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We love jojoba, and we know you do, too.

That’s why we’re excited to bring you the best and the latest in our blog. We’ll share inside peeks into our production, simple DIY jojoba product recipes, interviews from industry professionals, and a whole lot of education around the many uses and benefits of jojoba!

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using HobaCare Jojoba oil for oncology esthetics
Oncology

JOJOBA OIL FOR ONCOLOGY ESTHETICS

This week we are focusing on using Jojoba Oil for Oncology Esthetics (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 our

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balk woman doing facial gua sha massage with pink stone
Skincare

JOJOBA OIL FOR GUA SHA MASSAGE

A lot of my clients have sensitive skin. Other massage mediums I have tried with a variety of added ingredients tend to be irritating.  I always go back to jojoba oil for gua sha for this reason.  I like something plain and simple.  HobaCare Jojoba oil provides the perfect slip and it actually calms the skin.  Clients often say they like the smell!

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jojoba oil for salt stone massage
Massage Therapy

JOJOBA OIL FOR SALT STONE MASSAGE

When our stones arrive in the US we finish them off with a final sanding and sealing with HobaCare Jojoba – we find that the qualities of the Jojoba seeds delicate waxy nature helps to seal and smooth the salt stones far better than just a traditional oil.

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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

What I explain to my clients about jojoba when they ask “what is it?” is that it’s a seed extract and I let them know its non-toxic, it’s non-allergenic, I use it safely on myself and I use it safely on clients that have sensitive skin, auto immune disorders, pregnancy – anyone who is highly conscious of what goes onto their skin, as everyone should be.

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

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 Oil*– 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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using 100% jojoba massage oil on back massage
Massage Therapy

100% Jojoba Massage Oil – A Naturally Superior Product

Probably the best reason I know of for choosing 100% Jojoba Massage Oil is for the way it feels. There are so many reasons that I use the product, but for me the bottom line is how it works for massage. I like the sheerness of the product, meaning, I get a really good feel for the tissues beneath my fingers. I feel that I can easily regulate how much glide or friction I can achieve. With oncology massage, it’s a lot about the glide, but not a light and tickly touch. There needs to be full contact with a gentle, smooth glide, and I can get that using jojoba.

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Making chamomile infused jojoba
Herbal Medicine & Infusions

MAKE CHAMOMILE INFUSED JOJOBA OIL

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
Jojoba Properties

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 & Essential Oils

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
HobaCare News

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
Herbal Medicine & Infusions

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
Herbal Medicine & Infusions

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
HobaCare News

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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jojoba oil for pets
Pets

JOJOBA OIL FOR PETS (A NATURALLY GENTLE PRODUCT)

Animals often have sensitivities, especially skin sensitivities. Using a non-toxic products like jojoba oil for pets is important to avoid adding additional environmental toxins. Jojoba oil* is nontoxic and nonallergenic (the extract is pressed from a seed, not a nut, and is safe for humans and pets alike). Jojoba oil also has anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. Being a liquid

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herbal hot spot treatment
Herbal Medicine & Infusions

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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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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