Pomegranate has seen an increase in use over the last few years. As a result, I’m often asked about pomegranate essential oil benefits and where to get them. There isn’t an essential oil. There are pomegranate fragrance oils, and pomegranate seed oils. These are what you need to look for (I will cover them in this article).
The brief explanation for no essential oil is because the properties needed for essential cannot be extracted from the fruit. Much like with strawberry and pineapple oils, you can’t bottle the health benefits found by eating the fruit.
Fragrance oils give you the scent of a pomegranate, but none of the health benefits as it’s a synthetic compound. The seed oil, however, does have some wonderful applications and uses that I will cover in this article.
Pomegranate Seed Oil Benefits
Pomegranate seed oil has a wide range of uses externally, and internally. It’s commonly found in cosmetic products, as well as massage oils, gels, shower products, etc. You can also diffuse the seed oil instead of the fragrance oil, and most people say it’s a fresher scent.
Pomegranate Seed Oil Benefits for Skin
If you suffer from skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or have some rashes, the anti-inflammatory properties of this seed oil can help. It helps speed up the body’s natural recovery process and leaves skin feeling smooth and looking healthy.
I’ve not used it as a massage oil personally, but I’ve seen it used. If you enjoy the scent you’re going to enjoy a massage with pomegranate seed oil. The active ingredients that are great for your skin are going to be beneficial too.
I’m always a little sceptical of anti-ageing products, although obviously they do work. Pomegranate is an ingredient used in many of these products. That’s pretty good reassurance how good for your skin this oil is.
The fruit is well-known for having good antioxidant properties and these are captured in the oil. Giving skin a firmer and fresher look and helping the body produce collagen, a protein vital to our health.
This is a fatty acid that contributes to keeping free radicals away. Another contributing factor to keeping skin looking young and healthy.
Pomegranate Seed Oil Capsules
Pomegranate Seed Oil Benefits for Hair
Pomegranate seed oil uses don’t stop at skin care, this oil provides a lot of benefits when used with the hair and scalp too. It’s a natural and enjoyable way to give your hair shine and volume with the lovely scent of pomegranate. Its works with all hair styles and types and is easy to use. Here are some of the reasons you should consider giving it a try:
The antipruritic properties in the oil helps to fight bacteria that might be hanging around on your scalp when massaged into your hair. As with the skin benefits, it provides relief to skin conditions like eczema.
The oil works wonders if you have an itchy scalp. Even chemical shampoos that claim to be anti-itch often make the problem worse. If this bothers you try this natural option and see if you find relief from the annoying itchiness.
Packed full of vitamins and nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, and B vitamins, pomegranate seed oil is great for stimulating hair growth and skin regeneration. Regular use will result in stronger hair follicles and strands.
Stimulates Blood Circulation
I have written many times about the benefits of stimulating blood circulation through massage therapy. So using this oil on your scalp and stimulating blood circulation is great for all-around health and well-being.
Balances pH Levels
The pH levels on your scalp are in a delicate balance. If you have oily or greasy hair or dry skin, your pH levels may be the reason. You can restore a natural balance with this seed oil and see if your hair and scalp feels better.
Pomegranate Seed Oil Side Effects
There aren’t any real side effects to be concerned about. Always read the label carefully when buying any products and use as directed. It’s always a good idea to test products on a small area of skin first in case you have a reaction. Also, use in moderation until you are sure you’re not allergic.
If you have anything to add to pomegranate essential oil benefits, uses for the fragrance oil, or seed oil benefits please drop me a note, I’d love to hear them.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.