3 DIY Jojoba Hacks for Glowing Skin This Winter

3 DIY Jojoba Hacks for Glowing Skin This Winter

As the temperature continues to drop, our skin is left in desperate need of hydration and repair. But fear not! We have the secret to winter skin's worst enemy: Australian Jojoba!

Jojoba isn't your average oil, in fact, Jojoba isn't an oil at all. Jojoba boasts a unique composition of wax esters that closely resemble our natural sebum. This biomimetic quality allows it to seamlessly integrate with our skin's barrier function, offering superior hydration and protection.

But Jojoba's magic extends far beyond simple moisturisation. Let's delve into the world of DIY with three winter-worthy skin hacks featuring this remarkable ingredient:

Jojoba Hack 1: DIY Exfoliating Scrub

Dry, flaky skin? This natural exfoliating scrub is your answer. Brown sugar and coffee grounds are your physical exfoliant, while Jojoba acts as an occlusive, locking in moisture for long-lasting hydration. With 3 simple ingredients, you can create an exfoliating scrub perfect for weekly face and body exfoliation.

  • 1/4 cup of Australian Jojoba
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee (optional, for added exfoliation)

Mix brown sugar, Australian Jojoba and ground coffee. Apply the scrub to damp skin, massaging gently in circular motions. Focus on areas prone to dryness, like elbows, knees and heels.

Jojoba Hack 2: DIY Rejuvenating Hair Mask

Don't neglect your hair health in the cooler months! Revive your hair and add much needed moisture with this simple four ingredient hair mask. Jojoba, rich in fatty acids, mimics the natural oils of your scalp to aid in moisture retention. The avocado will nourish and strengthen hair, the honey will help retain moisture and the apple cider vinegar will clarify the scalp, removing product buildup and promoting a healthy scalp environment.

  • 2 tablespoons Australian Jojoba
  • 1 ripe avocado (mashed)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar ( optional, for clarifying)

Mash the avocado, then add the Jojoba, honey and apple cider vinegar (if using). Mix well to create a creamy mask consistency. 

Apply the mask to damp hair, starting from the mid-lengths and working your way down to the ends. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse the mask thoroughly with warm water. You may need to follow up with a gentle shampoo to remove any residue, especially if your hair is fine. Finish with your regular conditioner and style as usual.

Jojoba Hack 3: Nourishing Cuticle Oil

A nourishing cuticle oil will offer a range of benefits for your nails and the surrounding skin, especially during the drying winter months. The Australian Jojoba will hydrate, soothe and repair skin, while the essential oils will provide aromatherapy and an overall sense of calm.

  • 2 teaspoons Australian Jojoba
  • 3-5 drops of your favourite essential oil (try lavender for calming, lemon to uplift, jasmine for stress-relief)

Combine 2 teaspoons of Australian Jojoba with 3-5 drops of your favourite essential oil. Apply to your cuticles and hands daily, or as needed, especially after washing your hands or showering.

With these DIY recipes featuring Australian Jojoba as the star ingredient, you can embrace winter's chill with confidence. The best thing about Jojoba is that it is incredibly versatile, so feel free to experiment and personalise your DIY recipes with the ingredients or essential oils you like.