Native southwest Americans has been using jojoba oil from centuries. This golden color liquid is extracted from jojoba plant seed. Len Price, a famous author of the book ‘Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy and Massage‘ interprets that it’s not oil which is extracted from jojoba seed but its wax, because it predominately made-up of fatty acids and fatty alcohols.
Jojoba Oil Nutritional Value
Properties in jojoba oil locks moisture in hair follicles and antimicrobial properties combat with infection causing bacteria. Lubricating properties in jojoba oil removes residue over skin.
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Jojoba Oil for Acne Scars
This oil is an emollient, helping you to soothe and unclog hair follicles. Non-greasy restorative properties of jojoba oil stimulate skin healing. Your skin produces natural oil which acts as a barrier from harmful microorganisms. Excess sebum production is the main cause behind acne blemishes. Jojoba oil is similar to sebum and it emulates same properties.
According to Livestrong.com, innate moisturizing and soothing properties of jojoba oil balances pH of skin and fades acne scars. As it controls excess sebum production you can use this vegetable oil to get rid of acne.
Jojoba Oil for Stretch Marks
When you suddenly gain or lose weight, indented streaks appear on your body known as stretch marks. They are quite annoying as they ruin your appearance. According to ‘Target Women’ website jojoba oil is most recommended natural remedy to treat stretch marks.
Emollient properties of this oil penetrate into deeper layer of skin to enhance its elasticity, which helps to remove wrinkles and stretch marks.
How to Use Jojoba Oil
You can directly apply this innate remedy or mix it with essential oil like rose water, tea tree oil and lavender oil. Initially clean affected area then take few drops of jojoba oil in your palm and evenly massage over skin.
Note: If you’re allergic to jojoba oil, consult your dermatologist before trying it.