Pomegranate Oil is a classic example of discovering gold in the dust. Pomegranate seeds are a wasteful by-product of juice industry. Earlier they were just waste for such companies. However, in recent research studies and articles show that Pomegranate seeds are a rich source of fatty acids. In fact, trienoic fatty acids, present in pomegranate seeds possess strong physiological activity. Moreover, it is worth noting that these seeds are one of only 6 plant components containing conjugated fatty acids. Other sources are bitter gourd and snake gourd.
It is very useful for you to incorporate Pomegranate seed oil in your daily routine for numerous health benefits. I am suggesting you 5 ways to use this wonderful oil. Let us discuss each of way along with benefits and method.
1: Use it as an edible Oil
Many studies show that this oil can help you fight diabetes and reduce your weight. You can use this in cooking by mixing with other cooking oil like Olive or Sesame Seed Oil in a smaller ratio. I use it at 1:4. It means 100 Ml of Pomegranate Seed oil and 400 Ml of Olive oil.
However, do check that oil you are using is of edible grade and the label shows all required licenses. Like the FDA in USA or FSSAI in India. Many oils which claim to be 100% pure are not necessarily edible.
2: Use it in Hair Oil
Pomegranate Seed Oil is a rich source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a must and excellent nutrient for hair growth. Mix it with coconut oil or jojoba oil for a head massage and your hair fall will reduce. I recommend that you apply this oil twice a week for best results as it will give time for scalp to absorb nutrients.
It is best to leave it for at least an hour. Most people apply it and leave it for the night. You should wash it off with natural shampoo for best results.
3: Use it as overnight Facial Oil
Pomegranate Seed Oil contains punic acid, which is an anti-oxidant. It slows the aging process of skin cells. However, you should use it in small quantities. Just take 3-4 drops in your palm and massage in a circular direction. You should apply it before sleep and leave it on overnight. In the morning wash it with a natural face wash only. It will make your skin clean and more radiant.
4: Use it in Body Massage Oil
Pomegranate Oil is a rich source of phenolic compounds and lipid-soluble fractions. Therefore, this oil is helpful in the prevention or improvement of skin changes associated with stretch marks. Therefore, you should mix it with sweet almond oil for body massage. You can mix it 1:3 ratio with almond oil and pomegranate oil for making massage oil.
You can even mix it with any plant-based oil like Sesame or Coconut. Just keep overall ration below 40% of total oil. Pomegranate seed oil is extremely healthy and strong.
5: Use it as Carrier Oil with Essential Oils
Pomegranate Seed Oil is an excellent carrier oil in aromatherapy due to its rich compounds. Mix seed oil with essential oils in a ratio of not more than 2% of carrier oil. Pomegranate is safe to use on the skin topically. You can dilute the essential oil in it for excellent results for skin and hair.
So here are the 5 ways to use pomegranate seed oils. These are also the top five reasons to incorporate this wonderful oil in your daily beauty routine. Do leave your comments suggesting any other way you know or anything else you wish to share. Till then, enjoy the benefits of natural products.