Larry and Donna Charpied began La Ronna Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba)
Company® in 1980, in Santa Barbara, California. We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2010. We learned jojoba was the replacement for
Sperm Whale oil and began a quest to produce this oil and help save the
whales. The oil that is drawn from the Sperm Whale is actually the
“hydraulic fluid” inside the whale’s head that cushions it’s massive brain
from slamming into it’s hard skull. The rest of the whale was used for pet
food and fertilizer. The jojoba plant supplies the same oil, which is actually a liquid wax, making it a renewable resource our Nation can depend on.