Muscles and bones

The musculoskeletal system consists of the muscles, bones and connective tissue in your body. It supports the body and enables movement. You can support your musculoskeletal health and soothe muscle and joint discomfort with the use of selected essential oils and targeted nutritional supplements.


Supporting healthy bones and muscles results in improved health and mobility throughout life. Muscle and skeletal discomfort can result from overuse, stress or other problems. This can hinder movement and discourage you from moving more and enjoying an active lifestyle. Dietary supplements and essential oils can provide relief for tired muscles and joints.

The skeleton supports and protects the body. The skeleton consists of more than 200 bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Bones provide the basic structure and serve as the windows of your body. They protect organs and allow movement. Your bones need a constant supply of oxygen, nutrients and blood to be healthy. Bones also store calcium and produce red blood cells.

Scientists agree that sufficient calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. doTERRA offers several supplements containing these important nutrients. Bone Nutrient Lifetime Complex provides calcium and vitamin D to support healthy bone density.* Microplex VMz® supports the health of your bones and teeth with calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin D.*
Bones work together with muscles to support and move your body. The muscular system consists of more than 700 muscles, which stretch and contract and allow the body to move. Some muscles are not under your conscious control, such as muscles in the heart and digestive system. Other muscles are consciously controlled and make movement possible.

doTERRA Deep Blue® Soothing Blend is popularly used to soothe joints and muscles. It contains Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Helichrysum and other oils known for their soothing effect on the skin. Deep Blue is also available in a sports lotion (Deep Blue Rub) for convenient application of this potent blend.

doTERRA AromaTouch® Massage Blend is specially formulated to soothe muscle tension and promote relaxation. This relaxing blend combines Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit and Lavender. Apply to the skin of neck and shoulders with fractionated coconut oil to relieve tension or use in a massage for its soothing effects.

Wintergreen, Birch and Peppermint essential oils can also be applied topically to provide a soothing sensation to muscles, joints and tendons after exercise.
For additional soothing support, Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex® dietary supplement can be taken daily or when an extra amount of soothing support is needed, such as after overexertion. This dietary supplement contains standardized extracts of ginger, curcumin, resveratrol and other polyphenols to soothe discomfort.* It also contains patented, fast-acting Boswellia extract (from the Indian frankincense tree), which has been shown to help support muscle and joint comfort and function.

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