Blueberry essential oil doesn’t actually exist in the therapeutic form as there aren’t essential oil properties that can be extracted from the blueberry fruit. It’s blueberry fragrance oil, and blueberry seed oil that is available to buy. Blueberry essential oil benefits are not to be confused with the other oils, and the health benefits attached to the fruit.
This is because blueberries do not produce the extract needed to produce an essential oil from this fruit. So the health benefits can not be transferred into an oil form and used in the typical ways you would expect.
Fragrance oils have no health benefits. I will make this very clear from the start, they are fragrances and are to be enjoyed for their smell. It’s still fun diffusing them around the home and using them in other applications however.
Blueberry seed oil is made by squeezing the actual fruit seeds and does have some interesting benefits. I will cover this later in the article.
Personally I really love the smell of blueberries and I use the fragrance oil in diffusers and on occasion in homemade products like soap and candles.
Blueberry Fragrance Oil
Fragrance oils are synthetic compounds. They are not natural or organically made products. I always recommend reading the labels on the products entirely and being familiar with all the correct applications. You should never attempt to the use product in any way that is not recommended.
You will usually have to dilute fragrance oils as they are very strong in concentrate form.
Blueberry Fragrance Oil Benefits and Uses
Use It in Perfume
Coming up with new and interesting perfume scents is fun and enjoyable. Fragrance oils are great for this, just put a couple of drops in with some other fragrances to make a blend or dilute and use as it is.
Use It to Scent Homemade Soap
Making homemade soap is fun, cost-effective, and great for presents and personal gifts. You can use fragrance oils to give soap your own desired scent and keep your hands smelling of blueberries.
Use It with Scented Candles
Who doesn’t like a scented candle? Blueberry is actually a really nice scent to have in the home. You probably wouldn’t think it from eating the fruit, but it’s very popular.
Use It to Keep Cupboards Fresh
A few drops in a material that holds moisture such as cotton wool or a sponge can keep a cupboard smelling fresh for weeks on end.
Use It for Lovely Scented Bath
Put a couple of drops into a warm bath to create a fresh smelling bathroom. Add a couple of candles and some soft music and it’s relaxing heaven.
Blueberry Seed Oil
Blueberry Seed Oil is a light oil that is absorbed quickly into the skin. It’s rich in essential fatty acids and is a very powerful antioxidant. It’s the fatty acids that work as healing agents to heal skin and hair cells. Making this seed oil very versatile and useful.
Blueberry seed oil is commonly used as a skin moisturiser. It’s effective at treating wrinkles and signs of aging, especially around the eyes.
The skin cells on the head and hair follicles can be repaired and strengthened by massaging blueberry seed oil into the scalp and hair.
The texture and consistency is smooth and not greasy. It makes for a great smelling and feeling massage oil.
Treat Irritated Skin
If you have skin irritation concerns you should always consult your doctor first. But blueberry seed oil benefits include soothing the itching and irritation from skin complaints.
Reduces Wrinkles and the Effects of Aging
As previously mentioned this oil works well as a moisturizer. This means you can combat those signs of aging and soften the wrinkles.
Blueberry Aromatherapy Benefits and Blends
All kinds of oils, whether essential or fragrance can be used in aromatherapy. Essential oils are commonly used for their health and therapeutic benefits. While fragrance oils are used to diffuse a nice smelling aroma into a room.
You can blend blueberry oil with all kinds of other fruit scents. Think about what other scents can help create a fresh and fruity environment. Strawberry and pineapple are two popular and sweet scented oils to consider.
Fragrance oils are fun to experiment with. I hope some of the above ideas have given you some inspiration. You can use oils in dozens of different ways, and if you love the scent you can enjoy it wherever you are.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.