Deep Blue essential oil blend is composed of oils of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus. In a recent study, DoTERRA researchers examined the effect of the Deep Blue essential oil blend on human skin cells using the BioMAP® skin fibroblast system. By adding certain factors to cultured skin cells, the researchers induced a cellular response designed to mimic a cellular inflammatory response in a living person. Some of the pre-infected skin cells were exposed to Deep Blue essential oil blend, while others were left alone.
After exposure to the mixture, the cells were collected and burst open. RNA was extracted from a solution containing the cellular contents and sent for RNA microarray analysis. Microarray results indicated that signaling pathways related to inflammation, immunomodulation, and wound healing were affected in cells exposed to the Deep Blue essential oil blend.
The main active components of Deep Blue, including methyl salicylate, menthol, eucalyptol and camphor, are organic molecules that possess beneficial properties and are widely used in various healthcare products. These facts along with experimental results help explain why Deep Blue is soothing after strenuous exercise.
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