Botanical Name: Punica granatum
Extraction Method: Cold-Pressed
Processing Type: Refined
Obtained From: Seeds
Description: The pomegranate is native in regions ranging from Iran through to the Himalayas in northern India. It was cultivated and naturalized over the Mediterranean region since ancient times. The pomegranate plant is a neat, rounded shrub or small tree that can grow to typically to 12 to 16 feet in height. Dwarf varieties are also known. It is usually deciduous, but in certain areas the leaves will persist on the tree. The trunk is covered by a red-brown bark, which later becomes gray. The branches are stiff, angular and often spiny. Pomegranate Carrier Oil is the result of the dried seeds, which are extracted and purified with supercritical carbon dioxide (liquid carbon dioxide).
Color: Colorless to yellow liquid.
Aromatic Description: Typical Characteristic of Carrier Oils.
Common Uses: Pomegranate Seed Carrier Oil is suitable for applications in both soap and skin care. It is often viewed as a “face oil” in that it moisturizes and nourishes dry skin. It is reputed to provide a feeling of natural moisture and after application the skin usually feels soft and smooth.
Consistency: Typical and Characteristic of Carrier Oils.
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed, with a slight oily feel though only small amounts are normally used in concert with other oils.
- Cold-Pressed: India
Cautions: For external use only; a skin test is recommended prior to use.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.