Jojoba oil is a liquid wax from the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, which is native to the Southwestern United States.1 Jojoba oil is especially good for skin care since it is similar to the sebum which our skin naturally produces.2
Jojoba Oil Uses
There are many uses for versatile jojoba oil. Here are my favorite four ways to include jojoba oil in a natural beauty routine:
Oil cleansing with jojoba oil works the same way as oil cleansing with coconut oil. Before wetting your face, pour a small amount of jojoba oil into the palm of your hand. Massage the oil onto your face with your fingertips. This can be very relaxing and help to relieve tension. Soak a wash cloth in hot water and place it on your face until it cools. The steam will help open up your pores. Use the other side of the wash cloth to wipe the jojoba oil and impurities off your face and neck.
Since I use my bottle of Dessert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil for more than one purpose, I found it helpful to separate a portion of the oil to use as a facial cleanser. I poured some of the jojoba oil into a GoToob, to use as my natural face wash.
Recently, I have been using jojoba oil as a natural face moisturizer. Jojoba oil works great as a moisturizer, since it is similar to the oil that our skin naturally secretes. But don’t worry, it doesn’t leave skin too greasy or shiny. My favorite part about using pure jojoba oil as a face moisturizer is that it does not contain any irritating fragrance. It just has a slight tree-like smell.
Jojoba oil works wonders as a natural makeup remover. Simply soak a cotton ball with jojoba oil and wipe away your makeup. It works especially well on mascara and other eye makeup. I like that it does not sting my eyes like some formulated eye makeup removers, but still be sure to avoid getting it in your eyes.
After wiping away the day’s makeup, you could use some more jojoba oil to cleanse, and finish off with a bit as moisturizer. How’s that for an all-in-one?
I first began using jojoba oil as a cuticle oil. A daily drop of jojoba oil massaged into each cuticle can keep cuticles moisturized and help prevent hang nails.
How do you like to use jojoba oil?