Why use Jojoba oil?

When I first started looking into carrier oils and researching their benefits, I knew I needed to add jojoba oil to the list of ingredients to use in my products, and equally for my own personal use. This is one of my go-to oils that I can’t do without.

Though it’s referred to as an oil, jojoba is actually a wax ester. The wax mimics the natural human sebum in the skin.

Jojoba oil is derived from the seeds of the jojoba shrub, native to the North American deserts. The oil is extracted by cold-pressing – a process which helps maintain the rich nutritional value of the oil.


Here’s some of the amazing benefits jojoba oil has to offer:



Helps to keep the skin hydrated by working to attract water to the top layer of the skin. It is safe for daily use and suitable for all skin types.



Jojoba oil contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Though it cannot kill all bacterial or fungal species, it does kill certain bacteria and fungi that can cause salmonella, E. coli infection and candida.



Jojoba oil contains Vitamin E. This vitamin works with your skin as an antioxidant, which means it can help your skin fight oxidative stress caused by exposure to pollutants and other toxins.



The constitute of Jojoba oil is very similar to the oil (sebum) your body produces naturally. This makes the oil less likely to build up on your skin and clog your pores. 



As you get older, collagen levels decrease, leading to less skin elasticity and wrinkles.  However, studies have shown that when antioxidants are applied to the skin, as in Jojoba oil, it can stimulate/improve collagen synthesis.



Jojoba oil contains anti-inflammatory and healing properties which can help those with conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and acne.


Jojoba oil is generally considered safe to apply topically anywhere on your body. It can be used on its own without having to be diluted, or with other natural ingredients.  But always do a patch test first and discontinue use if you experience any rash or allergic reactions.