Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil is a very nutrient dense carrier oil with a lot of potential applications. It is deeply antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, making it an ideal carrier oil for essential oils that are being used to target the symptoms of autoimmune conditions.
The rich concentration of EFA’s, (essential fatty acids, or Omega oils), minerals and vitamins in Pumpkin Seed Oil make it ideal for a good number of skincare applications.
- Mature skin
- Damaged skin
- Autoimmune skin conditions: acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea etc…
- Dry skin
The nutrient profile of Pumpkin Seed Oil is impressive. It has a particularly high vitamin C content, which promotes collagen, and helps to detoxify the skin.
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
Pumpkin Seed Oil also has an important role to play within haircare.
Recent scientific evidence suggests that 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 Haircare Essential Oils
The following essential oils are also recognised as beneficial for hair loss:
Wild As The Wind stocks a good number of options for these aromatherapy oils. For example, Rosemary Essential Oil and Organic Rosemary Essential Oil are both available.
Simply use the search box at the top of this page to view all of the options available.
Other Carrier Oils For Haircare
There are also a couple of other carrier oils which have been traditionally used in hair oils to help reduce hair loss:
*Organic Jojoba Oil is usually added to hair oil recipes for those with finer hair.
Using Carrier Oils & Essential Oils For Haircare
It is helpful to combine carrier oils in hair oil preparations, depending on your own personal needs. Adding essential oils will improve outcomes, and will also make using a hair oil a more pleasant experience.
There is no correct combination of 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…
Pumpkin Seed Oil Hair Oil Recipe & Usage Instructions
Place the following ingredients in your bain-marie or Pyrex dish:
- 78% Pumpkin Seed Oil
- 20% Jojoba Oil
- 2% 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.
Pumpkin Seed Oil contains the following EFA’s:
Essential Fatty Acids, or EFA’s, are what makes 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%
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.
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are premium quality, therapeutic grade carrier oils which are perfect for aromatherapy.
All of the Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are cold pressed to retain an optimal nutrient density of each carrier oil.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils & Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind 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 Carrier Oils are used for hair and beard oils.
Wild As The Wind 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 wounds and scars
- Many Organic Carrier Oils are thought to possess 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 Carrier Oils are available in the UK & Europe.
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Wild As The Wind carries a Wildcrafted Organic Rosehip Seed Oil also.
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Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils are bottled in an amber glass bottle with an aluminium lid. Labels are pre-printed with details added by hand.
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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.