Blueberries are perfectly round with a five-pointed star shape that is formed at the blossom end of the berry. The skin they are wrapped in – blue – is the rarest color on earth. Blue evokes other worldly feelings. Into the wild blue yonder, sky driven horizons pulling us ever forward into the future. Into the deep-blue sea, a watery realm of fascination, a reality that rivals the most vivid imagination and is almost as unknown as outer space. The fifth chakra—vishuddha--is a radiant blue energy center located at the throat that gifts clarity of speech, wit, improvisation, expressing your truth and engagement with your inner-muse. Blue is linked with eternity, the star filled skies, the beyond, supernatural beauty and and promotes detachment from earthly concerns. Mother Mary is draped in a celestial cloak of the blue vault of heaven.
The blue Hindu god Shiva—The Destroyer—reminds us all beginnings must have an end, all that is born must die, all that is must cease to be. The universal power of destruction in which all existence ends and from which it rises again, is known in him. Shiva also known as the Lord of Sleep, is often depicted asleep for when beings are tired of action, of pain, they seek the dreamless sleep, where they can enter into Shiva, the Abode of Joy. Blue is cooling, calming and promotes restful sleep, according to Charles Klotshche a color theorist.
We say we are feeling blue to describe melancholy. The blues a musical art form "that is joyful, exuberant full of upbeat rhythms and playful humor – but it’s also a deeply sad music that deals with suffering and loneliness ... “What’s fascinating about the blue note is that it’s right in the between major and minor third. The “third” is one of the defining notes within a scale, which is why the blue note sounds like it’s hovering in between major and minor. So it isn’t the sad, lyrical sound of a minor chord, and it isn’t the happy, bouncy sound of a major chord. It’s both at the same time. That’s the blues in a nutshell: hovering between one thing and the other, yet deeply rooted in both. 2
Pablo Picasso's paintings from his "blue period" show the disenfranchised in states of lethargy and despair, all painted in blue to show lack in some form: their hunger, cold and sadness. The artist Henri Matisse in his painting (1910) The Dance, on the other hand used what he called “the eye-smacking color scheme of sapphire-blue sky”, for he wanted the sky to be the bluest of blues (the surface was colored to saturation, that is to say, up to to the point where the blue, the idea of absolute blue, appeared conclusively) seems to express joyful exuberance, as dancers dance hand in hand with no care in the world. Expressing an effortless ease.
Reported Benefits and Uses
This oil has extremely high levels of antioxidants. High in both essential fatty acids, linoleic (40%) and alpah-Linolenic (25%) allowing it to deeply nourish skin layers. Rich in phytosterols, carotenoids, and vitamin E. Effectively delivering nutritional and active benefits to protect the stratum corneum (the outer layer of your epidermis (skin). It's made up of mostly keratin and lipids. The visible cells shed and are replaced from the lower epidermal layers. The cells have a 2-week cycle in the stratum corneum) and repair damage, including scar tissue. Regenerates tissues, smooths fine lines and increases elasticity of the skin. Has a high content of vitamin E compounds, tocopherols and tocotrienols and readily used by the skin to combat free radical damage making this oil dynamic for skin health and repair, and slowing down the aging process. Additionally, Blueberry Oil alleviates pain from burns and is believed to help epithelial tissue regenerate more quickly. Its significant level of antioxidants, including phenolic compounds and tocopherols, make it valuable as an anti-inflammatory and skin protector. Blueberry Seed Oil is also especially useful for dry, irritated skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
PART USED ~ Seeds
EXTRACTION METHOD ~ Cold Pressed
ORIGIN ~ USA
FATTY ACID PROFILE
FATTY ACID SPECIFICATIONS (%)
Palmitic Acid C16:0
3.50 – 7.00
Stearic Acid C18:0
0.60 – 6.00
Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)
16.00 – 25.00
Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)
41.00 – 57.00
Alpha-Linolenic Acid C18:3 (n-3)
16.00 – 27.00
2 https://musicaldictionary.com/what-is-blues/ Aug 8, 2021