Jojoba Oil is extracted from the beans of the Jojoba plant, which grows in the deserts of South America. It’s a light textured liquid wax that absorbs easily and penetrates deeply to nourish the skin with Vitamins E, A, B1, B2, and B6, as well as other minerals. Due to its SPF of 5, Jojoba can also be used as a natural sunscreen.
Suitable for all skin types, Jojoba has excellent moisturizing and emollient properties that profoundly nurture both the skin and hair. It is also said to have natural anti-inflammatory agents and can be used to fade off wrinkles and delay signs of aging.
Like Sweet Almond, Jojoba oil exhibits a long shelf life and is, therefore, suitable for bulk buying and prolonged usage. When the two oils are combined, the resulting blend has a chemical make-up that resembles the skin’s natural oil; Sebum and can help to re-balance dry and oily skin types.
Carrier oils are typically derived using either hot or cold pressing.
In hot pressing, heat is applied to soften the plant tissue, before pressing it to collect the oil underneath. Chemicals are often added to aid in the extraction. Hot pressing is used to increase the yield produced, especially from seeds like Sesame, which hold very little oil. After heat treatment, the resulting oil is relatively dark, and the acid value is high, which means refining is needed to make the oil edible.
On the other hand, cold pressing involves extracting the oil at room temperature. The process can still generate heat because of friction, but the ambient conditions are adjusted to keep heat to a minimum. The collected oil is cool, and its acid value is low, so there is no need of refining. Oil is separated from other plant materials by precipitation or refining. Because no heat is introduced, cold-pressed oil retains natural properties such as taste, flavor, and physiologically active substances.
Although trends are changing, the majority of vegetable oils in grocery stores are not cold-pressed. For the most nourishing and freshest oils, therefore, shop with retailers that specialize in the sale of natural skin-care ingredients.
For long term preservation, carrier oils should be kept in tinted glass bottles with tight-fitting tops, and stored in cool and dark locations.
When you purchase a carrier oil, the supplier or manufacturer may have packaged it in a plastic bottle to save packaging and shipping costs, and because many customers use the oils a few days or weeks after purchase. This doesn’t mean the oil is inferior, but you should always check the expiry date to ensure you’re buying fresh oil.
Most vegetable oils can be stored in the refrigerator to prolong their lifespan. Oils stored in the fridge may solidify or turn misty and will need time to return to their original state before use.
For maximum benefits, you should always buy cold-pressed vegetable oil.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.
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