How to Use Jojoba Oil in Your Skin and Hair Care Regimen

jojoba oil and beeswax salve

You may have seen jojoba shampoo or skin creams at your local supermarket. While it was once an ingredient in specialty organic and natural products, it’s found its way to the mainstream market for skin and hair products. But do you know what makes it so special?

Before we look at the ways that you can use this excellent oil, let’s talk about why jojoba seed oil is great for your hair, skin, and lips.

The Science Behind Jojoba Seed Oil

Jojoba seed oil comes from the jojoba plant, which grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States. Its seeds, which are unusual because of their high oil content, produce a versatile oil that can be used from head to toe.

Jojoba seed oil is remarkable because it closely resembles sebum, a substance naturally produced by our bodies, the oily, waxy substance that protects and moisturizes your hair and skin.

“Jojoba oil’s unique structure, which is based on straight-chain Omega 9esters, mimics 25% of the human sebum and therefore, once applied on irritated skin, has soothing and repairing effects while deeply moisturizing the skin,” said Dr. Anna Aharoni, R&D manager at Jojoba Desert.”

Healthy skin provides a barrier to infection and allergies in partial thanks to sebum. Your body produces sebum to defend you against injury from harsh weather, pollution, and dehydration. However, when your body’s moisture and lubrication is imbalanced, you may experience:

  • greasy itchy, dry, or tight skin
  • inflamed or irritated skin
  • fragile hair that grows poorly

That’s where Jojoba seed oil comes in! It helps promote and maintain healthy skin and hair because it is soothing, nourishing, and lubricating (like your body’s sebum).

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Tips for Using Jojoba Seed Oil for Your Skin and Hair

rose salve - rose body butter with jojoba seed oil and beeswax

Now that you understand why jojoba seed oil is so special, let’s discuss how you can use it in your skin and hair care regimens. You can pick up a small bottle at your local health food store or order it online at iHerb or Amazon for approximately $10.00.

1. Use jojoba seed oil as a facial cleanser

Jojoba seed oil is safe for all skin types and all ages. It moisturizes, absorbs quickly, soothes irritation, and is gentle enough to use as a makeup remover.

People who are prone to acne or blackheads often avoid oils because of the assumption that they block pores and cause breakouts. They may instead use harsh products that strip their skin of its moisture.

However, since jojoba seed oil resembles human sebum so closely, you don’t have to worry about it blocking your pores. You can have soft, dewy fresh, blemish-free skin by using jojoba seed oil.

Tip

Apply jojoba seed oil with a cotton pad and use it to remove your makeup!

If you don’t feel comfortable using the oil directly on your skin, you can start implementing jojoba oil into your routine using CBDMEDIC™’s Natural Foaming Facial Cleanser, which promotes clear skin without dryness and irritation.

2. Soothe skin irritation with jojoba seed oil

Studies show that jojoba seed oil supports skin repair and eases dermatitis, seborrhea, eczema, and psoriasis. However, what makes jojoba seed oil truly unique, beyond its emollient benefits, is that it can enhance the absorption of other ingredients when applied topically.

That’s why CBDMEDIC uses it in their Eczema Therapy Medicated Ointment, along with colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal locks in lubrication by strengthing the skin barrier. When the two are combined, they work together to provide moisturizing effects that sink in deeper and last longer. You can buy their ready-made products or make your own home remedy.

Use this quick recipe to relieve irritated skin:

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons jojoba seed oil
  • 1 drop chamomile essential oil

OR

  • 2 drops lavender essential oil

Directions

Apply the blend directly to the skin, up to four times a day.

If you’re not a DIYer, try CBDMEDIC’s Itch & Rash Medicated Ointment, which contains a blend of natural ingredients (and jojoba oil) targeted to soothe and enhance skin health.

3. Make a jojoba seed oil, peppermint and tea tree callus repair balm

Jojoba seed oil can be used to soften calluses and moisturize dry, cracked skin.

Here is a recipe for a great salve that you can use to soften dry skin.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup jojoba seed oil
  • 1 Tablespoon grated beeswax (or beeswax pellets) (You can replace beeswax with soy wax if you want a completely vegan salve)
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil

Directions

  1. Combine the jojoba oil and beeswax in the top of a glass or stainless steel double boiler. Don’t worry, if you don’t have a double boiler, you can put the ingredients in a small glass or stainless steel pot and place it inside of another pot filled half-way with water. This keeps you from overheating the oil or wax as well as herbs for advanced herbal infusions.
  2. Heat them until the beeswax melts.
  3. Stir in peppermint oil and tea tree essential oil. Feel free to add your favorite essential oil for added aroma or other soothing benefits it has to offer.
  4. Pour the melted salve into containers.
  5. Allow to cool before closing the lid on the container, so you do not trap condensation. Oil does not spoil, but water can create mold.
  6. Once cooled, the product should have a butter-like consistency.
  7. Store in a cool dark place. No refrigeration is needed.

Application

Use a small, dime-sized amount on your heels or other hard, chapped skin.

4. Make an age-defying CBD cream or body butter with jojoba seed oil, rose & lemongrass

Jojoba seed oil is great on its own for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, by plumping up your skin. When you add other age-defying superpower infusions and essential oils, you have strong natural partners that help you maintain healthy glowing skin.

The rose petals are packed with vitamins and minerals that act as a moisturizer, astringent, and redness reducer. Carrot seed oil is an antioxidant, rich in beta carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin E; which makes it an excellent oil for rejuvenating aging skin. And lemongrass is only one of the sweetest smelling grasses you can find, but it is rich in vitamin A and C with astringent properties that can help tighten pores. And well, who hasn’t heard that CBD hemp extract is a great emollient? For these reasons, we paired these oils together to help you keep your youthful glow naturally.

Here is a recipe to get started with.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup jojoba seed oil
  • 1 Tablespoon grated beeswax (or beeswax pellets) (You can replace beeswax with soy wax if you want a completely vegan body butter)
  • 2-3 Tbsp shea butter
  • 1/4 cup of dried rose petals (or replace with 3-5 drops of the essential oil)
  • 3-5 drops of carrot seed essential oil
  • 1/4 cup dried lemongrass (or replace with 3-5 drops of the essential oil)
  • 1 dropper of CBD hemp oil (optional)
  • Beetroot powder (optional)

Directions

  1. If you are working with dry herbs, start here. Otherwise, skip to step 45.  Combine the jojoba oil, rose petals, and lemongrass in a small glass or metal pot. (Metal is not the best for essentials oils– and aluminum can be downright toxic).
  2. Place the small pot in a larger pot filled with water. (You can replace this method with a double-boiler if you have one.)
  3. Heat on a low simmer for an hour or two. Check the water frequently in order to make sure it doesn’t evaporate. Add more to the pot if necessary.
  4. After an hour, remove the ingredients from the heat and let them cool.
  5. Once the oil has cooled, strain the leaves and debris out with a cheesecloth or thin, porous scarf. I tend to just grab a scarf from my top drawer– or silky-feeling t-shirt that I no longer wear.
  6. Heat the jojoba seed oil, CBD oil, shea butter, and wax at the top of a double boiler– or use the heating method described in step 1 with two pots.
  7. Heat the ingredients until the wax melts.
  8. Stir in the essential oils.
  9. Add a sprinkle of beetroot powder and stir if you’d like to add some color to your formula.
  10. Pour the melted salve into containers.
  11. Allow to cool before closing the lid on the container, so you do not trap condensation. Oil does not spoil, but water can create mold.
  12. Once cooled, the product should have a butter-like consistency.
  13. Store in a cool dark place. No refrigeration is needed.

Once you get this recipe down, we invite you to experiment with adding cocoa butter, coconut oil, and other essential oils to make your own variation. You’ll be amazed at how many beauty recipes you can make.

Application

Apply small amounts of the product to your face, lips, and hands. Since this formula is oil-based, it is best to use it on your face at night.

5. Use jojoba seed oil as a moisturizer

Most natural oils have short shelf lives and decompose when exposed to high heat—but not jojoba seed oil. It remains fresh even when exposed to high temperatures. This makes it an excellent ingredient for use before, during, and after sun exposure!

Tip

Apply jojoba seed oil with a cotton pad and let it sit for a few seconds, so your skin absorbs the oil. Then wipe the excess oil off your face with a dry cotton pad.

6. Make a jojoba seed oil and castor oil hair growth mask

Jojoba seed oil and castor oil are the perfect combination for promoting healthier, longer, thicker hair. These two high-fat oils seep into your hair follicles and fibers to strengthen them and reduce breakage.

Here is a simple recipe to strengthen your hair:

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons castor oil
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba seed oil
  • 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil

Directions

  1. Mix the oils together in a bowl.
  2. Apply the mixture to your scalp and work the oil down to the tips of your hair.
  3. Massage your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
  4. You can cover your head overnight with a towel or swim cap for an overnight treatment for optimal results. Otherwise, let it sit for at least an hour.
  5. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner

One Oil, Many Uses

As you can see, there are lots of ways to use jojoba seed oil! Jojoba seed oil is unlike other plant oils. It resembles our body’s natural oils and has healing, moisture-balancing, anti-inflammatory, and soothing qualities. It’s versatile and can be used for all skin types, from head to toe. Incorporate it into your routine for dewy-looking skin and healthy hair!

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Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, prevent, cure, or mitigate any diseases or conditions. We use CBD in our products for cosmetic purposes only.

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