A history lesson on R.C. blend

R.C. consists of the following oils. And I’ve also included info on the history behind those oils. This is fascinating stuff!

Eucalyptus Radiata – For centuries Australian Aborigines used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds. Shown by laboratory tests to be a powerful antimicrobial agent, eucalyptol is an ingredient in many antiseptic mouth rinses. It is often used for the respiratory system. Eucalyptus trees have been planted throughout parts of North Africa to successfully block the spread of malaria. According to Jean Valnet, MD, a solution of 2 percent eucalyptus oil sprayed on the skin will kill 70 percent of ambient staph bacteria.

Eucalyptus Globulus – For centuries, Australian Aborigines used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds. Shown by laboratory tests to be a powerful antimicrobial agent, E. globulus contains a high percentage of eucalyptol (a key ingredient in many antiseptic mouth rinses). Often used for the respiratory system. Eucalyptus has been investigated for its powerful insect repellent effect (Trigg, 1996). Eucalyptus trees have been planted throughout North Africa to successfully block the spread of malaria. According to Jean Valnet MD, a solution of 2 percent eucalyptus oil sprayed in the air will kill 70 percent of airborne staph bacteria. Some doctors still use solutions of eucalyptus oil in surgical dressings.Eucalyptus Globulus

Myrtle – Myrtle has been researched by Dr. Daniel Penoel for normalizing hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries, as well as balancing the hypothyroid. It has also been researched for its soothing effects on the respiratory system.

Pine – Pine was first investigated by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, for its benefits to the respiratory system. In 1990, Dr. Penoel and Dr. Franchomme described pine oi’s antiseptic properties in their medical textbook. Pine is used in massage for stressed muscles and joints. It shares many of the same properties as Eucalyptus globulus, and the action of both oils is enhanced when blended. Native Americans stuffed mattresses with pine needles to repel lice and fleas. It was used to treat lung infections and even added to naths and to revitalize those suffering from mental or emotional fatigue. 

Marjoram – Marjoram was known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks. It was believed to increase longevity. Listed in Dioscorides De Materia Medica (A.D. ‘78), Europe’s first authoritative guide to medicines, which became the standard reference work for herbal treatments for over 1,700 years. It was listed in Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Lavender – The French Scientist Rene Gattefosse was the first to discover lavender’s ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing when he severely burned his arm in a laboratory accident. Today, lavender is one of the few essential oils to still be listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.

Cypress – The Phoenicians and Cretans used cypress for building ships and bows, while the Egyptians made sarcophagi from the wood. The Greeks used cypress to carve statues of their gods. The Greek word “sempervivens”, from which the botanical name is derived, means “live forever”. The tree shares its name with the island of Cypress, where it is used for worship. Legend says the cross of Jesus was made of cypress wood. It is often planted in graveyards.

Black Spruce – At night the animals in the wild would lie down under the trees for the protection, recharging, and rejuvenation the trees bring them. Spruce has been beneficial for bone pain, glandular system, aching joints, opening the pineal gland, sciatica pain, and stimulating the thymus and adrenal glands.

Peppermint – Reputed to part of the “Marseilles Vinegar” or “Four Thieves Vinegar” used by grave-robbing bandits to protect themselves during the 15th century plague. A highly regarded digestive stimulant. Jean Valnet, MD, used peppermint to treat liver and respiratory diseases.

ABOUT

Formulated by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young, R.C. essential oil blend contains three varieties of Eucalyptus, to help create a refreshing and invigorating breathing experience. This proprietary blend also features Peppermint essential oil, which contains menthol, for a cooling sensation when applied to skin.

 DIRECTIONS

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.

Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.

 FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Provides a refreshing breathing experience
  • May support the feeling of normal, clear breathing
  • Creates an invigorating experience when added to a bath or shower
  • Can be diffused during the cold-weather season
  • Provides the soothing and cooling effect of menthol

SUGGESTED USES

  • Add 1–3 drops to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and rub it on your chest and the back of your neck before an early morning workout to promote the sensation of deeper breathing.
  • Diffuse 8–20 drops to experience the relaxing aroma in any stuffy environment.
  • Use R.C. with V-6 for a foot or back massage after your gym routine, outdoor adventure, or yoga practice to enjoy a refreshing scent.
  • Brighten your outlook during early morning errands by applying R.C. to your chest and wrists.
  • Apply R.C. topically with V-6 to your chest in the evenings for a refreshing breathing experience.

R.C.… use it, love it, share it with your friends!

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