This is the second post in our series covering doTERRA’s ten most popular essential oils. These oils have been bundled into kits to make it easier to get started with. Checkout this previous post for more information on these essential oils and how to order them today.
Essential oils can help you achieve a wide variety of health goals. These include: relieving tension, improving sleep quality, improving energy throughout the day, easing digestion, improving respiration, providing immune support, supporting aching muscles and promoting healthy joint function. This post will focus on three oil blends that have been designed to help support your body’s muscular, respiratory and digestive systems. We will cover their ingredients, uses and the science behind them.
Deep Blue (Soothing Blend)
Deep Blue gives deep relief and has a slight blue color. When applied, it increases blood flow to the applied area with a pleasant, cooling sensation. You can apply this soothing blend before or after a workout or to improve muscle recovery or as part of a massage to the next level.
The fresh smell of wintergreen comes from methyl-salicylate. Methyl-salicylate is in the same chemical family as salicylate, the active ingredient in aspirin, and has well-known analgesic properties. You can find synthetic forms of this in other linaments, which are medicated topical preparations for the application to skin. Deep Blue provides an all natural version which combines the healing power of wintergreen with camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, german chamomile, helichrysum and the traditional Chinese herb osmanthus.
Breathe (Respiratory Blend)
Whether you can feel yourself coming down with something, or are tired of that stuffy headed feeling Breathe can help you. Breathe gets its name because it promotes clear breathing and open airways. It combines peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils that open up your lungs with melaleuca, teatree, ravensara, lemon, cardamom and laurel leaf essential oils for immune support. During the winter months this essential oil blend is helpful to minimize the effects of seasonal and environmental threats.
You can apply the Breathe essential oil blend to your chest before a run, or diffuse it at bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep.
DigestZen (Digestive Blend)
We all have stomach issues from time to time, Digestzen can help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract through a calming blend of Ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Coriander, and Anise.
Notably, Ginger has been shown to be very effective at providing temporary relief from nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and Fennel has been shown to be effective at relieving occasional discomfort during menstrual cramps.
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If you are heading to a big holiday dinner, it’s nice to have DigestZen on hand when enjoying heavy holiday meals to ease the stomach and promote digestion. DigestZen also helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.
DigestZen can be used in your car as an air freshener before a road trip, diffused into the air for a calming aroma, fractionated with coconut oil for a soothing abdominal massage, or diluted into a cup of water to ease feelings of queasiness.
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If you like these three oils and the research backing their benefits, we have seven more that come bundled together in enrollment kits. For details on those kits check out this post or contact us directly.
In addition to Deep Blue, Breathe, and Digestzen oil blends that help with physical discomfort and improve athletic performance, there is also the starter trio: lemon, lavender, and peppermint, some others that are great at boosting the immune system and Frankincense, one of the most versatile essential oils.
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As always, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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