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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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