Thursday

gentle on the earth, skin, wallet: jojoba oil as natural facial moisturizer

i started using jojoba oil as a facial moisturizer a few months ago, and i love it. i love that it is a single ingredient, all-natural, plant-derived oil and contains no harsh or toxic chemicals, preservatives, petroleum, or un-pronouncables. i love that it isn't greasy--really! the key is to use a modest amount; just two drops absorb completely and keep my skin soft without shine. i have blemish-prone skin, and while using oil may seem counter-intuitive, it has not caused breakouts at all. if anything, my skin is clearer since making the switch.

jojoba oil is a good buy since a little goes such a long way. i bought mine online for $9.99 but since noticed trader joes carries it for $6.99. these prices are comparable to the drugstore moisturizer i used for years, but since i use a drop at a time, my four ounce bottle will last much longer. jojoba oil is so gentle i use it on my baby's sensitive skin and as an eye makeup remover without worrying about it burning my eyes. it is also supposed to be good for a dry scalp and any dry skin--a bonus during this season of skin-drying indoor heat.

this post is part of thrifty green thursday over at green baby guide. you can find more tips there:)

4 comments:

avtcoach said...

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Rebecca said...

I have some jojoba oil around here somewhere, so I am going to try this! I bought it to make some bath supplies and then didn't know what to do with the leftovers. Thanks for that tip1

Joy said...

Thanks so much for the tip! Many of our readers have been trying to find natural alternatives to lotion and so far I've only heard that cocoa butter works. It's nice to know that there's another option! We're so glad you joined us this week for Thrifty Green Thursday!

avtcoach said...

Back to read this post. I have eczema and maybe this would be a good solution. I have tried many things but not this. Price is right too! Thanks!

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