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Jojoba oil

Before I decided to focus on music, I worked as a psychologist and gave trainings on the subject of personal effectivity. I would give people advice on how to reach their goals better, and 2 terms I used a lot were ‘efficiency’ (how you reach a goal) and ‘effectivity’ (IF you reach a goal). If there’s one thing I’m very fond of, it’s efficiency… I like it when things make sense, I like it when you can use something for multiple reasons, I love it when I have found the shortest route to what I want. And obviously I want my methods to work as well….

What’s with the lecture, you might ask? To illustrate why I almost cried a little bit when I read an article from one of my favorite bloggers, Gala Darling. She wrote about how jojoba oil was ‘the elixir of the gods‘, describing how it is really good (effectivity) for your hair AND skin (efficiency).

Needless to say, I was fascinated by this information… I ordered a bottle from an online shop and tried it out for the past 2 weeks. I used 2 drops of it every night after cleansing but before moisturizing my skin, and 3 drops after I washed my hair. Conclusion: I AM STUNNED! It really works miracles!

My skin is usually of the notorious combination type, where my T-zone is oily and the rest dry. The jojoba oil really evens it out, which is great for so many reasons: obviously it just looks better and healthier, I don’t have to touch up my make up during the day, my hair stays cleaner etc.

My hair is curly and thick, and it gets dry very easily. The jojoba oil makes it look very shiny and healthy and my curls really come alive! Also, it seems like I don’t have to wash it as often (which could also be the result of my better skin).

Other ways you can use it:
– lip balm
– eye make up remover (that doesn’t irritate your eyes)
– shave prep
– massage oil
– for a higher IQ (ok, that might not be true)

I swear I am not a spokesperson for this product (yet). But I could be, I am psyched to have found this! Try it out at home, it’s very cheap, you don’t need much of it for any purpose (another efficiency factor) and it’s effective… And I didn’t even mention the fact that your bathroom will look so organized, after you’ve thrown away your moisturizer, lip balm, make up remover and hair products!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jojoba_oil

XOXO Maruja

Picture: Maruja Retana for her single Right Through Me.

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