Up next for my essential oils favorites is Deep Blue. This oil is a blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus. The mixture is magical. It is used for achy joints, sore muscles, cramped muscles, tired muscles, etc. When I first got my Family Physician kit from doTerra, I had to do a smell test of all the oils. This one immediately stood out to me because it smells soooooo good. It has kind of a medicinal/peppermint smell that I just love and I love it even more now that it’s proven effective over and over for me.
During the first 20 weeks of this pregnancy, I was still doing Insanity workouts every day. As time wore on, I started getting more sore muscles because things were getting harder as my body started to change. I started to rub coconut oil onto my lower back and then a drop of Deep Blue on top of that and felt almost instantly better. Some essential oils are so strong that they need to be diluted before applying directly to the skin, and Deep Blue is one of those oils. Both wintergreen and peppermint are oils that typically need to be diluted and because this blend contains both, you need to rub what is called a carrier oil on your skin first. I use coconut oil for my carrier. I have it made up already in my bathroom so it’s easy to grab, and it’s great for the skin too! You could also use fractionated coconut oil (coconut oil that never goes solid, it’s always in liquid form) or olive oil.
As I’ve continued to exercise during pregnancy, I have noticed that I am sore, but not from being pregnant. My body is just sore from working out, which I will take over broken hips and a sore back any day. I have been able to feel good and not debilitated thus far and I owe a lot of that to Deep Blue. Once I heard about the Deep Blue Rub that doTerra offers, I was on board. It is the Deep Blue oil blend made into a topical cream for easier application.
WARNING: even though it seems like it’s diluted and it’s just lotion, this rub is still SUPER concentrated with Deep Blue oil and I have learned (the hard way) to always apply coconut oil before applying this rub directly to my skin!!!
I ordered the rub almost two months ago and have been using it daily. It is now part of my routine. After I exercise in the morning I shower, slather my whipped coconut oil all over my body, then apply Deep Blue Rub to my hips, butt, lower back, and my lower abdomen. I’ve noticed that as my abdomen stretches in pregnancy, this rub quickly alleviates that pain. I LOVE this product.
One other way I have found to use Deep Blue is for my restless legs, which only flare up during pregnancy. About a month ago they started to get pretty bad and I started rubbing this on my calves every night before bed. If I forget and miss a night, I can’t fall asleep. My legs get aching and shaking and I have to get up and put some on or I just start crying!
My husband loves this oil blend as well, but I am the one who uses it ever single day without fail in our home. I won’t be giving it up any time soon and am excited to continue using it post-partum as my body heals and I get back into more intense workouts as well.