Jojoba oil is a liquid wax extracted from the nut of an indigenous American shrub that goes by the scientific name Simmondsia Chinensis. Jojoba oil has a slight nutty smell and clear golden colour in the raw form, but the refined oil is completely odourless, negating the need for any perfuming agents when used for cosmetic and healing purposes. At the same time, it is a good carrier oil for several essential oils. Jojoba oil is actually a mixture of long-chain monounsaturated liquid wax esters.
They are structurally different from triglycerides, which are what most of the other seed oils are made of. Since the Jojoba wax has a very low melting point, it practically remains in the liquid state all the time and can be used directly without dilution.
Also, being a wax, it does not have as much of a greasy feel as oils. This oil is unique in and unlike most other vegetable oils, it closely resembles sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands, so it can act as a natural skin conditioner. It is non-toxic, non-comedogenic and non-allergenic. This means that it will not clog pores and will not cause any allergic reactions. It is also not an irritant, so it can safely be used around the eyes and on the skin.
The Sweet Almond oil comes exclusively from edible almonds (Prunus amygdalus var Dulcis) selectively cultivated for their sweet taste. It is the oil popularly used for skin and hair care.
Almond oil is an age-old ingredient for health and beauty. Its use has been recorded much before science figured out the goodness of this seed oil. Almond oil is popularly used in Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean.
Owing to the generous amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, potassium, proteins, zinc, and a number of other vitamins and minerals that the seed and the oil content, almond oil works wonders for the skin, hair, and health.
Being non-comedogenic, it’s a non-greasy lubricant, medium-light with quick absorption rate so works well on the face and even on sensitive skin. Also used as Carrier Oil for using Essential Oils.
It also acts as an emollient and is good for dry, flaky, irritated skin and for preventing skin spots: