15 Beautiful Uses for Jojoba Oil

by Bionic Beauty on 24.Mar.2009 · 58 comments

Mmmm. Jojoba Oil. One of my favorite beauty products of all time; its incredible versatility certainly helps its standings in Bionic-land. Here’s some tips I’ve found on getting the most out of your Jojoba Oil…

15 Beautiful Use for Jojoba Oil - by the Bionic Beauty blog

  1. Cuticle Oil – rub a drop on your hands and cuticles at least once per day. Option: Add a drop of Tea Tree Oil to your jojoba for a quick, all-natural anti-fungal nail treatment.
  2. Body Lotion – easy enough… just remember that a little goes a long way. You won’t need the dollop size you normally use with a traditional lotion. Jojoba sinks in super quickly and spreads across your skin easily. For even more fun or a special occasion, mix some cosmetic grade shimmer with the oil and apply to your legs, arms and chest.
  3. Face Moisturizer – 1 to 2 drops is perfect for your face. Use after moisturizing. And… it’s PERFECT to apply under mineral makeup. You’ll look radiant and your minerals will perform so much better!
  4. Lip Oil – it’s light, natural and absorbs quickly removing all traces of flakes and the anti-oxidants will help keep aging at bay. Create your own unique lip oil in a small glass jar: add a few drops of your favorite flavoring (check the bakery aisle at your grocery) such as eucalyptus for minty freshness, strawberry or citrus oil for fruity flavor!
  5. Tame Flyaways – When you finish rubbing the jojoba into your nails and cuticles, rub your palms across the top of your hair to tame hair frizz!
  6. Makeup Remover – Mix half water and half jojoba in a small container (your free sample shampoo bottles will work perfectly for this). Shake before use, squeeze a bit onto a cotton pad and use to quickly and gently remove your eye makeup. As a bonus, the jojoba conditions eye lashes!  For an even cheaper alternative, check out my DIY version of makeup remover
  7. Scalp Massage – or scalp treatment. Rub the oil into your scalp before bedtime and wash out in the morning.
  8. Quick Hot Oil Hair Treatment – Rub about 1 teaspoon of warmed oil through your hair when you first get into the shower. Let it sit while you shower. Rinse at the end of your shower, shampoo and condition as usual.
  9. Deep Hot Oil Treatment – Rub 1 tsp to 1 tablespoon of jojoba through your hair. Cover your head with a plastic shower cap or saran wrap. Let sit for 1-2 hours. Shampoo out and condition normally.
  10. Carrier Oil – White jojoba oil has anti-oxidant properties on its own; but it can also be applied overtop your other skin care treatments to ‘carry’ their active ingredients deep into your pores and skin.
  11. Split End Treatment – Add a drop or two of oil on ends of your hair as a split end treatment. Apply before blow drying or heat styling for protection.
  12. Added Moisture – Need more moisture during the winter or in a dry climate? Mix a few drops of jojoba to your normal body or face lotion application.
  13. Quick Hair Condition – Add 2-3 drops to your normal dose of hair conditioner. Mix in the palm of your hand, apply, and leave in while your shower. Rinse and you’ll have moisturized, shiny hair!
  14. Before Sunless Tanner – Apply lightly to elbows, knees, soles of feet, heels and palms to prevent extra sunless tanner from soaking into these porous areas. (Be sure to check out the rest of Bionic’s sunless tanners tips.)
  15. Before Swimming – Run 3-4 drops through your hair before diving in the pool or ocean. The oil will help close your hair cuticle and prevent harmful chemicals from stripping your color, and drying your locks.

Do you use Jojoba? If so, how do you work it into your beauty routine?
Stay beautiful, bionic, and oily,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. If you enjoyed this list of goodies, you’ll love “15 Beautiful Uses for Tea Tree Oil“!


1 Sherry March 25, 2009 at 12:33 am

What a great post! I recently got a sample of emu oil and have been using it as an eye makeup remover. I like it but am having trouble finding more. I’m so glad I have another option now. I can’t use regular eye makeup remover b/c of those dang eye allergies.

2 gahome2mom March 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for this article. I find it very interesting. 🙂

3 hazel March 26, 2009 at 12:57 am

Wow jojoba oil does ALOT, I was waffling about getting a big bottle vs a small bottle, wondering what I’d do with it all. I waffle no longer

4 jennifer bowen March 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

i got a q where can this stuff be picked up at off line?

5 Bionic Beauty March 26, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Sherry, You might actually like Jojoba a bit better… plus it’s vegan (no need to put critter fat on our face if we don’t need to, right?) *and* jojoba is proven to be the closest thing to our natural face oils (i.e. sebum).

Hazel, Start with a small one… it will last you FOREVER! 🙂

Jennifer, You can find Jojoba at your local drugstores or health food stores (like Whole Foods or organic markets). I hope this helps!


6 Revonda July 31, 2009 at 3:34 pm

I cannot believe, after 42 years that I just discovered the amazing benefits…of jojoba oil!! 😉

I just purchased some yesterday at GNC and I can already tell this stuff is amazing!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot take or eat anything w/ iodine in it or I get cystic acne. Very hideous and painful. I didn’t realize that the vitamins I purchased had iodine (kelp) in them and well….you know the rest. So, I researched and as I said, just purchased the jojoba oil and these nasty cysts are literally getting smaller by the minute. lol It’s amazing.
As I sit here and type, my scalp is covered in jojoba oil. Cannot wait to see the results, as I have very fine/thin, soft hair.

I want a lifetime supply!! I’ll shut up now.

Thanks so much for the article!!

7 Bionic Beauty July 31, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Hi Revonda, First off Welcome to Bionic Beauty!! 🙂 I hope to see you around here more often!

Aren’t you glad you discovered the joys of Jojoba oil? My skin is super sensitive like yours, although I have different allergens. But still, it’s SO nice to have a product that’s natural and works for so many uses! I even use it sometimes on my feet before bed for extra moisture in the winter.

If you want some that smells nice for your body & hair, check our Herbaria’s. I keep a bottle of theirs on hand since it’s scented with all natural oils. I use it in my hair to freshen and keep it smelling nice (plus all the standard benefits of Jojoba) and also on my legs after shaving, elbows, arms, etc.

Again, welcome to Bionic Beauty. Please don’t hesitate to email me or comment with any questions or suggestions!
Have a great weekend!
Jami (aka Bionic Beauty)

8 Revonda August 1, 2009 at 1:25 am

Hello Jami,
Thanks so much for the welcome. 😉

Using Jojoba oil on the legs… is a great idea, as I hate it after I shave and it burns… Is there a good product that will rip this hair out forever? lol

BTW, another great benefit of using (discovering) Jojoba oil is that I’ve never been able to use any type of moisturizer on my face b/c it breaks it out. Better late than never. My daughter is only 18, so now, she can have that gorgeous skin forever. : )

Thanks again dear~


9 Bionic Beauty August 1, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Revonda, So glad my article could help! As for leg hair… yeah, I’m waiting for that miracle cure too. There are those laser processes, but ouch to your wallet. Holy cow! Not going in for that anytime soon. 😉

Since I’ve switched to Jojoba, my face has really cleared up. I only get occasional breakouts when I don’t use my face mask every week like I should (I use the Aztec Secret mud- here’s my review, it’s cheap & all natural: http://bionic-beauty.com/aztec-secret-healing-clay-mask/)

Then I use a locally made Jojoba face cleanser lotion, it doesn’t suds, but it pulls all the grime & makeup off my face. It’s basically Jojoba with some other fun ingredients. I can pull those if you’d like. It would probably be pretty easy to whip up a version of your own.

Then I use anti-aging stuff on my eyes, around my lips, or spots that are discolored or need treatment. So that’s my skin care routine!

Have a great weekend!

10 Revonda August 2, 2009 at 1:05 am

Jami, thanks again for being so sweet and helpful.
I don’t believe I’ve tried the Aztec clay (sounds familiar though), but I’ll check into that. I purchase bentonite clay (contains more than 50 natural trace minerals…) @ http://www.morethanalive.com/
It’s the cheapest I’ve found. I won’t go into all the details, but this stuff healed my IBS, Ulcerative Colitis… Again, it has many uses (facial mask, wound healer…). Drinking it is so nasty, but so worth it, as I suffered from the age of 12 until a few mts ago, when I started mixing the clay in room temp bottled water (if I drink this on an empty stomach I get nauseous), but that’s another site, I guess. lol It can also be purchased @ http://www.redmondclay.com.

BTW, I recently purchased ‘A-wash vitamin A gel to foam cleanser ‘by Serious Skin Care (HSN) and I’m adding a little of the jojoba oil to the cleanser. 😉

Hope you have a terrific Sunday.

11 Bionic Beauty August 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

Revonda, That Bentonite Clay powder is pretty much the same as the Aztec Secret clay I use. Mine costs about $8 shipped to me or picked up at the natural food store. I know I can get it online but when I can, I like supporting my local stores.

What do you mix in with your Clay for your masks? I use Apple Cider Vinegar & a bit of honey (for moisture) or just the vinegar if I don’t need the moisture, or I’ll add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to help if I’m having breakouts.

Other fun facts about Bentonite- It’s basically the “dust” that you see in pet stores for chinchillas to bathe in. 🙂 So they must know something with that super soft fur! And it’s sometimes used in pool filters- there are special ones out there for this. (***To anyone reading this- Please please please! Do not go adding clay to your pool filter without reading your manual. I’m not responsible if you jack it all up. 🙂 )

From your mentions of UC and IBS, I really should read up on the health side of the clay. I’ve done all the skin care research on it, but I never knew you could drink it. Hmmm.. can you mix it with juice or does that “ruin” the benefits. Not sure if my body will get clay down; although I used to eat it as a kid. LOL!

Have a great week Revonda!!

12 Revonda August 6, 2009 at 6:18 am

No one in my area sells the bentonite clay, so that’s the reason I order it online. I would much rather purchase it locally, if I could.

I don’t normally add anything other than water to the clay, for my masks. I have used ACV and I do use tea tree oil, also. It’s nearly impossible to get the texture right for the masks & that’s the part I hate about it. 😉

I don’t imagine that juice would ruin the benefits of the clay, but I just add it to room temp bottled water and shake, shake, shake… That’s the only way to get it to dissolve. As I said, I drank it for a few mts, daily (between 4-8 oz daily), but now I hardly ever have to drink it, unless my stomach is extra upset. You can let it settle and just drink the water mixture. They say the benefits are the same, but I just drank all of it. lol I suffered for so many years, hardly being able to leave home, so I would have tried almost anything. None of the Rx’s even touched my problems, so I was determined to find something that would help.

BTW, if I can get the clay down, I imagine anyone could, but then again, I was very sick and desperate. I won’t lie, it is GROSS!!

Have a great day~

13 Bionic Beauty August 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Revonda, You *know* I’m going to have to try it now just to see how it tastes! 🙂 I’m always up for a challenge. LOL!

I’m SO glad that it helped resolve things for you. Maybe it’ll help out my mysterious issues as well. It’s worth a shot, right? Certainly can’t hurt, plus I was reading up and it’s an excellent way to do a detox for your body. I’m sure it could help to “reset” all the meds that I take. We’ll see…

Oh, a friend of mine & I (Robyn on the face mask article on here commented about it) were chatting about the clay. She found it for $3 a pound on this site: http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=2704
So I might order from there next time. That’s super, crazy cheap!

14 Revonda August 6, 2009 at 2:58 pm


I had IBS, UC & Gastroenteritis. Still have the nasty GERD, but I can tolerate that (w/ my prilosec of course). Oh, and I still cannot tolerate any dairy products for some reason. That stinks~
Now that you know my life story……. 😉

It is great for detoxing (you can even put it in your bath…). Lord knows I need to start drinking it every day b/c I’m a smoker (not pot, just cigs-lol). I’m 42 and I recently found out I have stenosis (narrowing of the veins) and the Dr. told me I have to quit smoking. I haven’t quit and don’t know how I will. It’s a terrible addiction, especially for a nervous person. Anyway, be sure you drink it 2 hrs b/f you take any meds or it will absorb the meds. I’m thinking it’s actually 2 hrs b/f and after taking meds, but check into that, k? 😉

I had a book on all the benefits, uses…but I haven’t came across that sucker.

BTW, start out w/ a little and see how things go, b/c it can constipate some people, depending on your issues. I didn’t have that problem. lol

Wow, $3 a lb is crazy cheap, thanks!! For that price we can afford to bathe in it!!! : )

Have a good one!~!~!~! }i{

15 Revonda August 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm


Here’s my conversation w/ wholesalesuppliesplus.com

Please wait for a site operator to respond.
You are now chatting with ‘Kathie’
Kathie: Hi, can I help you?
Revonda: Is the bentonite clay, pure bentonite that can also be consumed? I know bentonite is safe to mix and drink, so I was just wondering.
Kathie: I believe that is all that is in there. BUT, it is a cosmetic grade. I would not consume it
Revonda: Also, do you sell wholesale to the public?
Revonda: Ok, someone recommended it b/c it was so cheap and that’s why I was wondering.
Kathie: I would not order it for consumption
Revonda: Maam, I am not, but do you sell wholesale to the public?
Revonda: I am also a soap maker…
Kathie: Yes we sell to anyone. With no minimum order
Revonda: thank you dear

16 Revonda August 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Oh goodness, you shouldn’t have recommended this site. lol
I’ve spent enough money recently. I haven’t actually made soap for awhile, been into the jewelry…but their prices are tempting. YEP!

17 Bionic Beauty August 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Thanks for doing that research on the Bentonite from WholesaleSupplies. 🙂 Uh oh… look out! She’s on a shopping spree!

Have fun! (I’ve been making cell phone charms using wire wrapping, beading, etc. Such a great hobby!!)

18 Revonda August 6, 2009 at 3:48 pm

LOL I will contain myself for now.

I heart working w/ wire. Don’t know what it is about wire. lol

Would love to see your work sometime.

I’m waiting on my supplies, as my newest project is making glass photo pendants. They are so lovely. 😉

19 MJ October 17, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I’ve been looking for other uses for Jojoba oil besides using it in massage and found this site… some great information! My favorite is Ecologics Jojoba that I buy online. I’ve been using about 4-5 drops of oil blended with tea tree essential oil in the morning for my rosacea and have seen a great difference. The redness has decreased significantly and my skin is incredibly soft. I also use Ecologics Jojoba with lavender essential oil to make a really soothing bath oil (I get them both from http://www.WellspringTrading.com). I add 20 drops of Lavender to 2 oz jojoba, and then blend about 1/2 oz of this mix with some epson salts for a really soothing bath. I get the epson salts in bulk at Costco so this is a really affordable luxury.

Thanks for all the great tips!

20 Bionic Beauty October 18, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Hi MJ, Thank you SO much for those recipes! I sometimes add 1 drop of Jojoba with 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil when I have blemishes. You are right, it does work wonders!

And those Epsom Salts help detox your skin too! 🙂 Thanks again for all your tips and comments- and for being a Bionic Beauty reader.

Have a super week, MJ!

21 inas December 12, 2009 at 11:48 pm

i love these tips .. specially the make up removal one ..

22 kortney February 3, 2010 at 12:46 am

i’ve always wondered.. how do you only use a teaspoon of something on hair ? that only seems to cover a tiny portion of my hair. i have (recently cut) shoulder length, relaxed (straightened), african american hair, and it always seems like i have to use gobs of stuff (conditioner, etc; ) to even coat it. any tips ?

23 Bionic Beauty February 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Hi Kortney, Try using just a bit at a time and working that through a specific section of hair. I use two drops of jojoba on my ends, then put 2 more drops in my palm and work it through the mid-section of hair, and so on. The same thing when I’m applying conditioner in the shower.
Does that help at all? Be sure to write back with any questions. I’m happy to try to help! And welcome to Bionic Beauty!

24 kortney February 3, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Thank you ! I’ll give that method a try..

25 Amber February 26, 2010 at 11:44 am

Jojoba oil is nature’s miracle cure, along with grapeseed oil. Makes skin and hair shiny and glowing. TAkes off makeup. Clears up acne (though some might have more acne for the first couple mths due to the purging of pores jojoba oil does but it will clear up after). It is cheaps and lasts forever. I found the best quality and price of jojoba oil and grapeseed oil at soapgoods.com.

26 Bionic Beauty March 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

Hi Amber, I completely agree about it being a miracle cure! Do you use it straight to remove makeup? I’ve found that I can dilute mine half & half with water and it works just as well, plus it makes the jojoba last longer and hence, is better for my wallet. 🙂 I actually really love organic safflower oil for makeup removing. It’s cheaper and does the job just as well.

Oh and your tip for hair use is great too. I’ve noticed the same benefits when I do the deep conditioning treatments I mentioned above. It’s so easy and the results are incredible!

I also wanted to welcome you to Bionic Beauty. Hopefully I’ll see you around the blog in the future!

27 Amber February 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

OH and for the hair. What I do is before EVERY shampoo ( i wash my long hair every other day) I rub about a good teaspoon or 2 of jojoba oil and even some grapeseed oil in my palms and work it well into ends of hair. Also midsection especially if you have layers because ends are there too. Your hair will look at greasy but that’s ok. Let it sit in there for a good hour or so. Then shampoo and condition as usual. My hair is more manageable, shiny, no frizzies, and looks like I just had my split ends cut off though I haven’t.

28 Marlana June 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I used Jojoba shampoo in the 80s and forgot all about it’s benefits until did some research on it online and found that the oil (or liquid wax, since that is what it is technically) had so many many more uses for the skin and hair, including your own tips! One you might want to add for those that get electrolysis done, is to apply the Jojoba on the area immediately for faster healing and less redness. I usually rub a few drops in my palm and dab the area I get zapped, and what ever is left in my hands goes straight over my knuckles if they feel dry, or on my face if I’m make-up free at the time.

29 Bionic Beauty June 21, 2010 at 1:48 am

Marlana, GREAT tip for the electrolysis aftercare! It makes perfect sense when you mentioned it since Jojoba has such wonderful healing properties. I use it during and after breakouts to help speed up the healing process and prevent scarring.

I really appreciate your tip. And I’m hoping to see you around Bionic Beauty in the future!

30 CHI January 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Another tip: I always use pure almond oil as an eye make-up remover. No rashes and leaves the skin very soft. Since I’m allergic to many substances, this works perfectly for me!

31 Bionic Beauty February 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Great tip CHI, thanks so much for sharing!!

32 andrea francis July 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

In the 70s I sold jojoba shampoo. It was 100% pure. You would first rub it on your wet scalp and hair, then rinse and rub more in and leave it! That is the way the Indians would clean their hair. I have looked for years for that brand, but never found it.Now you can believe this or not, but we had a friend that had started to lose his hair on the sides and front. After he used the shampoo for several months, he started to grow his hair back! You could see the little fuzzies on the top of his head. other customers also had good results of varying degrees, but everyone agreed it works!!

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34 lori July 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I wanted to know I have t zone oil on my face would it work I have 2 1oz but I wanted to know if i can use it under my makeup of estee Lauder would it stay free of oil ..please let me know..:-)

35 rebecca'leigh October 9, 2012 at 4:16 am

hey there i have Psoriasis and i have tried everythink i can think off i heard jojoba is good wht shampoo conductioner skin mosit and other product can i use wif jojoba in it im from new zealand auckland

36 jana January 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm

hi its jana , i have one soap which is made up of olive oil palm oil and jojoba oil etc so kindly tell me that is it good for my acne prone skin or not? plz reply fast one more thing i want to know that if we apply TELCUM powder on face as face powder so is it fine or bad for skin ? Plz plz reply thanku

37 Lovers Knot Rope Company March 30, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Don’t forget the wonderful benefits of using jojoba to oil your ropes in order to prevent fraying.

38 Bionic Beauty March 31, 2013 at 12:30 am

Sure, that’s a great idea… but we don’t focus on ropes too much here at Bionic Beauty. *wink* And welcome to my blog!

39 Arie April 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I use Earth Oils 100% Pure Jojoba found on Amazon for $7.99 (far cheaper than others). Shipping is really cheap also! I am IN LOVE with this product! It cured my acne and dandruff, and my eye lashes have gotten really long as a fun result! I am also growing my hair out and use jojoba as an after shower leave in (at the tips & for flyaways), and as a once a week deep moisturizing hot oil treatment. My boy friend and I use Earth Oils Jojoba for everything! I STRONGLY recommend that EVERYONE try this product!

40 Bionic Beauty April 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hi Arie,
Thank you for the comments and tips; and welcome to Bionic Beauty! I also love using jojoba in my hair as a leave-in after I shower. It really helps down here in humidity-land. 😉 I hope to see you around the website in the future.
All my best,

41 Maly April 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Hi Jami,
Thanks for your sharing the ideas. I must try on this beautiful product jojoba oil as I have never used once before. In my country Cambodia, it’s a bit hard to get the real natural jojoba oil.

42 Bionic Beauty May 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Hi Maly, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! Have you tried ordering the Jojoba from Amazon? I’m not sure if they ship to Cambodia, but I’m sure we can find you some retailer who will ship to you!


43 praky May 1, 2013 at 3:22 am

my face was very bad and oily with white and black heads.if am use both wheatgerm and jojoba oil for better results.plz give suggestions to look beatiful face

44 Bionic Beauty May 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Hi Praky,
Welcome to Bionic Beauty! Could you please post here or email me directly with a few more details on your skin type? I know you mentioned oily with breakouts, but what’s your age, skin tone? Are you oily in all areas? Do you where SPF daily and if so, is it PABA-free, based with zinc, titanium dioxide, etc? All these items can help me direct you to a good regimen. 🙂

Thanks again for visiting my blog. I hope to see you on here in the future!
All my best,

45 Allie June 14, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Thanks for this post! I just got some jojoba oil and was wondering what else I could use it for besides my skin! A little goes a long way so I can use it for all the things you mentioned and still have a bunch left over! Loveee jojoba!

46 Jessica June 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm

This is probably the best article I’ve read about the different ways to use jojoba oil. Something most people don’t know is that jojoba oil is a great way to stop your skin from over-producing oil and causes acne breakouts.
But definitely try this out, if not for acne, then for the tons of other benefits!

47 Ketz June 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Hey Jami,
Thanks for the article… I’m 29 years old guy from the India and I’m facing hair falls these days.. I read your article and thought that I’ve to use it.. But can I use Jojoba oil daily and how ??

48 Rachel July 23, 2013 at 2:29 am

I love Jojoba Oil and use it every night on my face. I get it from http://www.calibabe.com

Hope this helps!!

49 Sonia August 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Can we mix Almond oil and Jojoba oil, and use it as an moisturizer.

50 Bionic Beauty August 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Hi Sonia,
Definitely! Almond and Jojoba make a great mix! The jojoba sinks deep into your skin while the almond oil would moisturize the upper dermal (close to the surface) layers. Just be sure to shake it a few times if you mix the two into a bottle together. Please let me know how it works for you. I’d love to hear your experience.

All my best,

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