Monday, November 22, 2010

jojoba

i love me some jojoba oil.
la ronna jojoba oil, specifically.
it's perfection in a bottle... it can be used a zillion ways and the owners always give me a new tip or trick for how to use it when i drop by their booth at the farmer's market to stock up.

it's certified organic and they only bottle it in glass which is rad because jojoba penetrates and absorbs plastic – so if you buy jojoba in a plastic bottle you wind up with plastic-chemical-laced jojoba oil: lame.

it's rad as a body oil and i love giving bonzo an after-bath massage with it, too.
he's never really been one for diaper rash but he gets a little pink in the tush-department from time to time – a little jojoba oil and we're back in business.

you can add it to your shampoo, remove your make-up with it, shave with it – the list goes on.

right now, though, i'm stoked on using it as a base for a homemade – and infinitely healthier – vicks vaporub for when stuffy noses strike.

add a dash of eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender oils to a splash of jojoba and apply to you or your babe's chest and/or back, breathe deeply and appreciate how amazing mother nature is.

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if you're not a regular on the santa barbara farmer's market scene you can totally order it online - yay!
(as an aside, i'm totally not affiliated with the company in any way... other than just liking their product a whole bunch.)

1 comment:

blake said...

slow day, so I'm trolling through the archives ;)

Love your natural approach and tips! I have been meaning to do a post very soon about making natural skincare products at home -- you've inspired me to get it together.