Product Spotlight: Jojoba Carrier Oil

Posted by Beardsman Oil Co on 30th Nov 2015

Jojoba Carrier Oil

Product(s) Using this:

Beard Oil

Beard Balm

Beard Wash

Moustache Wax

BOTANICAL NAME

Simmondsia chinensis

PARTS USED

Wood

EXTRACTION METHOD

Cold Pressed and Unrefined

REFINEMENT TECHNIQUES

Unrefined

SUGGESTED USE

Cosmetic use only

KOSHER CERTIFIED

No


   
     

OVERVIEW

Jojoba oil comes from the beans of a shrub like plant, and it is actually a liquid plant wax. It is bright and golden in color, has a mild odor, and is favored in the carrier oil family because of its advanced molecular stability. It also makes a great scalp cleanser for the hair, and is equally wonderful for the skin because it has absorption properties that are similar to our skins own sebum. Jojoba oil may become cloudy and solidify as the temperature drops. This is a normal process that occurs from the hardening of the fats and waxes, and it will become stable at or around room temperature. Because Jojoba is not an oil but rather a wax, its shelf life and stability is considerably higher then most oils and rancidity is very rarely a concern.

TYPICAL ANALYSIS

Color- Golden
Odor- Mild and thick/characteristic
Acid Value- 0.3
Peroxide Value- 0.5
Non-Saponifiables- 49
Saponification Value- 90.1
Iodine Value- 82.2
Specific Gravity- 0.865
pH- 4.21

Fatty Acids
Erucic- 13.6%
Gadoleic- 71.3%
Oleic- 11.2%

The Benefits and Uses Jojoba Oil

Moisturize the cuticles on your toes to the cuticles of your hair and everything in between. Use it confidently knowing it won’t clog pores and cause acne. In fact, it can be used as an emollient to treat acne and unclog hair follicles encouraging the re-growth of thinning hair. Remove makeup and condition eyelashes at the same time. Add to your soap to moisturize with oil that closely resembles that produced naturally in the human body. Infuse with your favorite essential oils to customize a personalized fragrance that will last for years.

The History of Jojoba Oil

Produced from the seed of the jojoba plant, golden jojoba oil is technically a liquid wax. Native to the Mojave Desert, it was first commercially grown to provide a substitute for sperm whale oil in 1980. Before this, sperm whales were nearly hunted to extinction.

Besides helping prevent the demise of one of nature’s most magnificent creatures, the Jojoba shrub is used to prevent dry regions from desertification by supporting vegetation and wildlife. While indigenous to the United States and Mexico, places like Argentina, Australia, Israel, Peru and Palestine are beginning to harvest the benefits of this drought resistant shrub.

Pure Jojoba Oil

Unlike many vegetable oils, pure golden jojoba oil does not contain triglycerides, which make its shelf life unparalleled. This natural ability and other skin nourishing benefits make it perfect for use in lotions, moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, soap making, and as carrier oil for perfumes. It also has some medicinal uses that you may find surprising. As its potential uses continue to grow, so does the demand. 

For Health Vitality

Jojoba Oil is similar to the natural oils in human skin and therefore is absorbed quickly without that greasy feel. Moisturize your face and prevent that “shiny” look by training your skin to produce less oils in certain areas. Thus eliminating the need for thick layers of make-up that can irritate sensitive skin. Using over time will shrink the size of your pores and pure golden jojoba oil has been found to be nearly hypoallergenic. Use to prevent skin infections from acne, insect bites and fungal infections. Effectively treat acute skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and rosacea without harsh prescription drugs.

Use as a carrier with your fragrant essential oil for aromatherapy that will benefit your mind, mood and cognitive function. Jojoba oil is non-digestible in mammals because of its ester like molecular structure and therefore acts as a laxative treating constipation when consumed.

PRECAUTIONS

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.