Why dōTERRA Deep Blue Is So Awesome…

Why dōTERRA Deep Blue Is So Awesome…

Pretty much everyone that I introduce Deep Blue to eventually becomes a Deep Blue junkie.

LOL, just like me! 🙂

It’s primarily the rub that gets everyone going. It just really works.

So I wanted to cover real quick WHY it works–what’s in it, and why those ingredients are so effective.

There are some great oils in the Deep Blue oil blend which are Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus. The full list of ingredients (if you are interested), is at the bottom of this post.

I’ll go over each briefly to point out the specific property of each that contributes to the Deep Blue rub being so awesome and link you to Robb’s research posts on each if you are interested in more details about any of these individually.


Included for its warming effect when applied topically. Click here for more on Wintergreen essential oil uses and the scientific research (or lack thereof in this case).


doTERRA does not actually sell this oil separately at the current time. However, it is a primary and important ingredient in Deep Blue due to its analgesic properties. Click here for more on the science behind Camphor essential oil.


Peppermint is likely used in Deep Blue primarily for its positive effects on pain and its cooling sensation, and is most likely the main ingredient causing this cooling effect when you use the Deep Blue rub. Click here for more on the science of Peppermint essential oil.

Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum, not to be confused with the toxic variety Tanacetum vulgare)

This is another oil that doTERRA does not sell separately at this time. However, it is the blue in the Deep Blue name. Although reputed to have a wide-range of health benefits including antibacterial, anti-fungal (only study Robb could find supporting these claims), anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic, antiviral, febrifuge, insecticide, hormone stimulant, sedative, and vermifuge substance properties, Robb hasn’t been able to find specific research supporting these claims. Given this, we won’t try and guess why doTERRA includes this in the Deep Blue product.

German Chamomile

doTERRA currently only sells Roman Chamomile. Chamomile in general has a panacea of benefits. Click here for more on the science of Chamomile essential oil. This is likely included for its anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and anti-bacterial properties.


This oil has a variety of potential benefits but not a ton of solid science although I did find some studies supporting it’s potential benefits.

If you’d like to get started using essential oils, contact Marcia today for a free consultation.

Deep Blue Rub Ingredients

Aqua (water), Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Menthol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Capsicum frutescens Extract, Chamomilla recutita (Blue Chamomile) Flower Oil , Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Helichrysum italicum (Helichrysum) Flower Oil, Allantoin, Gardenia orida Fruit Extract, Osmanthus fragrans (Osmanthus) Flower Extract, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chlorella vulgaris Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Squalane, Ceteareth-20, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Maltodextrin, Sodium PCA, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

If you’d like to get started using essential oils, contact Marcia today for a free consultation.