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Benefits of Jojoba Oil- 10 Uses

Updated on May 4, 2014

Skin becomes soft and smooth with Jojoba Oil

What is Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is one of my favorite all purpose oils to use for hair, skin and nails. I always look for natural solutions for all forms of personal care.

Jojoba oil is extracted from the seed of the Jojoba plant. This plant grows in Arizona, Northern New Mexico and Southern California. Internationally it grows in Israel, Mexico and parts of South America. The Jojoba plant grows from ten to fifteen feet high.

The primary uses for the Jojoba plant is for skin, hair and nails. It is kind of an all purpose oil just for external use. If you live in a dry climate as I do, this oil is moisturizing and therapeutic.

Condition your Nails

Jojoba Oil--Makeup Remover

Jojoba oil with its gentle and pure consistency removes makeup very quickly and efficiently. Dip a cotton ball in a small amount of Jojoba oil and gently wipe over your closed eyes. Wipe off any excess oil with another cotton ball. For cleaning makeup off the rest of your face, mix a drop of orange essential oil in a small amount of the Jojoba oil and dip your cotton ball in and gently go over your face and neck. I add the orange essential oil for the fragrance.

Healthy and Strong fingernails

I massage a small amount of the Jojoba oil around my cuticles and nails before going to bed. The oil really helps soften and repair damaged cuticles. Add a drop of tea tree oil to the oil as it acts as an anti-fungal for your nails.

Facial Moisturizer

Use a small amount of Jojoba on your face before going to bed to act as your night rejuvenating cream. I personally put some of this soothing oil on my face and hands when going out for a bike ride, which helps moisturize the skin in the dry Arizona desert. I add a small amount to my face during the day, particularly in the winter when we keep the heat on a good part of the day. Apply a small amount of the oil on your face before applying makeup.

Have Lovely Hands

Jojoba as Carrier Oil

Jojoba acts as a carrier oil for many essential oils. A carrier oil dilutes the strong essential oils.The essential oils are very very potent, and a little goes a long way for most applications. I often make many mixtures of different oils for different conditions.

A favorite blend of mine is rosemary, peppermint and lavender oil combined with Jojoba oil. After sitting at the computer for long periods of time I really feel the physical stress in my neck and shoulders. I massage a small amount of this blend around my sore neck and in about five minutes the pain is gone.

Hair Tamer

Add a few drops of the oil to the ends of your hair before using your hair blow dryer. Be careful to use a very small amount as it goes a long way. As a hair tamer rub a small amount into your dry hair before going out.

Condition your hair

Hair conditioner

After a shampoo and time to add condition to your hair, pour a few drops of the oil to your favorite conditioner. Leave the conditioner on your hair for about three minutes and massage into your scalp. Rinse your hair with warm water.

Condition your Feet

All Over Body Lotion

Joba oil is very soothing and gives your skin a smooth and silky feeling. I blend a few drops of lavender oil in about a teaspoon of Jojoba oil and apply to my hands, arms and feet. I usually put on a pair of socks to hold the oil.

Hair Oil Treatment

I use this oil treatment about every five or six weeks as I have very dry hair. I take one tablespoon of Jojoba oil and a couple of drops of lemon of oil because I like the fragrance. I massage it into my scalp and wrap a towel around my hair. I keep busy on the computer for two hours while conditioning my hair. After this time I shampoo my hair and it is soft and manageable.

Have Pretty Lips

Lip Oil Mixture

I have lot of fun with mixing Jojoba oil with different essential oils for a variety of uses. I tried mixing a small amount of the jojoba oil with different essential oils for a moisturizing lip gloss. I experimented with peppermint, lemon, grapefruit and orange. This oil for your lips is extremely moisturizing whether you are inside or outside. Put a few drops of the Jojoba oil and essential oil in a small plastic cup and stir. Apply the mixture to your lips with a q tip.

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      Kay Comer 4 years ago from Metropolis, Illinois

      Good hub Carol...I've used Jojoba Oil for years too and I just absolutely love it...I have a friend in her mid 70's that has just only very VERY faint fine lines in her face and she swears it's because she's used Jojoba Oil for decades as a night oil...and she puts it in her hand creams and makes a lot of her own concoctions..as I do....and I add Jojoba Oil to everything....

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      Sue B. 4 years ago

      I simply love Jojoba Oil. I never thought to use in on nails or hair. I will give this a try!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I must live under a rock. I have never heard of this oil. How about I pass this on to Bev. I have no doubt she will put this knowledge to good use. :) She will probably even have me trying it once she reads the Hub.

      Good information, Carol, and nice research and presentation.

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Some our most useful products are the simple gifts of nature. Thank you for reminding us of one of those gifts.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thekatydid: I enjoyed writing about the oil because I use it so much. Thanks for dropping in for a visit and comments.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I love the oil for everything as I it is a one stop shopping kind of item.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Bill for the compliments and from you it means a lot. To me using this oil for so many things simplifies what I buy. And thank you for visiting.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      So true and I love the oil...especially living in Arizona. Thanks for stopping in.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'd forgotten about this oil. I used to use a product that had this in I believe. Thanks for the reminder as I could sure use some right now.

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      Sue B. 4 years ago

      Just wanted to tell you I think you added jojoba oil as a makeup remover twice- once in the beginning and once in the end. Delete my comment! Just wanted to give you the heads up :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Jojaba oil certainly has a lot of uses for the body. I have not heard of this option before and so glad I stopped in for the education.

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Another great and useful article Carol. I have used this oil on my face before but didn't know about its other uses. Thanks to you I can put it to a better us. Voted up and sharing :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks for this insightful hub here on the many and beneficial uses of jojoba oil! I will try this one out for sure.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Glad you made a rediscovery..I love the oil. Thanks for visiting.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      No problem..I will recheck. thank you.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping in and comments.. We do learn many things here at Hubpages.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks so much Bake Like a Pro...I appreciate your visit and votes and sharing. I do use this oil for many things.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Faith Reaper. Thank you for dropping and I know you will love this oil especially when adding some different essential oils.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Jojoba oil has been a part of my beauty regimen for quite some time. I absolutely love it!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I never heard of jojoba oil. The properties of that oil seems quite interesting! I also like to use products with less chimicals as possible. I have been using argan oil for my face and for my hair as well since about a year. I will have to compare the two oils.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I never knew that there were so many uses of jojoba oil. I am always looking for the natural products.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      shinkingirisheyes...I am glad you like it also. I couldn't do without it...thanks again for dropping in.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Kidscrafts: I have heard of Argan oil and am sure it is just as valuable. Anything natural is good to me. Thanks for the visit.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Lipnancy: It is pretty amazing.. Learning new stuff is really fun. Hope you like it if you try it.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I have used this oil to condition my hair and I love it. Now, thanks to you, I have other uses for it. Thank you. Up and useful.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      i use this for face skin, nails and hair like I mentioned. I couldn't be without it. I love adding essential oils. Thanks for votes and stopping in.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      What stores sell jojoba oil. I have never heard of it. I am definitely interested. I want it for the skin and hair. I have so much static electricity in my hair, it won't lie down, hopefully this will help. Thank you for the share..

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Carol, this sounds like a winner in so many ways. Thanks so much, especially with me being out and about as much as I am!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Carol...In full agreement with your tendency to go for the "natural" means, ingredients and supplements. Jojoba oil is great stuff....years ago, I used the pure oil for body massage....the jojoba shampoo and soap as well. Every few months I switch to other natural oils.....at the moment, I'm into almond oil. Love it too!....Great reading, Carol...UP+++

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      always exploring. I order mine from Swanson Vitamins..or Trader Joes. I am sure many health food stores carry Jojoba. Thanks for dropping in.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Aviannovice. It was wonderful stuff and hope you enjoy using it. Thank you for dropping in.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      fpher48...I know I often love to try new things. I am going to try the almond oil also. So nice not to have to read a list of chemicals on products. Thanks for votings and alwys being a supportive and wonderful friend here on Hubpages.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Gonna have to check this out. I have never heard of Jojoba oil before. Thanks carol. I love learning new things.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      it is a wonderful oil and I love it here in dry Arizona. Thanks for stopping in.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Great hub, Carol! I'll have to ask my wife if she's heard of and/or used this oil. Every now and then, she hands me something she's picked up. Lord knows I'm in need of more moisturizing. Ever since my late 50's, I've been skin-dehydrated. I miss the island coconuts! : )

      On another note, judging from the huge number of comments you get on your hubs, I am guessing your HP net worth is starting to take off. If so, good for you and well deserved! Have a wonderful day!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Great list of uses, Carol You are fortunate to be right out there where the plant grows. Do you have any growing in your yard or is it difficult to grow? I really do not know much about it.

      the only way I have ever used it is as a conditioner. But I am always looking for skin and nail moisturizers so am very thankful for this I am bookmarking it right now.

      Sending Angels to you this evening :) ps Voted ++++

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Will try this natural remedy. I have heard a lot about jojoba, but have never really tried it out! Thanks for the introduction!! Votes up and passing this hub around.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank's for responding to my question..Cheers...

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      hawaiianodysseus: thank you so much for the kind words. I would love to tell you I am making some money here..alas no paycheck yet...Bu thanks for the support.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      we have rocks in our backyard...You know it is kind of like pineapples in Hawaii. I hear they are expensive there..Seriously I just like the soothing effect of the oil..I am loving my angels.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for votes and shares...Always good! And I appreciate your visit and lovely comments.

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Hi Carol! Very interesting. I love learning about natural beauty treatments. It looks like Jojoba covers it all. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      I love jojoba oil. I used to buy it by the tub! Thanj you for all these great ideas. I don't know why I'm not getting notification on your hubs but I just found this one. Up+

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      shollad10 Thanks for dropping to read ...Thanks for nice comments.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks BTRbell aka as Randi: I appreciate your votes, comments and friendship..not necessarily in that order.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I recently bought some jojoba oil and love it! I've used it as a skin moisturizer and makeup remover, but I never thought to use it as a hair tamer. I'm sure that will be much better than the silicone stuff I've been using and less expensive, too. Thanks for these great ideas!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you for stopping in. As I have said I love this oil ...I also use it as a carrier oil for lavender, sage, rosemary and peppermint.. A soothing combo.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      These are very useful and interesting uses for jojoba oil. Something I wasn't aware of. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up, useful, interesting and shared.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for visiting Rajan...So supportive and such a good friend..Thank you for votes and sharing and just stopping by.

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      formosangirl 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi Carol7777, I have this old, but rarely use it. I now have some good tips from you.

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      Kymberly Fergusson 4 years ago from Villingen Schwenningen, Germany

      This looks perfect for my split ends and dry skin - I must search for jojoba oil here!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      formosangirl: I use it to remove makeup and overnight moisturizer. I love it.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      nifwlseirff: Thanks for stopping by and comments.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Unique information and such awesome benefits sounds like a wonder oil.

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