jojoba

noun
jo·​jo·​ba | \ hə-ˈhō-bə How to pronounce jojoba (audio) \

Definition of jojoba

: a shrub or small tree (Simmondsia chinensis synonym S. californica) of the box family of southwestern North America with edible seeds that yield a valuable liquid wax used especially in cosmetics

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Conditioning jojoba oil is a key ingredient that helps the gloss spread evenly while vitamin E provides some moisture and leaves your lips feeling cushiony. Michelle Li, Teen Vogue, "This New Glossier Lip Gloss Is Michelle Obama Approved," 9 July 2019 While the green jojoba fields resisted the flames, dry wheat sheaves almost ready for harvest acted like kindling. Noga Tarnopolsky, latimes.com, "Palestinians vow to press on with border protests in Gaza as U.N. calls for inquiry," 18 May 2018 This one is laced with organic beeswax and jojoba oil to lock in moisture. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "We Tried Lululemon's Brand New Skincare and Beauty Line—Here's What We Thought," 18 June 2019 Add 10 drops peppermint oil to 1-ounce carrier oil, like jojoba or coconut, and massage into the neck and shoulders, Green says. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "8 Best Essential Oils for Headaches and How to Use Them," 24 May 2019 Depending on the type of oil—jojoba, maracuja, coconut, argan, tea tree, etc.—the oil may naturally have other purported benefits, like anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties, but those are bonuses. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "What You Should Know Before Using a Trendy New Face Oil," 13 Mar. 2019 And all include enriching butters such as mango seed butter, cocoa seed butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and, of course, Oribe’s signature complex that goes into every product: watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower. Akili King, Vogue, "Meet the Natural Hair Guru Who Helped Oribe Launch Products For Textured Tresses," 4 Apr. 2019 Add 10 drops peppermint oil to 1-ounce carrier oil, like jojoba or coconut, and massage into the neck and shoulders. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "8 Best Essential Oils For Headaches And How To Use Them," 30 Oct. 2017 For instance, research suggests that jojoba oil and argan oil can actually help repair the skin barrier. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "What You Should Know Before Using a Trendy New Face Oil," 13 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of jojoba

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jojoba

Mexican Spanish, of Uto-Aztecan origin; akin to O'odham hohowai jojoba, Yaqui hohoovam

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