15 Uses for Jojoba Oil. Say Goodbye to Dry Chapped Winter Skin!

As a cosmetologist, my hands are subject to a lot of abuse. Shampoo, harsh chemicals, and rubber gloves cause my skin to dry out. Harsh New York winters add to the agony, leaving my skin red, itchy and cracked. Not only is it unsightly, it’s also very painful!

Over the years, I have tried many different moisturizing lotions. The results were a quick fix, that made my hands soft, but seemed to wash off with the next client.
About two years ago, my mother suggested I try pure Jojoba Oil. I made a run to our local GNC, and picked up a small bottle. Two words. “Thanks Mom!”

I started by applying a small amount each night before bed, and repeated application twice during the day.
After 10 days, my hands were soft, smooth, and best of all, pain free!
I was amazed with the results, and have used it faithfully ever since. I recommend it regularly to salon guests, and began to wonder what other uses it may have. With a little bit of research, I’m pleased to be able to share my findings for this must have oil.

15 Wonderful uses for Jojoba oil.

1) Cuticle oil – rub a drop on your hands and cuticles at least once per day.
2) Body lotion – just remember that a little goes a long way. You won’t need the dollop size you normally use with a traditional lotion. Jojoba sinks in super quickly and spreads across your skin easily.
3) Face moisturizer – 1 to 2 drops is perfect for your face. And… it’s perfect to apply under mineral makeup.
4) Lip oil – it’s light, natural and absorbs quickly removing all traces of flakes and the anti-oxidants will help keep aging at bay.
5) Tame fly aways – When you finish rubbing the jojoba into your nails and cuticles, rub your palms across the top of your hair to tame hair frizz!
6) Make up remover – Mix half water and half jojoba in a small container (your free sample shampoo bottles will work perfectly for this). Shake before use, squeeze a bit onto a cotton pad and use to quickly and gently remove your eye makeup. As a bonus, the jojoba conditions eye lashes!
7) Scalp treatment – Rub the oil into your scalp before bedtime and wash out in the morning.
8) Quick hot oil treatment – Rub about 1 teaspoon of warmed oil through your hair when you first get into the shower. Let it sit while you shower. Rinse at the end of your shower, shampoo and condition as usual.
9) Deep hot oil treatment – Rub 1 tsp to 1 tablespoon of jojoba through your hair. Cover your head with a plastic shower cap or saran wrap. Let sit for 1-2 hours. Shampoo out and condition normally.
10) Carrier oil – White jojoba oil has anti-oxidant properties on its own; but it can also be applied over top your other skin care treatments to ‘carry’ their active ingredients deep into your pores and skin.
11) Split end treatment – Add a drop or two of oil on ends of your hair as a split end treatment. Apply before blow drying or heat styling for protection.
12) Added moisture – Need more moisture during the winter or in a dry climate? Mix a few drops of jojoba to your normal body or face lotion application.
13) Quick hair conditioner – Add 2-3 drops to your normal dose of hair conditioner. Mix in the palm of your hand, apply, and leave in while your shower. Rinse and you’ll have moisturized, shiny hair!
14) Before sunless tanner – Apply lightly to elbows, knees, soles of feet, heels and palms to prevent extra sunless tanner from soaking into these porous areas.
15) Before swimming – Run 3-4 drops through your hair before diving in the pool or ocean. The oil will help close your hair cuticle and prevent harmful chemicals from stripping your color, and drying your locks.

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