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Jojoba Oil

Botanical Name
Simmondsia chinensi

Origin
Israel

Method of extraction
Cold Pressed and Unrefined

Suggested use
Cosmetic use only

Kosher Certified
No

Jojoba oil comes from the beans of a shrub like plant, and it is actually a liquid plant wax. It is bright and golden in color, has a mild odor, and is favored in the carrier oil family because of its advanced molecular stability. It also makes a great scalp cleanser for the hair, and is equally wonderful for the skin because it has absorption properties that are similar to our skins own sebum. Jojoba oil may become cloudy and solidify as the temperature drops. This is a normal process that occurs from the hardening of the fats and waxes, and it will become stable at or around room temperature. Because Jojoba is not an oil but rather a wax, its shelf life and stability is considerably higher then most oils and rancidity is very rarely a concern.

Typical Analysis
Color- Golden
Odor- Mild and thick/characteristic
Acid Value- 0.3
Peroxide Value- 0.5
Non-Saponifiables- 49
Saponification Value- 90.1
Iodine Value- 82.2
Specific Gravity- 0.865
pH- 4.21

Fatty Acids
Erucic- 13.6%
Gadoleic- 71.3%
Oleic- 11.2%

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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