Origin: Native to Northwestern Mexico and Southwestern United States. Currently cultivated in Chile, Egypt, Peru, Israel, Australia, and Argentina.
Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
Extraction method: Cold Pressed [The cold pressed extraction method yields a higher quality oil (more vitamins, minerals etc) compared to extraction methods that use chemicals or heat.]
Color: A deep, vibrant Orange
Aroma: Has a pleasant, mild odor.
Benefits: It is extremely stable as an ingredient in cosmetics. It is also an anti-inflammatory, a fungicide, an antibacterial, a natural antioxidant and a non-comedogenic moisturizer as it does not block pores. Jojoba oil is really a liquid wax and is similar to the sebum which occurs naturally on our skin and scalp and dissolved the sebum that is clogging pores while returning skin to natural pH balance. It is therefore great for acne or scaly, flaking scalp as well as other problematic skin conditions including eczema and dry skin. Lightens and helps to heal scars and stretch marks. It also helps to reduce wrinkles.
Viscosity: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Common Uses: Used in cosmetics or directly on skin. Removes makeup, moisturizes dry skin and relieves sunburn. It is also added to shampoos, hair care products, nail products, soaps, lotions, body oils and liquid soaps as it not only aids in cleansing but in conditioning the skin. It has very spreadable and is a great lubricant and so it is popular ingredient in massage and aromatherapy. It is also used as a perfume base and for essential oil dilution and can be added to other oils to extend their shelf life.
Absorption: Creates a barrier but will leave a satiny finish
Shelf Life: It does not seem to oxidize or become rancid and so seems to have an indefinite shelf life.
Cautions: None known but is only meant for external use.
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: Contains a mixture of wax esters. Its composition is around 66% Eicosenoic, 14% Docosenoic and Oleic fatty acids.
Plant / Oil History: The jojoba has been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years. In the 1700?s it was noted by Father Junipero Serra who founded the 21 California missions, that it was being used by the Native Americans for treating burns, cuts and sores and as a diet supplement and when food was not available, an appetite suppressant. It was also used as a skin conditioner and to alleviate sunburn or windburn. It was also considered to be a hair and scalp treatment. A coffee-like beverage was also made by roasting the seeds.
Plant / Oil Description: Jojoba Oil comes from a shrub that grows in the semi-dry and arid areas of California, Arizona and Northwest Mexico. The oil is pressed from the fruit (nut) of the jojoba plant. The shrub can grow up to 15 feet high. It has gray-green leathery leaves and has a root system that goes deep underground and therefore adapts well to drought and desert heat. They flower but the flowers have no petals nor odor and are pollinated by the wind in late March. The flowers develop into fruit by August, becoming completely mature in October. The green fruit then dries in the heat of the desert, its outer skin shriveling up and exposing a brown, soft-skinned seed which is the size of an olive although the seeds resemble coffee beans. The Jojoba can live up to 200 years depending on the surrounding environmental conditions.
Plant Habitat: The Jojoba plant grows best in areas where the temperatures do not regularly fall below 25 deg F for more than a couple of hours in the night. It also needs between 10 to 18 inches of annual rainfall. It can grow in many types of soil. These include the soils in mountain slopes, valleys, porous rocks and in slightly acidic to alkaline soils
Storage: Store in a cool, dark area.
Where to Buy: You can buy wholesale Jojoba Oil Golden by the gallon at SoapGoods.com, your favorite supplier for bulk Jojoba Oil Golden.
Is it Edible: Our products are recommended for external use only