Jojoba oil


Oil from the fruits of the overseas jojoba plant copes with a dozen cosmetic and dermatological problems. It is part of many medicinal ointments, balms and shampoos.


Jojoba is an evergreen shrub that grows in the desert regions of North America. Jojoba is the Russian version of the name of the oil, but it is correct to use the word «jojoba». Its oil is a light yellow liquid wax, which is obtained from the fruits of the plant by cold pressing. It has an unexpressed smell of fat. In sub-zero temperatures, jojoba oil solidifies, but even if it is melted back, it will almost completely retain its beneficial properties.

Throughout the world, jojoba oil is in considerable demand, as it is used in several areas. Its main producers are the USA, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Australia and Israel. There are also many commercial plantations in Egypt, Peru and Argentina. The world production of this liquid vegetable wax is estimated at 3.5 thousand tons per year.

Chemical composition

This product contains a complex of various fatty acids. The lion’s share falls on gadoleic acid — from 65 to 80%. In addition to it, jojoba oil contains erucic (from 10 to 22%), oleic (from 5 to 15%), nerve (about 3.5%), palmitic (not more than 3%), palmitoleic and behenic (each approximately 1%) and several others, the total share of which is about 3%. The chemical composition of this oil also includes amino acids, vitamin E, collagen, fatty acid esters.


This product is quite actively used in the production of cosmetics, lubricants and plastic materials, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.

In our time, this unique vegetable wax has also gained considerable importance as a substitute for spermaceti, that is, liquid wax of animal origin, which is obtained from the head of a sperm whale. The fact that the chemical composition and properties of jojoba oil and spermaceti have much in common was determined by American experts. These two products are very resistant to burn-in and are an ideal raw material for the manufacture of cosmetics.

The cake that remains during the production of jojoba oil is used in limited quantities in the feed industry, as it contains protein and a substance that suppresses appetite.

Medicinal properties of jojoba oil

This product is ideal for the care of both skin and hair of any type. Jojoba oil is characterized by a fine texture, high penetrating power, as well as moisturizing, regenerating, anti-inflammatory and emollient effects. When applied to hair or skin, it is fully absorbed and does not leave greasy marks at all.

Jojoba oil is recommended for daily care of the soft and delicate skin of babies with rashes or diaper rash. It also treats thin skin around the eyes and chapped, chapped lips. And regular use of this product promotes the regeneration of flabby and tired skin and the elimination of wrinkles.

Jojoba oil

In dermatology and cosmetology, jojoba oil is very often used not only as an independent remedy, but also in a mixture with many other essential and fatty oils. It is effective for scars and stretch marks after pregnancy, cracks and minor injuries, acne and sunburn. Jojoba fruit oil can alleviate itching and painful manifestations in psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. This product is also useful for the care of eyebrows and eyelashes, brittle and colored hair.


Since this liquid vegetable wax activates hair growth, women who have a lot of unwanted hair on their faces are advised to dilute jojoba oil with some other vegetable oil 10 times before use. According to the recommendation, 1 part of jojoba fruit oil should be 9 parts of any other fatty vegetable oil.

This product should not be used in case of individual intolerance.

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