Deep Blue

doTERRA Deep Blue® Study

Deep Blue essential oil blend is composed of oils from 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 blendwhile 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. The results of the microarray indicated that the 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 Bluemethyl salicylate, menthol, eucalyptol and camphor are organic molecules that possess beneficial properties and are widely used in various health care products. These facts along with the experimental results help explain why Deep Blue has a calming effect after strenuous exercise.

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