Carrier Oil: Pomegranate
- Botanical Name: Punica granatum
- Family: Lythraceae
- Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the seeds
- Plant Part: Seeds
- Origin: Native to the Middle East and South Asia
Appearance and Aroma:
- Color: Yellow to golden
- Consistency: Medium viscosity
- Aroma: Sweet, fruity, and slightly nutty
Properties and Characteristics:
- Texture: Pomegranate oil has a medium-weight texture that absorbs well into the skin.
- Nutritional Profile: It is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins C and E.
- Shelf Life: Pomegranate oil has a relatively long shelf life of about 1 to 2 years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Uses and Benefits:
- Skin Care: Pomegranate oil is known for its anti-aging, nourishing, and rejuvenating properties. It helps promote skin elasticity, improve skin tone and texture, and protect against environmental damage. It can be used in facial oils, serums, and creams.
- Hair Care: Pomegranate oil can help condition the hair, add shine, and promote a healthy scalp. It can be used in hair oils, serums, and masks.
- Massage Oil: Pomegranate oil is often used as a carrier oil in massage therapy due to its smooth texture and skin-nourishing properties.
- Pomegranate oil is generally safe for topical use. However, individuals with fruit allergies should exercise caution and perform a patch test before using pomegranate oil.
Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.