pumpkin seed oil by adding it to a whipped babassu and kokum butter. Let's take a look at a few other products we can make, like a cuticle balm.
I do love my cuticle balm, and I use it all year long. My mom uses it on her hands as a moisturizer and her lips as well, and I've found it works really well as a lip balm.
Lipidthix, INCI Hydrogenated vegetable oil, an ingredient that thickens and makes butters from any of our vegetable oils. In my past experiments, I found I liked 75% oil with 25% Lipidthix, so that's what I did here.
PUMPKIN SEED BUTTER
75% pumpkin seed oil
Measure out each ingredient into a heatproof container, like a Pyrex jug, and put into a double boiler. Heat at 60˚C to 70˚C for up to 20 minutes, then remove from the heat and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes (depending upon how much you're making!) or until it seems like butter.
Lipidthix: 80% oil experiment
Lipidthix: 75% oil experiment
mango butter or shea butter instead and use the pumpkin seed oil as the hazelnut and calendula oil portions. Or don't. It's up to you! I don't suggest a harder butter, like cocoa butter or kokum butter as they will be too hard. If you want a softer product, leave out the beeswax or reduce it.
LANOLIN & LECITHIN CUTICLE BALM WITH PUMPKIN SEED OIL
40% pumpkin seed butter
10% hazelnut oil
5% calendula oil
1% Vitamin E
Weigh all the ingredients in a heat proof container until melted. Pour into tins or little jars. Allow to set at room temperature or in the fridge, whichever you prefer. Use and rejoice.
Join me tomorrow as we use pumpkin seed oil in an emulsified scrub!