10 things you did not know about jojoba oil

The wonders of jojoba oil

  1. The jojoba’s birthplace is the deserts of Mexico and Arizona. It was brought to Israel in the 1980s.
  2. Native Americans described jojoba as “liquid gold”.
  3. The molecular composition of jojoba oil is almost identical to that of sebum – a substance that is secreted by the skin and helps protect it.
  4. Jojoba oil is a cosmetic substitute of whale oil, and its use helped almost completely stop whale hunting for oil worldwide!
  5. Pure jojoba oil can be safely applied on any area of the body!
  6. Jojoba oil can be preserved for up to 3 years.
  7. Some cosmetic companies purchase jojoba oil after its pigments have been removed to make its transparent, so they could add it to cosmetic products without changing their color.
  8. Natural jojoba oil freezes when the temperature goes below 7⁰C, and thaws when the temperature rises. The freezing and thawing do not change its characteristics.
  9. Israel holds 30% of the world jojoba market.
  10. The jojoba plantations in Kibbutz Hatzerim are irrigated with recycled water.

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