Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Simmodsia Chinensis plant native to the deserts in south western North America.

Jojoba Oil Properties

  • This soap making oil ranges from a golden colour to a deep, golden yellow brown colour.
  • Though referred to as an oil, it is actually a liquid wax with absorption properties that resemble the skin's sebum.

  • A high content of Vitamin E give it excellent storage qualities and is often added to more volatile oils to extend their shelf life.
  • Said to have anti-infammatory, anti-oxident and fungicidal properties 
  • Creates a barrier that protects the skin from the elements while leaving a satiny feeling finish to your skin.
  • In topical applications, too much of this oil can clog the pores. It is best used in small amounts in conjunction with other carrier oils.
  • When used in soap making,  5% - 10% of this oil can be included in your recipe.

The chart below shows the approximate percentages of fatty acids present in Jojoba Oil. Since it is a liquid wax, it doesn't contain many of the regular fatty acids we normally see in soap making oils.

Lauric Myristic Palmitic Stearic Ricinoleic Oleic Linoleic Linolenic
Full Lather   F/L  
  Stable Lather  

This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.

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