I have briefly touched on the wonders of jojoba oil before here on the blog but after reading more about it lately, I just had to share with you all the amazing benefits of this gift from nature.
Jojoba oil (pronounced hi-ho-ba) is the liquid extracted from beans of the shrub, which is native to Southern Arizona, California and Mexico. Indigenous people in America were the first to use it to protect and nourish their skin.
I was surprised to learn how much goodness is in the oil. It contains vitamins A, E and B-complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc as well as fatty acids and antioxidants. The oil is actually a liquid wax and closely resembles sebum in our skin which allows our bodies to absorb it easily.
4 Simple Ways to Enjoy Jojoba Oil
As we age we produce less sebum which can cause our skin and hair to become dry. Jojoba oil prevents moisture loss and it doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturisers. It is so gentle and perfect for use on your face. It is especially effective in treating scaly or irritated skin and the antioxidants it contains help to combat fine lines and wrinkles.
Jojoba oil is a hypo-allergenic and noncomedogenic cleanser – this means that it is gentle and won’t clog your pores. It has antibacterial properties which cleanse and prevent breakouts while balancing oil levels in our skin. It is a soothing and gentle make-up remover without harsh chemicals or alcohol which can irritate sensitive skin.
Studies in Italy and Germany have shown that jojoba oil accelerates wound and lesion healing and encourages the production of collagen in our skin. This amazing oil also has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties and is nourishing on sun-damaged skin.
Healthy, Beautiful Hair
Jojoba oil moisturises and softens hair as well as combating frizz, dry scalp and dandruff. It promotes hair growth and studies have reported excellent results from hair-loss patients after they massaged the oil into their scalps.
Our Favourite Way to Use This Wonderful Oil
Now that you know all the goodness that is in this amazing oil, can you imagine anything better than lying in a warm bath infused with our special bath salts while all those vitamins and nutrients from the jojoba oil are being absorbed by your thirsty skin?
It’s another reminder of how amazing nature is and that sometimes the best thing is just to keep it simple!