I have finally tried this beautiful scented Weleda pomegranate shower gel and as you can see I’m thrilled about it! I have heard many good reviews about it but usually I don’t buy or try products just because of awards they receive. Recently, I was searching for a new creamy shower gel that would be appropriate for colder days and my dry skin. As I already mentioned, I love to change products according to seasons, so I wanted something very moisturizing, with a nice scent. Weleda pomegranate was a total bingo! I left behind citrus and flower scents that I used during summer and change them with this sensual and natural fragrance. Actually, I don’t smell so much pomegranate in this scent. It reminds me more of a winter spices combination: cinnamon and apples; like an apple pie, but the smell is not strong and artificial, but light and natural. The formulation of the shower gel is very creamy and hydrating because of so many oils: sesame, sunflower and macadamia. After showering this body wash leaves the skin so soft and nice smelling thanks to organic pomegranate seed oil and a mix of essential oils of sandalwood, davana and neroli to stimulate senses. It is a product all to try especially for those who have dry skin. After showering I have massaged in the skin some organic macadamia oil because I wanted an extra nourishing effect. But later I will definitely try even some other Weleda products from the pomegranate line. Especially the lotion and body oil are tempting me 🙂 The entire pomegranate collection can also be a beautiful gift. The product is suited also for vegans.
The pomegranate plant
Below, I want to share with you some interesting facts about pomegranate. I like so much its fruit, the pomegranate apple. I used to eat it often when I was a child, because I received so many pomegranate apples from my neighbour’s grandmother who was from mediterranean island where they had many pomegranate apple trees 🙂
The deciduous pomegranate shrub, or small tree, can reach five to eight metres high. With branches often tipped with sharp spines, the plant’s glossy narrow oblong leaves act as a backdrop for the brilliant red flowers and ruby red fruit that can look like Christmas baubles. This fruit has attracted great attention as a superfood, rich as it is in vitamin C, vitamin B5, potassium and antioxidant polyphenols.
Each fruit contains roughly 600 edible seeds surrounded by white to deep red pulp, and combined these are called arils. Many national cuisines include pomegranates. In India and Pakistan the seeds – often dried, and sometimes ground – are used in chutney and curries. In many Mediterranean countries pomegranate sauce is used to marinade meat, to flavour dips and salad dressings, to top ice cream or yogurt, even spread on toast.
(source: Weleda, You can read more about Pomegranate benefits here )
List with ingredients: Water (Aqua), Coco-Glucoside, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Fragance (parfum)*, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Petal Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Citral* Coumarin* *From natural essential oils.