Aqua de Granatum
1/2 cup white vinegar
4 cups water
Aqua de Granatum, or Pomegranate lotion , is a recipe that goes back to the ancient Macedonians, who gave it
to the Romans. It is said that Alexander the Greats legions brought it back from Persia, where they had
discovered that highborn Persian women used it as a beauty treatment and as a way to tighten the skin
around their breasts and thighs.
This treatment became a fad during the reign of Pompey and again under Justinian , who banned using the
fruit as a cosmetic because he considered it a pagan practice. Rumor has it that the use of pomegranate lotion
still continues among high-ranking women in the Persian crescent even though its use has been suppressed in
Peel the pomegranate (keep the seeds for eating or for a salad) Dissolve the peel in a mixture of water and
vinegar by boiling it in your microwave on high power for 4 minutes and simmering it on low/medium power for
10 to 15 minutes or until the peel is completely dissolved. Strain and store in a sterilized jar in the refrigerator.
How to use:
The liquid can be used warm or cool. It is an excellent astringent.
Yield: 36 ounces
This project was submitted by Jofishie (Jo). Thanks Jo!