Jojoba oil had been talked about for years for its uses in aromatherapy and beauty. But does it really work? And what does it even do? This is more than a review, this is an investigation into the unknown!
Lets get this off our chests before we go anyway, I was sent this for free to test out. The lovely guys at Eden’s Semilla decided that they would brave my review process. As usual, and with any products I get my grubby little mitts on, I give my honest opinion. Seriously, do you really think I can be bothered to make up lies about products? I have better things to do with my time. So, onwards….
What is Jojoba Oil?
Jojoba oil is made from the seeds of the jojoba plant. This shrub can be found is the sunny climates of California and North West of Mexico. The plants are normally between 3-6ft tall but can grow as big as 10ft tall in the wild. The oil is very similar to the sebum found in our own skin.
The many uses of Jojoba oil
Native Americans have been using jojoba oil to treat sores and wounds for years. Up until the 1970’s, many beauty products contained sperm whale oil. Once a ban was placed on whale oil entering the US, the discovery of how jojoba oil could be used changed the direction of the beauty industry forever. At this point, and with the use jojoba oil, beauty products could be made cruelty free. As well as the beauty side of things, jojoba oil is a fungicide (it kills fungi, fungal spores) and can be used for controlling mildew. It can even be eaten but you can’t digest it, so it will just pass through you and arrive at the other end the same way it went it.
What are the benefits of jojoba oil?
Jojoba oil is extremely safe for humans to use. It is non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-comedogenic. In English, it doesn’t block pores, it doesn’t cause allergic reactions, it can be used around the eyes and on the skin. It is also an antioxidant and can protect your skin from free radicals. Finally, it has antibacterial properties and can kill the fungus candida albicans, that lovely gem that can cause yeast infections. In fact, the list of benefits just goes on and on! From acne to cradle cap, hair growth to nappy rash, relaxation to shaving. It has even been suggested as a potential bio-fuel of the future!
But what did Lindsay use the jojoba oil for?
When the oil arrived I was curious as to how I would use this oil. After discovering the various uses for it, I just had to decide how I would use it. First of all, it is important to remember, at the time of writing this, it’s the middle of the summer and I’m heavily pregnant. So the first thing I done was to rub my baby bump with it. I’m not expecting it to do anything about stretch marks but it was useful here. I’m at the point of the pregnancy when my skin hurts and is itchy during the day. Slapping some of this oil on my itchy skin has been amazing! I’m not even joking a little bit. This oil has helped to completely remove the itch from my stretched belly. The next place I used it was under the boobs and between my legs. Calm your knickers everyone! My skin is sticking together in these two places so rubbing a bit of oil has helped prevent rubbing and redness.
Jojoba Oil- is it worth it?
Yes, yes, a million times yes! I am trying not to use it too much because, frankly, I just want to pour the bottle over my head and rub myself all over with it. That’s a visual that you didn’t need but it’s true. I might not have been able to test out all of the different uses for jojoba oil (because there are a lot of uses) but what I have used it for has been amazing!
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