I set a goal for myself this season: consume and enjoy as much pumpkin as I’m able. I wish I could say I was motivated by its glorious amounts of Vitamin A, unsaturated fats and antioxidants. I wish I could say I was motivated by my desire to support the great farmers in Washington State. While those are lovely side-benefits, the truth of the matter is this: I dig pumpkin and I don’t want this season to pass without fully embracing this delicious, seasonal gift.
- Pumpkin Seed Oil, featured in the Intensive Nutrient Complex and Night Cream, is rich in squalene, which scavenges for skin-aging free radicals, soothes the skin and protects against UV damage and other environmental damage. Squalene also seems to have potential for fighting cancer.
- Pumpkin Seed Oil is also rich in alpha, beta, delta and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), which provide UV protection and prevent skin oxidation. (pssst! That means that pumpkin’s a powerful antioxidant!)
- Essential Fatty Acids abound in Pumpkin Seed Oil. EFAs effectively reduce inflammation, repair itchiness and flakiness, replenish moisture and protect the skin’s lipid barrier.
- Pumpkin Leaf Oil is a great mosquito repellant!
To sum it up, Pumpkin Seed Oil is a potent antioxidant, protector, soother, and moisturizer. Lucky for you, Martha only blends with the finest, whole oils that are unrefined and pure so you will experience all of the pumpkin’s unadulterated benefits.
I hope you’ll join me in my celebration of pumpkins this fall. You can keep up with my pumpkin consumption in my facebook photo album and feel free to send me your pumpkin-centric ideas (I’ve been on the hunt for a good pumpkin ravioli recipe!). Also, make sure to check out this month’s sweet pumpkin special that pairs our pumpkin seed oil products with the OHA Cleansing Milk, plus a great coupon!