Jojoba, scientific name Simmondsia chinensis, is a bush native to the desert areas of California and Mexico. From the squeezing of its seeds a wax, that is liquid at room temperature, can be extracted, this is the so called jojoba oil with emollient, antifungal and anti-wrinkle properties. This type of vegetable oil is not used in cooking or as a food, since it is not digestible, but it is instead used in cosmetics, in fact, because of its beneficial properties, it can be applied externally to treat dry and cracked skin but also oily skin, acne, irritated skin, psoriasis, eczema or itching. This oil can be applied as an aftershave or on the body skin after shower but also on children to treat nappy rush, pour a few drops on the hand and massage the skin, the oil will be absorbed quickly without leaving an oily skin but a smooth and silky one. Moreover, jojoba oil is also useful to strengthen hair and eyelashes and, if applied to the scalp before the shampoo, it helps to remove the excess of sebum, regularizes the sebum production, heals inflammations, it is helpful to remove the dandruff and reduce itching. You can also use jojoba oil as a hair mask, apply on the lengths up to the ends and leave it on for fifteen minutes, then rinse. This mask helps to strengthen your hair and repair them if damaged because of an excessive use of flat iron or of the action of the sun, it also helps prevent split ends. Finally, jojoba oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, so it is also a remedy to counteract wrinkle formation. Pour a few drops of oil and apply, with small circular movements, around the eye contour, the lips and on neck.
Emollient, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, useful against wrinkles around the eyes, lips and neck, counteracts excessive sebum production on face and scalp, hydrates hair and strengthens them, repairs damaged hair, prevents split ends, useful as an aftershave or applied on the skin after shower or in children in case of nappy rush, helps in case of acne, blackheads, psoriasis and dermatitis.