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Why We Use Jojoba Oil

The oil from the jojoba(pronounced ho-ho-bah) shrub is a wax ester, which means it’s very much like the natural oils our bodies produce. Because jojoba oil is so similar to the natural oils that our bodies produce on a regular basis, it’s particularly effective as a moisturizer. Jojoba oil has been used by Native Americans for centuries to treat skin dryness and wounds, but it didn’t become widely known to most of the rest of us until the 1970s.

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•    As an anti-bacterial—Jojoba oil has shown itself to be very effective in preventing and treating infections of the skin.

•    As a moisturizer—Because jojoba oil is so similar to the natural oils that our bodies produce on a regular basis, it’s particularly effective as a moisturizer. It’s easily absorbed and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. This superb all-natural moisturizer is amazingly effective for treating dry skin thereby helping to create a more youthful appearance.

•    As an anti-inflammatory—Jojoba oil reduces the painful swelling and redness that so often accompanies a skin injury or allergy such as poison oak or poison ivy. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it an effective treatment for acne.

•    As an acne treatment—Jojoba oil can benefit younger skin just as much as it benefits older skin. Acne, typically a problem for teenagers, is usually characterized by pimples and clogged pores. These blemishes can eventually become infected if not treated appropriately. Since many over-the-counter skin products contain animal fat, they can actually make acne even worse. But jojoba oil is non-greasy, and because it’s a natural antiseptic, it’s a very effective treatment for acne. Jojoba oil both cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time.

Jojoba oil is a completely natural, healthy treatment for the skin. At Tahoe Bath Works we use jojoba oil in our bath bombs, bubble bath, lotions and body oils because even though it may be a little pricey, we feel the results are worth every penny! We know you will too.