10 benefits of jojoba oil for your body and hair!

Jojoba oil is derived from the seeds of a desert plant. The Latin name for this plant is Simmondsia chinensis. The plant grows well in northern Mexico and southern California and Arizona. Each seed contains 50% oil making up half of its weight. When the ban was passed on the use of whale oil, jojoba became a cheaper alternative. This oil is popularly used in cosmetic products such as lotions, shampoos and conditioner.

The unrefined oil has a nutty odor and clear, golden color. Once the oil has been processed it becomes odorless and loses its natural color. Since jojoba does not contain tryglycerides it has a longer shelf life than most oils derived from plants. The oil is hardly ever sold in its natural state but is almost always processed first.

Jojoba oil for the skin

1.  Deeply-Hydrating. It is lighter than other face oils and easily absorbed into skin. It deeply penetrates to soothe and soften while providing an excellent moisturizing effect and adding a healthy glow.

2.  Long-Lasting Moisturization. It doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturizers, which is very important when your skin is exposed to the environment. Studies have shown that jojoba oil provides a substantial long-acting layer of moisture. 

3.  Nutritious for Skin. Jojoba is full of nutrients like Vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, which all nourish and protect skin. Organic, cold-pressed, jojoba oil has the highest level of antioxidants and nutrients.

4.  Anti–Aging. Because it is the perfect moisturizer, Jojoba can help slow down the appearance of aging, and help to fade fine lines and wrinkles. In dermatological tests, it was shown that jojoba oil increases the skin’s suppleness and the effect was still present as time passed. Tests also showed continued use of Jojoba oil resulted in reducing superficial facial lines.

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5.  Non-Acnegenic. Because the oil is very similar to human skin oils, its use can trick the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and thus balance oil production, without promoting acne or other skin problems. Jojoba also naturally deters microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin.

6.  Easy, Not Greasy. Because Jojoba oil is very similar to our own skin oils, it immediately penetrates skin and smoothes easily, helping to promote healthy, glowing skin without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue.

7.  Soothes Sunburn. Jojoba oils hydrating action soothes sunburn and helps reduce the chances of peeling.

8.  Gentle & Non-Allergenic. Jojoba oil is recommended for people with sensitive skin (including psoriasis and eczema) because of its gentle nature. Applying Jojoba oil to compromised skin can help reduce flare-ups.

9.  Soothes Dry Skin. Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the the oil help in skin repair and damage control.

10.  Anti–Microbial. Jojoba oil naturally deters microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin. This property makes it useful for those with acne, and also provides an added wound-healing benefit. Bonus: The oil acts as a natural preservative.

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Jojoba oil for the hair

Jojoba oil is a great way to keep your hair looking it’s best. Since the oil is similar to the natural oil our bodies produce it works to hydrate and soften skin. The oil can be applied by itself or mixed with other essential oils to make a homemade massage oil or lotion.

Many hair products contain the oil also. The replenishes the hair follicles leaving hair fuller and more manageable. The oil helps to prevent split ends and control breakage. Another use is to apply the oil directly to the scalp to help with thinning hair. Jojoba works to unclog the hair follicles so that new hair can grow in.


Jojoba Oil – you don’t have to pronounce it correctly (it’s ho-ho-ba) to reap its benefits – what really matters is what it does for your skin. Jojoba Oil is referred to as an “oil” but it is, in fact, a liquid wax. And that makes all the difference. Unlike other skincare oils, the structure of jojoba oil is very similar to the natural oils of our skin. Which means it not only moisturizes, but absorbs faster than other oils. And, it’s suitable for all skin types!

Jojoba also contains a fungicide. This property makes it a great additive in homemade cleaners. The oil will work to eliminate mold and mildew especially in the bathroom. The oil is referred to by many as Nature’s multi-tasker and as you can see it has many beneficial uses. Try Jade Bloom essential oils for all of your everyday needs.