Pumpkin Seed Oil

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What is Pumpkin Seed Oil?

Pumpkin seed oil is a dark green to blue coloured oil with a viscous consistency and is extracted from pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin seed oil is often used in skincare, cosmetic and hair care products like body lotion, moisturiser, shampoo and conditioners. 

Our pumpkin seed oil is cold pressed, which means that it has been extracted at below 35C. It hasn't been deodourised or decolourised, which helps to keep the natural qualities of the oil intact.

Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin seed oil is great for hydrating and moisturising skin. It is often used in skincare products like moisturisers, serums and lotions. 

Pumpkin seed oil is high in two unsaturated essential fatty acids: Oleic acid and Linoleic acid. This is what gives pumpkin seed oil its moisturising power.

When pumpkin seed oil is used in cold process soap making it adds to the conditioning effect of the bar, and a little to the hardness and creaminess of the bar.

Pumpkin seed oil is popular in home remedies for hair loss or aiding hair growth. It is also great for increasing hydration in dry or damaged hair.

How to use pumpkin seed oil for hair 

Create your own hot oil hair treatment at home with this simple recipe. 

Ingredients

Method

  • Mix your oils together in a heatproof dish. 

  • Gently heat the oils until they are warm to the touch, not hot.

  • Test the temperature on your wrist before applying

  • Massage small amounts into your scalp, and keep working until you've applied it to all of your scalp.

  • Brush the oil through your hair

  • Wait 15-30 minutes

  • Wash your hair with shampoo

Pumpkin Seed Oil for Skin 

Pumpkin seed oil increases firmness and hydration in the skin. It is rich in fatty acids which helps to hydrate it by restoring the skin's barrier, keeping the moisture in. It also contains Vitamin E and C which are great for brightening and renewing skin. 

Pumpkin seed oil is also suitable for most skin types as it has a low comedogenic rating of 2, meaning there is a medium-low chance it will clog pores.

How to use pumpkin seed oil for skin 

Try out our recipe below for a quick and easy skin treatment:

Ingredients

Organic shea butter 100g

Pumpkin seed oil 50ml

Jojoba oil 50ml

Method

  • Melt your shea butter in a microwave, or in a bowl over boiling water

  • Add all of your pumpkin seed oil and jojoba oil to the melted shea butter, and stir it to combine.

  • Remove from the heat and place in the fridge to cool

  • Once the mixture is looking like it is starting to set, get your mixer or whisk ready and give it a mix for 5-10 minutes. It should reach a light, creamy consistency

  • Apply thinly, a little goes a long way!

Technical documents

To find the technical documents please click here.

FAQs

What does pumpkin seed oil smell like? 

Pumpkin oil has a relatively mild scent, similar to fresh seeds. However it is a relatively neutral scent and isn't overpowering.

What is the saponification value for pumpkin seed oil? 

The saponification value for pumpkin seed oil is between 188 and 198, with an average of 192.

For NaOH the SAP value is 0.137 and for KOH it is 0.192

What is the pumpkin seed oil INCI? 

The INCI name for pumpkin seed oil is cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil

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