What is Jojoba?

“The liquid gold
from the Namib Desert”


The Jojoba shrub

Jojobaoil is obtained from the desert bush.Oliver Portraits _0005
The plant belongs to the carnation family and has many beneficial uses. In its natural habitat, the Sonora desert of California and Mexico, the multi stemmed plant grows to a height of between 0,5m to 4.0m and can survive for up to 200 years. In the native language of the Tohono O Odham people the plants are called “HoHo Ba”.



The Jojoba oil

IMG_1600 (3)The nut-like seeds are harvested, crushed and pressed to release the highly prized oil, which is actually a wax that is very similar to sperm whale oil, with many uses in cosmetic and industrial applications.

Jojoba wax contains mainly pro-vitamin A and vitamin E. Due to its beneficial fatty acid composition, it is ideally suited for all skin types, it has anti-inflammation properties and almost no scent. As a wax it can be stored for years without turning rancid. It protects the skin from drying out and possesses a natural sun-block capacity.