Jojoba plants produce liquid wax similar to that in healthy human skin
Jojoba grows in the dessert. The beans of this shrub contain wax ester like found in young, healthy human skin. The ripe beans are cold virgin pressed to obtain the golden liquid wax. It is wax, not oil despite it is often incorrectly referred to as oil.
The wax is filtered 14 times for purity, and then filled into beautiful bottles like shown in the photos. This means Jojoba is 100% natural liquid wax, no additives added. I wish blogs came with smell because the jojoba wax smells so great! ❤
Why is Jojoba beneficial for our skin?
Our skin produces liquid wax to maintain its elasticity and moisture. As we age, our skin’s ability to produce the needed amounts of liquid wax diminishes. Since Jojoba wax is like human liquid wax, Jojoba nourishes, hydrates and plumps our skin and the skin looks glowing and healthy.
The Jojoba Company‘s product guide states that Jojoba can also be used to soothe skin conditions like abrasion, acne, burns, cold sores, dermatitis, eczema, insect bites, rosacea, skin rashes, sunburn, and surgical wounds. Thanks goodness, I don’t have all those skin conditions!
Does Jojoba work?
Anyone who would have them all at once, would be in real trouble! Thus, I can’t speak to all of them. And of course, nobody in her full mind would burn or frost-burn herself to examine whether Jojoba soothes burns!
However, I recently underwent two surgeries. To examine at least some of the above claims, I have tried Jojoba on my surgical wounds. Thus, I can confirm that it relieves the itching that one feels during the healing process.
I also found relief on a mosquito bite that I got early in September from one of the last mosquitoes of this warm season. The bite was inflamed, and putting Jojoba on the itchy inflamed bite feels really good. This is due to the fact that jojoba wax is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.
In the Interior, the low water content of air (in the cold season) and due to heating dries the skin out. I find that when using Jojoba, my skin feels less irritated than without jojoba.
I also have various allergies and a hard time finding beauty and skin products that won’t cause an allergy. Jojoba is hypoallergenic and it works well for me. Jojoba also naturally contains vitamins A, D, and E as well as omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids that are all well-known to be beneficial in skin care. 🙂
Beside the above mentioned positive experiences, I really like that my skin doesn’t feel oily when I use Jojoba.
What about the environment
Jojoba shrubs can live up to 300 years. Thus, Jojoba wax ester is sustainable and renews each year. The plants are natural desert shrub in hot arid desert. It is well know that shrubs protect soils from being eroded. It is also well known that plants take up CO2 for photosynthesis and produce the life needed oxygen. These are just some of the environmental benefits. For more go to the information on The Jojoba Company’s webpage.
Will I buy a new bottle once this one is empty?
From my great experience so far, the answer is YES, definitively. The 1 fl. oz (30 ml) and 2.8 fl. oz (85 ml) bottle cost $14.95 and $22.50, respectively. There is free shipping on orders exceeding $40. Given these prices, Jojoba is affordable even on a budget.
You can buy the Jojoba products online at The Jojoba Company or use their store locator to find a store next to you.
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Photos: N. Mölders (2016)
Disclosure: The Jojoba natural skin care is a sample from The Jojoba Company. The post is not endorsed by The Jojoba Company. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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