Muscles and bones

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


  • Apply Deep Blue, AromaTouch or other oils to feet and knees before and after exercise.
  • Massage essential oils such as peppermint diluted with fractionated coconut oil at bedtime on growing children's legs to relieve discomfort.
  • Rub Deep Blue, AromaTouch or other oils on the lower back muscles.
  • Apply to neck and shoulders to relieve tension
  • Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation, dilute with fractionated coconut oil for massage.
  • Give a hand massage with essential oils.
  • Mix oils with Epsom salt and add to bath water for a soothing bath.

Supporting healthy bones and muscles results in improved health and mobility throughout life. Muscle and skeletal ease can be the result of overexertion, stress or other problems. This can hinder movement and discourage you from exercising 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 is made up of more than 200 bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Bones provide the basic structure and serve as the framework of your body. They protect organs and allow movement. Your bones need a constant supply of oxygen, nutrients and blood to be healthy. The bones also store calcium and produce red blood cells.

Scientists agree that adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.rose can reduce. 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 with muscles to support and move your body. The musculature is made up 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 allow movement.

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 powerful blend.

doTERRA AromaTouch® Massage Blend is specially formulated to calm muscle tension and promote relaxation. This relaxing mix combines Cypress, Peppermint, marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit en Lavender. Apply to the skin of the 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 feeling to muscles, joints and tendons after exercise.
For extra soothing support, Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex® dietary supplement can be taken daily or when extra soothing support is needed, for example after overload. 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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