|What is it?
|A carrier oil that’s actually a liquid wax, pressed from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis. Jojoba oil closely resembles our own skin’s sebum, making it extra awesome for the skin.
|The unrefined oil is golden in colour, the refined oil is clear.
|Smooth liquid oil.
|The unrefined version is mild and rather nice. A little oily, nothing too remarkable. The refined version just smells a bit oily.
|Average with a satiny finish.
|Why do we use it in formulations?
|It closely mimics the makeup of the sebum our own skin produces, making it a fantastic moisturizer by helping seal in moisture.
|Do you need it?
|I love it and use it in loads of recipes!
|Refined or unrefined?
|I like the unrefined variety.
|It’s a great moisturizer and a really versatile all-around oil.
|It’s rather pricey.
|Alternatives & Substitutions
|Meadowfoam oil is a great alternative.
|How to Work with It
|I love jojoba in facial serums and cosmetics. Due to its price, I don’t use it in soaps or other projects where it’ll get lost.
|Storage & Shelf Life
|Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, jojoba oil (USA / Canada) should last at least two years.
|Tips, Tricks, and Quirks
|It’s rich in vitamin E, so it has a long shelf life and is great for skin.
|Recommended starter amount
|100mL (3.3fl oz)
|Where to Buy it
|Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.