An evergreen dioecious shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having opposite, leathery leaves and seeds that yield an oil used in cosmetics and as a lubricant.
An evergreen desert shrub (Simmondsia californica) of the box family, found in Mexico and the SW U.S., with a seed (jojoba bean) containing an odorless, colorless liquid wax (jojoba oil) used in cosmetics, lubricants, etc.
A shrub native to the southwestern United States and to Mexico; the only plant known to store liquid wax in its seed, Simmondsia chinensis.
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Origin of jojoba
American Spanish of Uto-Aztecan origin O'odham hohowai
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Jojoba Sentence Examples
You can also use heated castor oil or jojoba oil if you prefer a more natural option.
Ingredients include organic calendula blossom tea and petals, organic olive, coconut, palm, avocado and jojoba oil, raw silk protein, and essential oil.
Discover SMOOTHING CONDITIONER, an after-shampoo treatment with 100% vegetal liposomes, rich in nourishing and hydrating Jojoba oil.
The cream brings the benefits of vitamin A and jojoba oil, which is the closest oil to our own natural sebum.
Some websites will recommend mineral oil because it is easy to find and inexpensive, but lighter oils such as apricot oil or jojoba oil are actually better for your infant's skin.