From The Orchard
Blueberries are widely distributed and widespread perennial flowering plants with blue or purple berries. They are classified in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium. Vaccinium also includes cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries, and Madeira blueberries. (wikipedia) Blueberries are high in antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients. Together, these may support your skin's ability to fight inflammation related to acne, psoriasis, eczema, and premature aging. (healthline) If you want to retain a youthful glow? Blueberries are the key! Anti-aging is one of the top sought-after natural skincare benefits. The antioxidants present in blueberries combat free radicals from sun exposure, which can cause damage to our skin over time and speed up the aging process. Blueberries also have large amounts of zinc and iron. Both are skin-friendly. (tasteofhome) Eat blueberries, cook with blueberries or mask up with this sweet fruit. courtesy of the blueberry council Blueberry Chia Pudding Ingredients • 1⁄4 cup chia seeds • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened coconut milk • 1⁄2 cup fresh blueberries • 1 Tbsp. honey • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract 1. Combine chia seeds, honey, vanilla extract, and coconut milk. Stir to combine. 2. Lightly crush half of the blueberries in a small bowl and stir into the chia pudding. Gently stir in the remaining whole blueberries. 3. Sit in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap for at least 30 minutes before serving. Blueberry Lemon Facemask Ingredients • 8-10 fresh blueberries • 1 tbsp of oats • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice Directions • Blend the fresh blueberries to make a smooth paste. • Grind the oats to a coarse powder consistency. • Massage the paste onto your face and neck using circular motions. Let dry for twenty minutes. • Peel the mask off gently and rinse your face with cold water. Precautions: • Always do a patch test first with blueberries to check for potential allergies. If you don't feel like you are in the DIY mood, you can always try our blueberry-inspired products!