Ever had a really hard climbing session that just leaves your muscles aching for days? We’re always looking for a drug free way to manage any aches and pains and often natural muscle rubs and therapies can provide a good solution. Today we review DoTERRA essential oil Deep Blue muscle rub. Will it provide a way to ease aches and pains? Emily from Womenclimb tried it out after a hard day in the mountains; its time to find out her verdict:
DoTERRA produce a range of essential oils and blends and they seek to ensure that all their ingredients are sourced from small farms and harvesters in disadvantaged areas of the world and that they are treated ethically. They also have a Healing Hands foundation which creates micro loans and donates to community projects and small businesses in developing countries.
The Deep Blue range is aimed at providing a natural treatment for muscle aches and pains. Containing a blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus is smells amazing.
In the trial I received 2 sachets of the Deep Blue rub to try which I saved for a recent mountaineering trip overseas. I decided to try the product after a long 1500m descent from a mountain which had left my thighs feeling very tight and sore, and a calf injury I sustained earlier in the year was making itself known again.
My initial impression of Deep Blue is that it has a slightly masculine smell, which might be the camphor and peppermint. Its also a very strong smell which is a little overpowering at first. The cream smells strongly of peppermint which gets in the throat a little!
I don’t know why but had expected a gel but it’s a cream which rubs in easily and is not greasy on your skin. The sachet had about 2ml of the cream which was more than enough to do my sore calf and both achy thighs, so a little goes a long way.
Not really, but it certainly made my thighs feel better for a short while and the smell is very relaxing and its a really good alternative to Ibuprofen gels. I could feel the cool tingling a little on the skin after rubbed in and the cool tingling sensation remains for quite a long time after and is really soothing.
Its not a cheap product, but a little goes a really long way. You can find it currently on Amazon – a 4oz tube is £37.88, but we’d prefer you shopped with DoTerra’s consultants who can often get you a discount and helps you support self employment.
Many thanks to Lea-Ann Wadleigh at Essential Focus for the sample to try.