Jojoba Oil Ointment Recipe
In the following picture tutorial, I will demonstrate exactly how to make an incredibly beneficial all-natural jojoba oil skincare ointment. Within this jojoba oil ointment recipe we will be infusing all-natural therapeutic calendula petals into SMR's popular golden jojoba oil using a low heat infusion method. Once this simple, yet powerful calendula petal and golden jojoba oil infusion is created, we will incorporate into our batch a unique skincare essential oil blend of SMR's carrot seed essential oil, SMR's tea tree essential oil and SMR's lavender (premium) essential oil. Each quality ingredient used within this luxury jojoba oil ointment recipe has highly attractive skincare properties that you, your family and your customers will love!
Below is a picture of our finished product:
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Get the jojoba oil ointment recipe kit today and you will have everything you need to easily create this all-natural therapeutic product right in your home! Each kit will include 4 ounces of SMR's golden jojoba oil, 1/2 ounce of calendula petals, 1/20 ounce of carrot seed essential oil, 1/20 ounce of tea tree essential oil and 1/20 ounce of lavender (premium) essential oil. This is more than enough of each ingredient to create the batch that's demonstrated within the tutorial below... and you will have plenty of leftovers!
Each kit will also include a 4 ounce glass mason jar and closure, the perfect container to use for successfully creating this jojoba oil ointment recipe, as well as full written instructions for completing the batch.
* All ingredients within this recipe are also available to purchase in bulk right here at soap-making-resource.com.
The finished product produced from our jojoba oil ointment recipe has a large variety of applications. It can be used as a moisturizer that may help improve troubled skin, as a salve to help soothe sunburn or it can even be massaged into your hair and scalp and used as an all-natural treatment that has been reported to effectively combat dry, damaged hair and mitigate the symptoms of dandruff. As you can see, SMR's skin loving jojoba oil ointment is a highly versatile product that can be attractive to your customers for a variety of reasons and marketed by your company in a variety of ways!
- Jojoba Oil (Golden or Colorless) = 3 Ounces
- Calendula (Petals) = 5 grams (.17637 ounces)
- Carrot Seed Essential Oil = 8 drops
- Tea Tree Essential Oil = 6 drops
- Lavender (Premium) Essential Oil = 6 drops
- Glass mason jar
- Fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth or paint strainer bag
- Secondary wide-mouthed container, preferably one with a pouring spout (A simple pyrex measuring cup works well for this!)
- Crockpot (Optional, but highly recommended)
* Unless otherwise noted, all ounces mentioned throughout this recipe are weight ounces, not liquid ounces.
Once all of the above formula components are fully integrated, the finished batch may weigh slightly less than 3 ounces due to the fact that a small portion of the infused jojoba oil will be absorbed into the calendula petals and eventually strained out and removed from the finished product. The resulting batch, however, despite this small ingredient loss, will be more than enough product for many topical applications. A little goes a very long way when applying this jojoba oil ointment to your skin!
Each step to successfully complete this jojoba oil ointment recipe is described in full detail below. Enjoy the tutorial everyone!
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Step 1) First, we will measure out the necessary amount of calendula petals needed for our jojoba oil ointment recipe. Calendula petals are extremely bulky, so you won't need very much for this batch. In fact, for our 3 ounce jojoba oil ointment recipe, we will only need 5 grams (.17637 ounces) of calendula petals. As you can see in the picture below, this seemingly small amount of this bulky botanical takes up almost our entire recipe vessel.
We have decided to measure out our calendula petals portion using grams instead of ounces as this small unit of measurement is much more precise and is significantly easier to work with when weighing out small ingredient portions. In fact, most scales that are able to weigh products in ounces will not even offer enough decimal places to accurately weigh .17637 ounces (5 grams) of an ingredient.
As you can see in the image above, I am measuring out the calendula petals into a small 4 ounce glass mason jar. This is the container that we will be using to combine all of our jojoba oil ointment recipe components.
I strongly recommend that you use a glass mason jar, as demonstrated throughout this tutorial, to create your jojoba oil ointment. In an upcoming step, after our golden jojoba oil is incorporated into the calendula petals, we will be partially submerging this vessel into hot water in order to create the calendula petals and jojoba oil infusion. Because we will be warming the contents of our container using a "hot water bath" method, it is important that you measure out your ingredients into a container that can tolerate a substantial amount of heat. A mason jar is specifically designed to withstand heat, so I find it to be an ideal container for creating the infusion needed for this jojoba oil ointment recipe.
Furthermore, mason jars usually come with a sealed leak-proof closure. This type of lid allows you to thoroughly mix together all ingredients within your formula by putting a closure on the jar and then shaking the contents of your container. Remember, you won't have to worry about any leakage as the rubber seal that accompanies most mason jar lids will adequately prevent the contents of your container from escaping. Simply measure out all the ingredients into the mason jar, tightly secure the lid, and then vigorously shake the vessel's contents until all of your formula components are fully integrated.
Step 2) Next, measure out the necessary amount of SMR's golden jojoba oil needed for your batch. Our particular jojoba oil ointment recipe requires 3 ounces of golden jojoba oil. Carefully weigh out this portion into the same mason jar that is housing the calendula petals that you had prepared in the previous step.
Keep in mind that you can actually use golden jojoba oil or colorless jojoba oil within this jojoba oil ointment recipe. Colorless jojoba oil offers similar skincare benefits as compared to golden jojoba oil without adding any additional scent or hue to your finished product.
I personally prefer using SMR's golden jojoba oil for making this jojoba oil ointment recipe as I feel that the aroma and appearance of golden jojoba oil nicely compliments the finished product and ultimately enhances its appeal. Whether you decide to use golden jojoba oil or colorless jojoba oil is entirely up to you and completely depends on your own personal preferences!
Step 3) Now that the golden jojoba oil portion and calendula petals portion is measured out into a single mason jar, we are going to use a "hot water bath" method to gently heat up these ingredients and create our golden jojoba oil and calendula petals infusion.
To accomplish this step, first tightly secure a lid onto the mason jar that houses the two ingredients. Then set the closed container into an empty crockpot.
Next, pour warm water into the crockpot so that the mason jar becomes partially immersed within the water.
Ideally, you should pour enough water into the crockpot so that the majority of the mason jar is submerged, but not enough to cause the container to float or easily topple over into the water.
Finally, set the crockpot to its highest setting and allow the golden jojoba oil and calendula petals mixture to remain within the hot water for approximately 3 - 4 hours. This is plenty of time for the jojoba oil and calendula petals combination to heat up, causing the therapeutic components from within the calendula petals to extract into the golden jojoba oil.
To complete this step, first you will need to cautiously remove the mason jar that is holding your ingredients from the water within your crockpot. At this point, the mason jar may be extremely hot, so remember to use an oven mitt, thick towel or a metal mason jar lifter when handling the container. Alternately, you can turn off the crockpot and allow the mason jar to set within the water for several hours until it is cool enough to handle.
After the infusion has adequately cooled to a level in which it can be handled safely, remove the mason jar's lid and carefully pour the golden jojoba oil and calendula petals combination through a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth or paint strainer bag and into another container, effectively filtering out the botanical.
For our batch, we decided to filter out the calendula petals through a paint strainer bag as this soft, pliable filter allows us to accumulate and squeeze the calendula petals, as shown in the picture below, releasing a large portion of the jojoba oil that had previously been absorbed by the botanical.
For those who prefer to use a food grade filtering application, yet still have the ability to squeeze the botanical to release the absorbed jojoba oil, a cheesecloth filter is definitely a viable option. Although it is not quite as easy as using a paint strainer bag and is typically more expensive, when using a cheesecloth filter you can successfully accumulate and squeeze the calendula petals to salvage valuable calendula-infused jojoba oil. When creating your jojoba oil ointment, you definitely want as little infused jojoba oil going to waste as possible.
When squeezing the calendula petals, I recommend that you wear gloves so that you do not contaminate your product. Wearing gloves during this step also ensures that you will not absorb the infused jojoba oil through your skin, unintentionally reducing the size of your batch. Also make absolutely sure that the infused jojoba oil is cool enough to safely touch before completing this step.
Step 5) Once you are satisfied that as much of the infused jojoba oil has been released from the calendula petals as possible, pour the fully strained golden jojoba oil back into your original mason jar.
Before completing this step, make sure that the mason jar doesn't contain any leftover calendula petal particles that did not make it through the previous straining process. If you find any botanical debris, do your best to remove it before pouring the strained golden jojoba oil back into the container!
Keep in mind that within this jojoba oil ointment recipe, you do have the option to leave the calendula petals within your finished product giving your jojoba oil ointment a unique look and feel, as you can see in the picture below.
In addition to enhancing your product's visual appeal, leaving the calendula petals within your finished product also allows this botanical to continue to infuse within the jojoba oil after your ointment has already been created. This will most likely cause your jojoba oil ointment to develop even more therapeutic skincare benefits over an extended period of time.
Furthermore, refraining from straining out the calendula petals from your batch gives you the option to retrieve the jojoba soaked calendula petals from your finished product and apply them directly to your skin. Applying the jojoba soaked calendula petals topically may offer additional soothing and healing properties that may be beneficial to you, particularly if you are treating sunburn or extremely dry skin.
Although refraining from filtering out the calendula petals may enhance your product's visual appeal and offer additional skincare benefits, I only recommend leaving this botanical within the jojoba oil ointment if you are intending to use it solely for personal use, are planning to avoid long term storage of your product, and are expecting to pack the ointment in a wide-mouthed container. Furthermore, if you decide to leave the calendula petals within your jojoba oil ointment, you should not be intending to use the ointment in hair-care applications.
Unfortunately, leaving the calendula petals, even the high quality dried calendula petals that SMR supplies, within your jojoba oil ointment may cause some potential issues with your finished product. First of all, if you are storing the ointment for long periods of time, the calendula petals may wilt, turn brown or even grow moldy causing the petals to have a generally unattractive appearance and potentially negative skincare effects.
Secondly, if left within your jojoba oil ointment, the oil-soaked calendula petals may clog the dispensing orifice of your product's container. Of course, this would only occur if you are packaging your finished product in a container that has a miniscule opening. If you are using a wide-mouthed container, however, such as the mason jar that's been shown throughout this jojoba oil ointment recipe demonstration, inadvertently clogging your product's dispensing outlet should not be an issue.
After the calendula petals are successfully removed, the resulting smooth jojoba oil ointment can easily be massaged into the hair and scalp as a beneficial all-natural treatment that has been reported to successfully improve dry hair and alleviate the symptoms of dandruff. Unfortunately, however, leaving the calendula petals within your ointment will make it difficult, and for some, unappealing to use the finished product for hair-care applications as the oil-soaked botanical will inevitably become entangled within the user's hair.
Again, as a general rule of thumb, it is strongly recommended that you remove the calendula petals from your product if you plan on selling your jojoba oil ointment commercially, are going to store your finished product for an extended period of time, are packaging your product in a container that has a small exit orifice or plan to use the product produced with this jojoba oil ointment recipe for hair-care purposes.
Step 6) Now that the calendula petals and jojoba oil infusion is successfully created and the botanical has been thoroughly strained from our batch, we are ready to incorporate the therapeutic blend of SMR's all-natural skincare essential oils.
Within our jojoba oil ointment recipe, we are going to add 8 drops of SMR's carrot seed essential oil, 6 drops of SMR's tea tree essential oil and 6 drops of SMR's lavender (premium) essential oil. As you can see in the picture below, we are very carefully adding the required amount of each essential oil directly to our batch using a standard pipette to measure out the drops.
Step 7) Finally, once the required amount of essential oils has been added to your jojoba oil ointment batch, securely fasten the closure onto your mason jar and vigorously shake your product until all the recipe components become fully integrated throughout the batch.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed the SMR jojoba oil ointment recipe and your product is now 100% complete and ready to use on your skin. At this point, if you created a larger batch of jojoba oil ointment and are selling it on a commercial basis, you can pack the finished product into its final containers.
Here at SMR, we are simply leaving our concoction in the 4 ounce mason jar that we had used to create our tiny batch. As you can see below, the finished product when left in the mason jar looks wonderfully rustic and rural.
To apply your newly created product, carefully pour a small dime-sized amount of jojoba oil ointment onto the palm of your hand and thoroughly rub it into your skin where needed. If desired, you can also gently massage the ointment into your hair and scalp. Keep in mind, however, that you should always test a small amount of your product on a non-sensitive epidermal area, like your wrist, before applying it to your body on a larger scale.
Once your jojoba oil ointment has been applied, sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible benefits of this therapeutic skincare product. Sunburn, dry skin and dandruff, watch out!
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