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Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Cold Pressed Oil

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Cold Pressed Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name: Simmondsia chinensis
English Name: Jojoba, wild hazel, coffeeberry, gray box bush
French Name: Jojoba, noisetier sauvage, arbre à café, buisson à biques
Family: Buxaceae
Origin: Arizona, Mexico, Panama

History and origin

Jojoba is a shrub native to South American desert (Arizona, Mexico), it lives at least 100 years and jojoba fruit contains the seeds used to produce the oil.
Jojoba oil is particularly close to sebum naturally secreted by our glands. Its ability to penetrate the skin is extraordinary. It is a perfect vector in aromatherapy. It is a stable oil, that does not get rancid at all (it has a good oxidation and heat resistance). Native-Americans, who considered it had magical properties, used jojoba as a remedy to heal the wounds, a restorer and a conditioner for hairs, food, a medicine and as a protector for the skin against high solar radiations of the desert.


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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Used Part: Nuts  
Extraction: First extraction, Cold-pressed
Components: Erucic acid (13,6%), gondoic acid (71,3%)
Oil Characteristics: Golden yellow oil with a pleasant smell reminding of hazelnut, a wax texture (97% of wax esters). Non-oily texture.
Properties: Emollient, balancing, protective, anti UV.
Indictions: Good basic ingredient in creams for sensitive skins.
Natural sun protection factor of 5.
It acts on skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.
Fantastic oil for babies’ skin. 
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-It smoothens and softens skin by penetrating, restructuring, regenerating and protecting it. The oil is anti-wrinkle. It facilitates cell renewal and increases its elasticity.
-It controls sebum production on skin.
-Create a non-oily film to preserve skin hydration and protect it against external aggressions.

Hair: It is perfect for oily hair because it fights excess sebum of the scalp. It also nourishes and softens the hair. 

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Not known.
  • Avoid association with vitamin A because it negates its effect.

Documentation and References

  • Berton, Hélène, Les huiles essentielles pour la peau, Aroleome

  • LAPARÉ, Marie-Claire, Les huiles essentielles et les soins de la peau, Éditions de Mortagne

  • FESTY, Danièle, Ma bible des huiles essentielles, Éditions Caractère

  • LACROIX, Chantal, Soins de la peau, Les Cahiers de la Santé