Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is extracted by cold pressing the seeds of the jojoba plant, scientifically known as Simmondsia chinensis, which are indigenous to southern United States and northern Mexico.
Mature jojoba plants are woody perennial bushes that don’t shed their leaves when the seasons change.
The female plants produce seeds from flowers, and the male plants pollinate. Jojoba seeds look a little like coffee beans, but they’re typically larger and the shape is not always uniform.
The pure version of the jojoba oil which we sell in our store in Wellington and online has a bright, golden colour whereas the processed version is clear and transparent.
Jojoba oil has a high shelf life and can be stored for long periods as it is a relatively stable liquid. It does not oxidize easily and will not turn rancid compared to other oils because it does not contain triglycerides, unlike most other vegetable oils such as grape seed oil and coconut oil.
Jojoba oil Wellington
contains many beneficial natural elements.
In particular, nutrients as such as zinc, copper, silicon, iodine, chromium, Vitamins E and B group, acids and other natural ingredients. Our jojoba oil in our Wellington store is organically grown.
Jojoba oil is easily absorbed by skin and does not leave any unpleasant oily feeling or oily residue along with its properties which include antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, moisturising and soothing properties.
Jojoba oil is an emollient — meaning it moisturises our skin and prevents irritations, or scaly and rough patches. Dry skin is caused by a loss of water in the upper layer of the skin. Jojoba oil works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. It works on your face, neck, hands, feet and hair; you can use it anywhere on your body because it’s completely natural and contains no chemicals that lead to an allergic reaction.
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