Jojoba Spiritual Meaning and Magic

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The Magic of Jojoba

Jojoba is rich in vitamin E and can be made into a high-antioxidant paste used to treat burns. Jojoba oil is bright golden and is a popularly used carrier oil for the making of essential oils. It has a very long shelf life.

Jojoba Skin Benefits

Jojoba seeds create a wax that is very similar to the composition of natural skin oil. The seed’s oil has a high level of ceramides and, when applied to the skin, can help the skin retain moisture.

Jojoba Oil for Acne

Jojoba Oil is a very effective acne treatment, as it is absorbed deeply into the skin and protects it from harsh climate conditions. The oil can slow the aging process and promote hair growth.

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How Native Americans Used Jojoba

Native Americans would suck on Jojoba seeds to soften them and then use a mortar and pestle to turn them into a salve. This salve was used to heal skin conditions, condition hair, and preserve animal hides.

Jojoba As An Appetite Suppressant

Pregnant Native American women ate Jojoba seeds to help with childbirth. The seeds also contain simmondsins, an appetite suppressant, which explains why Native Americans used them to suppress hunger.

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