Unlike many others, our jojoba is grown under strict Certified Organic methods.
We developed a range of natural processes to refine and pasteurise the first crush raw jojoba oils.
We commissioned University research into our refined jojoba oil. This identified an amazing quirk of nature: this product, native to the desert for millennia, has a molecular structure very similar to sebum wax, our body's own natural moisturiser.
This unique composition makes it highly beneficial for even the most sensitive skins.
Gentle Enough for a New Born Baby's Skin
One of the first applications of our super fine Jojoba oil was as a natural Baby Oil.
It was recommended for use on new born babies for baby massage.
It was also registered by the Victorian Department of Health as a proprietary treatment for cradle cap and the prevention and relief of nappy rash.
So LANNI Ultimate Moisturiser is pure enough for the skin of new born babies and due to its molecular similarity to sebum wax, it can be used for many beneficial applications for face, body and hair…even for highly sensitive skin.
Natural Purity… Guaranteed
Throughout all the natural processes there are absolutely no other oils, perfumes or preservatives added. LANNI guarantees the natural purity of the oil to you.
You can prove for yourself…just compare and feel the difference. With the LANNI Guarantee you have complete confidence for personal satisfaction.
Amazing similarities to Sebum
We also commissioned University research which identified the amazing similarity in the molecular structure of our jojoba with sebum wax, your skin's own natural moisturiser. This amazing similarity makes Lanni Ultimate Moisturiser compatible with all skin types. Click here to see the Scientific comparison.
A Brief History of LANNI & Jojoba
When we began our pioneering development of commercial jojoba plantations in Australia from 1978 onwards, there was no reliable expertise available.
Although the potential for the many uses of jojoba oil and other by-products from jojoba seeds had been established by the US Academy of Sciences, there were no commercial plantations. The only supply was from its natural habitats in the Sonoran Desert regions of Southern California, Arizona and Mexico. The challenge was to convert this desert shrub into a commercial crop.
Desert Shrub to Commercial Crop
Although there were some experimental plantings at various Universities in California, Arizona and Israel, most of the conventional knowledge about the needs of the plant proved to be different to the wisdom that evolved with the trial and error development of commercial practices.
The initial plantings in Australia utilised wild seeds picked by hand by teams in the deserts and on native American reservations. There was a wide variability in the seedlings that were produced from these pioneering plantings. Not only were there huge differences in the growth and flowering patterns, but identifying and matching compatible male and female species was also a huge challenge. Positioning of and segregation of male and female plants was also critical as it is only through wind that pollination of the female flowers from the male pollen takes place…it is not transferred by bees or other carriers.
Then there was variability of soil and watering techniques to be considered when choosing new plantation sites away from its natural habitats. In Australia, plantations were commenced in nearly all the States and Territories, most with limited success.
Unless reliable commercial plant strains could be developed, along with sustainable plantation methodology, the fledgling industry would not be able to develop reliable annual supplies.
Pioneering Struggles with Nature
During 1979- 1983, the Premium International Group established the largest jojoba plantations in Australia with around 1300 acres under development. These plantations were established at just before the onset of one of the worst droughts (lasting seven years) and had to battle many agricultural challenges.
What followed was over 15 years of painstaking research by plantation operators as well as dedicated University Agronomists and specialist State Agriculture departments.
We found that although the plants survived under drought conditions, they still required all the attention of any other crops in order to grow and flourish. It takes 3 or more years, before there are the first small harvests and over 15 years for plants to come to maturity.
Pooling of Expertise
Tom Lanni founded the first Australia Jojoba Association, formed so that the various growers around Australia could pool the knowledge of their individual experiences. He also encouraged the development of an International Association so that the various growing regions in both the Northern and Southern hemisphere could exchange experiences and evolving breakthroughs.
Over this time, the Premium group built up a network of dedicated growers, processors and researchers and industry expertise.
Jojoba R & D - Multi Million outlays to deliver Nature's Benefits
After collective expenditures of several hundred million dollars in the development of this body of industry expertise, an embryonic jojoba industry has emerged to be able to provide jojoba in bottles available for purchase at cost effective prices to the consumer.
We now have available patented plant types that have proven and reliable yield characteristics as well as methodology for setting up plantations from these seedlings which are laid out in male/female patterns to facilitate ease of care and harvesting.
Large-Scale Agriculture Practices and Chemical Applications
Normal large-scale commercial jojoba plantations had to develop farming methods akin to many other plantation crops. These include application of fertiliser to improve ground nutrients, application of weedicide to protect the trees from being overrun and for ease of mechanical harvesting (Jojoba seeds fall to the ground when ripe and can be then swept up by specifically designed harvesting machinery). Depending on the regions selected, jojoba plants can be attacked by various pests and so they are also sprayed with various pesticides.
There have been no tests to date to analyse whether or not there are any residual traces of these chemicals in jojoba oils extracted from seeds harvested from the large scale commercial plantations.
In order to gain Organic Certification by official state organisations, farming methods have to be conducted on land not subjected to any artificial inputs and sprays. This is an arduous and labour intensive task.
There are only a small number of such dedicated farmers and areas around the world and we at Premium, have sought these plantations out and established relations, some going right back to our early pioneering days in the industry. Our policy is to only use jojoba oil extracted from seeds that have been grown under official organic certification methods.
Our Own Processing Techniques
Over the years of our involvement in this industry, we have also developed a series of processes and requirements that are implemented all along the production path… from growing, harvesting, processing plants and final stages before bottling so that we can bring you the finest jojoba oil moisturiser available.
Purity Backed by Money Back Guarantee
We are so confident of the natural purity of our product that we offer a money back guarantee to any retail customer who is not satisfied for any reason!
LANNI Organic Jojoba Oil is a product of nature…it is not some chemical cocktail formulation developed in a laboratory.
The LANNI Processing Path
The long path to the finished product starts with the selection of the jojoba plants and their flowers. The male flower produces the pollen and the female flower develops the buds that eventually become the seed. The pollination takes place during Spring. However, the danger of a late Spring frost can wreak havoc with the eventual harvest by killing the buds before they have a chance to develop. The farmers have to be alert to these sudden conditions with manual frost protection systems on the ready.
During the summer, the pollinated buds develop into the fruit which ripens into the hard seed. At the end of summer, the outer husks dry and open and the inner seed drops to the ground. Some commercial plantations harvest from the trees before the seed is fully ripened.
This runs the risk of higher moisture content, which not only effects the quality of the oil, but excess moisture content can provide a medium for bacteria to grow within the oil.
On organic planting areas, the ground is kept clear of weed growth by manual or non-chemical methods so that the seeds can be swept from under the jojoba trees in a fully ripened state. Not all plants ripen at the same time and it is a commercial decision as to how many passes are to be made to maximise the harvest returns. Even at this point, the raw seeds have to be cleaned, de-hulled and subject to a natural drying process to bring water content down to no more than 100ppm.
Once the seeds have been through cleansing and drying they are ready for the crush. Our jojoba is only sourced from the first cold press. The first press extracts the bulk of the oil from the seeds (which contain about 50% of their weight in oil). However, this first crush does not extract all the available oil. The mulch is often multiple pressed and can even be solvent extracted for the remaining residual oils. However they are unsuitable for our recommended skin applications. Unfortunately, some of these lower grades of oils can find their way onto the market as a cheaper commodity. Some jojoba oils described as pure can be blends of multiple pressed and solvent extracted oils (and sometimes other oils) with possible residuals of hexane and other metal soaps present.
There are a number of filtration steps taken during and after the first crush which are done down to .05 microns tightness, which increases oil clarity and reduces the possibility of bacteria and mould. With some other processors, filtration can be poor and tightness can be as high as 20-30 microns, which does not remove bacteria and mould and results in poor clarity.
The bulk oil is then subjected to a “winterisation” process. This is a natural chilling process designed to significantly reduce phospholipid content (0.3ppm phosphorous). In many other jojoba oils, phospholipid content is not reduced (with levels remaining at greater than 20ppm phosphorous) and over time, may precipitate out of the oil resulting in a gum like substance hazing the oil and collecting on the bottom of the oil container.
So there are a number of steps commissioned by us and implemented before the bulk oil can go through its final steps to the finished product stage.
At the final processing station, the processed bulk oil is then subjected to an additional series of refining procedures.
These processes have been developed over time and are proprietary information. However, they do not entail any additions or alterations to the oil or its purity.
These last stages of production provide for pasteurisation and final refining techniques conducted under strict temperature controls to ensure maintenance of natural nutrients and vitamins.
It is then subject to our unique Micron Final Filter.
LANNI Ultimate Moisturiser passes through a last super fine filtration process at the moment it is filled into the bottle providing the confidence of ultimate purity and ensuring the finest quality.