Jojoba oil - have you ever heard of it?
It was a couple of years ago that I first discovered it.
My nails, which have always been long and natural, were getting brittle and breaking, especially during the winter with it's drying inside air.
I did a search for the best remedy and found many, but decided to try the jojoba oil.
Of all the moisturizing oils, jojoba is the closest to human sebum and the small particles in it's chemical make up allow it to pass through the nail and get absorbed.
Olive oil was a close second for my choice, but it didn't penetrate as well, and it leaves a very oily coating.
The Jojoba plant is native to the southwest area in the US and it has a rich history with the Native Americans who lived there.
The oil, which is actually a wax, is derived from the seeds of the Jojoba nut.
It used to be more rare and expensive, but with desert cultivation around the world, the cost of growing and harvesting the oil has come down, though it is still more expensive than many other oils.
I like the non-greasy feeling it leaves behind, and my nails and hands are back to being themselves during these dry winters.
Love these natural remedies that really work!
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