Once the beauty industry's most in-demand ingredient, whale sperm oil was derived from "whaling," the inhumane practice of hunting and capturing whales for their meat and oil. By the 1930s, the rapidly increasing demand for whale oil led to extensive hunting, pushing the species to the brink of extinction.

Not only was it crucial to end commercial whaling, there was also a need to find a sustainable alternative. Thankfully, environmentalists discovered the unique liquid wax structure of Jojoba Oil to be remarkably similar to the structure of whale sperm oil, deeming it an efficient substitute.

As a certified organic brand, we are committed to formulating with only the highest-quality, cruelty-free, and plant-derived ingredients that positively impact the environment and our ecosystems. Our 100% natural and certified organic Jojoba Oil is ethically and sustainably sourced, saving the lives of millions of whales each and every day.

Keep reading to learn more about the "Save The Whales" movement and the discovery of the Desert Whale Jojoba Company.

Thank you for helping us save the ocean with every purchase from our Jojoba-infused collection.

Photo Credit: Desert Whale Jojoba Co.

The Desert Whale

In the early 1970s, environmentalists were alarmed by the cruelty and environmental repercussions of whaling. This sparked numerous conservation movements including "Save The Whales" and "Green Peace." This activism played a key role in the commercialization of Jojoba Oil, which was recognized as an extraordinary replacement for whale oil.

Seeking to cultivate this innovative and environmentally-friendly replacement, these environmentalists founded the Desert Whale Jojoba Company to produce one of the beauty industry's most in-demand ingredients, subsequently decreasing the demand for whale oil.

Sustainable Savior

Whale sperm oil, once widely regarded as the highest-quality oil for beauty products, was discovered to match the multifunctional benefits of Jojoba Oil. This research changed the beauty industry for the better - replacing a cruel, animal-derived ingredient with a sustainable, plant-derived one.

Desert Whale Jojoba Company's proud heritage in helping to save the whales had aided in the preservation of our vital natural resources and the conservation of an important species in our ocean ecosystems. Through sustainable agriculture practices, their organic Jojoba farm works to protect the ecosystem and arid landscape of the Sonoran Desert.

Beyond Clean Beauty

Recognizing the importance of this innovative ingredient and how well it integrated into our brand ethos is the core reason we've infused Jojoba Oil into each and every product formulation.

At Ogee, we are committed to creating the ultimate certified organic collection of high-performance, multi-functional beauty. Our pledge to provide a true organic difference is why we are proud to be Beyond Clean Beauty.

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