They say pomegranate seed oil has a lot of amazing benefits; but we tried it out for a bit and we didn’t really notice anything.

We tried it on our skin and we tried it in our hair; but maybe we didn’t try it long enough? Or maybe the brand of pomegranate seed oil we purchased wasn’t the best brand?

Whatever the case, pomegranate seed oil didn’t seem to help to bring us closer to our fantasy of transforming ourselves into youthful looking beauties with glowing skin and beautiful, thick shiny hair.

So what’s pomegranate seed oil supposed to do for real?

Pomegranate sepals and drying stamens after fertilization and petal fall
Granatapfelblüte 3” by Uwe BarghaanOwn work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The pomegranate is a fruit that grows from a deciduous shrub known by the botanical name Punica granatum.

The pomegranate fruit is a round fruit that’s typically about the size of a medium orange. The outside skin is thick and red when ripe.

Inside the thick skin are hundreds of juice filled seeds. The juice of the pomegranate seed is sweet.

opened pomegranate
Pomegranate02 edit” by Fir0002Own work. Licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Wikimedia Commons.

Pomegranate seeds are great for snacking and adding to a wide variety of dishes. They contain Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, dietary fiber among other nutrients. Pomegranate seeds are also said to be great for a number of other things when pressed for their oil.

Pomegranate seed oil

Pomegranate seed oil is made by cold pressing pomegranate seeds. Pomegranate seed oil is said to be good for:

Skin

For all skin types

  • Helping to reduce signs of aging
  • Making skin more supple and youthful
  • Providing another layer of sun protection to skin
  • Controlling acne and acne scarring
  • Helping skin heal faster
  • Improving the texture of skin
  • Helping to soothe and hydrate skin that has been affected by eczema, psoriasis and sunburn
  • Repairing damage to skin
  • Restoring skin elasticity and firmness

Hair

For all hair types

  • Helping with hair growth
  • Giving hair new life and luster
  • Protecting hair from the elements
  • Keeping scalp healthy
  • Ridding scalp of dandruff, dirt and other particles
  • Soothing scalp
  • Fighting scalp bacteria
  • Nourishing hair

These are only some of the benefits that pomegranate seed oil is said to provide. Sounds pretty darn amazing right? Pomegranate seed oil sounds like the miracle potion you need to get yourself vibrant and beautiful.

Like we said, we gave pomegranate seed oil a try for a little while; but we didn’t notice anything awesome happening to our skin or hair when we used it. Nevertheless, we’re willing to give it another try. It could just be that we didn’t use it long enough or we bought a brand that wasn’t the best pomegranate seed oil to try. We’ll be looking into how to make our own pomegranate seed oil.

But if you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own and you would like to try pomegranate seed oil to see if you reap any of the suggested benefits, you can shop for oils at Amazon.

Do you use pomegranate seed oil? Tell us how it’s working for you in the comments below.

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