JOJOBA: Simmondisa chinensis
Found: Historically North America. Used by the Native American Indians.
Alternative to: An environmentally safe alternative to spermaceti.
Obtained from: The bean of a desert plant.
Extracted by: Cold pressing.
Properties: Jojoba is a liquid wax that mimics collagen. Emulsifies fat and tones
tissues. Not prone to oxidation, so keeps well. It makes the skin feel very soft and smooth. Good penetration. Balancing. Yellow in color.
Contains: Minerals and protein. Iodine Value 86.3%
Suitable for: External application only. All skin types.
Beneficial for: Fat tissue as it emulsifies fat. Used for inflamed skin, eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Suitable for all skin and hair types.
Uses: In massage oil or cream.
Good for: Popular as a base for oil-based perfumes.