Jojoba

Simmondsia chinensis

The Jojoba plant is a hardy shrub that thrives in hot, almost arid, desert environments. It produces a little green fruit which encapsulates up to three seeds. It is from these seeds that we get this incredible liquid wax we know as jojoba oil. It is a beautiful bright golden colour in its pure form. If it is pale or clear, it has usually been refined, which destroys the precious vitamins and nutrients.

The oil is structurally and chemically very similar to human sebum which makes it very unique oil compared to other carrier oils. It is non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-comedogenic which means that it will not clog pores and will not cause any allergic reactions. It is also non-irritant and can be used safely on the skin and around the eyes.

Jojoba is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic, making it one of the most safe and suitable oils to use on any skin type, including baby skin. Poor nutrition, illness, ageing and medication can often leave our skin looking dry, tired and dull.  Jojoba is nourishing, penetrating deep into the skin, and creates a protective barrier, locking moisture into the skin.

Jojoba oil contains a balance of Vitamins A, D and E which are wonderfully healing for the skin and keeps it strong and healthy. The essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9, help to regenerate skin cells and repair damaged skin tissue.
Jojoba oil can be used directly on the skin as a natural moisturiser, or can be added to body care products. It can also be used in a highly nourishing and beneficial massage blend.  It is perfect to use on babies dry skin patches, nappy rash and cradle cap.