Jojoba, the slow growing plant of the desert



Jojoba oil is extracted from the seed of Simmondsia chinensis, a slow growing plant originated in the Southwestern North America (Arizona and California). Jojoba trees grow in the desert climates where most of the living things fail to survive. This three meter plant is very difficult to cultivate and the extract is mainly used for small-scale applications. Native Americans were the first to use Jojoba for their skin and hair. People from the Sonoran Desert used it to treat their burns and rehydrate their skin and hair. Jojoba oil works perfectly as a carrier oil mixed with other powder or essential oils, but it can be used in its raw form as well.

Jojoba tree

Jojoba tree


Rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E and C, essential metals such as zinc and copper and vitamin B, the plant has developed various healing properties for the skin and hair and is a must have for any beauty routine.

  • Jojoba oil serves as a strong antibacterial and antioxidant.

  • The oil contains vitamin E, which helps your skin fight stress and protects it from exposure to pollution and other toxins.

  • It is a great ally against acne. The strong hydrating power of this oil signals your skin that no additional sebum production is needed.

  • Vitamins E, C and E along with copper and zinc is the perfect recipe to moisturise and nourish your hair in depth. Thanks to this composition, Jojoba oil prevents dryness and prevents hair loss.


Face: Rub a few drops of oil between your palms and then apply on your face after water-based treatment ideally. You may use it as an anti-aging serum and make it part of your nighttime routine. 

Skin: Apply on normal or dry skin skin as your daily moisturiser.

Lips: Apply a few drops of jojoba oil on cracked lips before going to bed.

Make-up remover: Pour a few drops of oil on a cotton pad to remove your make-up naturally. You may use it around your eye area as well.

Hair: At ROWSE, we recommend applying to your hair from top to bottom, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse your hair thoroughly. You can also massage a few drops directly into your scalp for a hydration boost.

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