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Happy Earth Day from Desert Whale!

22 Apr

Happy Earth Day.

Today is a very special day for our company.  It was at Earth Day back in 1977, when the founders of our company, two avid members of the Save the Whales Campaign, began to promote jojoba in order to curb sperm whale hunting.

Promoting Jojoba at Earth Day in 1977

Since jojoba closely resembles sperm whale oil, it sparked interest in the cosmetic industry.  In 1978, Desert Whale Jojoba Company was founded to meet the demand.

We began harvesting native seed on Indian Reservations and native jojoba strands.

In 1986, Desert Whale purchased multiple farms in Arizona and one of the few companies in the world that grows and produces raw materials to the cosmetic industry.

First Jojoba Plantings

Since the beginning Desert Whale has been committed to the environment.  From recycling in the office to composting and tilling seed back into the soil on our farms, we want to ensure that the great cosmetic products our customers manufacture are pure in the bottle and clean in conscience!

For more information on our jojoba oil, jojoba derivatives and natural emollients please visit our website: www.desertwhale.com.