The word "jojoba" (pronounced ho-HO-ba) refers both to the desert plant and to the extract obtained from its seed. Regrettably, many people and companies continue to refer to jojoba as "jojoba oil". In fact, jojoba is NOT oil, and you'll understand why as you continue to read. We are the only company in the world that produces a First-Press quality jojoba. We emphasize quality over quantity in our specifications for pressing the jojoba seeds. Our jojoba absorbs more readily into the skin and leaves no tacky residue behind.