.

It is an excellent choice in acne prone skin products as it softens sebum plugs, allowing skin to expel blackheads more easily.
Dry skin benefits from Jojoba Oil as it locks moisture in the skin and soothes dry and chapped areas. It keeps the skin soft and hydrated. For the same reasons, it is perfect to use in lip balms.
 
Suitable for all skin types, even a delicate baby’s skin.

Makes a very good hand or nail cream or use as a nail oil. The oil strengthens and hydrates the cuticles whilst preventing infections of the nail bed.

The high levels of Eicosenoic Acid means that it balances the oil levels in the skin, making it less oily.
 
As it is a non greasy, non comedogenic, it will not block the skin’s pores. It leaves the skin with a very elegant natural silicon like feel.

Hair Care
It is a great choice for hair products due to its protective properties and ability to retain moisture. It forms a transparent, protective film on the hair shaft which locks moisture into the hair shaft.

As it is has a rich mixture of Omega 9 essential fatty acids, it is an excellent hair conditioner. It stimulates the growth of thicker, more lustrous and longer hair and eliminates dandruff.
It is very heat stable and works exceptionally well in hot oil hair treatments.

The Erucic Acid content leaves a very silky texture on the hair with a natural silicon like quality

RECIPES & BLENDS

Blend with a little Geranium Essential Oil to make an oil balancing facial oil.

Combine with low freezing point oils like Hazelnut and Squalane to make effective facial oils and products for combination skin types.

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Jojoba Oi (Organic):.

TRADITIONAL USE

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists for skin problems like acne, eczema and psoriasis. Often used as an alternative to beeswax.
 
When it is combined with plant extracts and applied to the skin, the action of the extracts is directed into the body and does not evaporate off the skin. Beeswax is used for the same reason in balms.

Used by aromatherapists who do aura work as it can split two auras when used intuitively by those attuned to it.

Historical Information
Native Americans used to grind the seeds up to release the oil to use as a salve as well as to condition the hair.
The name Jojoba comes from Hohowi which is what the first Native American tribe to discover its versatile uses called it.
 
The salve was also used to condition the hides that were used to make clothing.

Jojoba Oil became very important in the 1970s.
 
Up to that point, the majority of cosmetics used spermaceti which was taken from the head cavity of slaughtered sperm whales.
 
Jojoba Oil has a virtually identical structure to it and so took over as a non animal product.
 
It has since been found to be vastly superior to spermaceti.