We’ve already talked about the wonderful therapeutic benefits of Coconut oil, Rosehip oil, and Black Cumin Seed oil and today, we are going to focus on another of our favourite beauty oils that has been receiving a fair amount of love and praise in the beauty industry: Jojoba oil.
Let’s learn more about the Jojoba oil and the amazing properties it has to offer!
Jojoba (also names Simmondsia chinensis) is a long-lived and resistant plant native to the North American deserts but is now grown worldwide. The jojoba seeds produce a light golden and odourless oil that can be extracted through various processes. The quality of the oil depends on many factors including the plant environment and the process of extraction. In general, cold pressing extraction is preferred as it preserves the beneficial lipids and limits irritating byproducts.
Jojoba oil has especially unique characteristics compared to other natural plant oils. One of its main characteristics is that Jojoba oil has a very waxy texture. This is due to its mineral components, the esters of long chain alcohols and fatty acids. Those esters look very much like those found in skin sebum. As a result, Jojoba oil is very stable, melts easily, and remains very soft.
Its fabulous beauty properties
Jojoba oil is a fabulous multitasking beauty oil that is particularly loved in the beauty industry as it is often used as a base for moisturiser, suncare, or body lotion formulations. Jojoba oil has clearly some amazing hydrating and conditioning properties because of the unique way it penetrates the skin. It helps to repair a damaged skin barrier while delivering some great anti-inflammatory properties. It absorbs very well, leaving the skin perfectly soft and glowing, with that extra special “feel”. Moreover, Jojoba oil has some anti-microbial properties which make it a suitable oil for troubled skins.
Our tried and tested product selection
The luxurious and richly therapeutic beautifully scented body oil: Bodhi & Birch Nordic White body oil.
The super lightweight beauty blend for combination skins: Skin & Tonic Detox beauty oil.
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