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The jojoba plant (Simmondsia Chinensis) is woody evergreen shrub, native to southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Dull in appearance, non-descript, the plant produces a brown seed or bean known as Jojoba. Until the 1970’s it was a plant nobody saw a use for. Jojoba’s qualities lie not in what it looks like but in its composition.

Truly unique, it is the only plant in the world that stores energy in its seed as a wax. All other plants such as Almond, Sunflower, Olive, Rosehip, Argan etc store energy in their seed as a vegetable oil. Whilst pure jojoba might look like most other yellow plant oils, that’s where the similarities stop.

Jojoba is not an oil but a natural organic liquid wax ester. Thus, the chemical structure of jojoba oil is totally different from all other plant and vegetable oils. Why stress this difference? Our skin produces a natural light body oil known as Sebum. It too is a natural occurring wax ester, not an oil. Sebum sits on the upper layers of the skin, acting as a barrier providing softness, hydration and protective moisture.

Jojoba’s strength is this. Pure Jojoba Oil is known and proven to be the closest match in all of nature to our own body’s natural skin oil. Nothing else comes near it. As a wax ester, it is non -greasy, non-oily, a natural skin moisturiser that ‘takes’ to the skin very quickly leaving it silk smooth, perfectly moisturised.

Jojoba oil is a complete moisturiser hidden in just one single ingredient. Pure Red Ridge Jojoba Oil is ‘Life for your Skin’.

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Jojoba

An Australian Story

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Planting

  • A specialty crop with only a few growers Australia wide.
  • Planted in rows, enjoys sandy soil.
  • Loves the heat.
  • Irrigated, requires water but is a survivor that will flourish with very little ground moisture.

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Growing

  • Slow growing. Low in maintenance.
  • Nothing attacks it, no insects eat it.
  • Produces peanut sized seeds able to be harvested year 5.
  • Has a life span of 40 years.

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Pollination

August – September

  • Plants are either male or female.
  • Pollinated by the wind.
  • Small flowers appear on female plant.
  • Seed forms inside an outer shell.

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Seed Drop

October- January

  • Seed dries naturally on the plant.
  • Outer shell opens.
  • Seed drop occurs.
  • Inner jojoba seed starts falling to the ground.

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Harvest

February – April

  • The hard work is done. Now to reap the benefits.
  • The crop is mechanically harvested from the ground.
  • Seed is sent to seed cleaners removing dirt, stick and leaf.

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The Good Bit

May – July

  • Cold pressed extraction commences.
  • 52% of the seed produces a light golden liquid known as jojoba oil.
  • The Result? Joy, happiness and sweet rest.