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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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 Yuge is intended to add volume and softness to your hair with ingredients such as sea salt and jojoba oil. Brooke Shunatona, Seventeen, "Lush Is Launching a Trump-Inspired Hair Product," 23 Feb. 2017 It's formulated with skin-friendly ingredients like jojoba, lavender oil, and eggplant extract. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Exclusive: Drew Barrymore Is Launching Flower Beauty's First Skin-Care Product, the Supernova Celestial Skin Elixir," 4 Sep. 2018 That's where the Bulgarian rose otto oil, laced with balsam fir, comes into play: as an add-if-you-wish option for the jojoba. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "This All-Natural Skin-Care Line Comes in the Most Striking Glass Apothecary Bottles Yet," 12 Dec. 2018 Essential ones, like oakmoss, bay leaf, and petitgrain, plus a blend of jojoba, grapeseed, argan, pumpkin seed, and baobab oils. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Natural and Organic Grooming Products to Restock Your Cabinet," 8 June 2018

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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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