Jojoba Oil VS Castor Oil: Which is perfect for you?




In our Jojoba Oil Vs Castor Oil guide, we’ll compare the two wonderful oils, check their differences and combine their strength to obtain perfect skincare.

This is the second article I write about another powerful oil in comparison to my favorite castor oil. I have heard a lot about Jojoba oil uses in the past and I believe it was worth studying more in-depth! And it has tremendously helped me in preparing jojoba oil vs castor oil guide.

In this article you will find:

  • A definition of jojoba oil
  • Jojoba oil benefits
  • 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!

jojoba oil and castor oil

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 and 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 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 OilCastor OilWinner
Hair efficiency80/10090/100Castor Oil
Skin efficiency95/10090/100Jojoba Oil
General efficiency85/10095/100Castor Oil
Texture80/10070/100Jojoba Oil
Odor85/10080/100Jojoba Oil
Easy to apply85/10075/100Jojoba Oil
Average price65/10080/100Castor Oil
RESULT82.14/10082.85/100CASTOR 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!

How to use Jojoba Oil?

You can use jojoba oil directly, or by soaking a cotton ball in it and applying it to the desired area. Or can mix the castor oil with jojoba oil to obtain great results, just like the ones mentioned below:

Complementarity: jojoba 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 and 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 oil. 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.

ImageProductQuantityPriceQuality
Leven Rose Organic 100% Pure Cold Pressed 4 oz$5 stars rating
ArtNaturals Organic Jojoba Oil4 oz$rating 45
NOW Foods Organic Jojoba Oil4 oz$rating 4




Dr Helen Smith
Dr. Helen Smith provides food and nutrition consultation and treatment for obese as well as health-conscious patients. She holds B.S in psychology and completed her M.S in nutrition sciences from California State University. She has over five years of experience in advising and helping patients with the right nutrition and diet. Her mission is to make nutrition information accessible to everyone and help people follow a healthy lifestyle.

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