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R.C. Spotlight

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R.C. essential oil blend is a powerful combination of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. citriodora, E. globulus, and E. radiata) - making it an all time favorite for the winter months! The initials stand for respiratory care, as this oil feels like a deep, cleansing breath no matter the time of year.



  • Provides a refreshing breathing experience
  • Supports the airways and the feeling of normal, clear breathing
  • Creates an invigorating, spa-inspired experience when added to a bath or shower
  • Can be diffused or applied during the cold-weather season for airway needs
  • Provides the soothing and cooling effect of menthol
  • Makes a wonderful DIY chest rub

KEY CONSTITUENTS Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them sprecic health-supporting properties.

  • Eucalyptol: eucalyptol has a distinctive, fresh aroma that has a calming effect on the user when applied in aromatherapy. Research shows that eucalyptol may have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and neuroprotective effects. It may also act as a bronchodilator, supporting airway opening.
  • Menthol: provides a cooling sensation to the skin and supports reduction of inflammation in the muscles and airways
  • Alpha-pinene: a powerful antioxidant, some studies have shown alpha-pinene to support the body through inflammation and to help calm the mind.


  • R.C. Essential Oil Blend


  • Make a DIY Chest Rub:
    • 1 cup solid coconut oil
    • 30 drops R.C. essential oil
    • 20 drops Frankincense essential oil
    • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
    • Mix well and use on the chest, back and neck as desired. Option to whip with a handheld or stand mixer for a fluffier consistency. You can also sub shea butter for some of the coconut oil for a more moisturizing formula.
  • Add 15 drops of R.C. to a cup of magnesium flakes or epsom salt for a relaxing bath.
  • Use R.C. with V-6 for a foot or back massage after your gym routine, outdoor adventure, or yoga practice.
  • Place drops of R.C. onto cotton rounds or small cloths and place them in inconspicuous areas of your home, office, even car!
  • Make a DIY Mattress & Linen Spray to use every time you make the bed or change the sheets
    • To an 8oz glass spray bottle add:
    • 1 tsp Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 20 drops each R.C., Lavender
    • 10 drops Tea Tree
    • Fill with distilled water and invert to gently mix.
  • Add R.C. to wool dryer balls and Thieves Laundry Soap for fresh-scented laundry.
  • Make DIY Scented Sachets to bring a fresh, spa-inspired aroma to any area of your home.
    • ½ cup uncooked rice
    • ¼ cup Epsom salt
    • 1 cup dried lavender buds
    • Muslin cotton drawstring pouches, approximately 5 inches long by 4 inches wide
    • 40 drops R.C. essential oil
      1. In a medium bowl, mix rice, Epsom salt, flower buds, and essential oil to thoroughly scent the mixture.
      1. Spoon mixture into your muslin pouch.
      1. Place anywhere you want to add a fresh lavender scent.
      1. Refresh your pouch every 2-3 weeks by opening it up and adding more drops of essential oil.
  • Use R.C. to make DIY Laundry Scent Booster.
    • To a large glass jar with airtight lid, add
    • 1 1/2 cup salt Epsom Salt
    • 1/2 cup baking soda
    • 30 drops R.C. essential oil blend
    • Optional: 15 drops Thieves essential oil blend
    • Whisk together until all ingredients are well combined.
    • To use: add 1-2 Tbl into the washer before adding any laundry. Add laundry and the normal amount of laundry detergent.
  • Use this purifying blend to make DIY Cleaning Fizzies for yourself or a handmade gift.
    • 1 cup baking soda
    • ½ cup citric acid
    • ½ cup cornstarch
    • 4 teaspoons water
    • 40 drops R.C. essential oil (or Thieves or Pine)
    • 3 teaspoons V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or other carrier
    • Ice cube tray or candy mold
    • Step 1) In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix evenly.
    • Step 2) In a separate bowl, combine water, essential oils or blends, and V-6.
    • Step 3) Pour liquids into the large bowl and mix together until combined.
    • Step 4) Use the mixture to fill an ice cube tray or candy mold about three fourths full. If the mixture expands and spills over the mold, gently repack into the mold.
    • Step 5) Let sit overnight to dry in a room temperature area. When dry, pop tablets out and store in a glass jar.
    • To Use: When needed, put a tablet in the toilet bowl, hard-to-clean bottles, or sink full of dishes to help clean and deodorize. Let sit in the bowl, bottle, or sink for 20–30 minutes to fizz and dissolve. Once dissolved, flush or rinse out.
  • Make a DIY Carpet & Rug Freshener
    • To glass jar add:
    • 1 cup baking soda
    • ½ cup salt
    • 40 drops R.C. essential oil (or Thieves or Pine +/- Lemon)
    • Mix well. When ready to use, sprinkle over carpets and let sit for 10 minutes before vacuuming.
  • Make an Herbal Deodorizing Spray for pet beds, upholstered surfaces, car upholstery, etc!
    • To a 4oz glass spray bottle add
    • ¼ cup white vinegar
    • 20 drops R.C. essential oil
    • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
    • 10 drops Tangerine essential oil
    • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil
    • Pinch sea salt or splash of witch hazel
    • Filtered water
    • Spray lightly onto surfaces to remove unwanted odors.
  • Add 5 drops to a large handful of massage oil and apply to the skin to relax tired muscles. Or whip up a DIY Massage Oil:
    • 4oz pump bottle
    • 20 drops R.C. essential oil
    • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
    • 10 drops Cypress essential oil
    • Carrier of choice

DIFFUSE Diffuse this spa-inspired oil blend anytime your lungs need a little TLC or you need a quick trip to the spa! Bonus points for adding R.C. to the diffuser during a bath or shower to allow the steam to help open airways even more Breathe Easy: 4 drops each R.C., Thieves, Peppermint Relax: 4 drops each R.C., Lavender, Lemon Gather Together: 4 drops each R.C., Tangerine, Lemongrass Goodnight Moon: 4 drops each R.C., Lavender, Thieves 2021: 3 drops each R.C., Pine, Thieves, Lemon