Jojoba is a shrub that is grows in dry regions of northern Mexico and the southwestern US. Jojoba oil and wax are produced from the seeds and used for medicine.
- Jojoba is applied directly to the skin for acne, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin. It is also used topically to encourage the regrowth of hair in people who are balding.
- In manufacturing, jojoba is used as an ingredient in shampoo; lipstick; makeup; cleansing products; and in face, hand, and body lotions.
- Jojoba, when applied to the skin, is an emollient, which soothes skin and unclogs hair follicles.
- There is an interest in using jojoba for balding because some people think that unclogged hair follicles are more likely to produce new hair.
- Jojoba is considered safe for most people when used on the skin. It can cause some side effects such as rash and allergic reactions.
DO NOT INGEST
- Jojoba is UNSAFE for anyone when taken by mouth. It can cause serious side effects such as heart damage.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Applying jojoba to the skin during pregnancy and breast-feeding seems to be safe. But it is UNSAFE to take jojoba by mouth.
Buxus chinensis, Deernut, Goatnut, Huile de Jojoba, Jojoba Oil, Pignut, Simmondsia californica, Simmondsia chinensis.
Source: WebMD, “Jojoba Oil”, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/