A clear to dark yellow liquid with a strong odour that can be covered with essential oils if used in an oil only blend. If used in creams and lotions, the strong smell is not so noticable. It is pressed from Blueberry Seeds.
The oil has 0.5% Vitamin E (Tocopherol) added as an extra antioxidant which will reduce the potential oxidation of the Blueberry Seed Oil whilst it is in the bottle. That Vitamin E is itself in Sunflower Seed Oil to make the tocopherol pourable. This is the only way to ensure to receive a potent product that is still effective.
The Blueberry Seed Oil content is 99.5%.
We strongly recommend that you keep this product refrigerated after you receive it.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 2.5% to 5.5%
C18:0 Stearic Acid less than 4.5%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 14% to 21%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 37% to 53%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) 21% to 37%
Saponification Value mgKOH / g less than 10
Vaccinium myrtillus Seed Oil, Tocopherol,Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Blueberry Seed Oil are:
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Excellent to use on sensitive skin and oily skin as it reduces large pores. Very regenerative for damaged or blemished skin as it contains naturally occurring Vitamin A. Ideal to use in products for acne and pimples.
It penetrates the skin very fast and leaves no greasy residue. Perfect for skin rejuvenation serums especially when blended with other actives. It revitalises, clarifies, tightens and tones the skin.
Suitable for all skin types as it has excellent levels of Omega 3. It makes the skin glow and look more youthful, plump and firm.
It promotes elasticity in the skin and helps to slow down visible signs of aging. Ideal to use in around the eye products like eyes creams and eye gels.
Superb to add to night creams and serums especially around the mouth area and forehead to help delay lines forming.
Very effective for soothing eczema prone and psoriasis prone skin types as it calms down itchy, scaly and irritated skin.
Ideal to add to daily defense creams and serums as it is very helpful against photo damage.
It adds sparkle and shine to the hair when used in conditioners and hair packs and improves the appearance of split ends.
It strengthens the hair shaft and moisturises the scalp.
It also alleviates an itchy or scaly scalp thus reducing dandruff.
Use 1% to 100% however, oils rich in Omega 3 can feel very tight on the skin when used neat so we recommend always to blend it with other oils to become even more effective. A great working level that we use is 1% to 5% in creams and lotions and up to 40% is oil based serums.
Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
Heat sensitive so must be used in Stage 3 (below 40°C) when making creams and lotions.
Works very well with any of the CO2 Extracts to super enhance a rejuvenating serum blend.
Due to the naturally occurring Vitamin A content, we would not recommend to use this on babies.
Lotion for Acne Prone or Blemished Skin
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
3% St John’s Wort Oil
1% Cetearyl Alcohol
1% VE Emulsifier
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
2.5% MF Emulsifier
4% Witch Hazel Glycerol Extract
71% Boiling Spring Water
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
7% Blueberry Seed Oil
2% Organic Evening Primrose CO2 Extract
1.5% Vitamin E
1% Preservative Eco
0.25% Lavender, High Altitude Essential Oil
0.25% Palmarosa Essential Oil
0.25% Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
0.25% Geranium Essential Oil
Heat the Stage 1 (fat stage) materials in a stainless steel bowl on a bain marie (double boiler) to above 75°C.
Add the Stage 2 (water stage) ingredients to a larger bowl and put onto a bain marie. When the temperature is above 75°C, add Stage 1 to Stage 2.
Keep the temperature above 75°C and stir for 5 minutes.
Take the bowl off the heat and cool to below 40°C.
Mix the Stage 3 (below 40°C) ingredients together and stir into the cream. Mix thoroughly. Jar and label.
Omega Rich Blend
Stage 1: (room temperature)
19% Blueberry Seed Oil
16% Rosehip Seed Oil
16% Kiwi Seed Oil
13% Thistle Oil
12% Borage Oil
11% Camelina Oil
9% Hemp Seed Oil
2.5% Vitamin E
0.5% Rosemary Antioxidant
1% Essential Oils of your choice
Blend all ingredients together. A dropper bottle is good for this as very little is needed for a very potent effect. Bottle and label.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists to give an intense boost of Omega 3 essential fatty acid to patients in care home and hospices. Often, the skin of a patient becomes very dry or cracked and itchy. This can be from the hospital sheets or as a side effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. The rich oil is very soothing and nutritive.
Studies in the 1990’s showed that blueberries were one of the richest sources of antioxidant phytonutrients available. These valuable assets were also found in the pressed seed oil as well as the fresh fruits.
In 2012, blueberries started being classed as a superfood because the antioxidant qualities were higher than other fruits.