Pomegranate Seed Oil

History

Pomegranate seed oil began it’s journey literally eons ago. Native to Persia the pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits on the planet. It was known as the nectar of the Gods. Its first journey was to China in 100 B.C. For Christians the pomegranate represents hope of life eternal. Some scholars believe it was the pomegranate and not the apple that was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.

For the Jewish religion, it represents righteousness. In China it represents wealth and is a common wedding present. In Buddhism, it is one of the three blessed fruits along with peaches and citrus.

The varied uses of the tree and fruit include tanning leather, treating leprosy and dyspepsia.

The Fruit

Pomegranates grow on a shrub that can be pruned to look like a tree. They can grow to 20 feet in height. There are some shrubs in Europe that have lived for 200 years. Although there are hundreds of cultivars, only 14 grow in the U.S

Pomegranate Seed Oil

200 pounds of pomegranate seeds are need to make 16 ounces of pomegranate seed oil. There are approximately 800 seeds per fruit. This luxurious oil is made by cold pressing the organic seeds.

The luscious oil produced by the pomegranate seeds contains flavonoids, antioxidants and punicic acid, a fatty acid. This reduces inflammation and hydrates as well as protecting the skin and repairing from sun damage. These components aid in protecting and firming the skin. Research has proven the efficacy of the oil on the skin in its ability to stimulate cell growth of the epidermis. Coupled with its bounty of antioxidants this is a must for glowing and healthy skin.

It easily penetrates the skin without leaving a greasy residue making it perfect for oily and dry skin. The oil is viscous and only a small amount is needed for the skin.

This prized oil is found in our eye serum, nourishing body oil and body balm.

Tips for Relaxing During the Work Week

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Tips for Relaxing During the Work Week

It is almost the weekend – but not quite yet. There is still one more day of meetings, deadlines, errands, appointments, and obligations that demand your attention. By the time the weekend comes around, all of your energy has been zapped, and two days on the sofa with a movie marathon and some takeout sounds amazing, right? It’s an ongoing cycle of all work then all rest. Tired of being tired all weekend? Here are some ways to balance work with relaxation all week long.

Turn Off Your TV

We have all been behind that person in traffic with a “kill your TV” bumper sticker. Not the extent that I’m suggesting, but a few nights with the television turned off will give your brain some much-needed R&R. Give your mind a chance to recoup from sensory overload, and allow yourself to focus on something soothing, like a book or some music.

Get Physical

Sitting in an office chair all week can make anyone feel sluggish. Keep yourself energized by incorporating some kind of physical activity into your daily routine. I’m not preaching a 6:00am boot camp workout; I mean start your morning out with some good stretches or step away from your desk for an afternoon walk. Anything that gets you moving!

Have Fun

We all have things we are obligated to do; however, it is important to treat yourself with some time to do what you want to do. Catch up with some friends over dinner, check out that new movie, enjoy a good concert – whatever it is that puts a smile on your face (and rewards you for all that hard work you do).

Take Care of Yourself

Your physical health has an effect on your mental health. Take care of yourself! Just as your body benefits from pure, natural foods, go for clean, organic skincare products that will keep your skin balanced and hydrated. Check out HollyBethOrganics.com to discover skincare solutions that will keep you looking good and feeling good. One of my favorites is the Nourishing Body Oil. Just add a few drops to a hot bath for a spa-like moisturizing treatment!

Life is about balance. All work and no play . . . well, you know what I mean.

NEW FACE Gabriela Gonzalez-Lamberson

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Mrs. Gonzalez-Lamberson began her career at Kodak and then began working in the International Tourism and Economic Development arena as the Director of the International division of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB).  During her tenure at the ACVB she represented the city with projects such as the bid for the Secretariat of the North American Free Trade Agreement as well as the route development of Delta Air Lines throughout Latin America.  Before returning to Atlanta in 2007 to become the Director of Southeast region for AeroMexico Airlines, Mrs. Gonzalez-Lamberson worked for the US division of the Swiss based company Kuoni as the Director for Europe and South Africa.

She currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, is a member of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Initiative of the Girl Scouts of America. She is currently part of the educational committee with Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.   She has served as president of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s Atlanta Chapter in addition to serving board terms with the Hispanic Initiative of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, The Mexican Center of Atlanta, and the National Latina Business Women’s Association amongst others.   Amid her recognitions, she has been named Southeast Rising star by Southern Living, Women Leaders in Atlanta by Atlanta Woman Magazine and was chosen to participate in one of initial classes of the Coca Cola Diversity Leadership Academy.

With a passion for art and culture, she continues her philanthropic efforts managing a local non-profit that provides opportunities for cultural exchange, artistic expression and more overly, an opportunity for cultural understanding cultivating a path for global thinking.

Mrs. Gonzalez-Lamberson has an International Finance and International Marketing Degree from the University of Georgia.  She is passionate about health, wellness and keeping life full of laughter and legerity.  She lives in Atlanta and is married to Bart Lamberson who works in the flourishing film industry of Georgia and they have a 5 year old daughter, Gabriela Elisa.

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Having my photo taken is the number one thing I do not like doing nor do I like posting photos of myself. I honestly don’t know if it is insecurities or what… but it is just intimidating and believe me I am not a shy person. However, recently I had a photo shoot with Buffy Dekmar Photography that was actually fun and a pleasure. She took a series of photos for a magazine and I must say not only is Buffy gorgeous with porcelain flawless skin but funny and talented. Here is proof that it was delightful.
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Beth & Pamela are two of the most talented women I know. How lucky am I that they wanted to have a garden party in my backyard? Oh my goodness, Pamela, photographer extraordinaire, made a green gazpacho that would put Wolfgang Puck a shivering… and Beth made a peach sorbet that would have the barefoot contessa asking for an autograph. It was the most wonderful party where new and old friends met. Pamela’s photos speak louder than words.bethbethhbteacupsorbetgazpacholavender

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