Carrier Oil: Jojoba
- Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
- Family: Simmondsiaceae
- Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the seeds
- Plant Part: Seeds
- Origin: Native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico
Appearance and Aroma:
- Color: Golden yellow
- Consistency: Lightweight and silky
- Aroma: Mild, subtle, and slightly nutty
Properties and Characteristics:
- Texture: Jojoba oil has a light, non-greasy texture that closely resembles the skin's natural sebum.
- Nutritional Profile: It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins E and B-complex, and minerals such as zinc and copper.
- Shelf Life: Jojoba oil has a long shelf life of about 2 to 3 years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care: Jojoba oil is known for its moisturizing, balancing, and protective properties. It helps regulate the skin's oil production, nourish and soften the skin, and promote a healthy complexion. It can be used in facial oils, serums, moisturizers, and cleansers.
- Hair Care: Jojoba oil can help condition and strengthen the hair, reduce frizz, and promote a healthy scalp. It can be used in hair oils, masks, and scalp treatments.
- Makeup Removal: Jojoba oil can be used as a gentle and effective makeup remover, dissolving makeup while leaving the skin moisturized.
- Massage Oil: Jojoba oil is often used as a carrier oil in massage therapy due to its smooth glide and skin-nourishing properties.
- Jojoba oil is generally safe for topical use. It is non-comedogenic and well-tolerated by most skin types.
- If you have any known allergies to jojoba or related plants, consult a healthcare professional before using jojoba oil.
Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.
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