5 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes with Jojoba Oil

5 easy diy beauty recipes with jojoba oil

People will try any number of skin-care products, hoping they’re just around the corner from finding the beauty industry’s best-kept secret. However, few people realize the incredible effects of natural products. Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals you expose yourself to is always better.

Considering more natural options? Then make sure jojoba oil is a staple in your beauty kit. Pronounced “ho-ho-ba,” this golden oil comes from the seed of the jojoba plant, native to the southwestern United States. The oil has a very faint nutty odor, is easy to apply, and serves many purposes, including as a facial moisturizer, hair conditioner, acne control, scar minimizer, and countless others. Here are some of the best DIY beauty products and solutions made with jojoba oil:

Facial Moisturizer

Use this as both your daily and overnight moisturizer. Simply apply a few drops to your face during the day and let your face absorb the oil. Increase the number of drops when you apply it at night, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly hydrating face mask!

When you begin this treatment, the oil may leave a slight sheen on your face. Just blot this area with a washcloth, however, to reduce the extra moisture. Over time, you will see the amount of extra moisture decrease as your skin becomes more accustomed to the oil.

Many acne-prone users have also claimed that jojoba oil has been a successful moisturizer for them, and that it’s actually decreased their number of breakouts. Frequently, people with perpetual acne are hesitant to use any kind of moisturizer because they are worried it will clog their pores, making their acne even worse. However, acne-prone skin, as with all skin, should be hydrated. Jojoba oil is a great way to do this without any unfortunate side effects.

Hair Conditioner

While this is a great conditioner for all hair types, jojoba oil really is a wonder treatment. It can relieve itchy scalps of dandruff, and works great to defrizz chronically dry hair. It can also enliven dull hair, soften coarse hair, and help prevent split ends.

If your hair needs extra hydration, add it to your hair after you rinse out your conditioner. Don’t rinse out the jojoba oil, but instead work it evenly through each part of your hair. Let your hair dry as you normally would, and see the moist results!

For even more hydration, add some jojoba oil (just a few drops) to your leave in conditioner. But if you want to only use completely natural products, try making your own! Follow this simple recipe:

Combine 2 ounces of jojoba oil with 4 ounces of water (room temperature is best). Whisk the ingredients.

Pour the mixture into an empty spray bottle, and add 5-6 drops of tea tree oil or your favorite essential oil. (The essential oil isn’t entirely necessary for the product to work, but it leaves your hair smelling great!) Add more or less depending on how strong you want your leave-in conditioner to be.

Affix the cap to the spray bottle and use your own leave-in conditioner! (There’s not a lot of the mixture, but a little goes a long way–and remember, too much will make your hair look greasy.)

Makeup Remover

Jojoba oil helps with most kinds of makeup–it clears foundations, powders, makeup stains–but it can also remove waterproof makeup. When you’re at the beach for the day and you don’t want your makeup to fade away in the waves, waterproof makeup is fantastic–it won’t come off for anything! But later, when you’re trying to remove those stubborn flakes, you could just scream. Jojoba oil wipes these products away with ease, without making you worry about damaging your skin from scrubbing. If you often find yourself using jojoba oil to remove makeup, try this recipe as an even more effective approach:

Fill a jar with roughly 2 ounces jojoba oil (more, if your jar is very large). Prick a Vitamin E capsule with a needle or sharp point, and squeeze the contents into the jar with the oil. Place the lid firmly on the jar and shake it until the Vitamin E is dissolved. Add 3 drops of your essential oil of choice, and gently shake the jar until the contents are combined.

When removing your makeup, use about ½ teaspoon of your mixture, making sure to thoroughly cover the eye area. Gently wipe the oil away with a damp washcloth and watch your makeup go with it!

Wash your face, making sure to thoroughly remove the oil.

Body Lotion

Not only is jojoba oil a great facial moisturizer, but it can also replace your body lotion. Simply apply a few drops of oil right after you take a bath or shower, when your pores are most exposed. Add a layer of natural cream, such as shea or cocoa butter, to lock in the hydrating benefits of jojoba oil. If you suffer from itchy, dry skin, this is incredibly rejuvenating and can breathe life into your skin. Even if you only have dry skin only when it’s cold out (you’ll probably have chapped skin, too!), the anti-inflammatory properties of the jojoba oil reduce dryness and irritation in your poor winter skin. Whip 2 parts shea butter, to 1 part coconut oil, to 1 part jojoba oil for an easy homemade body butter! (And don’t forget those essential oils!)

Shaving Gel/Prepper

Jojoba can also be used as an effective shaving gel by providing your razor a smooth place to land. The liquid wax properties of jojoba mean you won’t suffer the same “post-shave” irritation (including razor burn, sensitive skin, or red patches).

If you’re not comfortable replacing the shaving gel you already use, then you can still use jojoba oil to prepare your shave. Apply it to your skin the same way you would if you were using it to shave, but then apply shaving cream on top of the oil. You will still have all the benefits of a shaving cream, but won’t miss the power of jojoba! This is an especially good idea if you’re shaving your face or an extra sensitive part of your body–you have the protection of oil and cream.

Get creative when trying jojoba oil for yourself, and remember to use what works best for your body!

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