13 November 2008

It is made from the common pumpkin Curcurbita pepo and although it is used by some people orally for the treatment of urinary tract infections, it also makes a great addition to a carrier oil mix.

Pumpkin Seed oil is much more popular in Europe where it is valued for its skin healing properties (specifically sores, inflammations). Aromatherapists are also beginning to value this oil for its high protein, zinc, and polyunsaturated fats.

Aroma
An appealing, roasted nut scent

Viscosity
Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils

Color
Dark Green

Absorption and Feel
Pumpkin Seed absorbs well

Shelf Life
Pumpkin Seed oil is slow to go rancid; users can expect a shelf life of 6 Months to 1 Year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended

Extraction Method
Cold Pressed

Uses and Health Benefits :
  • Pumpkin seed oil has great healing qualities for skin problems such as sores and ulcers which makes it a good choice to include when mixing a massage oil or preparing a carrier oil blend
  • Aromatherapists like to use it since it is high in protein, zinc as well as polyunsaturated fats
Pumpkin Seed Oil Chemical Analysis
Fatty acidsRange
PalmiticC16:06.0 - 21.0 %
StearicC18:03.0 - 8.0 %
OleicC18:124.0 - 41.0 %
LinoleicC18:242.0 - 60.0 %
LinolenicC18:32.0 % max
Others2.0 % max

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, As an oil manufacturer I just wanted to let you know that no oils contain protein. I know there is a lot of sites that say pumpkin seed oil has high protein but its actually only the seeds as the oil is extracted out of the protein and carbohydrate which is the rest of the seed, so the so the oil is only oil.

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