Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jojoba Oil

I think I'm going to add this to my OCM mixture. 

Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax and is different chemically than other oils. It's particularly good for moisture control, protection, and emolliency. It's obtained from the crushed bean of the jojoba shrub, which is native to the southwestern U.S.  Natives have used the oil and seeds for hundreds of years for healing, dietary supplement, appetite suppressant, skin conditioner, windburn, sunburn, cooking oil; hair/scalp treatment, hair restorative and a coffee-like beverage.  The Incas massaged it into their scalp to promote thick lustrous hair.

Jojoba oil is nontoxic, doesn't clog pores and is hypoallergenic.

Apply it directly to the skin to soften skin, reduce wrinkles and stretch marks, lighten and heal scars and promote healthy scalp and hair. Therapeutic uses include the treatment of acne, cold sores, and psoriasis.

  • Makeup Remover:  use a soaked cotton ball to remove eyemakeup, blush foundation and lipstick.
  • Moisturizer: Mix a few drops with your moisturizer or use it sparingly on its own.
  • Lip Conditioner:  Use a small amount on dry chapped lips
  • Cuticle Oil:  Massage into cuticles regularly to keep them soft
  • Hair conditioner:  Mix a little into your regular conditioner.  Apply a few drops to the ends of damp or dry hair to control frizz.  Comb through hair for a leave in conditioner. Add 1 tsp. to a cup of water in a spray bottle for a spray-on leave in condition. Jojoba oil also dissolves buildup from hair care products.
  • Body Oil:  Use it all over after your bath or shower.
  • Shaving: Rub a bit on your legs before applying shaving cream.


Uses of Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil from the Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

The Benefits of Jojoba Oil
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