Pomegranates have been shown to contain high levels of antioxidants, which can help reduce skin cell damage due to aging and sun exposure. It may also help reduce the healing time for cuts and burns. Homemade pomegranate lotion is easy to make, and the benefits of making your own are two-fold: It’ll save you money, and it may be more effective since you aren’t using unnecessary preservatives.
Things You'll Need
Warm the almond and coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat for two minutes.
Add the aloe vera gel and beeswax to the double boiler. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the beeswax has dissolved. This process will take approximately five to seven minutes.
Add the pomegranate juice to the double boiler and mix the contents with a whisk until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Remove the double boiler from the heat and continue slowly stirring the mixture until it cools and thickens.
Transfer the lotion to a clean plastic container. Store the lotion in a cool, dark place, such as a medicine cabinet or under the sink.
Do not use pomegranate juice that contains sugar or any other preservatives or additives, which may cause adverse skin reactions.
Use only natural aloe vera gel that does not contain ingredients intended to soothe burns; do not use thin aloe vera gel. These gels may affect the consistency and quality of the lotion.
Store the lotion in a container that is tinted a dark color to keep light from reducing the efficacy of the lotion.
References and ResourcesBeyond Jane
Natural Beauty Basics : Create Your Own Cosmetics and Body Care Products; Byers, Dorie; 2001
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