Jojoba Oil – What To Look for in Over the Counter Eczema Creams
Eczema can be incredibly painful and debilitating. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and eczema puts you at war with it. If you’ve found topical creams to be ineffective or even harmful, don’t lose hope. While many over the counter eczema creams come with ingredients that can be harmful when used long-term, there are options out there, specifically all natural ones.
Let’s take a look at one of the most important aspects of all natural eczema creams.
What’s in a Name? A Brief Origin Story for Jojoba OilJojoba oil comes from the seeds of the Jojoba plant, native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Its scientific name, coined by Johann Link, is Simmondsia chinensis. Unfortunately, Link misread a label for the plant’s seeds. He saw “Calif” as “China” and thus what should’ve been “californica” – as was later described by Thomas Nuttall – became “chinensis”. Tragically, the inaccurate name stuck.
The jojoba plant gets its unscientific name from the O’odham people who lived in the Sonoran Desert where the plant originated. They used the plant for medicinal purposes, creating a salve from the paste of the jojoba nut. They treated burns, poison ivy, and wounds with this powerful potion.
Yes, that’s right, the elixir produced from the jojoba nut has been used for hundreds of years!
Howard Scott Gentry, an American botanist dubbed a leading authority on agaves, referred to it lovingly as the Sleeping Princess Jojoba, proving just how enamoring the plant could be! Either Gentry was quite a fanciful man or Princess Jojoba was an illustrious enchantress.
The Sleeping Princess really woke up in the 1970s when numerous research projects, groups, and conferences sprouted up around the plant. Seeking economic viability, her highness grasped at the handholds of the dying sperm whales. Because sperm whale products were banned in 1971, cosmetic companies had to look elsewhere for their sperm whale oil. Jojoba was quick to seize some of this newfound market.
Why Should You Care About Jojoba Oil?
While she may be known as the sleeping princess, she certainly provides true love’s kiss to wake up your skin! It acts as an emollient and is similar to human sebum. While sebum may be a disgusting sounding word, its impact is anything but! Sebum is an oily and waxy substance naturally secreted by the skin to keep it lubricated and waterproof! Eczema really messes with the flow of this process.
It gets better:
This hydration superstar is also a deep cleanser. Your skin will thank you for the pore rejuvenation you’re pouring into it. In greek mythology, ambrosia was the food of the gods. In taking care of your eczema, jojoba oil is heavenly nutrition for your skin.
Jojoba oil will help reduce scarring, stretch marks, and inflammation. It has healing properties that help to stop degeneration in its tracks. This is a multi-faceted ingredient with powerful applications when it comes to addressing eczema.
Are You Missing Out?
To jojoba or not to jojoba, that is the question? Well, what’s your conclusion? Are you missing out on this ingredient’s amazing benefits? You don’t have to be! Luveya’s over the counter eczema cream wields jojoba oil as one of its main ingredients, combined with a whole host of other all natural ingredients, it’s a recipe for success!
Don’t miss out. Try Luveya today!