Jojoba Oil is produced in the seed of the Simmonsia Chinesis (Jojoba) plant which is native to Southern Arizona, Southern California and Northwestern Mexico. The oil has been used for many years in folk medicine to treat sores and wounds.
Jojoba oil is now mainly used in pharmacuetical and cosmetic uses. I was pleased to read that some years ago now, Jojoba Oil replaced Whale oil and derivatives in many cosmetics, following the ban on importing Whale oil in the the US in 1971. I'm aways pleased to hear of a natural plant based product being able to replace the unnecessary use of animal products.