Tuesday, November 2

7 Things You May Not Know About Jojoba

1. The story goes that an unknown observer asked the Native Americans the name of the oil they were rubbing on their bodies and hair and then wrote the name "jojoba".

2. Jojoba has been assigned the name Simmondsia chinensis by the botanical world. The name however comes about by an error. Link, a botanist, traveled around the world collecting seeds and plants to catalog and describe. By mistake he got the seeds of the jojoba plant mixed up with seeds that he had collected in China.

3. Jojoba "oil" is a natural mimic of the oil secreted by human skin so it may be used to protect and lubricate skin and hair. It is soothing, stops multitudinous skin problems and protects against premature aging and wrinkling of the skin caused by exposure to ultra violet radiation.

4. Jojoba has the distinction of being the first native plant since corn to be successfully domesticated.

5. U.S.A. university studies in the twenties and thirties confirmed the fact that the valuable sperm whale oil and JoJoba oil had identical characteristics and structure with the notable exception of a fishy odor.

6. JoJoba is odorless and absorbs deep into the skin, resulting in a smooth satin appearance, it does not lay on top looking sticky.

7. All vegetable oils contain insaponifiables to some degree, most around 2 to 3%. JoJoba has 50%.


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