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HobaCare Blog

On the HobaCare Blog you will find interviews, recipes,
and education about HobaCare Jojoba and all its many uses.
Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to cover.

using jojoba oil in soap
How Do You HobaCare?

JOJOBA OIL IN SOAP

Many soap makers purchase HobaCare Jojoba oil for soap. In addition, many different brands of castile soap include jojoba as an ingredient. So why is jojoba used in soap making? Please find out more in this blog interview with one of our soapmaking customers.

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jojoba oil as a massage medium
Massage Therapy

JOJOBA OIL AS A MASSAGE MEDIUM, A GREAT INTERVIEW

This week we are focusing on using Jojoba Oil* as a Massage Medium (If you are a Massage Professional, check out our in depth page about using jojoba oil as a massage medium). We want to get to know our customers better and have you along for the ride! In our #HowDoYouHobaCare series we find out how/why individuals, professionals and businesses use

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Amber glass bottle with dropper filled with golden jojoba oil for aromatherapy
Aromatherapy

JOJOBA OIL FOR AROMATHERAPY, RELAX W/THIS FREE RECIPE

Amy has used HobaCare for one of her carrier oils of choice for over a decade. Posted below is a wonderful DIY Sleep Massage Oil Recipe of hers, using HobaCare Jojoba as a base. We hope you enjoy the experience of concocting the recipe and the slumber to follow. We think this recipe would be a perfect fit for a before-bed self massage session or Abhyanga.

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interview with Laura McCann of Adoratherapy
How Do You HobaCare?

INTERVIEW WITH LAURA MCCANN OF ADORATHERAPY

We want to get to know our customers better and have you along for the ride! In our #HowDoYouHobaCare series we find out how/why individuals, professionals and businesses use our HobaCare Jojoba – and showcase their lives, services or products! (see more series in this post) In the first of our business series, we’d love to introduce you to a

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jojoba massage oil
Massage Therapy

WHY I USE JOJOBA MASSAGE OIL

One of the things that inspired me to become a massage therapist was my personal experience. After I was involved in a car accident, I was given a weekly massage by a licensed massage therapist. This wonderful woman encouraged me to attend school and become a massage therapist. I plan to talk more about her in the future, but today

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Making chamomile infused jojoba
DIY

CHAMOMILE INFUSED JOJOBA

Ah…chamomile. Growing up, a bedtime ritual was a mug of Celestial Seasonings’ Sleepy Time tea, a blend of calming, sleep-promoting herbs, primary of which is chamomile. I adore the sweet apple-like fragrance of chamomile flowers (the Spanish word for chamomile is manzanilla or “little apple”) and growing it in my garden makes me, and the many pollinators found on the

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The Jojoba Company First Press Jojoba Oil
DIY

JOJOBA FOR MAKERS

When I started my herbal skin care product business in 2015, HobaCare Jojoba extract was the only jojoba I wanted to use in my products. In fact, HobaCare Jojoba was the only jojoba extract I had ever used myself, knowing it was a local Maine product and loving from first drop how it felt on my skin. It was only

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jojoba lavender salve
Aromatherapy

DIY LAVENDER JOJOBA SALVE

(This blog post is the first from our Director of Strategic Growth, Cari Balbo, herbalist and maker of herbal skincare products at Ridge Pond Herbals. Over the coming months, Cari will be sharing more herbal infused jojoba recipes and different ideas for using jojoba here on our blog.) If you’re looking for a gift to make for Mother’s Day, here’s an

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Common Ground Fair Vendor Booth
Employee Blog

MISSING THE COMMON GROUND FAIR

Hillary, one of our Customer Care Specialists, has been working the HobaCare booth at the Common Ground Fair for many years. Being the one in the office with the most experience, we had her write up a post about why we will miss being at the fair this year. One of the biggest reasons the Common Ground Fair holds such a special

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jojoba and pregnancy
Baby

HILLARY – HOW DO YOU HOBACARE?

Over the coming months we will be sharing posts about how our staff uses our jojoba themselves in our new #HowDoYouHobaCare campaign. Today’s post is from Hillary, one of our our Customer Care Specialists . I am happy to say I have been working at The Original Jojoba Company for the last 14 years and over the last several months

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calendula infused jojoba
DIY

CALENDULA INFUSED JOJOBA

For all the same reasons that jojoba makes a great carrier for essential oils, it also makes a great carrier to infuse with botanicals (see our post dedicated to this topic here). Infusing jojoba with botanicals can take it up a notch, adding healing elements to an already amazing product. Jojoba’s shelf stability and long life makes it one of the

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Cari Processing balsam to infuse in jojoba
DIY

MAKING BALSAM FIR INFUSED JOJOBA

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea). Of our Northern conifers, the scent of balsam is arguably the most evocative, reminding many of us of Christmas trees or a hike in the woods. Here in Maine a common souvenir for tourists and locals alike is a small pillow or sachet filled with its fragrant dried needles. There are many uses for balsam fir

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HowDoYouHobaCare
101 Uses For Jojoba

CARI, HOW DO YOU HOBACARE?

Over the coming months we will be sharing posts about how our staff uses our jojoba themselves in our new #HowDoYouHobaCare campaign. Today’s post is from Cari Balbo, our Director of Strategic Growth. Hello from Palermo, Maine! When I’m not in the office you can usually find me on my small homestead here where my husband and I are working

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jojoba rebrand
Our Jojoba

THE HOBACARE REBRAND IS HERE!

In early 2019, with an eye to refreshing our brand after many years, The Original Jojoba Company embarked on a rebranding journey and we thought our customers might be interested to learn more about the process and how our new look and feel came to be. After speaking with a few Maine design firms, we chose Might & Main in Portland to

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using jojoba on pets
Pets

USING JOJOBA ON PETS

From Cari, our Director of Strategic Growth: “If one of my house cats gets a hot spot, I use plain or calendula infused jojoba to treat it. I also have three pet goats and one of them tends to get dry, flaky skin this time of year. Brushing a small amount of jojoba through her coat helps soothe her dry

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herbal hot spot treatment
Herbal Medicine

DIY HERBAL HOT SPOT TREATMENT

Most likely, if you have pets, you’ve experienced a hot spot. Hot spots are acute moist dermatitis, and are characterized by red, irritated, weepy sores that can be terribly difficult to get rid of. They can grow rapidly as pets try to clean them with constant licking. There are loads of treatments out there, but we have found a simple

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filling jojoba
Misc.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS/PLAN

The Jojoba Company is a very small organization with just six full- and part-time employees. To do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have instituted various changes to our operations. Those employees who can work from home are doing so and we are minimizing the number of employees in our facility, including the number of people packing

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safer makeup removal
101 Uses For Jojoba

SAFE HALLOWEEN MAKE-UP REMOVAL

Autumn is in it’s second phase at our office here in Maine and suddenly we notice it’s that time of year again. The cloudy, breezy days, the swirling leaves on the ground and pumpkins appearing everywhere? Can you feel it? Many of you may be dressing up for a Halloween party or helping the kids in your lives get festive

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AFMTE Philadelphia
Massage Therapy

MUSINGS ON EDUCATION OR, A FUN TIME AT THE AFMTE CONFERENCE

Another article by Ginne Fanelli BS, RN, LMT, our massage therapist that writes article for the blog and travels to massage shows with us. Photos courtesy of AFMTE COPYRIGHT © 2019 – Shared with Permission. Have you ever thought much about who taught your massage teachers to teach? I’m sure we’ve all thought a lot about massage school in general… how long it

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Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Self Massage)
Massage Therapy

JOJOBA OIL FOR ABHYANGA (AYURVEDIC SELF MASSAGE)

*Jojoba is technically a wax ester and not an oil, to learn more about that see our in depth page with information about Jojoba. We refer to it as an oil because it’s what people understand but prefer to call it an “extract” instead. These days we see articles everywhere promoting self care. While this is wonderful, it can get

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