Jojoba | Latin Name: Simmondsia Chinensis | Family: Buxaceae | Extraction: Pressed & Screened | Plant Part: Seeds
Jojoba is not actually an oil but a light golden coloured liquid wax. This is because it is not composed of triacylglycerols but of wax, esters found formed from long chains of fatty acids and long-chain fatty alcohols. The oil does not oxidise easily and has good thermal stability and does not become rancid, so it has a good shelf life.
Simmondsia Chinensis is a woody, evergreen desert shrub indigenous to the American Sonoran Desert. The plant grows slowly and begins to bear seeds in its fifth year, it takes twelve years to reach maturity.