Healing Sunburns Naturally with Jojoba Oil

As the summer sun brightens our days, it’s essential we give our skin the care it deserves. In this blog post, we're uncovering the many benefits of using jojoba oil for sunburns.

Jojoba Oil: Nature's Skin Miracle

Jojoba oil is derived from the seeds of the Jojoba shrub. This golden liquid is rich in vitamins E and B, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that work wonders on the skin. The structure of jojoba oil is technically a liquid wax that closely resembles the skin's natural sebum, allowing it to absorb and hydrate without leaving a greasy residue.

Our Jojoba oil is 100% pure and made from the first pressing, preserving its benefits. We strive to provide a product that not only nourishes but also supports skin healing and rejuvenation.

The Power of Jojoba Oil for Sunburns

Sunburns, while common, are far from trivial. They can cause pain, inflammation, and long-term damage to the skin. Want to get rid of a sunburn fast? This is where the magic of Jojoba oil comes into play.

Jojoba oil is an excellent natural remedy for sunburns, and here's why:

Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Jojoba oil is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. It can help reduce redness and swelling associated with sunburns, providing relief and comfort. In fact, one study found the “anti-inflammatory activity to be similar to an anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and swelling”. If you want to see more science behind 

Deep Hydration: Sunburns tend to dehydrate the skin, causing it to peel. Jojoba oil penetrates deep into the skin, sealing in moisture and preventing peeling.

Speeds up Healing: The essential fatty acids in jojoba oil promote skin repair and speeds up the healing of sunburns.

Our customers have shared their success stories using our Jojoba oil for soothing sunburns, noting the noticeable relief it provides and how it leaves their skin feeling soft and supple. Even our founder, Amy Hall, used Jojoba oil to treat a burn she got during her latest trip to Italy!  

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How to Apply Jojoba Oil on a Sunburn

Using our Jojoba oil for healing sunburns is simple:

  1. First, clean the affected area gently with a mild cleanser.
  2. Apply a few drops of our Jojoba oil to your fingertips.
  3. Gently massage the oil onto the sunburnt skin, being careful not to rub it in too hard.
  4. Let it absorb into the skin, and refrain from washing it off.


It's important to note that while Jojoba oil is wonderful for soothing sunburns, it is not a sunscreen and should not be used as a substitute for sun protection measures.

Holistic Sunburn Care

While Jojoba oil can be a game-changer in healing sunburns, remember, the best strategy is prevention. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Keep yourself hydrated and try to avoid peak sun hours when UV rays are the strongest. If you do get a sunburn, along with applying jojoba oil, keep the area cool with cold compresses and stay hydrated.

Things to Avoid After a Sunburn
After getting a sunburn, it's just as important to know what not to do as it is to know how to treat it. A couple of things to avoid are:

Strong Scents: Heavily perfumed lotions or products can further irritate sunburned skin, causing discomfort and potentially slowing down the healing process.

Petroleum or Oil-Based Products: While it may seem counterintuitive, some oils can exacerbate sunburn symptoms. Petroleum and certain oil-based products while hydrating, can trap heat in the skin, leading to prolonged redness and pain.

Now, you may wonder, "What about jojoba oil?" As we mentioned earlier, jojoba oil is an exception. Despite its name, it's actually a liquid wax, not an oil. This means it doesn't have the same adverse effects as other products can on sunburned skin. 

Its unique composition makes it a safe and beneficial treatment for soothing and healing sunburns, providing a natural remedy without the risks associated with some traditional oil-based products.

Jojoba oil photographed on sandy beach, laying next to corals and beach towel.

Your Summer Skincare Ally

As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining. In the world of skincare, every sunburn has a golden solution: Jojoba oil. This natural ingredient is amazing for skin rejuvenation, especially when it comes to soothing sunburns and much more!

One of the reasons we love jojoba oil so much at Goldilocks Goods is that you can use it for practically anything. Here’s a list of 11 ways you can use jojoba oil at home! 

With its unparalleled benefits and versatility, our Jojoba oil product is ready to become your summer skincare ally. Experience the soothing, healing power of Jojoba oil, and keep your skin glowing all summer long. If you are concerned about allergens please read our blog post ‘Is Jojoba Oil a Nut Allergen?’ which dives deeper into jojoba oil's natural properties!