Fresh Blueberries (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is an apposite name for this blue berry.
Blueberry is also known as bilberry, whortleberry or hurtleberry.
Vaccinium is the Latin name for the blueberry bush; derived from ‘vacca,’ meaning cow, the name references the fact that cows would graze on the bushes.
The bushes grow in sandy, dry climates.
They are common in the United States, Canada, Europe and the U.K.
The berries are popular in muffins, desserts and smoothies.
Blueberries are rich in beneficial antioxidants and are full of vitamins and minerals.
They are said to reduce inflammation and have an antiseptic effect.
Their reputation for muffin-like sweetness and brilliant colour will attract those who would not normally use a cosmetic product.
We use fresh blueberries in our Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask, as they are very effective for spotty teenage skin.
We use them fresh, mulched straight into the product.