Hey y’all! Today, I finally want to share a review on a product that I have been using for about the last 6 months-1 year. I have a thing for purchasing oils on Amazon that could be good for both my hair and skin. I have been reading many articles about jojoba oil, and I figured that it would be an interesting oil to add to my hair oil collection. When I wear protective styles, my scalp tends to get very dry and keeping it moisturized can be hard. I have been reading that jojoba oil is very similar to our scalp’s natural sebum. With a dry scalp, I don’t have a lot of sebum, so I have to add to the little I do have. After a while of researching, I finally broke down and purchased Leven Rose 100% Pure Organic Jojoba Oil from their Amazon store. I think I’m finally ready to review this product for you all. Let’s get into it.
First thing, I want to share with you some info about the product from the company’s Amazon page:
- 100% Pure Organic, Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil, MADE IN THE USA, leaving all of the important essential elements in the oil. Absorbs into the skin with no additives or parabens and non-GMO for maximum antioxidant anti-inflammation benefits.
- GREAT FOR HAIR, SKIN, NAILS & MORE. Leaves skin and nails naturally smooth, silky, healthy, shimmering, radiant and young, as nature made them, while repairing and nourishes dry, frizzy, and brittle hair with wonderful natural vitamins. Fragrance free and Kosher friendly. Miracle Jojoba Oil has a comedogenic rating of 2 for sensitive skin solutions, acne serum, makeup removers, regular showers solution, pore cleansers, and anti aging solutions from the fatty acids for increased radiance.
- NOTHING ADDED OR TAKEN AWAY. Dark amber bottle with glass dropper extends shelf life as oils are light sensitive & must be stored in dark amber bottles to protect organics from oxidation
- ALL NATURAL AND ORGANIC – Pure processing results in leaving the essences of Golden Jojoba Oil in its natural state, making it easy for your skin and hair to absorb and nourish.
- MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – Leven Rose is a popular leader in the supply of beauty, beard care, skincare skinology and hair, with oils that are multi-purpose, unscented, quality products, full of nutrients for the needs of personal care, gifts, fine recipes, and more.
The product I purchased came in a nice amber bottle, with a dropper as stated above. Leven Rose offers their jojoba oil in 4 oz bottles, and if I am not mistaken, this is the largest size that they offer it in. I purchased my bottle for $13.97, but if you join Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program to receive this product regularly throughout the year (3 months seems to be the standard time for Leven Rose), you will be charged $13.27 for your product. Personally, I could put this on my Subscribe & Save list at this point, but I haven’t yet. If you try it out and like it, save those few coins, boo! Don’t be silly like me and pay $13.97 when you don’t have to.
I tend to use this oil a few different ways. I am a big believer in purchasing multi-use products to really test out how well they work for multiple jobs. Here are a few ways that I like to use my jojoba oil:
- Alone, on my scalp, face, and body
- Mixed with other oils for my hair, scalp, and body
- Makeup softener (to wash off makeup easier)
- Liquid lipstick remover (because most come off better with an oil)
- Lip moisturizer
So, I bet you’re wondering how this product works on my hair and scalp? Let me tell you something. My hair and scalp LOVES this product. I love the convenience of the dropper applicator, especially when my hair is braided. I do not have the time to try to pour oil into my hands and apply it to my scalp. Not only is that messy, but I never know what to do with the left over product in my hands. The dropper makes it so that I can control how much product I put all over my head, with no product left over to try to rub into my skin. The dropper is also very convenient for when I ask my fiance to apply it to my scalp and give me a scalp massage. Like me, he doesn’t like oil all over his hand (though it’s a great skin softener), so this takes the complaining away for both of us.
I find myself mixing this jojoba oil with other oils as well. Recently, before installing my current protective style, I used the jojoba oil mixed with emu oil (also from Leven Rose) & castor oil on my hair before blow drying. When I tell you my hair was so soft and shiny. I almost didn’t want to braid and cover it up…almost. I have some of that concoction left, so I will be applying that to my edges and scalp every other night to keep my scalp healthy and my hair soft while in my protective style. I enjoy using oils that will absorb into both my hair and scalp without excess buildup, or leaving my scalp itchy and irritated. I find that if I use an oil mixture with this jojoba oil, or use the product alone, that my scalp doesn’t have that tight feeling that protective styling can leave (especially on day one), and that my scalp doesn’t itch excessively. This is a plus for me, as an itchy, tight scalp can ruin a style for me and will have me taking out my protective style as quick as I installed it.
I also use the jojoba oil on my face, right after washing my face. I have dry skin that can get very flaky and just disgusting. I typically use a foaming cleanser when my face is especially disgusting, but, paired with warm water, the cleanser dries my face out more than I would like it to. Like my scalp, I don’t produce tons of sebum on my face, so I have to supplement my tight feeling skin with sebum-like oil. After completely washing off my cleanser with warm water and a towel, I will use a few drops of jojoba oil and rub it all over my damp face, which makes my face feel better. I may even use a tiny amount all over my face before putting on my makeup. I like using the jojoba oil as a base for my heavier moisturizer, to prepare my skin for the layering I do to keep it hydrated. When I have a bare face day (which is most days for me) I like to apply jojoba oil to my face after I’ve sprayed a moisturizing mist to my skin.
This jojoba oil is one of my favorites to use to remove my makeup. It’s not everyday that I wear a full face of makeup, but when I do, I do whatever I can to only wash my face one thorough time to remove all the product. Because my cleanser is a foaming one and not a milk cleanser, I hate to use it around my eyes. So, in order to remove my mascara, eye shadow, and everything else, I use about a quarter sized amount of jojoba oil all over my face, adding more oil if need be. I massage the oil in for a while, or until I can see my makeup separating from my skin. I rinse off the top layer of product and oil before I use my spin brush to remove the rest of the makeup from my skin. Adding the jojoba oil before cleansing seems to help my face not feel so stripped while I’m cleaning my face. It’s weird, but I don’t question it.
Above, I mentioned how I use this oil to not only remove my liquid lipsticks, but to moisturize my lips. Here’s how I use it to moisturize my lips. I take a very, very small amount on my finger, and after exfoliating my lips, I apply the jojoba oil. The oil is only meant to make my lips feel better right after exfoliating (I have dry lips, so exfoliating can hurt), and to prep my lips for either my Bite Beauty Agave Lip Treatment or good old Vaseline. I don’t use the jojoba oil before applying liquid lipsticks though, as I feel like it would not only mess with the formula, but will be a waste of time if the lipstick keeps sliding around my lips. Not cute.
Now that I have shared with you all everything that I use this jojoba oil for, the price, the claims by the company, and everything in between, I’m sure you’re wondering if I would recommend this product. The answer is yes, for two reasons. One, the product is just a good product to me. I’m sure you can find bigger sizes of jojoba oil elsewhere, and that’s fine, but for someone who doesn’t use a lot of jojoba oil at one time, this is a good option. According to the bottle, this oil has a 3 year self life from the purchase date. Do you know how long you can stretch jojoba oil for, especially if you’re only using a little bit at a time? $13.97 (or $13.27) for a product that lasts 3 years is a good deal to me. Secondly, their customer service is pretty amazing. I love that Courtney, the owner of Leven Rose will send an email to make sure you have received your product. She also sends emails whenever the company has a sale, which is beneficial if you’re a savvy shopper and like to get more bang for your buck. Customer service wise, I have not had a problem with Leven Rose. Customer service is very important to me, so when a business has great customer service, they get a plus from me.
Well, there’s my review. This post was a long time coming, and I’m finally glad to have this out of my drafts. My drafts folder is the bane of my existence. Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this review. For your convenience, I have left the direct link to the jojoba oil I use above; click on the bold Leven Rose name. If you all have any questions for me (any company questions will have to go to the company), please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them for you. I hope this post finds you all in happiness, good health, and loving life. I will talk to you all again soon!