Jojoba

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Jojoba oil is an emollient, so it stops moisture escaping from the skin keeping it supple and smooth making it great for dry or stretched skin. It’s really good for acne too as it helps to dissolve excess sebum on the skin.

Country of origin: Peru

A little more information for the curious…

Organic jojoba oil is a unique liquid wax obtained from the seeds of the jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinensis).The plant is native to the Sonoran Desert (Northwest Mexico and Southwest USA).

Jojoba shrubs can take up to 3 years to reach flowering maturity from seed. The shrub's deep root system and leathery leaves make it well suited to droughts and intense heat, even deserts. Jojoba is cultivated for its commercially important oil crop, but it is also grown in difficult areas to prevent soil erosion. Jojoba oil is commercially cultivated in Mexico, Israel, Argentina and in USA.

Native Americans used jojoba seeds and oil for a variety of purposes. They roasted the nuts and ate them when other food was scarce and used the oil to heal sunburn, windburn and irritation; and to condition skin, scalp and hair.

Jojoba oil is an excellent moisturiser and a softener for the skin because it is so easily absorbed.

Due to jojoba oils affinity with our own sebum, it is more readily absorbed and tolerated by the top layer of our skin.

In cases where excess sebum is present, jojoba oil can help to dissolve and clean it away.

Jojoba oil is also very well suited to conditioning and coating the hair so massage a small amount of STEAMCREAM into the ends of your hair to condition and give it shine. It’s also great to massage through the hair to give it volume. Who would have thought an all-in-in moisturizer could do all this?!

Our jojoba oil is cold pressed and organic and comes from a plantation located in Northwest Argentina. Brothers Adolfo and Alfredo along with Christian and others have grown the business during the past 20 years. Adolfo and Alfredo started as growers and farmers in the fields and have now developed the plantation into the largest jojoba crop in the world with the highest yield of oil.

Adolfo and Alfredo still use traditional drip irrigation farming practices, which reduce water evaporation and conserve reserves. The oil that we buy from this source is fully traceable back to the very farm it is handpicked from during harvest time.

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