Jojoba wax

What is it?

Jojoba wax is a natural wax derived from jojoba plants (Simmondsia chinensis), which are flowering, woody perennial bushes.   

What does it do?

Jojoba wax binds the flavor to our dental floss and makes the dental floss glide more easily.

How is it made?

Our Stewardship Model guides us to select ingredients which have been processed in a manner that supports our philosophy of human and environmental health.

Jojoba wax is a liquid wax expeller pressed from the seeds of the jojoba plant.  The liquid is then purified and filtered for use in our dental floss.

What are the alternatives?

Candelilla wax, carnauba wax, beeswax or vegetable oils are natural alternatives. Synthetic jojoba wax or petroleum-derived waxes like paraffin can be used as an alternative to natural jojoba wax, but they do not meet our Stewardship Model standards for natural, responsible and sustainable.

Is this the right option for me?

Overall, all jojoba ingredients have a low toxicity profile and have a long history of safe use as they have been used m cosmetic products for many years.

Tom’s of Maine recognizes that no two people are alike, and even with naturally derived ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.