Knowledge of carrier oils is paramount to essential oil use. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils for optimal topical use. They maximize the effectiveness of essential oils on the skin by hindering evaporation and keeping them on the skin longer.
There are several amazing carrier oils readily available, but for this post, I wanted to share Jojoba Oil Benefits and Recipes with you, as it is one of my favorites!
Benefits of Jojoba Oil:
Pronounced “ho-HO-ba”, Jojoba oil is the liquid found in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis plant, and has been long treasured for its moisturizing properties.
The light and non-greasy constitution of jojoba oil makes it a popular ingredient in many personal products including hair care, lotion, body wash, and skin cleansers. Not only does it absorb well into the hair and skin, moisturizing in the process, but its non-greasy constitution makes it ideal for sensitive and oily skin types. It really just blends so well into the skin without any residue.
Jojoba oil is a great option for those families with tree nut allergies. There are very rarely any reactions to jojoba oil (made from seeds) which makes it a great alternative carrier for families with allergies.
Below you’ll find some of our favorite recipes using Jojoba oil, but you can also apply it straight to your hair, skin, and even lips to sooth chapped skin.
Find Jojoba oil at most health food stores, drugstores, and of course, our favorite place online HERE.
Recipes featuring Jojoba Oil:
If you’re looking for a natural shampoo that leaves your hair clean, soft, and shiny, this is it! You won’t even need to use conditioner! And it works great for fine hair textures since it won’t weigh it down!
If your hair is limp, brittle, or fragile, then you must try this DIY conditioner. It will nourish your hair and leave behind a refreshing and minty scent!
This super spritz not only protects hair from the sun and other elements, it also helps restore moisture after exposure. Perfect if you spend lots of time in the pool or outdoors.
(Yes, almond oil is pictured above, but jojoba oil can be substituted with great results!)
This foaming face wash is really gentle on even the most sensitive skin. And it’s perfect for oily skin since the jojoba oil leaves your skin soft and clean without being greasy or too thick.
You will fall in love with our homemade body wash! It’s so easy to make and contains some of our favorite natural ingredients!
This recipe allows your man to benefit from the power of essential oils AND keep his man card. The aroma is invigorating, refreshing, and decidedly masculine!
Stay tuned for more essential oil carrier oil recommendations coming soon.
Some of these recipes are included in our eBook, Essential Oil Recipes for Healthy Hair & Skin, along with more than 60 other tried & true recipes that we’ve created, tested, and personally use. Click HERE to see more information and purchase your digital copy today!
More essential oil tips you might enjoy:
- Getting to Know Your Essential Oils series
- Strategies & Tips for Using Essential Oils
- Essential Oil Recipes for Healthy Hair & Skin eBook