Jojoba oil (pronounced ho ho ba) comes from the jojoba bean and is actually a liquid wax, it’s structure is the closest match to our own natural oil (sebum) produced by the skin, this is what makes Jojoba oil perfect for all skin types. It will moisturise dry skin and help to balance oily skin by tricking it into thinking its already produced enough oil, so if you have oily skin or oily areas then after cleansing apply a little Jojoba oil to those areas to help prevent excess oil being produced. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil make it good for acne skin too, a useful website if you are suffering with acne is acne.org
I have two bottles of Jojoba oils that I use, one is just plain Jojoba and the other is a mixture with Tea Tree essential oil. Tea Tree oil has a very cleansing effect on the skin, its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral and bactericidal. If you want to include some Tea Tree oil then add 2 drops of pure essential oil per 5ml of jojoba oil, remember to give it a little shake each time you use it to ensure its well mixed.
Jojoba oil can be used on its own or added into other skin care if its not moisturising enough, I often mix a few drops of either the plain Jojoba or my Tea Tree and Jojoba blend into a light moisturiser. Either mix some of the cream and a few drops of Jojoba in the palm of your hand, or apply your moisturiser and then put a few drops of oil into the palm of your hand, rub together and then pat over your face.
If you suffer from a dry scalp then before washing your hair massage some jojoba oil into your scalp, leave on for a few hours or overnight then wash off. If your hair is dry then apply a little in the same way that you would use a hair serum.
I buy my oils and bottles from Balwins.co.uk
Do a 24 hour patch test on a small area before apply to your face if you haven’t used either of these oils before.