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! Emiting a pleasantly light, nutty aroma, jojoba oil is a popular carrier oil in both aromatherapy and massage therapy.
Plant Part Used
Light strength. Slightly nutty in scent.
Moisturizes and nourishes skin, nails and hair.**
Blends Well With
All oils! Jojoba oil's light scent makes it the perfect carrier oil.
History of Jojoba
Revered for generations in the beauty industry, jojoba oil gained significant popularity in the 1970's after the United States officially banned the importing of whale oil. 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 even beyond its health-promoting properties, the shrub 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.
Recipes Using Jojoba Oil
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 lucious locks!**
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water
Sprinkle 5-10 drops into the shower steam before stepping in
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil
Inhale directly or use with a burner or diffuser