This is the second article I write about another powerful oil in comparison to my favorite oil…castor oil. I have heard a lot about Jojoba oil in the past and I believe it was worth studying more in depth! Let’s discover together what secrets are hidden in this other wonderful seed.
In this article you will find:
- A definition of jojoba oil
- The advantages of jojoba oil
- A comparison between jojoba oil and castor oil
- The complementarity between jojoba oil and castor oil
- My top jojoba oils
What is jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is a particularly interesting vegetable oil because of its properties and its unique composition. Its exotic scientific name “Simmondsia Chinensis“, hides a magic shrub native of Argentina: it can reach 13 feet high and can live more than a hundred years. Not bad for a shrub!
It is the brown seed, obtained after drying the fruit, which provides the oil. This seed, which is the size of an olive, contains 50% of its weight in oil. It is very close to the composition of liquid waxes as it actually contains 98% esters, which are themselves formed from fatty alcohols and monounsaturated fatty acids. Be careful though, as mighty as Jojoba oil can be, it is also very sensitive to rancidity.
Finally, when the temperature drops below 59 ° F, it becomes solid. If you need to make it liquid again, you simply need to warm it up. Here is a short video explaining what Jojoba oil is:
Jojoba Oil | Benefits
- Exceptional affinity with the skin
- Protects and lubricates the skin
- Slow down skin from aging
- Regulates sebum production
- Stimulates skin vitality
- Protects skin from pathogens
- Partial solar filter (index 4-5)
- Scalp care
As for castor oil or any other vegetable oil for that matter, it is essential that Jojoba oil is virgin cold pressed. It is very important to ensure it has not been extracted with solvents or that it is not the product of successive pressures (second, third …). As you can imagine, such refining damages the oil which consequently turns out to not be that good for your health. (See my guide to choose a vegetable oil (coming soon)).
|Jojoba Oil||Castor Oil||Winner|
|Hair efficiency||80/100||90/100||Castor Oil|
|Skin efficiency||95/100||90/100||Jojoba Oil|
|General efficiency||85/100||95/100||Castor Oil|
|Easy to apply||85/100||75/100||Jojoba Oil|
|Average price||65/100||80/100||Castor Oil|
|RESULT||82.14/100||82.85/100||CASTOR OIL 🙂|
Jojoba oil almost beats Castor oil 🙂 One could say that I am biased! You are probably right! The idea here is simply to find the best oils and compare it with castor oil. This comparison is then used to combine the strengths of each of them in order to obtain a magic mix that really works!
Complementarity: jojoba oil and castor oil mix to treat dry skin
You get the picture, Jojoba oil is excellent for your skin and so is castor oil. I decided to give you a jojoba oil/castor oil mix designed to enhance your skin health.
- Mix in equal proportions jojoba oil and castor oil.
- Add to it two drops of Rosewood essential oil and mix gently.
- Apply your little mixture on your dry skin and massage it for a few minutes
I often have itchy skin, especially after showering. I tested this solution by applying the mixture gently on my dry skin and let me tell you, it is a pure delight! My skin felt amazing, hydrated (it did not even feel greasy like it usually does after applying pure oil on the skin). You will really feel the difference.
Thanks again for dropping by on my website dedicated to castor oil and to your well being. If you also have a Jojoba oil based recipe, please feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to discover how you use it!
My selection of the best Jojoba oils
You will find here my selection of the very best Jojoba oils. If you also need to find the best castor oil, check it out right here in my complete guide. Otherwise you can find my personal favorite right here on Amazon.
|Leven Rose Organic 100% Pure Cold Pressed||4 oz||$|
|ArtNaturals Organic Jojoba Oil||4 oz||$|
|NOW Foods Organic Jojoba Oil||4 oz||$|