Harvested from the Prunica granatum shrub, which is a fruit bearing shrub growing to to 16 to 26 feet. The plant originated from Iran, but now grows across the Mediterranean in abundance. The plant has spiny branches and evergreen leaves, with shiny flowers that bloom in clusters of give. The fruit is about 2.5 - 5 inches wide and has a tough, leathery skin. The oil is obtained from the seeds which are found inside the fruit in a white spongy tissue.
A report in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that Pomegranate oil stimulates 'keratinocytes', which are the major cells found in the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). Helping to regenerate these cells, may actually help to reverse past damage and revive the skin to reveal a fresher and more youthful appearance.
Pomegranate provides hydrating relief to the skin, helping with dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and sunburned skin. Just like the Pomegranate, the oil has high antioxidant content, mainly due to it's high content of ellagic acid. By fending off damaging free radicals, the oil helps keep the skin looking young and can provide some protection against the sun.
Pomegranate oil is rich in punic acid, which helps to revitalise and strengthen the hair, making it strong, lustrous and healthy. The high antioxidant and vitamin content help increase the blood flow and circulation in the scalp, helping to reduce flakiness and itchiness of the scale. Pomegranate oil is ideal for dandruff, hair dullness, dryness and thinning of the hair.
Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil
18 - 24 months
Colour - A bright yellow oil
Odour - Typical
Form - Liquid
Stearic acid (C18:10): < 1 -3
Oleic acid (C18:1): 3 - 6
Linoleic acid (C18:2): 3 - 8
9C 11T 13C PUNICIC (C18:3): 60 - 85
Icosanoic acid (C18:3): < 1
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals.
Use as a skin serum, before moisturising, just a small dab on your finger tip for amazing results.
None recorded and as with all carrier oils (except St Johns Wort), safe to use during pregnancy. As with all nut based carrier oils, always use with caution on people with nut allergies.
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