8 Wonderful Benefits of Pomegranate Seed Oil

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There are many wonderful benefits of pomegranate seed oil, such as the ability to smooth skin inflammation, prevent premature aging and boost the immune system. There aren’t many side effects associated with using pomegranate seed oil, but it can cause an upset stomach and may cause possible complications when used with various forms of medication or medical conditions. Before you use this or any other form of concentrated oil, if you’re taking medication or have a medical condition, it would be a good idea to peak with your doctor about the risk factors.

Despite it all, there are many wonderful benefits of pomegranate seed oil, which is why we highly recommend it to our friends and family. Go ahead and take a look at these benefits …

1. Moisturizer

You skin will soak this oil up like never before – it easily penetrates into the skin and for this reason, it makes a great moisturizer. If you have dry skin, use this and you’ll find your skin feeling nice and smooth. Even if you have oily skin, it can be used.

Take 3 drops of the oil and apply it to your face as a moisturizer. If you’d like to make a daily face oil, here’s a good recipe:

  • 1 tbsp of pomegranate seed oil
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp of argan oil

Directions:

Using a small funnel, pour those ingredients into a glass dropped bottle. Put a cap on the bottle and gently shape it in order to combine the ingredients. Now, your face oil is ready to go. Simply apply 3 drops on your face as an all-natural moisturizer.

2. Anti-Aging Benefits

Pomegranates contain a large amount of antioxidant properties, and the same can be said about the oil. These antioxidant properties are great for fighting off those free radicals. Free radicals cause damage to skin cells, and are responsible for those early signs of aging.

If you would like an all-natural anti-aging serum, here’s a good recipe to follow:

  • ½ tsp of sea buckthorn oil
  • 1 tbsp of pomegranate seed oil
  • 1 tbsp of rosehip oil
  • 4 drops of geranium oil
  • 4 drops of lavender oil
  • 4 drops of carrot seed oil

Directions:

Again, using a small funnel, add the first 3 ingredients to a glass dropper bottle. Then, add the rest of the ingredients, close the cap and gently shake the solution to mix it up. Take a couple of drops and place it on your neck and face – leave it there for 2 minutes, then rinse it off. For the best results, we recommend following this process every night.

3. Anti-Inflammatory

Inflammation is a common ailment that affects the body, whether it’s blood vessels, tissues, joints or organs. Pomegranate seed oil has quite a few anti-inflammatory properties packed inside it.

For this reason, this oil can help reduce swelling in the body. It can also be used to eliminate pain that is associated with various conditions such as joint disorders, arthritis, hemorrhoids, headaches, and edema. The Punic acid and Flavanoids are what gives this oil its anti-inflammatory properties. It also has wound healing and anti-microbial properties in it.

If you have psoriasis, eczema, rosacea or any other form of inflammatory skin condition, then using this oil could help you.

4. Acne

You can use this oil topically on your face in order to eliminate the signs of acne. It can eliminate the bacteria that is causing the acne and help rebalance your skins oil levels.

5. Heart Health

The mixture of monounsaturated fatty acids, phytochemicals, and polyunsaturated fatty acids that are found in pomegranate seed oil will have a pretty big impact on your heart health. You can use it to help decrease the “bad” cholesterol levels and increase the “good” cholesterol, while reducing blood pressure and boosting circulation all at the same time. This can help reduce your chances of heart attacks, stroked, atherosclerosis and other cardiac problems.

6. Diabetes

Pomegranate seed oil appears to have a good effect on insulin resistance. If you’re struggling with diabetes, this can be good news for you. Mind you, research on this is still in the early stage, but looking at the results, it can be encouraging. Regardless, either way you go, it won’t hurt to go ahead and start using Pomegranate seed oil to help with diabetes.

7. Dandruff

For those of you that have a problem with dandruff, we recommend taking a couple of small drops of pomegranate seed oil and massaging it into the scalp. Not only is this a great way to moisturize your scalp, it is also a good way to stimulate blood flow. This can help prevent premature hair loss, improve the health of your hair, stimulate the growth of hair and eliminate dandruff all at the same time.

8. Circulation

A good way to improve the efficiency of the immune system, prevent chronic disease and speed up the healing process involves increasing circulation. This seed oil has stimulant properties that can help you lose weight by increasing your metabolism and increasing your energy levels, which will make you more active. Moving around is a great way to increase circulation.

 

Pomegranate seed oil makes a great moisturizer, can help improve circulation, take care of your dandruff problems and so much more. Go ahead, add pomegranate seed oil to your sunscreen, moisturizer, cleansers and hair care products or use it on its own. Regardless of how you use it, you’ll be sure to see some the wonderful benefits of pomegranate seed oil.

This oil is great for all skin types – it easily absorbs into the skin, without leaving that greasy feeling behind. It can be used by those who have dry skin to help moisturize it and it can be used by those with oily skin. This oil is not going to clog your pores. Using it will help you maintain your youthful appearance as it helps your body create new skin cells.