Pokonobe's Specialty Natural Oils


The Jojoba plant thrives in harsh, arid climates and yet produces one of the most valuable "oils" available. Its bean-like seeds are composed of 45-60% liquid wax. The "oil" differs dramatically from vegetable oils because of its unique chemical configuration of 97% long-chain monounsaturated esters. (Technically a wax, it is liquid at 10 C.)

Also known as "liquid gold," Jojoba "Oil" has many diverse applications. It is used in numerous skin care formulations to prevent moisture loss, (including some "oil-free" products). Similar to the skin's sebum, Jojoba "Oil" blends well on the surface of the skin and leaves no greasy film. Since Jojoba "Oil" is not a triglyceride, its texture and consistency feel lighter on the skin than oils.

In industry, Jojoba "Oil" is used extensively in wood and furniture polish, lubrication products, shoe and leather care products, and high quality motor oil. Jojoba "Oil" is remarkably resistant to oxidation and rancidity, and therefore, it can be stored for long periods of time.

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