Jojoba is technically not an oil but a wax, all liquid esters, and long chain fatty acids and long chain fatty alcohols. It's also known as goatnut and coffee berry but this is just for information and I'm just going to refer to it as oil for ease. It's a very stable oil
The plant is a perennial shrub that happily grows in almost-desert, meaning Mexican/California/Arizona desert, where they are native. It's now cultivated in similar terrains and climates around the world like Israel, Argentina, Peru and Australia but it does actually like water, so it's not really a desert being, although it does like the heat.
Therapeutic properties which are generlaly recognized, although not necessarily recommended by us, include
eczema, psoriasis, dry scalp
sunburn and chapped skin, diaper rash
arthritis and rheumatism--the consistuent myristic acid considered anti-inflammatory
structure similar to that of skin sebum, and therefore good for oily skin and possibly against acne
after waxing or shaving-all skin types
replaces many waxes for balms including lip balm.
However, it won't harden like beeswax without processing.
Non greasy and is a good lubricant, will replace petroleum wax.
This is a good oil to use either as a base, or in an even ratio with sweet almond, coconut, or apricot kernel
As with any oil Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), there is always a small chance of allergy or reaction. If you think this might be a possibility, it's best to do a patch test before using all over the body.
Comes in an 4 oz bottle with pump