Jojoba Oil - Benefits and Uses

If you want a safe and versatile oil that has numerous benefits and uses, jojoba is the answer. Jojoba oil benefits focus primarily on all the wonderful things it does for skin and hair. One of the primary jojoba oil uses is as a carrier oil for essential oils. With almost no smell, a long shelf life, and many intrinsic benefits, jojoba is the ideal carrier oil. This article covers the following topics:

  • A brief description and history of jojoba
  • Jojoba oil benefits
  • How to use jojoba oil for hair, skin, nails, lips
  • DIY recipes blending jojoba and essential oils
  • Safety and precautions
  • Why you should choose organic oils
  • Why you should choose Cliganic
  • Where to buy jojoba oil.

What Is Jojoba Oil?

Jojoba (ho-HO-ba) oil is technically not an oil at all. Scientifically speaking, it is a long chain monounsaturated liquid wax ester. However, because jojoba looks, feels, and acts like an oil, it is less confusing to call it “jojoba oil” rather than “jojoba wax ester.”

The oil is made by cold pressing the seeds of the jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinensis), which is native to the Sonoran Desert in the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. Cold pressing involves compacting the seeds between two plates to release the natural oils. Cold pressed golden jojoba oil (which is what Cliganic sells) is the best jojoba oil because it is unrefined and all natural. Some manufacturers add heat to speed up the process. However, heat breaks down the chemical components—making it weaker and less effective.

Native Americans used jojoba to treat sores and wounds. In the early 18th century, Jesuit missionaries learned how to extract oil from the seeds to create a salve. In World War II, the oil was used to lubricate machine guns. When whale oil was banned in 1971, jojoba replaced it and was found superior in many ways.

Cliganic Jojoba Oil

What Does Jojoba Oil Do?

If you’re wondering what is jojoba oil good for, the answer is that it is a flexible and versatile oil that should be included in skin and hair care routines. The oil’s other main function is as a carrier oil. You’ll often find jojoba listed in essential oil recipes. Read on to find out some of the benefits of this amazing oil.

Is Jojoba Oil Good for Skin?

Absolutely! The following jojoba oil benefits for skin give you seven reasons to use jojoba oil for skin care routines.

  • It mimics the natural moisturizing oils (sebum) found in your skin.
  • It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
  • It is non-allergenic, which makes it safe for use on all types of skin, including children. It can also be safely used around the eyes.
  • It is a natural antioxidant, which helps skin look healthy
  • It is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores.
  • It contains beneficial minerals and vitamins, such as Vitamin E and B and chromium, copper, and zinc. All of these helps to nourish the skin and hair.

Is Jojoba Oil Good for Hair?

Yes! Jojoba oil benefits for hair include:

  • moisturizing the scalp 
  • preventing hair from looking greasy and oily
  • treating hair and scalp to leave them feeling healthy and nourished

How To Use Jojoba Oil

Jojoba can be used alone or as a carrier oil for essential oils. We’ll first discuss how to use jojoba oil as a carrier oil and then explore how to use it by itself.

Jojoba Oil as a Carrier Oil

Carrier oils are oils that dilute essential oils before application to the skin. Almost all essential oils are used with a carrier oil. Jojoba is considered to be one of the best carrier oils because of how good it is for skin and hair. Using jojoba as a carrier oil means you get all of jojoba’s benefits plus the benefits of the essential oils blended with it.

To use jojoba as a carrier oil, use the proportions below as a guide or follow a recipe. After mixing the oils, label the bottle with the ingredients and intended use and store away from light and heat.

  • Face: 20 to 25 drops of essential oil and 100 ml (6.75 tablespoons) of jojoba
  • Massage Oil: 35 drops of essential oil and 100 ml (6.75 tablespoons) of jojoba
  • Hair and Scalp: 50 drops of essential oil and 70 ml (4.75 tablespoons) of jojoba
  • Bath: 20 drops of essential oil and 60 ml (4 tablespoons) of jojoba

Jojoba Oil for Hair

Although more information on how to use jojoba oil for hair is provided below, the simplest method is to add 3 to 5 drops to a quarter-sized amount of your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Adding in jojoba will add shine, reduce grease, and protect against split ends.

Jojoba Oil for Scalp

Massage jojoba on your scalp to reduce dryness. To make it more pleasurable, warm the oil in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl. Use one tablespoon for short hair and two tablespoons for long hair. Apply the oil to the hair above your scalp and work it in evenly. Leave on for approximately 20 minutes and then wash normally.

    Jojoba Oil for Face

    Does jojoba oil clog pores? No! Jojoba is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t block or clog pores. Other benefits of jojoba oil for face include moisturizing, cleansing, and balancing out oil production. Simply put jojoba on a cotton ball and use all over. The oil will be quickly absorbed and won’t leave a greasy residue.

    You can also use jojoba for razor bumps from shaving. Apply the oil before shaving or use as an aftershave. You can also use it to condition your mustache or beard.

    Jojoba Oil for Oily Skin

    Because jojoba mimics sebum, using the oil as a moisturizer in the morning and at night (without any other products) it can help to control oily skin. This helps to rebalance the oil production in your face.

    Jojoba Oil as Moisturizer

    Jojoba is a fantastic all-over body moisturizer. Simply apply to damp skin after a shower or bath to lock in moisture.

    Jojoba Oil for Nails

    Jojoba can hydrate nail beds, cuticles, and surrounding skin, which promotes healthy looking nails. By hydrating cuticles, nails get softer and are less likely to break and peel, resulting in longer and healthier looking nails. To use, soak fingertips in a small amount of jojoba and then massage the surrounding area.

    Jojoba Oil for Lips

    If you suffer from chapped lips, jojoba can restore moisture and function as a lip gloss. Put 2 to 3 drops on the fingertips and apply to lips.

    Jojoba Oil Makeup Remover

    Because it can be used near eyes, jojoba is an excellent makeup remover. Simply put it on a cotton ball and use. In addition to removing makeup, the oil will moisturize skin.

    Jojoba Massage Oil

    Because of all its benefits for the skin, jojoba is the ideal choice for massage oil recipes. It won’t leave skin feeling greasy and sticky, is non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, and won’t stain fabrics.

    DIY Recipes Using Jojoba Oil

    As a carrier oil, jojoba is used in a wide variety of essential oil recipes. Here are a few to get you started.


    Combine ingredients, shake well before use, and apply to affected areas every night.

    • 1 ounce jojoba
    • 10 drops lavender
    • 10 drops tea tree

    Face Serum

    Add the essential oils below to a 2-ounce bottle and then fill to the top with jojoba. Shake well to mix. Cleanse face and then massage with the serum.

    • 5 drops frankincense
    • 5 drops lavender
    • 5 drops tea tree


    Combine oils and shake well to mix and massage a few drops onto your temples.

    • 1 teaspoon jojoba
    • 3 drops peppermint oil

    Hair Mask

    Warm 3 tablespoons of jojoba in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl. Add in 7 to 8 drops of palmarosa oil and mix well. Massage into hair and wrap in a towel or shower cap. Leave in for a least one hour or overnight. Wash and condition normally.

      Jojoba Oil Safety and Precautions

      There are few precautions related to jojoba. It can be used around the eyes and is non-allergenic, so it can be used on all types of skin. However, do not ingest the oil because it contains erucic acid, a chemical that can cause serious side effects (such as heart damage). For this reason, keep jojoba out of reach of children and pets.

      Why Choose Certified Organic Jojoba Oil?

      Cliganic’s organic cold pressed jojoba oil is certified USDA organic, which means 100% of ingredients are certified organic and free of synthetic additives (including pesticides, dyes, and chemical fertilizers). Also, certified organic products are processed without using genetic engineering, industrial solvents, or irradiation. By choosing a certified organic product, you’ll know you’re getting pure jojoba oil that was produced using environmentally-friendly methods.

      Why Choose Cliganic Jojoba Oil?

      We believe that Cliganic makes the best jojoba oil on the market, and we think you’ll agree. Cliganic’s oil stands apart because of our commitment to purity, organic materials, and quality packaging.

      Cliganic’s organic cold pressed jojoba oil is manufactured and packaged to the highest standards. Our bottles are made of premium dark amber glass—the best container for protecting oils from UV light. Each bottle has a German dropper cap, which gives you better control when dispensing the oil. This cap reduces waste and accidental spillage—making it the perfect choice for DIY recipes.

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