Pomegranate can be one messy fruit to eat. But you can deseed this biblical fruit and fertility symbol in under ten seconds:

After eating all those delicious seeds, what do you do with the tough peel? While many would throw it away, the skin has too many amazing health benefits and uses to be thrown away! Try these ideas for your next DIY project!

Pomegranates help lower bad cholesterol, a source of high volumes of Vitamin C, can assist you in detoxing, and balances your digestive system. Also, it makes for some delicious tea, facial masks and creative home decor.

pomtea

To make tea from the pomegranate peel pour 1 cup of hot freshly boiled water over 1/4 cup of chopped up pomegranate peel. Steep for as long as you want. Optionally, you can add honey to taste—Enjoy!

Where did the year go! As the holidays are fast approaching, here’s a fun DIY project to bring the holiday cheer into your living room.

Pomegranate votiive

Here are the tools you’ll need and a step-by-step to craft your own pomegranate votive.

What You’ll Need:

Pomegranate(s)
Cutting board
Paring knife
Spoon
Bowl
Tealight(s)
Saucer(s)

Get the Craftin’

  1. Cut the pomegranate in half down the middle.
  2. Grab a spoon and scoop the insides out into a bowl.
  3. Separate the pomegranate seeds (as shown in the video above) from the pulp and eat them.
  4. Wash off and dry the hollowed-out pomegranate rinds.
  5. Using the paring knife, cut a star pattern (or whatever you prefer) into the rind.
  6. Separate the cut-out portion from the rind.
  7. Take a tea light and place it on a saucer.
  8. Light the tea light.
  9. Place the pomegranate rind on the saucer.

Happy Juicing!

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