How To Make Jojoba Oil At Home

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Make Jojoba Oil At Home

Although jojoba oil is usually expensive, the advantage of making it at home naturally saves costs and you can benefit from the many properties of this plant, one of which is its action filling in wrinkles and smoothing dry skin. Furthermore, making it means you avoid using chemicals during the extraction process, and the quality of the oil is not altered. To make it you only need a seed press, a glass container and jojoba seeds, elements we use on OneHowTo to show you how to make jojoba oil at home.

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Steps to follow:

First, the main thing you need to do in order to make jojoba oil at home is to get the jojoba seeds. Although these can be difficult to find, try garden centers or buy them online. Once you get them, dry the seeds for a week or two, and keep in mind that it can take a couple of weeks until they are ready to be extracted. Furthermore, jojoba seeds contain 54% wax, so they have high oil and moisture levels so for extraction it should be about 10%.

How To Make Jojoba Oil At Home - Step 1

Once these have dried sufficiently, this indicates that they are ready for extraction, so it's time to press the seeds for their oil. To do this, put them in a seed press, which will get the oil and jojoba wax. But for jojoba oil to be fully pure, you have to separate the wax, which can be distinguished because it looks like a clear oil.

Regarding the properties of jojoba, it contains a high amount of protein and also contains a substance called simmondsin, which was once considered toxic but has recently been discovered that only reduces appetite. However, for jojoba oil it is preferable to remove all traces of seeds.


When you extract the jojoba oil, pour it inside a container or glass, then cover it tightly with a cap, and put it in a dry, cool, cupboard or dark cabinet. Remember that the jojoba does not go bad, as can happen to other cosmetics that expire, so you can keep all of it safely for a long period of time.

How To Make Jojoba Oil At Home - Step 3

Regarding its use, jojoba oil can be used to moisturize or even be applied as natural eye remover makeup. It is also appreciated by people with oily skin, as it does not clog pores or cause acne. Also, adding a few drops of jojoba oil to other home oils will keep them in good condition much longer.

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