The Uses & Benefits of Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is produced from the seeds of the jojoba plant. Derived from a desert shrub that is found in the dry regions of the Arizona, Mexico, and California. It is extracted as an odorless golden liquid wax.
Simmondsia Chinensis is a shrub that is grows in dry regions of northern Mexico and the southwestern US. The plant grows best in areas with 10–18 in (25–45 cm) of annual rainfall where temperatures seldom fall below 25°F (-4°C) for more than a few hours at night. It can grow on many types of soils, including porous rocks, in slightly acid to alkaline soils, and on mountain slopes or in valleys. Jojoba oil and wax are produced from the seeds and used for medicine.
A lovely fact about the Jojoba nut is that it has been used by the Native American tribes; it's common name coming from ‘Hohowi’, the O’odham (Native American Tribe) name for the nut.
"In the 18th century, the indigenous people softened the Jojoba seeds by heating them and then, using a mortar and pestle, they ground the seeds into a buttery salve that was meant to be applied as a cosmetic ingredient to the skin and hair as an ointment and a conditioning agent. This salve also functioned as a softener and preservative for animal hides."
Reduces Skin Inflammatory
Balances Oil Production in the Skin
Used to Treat Sunburns
"Jojoba "oil" is actually a wax ester."
"Well, they're a main component of the sebum (oil) your skin naturally produces, which makes jojoba oil the closest thing out there to your skin's own oil. The technical term for this is 'biomimetic,' meaning it acts and functions like the sebum already in your skin."