Is Organic Jojoba Oil good for your lips?

Yes! Organic Jojoba Oil is a great plant oil to use on your lips to soothe, soften and improve their appearance.

But before we dive into how to use this amazing plant oil to beautify and soothe our lips, let’s learn a little about what Jojoba Oil is.

Jojoba Oil is extracted from the jojoba nuts or seeds through a process of cold expeller pressing.  This special method of squeezing specifically removes the fatty oil from the seed. It’s the preferred method to extract the oil because it doesn’t involve using any heat, which could potentially compromise the amazing health benefiting properties of the oil.

The Plant

The jojoba plant is a perennial woody shrub that grows in semi-arid climates and is native to the southwestern part of the US and northern Mexico.  In those regions it has a rich history of ancient use within the native communities of those areas. These communities used to extract the oil from the seeds and use it to heal wounds and treat skin conditions. And now today it is being widely cultivated as a renewable source of plant oil that has fast become a valuable ingredient in the skincare industry. 

The commercialization of jojoba began in the early 1970s when products from the sperm whale, which were used for cosmetics and other industrial purposes, were environmentally banned.  Due to this ban, people looked for alternatives that came from the plant world, and it was quickly discovered that jojoba seeds could produce an oil that had similar properties and benefits as sperm whale products.

The jojoba shrub is woody and evergreen and can grow up to 15th high, it’s leaves are waxy to help it retain moisture and it has long deep roots that can tap water even out of the driest areas. It produces a green fruit that has between 2-3 seeds in it.  When it’s ripe, the skin of the small fruit splits open to reveal the seeds which when matured are slightly shriveled and look like a small almond, or cocoa bean.

Today we can find jojoba shrubs growing in the southwestern areas of the US, Israel, Peru and Northern Mexico. Cliganic’s organic jojoba oil is sourced directly from a farm in Israel.

Why is Organic Jojoba Oil so special? start, it’s actually not an oil!  The molecules and components that make it up are structured like waxes, rather than liquid oils.  And it’s this unique structure that reveals its many beneficial experiences for the wellbeing and appearance of our skin.

Inside the jojoba seeds, we find special wax molecules, so when we squeeze them through the cold expeller pressing method, the result is a rich golden liquid that feels like an oil, but is actually a liquid wax.

This amazing golden extract shares an almost identical structure with the oils and waxes our very own skin produces in order to keep our skin fortified, supple and looking healthy.  And it’s because of it’s amazing similarity to our own skin oils, that Jojoba oil has the capability to encourage and support our skin to regain its natural balance, by providing deep nourishment, protection and recovery to our skin. 

Now that we understand a little more about why organic jojoba oil is so special, we can look at jojoba oil for skin benefits:

  • Jojoba Oil for hair encourages shine and a feeling of balance on our scalp
  • Jojoba Oil on face can be soothing, and rejuvenating
  • Jojoba Oil on body offers an experience of nourishment and protection.

Now let’s talk about our Lips

The skin on our lips is very different then the skin we find on other parts of our bodies.  Most notable is that it’s very thin, measuring only 3 to 5 cellular layers, whereas the skin found elsewhere on our bodies can be up to 16 layers thick.  

Plus, we don’t have any sweat glands, or hair follicles in our lips, and that means our lips tend to dry out more quickly because without the sweat from the glands and the oils released by the follicles, our lips have no protective film -- which the rest of our skin naturally has.

This means that we need to pay a little more attention to our lips, by moisturizing them, and soothing them often - so they don’t dry out and feel tight.

Benefits of Jojoba Oils for Lips

Using Jojoba Oil in our lip care routine is an excellent way to keep our lips supple and moistened.  You can apply the oil directly, or in a blend with other oils or plant butters - or by including it as one of the ingredients in a lip balm.

Since jojoba shares the same properties as our own skin oils, when we incorporate it into our lip care, our lips are able to immediately recognize what it is, soak it up and reap the benefits.

A great DIY recipe for your lips is a lip scrub!  This special scrub helps wash away the dry dead skin of your lips so that they can more easily soak up the nutrients from organic jojoba oil when it’s applied.

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Make your own Lip Scrub

What you will need:

Measuring spoons

A glass or metal cup or bowl

A spoon, or stirrer - don’t use plastic!

Empty 1 oz jar 


1 TBSP Organic Jojoba Oil

2 TBSP organic sugar

2 drops of Rosemary essential oil

3 drops of orange essential oil

2 drops of Lavender essential oil


  1. In your glass cup or bowl, add in 1 TBSP of organic jojoba oil and 2 TBSP organic sugar
  2. Mix well until it feels paste-like
  3. Add in the drops of essential oils
  4. Mix well again
  5. Pour carefully into your empty jar

How to Use:

  1. Cleanse face as usual
  2. Gently pat dry
  3. Scoop out ½ tsp of scrub and apply to damp lips rubbing in a gentle circular motion. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry
  4. Moisturize lips with ½ tsp of Organic Jojoba Oil
  5. Do this twice a day!

Here is our favorite way how to use Jojoba on face:

Make your own face oil!

What you will need:

Measuring spoons

A glass or metal cup or bowl

A spoon, or stirrer - don’t use plastic!

Empty 1 oz bottle with dropper


2 TBSP Organic Jojoba Oil

2 drops of Frankincense essential oil

3 drops of geranium essential oil

2 drops of Ylang ylang essential oil


  1. In your glass cup or bowl, add in 2 TBSP of organic jojoba oil
  2. Add in the drops of essential oil
  3. Mix well
  4. Pour carefully into your empty bottle

How to Use:

  1. Cleanse face as usual
  2. Gently pat dry
  3. Add half a dropper full of your oil blend into the palm of your hand, and with your other hand apply to your face  - AND LIPS!, gently massaging in circular motions.
  4. Do this twice a day!

Tell us how you are using Organic Jojoba Oil on your face, lips and body!

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"I recently researched the best treatment for dry skin and scalp...I then came across some helpful info on the benefits of Jojoba oil and decided to look for an organic brand. Your oil is truly wonderful. I now use it exclusively for skin and scalp, only adding frankincense essential oil for its calming effects. This combo is exceptional. I'm very glad I found Cliganic."

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