Pumpkin seed oil – this humble seed oil which until now has been extremely difficult to find has now at long last been recognised as a miracle oil.

Until its recognition – you used to have to eat huge handfuls of pumpkin seeds – and although I am a fan of pumpkin seeds myself – there are only so many that you can actually consume before losing complete interest in them – or ending up with bits of seeds constantly stuck between your teeth!

Very few oils have the abilities and efficacy of pumpkin seed oil.

Although this wonderful oil has been incredibly difficult to find until now– especially if you choose to only consume or only use organic – it has been celebrated for centuries across various cultures for its remarkable health benefits.

Let’s look deeper into the wealth of advantages offered by this miracle oil

 1. Extremely rich in nutrients

Pumpkin seed oil is a powerhouse of essential nutrients including vitamins E, K, and B, as well as being loaded with minerals like zinc, magnesium, and iron. These nutrients play a crucial role in supporting our overall health and well-being – such as……..

2. Heart health

Studies have found that pumpkin seed oil is loaded with high levels of phytosterols that can help reduce LDL (the bad guys) cholesterol levels, thereby promoting heart health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

3. Prostate health

Pumpkin seed oil – especially Cucurbita pepo oil –showed amazing results in helping men with benign prostate hypertrophy when researchers made a study of 2000 men over a 12-week trial. They found that 500-1000 mg per day of Cucurbita pepo pumpkin oil decreases the International Prostate symptom scores by 41.4% and improved the urinary dysfunction in patients.

 4. Hair and skin support

When it comes to helping you achieve healthy luscious locks of hair and glowing skin, pumpkin seed oil reigns supreme. Its abundant array of antioxidants and essential fatty acids nourish the scalp, promoting hair growth, and improve skin elasticity, making it an extremely popular ingredient in many skincare products today such as the Everything Skin Balm.

 5. Antioxidant powerhouse

Due to its abundance of antioxidants, including carotenoids and vitamin E, pumpkin seed oil helps combat oxidative stress and reduce inflammation in the body, thereby bolstering the immune system and shielding cells from damage.

 6. Hormonal Balance

Pumpkin seed oil is loaded with phytoestrogens – these are plant compounds that have been proven to help regulate hormonal balance in both men and women. Pumpkin seed oil has been found to be particularly beneficial for women experiencing menopausal symptoms as it is a natural way to increase oestrogen levels in peri and post-menopausal women without side effects.

 7. Digestive Support

Pumpkin seed oil also supports digestive health by assisting regularity and preventing constipation. Also, its anti-inflammatory properties may soothe digestive discomfort and aid in the treatment of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

 8. Weight Management

Pumpkin seed oil contains a combination of healthy fats, fibre, and protein that helps you feel full, reduces sugar and carb cravings, and supports your metabolism.

 9. Immune Booster

Because pumpkin seed oil contains a potent blend of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants – think of it as a super vitamin pill – it helps strengthen your immune system, helping your body fend off infections and illnesses more effectively.

 10. Mental Well-being

With the rise of mental health issues in today’s society – this could possibly be the most important role of pumpkin seed oil. The omega-3 fatty acids found in pumpkin seed oil are crucial for brain health and cognitive function. Regular consumption may support mood stability, improve focus, and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.


Basically, the benefits of pumpkin seed oil are truly extraordinary, encompassing everything from heart health and hormonal balance to radiant skin and strong immunity. Whether you consume it orally or apply it topically such as using the Everything Skin Balm on your lips – by incorporating this miracle oil into your daily routine you can find so many fabulous improvements in overall health and vitality.

Yvette xx

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I am Yvette van Schie, I am a holistic beauty therapist, skin nutritionist, skincare developer and makeup artist. I am passionate about sharing real beauty advice with a whack of reality.

For over 30 years I have worked with the best in the beauty and health industry as a trainer, educator  and product formulator and I still do – so my knowledge is diverse – I am not blinkered when sharing my information with you because everyone I speak to shares what they know, and I turn it into easy to digest information because I want my readers to feel empowered to make their own decisions and to feel that they are fully in control of their beauty and well being.

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