This product has been discontinued, as the manufacturer advises they cannot meet our low microbial and yeast/mold requirements with current production. These allowable counts for food products are much higher than those for cosmetic ingredients. Given that most purees made from pumpkin powder would be subsequently cooked, this is not a problem in the food industry. The cosmetic industry standards are much stricter and the likelihood of the ingredient being used without heating sufficiently to kill bacteria, and yeast and mold spores is much greater. Reluctantly, we have discontinued stocking it for this reason. Should we find material meeting our strict standards, we'll make it available again.
Pumpkin powder is a natural food grade product created from pumpkin puree that has been dried and milled to a powder. It has been combined in the process with maltodextrin (derived from corn), corn flour and lecithin to mainain its free-flow characteristics. It contains no preservatives. It can be used dry in the creation of anhydrous cosmetic masks, sugar scrubs or soaps. If desired, it can be reconstituted to a puree by adding 1 part pumpkin powder to 9 parts water. Our product is produced from pumpkins grown in the USA.
Typical Usage Rate: 10 - 25%
Appearance: Bright orange-yellow powder
Solubility: Soluble in water
Reconstitution: If desired, add one part Pumpkin Powder to 9 parts water (store reconstituted puree in refrigerator and use quickly).
Country of Origin: USA
Storage: Store powder in a cool, dry place. Protect from oxidation.
INCI: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Powder (and) Maltodextrin (and) Zea Mays (Corn) Seed Flour (and) Lecithin