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I started using jojoba oil several years ago when I learned a lot about toxins in the body and all the bad stuff in products I had been using for 20 years on my skin to moisturize it. It’s amazing how well it works and how inexpensive it is compared to other products.
Jojoba Oil as a Facial Moisturizer
As a teen with acne-prone skin, I always used products that had salicylic acid to help control my breakouts, or so I thought. As an adult, I didn’t get a lot of breakouts until the fall of 2014 when medically my world came crashing down and I had to change everything from what I put in my body to what I put ON my body.
I learned that using jojoba oil to moisturize my face after a shower was much healthier than the salicylic acid products I used in the past. Even better, once the harsh chemicals were gone, my skin actually improved. It seems weird to add oil to an oily face but if applied right after a shower it soaks in nicely. I do tend to blot off the excess after I finish getting ready in the morning just so I’m not shiny, but my skin has never been clearer and so moisturized.
Jojoba Oil after Shaving
I also like to use jojoba oil on my legs after I shave, just put some on my hands and rub them together then apply to my legs. I’ve found that using jojoba oil on my legs soaks in more and works better than a traditional lotion. I have also found that applying as soon as I get out of the shower helps it soak in better and then I wait 5 minutes or so before I put pants on.
The blog post linked below explains more about my shaving routine.
Jojoba Oil as a Make Up Remover
I use jojoba oil as a chemical-free makeup remover before bed. A small amount of jojoba oil on a folded-up piece of toilet paper, a cotton ball, or if you want to be fancy, one of these “cotton rounds” work well.
A sustainable alternative are Norwex reusable facial pads that come in a 5 pack with a zippered washing pouch. These can be used over and over. I’ve found that wetting two of them with just water then holding them over my eyes for 10 seconds gets most of my make up off, granted I don’t wear a lot. For extra make up removing power, add jojoba oil to the reusable facial pads before use. When you’re done, just rub them together under water and they’ll get rather clean! I just throw mine in the washing machine every couple weeks or so.
Jojoba Oil while Pregnant & Postpartum
I used jojoba oil on my tummy when I was pregnant and postpartum. With my first pregnancy, I didn’t get many stretch marks but with my second I went to 36 weeks pregnant with twins on my small 5’1″ frame. I was enormous. With how big I was, no matter how much of anything I would have slathered on my enormous belly, I would have ended up with stretchmarks. BUT I do know that the jojoba oil did help with the dryness and itchiness of my tummy as the skin stretched to fit my growing babies.
Another thing I used jojoba oil for in the past was helping stop milk production when I wanted to be done with breastfeeding. I mixed together some jojoba oil and peppermint oil and rubbed it on my chest, being careful to avoid sensitive areas. I read on multiple sites that peppermint oil and a carrier oil, such as jojoba, would help reduce milk supply. I’m not 100% sure if it helped reduce the amount of time it took to wean from pumping, but I think it did. If nothing else, I smelled like peppermints for a while. Ha! More on that in the blog post below!
Jojoba Oil I Use
Here are the particular jojoba oils I use. I started with the smaller 4oz bottle then moved to the 16oz pump once I realized I loved it. The pump is more cost-effective and also easier to use, but both are great. The 16oz pump lasts me about 6 months so about $20 every 6 months isn’t bad at all when you consider it’s free of harmful chemicals and consider the very high price of specialized moisturizers out there.
Certified Organic Jojoba Oil - Cliganic organic jojoba oil is proudly USDA organic certified to ensure ultimate quality and integrity.
100% Pure, Single Ingredient Oil - Cliganic organic jojoba oil is a single-ingredient product. No synthetic additives, ever.
Bulk Size with Pump, Great Value – Now you get premium jojoba oil, at a great value for all your DIY Beauty needs.
100% Pure, Single Ingredient Oil - Cliganic jojoba oil is a single-ingredient product. No synthetic additives, ever.
There are numerous other ways to use jojoba oil from your head to your toes. What have you used jojoba oil for?
As a mom of identical twins and a son two years older, I have gained invaluable experience in the realm, and chaos, of parenting. With a Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, I spent years as a school psychologist, helping children navigate through their educational and emotional challenges. Now as a stay at home mom and professional blogger, I combine my areas of expertise to help you in your parenting journey.