Why You Need Jojoba Oil in Your Life
Looking for a face and body oil that’s super-versatile and super-nourishing? Say hello to jojoba oil. This multi-tasking natural wonder is perfect for hydrating your skin, hair and nails, while delivering protective antioxidants and essential fatty acids with every drop. I love using our Organic Jojoba Oil with The Body Massage Tool or during my Gua Sha ritual—and also just applying it anywhere I need on-the-spot hydration! I wanted to know a little more about what makes this oil so amazing, so I took a deeper dive…
First, a little background. Jojoba oil is sourced from the seeds of the jojoba plant, a perennial shrub that’s native to desert areas of North and Central America. Centuries ago, Indigenous American people were actually the first to use jojoba seeds to create healing salves, so this traditional oil has a long and time-honored history.
Today, jojoba oil is extracted by cold-pressing, a process that allows the oil to maintain the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients—and it has a lot! Jojoba oil is naturally rich in vitamin E, vitamin B, copper and zinc. This means it’s not only incredibly moisturizing, it also helps to soothe inflammation, boost elasticity and help strengthen skin’s barrier.SIMILAR TO OUR SKIN’S NATURAL OIL
One fascinating thing about jojoba oil is that, structurally, it’s very similar to the sebum (a.k.a. oil) our bodies product naturally. Technically, it’s known as a “wax ester” and when you apply it to your skin, it helps balance oil production. Its unique molecular structure allows it to give your skin the moisture it needs and prevents it from over-producing oil. It’s a little counterintuitive, but it’s an oil that can help control excess oil. This means it’s ideal for pretty much everyone, even those with oily or combination skin types.
Jojoba oil is also naturally anti-microbial, and has a longer shelf-life than many other oils, so it’s good pick if you tend to go through your products slowly.
I love how jojoba oil has so many different benefits (and uses!) for your skin, hair and nails. Since it’s packed with high levels of vitamin E and amino acids, it functions as an antioxidant to protect skin against free radical damage and it can help support your body’s natural collagen production. Hello, bouncier and more supple skin! It also helps to promote a healthy skin barrier by creating a protective “seal” that prevents moisture loss. What’s more, it can reduce signs of inflammation like redness and flaking.
I use our Jojoba Oil in so many ways. As I mentioned, I always apply it to my body before doing my lymphatic drainage massage ritual and to my face before I do a gua sha session. I love using it on extra-dry areas like knees and elbows, and it’s great to rub on your cuticles to add hydration and natural shine to your nails. You can also add a few drops to your moisturizer, or layer it over your moisturizer to really seal in hydration. It’s also amazing for hair. Try applying it to dry ends, or smooth a little all-over to tame frizz.
One more thing to note: when you buy jojoba oil, look for an organic formula that’s pure 100% jojoba oil like ours. Check the label and make sure there aren’t any added fillers or unnecessary ingredients‑—that way you’re getting the maximum benefits from this naturally nourishing oil.