We are at the height of blueberry season here in Louisiana. And, like most things around here, we have a festival (several actually) to honor this little blurb orb of health & happiness. I had a great time at one such festival, the Red, White & Blueberry Festival held in Clinton, Louisiana, home to my favorite you-pick blueberry farm.
If you’ve heard me speak at a Beauty from the Kitchen party, you know that I love to find seasonal recipes for DIY (do-it-yourself) beauty products that one can make at home using ingredients one has in the kitchen or that can be readily bought from the local farmer’s market or health food store.
So in honor of the season and my love for/obsession with blueberries, I’d like to share a DIY skincare recipe I found several weeks ago. This recipe comes from The Cliff House Resort & Spa, Ogunquit, Maine.
1 Tablespoon Spiralina Algae
1 Teaspoon Blueberries, Puréed
1/4 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
4 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Gel from 2 Capsules of Chamomile Extract
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Wash face with cleanser of choice. Steam face over basin of boiling water to open pores, apply Blueberry Smoothie Mask to entire face and leave on for 20 minutes. Remove with warm face cloth and then rinse with cool water to close pores. Apply facial moisturizer of choice. This recipe is for external use only; do not ingest. NOTE: do not make the mistake I made and use a white washcloth to remove the Blueberry Smoothie Mask. Yes, it was as bad as you are imagining…
I will be making this recipe, along with several others, this Saturday, July 9th, at Whole Foods Market in Baton Rouge. The cost of the class is only $7. Registration is a must as space is limited. You can register for the class by calling the store at 225.218.0452.