JOJOBA OIL - Simmondsia chinensis

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Carrier Oil: Jojoba

General Information:

  • 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.

Safety Precautions:

  • 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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