7 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil

By Yumi Sakugawa, Intent

Being mildly obsessed with all things DIY beauty, I am always on the hunt for Do-It-Yourself beauty tips and tricks that are 100 percent natural, easy to do, and way cheaper than the store-brought equivalent. Using one parts apple cider vinegar and water as a natural facial toner? Check. Lemon juice as an acne-fighting facial mask? Check. Olive oil for pretty much… everything? Check!

My new favorite DIY beauty product is jojoba oil. Sold at Trader Joe’s, most natural health food stores, some drug stores and online, jojoba oil is a pure and natural plant extract produced in the seed of the jojoba tree that is native to Southern Arizona, Southern California and Northern Mexico.

Though this botanical liquid extract is commonly referred to as “oil,” jojoba oil is technically a liquid wax ester that is very similar to the properties of human skin oil (sebum).

Translation: putting jojoba oil on your face, especially if you are prone to oily to combo skin, means that you can “trick” your human skin into producing less oil, thus reducing your face’s shiny appearance without extra layers of make-up that can further aggravate your sensitive skin.

In addition to helping your face with oil control, jojoba oil can also be used for your hair and the rest of the body. Here are 7 common uses of jojoba oil:

* As a nightly facial moisturizer. Using jojoba oil during the day may make your face extra-shiny while the jojoba oil works its magic. Many users like to use the jojoba oil overnight by applying a few drops to their night-time moisturizer or using it on its down by spreading a few drops over face and neck.

Many acne sufferers have also claimed that regular use of jojoba oil has helped decrease their break-outs. Check out the discussion thread on Acne.org to read people’s personal experiences with jojoba oil.

* As an after-shower body moisturizer. Spread a few drops of jojoba oil on your hands, feet and other skin areas so your body doesn’t get dry after stepping out of the shower.

* As makeup remover. Jojoba oil can be used to take off facial make-up, and is gentle enough for removing eye makeup as well. Apply a few drops of jojoba oil to a cotton pad and gently wipe make-up and mascara off your eye area and face.

* As a lip balm. Apply to lips as you would with regular lip balm to treat your dried, chapped lips.

* As dried cuticle treatment. Treat your dried cuticles around your fingernails with some jojoba oil.

* As hair treatment. Apply jojoba oil to the ends of your hair cuticles, or add a few drops to your regular conditioner after shampooing.

* As a shaving prepper. Whether you are shaving your face or legs, applying jojoba oil on your skin before applying shaving cream will prep your skin for a smoother shave and leave super-soft skin when you are done.

What are your experiences with jojoba oil? What are your other favorite DIY all-natural beauty products and tips? Share with the community by commenting below!

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Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.about a year ago

interesting, thanks

Jenry Fal
Jenry Fal1 years ago

Continue the good work; keep posting more n more n more.
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Keisha H.
Keisha H.1 years ago

I have found that jojoba oil works great for me as a facial moisturizer. I stopped using some of the other pricey facial products such as Proactive and Dermalogica, and just started using more natural ingredients such as raw honey as a facial wash and jojoba oil as a moisturizer! My skin is LOVING it.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Paulina M.
Jessica P.2 years ago

I use the Jojoba oil from the website http://www.calibabe.com

I've been putting it on at night for years and it keeps my skin looking young!

Hope this helps!!

Viktor Kri
Viktor Kri2 years ago

Jojoba oil is probably the best way to get rid of oily skin by stopping sebum production. If you want to read more check out the article http://acne-pimples.net/ it's titled "Jojoba Oil For Acne: Softer Skin Today"

You will find out how to use it and why it works so great, enjoy!

Allie A.
Allie A.2 years ago

I use jojoba that I get from this website www.purejojoba.com. It is organic, which is important to me, because I've gotten some oil from other places and it was cloudy and smelled weird. But yah this is the best jojoba oil I have come across.

Janet R.
Janet R.2 years ago

I use jajooba oil which I purchase from Avon skin so soft and my skin feel soft and it's none cracked

Elton P.
Elton P.2 years ago

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Aqif K.
Aqif K.2 years ago

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