A big part of our philosophy at Shackpalace Rituals is about empowering us all to be our own alchemists in our everyday lives, blending exactly what our bodies need internally and externally everyday. This is why we have recently added a selection of certified organic carrier oils to our collection.
Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils for optimal topical use. They maximize the effectiveness of essential oils on the skin by hindering evaporation and keeping them on the skin longer. I will provide information on all our carrier oils, but today I would like to explore the powerful benefits of organic Jojoba Oil.
Jojoba oil is the liquid found in the seed of the Simmondsia Chinensis plant, and has been long treasured for its moisturizing properties. Not only does it absorb well into the hair and skin, moisturizing in the process, but its non-greasy constitution makes it ideal for sensitive and oily skin types. It blends beautifully into the skin without any residue.
As well as being an excellent moisturiser, Jojoba oil is also great for naturally removing makeup as well as preventing razor burn when used as a shaving cream.
Jojoba oil is noncomedogenic, which means that it won't clog your pores. Additionally, jojoba oil is rich in iodine, which fights harmful bacteria growth that leads to breakouts. The antioxidants present in jojoba oil soothe fine lines, wrinkles and naturally slow down other signs of aging.
A study conducted by the Department of Environment and Life Sciences in Italy proves that proved that jojoba oil speeds up wound closures and stimulates collagen synthesis; the study also noted that jojoba oil had extremely low toxic effects when used on the skin.
A 2012 study conducted in Germany examined jojoba oil’s ability to reduce skin lesions and improve overall skin condition for 194 participants, who applied clay masks with jojoba oil to their faces two to three times per week; 54 percent of the participants reported that skin lesions were reduced significantly after six weeks of using jojoba oil.