Latin Name: Simmondsia Chinensis
Part of plant used: Seed
Country of origin: Argentina
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Blends nicely with: All
Uses: Used as a carrier oil. Can be used for sunburn, acne or regrowth of hair.
Jojoba is commonly used as a carrier oil as most essential oils are very strong and should be diluted before applying to the skin. It has a mild scent that also takes on the scent of any oil it is blended with. Organic Golden Jojoba is a favorite carrier oil. In actuality, it is a liquid wax. It is said to closely resemble the sebum of the skin, and is rich in vitamin E, which when applied to, gives a healthy looking complexion to your skin. The golden variety of Jojoba may alter color and odors in cosmetics. It is also important to note that Jojoba may go cloudy in cool temperatures. It will return to its clear state with warming. This is natural as Phospholipids (natural components of most vegetable oils) hydrate and precipitate out of suspension. The sediment is actually extremely high in beneficial vitamin E and will only create problems if the oil is heated to extreme temperatures where they will darken and precipitate out of suspension.