Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil History

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. 
 
Biblical References: Exodus 28:34, Exodus 39:26, 1 Samuel 14:2, Song of Solomon 4:3, Song of Solomon 6:7, Song of Solomon 8:2, Joel 1:12, Haggai 2:19
 
Hebrew Word: Pomegranate
7416 {rim-mone’} or rimmon {rim-mone’} 
Meaning: 1) pomegranate 1a) as tree 1b) as fruit 1c) as pomegranate shaped ornaments in temple 
 
Blends well with: Serves as a carrier oil for all essential oils. 
 
Note in perfumery: Base note 
 
CAUTION: Non-Toxic, Non-Irritant and can be used by most anyone. Agarwood is considered safe and can be worn neat on the skin. We recommend a patch-test prior to use. 
Pomegranate Seed Oil’s Healing Properties
Newsweek magazine reports that the Pomegranate fruit has protective benefits against cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure. Its seeds and surrounding pulp are packed with nutrients like vitamin C and potassium. Pomegranate fruit is high in antioxidants and is helpful to prevent heart disease and stroke. Pomegranate extract is known for its amazing skin care benefits. 
 
Color: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Aromatic Description: Typical and 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 also balances pH 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.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 6 months to 1 year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
 
Caution: None Known. 
Pomegranate’s Spiritual Significance
And [beneath] upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about. Exodus 28:33
Highly esteemed by Israelites, the pomegranate was believed to be the original forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. It was also one of the seven species brought back by the spies to show how fertile the Promised Land was. Carved figures of the pomegranate were principal ornaments adorning stately columns and pillars in Solomon’s temple as well as worn on the High Priests garments symbolizing life.
The Hebrew word for pomegranate is Ramam, which means to rise up or to be mounted up.
In Song of Solomon 4:3, Solomon describes his bride’s temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
Solomon uses the pomegranate theme for her temples to show fertility of the mind, where good seed is planted and a harvest is sure. Her thoughts are on what is pure, lovely, and of good report. She is the true bride, with the mental state that matches the King’s. Here the Holy Spirit finds a welcome depository for things that are to come.
Here the words of Yeshua are quickly brought to mind. She has the mind of Christ.
The pomegranate fruit, in relation to our temples, signifies that it is now the fruit of the Spirit that controls our lives (mounts or raises us up or above) rather than the lust of the flesh. The phrase within thy locks shows that she bears spiritual fruit that is veiled and hidden from the world for only the Lord to behold.
Some interpreters believe the reference to pomegranates is a symbol of fertility. On a holy theme, greater significance might point to the use of the pomegranate as it relates to the skirt of the high priest. At the bottom of the high priest’s robe were pomegranates interspersed with bells. With every step, the ringing of bells with the symbol for fertility of life bore witness to sight and sound to declare life. Life and abundance characterizes the Savior’s bride.