How are jojoba esters made?

How are jojoba esters made?

Jojoba esters are produced by the interesterification of jojoba oil, hydrogenated jojoba oil, or a mixture of the two. Jojoba esters’ chemical structure is very similar to that of human sebum and of whale oil.

What foods contain wax esters?

Wax esters per se are a normal part of the diet of humans as a lipid component of certain foods, including unrefined whole grain cereals, seeds, and nuts. Wax esters are also consumed in considerable amounts by certain populations that regularly eat fish roe or certain fish species.

Is jojoba oil a wax ester?

The terms “jojoba oil” and “jojoba wax” are often used interchangeably because the wax visually appears to be a mobile oil, but as a wax it is composed almost entirely (~97%) of mono-esters of long-chain fatty acids and alcohols (wax ester), accompanied by only a tiny fraction of triglyceride esters.

Are wax esters bad for you?

The consumption of large portions of wax ester rich fish has been reported to cause outbreaks of keriorrhea “oily diarrhea,” and associated stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting, in several countries. This has led to the suggestion that wax esters are indigestible (Ho Ling et al., 2009).

What makes a Jojoba ester a proper wax?

Jojoba esters are proper waxes; there is no triglyceride component of jojoba esters. Chemically, jojoba esters are a complex mixture of long chain (C36-C46) fatty acids and fatty alcohols joined by an ester bond. Jojoba esters are produced by the interesterification of jojoba oil, hydrogenated jojoba oil, or a mixture of the two.

Where do you get jojoba wax in Mexico?

Jojoba wax is obtained from the plant S. chinensis, a shrub belonging to the family Simmondsiaceae. The plant is commonly called jojoba pignut, deer nut, goat nut, wild hazel. The plant is found in the semiarid regions of Mexico and in the United States. It is of very high economic value in the Sonoran desert.

Why is jojoba oil used as an emollient?

Jojoba ester. Jojoba esters are the hydrogenation or transesterification product of Jojoba oil. Jojoba Esters are commonly used in cosmetic formulations as an emollient, due to its remarkable similarity to the natural oils produced by the human skin, and its high oxidative stability.

Is there such a thing as Pure jojoba oil?

Pure jojoba oil and pure hydrogenated jojoba oil are also correctly described as jojoba esters. The CTFA does not regard partially -hydrogenated jojoba oil as jojoba esters. For this reason, jojoba esters must not contain any trans-unsaturation.