Jojoba Oil

(Simmondsia Chinensis)

Botany & Composition

Family: Simmondsiaceae.

The part used is the seed. This plant is high in vitamins B and E as well as minerals and essential fatty acids (especially eicosenoic acid (60 - 70%)). Its chemical structure resembles the sterol content of human skin.

Geography: Indigenous to the deserts of the US and Mexico and cultivated in Israel, South America and India

Historical Uses

Named after the British botanist and explorer, W Simmonds in 1822. Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is ideal for cosmetic use due to its molecular stability, natural moisturizing properties, fast absorption, non greasy texture, and because it can be used by all skin types. Commonly used in both scalp treatments and skin emollients.

Found In

Coconut Citrus Scrub, I-Waken Eye Serum, Moisturizing Oils, Whipped Body Butter, Energize Body Oil, DeStress Body Oil, Sleep Body Oil, Energize Body Wash, DeStress Body Wash, Sleep Body Wash