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Naturally we try to find as many uses for jojoba as possible. Since jojoba is a natural product, it’s ecologically friendly if we can use it for in place of chemicals for various applications. Now that we are in the height of winter we wanted to share a use that we have found to be quite useful. Using jojoba to wax snow shovels!
using jojoba to wax a show shovel
(this shovel has not had an application of jojoba, you can see the snow is sticking to the blade)

Yes - you heard us right - we use jojoba on our snow shovels to keep the snow from sticking!!! Since jojoba is technically a wax ester and not an oil, it will help maintain a very nice slick surface on snow shovels.

Here are a few tips for waxing your snow shovel:
Make sure snow shovel is room temperature. Since jojoba solidifies at temps below 50 degrees, it will solidify like a wax and you won’t be able to apply it easily to a cold shovel.

Pour a teaspoon or so of jojoba onto the shovel and rub in with your fingers. Alternately, you could use a paper towel, but why waste the jojoba, you might as well condition your hands while you condition your shovel. When you’re finished, rub any remaining jojoba into your hands.

Now you’re ready to start shoveling without the hassle of snow sticking to your shovel. Once you try this method you’ll be hooked. Happy shoveling!

Let us know if you have success using jojoba to wax and condition any other item you use in snow or water.

Jojoba will solidify or go cloudy at lower temperatures

We have been getting a few calls from worried customers about cloudy or solidified jojoba. This is perfectly normal and there is no reason for concern. As the temperature drops jojoba will become cloudy or become solid. Hardening at lower temperatures is a normal process that occurs with most waxes and fats. Typically, jojoba will start to get cloudy or solidify at around 50 degrees fahrenheit. During winter more customers will experience this natural process. If you look at the image on the left, you will notice that one of the bottles of jojoba is clear and the other is cloudy. The bottle on the left was exposed to cold temperatures. After an hour or so at room temperature it looked just like the bottle on the right.

If your jojoba arrives cloudy or solid, allow it to reliquify at room temperature. The time required for this to happen will depend on the ambient room temperature and how cold the jojoba is. Please do not attempt to reliquify jojoba in boiling water or by placing it in the microwave.

Solidification does not affect jojoba's quality, however it may effect a separation of the phospholipids, a white wispy substance that can settle to the bottom of the container. Phospholipids are good for the skin. Shake the container well to reintegrate them.

Have you noticed your jojoba becoming cloudy or solid at low temperatures?

We've been working on getting our blog up and running for a few months now, gathering ideas, taking photos, writing articles....

Using Jojoba in Recipes

We are developing recipes for skin care products using jojoba, collecting various ideas for using jojoba, beneficial properties and qualities, how jojoba is processed, and much more. Let us know what you would like to see and read about here.

Are there any topics you would like to know more about: aromatherapy? natural skin product recipes? benefits of jojoba?

Notice any changes? We sure hope so.

First of all welcome to our new website. It has been a long and complicated process that has taken over 9 months. What started out as a need to provide our customers with a better online experience morphed into a decision to scrap our old site completely and start over.

It is truly remarkable that although we only sell one product, first-press Pesticide-Free and Organic HobaCare Jojoba, our site and the inner workings of it can be so complicated. We ship HobaCare Jojoba all over the world. Sometimes one 4oz bottle. Other times pallets of boxes full of gallons. In both cases the website has to be able to handle the order, the calculation of shipping, and the interaction with the customer. Because of this we feel like we need a customized solution.

But this is only the beginning. We are going to be constantly working to improve the site and its functionality for you, our wonderful customers. So take a look around. There is a lot to see. And please excuse the dust.

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I did a lot of research on what to use on my skin and then where to get it. I know I made the right choice.

Jackie

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I have had the pleasure of working with your excellent Jojoba for 11 years as a massage therapist and also for personal use. I have occasionally tried other highly regarded massage oils and lotions over the years but always come back to your product. It is simply the best!

Janet Walker

The Jojoba esters is an excellent bodywork tool (multiple treatment modalities) as well as at home for my skin. I've even used it to mix with essential oils and given it as a gift.

Jonna Climie

I love this product. My esthetician had been using it on my skin for years. Trusting her knowledge of skincare and product-lines for the last 20+years, I decided to wean myself from traditional body moisturizers in 2018, and transition to jojoba oil for my basic skin care moisturization.

GH

I also feel good that by using your product I'm doing everything I can to protect the new mother and delicate new life in my care - no chemicals, preservatives, or pesticides here, thank you very much.

Sara Garvin, LMT

After few days of using it, I must admit that the product has proved itself beyond my expectations! My 4 year old son was suffering from a red bottom due to frequent wetting. Since I've used the Jojoba, his skin is bright, clean, and with no signs of red. I'm very grateful to you.

Orit Vainer

Every one of your claims are true - the lack of staining and smell, the affinity with the skin, and my clients love that they don't get up from the table feeling like greased pigs (my words). Of course, as a massage therapist, none of that would matter if the grip and glide weren't perfect... and they are.

Sara Garvin, LMT

I just want to let you know how much I love your Jojoba. I have been using it for about 10 years now, after seeing it at a massage convention. One year I decided to go cheaper and found my sheets smelling rancid and after throwing them out decided I'd never do that again.

Katie Dickinson

I want you to know I appreciate your wonderful customer service. There is never a delay in the shipment of my order and I very much appreciate it.

Shirley

I love how it absorbs into the skin and leaves it silky smooth, what a fantastic carrier it is for essential oils, that it doesn't go rancid, so my sheets remain sweet-smelling and that the (jojoba) is so stable with an incredible shelf-life. What's not to love?

Annie/Arianna Mitchell, LMP