Plant part used to extract the oil: pomegranate seeds
Cultivation method: organic farming
Area of origin: Pella, Central Macedonia
Pomegranate trees are native to a region from modern-day Iran to northern India and have been cultivated throughout the Middle East, South Asia, and Mediterranean region for several millennia. Pomegranates may have been domesticated since the 5th millennium BC, as they were one of the first fruit trees to be domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean region. Historical discoveries show that the Greeks were familiar with the fruit far before it was introduced to Rome! The fruit appears innumerous myths of the ancient Greek mythology and is believed to have sprung from the blood of Adonis.
It was known as the "fruit of the dead", perhaps due to it featuring so prominently in the myth of Persephone, the goddess of the underworld. Every year Persephone was required to spend a number of months in the underworld. The legend has it, that as she sat there on the throne, next to her husband Hades, she consumed some pomegranate seeds.
Even today, the pomegranate still holds strong symbolic meanings for the Greeks. For example, it is traditional to bring a pomegranate as a gift to a housewarming party as a symbol of abundance, fertility, and good luck. When Greeks commemorate their dead, they make ‘kollyva’ as offerings, which consist of boiled wheat, mixed with sugar and decorated with pomegranate seeds.
Other compounds: gallic acid, ellagic acid, phytosterols, polyphenols, etc.
Colour: clear, orange
Therapeutic properties associated with Pomegranate Seed oil:
anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, soothing,antioxidant, anti-aging, regenerative (indicated for mature skin, sun/weather damaged skin, where support of collagen production and cell regeneration is required, etc.)
How to use it:
Anti-ageing creams and serums – to help firm up and enhance elasticity and skin renewal
Pomegranate suits all skin type, including dry and oily, acne prone, so add it to your Daily skin careto enhance skin texture, sooth irritations, inflammations including sunburn,scarring, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis – try few drops neat or incorporate into your lotions and potions
Add to your Scalp massage oil
Add to your Massage oilsfor that extra skin nourishment
In Cosmetic making add to your anti-ageing emulsions in cold phase