Latin Name: Simmondsia chinensis
Extraction: Pressed & screened seeds
Jojoba is not 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.
(Len & Shirley Price: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage 4th Edition)
Jojoba oil may cause an allergic reaction and contact dermatitis has been reported. Safe as a cosmetic ingredient in concentrations from 0.1% to 25% (CIR Expert Panel and Journal of the AmericanColleahe of Toxicology)
Jojoba Oil Safety Data Sheet