3 Pomegranate DIY Ideas to Try at Home

Pomegranates are our new favourite fruit. Not only because we’ve designed a range of pomegranate jewellery (if you missed that, shop the pieces here), but because we've found out some great things about them.

You may be familiar with pomegranates on a surface level: their juicy seeds show up in salads and we've had a our fair share of grenadine based cocktails in our time.

But here's a few fun facts about the fruit you may not already know...

  • The word pomegranate means 'apple with seeds' but it's actually part of the berry family.
  • There are over 760 varieties, dating back to plants from 1000 BC.
  • In Goychay, Azerbijan, a Pomegranate festival is held every October.
  • Prominent in Ancient Greek mythology, the fruit was known as "the fruit of the dead" linked to the death of Adonis, the lover of Aphrodite.
  • Pomegranate trees only fruit in hot climates, with India being the largest producer. Trees can live up to 200 years.

Read more to discover three of our at-home hacks that we’ve from various places on the internet.  

We know that fruits are full of nutrients and the pomegranate is no different. We talk about the health benefits from eating the juicy seeds further down, but they can also work their magic used as skincare.

If you’re looking for a boost of vitamin C or collagen, you’re in luck. Pomegranate juice and peel can be used in a few fun ways and applied to your face and body for an instant, natural glow.

These 4 ‘beauty recipes’ from Hello Glow are being added to our skincare routines.

Image from Hello Glow

If you’re a regular in the W&M journal, you’ll know that we love a bit of at home crafting (if you want some other things to do around the house, we have a check out our earlier blogs like this one).

We’re keen to try our hand at using pomegranates for fabric dyeing. Changing the colour of fabric is a great way to give items a new lease of life. We love upcycling things like bedsheets (you can read about that here) but even towels or clothes are great to edit if they’re looking a bit worse for wear. This was a popular way to use the fruit in Ancient Rome.

Maura over at Folk Fibers has a great tutorial on using the fruit to create different shades on natural fibres. If you don’t harvest poms yourself like Maura, shop bought is fine!

Image from Folk Fibers

What are the health benefits of pomegranates you ask? Well, the list is seemingly endless, but we’ll give you an overview.

Nutrients in the juice is known to be antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, as well as helping to control cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease and cancers. They also have all the regular good stuff like calcium, vitamin C, fibre, potassium.

If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate it into your diet, try this simple stew inspired by the traditional Persian dish. It's an easy, hearty and delicious weekday dinner.

Image from Food to Glow