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
          12    
Hardness  
Cleansing  
Full Lather   F/L  
  Stable Lather  
  Conditioning

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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