Shaving only with jojoba oil: yes or no?

#1
I am wondering whether it is possible to use jojoba oil as a standalone shaving oil. Originally, I was going to use it in conjunction with a carrier oil (grapeseed), but since its shelf life varies from 3 to 12 months (depending on the kind of seed), jojoba alone seems to be a more viable alternative.
 
#2
I am wondering whether it is possible to use jojoba oil as a standalone shaving oil. Originally, I was going to use it in conjunction with a carrier oil (grapeseed), but since its shelf life varies from 3 to 12 months (depending on the kind of seed), jojoba alone seems to be a more viable alternative.
Yes it is possible, after all the Romans used to shave with olive oil so I see no reason why not. I have shaved with a shave oil and although a little strange because it is hard to see where you have shaved compared to lather you can get a very good shave, just try to keep the oil off your razor handle! :)
 
#3
I have already tried oil, some kind of oil made of peppermint essential oil, sold at Asda. It is OK, neither bad or good.
My understanding is that you can mix carrier oil with essential oil (EO is out of question, because I am highly sensitive), but carrier oil is enough (apricot kernel, sweet almond, etc), the problem is the shelf life, those oils have to be used before going rancid. Jojoba does not go off.

EDIT: jojoba oil is a wax actually
 
#4
I have already tried oil, some kind of oil made of peppermint essential oil, sold at Asda. It is OK, neither bad or good.
My understanding is that you can mix carrier oil with essential oil (EO is out of question, because I am highly sensitive), but carrier oil is enough (apricot kernel, sweet almond, etc), the problem is the shelf life, those oils have to be used before going rancid. Jojoba does not go off.

EDIT: jojoba oil is a wax actually
Try it and let us know, it's interesting to know it does not go off, a real bonus. Compared to almond oil is it expensive?
 
#7
I ordered 20ml of jojoba oil from Ebay, we shall see...
According to my research, you can definitely use jojoba oil for shaving by massaging the areas to shave with the oil; you just have to find the appropriate dosage (drops, not to use as a lotion). Worst case scenario, you still can use it as a pre/post shave.
An another solution I am thinking about is to apply a mix of a carrier oil (apricot kernel or avocado, 1 year shelf life) and jojoba, a few drops of each in the palm and then mixing/rubbing hands.

EDIT: premix both oils, the anti-oxydant properties of jojoba might slightly extend carrier oil shelf life.
 
#12
#13
I've found most every type of oil at least suitable, it's finding the right blend that kicks it up a notch that's the hard part. My current blend has half a dozen oils plus glycerin and I have no issues shaving my head with two passes with a single tiny application. I haven't tried jojoba but look forward to your review.

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#15
Shaved my head a few times using just oil.

I historically settled on a mix of 25% caster oil, 50% grape seed oil and 25% almond oil which worked quite well for my head. Mixed results using it for face shaving but pretty good results on the noggin.

Just to aware of the downsides with all oil shaving,
1) the razor clogs up much easier
2) the sink is a bitch to clean afterwards.
 
#16
First jojoba oil only shave this morning.
It was OK, but nothing to write home about. I had to take a different approach than usual: a one pass shave with touch ups for a result between DFS and BBS.

What to retain about this experiment:
- 6 to 10 drops of oil are sufficient (+ water on the face) in 2 applications (the 2nd one during the shave) and are not absorbed too quickly
- use only one hand (the one that does not hold the razor...) to apply the oil
- use a very sharp blade (I used a green 7 o'clock for the 5th or 6th time, it took me ages to cut something)
- the shave is very smooth and the blade glides with ease on the skin, therefore not a single cut whatsoever
- there are chance that the blade will be used only once because of the oil residues
- as said earlier this kind of shave demands a bit of cleaning afterwards, so it may save time only if you get used to it or your routines are settled
- no need of an AS

In conclusion, I might give it another try, but my regular routine with soap and brush is way more efficient. In the end, I think it is a matter of personal preferences. On another note, I have found shaving with shaving oils (like Nuage or Sommerset) a wee bit easier and more agreeable.
 
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