Oil from the jojoba shrub, commonly used in cosmetics, may prove to be another alternative to diesel fuel.
We also learn that the jojoba , or Simmondsia chinensis, helped save the sperm whale, after it was discovered that oil from the plant had properties similar to whale oil and could be used to lubricate high-speed machinery.
These tiny spheres, derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant, are uniform in size and shape and are far less irritating to the skin.
However, huge quantities of seeds requiring a large investment will be needed to use jojoba oil as a diesel alternative.
Eco Lips organic lip balm is also petroleum free and uses 70 percent certified organic ingredients, such as beeswax, calendula, jojoba oil and peppermint oil.
Organic jojoba oil and aloe vera gel star in this thick conditioner that softens dry, damaged hair.
Some to try: grapefruit, cypress, juniper, clary sage or lemon added to a base of jojoba oil for a massage or bath oil.
Look for products with calendula oil, jojoba oil , avocado oil, or almond oil, and avoid sodium lauryl sulfate if possible.
One of the largest and longest-running outdoor markets in Southern California, this year-round market offers uniquely West Coast items such as jojoba oil and fresh avocados.
Applying moisturizing creams (with ingredients like jojoba oil , aloe and vitamin E) daily will help prevent dryness and cracks, keeping cuticles looking neat and making cutting unnecessary.