A well-known plant dye, the roots of the alkanet give vibrant shades of pink and red to moisturising jojoba oil.
It’s all in the name, isn’t it? The second part of alkanet’s botanical name, tinctoria, comes from Latin and means ‘pertaining to dyeing’. Alkanet plants have a purple-hued bark and funnel-shaped, blue, yellow or white flowers, but it’s their thick roots that provides a deep red dye when soaked in oils and in this case, jojoba oil.
Jojoba oil is an excellent moisturiser and emollient for skin and scalp. Due to jojoba oil’s affinity with our own sebum, it is more readily absorbed by the top layer of the skin and helps to balance sebum production. It also conditions the hair by lightly coating it, adding shine and manageability.
Lush purchase jojoba oil from a producer who sustainably cultivates organic jojoba seeds in Peru which are then processed into oil in Panama.