I was alerted to the fact that doTerra Deep Blue Rub contains almond oil by one of their customers, who is severely allergic to nuts. She attempted to find out what was in the product before ordering, but was unable to find this information in their catalogue or online (it’s a catalogue/mail order product). Their catalog has a partial list of ingredients but doesn’t disclose that it’s a partial list, so it was not until she had their product in hand that she could read the ingredients label.
Once it arrived and she saw it has almond oil in it, she was assured by the doTerra consultant that it was a “safe” form of almond oil and that the allergenic parts had been removed. She used the product on her skin and immediately broke out in hives. As symptoms developed, she ended up in an urgent care and needed steroids and antihistamines for 10 days.
To ensure that the ingredients are more easily found online, here is the ingredients list:
Ingredients of doTerra Deep Blue Rub:
Water, Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil, Camphor, Menthol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus
amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol,
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capsicum Frutescens Fruit, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Deep Blue® Essential Oil
Blend (Gaultheria procumbens [Wintergreen] Essential Oil, Cinnamomum camphora [Camphor] Essential Oil,
Mentha piperita [Peppermint] Essential Oil, Tanacetum annuum [Blue Tansy] Essential Oil, Matricaria
chamomilla [German Chamomile] Essential Oil, Helichrysum italicum [Helichrysum] Essential Oil, Osmanthus
fragrans [Osmanthus] Essential Oil), Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Glycine, Squalane,
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Retinyl Palmitate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium
Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl
Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Henoxyethanol
To view a pdf copy of the doTerra product information page, click here.