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INCI Name: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil
Product Code: PS01
CAS #: 8016-49-7
EINECS: 289-741-0 (extract)
Brand: Biochemica®

Biochemica® Pumpkin Oil Refined Organic is an ultra refined USDA-NOP certified organic oil obtained from the seeds of organically grown Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) by a cold expeller press method. The seeds are not sterilized nor fumigated. It is highly suitable for cosmetics and toiletries due to its light color and mild odor.

Pumpkin seed oil has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine, and more recently in nutraceuticals since it is especially known for its high content of nutrients believed to be beneficial in maintaining a healthy prostate in men. This oil is also known to contain phytosterols and omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids, all beneficial to good cellular health.

Biochemica® Pumpkin Oil Refined Organic may be used in body care, soaps, facial creams, lotions and sunscreens to impart moisturization, particularly for dry, damaged skin (e.g., with eczema or psoriasis). Due to its great emolliency, it also makes for a very good massage oil, increasing skin “play time.” Suggested use levels are balms: 4-10%; body lotions and creams: 4-10%; topical ointments, nail treatments and after-sun products: up to 10%; hair conditioners: 3-5%; bar soaps: 2-7%; and hand and foot care products: up to 3%.

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Emollient
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • Natural Product
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
Appearance Yellowish oil
Odor Mild vegetable
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 188 - 198
Unsaponifiables < 2.5%
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) < 1.5
Water [Moisture] (%)  < 0.5
Peroxide Value (mEq/kg) < 10
Other Anisidine value < 8, totox value < 15
Specific Gravity (25°C/25°C) 0.915 - 0.925
Refractive Index (20°C) 1.7415 - 1.7445
Required HLB 12.3
Dielectric Constant (25°C) 3.19
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Pail - 20kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • EU
  • US


  • After Sun Skin Care
  • Bar Soaps
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Massage Products
  • Nail Care


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
Massage OilGlobalBCI0805
Organic Massage OilGlobalBCI0806M3

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