Argan oil and jojoba oil are two of the most popular DIY beauty products in the world today. Are these two oils simply the same thing in different “packages” or do they complement each other? Can you, and should you, be using both at the same time?
Argan oil can be used on both your skin and your hair. Pure argan oil is expensive, but it is completely free from dyes, preservatives and fragrances and this means that it gets straight to work – nourishing and hydrating your skin and your hair.
Moroccan women use it extensively to keep themselves looking and feeling good and to stop their hair from drying out in the Moroccan skin. The oil is full of anti-oxidants as well as essential fatty acids and vitamins and minerals. You can enjoy all of these benefits without having to worry about exposing yourself to Parabens and other artificial substances. Argan oil can be used as a face mask, a moisturizer, a conditioner, lip gloss, lip scrub, or a hair treatment. It is very versatile, and can be used neat or added to other natural beauty treatments to make them more potent.
A Look at Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is an oil (or, more correctly, a wax ester) that comes from the seeds of the jojoba tree. This wax ester is incredibly similar to the sebum that is naturally produced by our skin.
This similarity is important because it means that when you apply the oil to your skin it tricks the body into producing less oil. This can be very beneficial for people who are acne-prone or otherwise have greasy skin.
Jojoba oil is a natural, non-comedogenic oil that works well as a moisturizer. It is readily absorbed by the skin and it is rich in nutrients. One particularly noteworthy benefit of it is that it is incredibly stable.
Unlike a lot of other oils which go off quite quickly, jojoba oil retains its antioxidant properties for a relatively long time after it is opened. This means that you can buy a bottle and make it last for a fair while.
You need only apply a few drops of jojoba oil to your skin to get the benefits. In fact, applying more than a couple of drops will lead to your skin becoming quite shiny.If you feel that you need to apply a lot of the oil, it is best to wait until late at night. Just like argan oil, jojoba oil can be used to moisturize your skin, condition your hair, and soothe cracked lip. It can also be used as a makeup remover and a massage oil.
Can You Mix Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil?
Argan oil and jojoba oil perform similar jobs, but some people have a clear preference for one or the other – either because of the relative price where they live, the texture, the smell, or just the way that their skin or hair type responds to the oil.
Some people like to make their own skin and hair-care products or to mix and match different products for different uses – perhaps using jojoba oil as a makeup remover, but using the slightly less heavy argan oil as a day-to-day moisturizer. It is perfectly OK to do this because the two oils will not interact with each other in any harmful way.
You can, if you wish, mix argan oil and jojoba oil to produce a custom hair care product without ill effect. In fact, many people have had good results by mixing argan oil and jojoba oil. This blend of oils seems to work particularly well as a hair treatment, being readily absorbed by the roots and producing a nice shine and a non-greasy appearance, as well as rinsing off the hair, skin and hands quite easily.
You can also mix argan oil or jojoba oil with other natural oils such as coconut oil, producing a leave-in conditioner that helps to thicken fine hair while producing a nice glossy sheen. If you do decide to mix natural oils together, do bear in mind that not all oils last as long as jojoba oil.
Once oils are exposed to oxygen they may start to become rancid. In general it is a good idea to mix up only the amount of oil you need for one or two applications of a product. Store the oils in a sealed container and keep them out of direct sunlight. This will help to ensure that they stay fresh for as long as possible, minimizing theamount of waste.