Jojoba oil is an excellent moisturiser and emollient for skin and scalp. Due to jojoba oils 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.
Organic jojoba oil (phonetically: ho-ho-ba) is obtained by pressing the seeds of the jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinensis). The plant is native to the Sonoran Desert in Northwest Mexico and Southwest USA, and its deep root system and leathery leaves make it well suited to droughts and intense heat. It can also be cultivated in areas suffering from soil erosion to help improve soil quality.
Lush purchase jojoba oil from a producer who sustainably cultivates organic jojoba seeds in Peru which are then processed into oil in Panama.