Jojoba Oil & Grapeseed Oil Their Many Uses
When I was a teen I had long hair, and I was always trying new products to make my hair soft and lay down. I tried hair mousse, gels, sprays, and all kinds of junk, but my hair never felt soft. When I ran my fingers through my hair my fingers would always end up sticky, and I hated that feeling. I wanted to put stuff in my hair that would make it look healthy too. So thus I started my quest for something to make my hair look and feel great and to make it healthy. When I was about 19,
I found a great product called Jojoba oil, and finally I found what I was looking for. Through the years I have
found other great natural oils and butters. I have made this page to share my findings.
- 1/4 cup of Jojoba oil
- 5 drops of Tea Tree oil
- 5 drops of Lavender oil
This recipe is for long hair (my hair is a little past mid back and I use all of the mixture). You will need to add more or less depending on the length of your hair. Mix ingredients (above) in a small bowl. Then wash you hair really well with your shampoo. Dry off excess water on your hair with a towel (make sure your hair is damp, not dripping wet). Place the mixed ingredients on your damp hair. To make sure you get through every strand of your hair comb it with a big tooth comb. Make sure you get the mixture from the roots to the tips. You may even feel it working. Tingling is normal. Let it sit on your hair for 30 minutes. Then get your hair wet with warm water and gently work in some mild shampoo. Rinse, then just fix your hair as you would normally.
(Note: You may substitute the recipe above for 1/8 cup of Jojoba oil, 1/8 cup of Grapeseed oil, 5 drops of Tea Tree oil, and 5 drops of Lavender oil. You can also add 5 drops of Ylang-ylang oil to this recipe if you would like to make it smell extra good.)
The Grapeseed - Jojoba Oil mix:
- 4 FL. OZ. bottle
- 2 FL. OZ. Grapeseed Oil (about)
- 2 FL. OZ. Jojoba Oil (about)
- 1/4 TSP of Ylang-ylang Oil
- 1/4 TSP of Lavender Oil
In the empty bottle mix the Grapeseed oil and Jojoba oil in a fifty percent mixture (1/2 Grapeseed Oil &1/2 Jojoba oil) almost to the top of the bottle. Then add 1/4 TSP of Ylan-ylan oil and 1/4 TSP of Lavender oil. Mix the oils well.
This mix can be used for many things: You can use it as massage oil. Or one of my favorites bath oil. Add about a 1 TSP to your soapy wash cloth and wash yourself. You can also add about a 1/2 of a TSP to your shampoo in your hand just before you wash your hair. You can also add about a 1/2 of a TSP to your conditioner in your hand just before you condition your hair.
You can also try a mix with Almond oil. (1.5 oz. jojoba oil, 1.5 oz. grapeseed oil, and 1 oz almond oil) Makes a good leave in oil treatment (see below).
Sometimes when I have more time I like to put jojoba oil on my dry hair and scalp. Then I comb all my hair through with a big tooth comb until the oil is evenly distributed. Next I pile my hair up on top of my head, and let it sit on my hair for 1 hour. Then I just wash it out with shampoo, and fix my hair like normal. This makes my hair very soft and shiny. (I try to do this once a month. I like to think of this as a hot oil treatment for my hair and scalp. It's not necessary to leave it on for 1 hour; it just works better that way. But if you only wait 15 minutes that's ok to. It still makes your hair soft and shiny.)
Put a very small amount of Jojoba oil or Grapeseed oil on your hands and rub them together. Next smooth the oil on your hair evenly. Then comb your hair thoroughly to get the oil evenly distributed throughout your hair. You can do this on wet or dry hair. If your hair is to dry you may want to wet it a little. (This has really helped my hair lay down. Even after blow drying it. It just makes my hair look beautiful and straight. It's a must try for dry and frizzy hair. This has really made my hair look healthy.)
To make my 16 oz bottle of shampoo work better I add one tsp. of jojoba oil to it.
Jojoba oil can also be added to your favorite hand or body lotion to help make your skin even more soft.
You can also use jojoba oil or grapeseed oil as a makeup remover.
To help sunburns heal faster try rubbing jojoba oil or grapeseed on your burned area.
Jojoba oil, or as it is more accurately pronounced, ho-HO-bah is an odorless, deeply solid colored liquid wax ester. Its chemical qualities are said to match that of the sperm whale oil.
Jojoba oil has been used to promote hair growth and relieve skin problems for centuries. It is effective in treating dandruff, dry, and chapped skin. It is also very good for Sensitive skin types.
Jojoba oil is a chemically waxy ester that is derived from the desert plant Simmondsia chinensis. It is smooth and non-greasy and has the closest similarity to sebum, our own natural skin oil. It has balancing and soothing properties make it excellent for skin care, hair care and skin nourishment. Jojoba is rich in Vitamin E and has a very long shelf life!
Jojoba oil is called liquid gold because it is nourishing to the hair and skin while hydrating. It is also one of the few oils that can break up years of crusted build up on the scalp that can cause follicle blockage.
Tea Tree oil has been used for thousands of years for many skin and hair related products. It soothes and is used as an antiseptic. Many believe that is helps with hair loss and super fast hair growth. Works well in soaps and shampoos.
Recently, someone asked me where do you buy Jojoba oil? And what brand do you use?
I buy Jojoba oil on-line. I like the brand, Now Foods. I usually buy a 16 fl oz bottle. Just because you get more for your money.
This page was written by L.Waite, but please feel free to print it out for your own personal use.
All the recipes on this page were made by me and have been tested by me.
I started this page: Jan. 29, 2004