Jojoba oil was initially extracted from its seeds by the O'odham tribe to treat sores and wounds. The collection and processing of the seeds marked the beginning of jojoba domestication in the early 1970s. (1)
As time passed, more studies were conducted on jojoba oil, and we now know this oil has many benefits other than wound healing and sore treatment. From relief for dry and inflamed skin and regulating sebum production to antifungal and antibacterial properties, jojoba oil has much more to offer than meets the eye.
Jojoba oil is a humectant. (2) To help keep the skin hydrated, it will attract water to the top layer of your skin. Doing so may help prevent dandruff and bacterial infections and prevent acne from forming.
Regulates Oil Production
Jojoba oil is very similar to the sebum your body produces naturally. (3) This allows the oil to regulate and balance your skin’s sebum production. When you apply the oil, your skin is moisturized and soothed, which signals to your sweat and hair follicles that your skin doesn't need any additional sebum. This keeps skin from looking oily and can help prevent acne.
Relief for Dry and Inflamed Skin
Jojoba oil has healing and anti-inflammatory properties. (4) Topical application of jojoba oil may help relieve itching, dryness, flaking, and other similar symptoms. People with inflammatory skin conditions would greatly benefit from this oil to help with psoriasis and eczema.
Antibacterial and Antifungal
Jojoba oil has antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Lab tests found jojoba can kill fungal bacteria that can cause candida, an E. coli infection, and salmonella. (5)
On a molecular level, jojoba oil is a wax. It can still absorb through your skin, and its wax-like characteristics allow it to create a solid and soothing seal on the surface. Unlike some botanical essential oils, jojoba oil is typically non-irritating, with only a tiny percentage of the population being allergic to it. To limit rashes and hives, please sample a small skin area first.
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