Keeping with our theme this week of allergies and lung health today’s Natural Medicine Cabinet Essential is the essential oil blend RC.
RC contains Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, myrtle, pine, spruce, marjoram, eucalyptus radiata, eucalyptus citriodora, lavender, cypress, tsuga, and peppermint.
When I think of RC I think of congestion. Back in the days when I was doing straight massage therapy I always dropped a RC on the face cradle while clients were face down so they wouldn’t get plugged up. When I would have them turn over I would massage some RC around the sinuses (either side of nose, around cheek bones and across forehead) and let them know the oil would help open their sinuses and 9 times out of 10 they would tell me it already had! If a cold comes through our house I will even put a drop of RC on my pillow case so I’m breathing it in all night.
According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference RC offers relief from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, coughs and respiratory congestion. It can also decongest sinus passages, combats lung infections and relieves allergy symptoms.
How to use:
Diffuse/humidify, inhale directly from bottle, apply on chest, neck, throat, or over sinus area. Use as a hot compress. Put 4-8 drops on cotton balls and place in vents at home or in your car.
Especially for sinus and lung congestion:
Add RC, Raven, dorado azul or eucalyptus blue to a bowl of hot, steaming water. Place a towel over your head and inhale the steam. Combine with Raven (alternating morning and night) with Thieves to enhance effects.
***RC is recommended to dilute 1 part essential oil to 1 part vegetable oil (coconut, olive etc) if skin sensitivity use vegetable oil to dilute NOT water
What else can you do with RC?
Studies have shown that RC can also help with bone spurs! There are several people that have come to NAP that can attest to RC helping their bone spurs. Massage it right into the area!
Need to order some RC? You can buy here or send me a message and I will help you set up your account.
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