Jojoba Unique Botanical Facts

Facts regarding Jojoba:

Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis is a shrub natural to theSonoranDesert of Arizona and California in the USA,and Mexico The seeds are harvested for their crude, which is usually extracted by mechanical process.  The chemical structure of this crude is a long chain true ester, not triglyceride oil, nor a glyceryl ester; moreover, it is not even from fat or oil families, rather, it is the Jojoba shrub seed’s liquid ‘wax-like’ ester.  Amazing, because it looks like, and feels like oil, which it is not ! 

 Chemically it is a wax, even though, as a misnomer, it is known the world over as Jojoba ‘oil’, perhaps because Jojoba is the Sperm whale’s oil substitute.

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