I bought my current bottle of DE Organic Jojoba Oil about 5 years ago. The reason why it has lasted me this long is because I stopped using it shortly after I bought it. Why? I pretty much fell off the “natural lifestyle” wagon not long after I originally hopped on, as I mentioned in my previous post about how my journey started.
In case you’re wondering, jojoba oil has a really long shelf life. According to the book “Making Natural Beauty Products” by Sally Trew, jojoba oil has an infinite shelf life. The book also states that it can be added to short-life oils to extend their shelf life. However, DE’s website states:
“The shelf life our Jojoba Oil is 3 years. Storing it in the refrigerator can extend its shelf life by as much as 1 year.”
So I don’t really know which one is accurate. I can say ,though, that my jojoba oil still smells fine and I didn’t even refrigerate it.
Now, onto the review!
This is what DE’s website states the product will do:
- Moisturizes skin without leaving any oily residue
- Effectively cleanses clogged pores
- Helps prevent flakiness when massaged on scalp
I mainly use jojoba oil to remove my eye makeup. This is actually one of the first natural items that I incorporated into my skincare. I ran out of my Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover one day, so I decided to just use jojoba oil instead since I had it lying around. I was so surprised by how well it worked! It easily took all my eye makeup off. I don’t wear waterproof mascara much anymore, so I can’t attest to whether or not it works as well for that.
I haven’t used this as an oil facial cleanser or skin moisturizer because jojoba oil is slightly comedogenic. I’ve heard people use this for the oil cleansing method, but I’m still too nervous to try that myself.
Although I haven’t used this to massage my scalp, I have used some of it on the ends of my hair as a moisturizing conditioner. It works well, but I try not to put too much or else it’ll make my hair look kind of greasy.
DE has two versions of their jojoba oil. One is the “pure jojoba oil” and the other one is the “organic jojoba oil.” Since there’s not much of a price difference between the pure and organic versions on Amazon, I would definitely suggest going for the organic one. The organic one is processed through stricter guidelines to meet the USDA requirements.
All in all, this is a great product! I don’t remember how much I bought mine for, but you can get the organic version for $9.68 on Amazon. I would definitely recommend using any brand of jojoba oil, but the Desert Essence one is pretty good. It’s kind of pricey for an oil, but jojoba oil is very versatile and is a good carrier oil! Definitely worth it. 🙂
If you’re interested in other uses for jojoba oil, check out this article!