ORGANIC JOJOBA SEED OIL*

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS OIL* (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*)

Emollient, soothing
Natural organic

Organ jojoba oil comes from an evergreen shrub native to the deserts of Arizona and California. The seeds, and the seed leaves in particular, which mainly contain waxy, oily substances, are pressed to obtain the oil. The composition of this oil differs from other vegetable oils for its lack of...


Organ jojoba oil comes from an evergreen shrub native to the deserts of Arizona and California. The seeds, and the seed leaves in particular, which mainly contain waxy, oily substances, are pressed to obtain the oil. The composition of this oil differs from other vegetable oils for its lack of glycerin and predominance of esters resulting from the union of unsaturated fatty acids and unsaturated alcohols. This composition is at the heart of its specific properties, which include: greater fluidity, stability, inflammability, and resistance to oxidation due, in part, to the presence of tocopherols. It has been widely used for centuries for its healing properties and to treat hair and scalp. It is also known for its protective, nutrient, emollient and softening properties due to the particular nature of the constituent lipids, which allow both for greater penetration and rapid absorption by the skin and for its excellent film-forming properties. It can also be used in sunscreens due to the stability of these molecules under UV rays, and it has been shown to have antibacterial effects.