HobaCare for Personal Care

How to Apply

Our mantra is "less is better". We strongly encourage you to use our product a drop at a time until you're fully familiar with the way it works on your skin. In order to understand the significance of "less is better" place a small drop of HobaCare Jojoba or Jojoba Baby on the back of your hand. Massage it in vigorously. Notice that the jojoba spreads easily and absorbs readily. You want the product to absorb because that's how it works best—by softening and conditioning the skin.

Condition Skin

HobaCare Jojoba's conditioning effects are well known and widely recognized. Manufacturers use it in numerous up-scale personal care products as an ingredient. Pure Jojoba is gentle enough for newborn babies. It soothes, and it restores elasticity to any dry skin area while conditioning and softening the skin.

Toxicological test data from human and animal studies using jojoba, as well as cosmetic formulations containing jojoba, support the conclusion that jojoba is considered safe (Journal of the American College of Toxicology, Volume 11, Number 1, 1992). In the USA, after more than 40 years of public use of cosmetics containing jojoba, there is no evidence of incompatibility with the skin.

For daily conditioning, apply HobaCare all over the body immediately after bathing. Apply it after toweling off, while the skin is still damp, but not wet. Massage the product vigorously into the skin to ensure absorption. Allow the ambient air to dry the skin after application. Apply HobaCare from time to time during the day, especially on elbows, knees, calves, feet or other areas prone to dryness. HobaCare Jojoba soothes and conditions sun- or wind-burned skin.

HobaCare Jojoba has an SPF of only 2 to 4. We do not recommend it for use as a sun screen alternative. Those with darkened or dark skin may wish, however, to use it before applying sunscreen to maintain the skin while in the sun. We recommend applying HobaCare after sun exposure to soothe and maintain the skin. Add a few drops of lavender, carnation, or lemon essential oils and the mixture will fend off pesky insects.

If you love your moisturizing cream and wish to use it, then apply it first, and follow with HobaCare Jojoba.

If you wish to try some combination of HobaCare Jojoba and essential oils on your skin to address specific needs, please consult our section on Aromatherapy.

Psoriasis Relief

HobaCare Jojoba does not cure psoriasis. It does provide soothing relief. Moisten the skin and gently massage HobaCare in.

Condition Scalp and Hair

HobaCare conditions hair and scalp, prevents dryness, and restores manageability. HobaCare and Jojoba Baby relieve babies' cradle cap. Our jojoba is far more congenial to the hair and scalp than olive or other vegetable and mineral oils. You will often find Jojoba listed on shampoo and conditioner labels as an ingredient.

Manufacturers include jojoba in their formulations because it is safe, stable, and mixes well with other ingredients. It gives their products a silky feeling and is known to be good for the skin. However, such formulations do not include sufficient amounts of jojoba to make a difference to the consumer. Symbolic uses of jojoba as an ingredient belie the logic of using it. Consumers want jojoba to penetrate the hair follicle and scalp. Penetration won't effectively occur if the consumer is washing hair with it. Penetration is best achieved by applying jojoba directly to the scalp and hair prior to shampooing.

Each of us has unique hair and scalp conditions. Formulated products do not address our individual needs. Use of HobaCare Jojoba eliminates the generalizations of formulated products. You use as much as you need for as long as you need it. You are the formula.

We suggest the following routines using HobaCare Jojoba for scalp and hair:

  • Massage HobaCare into damp scalp and hair, letting it penetrate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. Or, massage it into damp hair prior to your workout. After your workout, shampoo. The feel of your hair will tell you whether you wish to lather up once or twice.
  • Warm HobaCare to body temperature. Massage it into damp hair and scalp, towel-wrap hair and scalp, maintaining warmth and permitting HobaCare Jojoba to penetrate prior to shampooing.
  • If you have very thick hair, apply HobaCare after shampooing and toweling dry. Leave it in.
  • During the day, thoroughly rub a drop of two of HobaCare into your hands and then pass your hands through your hair and scalp.

Remember: use reasonable amounts of the product. If you use too much, simply shampoo again. You will quickly discover the combination of amount and saturation time best for you.

To deal with specific hair issues, such as oily hair, dandruff, or bleached or permed hair, please refer to the recipes in the Aromatherapy section of this web site.

Chapped and Cracking Hands

Doctors, dentists, nurses, musicians, carpenters, gardeners -- all of them regard HobaCare as a superior skin conditioner, which restores suppleness and prevents dryness.

Give your hands a HobaCare bath at night, just before sleeping. Place a generous amount of HobaCare in a palm and then "wash" your hands with the product, massaging it into the backs of the hands, between the fingers, and into the cuticles. Continue massaging until all of the HobaCare has been absorbed. Put on a pair of cotton gloves and leave them on all night. Repeat the treatment from time to time during the day. Add natural Vitamin E or a healing essential oil, such as lavender, to HobaCare prior to application.

Massage and HobaCare Jojoba

Experienced massage therapists prefer HobaCare Jojoba. Please refer to the section for professional massage therapists to obtain information about HobaCare and Massage.

Aromatherapy and HobaCare

HobaCare Jojoba is a "fixative". While it has a mild, nutty scent of its own, it is totally vulnerable to the scent of its immediate environment. After HobaCare has been in your skin for a minute or two, you will not perceive HobaCare's scent, only your own. This characteristic makes HobaCare an ideal carrier or base for essential oils and perfumes. Adding essential oils to HobaCare enriches one's experience with the product, whether it is used to condition skin, scalp and hair, or for massage or any of the other applications described on this website.

We recommend that you mix your own essential oils with a base or carrier of your choice, as opposed to purchasing pre-mixed products. By mixing your own essential oils with HobaCare Jojoba, you will know exactly what you have added to your base and in what strength.

To obtain reliable sources of essential oils, please consult the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy: www.NAHA.org.

If you are not familiar with Aromatherapy, you may wish to consult our Bibliography. Or, you may wish to refer to our Aromatherapy section for more information.


Manicurists routinely use HobaCare Jojoba to condition and soften cuticles and to polish finger nails.

One may "soak" one's finger tips in HobaCare Jojoba, a highly indulgent practice, or one may apply HobaCare to the cuticles using a cotton swab. After application, massage the product into the cuticles. For nails, after applying HobaCare buff the nails . (Of course, you can do the same with toenails!) Alternatively, try our aromatherapy nail treatment.

Shaving Face and Legs

Major multi-national companies look fairly ridiculous competing head-to-head to see which of them can squeeze the most blades onto a razor head. In addition to the "Mach III", we now have the "Quatro"! And shaving creams and lotions continue to be rife with ingredients which actually dry and irritate the skin.

It's time to declare a return to sanity. Shaving should be simple and straight forward.

Our solution? Use a 50/50 combination of 100% pure aloe vera and our jojoba. The former moisturizes; the latter conditions. Together, they soften and prepare the beard for shaving. The directions are simple. Put about the size of a nickel of aloe vera and the same amount of jojoba in the palm of your hand. Rub the hands together to combine the two and massage the mixture into the beard and face. (Apply the residue remaining on the hands to any dry area of the body, the legs for example.) Then, using your favorite herbal soap, create some lather and shave. (For some herbal soap ideas, please go to our Favorite Links.)

Rinse your razor with hot water after each stroke. When you've finished shaving, rinse the razor under hot water. The razor will last longer if it's cleaned well. Finally, hold a wash clothe under the hottest water your hands can take, wring it out well and then use it with your hands to cradle the face in heat and to remove any excess soap.

If you use an electric razor, use HobaCare as an after-shave conditioner.

Women, if you shave your legs, follow the procedures noted above.
HobaCare conditions and softens, permitting a closer shave. It does not irritate sensitive skin.

To add zest and invigoration to the shaving experience, add 5 drops of rosemary to 125ml of HobaCare Jojoba for shaving face or legs.


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I've ordered jojoba before and your jojoba is leaps and bounds above any other. I could immediately feel the difference in the way it looks, smells & feels on my skin. The first thought in my head was that this is truly an elegant product. I'm glad I purchased it.

Robyne Lopez

I’ve used other jojoba extracts and this one is by far superior.


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

The results were instant! My hair not only had sheen, but totally eliminated the friz!
I threw away all of the other goopey hair gels.

Terri Swain

I continue to be impressed with your company and the high standards that it promotes. Your responsiveness to questions, shipping and customer service is top notch. Thank you for everything.

Heather Piper

Your product is amazing and I couldn't be happier with it. It is high quality which is what I strive for in my own practice.

Julie Paus

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

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

Thank you! I just wanted to say that I am just getting into making my own cosmetics and had been searching high and low for the most responsibly produced jojoba. This is very good quality at a fair price...


The glide is perfect and I have yet to find another product that can rival its positive effects on the skin. And as a therapist who does mostly medical work, it is a wonderful thing to have found a product that none of my clients are allergic to.

Jessica Collishaw