Updated: Jul 7, 2020
I don’t think I’ve ever done a spotlight oil post on the blog before, but just a few days ago we celebrated Independence Day here in the US, and the day before we celebrated my daughter's birthday (should have named her Liberty!). So in keeping with the theme of red, white, and blue (that everything seems to be draped in around this holiday), I’m taking a deep dive into my favorite blue essential oil, doTERRA’s proprietary blend, Deep Blue! To make things easier (it’s summer after all) let's have a quick Q & A - the easiest way to provide all the info that you'll need to learn about and love this Blue favorite as much as I do.
Q1: What Essential Oils are Found in doTERRA’s Deep Blue? A proprietary blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Ylang Ylang, and Osmanthus; it's a cooling blend of a few of doTERRA’s best selling oils. Q2: What do all those oils do? Separately, each of these oils has calming, cooling, and relaxing properties...together they are a powerhouse of ease to tired joints and muscles. The active components of Deep Blue include methyl salicylate, menthol, eucalyptol, and camphor. All of these organic molecules possess beneficial soothing properties that are widely used in various health care products. Q3: Which delivery systems are already provided to us by doTERRA and how else can I use Deep Blue? Since Deep Blue is a proprietary blend, it can only be purchased on doTERRA’s website here or through a wellness advocate. But there are a few different delivery systems, all depending on how you’d like to end up using it.
Deep Blue Rub is my own favorite and a perfect gym bag companion. Pre-blended as a creamy emollient, DBR can be applied topically to joints and muscles post work out or after a long day of work. Looking for a stronger kick of the DB blend? Try roll-ons both with or without dilution with fractionated coconut oil! If you are a massage therapist or looking for an oil to accompany the emollients you use on your clients (or yourself), a 5 ml of pure DB blend would be perfect for you. Just one drop needed for a calming and soothing experience. Looking for a more holistic, internal approach to joint and muscle pains? Add two capsules of Deep Blue Polyphenol complex to your daily vitamin routine in addition to your use of DB Rub rub for a fuller anti-inflammatory experience. Q4: Why keep Deep Blue in your medicine cabinet? The power of Deep Blue isn’t limited to just one stage of life. From easing growing pains in young children to calming muscles post-workout, to joint aches in the elderly Deep Blue is perfect for anyone. Rub some on your wrists after a long day of typing at your computer, on your knees after a long walk, or on your neck after a restless sleep, it can soothe stomach cramping during monthly cycles too!
Q5: What’s the WOW factor? Easy! 1. It works almost immediately. Sore knees? Back stiffness? The ahhhhh of relief 2. It’s natural. Lots of other pain and inflammation relievers you’ll find are filled with chemicals and colors that you don’t really want seeping through your skin into your body. You don’t have to worry about a product that could harm you as it heals. 3. Celebrities use it! From NFL and NHL stars to big screen idols and singers, I don’t know about you, but when I hear about other people I follow and look up to using products, I want to use them too!! Have an amazing Red, White and DEEP BLUE holiday everyone!