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Formulate Color Cosmetics with Desert Whale!

26 Jun


For color cosmetic formulations with Desert Whale materials, click here http://www.desertwhale.com/fguide_detail.cfm?vfguidecatid=3

How It’s Made Jojoba Oil- Thursday, May 24th 9pm ET

22 May

Desert Whale is pleased to announce that How It’s Made Jojoba Oil will air this Thursday, May 24th at 9pm ET on the Science Channel!

We hope you have the opportunity to tune in and learn a little more about what we do!Image

Let the harvest begin!

20 Sep

Desert Whale’s farms have begun the yearly harvest! The beginning of harvest is a good time to remind that we are not only a supplier but a producer as well.  For over 33 years, Desert Whale has consistently supplied the highest quality jojoba and organic jojoba to the personal care and cosmetic industries.  Our mill and Tucson warehouses just received their organic certification renewal through Quality Assurance International. We are happy to report that we are entering our 10th year of organic certification!


What else is new? Desert Whale is amidst a total revamping of our product literature, we’re excited to launch the new look at the upcoming CASCC Supplier’s Day in Long Beach at the end of October and at IFSCC & In-Cosmetics in Thailand the beginning of November! The revamping of our literature includes a move from print brochures to electronic brochures in an effort to reduce our paper usage- another step in our efforts to continuously become more environmentally friendly!

Jojoba Proteins – Allergy free and a sustainable by-product!

11 Feb

If you are looking to add proteins into your hair or skin care formulation, make sure to try jojoba proteins.


Functions and Benefits:

•Plant Derived
•Film forming properties
•Improves the body, gloss and smoothness of hair
•Provides a tightening effect in skin applications
•Natural moisture retention
Check out what it can do for hair:
For more information, please contact marketing@desertwhale.com.

Hottest Ingredients in Ethnic Hair Care!

18 Jun

Check out this article written by Titi Brand, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s of Brooklyn, NY and published in the April issue of Happi magazine:

What are the hottest ingredients in ethnic hair care? Titi Brand, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s of Brooklyn, NY,weighed in on the crucial fruits, vegetables and other natural components that consumers are clamoring for right now:
For hair, avocado is used in hot-oil treatments and for deep, hair conditioning. Avocado pulp can be whipped smooth and applied to face or massaged into the hair for a quick and easy softening, conditioning and moisturizing mask.
Jojoba acts as a humectant on the hair and scalp by sealing it to prevent moisture loss. All hair types will benefit from jojoba but hair that is dry and damaged will benefit the most, as jojoba coats and seals the hair cuticle. This maintains moisture balance, essential for healthy hair. Jojoba extract is also said to remove buildup.

Macadamia nut: Macadamia oil reduces dryness. It is a natural moisturizer and emollient (emollients attract and trap moisture from the air). Macadamia oil is light and non-greasy so it is easily absorbed into the hair shaft. Another gift of macadamia nut oil is that it contains proteins, and its vitamin E contributes skin-care benefits and long shelf life. The high count of mono-unsaturated fatty acids makes the oil mimic sebum.

Shea butter:
Shea butter is remarkably high in unsaponifiables—up to 11%, giving natural UV protection. This is one of the reasons it is beloved by Africans whose skin and hair is almost constantly exposed to sunny and sometimes-harsh weather conditions. The UV protection is useful elsewhere as well. Having some UV protection enables our hair to retain its natural vibrancy, color treatments and softness. The softening quality of shea butter makes it useful for hair and body care, as it is easily and quickly absorbed when applied topically. For most types of hair, shea is a good hot oil treatment, wherein it is melted, cooled slightly, and then applied warm to the ends of hair where split ends occur and to the scalp.

If you don’t like the feel of shea butter try jojoba butter or lime seed butter they are less greasy and lighter in feel.

Getting bored with jojoba oil?  Try Jojoba Proteins or Jojoba Wax to liven up your hair care formulation.

Some of our favorite hair care formulations are here:

Hair Wax w/ Jojoba Butter and Jojoba Aqua Sol

Nourishing Shampoo with Jojoba Proteins

Clear Hair Gel for Men with Jojoba Aqua Sol