Jojoba is a natural product extracted from the seeds of the plant with the same name: a bush original from the Sonora desert in the north of Mexico.
It has been known and used by the Aztec over a hundred years, even before America was discovered. It was them who discovered the magic properties of this plant. Recent research confirm the real properties of this oil, more than Aztec legends could say. To be exact it consists of liquid wax, with a chemical composition similar to ceramides in our skin. Jojoba oil is actually a wax which becomes liquid at room temperature with a greasy appearance different from other cold pressure oils.
JOJOBA OIL COMPOSITION
It has a complex composition made up of 96% ceramides which makes it quite stable to heat and resistant to oxidation for which its properties remain intact and perfectly preserved over the years. Ceramides are substances which cover up human skin cells regulating its hydration. Jojoba oil ceramides are very similar to those in human skin and act where needed, contributing to hydration restructuring the fatty balance of the skin.
Vitamine E is also present in its composition, which eliminates free radicals from the skin, which causes pre-mature skin aging. Linoleic acid is also part of its components and it regenerates skin cells.
HEALTHY PROPERTIES OF JOJOBA OIL
GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR: Jojoba oil has the ability to dissolve sebum, a waxy substance deposited in pilose follicules causing dandruff and seborrahe in hair, split ends and excessively dry or greasy hair, a greasy forehead, itching and finally “hairloss”. In this sense, jojoba oil penetrates into and dissolves the deposits in order to regulate the excessive sebaceous secretion of the skin and hair, providing thus, vibrant, rich and abundant hair growth
GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN: Likewise, JOJOBA extract penetrates skin easily and deeply, smoothening and protecting it. Jojoba is a rich moisturizing oil which which regulates water flown from inside outwards and viceversa, helping to prevent wrinkles. It smooths and prevents premature ageing of the skin. It acts as a natural and effective cosmetic treatment agains zits, mud pimples and rashes, among other skin infections.
USES OF JOJOBA OIL
- Facial moisturizer: To be applied at night. Clean skin first and then apply jojoba oil to keep skin moisurised all night long.
- Pregnancy: The use of jojoba oil enhances elasticity of the skin and prevents flaccidity and stretch marks so common during pregnancy.
- Greasy skins:Great for people with greasy skin and pimples is it emulsifies and removes sebum. In treatments against acne preferably add a few drops of tea tree or thyme
- In baths: Add two tablespoons of jojoba oil to bath. It stops the effects of tap water desiccation
- Dry skin conditionner: Jojoba oil plays an important role on dry skins by smoothing it and returning its silkinness and natural shine.
- Volume and shine for your hair: Add 7 drops to shampoo and let stand for three minutes before rinsing hair.
- Punished hair and split ends: Spread jojoba oil all over hair and cover with a hot towel during 20 minutes and then wash hair with a good shampoo.
- After-shave lotion: Use water and jojoba oil at equal parts. Apply on face. It eliminates razor rashes and burns and provide skin a good soothing.
- Make-up remover: Add a few drops of jojoba oil on cotton ball. It removes remains of dirt and nourishes the skin
- Massage oils: Great for the elaboration of massage oils, especially for hands and feet. Feet will be beautifully soft and smooth.