Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil is a nutrient dense carrier oil with a good number of applications. A deeply antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it is an ideal carrier oil for diluting aromatherapy oils with similar properties. An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory blend would be very helpful for alleviating painful inflammatory issues, and the symptoms of autoimmune conditions.
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil For Skincare
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil is also a great choice for several skincare applications, owing to its nutrient profile. And, because it is very affordable, and aromatically moderate, Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil provides the perfect base for an essential oil infused bath and body oil.
Skincare conditions that would benefit from Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil include:
- Mature skin
- Damaged skin
- Autoimmune skin conditions: acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea etc…
- Dry skin
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil Nutrient Profile
The nutrient profile of Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil is impressive. It has a particularly high vitamin C content, which promotes collagen, and helps to detoxify the skin.
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil is also rich in vitamin E, which is thought to have powerful effects on skin appearance and texture.
It has been shown to:
- Protect against dermal oxidative stress
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes
- Stimulate cell growth
- Reduce skin inflammation
- Protect against infections
- Helps to retain moisture in the skin, keeping it firm and lustrous
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil For Haircare
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil also has an important role to play within haircare.
Recent scientific evidence suggests that Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil is more effective than certain hair loss drugs for female pattern hair loss.
Pumpkin seed oil vs. minoxidil 5% topical foam for the treatment of female pattern hair loss: A randomized comparative trial.1
Scientific research also states that Cold Pressed Pumpkin Seed Oil is very high in peptides.2
The same study identified that Cold Pressed Pumpkin Seed Oil has an unusually high protein count, also.
Best Organic Essential Oils For Haircare
The following organic essential oils are also recognised as beneficial for hair loss:
Another aromatherapy oil with distinct benefits for haircare applications is Nutmeg Essential Oil.
Other Organic Carrier Oils For Haircare
Two other organic carrier oils have been traditionally used as the base for hair oils, may also help to reduce hair loss:
*Organic Jojoba Oil is usually added to hair oil recipes for those with fine hair.
Using Organic Carrier Oils & Essential Oils For Haircare
It is helpful to combine organic carrier oils in hair oil preparations, depending on your own personal needs. Adding organic essential oils will improve outcomes, and will also make using a hair oil a more pleasant experience.
There is no correct combination of organic oils, as we all have individual needs. A process of experimentation will help you arrive at the best combination for you.
However, there are several rules of thumb that must be followed:
- Using your hair oil as a warm hair oil treatment will produce the best results
- The temperature of your hair oil prior to application should be tolerable to you
- The essential oil content of your hair oil should not exceed 2%
- Your hair oil should not be heated up in a microwave – use a bain-marie or Pyrex dish in a pan of hot water, which you gently heat up on your cooker.
The following hair oil recipe will act as a great guideline…
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil Hair Oil Recipe & Usage Instructions
Place the following ingredients in your bain-marie or Pyrex dish:
- 78% Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
- 20% Organic Jojoba Oil
- 2% Organic Essential Oils
Warm to the desired temperature, then apply to your scalp using your fingertips. Immediately wrap with a natural fibre towel, to retain the heat, and leave for a minimum of 20 minutes.
Shampoo and condition as normal.
*The longer you leave your hair oil on, the better. You can even leave it on overnight if desired. But, maintaining warmth is essential, so your hair should remain wrapped throughout. This may be too disruptive to sleep for some people, and certainly isn’t necessary.
You can use this hair oil treatment twice a week. But, please be aware, the more you wash your hair, the more you will weaken it and lose it. So, try and reduce the amount of times you wash your hair each week, and adjust your hair treatments accordingly.
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil contains the following EFA’s:
Essential Fatty Acids, or EFA’s, are what makes Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil so moisturising:
- Oleic Acid (Omega-9) c. 18%
- Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) c. 18%
- Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) c. 0.2%
- Palmitic Acid (Omega-7) c. 16%
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil has a Comedogenic Rating of 2
Cautions & Contraindications
This is a cosmetic grade oil. Not for internal consumption.
In rare cases, it maybe mildly irritating to the skin. Those with highly sensitive skin should dilute Pumpkin Seed Oil with Organic Jojoba Oil.
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil Storage
Store all carrier oils, including Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, in a cool, dark, dry place away from sunlight.
Keep the lid firmly closed.
It is always advisable to perform a patch test on the soft skin on the inside of your forearm before using carrier oils on your face.
Perform A Patch Test
Place a drop or two of Wild As The Wind Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil on your inner forearm, making sure to massage it well into your skin.
A severe reaction will occur within ten minutes, but it may take 24 hours for milder intolerances to emerge.
Look for signs of Urticaria, (aka Hives), discolouration, redness, dryness, or feelings of irritation / itchiness.
If you experience none of these, you will be safe to use your Wild As The Wind Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil elsewhere on your body, including your face.
Nevertheless, always avoid sensitive areas and inside your ears unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare professional. This is especially important if you use your Wild As The Wind Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil as a carrier oil for a number of Organic Essential Oils.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade carrier oils which are perfect for aromatherapy.
All of the Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are cold pressed to retain an optimal nutrient density of each carrier oil.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils and Organic Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are also used domestically, for the creation of bath and body oils, as well as bases for home remedies.
*Body oils are also known as massage oils.
Certain Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are used for hair and beard oils.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils Are Suitable For:
- Making body & bath oils (1% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Used to make face oils (2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Certain Organic Carrier Oils can be used on their own for wound healing and scar healing
- Many Organic Carrier Oils have a natural SPF value
Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils for the correct dilutions of essential oils and carrier oils.
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Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are available in the UK.
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Wild As The Wind carries a Wildcrafted Organic Rosehip Seed Oil also.
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils Packaging
Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are bottled in an amber glass bottle with an aluminium lid.
Wild As The Wind is a member of Bristol Green Partnership & is committed to reducing the use of plastics in skincare & cosmetics.
Wild As The Wind Ethics
Wild As The Wind products are suitable for everyone, including Vegetarians & Vegans.
Wild As The Wind products do not contain any animal products & have not been tested on animals. Only premium quality ingredients are used, with a preference for Organic Essential Oils & Organic Carrier Oils wherever possible.
Certain Wild As The Wind Organic Carrier Oils are used for hair and beard oils.