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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.

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Baby

GENTLE EAR CLEANING WITH JOJOBA

We’ve all heard that we should never stick anything smaller than our fingers in our ears, and yet many of us persist in using cotton swabs to clean our ears. For many of us this doesn’t cause any issues, but for some it does. There are a wide variety of ways to clear the wax and buildup out of our

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jojoba for pine sap removal
101 Uses For Jojoba

STICKY RESIDUE REMOVAL

In our ongoing series of collecting all the ways jojoba can be used, we were reminded of its value in removing sticky residue. As we put up the balsam fir tree (we are in Maine after all), our fingers were covered with bits of sticky pine sap. A few drops of jojoba and a few seconds of rubbing and voila

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Misc.

JOJOBA FOR ONCOLOGY SKINCARE

The Original Jojoba Company’s interview with Geralyn O’Brien Today we have the honor of introducing one of our many valued customers, Geralyn O’Brien. Beyond being a customer, she is a comrade in the effort to educate the world about using safe ingredients on our skin. While the terms “natural” and “organic” are much more widely used and sought after these

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non-toxic jojoba
Our Jojoba

OUR PRIORITIES

Since our founding in 1994, our goal has been to provide the highest quality jojoba in the most sustainable way possible. Our jojoba is our pure, first-press, unrefined, golden jojoba. We continually strive to provide the best quality jojoba on the market with the least environmental impact. Over the years we have continued to improve our practices. Our most important

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glendarragh lavender farm in maine
Aromatherapy

LOVELY LAVENDER

In early July, I stopped by Glendarragh Lavender Farm during the lavender harvest. We are so incredibly lucky to have a source for organic lavender so close. Glendarragh has the same philosophy that we do here at The Jojoba Company, here’s a quote from their website “We believe in the simple elegance and healthful benefits of synthetic-free, natural products”. We couldn’t agree

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jojoba for easy paint removal from skin and hair
101 Uses For Jojoba

JOJOBA FOR EASY PAINT CLEANUP

Do your weekend plans include painting? If so, we have a tip to help make cleanup a breeze. Before you get started, massage a few drops of jojoba onto exposed areas: hands, arms, legs, and hair. Pre-conditioning your skin with jojoba makes it easier to remove oil-based or latex paint or stains from your skin and from your hair. After

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herbal muscle rub recipe
Essential Oils

MUSCLE RUB BLEND

Jojoba makes an excellent carrier for essential oils, we won’t got into the nitty gritty of why in this post, find out more on our post dedicated to this topic. We decided to do a Mix of the Month, essential oil mixes to make and use. With summer upon us, many of us are working in the garden and participating in sports

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101 Uses For Jojoba

AFTER SUN SKIN SOOTHER

Jojoba’s properties make it fantastic as an after sun skin soother. Of course we can’t make any medical claims, but we can share with you what our customers say. Last summer, one of our customers sent us this note: You can also mix jojoba with aloe if your sunburn is particularly bad. Apply often, at least a few times a

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arnica infused oil
DIY

ARNICA 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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anxiety and depression essential oil recipe
Aromatherapy

PEACE OF MIND ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

Jojoba makes an excellent carrier for essential oils, we won’t got into the nitty gritty of why in this post, find out more on our post dedicated to this topic. We decided to do a Mix of the Month, essential oil mixes to make and use. We all suffer from anxiety here and there, some of us more than others. The power

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jojoba and the cancer patient
101 Uses For Jojoba

JOJOBA AND THE ONCOLOGY PATIENT

We hear from clients often about the wonderful benefits of jojoba, one area that we hear more and more about is its benefits for oncology patients. Our jojoba is 100%, we do not use chemicals to extract more jojoba from the seed or to remove anything from the jojoba. Our jojoba is a first press quality, we also do a

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jojoba is safe to use on kitchen wooden utensils to protect and condition them
101 Uses For Jojoba

JOJOBA: GOOD FOR WOOD

Last year we started our Jojoba 101 series in which we chronicle all the variety of things jojoba can be used for besides skin care. This week it was time to season all the wooden utensils in the kitchen, so we thought it was fitting to share this particular use. Jojoba makes a fantastic conditioner and protector for unsealed wood.

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sinus clear essential oil mix
Aromatherapy

SINUS CLEAR ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

Jojoba makes an excellent carrier for essential oils, we won’t got into the nitty gritty of why in this post, find out more on our post dedicated to this topic. We decided to do a Mix of the Month, essential oil mixes to make and use. Since it’s that time of the year when many are plagued by colds and flus, we

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101 Uses For Jojoba

GIN & TONIC BEARD OIL MIX

Being someone who loves the juniper & herb smell of gin, I decided that it would make a fantastic beard oil. As with any essential oil, the varieties chosen for this beard oil have benefits in addition to smelling great. Not only is this mix great for beards, it’s a great hair treatment as well, fighting frizz, providing aromatherapy and

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essential oil headache mix
Aromatherapy

ESSENTIAL OIL HEADACHE BLEND

Jojoba makes an excellent carrier for essential oils, we won’t got into the nitty gritty of why in this post, find out more on our post dedicated to this topic. We decided to do a Mix of the Month, essential oil mixes to make and use. Today we’re tackling headaches, something we all deal with from time to time. This mix was

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Stress less beard oil recipe
Essential Oils

STRESS LESS BEARD OIL RECIPE

Since Bob and Brian are participating in No Shave November, we decided a recipe for a stress reducing beard oil would be fitting. Jojoba makes a great beard oil for many reasons, you can read our post with all the details here. Jojoba by itself makes a great beard oil, but we thought adding a few essential oils that reduce stress

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jojoba for treating cradle cap
Baby

JOJOBA FOR CRADLE CAP

Since cradle cap affects roughly 50% of babies, there’s a great chance that you will have to deal with this pesky problem if you have children. Babies have very sensitive skin which means they are more sensitive to harsh ingredients than adults are. Since jojoba is non-allergenic will not cause adverse reactions in infants, even those with ultra sensitive skin.

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the highest quality jojoba
Jojoba Properties

WHAT MAKES OUR JOJOBA DIFFERENT?

Our customers tell us that they can tell a difference between our jojoba and other brands of jojoba. What makes ours better? For the past 20 years, our focus has always been on quality. We continually work with our growers and processors to make sure our jojoba meets our exacting standards. When you try our jojoba you will notice a

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jojoba a non staining product
Jojoba Properties

LAUNDERING DIRECTIONS FOR JOJOBA SPILLS

Jojoba’s non staining quality is very important to our clients. We receive many comments on how important this quality is. Massage therapists love that it doesn’t stain the sheets and doesn’t cause a rancid smell after a year. Others love that it doesn’t stain their clothing if they accidentally spill it or put too much on. When used properly, our

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homemade lotion bars
101 Uses For Jojoba

HOMEMADE LOTION BARS

Lotion bars look like bars of soap, but they are a solid form of lotion. They are extremely useful on extra dry skin and for protecting skin from detergents and overwashing. Beeswax in the mix adds a waterproof barrier to the skin, yet still allows the skin to breathe. Here at Jojoba, Sally recommends using it before heading out to

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