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Jojoba Oil Uses: Top 10 Uses 3 DIY Recipes
Swanson staff • July 19, 2022

Discover the Top 10 Uses for Jojoba Oil

Natural products are gaining popularity, especially when it comes to skincare. If you're looking for a plant-based addition to your self care regimen that's both affordable and effective, why not consider jojoba oil? 

What is Jojoba Oil?

Jojoba oil (ho-HO-ba) is one of many natural products with increased attention lately for its ability to multi-task.

Contrary to popular belief, jojoba oil isn’t oil; it’s actually a liquid wax. Jojoba oil comes from seeds found on a desert shrub in the American Southwest.1

Jojoba oil resembles sebum, the natural oil your body produces.2 Jojoba oil can help slow down your body's natural rate of sebum secretion to restore your skin's pH balance.3

Because of this, jojoba oil is helpful whether you have normal, oily, dry or a combination skin type.

Jojoba oil is full of essential fatty acids (Omega 6 and 9), vitamins A, D and E and minerals like copper and zinc.4 It delivers a high amount of ceramides, which help regulate the hydration of skin cells.5

Jojoba oil is safe for most people when applied to the skin, but it is not safe to ingest.

Here are 10 top common uses for jojoba oil:

Jojoba Oil for Hair

1Hair shine treatment 

Apply a few drops of jojoba oil all over your hair, or just on the ends, to smooth the appearance of dry, frizzy hair. It also helps seal the natural moisture found in hair shafts. 

2Chlorine protectant

Apply three to four drops to your hair before swimming. This will close your hair cuticles. It prevents chemicals from stripping your hair color, and it also prevents your hair from drying out. 

Jojoba Oil for the Face

3Eye makeup remover

Apply jojoba oil to a cotton round and swipe it gently over and around eyes to remove makeup. Jojoba oil is gentle enough for your sensitive eye area, but powerful enough to remove makeup. As an added bonus, it can help make your lashes stronger and longer with continued use.

4Face wash

Apply jojoba oil to a cotton round and spread it all over your face. Then moisten another cotton round with water and go over those same areas. Proceed with your usual face wash. 

Jojoba Oil for Skin

5. Moisturizer/lotion

You can use jojoba oil anywhere from head to toe. Apply it right after a bath or shower while skin is still damp to help seal in moisture.

6Shaving prep

Jojoba oil helps prep skin for shaving and prevent razor burns. You can also use it after shaving to soothe and moisturize the skin.

7Cuticle treatment

Rub a drop or two of jojoba oil on your nail beds to help moisturize dry cuticles and hands. Once a week, soak nails in warm water for five to 10 minutes before applying the oil for greater absorption.

8Foot softener

Apply a few drops of jojoba oil to help your feet become softer and less calloused. For a more intense foot treatment, apply the oil, put socks on and leave them on for an hour.

Other Uses for Jojoba Oil

9. Carrier Oil

Use jojoba oil as an effective carrier oil for other essential oils such as Roman Chamomile or even myrrh or frankincense for an exotic aromatic experience. 

10After sun care

Rub a few drops on your skin after sun exposure. You can also mix jojoba oil with aloe vera and vitamin E to make an even more soothing balm.

Jojoba Oil DIY Beauty Recipes

1Facial mask


Directions: Mix honey and Greek yogurt together in one bowl. Stir coconut oil in a separate container. Blend oats in a food processor until broken up, and then add the honey, yogurt and coconut oil. Move the blended ingredients into a separate bowl and add a few drops of vitamin E oil and jojoba oil. Grab a handful of the mask, and rub it gently all over your face. The oats will fall as you rub, so use it over the sink or garbage. Leave the mask on your face for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with a damp, warm towel or cloth.

2Body scrub


Directions: Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Massage gently onto the skin, then rinse with warm water.

Jojoba Oil for Self Care

These are only some of the many ways in which jojoba oil can be used for a healthier, more beautiful self-care routine. How will you make jojoba oil a part of your daily health practice?

Always serving our customers,

Your friends at Swanson

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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