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Pomegranate Seed Oil


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INCI: Punica Granatum Seed Oil

A nourishing hair and skincare oil rich in essential fatty acids. This oil is so potent that using just 1% provides noticeable results. Effective for a wide range of skin types.


Pomegranate seed oil is a thin, fluid oil with a pale yellow to golden colour. It has a slightly nutty or woody aroma and is obtained by cold pressing the washed seeds of the pomegranate fruit.

Pomegranate seed oil is the only known botanical source of punicic acid, also known as omega-5. This rare essential fatty acid makes up approximately 65% of the fatty acid content in pomegranate oil, making this natural cosmetic ingredient a must-have for your skincare cabinet. Punicic acid is an excellent antioxidant, protecting the skin against free radical damage and combating premature signs of ageing.

Pomegranate oil also contains ellagic acid, a natural phenol antioxidant. These two natural substances combined make this oil extremely nourishing and a great choice for maintaining healthy skin. Applied topically, pomegranate seed oil can rejuvenate the skin and stimulate collagen production. It can also be used in hair care treatments to promote hair growth.

Typical Fatty Acid Profile of Pomegranate Seed Oil:

  • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 1% to 5%.
  • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 2% to 1-%.
  • C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9): 3% to 20%.
  • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6): 3% to 15%.
  • C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3): max 5%.
  • C18:3 Punicic Acid (Omega 5)): 60 to 86%.

Our pomegranate seed oil has a saponification value of 185.

Cosmetic Functions:

The Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng) lists pomegranate seed oil as a “skin conditioning — emollient”.


  • Use 1% to 100%. However, this oil is so potent that you can use as little as 1% for effective results. We generally recommend 1%-3% in formulations.
  • Pomegranate seed oil is oil-soluble and should not be used in water-only products. It can, however, be used in water-based gels that hold it in suspension.
  • This oil is heat stable and can be used in the fat stage (stage 1) when making creams and lotions.

To prevent your pomegranate seed oil from oxidising, blend it with other antioxidants such as vitamin E or rosemary antioxidant.

Mix pomegranate seed oil with organic pomegranate glycerol extract for an effective combination in anti-ageing skincare products.

Pomegranate seed oil also works well in sports massage blends. Try adding 2% to a massage blend alongside fragonia essential oil and plai essential oil.

This oil is also very nourishing in hair treatments. Combine it with camellia seed oil, liquid coconut oil and argan oil for superb results.

Pomegranate Seed Oil for Skin:

There are several pomegranate oil benefits for the skin to be aware of:

  • Hydrates, soothes and nourishes the skin.
  • Protects against free radicals, minimising the loss of collagen and elastin.
  • Revitalises and replenishes pollution-damaged skin.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Contains essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B, D and E.
  • Pomegranate seed oil is soothing and suitable for all skin types, including allergy-prone and sensitive skin.
  • Moisturises and improves the texture of dry skin.
  • Penetrates easily into oily skin without a greasy feel.
  • Acts as a powerful antioxidant for normal skin, delaying signs of ageing and keeping skin pliable.
  • Replenishes mature skin and improves skin tone.
  • Makes an excellent addition to after-sun products.

Pomegranate Seed Oil for Hair:

Pomegranate seed oil is also a nourishing ingredient in hair care products, benefiting the hair and scalp in many ways:

  • Strengthens hair follicles and protects the hair from oxidative stress.
  • Easily detangles the hair.
  • Adds smoothness and shine.
  • Softens the hair and reduces frizz.
  • A natural cleanser, excellent for use in shampoos and conditioners.
  • Balances the pH level of the scalp and stimulates blood circulation.
  • Can be pulled through the hair for added moisture and heat protection.


Pomegranate seed oil is a versatile ingredient used in all kinds of skin and hair care recipes. Below are some of our favourite ways to use it:


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28 June 2023
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Perhaps too early to see any difference

A little disappointed compared to other Aromatic oils. Have been using 1-2% in my face cream but not convinced I see a much difference to fine lines but perhaps it takes time. Description of pomegranate oil says it should help fine lines & wrinkles so I will continue using

28 June 2023

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03 August 2022
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Love it

Stunningly beautiful

03 August 2022

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06 April 2022
Jo M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lovely rich facial oil

Very moisturising, good when mixed with drier oils in serum

07 April 2022

Aromantic UK

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21 October 2021
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Silky, rich, nutritious

Beautiful oil and, as always, a seamless transaction from Aromantic

09 April 2021
Germany Germany

Excellent quality


01 July 2020
Dee G.
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I recommend this product

Love pomegranate oil

Love this oil, works well on face and hair