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face massage
101 Uses For Jojoba

Jojoba for Massage Therapists

The most important reason to use jojoba, as opposed to other massage mediums is that it’s a 100% non-toxic product. In fact, it’s recommended for oncology massage because cancer patients are so sensitive (see Geralyn O’Brien’s article for the Integrative Cancer Review). In addition to being non-toxic, the second best reason to use jojoba is because clients LOVE it. It doesn’t

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spinning wheel protected with jojoba
101 Uses For Jojoba

Customer Love

A month or so ago, one of our customers contacted us to see if she could use jojoba on a vintage spinning wheel. She was interested in its protective properties for wood. She sent us after photos of her spinning wheel and said: “The wheel was quite dull before using jojoba oil. And for a 36 year old wheel, it

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non toxic garden tool protectant
101 Uses For Jojoba

Tool Protection with Jojoba

Our ongoing series “Jojoba 101” is all about unique ways to use jojoba throughout the house/garden. Around our offices and homes, we all use jojoba in a wide variety of ways. It’s always nice to have an alternative to petroleum-based products, especially one that is non-toxic like jojoba. One way we have been using jojoba oil is to protect our

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non toxic pet product
101 Uses For Jojoba

Yes, You Can use Jojoba on Animals

Can you use jojoba oil on dogs and cats? We’ve had many clients tell us that they use jojoba on their pets (which we do as well). Is jojoba oil toxic to cats or dogs? Animals can be very sensitive to toxins, especially cats, thus it’s very important to be selective in the products we choose for them. Since jojoba

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mother's day bathing gift basket idea with jojoba
Our Jojoba

Mother’s Day Gift Baskets for Everyone

If you ask us, we’ll tell you that jojoba is for everyone: babies, men, women, kids, and even pets. As a non-toxic, non-allergenic product, it’s safe for everyone in your family. That’s why we’ve come up with Mother’s Day gift basket ideas to cover all kinds of moms. Whether your mom is a maker and would enjoy a basket filled

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making jojoba sugar scrub
101 Uses For Jojoba

DIY Jojoba Sugar Scrub

With Mother’s Day a month away we’ve been thinking about ways to incorporate jojoba into pampering gift baskets for mom. The beauty of jojoba is that it’s pretty much the perfect all-natural product for skin, scalp, and hair. While a bottle of jojoba combined with a few plush towels or a robe, it’s fun to make a bath product as

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jojoba for healthy hair
Skincare

Jojoba for Hair and Scalp

Are you wondering how to use jojoba oil for your hair, dry scalp, or dandruff? Jojoba oil is a fantastic natural product and has many benefits for your hair because it conditions hair and scalp, prevents dryness, boosts shine, conditions and strengthens the hair follicle, and restores manageability. It’s non-toxic and safe for the entire family, in fact, it will

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non toxic skincare for babies
Baby

What’s The Difference?

We frequently get the question: What’s the difference between Jojoba Baby and the regular organic Jojoba? Our answer: The packaging. Over the years we received lots of questions from parents wondering if jojoba was safe for babies. We decided making a bottle specifically for babies was the best way to answer this question. It’s perfect for babies for a wide

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Using jojoba as your oil cleansing medium
101 Uses For Jojoba

Using Jojoba for the Oil Cleansing Method

We’ve discussed using jojoba oil cleanser as a non-toxic alternative to removing make-up, but did you know that it can replace your face cleanser as well? When, Jacqueline, one of our customers wrote in about using jojoba as her oil cleansing medium we figured it was time to share the word on our blog. You’ve most likely heard of Oil

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baby, ear, jojoba for ear cleaning,
Baby

Gentle Ear Cleaning With Jojoba

Can I put jojoba oil in my ear? 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

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jojoba for pine sap removal
101 Uses For Jojoba

Sticky Residue Removal with Jojoba

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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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
Recipe

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? Are you wondering how to remove and get the oil-based paint off your skin and out of your hair after? 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

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herbal muscle rub recipe
Recipe

Muscle Rub Essential Oil Blend

Jojoba makes an excellent carrier for essential oils, we won’t go 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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arnica infused oil
Recipe

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 & Essential Oils

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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