Monday, June 29, 2015

R.C. - Respiratory Care

Do I really need to explain WHY I had to add this amazing essential oil blend to my collection? I'm not entirely sure what the R.C. stands for but I think it should be "Respiratory Care" since the essential oils in it were especially combined to support the respiratory system. This particular blend is very strong so it's NOT generally recommended for those who are pregnant or under the age of 2. But I feel perfectly comfortable diffusing it regularly around my little girl. Diffusing is my preferred method of stronger essential oil use since it's not going directly on or in the body, but being absorbed through the air more gradually. A diluted roll-on blend on the bottoms of the feet would also be a gentler, safer method of application. Personally, I breathe easier knowing I have this blend on hand and I diffuse it regularly.

Young Living says: "R.C.™ Essential Oil Blend is a unique combination of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora) oils, and includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Rub R.C. on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire, or massage three drops on your feet before bedtime to encourage an atmosphere of comfort. R.C. can also be used in place of Aroma Siez™ in Young Living’s Raindrop Technique®."

The first essential oil ingredient in this powerhouse blend is Myrtle, which supports the respiratory system. Plus, it's generally regarded as safe for children. So, if you're looking for something more mild and suitable for children, Myrtle and the soon to follow Lavender, Marjoram, and Cypress ingredients in this blend would be great choices!

Next is Eucalyptus Globulus, because what respiratory support blend would be complete without some Eucalyptus, right? This blend actually has THREE different types of Eucalyptus to cover all the bases. It's also one of the main reasons this blend isn't recommended for young children because Eucalyptus is a "hot" oil and Eucalyptus Globulus is the strongest of them all.

Marjoram supports the respiratory and immune systems. It is a muscle relaxer and soother that I have found to be highly effective.

Then we have Pine, which both supports the respiratory system and soothes with its deliciously comforting aroma.

Eucalyptus Citriodora supports easy and clear breathing.

Then there is Lavender or what it is often called the Swiss Army Knife of essential oils because of its usefulness. It's generally regarded as safe for children and "is relaxing and grounding" (170-171).

Cypress is also generally regarded as safe for children. It supports the circulatory and lymph systems while comforting and soothing.

Eucalyptus Radiata supports healthy sinus and lung function.

Spruce "helps the respiratory and nervous systems." (Essential Oils Pocket Reference, 171).

And finally we have Peppermint, which tops off the blend perfectly. It powerfully supports the respiratory system and is cooling, invigorating, and energizing. Much like Lavender, it soothes discomfort and supports the entire body.

Specific Blends & Uses:
  • Diffuse with Lemon, Ravintsara, and/or Wintergreen to support the respiratory and immune systems, and purify the air.
  • Diffuse with Geranium and Copaiba for a relaxing, uplifting atmosphere.
  • Diffuse with Copaiba and Cedarwood to support restful sleep.
  • Combine with Melaleuca and Lemon in a roll-on blend to support the respiratory system.
  • Combine with Copaiba and Geranium in a roll-on blend to relax, soothe, and uplift.
  • Combine with Frankincense, Copaiba, and/or Wintergreen in a roll-on blend to soothe tense or sore muscles.
  • Add to bath salts with Lavender and Geranium for a relaxing detox bath.
This blend is so popular and useful that it was recently added to the new 2015 Premium Essential Oils Collection. It smells so fresh, sharp, minty, and clean that I just love diffusing it. It would also be great added to a humidifier, but be aware that essential oils can begin to dissolve and react with plastic over time. Conveniently, diffuser act as both air purifiers and humidifiers! A diffuser of your choosing, R.C., Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, Copaiba, and Frankincense are all included in the Premium Starter Kit, plus so much more. It's the perfect way to try out some of the most popular, useful, best quality oils! Email me at to learn more. I love to answer questions about the oil lifestyle and mentor others in their journey.

*Disclaimer: This post is NOT intended as medical advice of any kind because I am not a doctor. These statements have not been tested or evaluated by the FDA and so they are not intended to cure, treat, or prevent disease. They only help your body to do what it was meant to do, like nutritional supplements. Caution should be exercised with first time oil use - skin patch tests prior to use and dilution with carrier oil - especially in children. Children, especially under the age of 6, should never ingest essential oils without advice of a healthcare professional since they are concentrated and potent. If you are under the care of a physician, nursing, taking prescription medication, or pregnant please consult your doctor prior to use. Keep essential oils out of reach of children.

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