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.

Backyard Inspiration

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Natural Perfection

I was walking through my backyard today and found this pink rose in full bloom, soaking up the sun and enjoying the spring weather. I couldn’t help but think how amazing nature is. This entire splendor comes from the Earth, a natural gift that doesn’t need any alterations or additives to bring out its beauty. The innate magnificence of this rose is all it took to remind me that Mother Nature sure knows what she is doing.

Pure and Effective

Taking a lesson from Mother Nature, HollyBeth’s products are made with 100% USDA Organic Certified ingredients, harnessing the natural powers of flowers, plants, and trees. Pure and effective, HollyBeth Organics’ skin care solutions deliver radiant skin while maintaining the integrity of the environment. There are no harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients, allowing for a non-toxic, eco-friendly approach to beauty.

Nature knows what it is doing, so why mess with a good thing? Keep it honest and keep it simple.

Spring en Pointe

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Spring en Pointe… Spring seems to taunt us in the South, doesn’t she? She waves about warm breezes and flickers sunshine, then flips a switch back to chill. She sputters to life in fits and starts, finally blossoming out a full display in dramatic fashion, waiting for us to swoon and gasp before giving a coquettish wink that says “Oh, THIS old thing, it’s been in the back of the closet for years!” Her annual promenade feels wistfully brief, sometimes merely weeks until her sultry sister, Summer, takes the stage. Yet, that short stay only enhances her mystique and encourages us to develop ways of savoring our fleeting dance with Les Printemps

We’ve grown accustomed to this performance, gearing up for the first few steps at Easter and Passover time and then striking up the band for Mother Nature herself with Earth Day revels. We’re eager to stretch out on sun-warmed grass or stroll through fragrant gardens. We’re ready to see her en pointe… watching the pas de deux as the withered Winter bows before the Ingenue. She’s nurtured us through the bitter cold months and now, without further adieu, she’s SPRUNG!  Each open flower gives an added flourish, and, of course, we’re harnessing the best of those natural talents in our ingredients.

How do you celebrate the glorious Rites of Spring? What are some of your favorite signs of the season? Tell us about them … we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.