HobaCare Blog

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 personal care blog. We’ll share inside peeks into our production, simple DIY jojoba product recipes, interviews with industry professionals, and a whole lot of education about the many uses and jojoba oil benefits for your skin!

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calendula infused jojoba
Recipe

Calendula Infused Jojoba

For all the same reasons that jojoba makes a great carrier for essential oils, it also makes one of the best carrier oils for calendula infusion, herbs, and 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

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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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Golden HobaCare Jojoba a natural after skin sun soother in two clear bottles with a blurred green background
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

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jojoba oil for pets
Pets

Jojoba Oil For Pets (A Naturally Gentle Product)

Can you use jojoba oil on dogs and cats? Animals often have sensitivities, especially skin sensitivities. Using a non-toxic product like jojoba oil for dogs and cats is important to avoid adding additional environmental toxins. Is jojoba oil toxic to cats or other animals? Jojoba oil* is nontoxic and nonallergenic (the extract is pressed from a seed, not a nut,

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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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Using jojoba as your oil cleansing medium
101 Uses For Jojoba

Safe Halloween Makeup 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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massage
Massage Therapy

Self Care for the Massage Therapist

Often when I see articles about self care I skip over them because they make me feel guilty. Guilty you say? About What? Well the fact is, I never did all those great self care things that they told me I should be doing in school. I never took the yoga classes I said I was going to. Well, I

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HobaCare Jojoba Oudoors
101 Uses For Jojoba

DIY Itch Stop Mix with Jojoba

Our essential oil mix of the month for May is fitting, it’s a stop-bug-bite itch mix for insect bites. Here in Maine, the period between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is known as “Black Fly Season” (we know you know if you live anywhere that these little blood suckers live). These little insects can make being outside very unpleasant, their

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Do you ship jojoba to
FAQ

DO YOU SHIP TO ______________?

One of our most frequently asked questions is: Do you ship to {insert country}? We ship to many countries around the world and our website will create a shipping quote for you based on the destination country and the products you want to purchase. If you are looking for large quantities of jojoba (over 32 gallons), calling us directly for a freight

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Oncology Patient Sits by a window
Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy For Oncology Patients

In massage school, I was taught not to massage people that had cancer. I translated this to, people with cancer can/should not receive massage. What I was soon to find out is that people with cancer CAN and SHOULD have a massage… but, only in the hands of a therapist trained in oncology massage. Let me explain. Anyone with cancer

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https://www.amtamassage.org/index.html
Massage Therapy

Introducing Ginnie

Introducing Ginnie, a friend that will be writing some great articles for us here about massage therapy. Hi, I’m Ginnie. I’m an RN with a bachelor’s degree from Boston University. Several years ago I decided it was time to consider a second career (more on that in a future blog). Suffice it to say, for now, that sometimes you just

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"Each practitioner upon entering a profession is invested with the responsibility to adhere to the standards of ethical practice and conduct set by the profession."
Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy – Practicing Ethically

An active massage therapy practice is the result of hard work, education, and a credible professional reputation. We can advertise, use social media, network with other health professionals, but our reputation is the corner stone of successful practice. Ethical dilemmas are a part of our society and to think we are never going to be exposed to a professional ethical

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HobaCare News

Holiday Food Pantry Drive

At one of our staff meetings in November, Bill made the recommendation that instead of the usual office holiday gift exchange, we put the $25 towards buying items for the Waldoboro Food Pantry. The company matched the donation, which gave us $250 to spend on items for the local food pantry. On Wednesday, we closed the office at 1 and headed

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101 Uses For Jojoba

Seasons of Jojoba

We received this note from one of our customers, we thought we’d share her great uses for jojoba throughout the seasons. We added additional notes and links in parentheses. There are some Maine products that serve us well through the sweltering days of August to the frigid days of January and every day in between. Jojoba is one of them!

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Lubricating gingher shears with jojoba
101 Uses For Jojoba

Use & Care

There are so many items around the household that can be cared for with a drop of jojoba oil. Most recently, I purchased a new pair of Gingher scissors. The use and care guide states “Occasionally placing a drop of oil in the pivot area will facilitate a smooth cutting action.” Naturally, I use jojoba for this lubrication need. Not

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100% pure expeller pressed jojoba
HobaCare News

New Closure, New Labels, Same Great Product

We are constantly trying to find better packaging options for our jojoba, particularly, closures that dispense drops of jojoba (since a little goes a LONG way) and that don’t leak. Nothing is perfect, but sometimes small changes can make a big difference. In the coming months, you will be noticing a change in our closures and labels. After many trials,

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