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Essential Oil Blend of the Week:  RC

Essential Oil Blend of the Week: RC

R.C. Essential Oil Blend

The R.C. essential oil blend contains several essential oils, namely Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Lavender, Cypress, Spruce, Peppermint, and three different types of Eucalyptus (globulus, radiata, and citriodora).   Each one of these powerful ingredients helps to support healthy respiratory function. This proprietary blend of essential oils is trademarked by Young Living.  Each bottle of R.C. contains 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils and nothing else — nothing to dilute it, adulterate it, or modify its scent.

Suggested Usage of RC

RC should be diluted as 1:1 with carrier oil if it is going to be applied to the skin, and 1:15 if it is going to be used as part of a massage.  Young Living recommends V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex for the carrier oil


According to the Essential Oils Pocket Reference, RC can be used in the following ways:

  • Diffuse or humidify
  • Rubbed on the chest, back of neck, or over the sinus area
  • Used as hot compress
  • Add to a steaming bowl of hot water, place a towel over your head and the bowl, and inhale the steam – can be combined with Raven or Thieves blends
  • Add 4 to 8 drops to a cotton ball and place in air vents

Young Living also recommends these uses:


  • Place a few drops in a warm bath or shower
  • Apply a few drops to your chest or wrist as you start your day

Fascinating Facts:

  • Pine has been used since the time of Hippocrates to fight infection and support respiratory function
  • One of the main constituents of peppermint essential oil is menthol
  • The Romans referred to Marjoram as the “herb of happinesss”
  • Eucalyptus globulus trees were planted throughout North Africa to effectively block the spread of malaria
Good News Regarding Compliance and Thieves OTC Cough Drops

Good News Regarding Compliance and Thieves OTC Cough Drops

Young Living’s First OTC Products

At the Young Living Grand Convention this week, there was some good news in the area of compliance for two YL products:  Cool Azul pain relief cream and Thieves Cough Drops.  This news came from Young Living’s Facebook page for Conduct and Education.  In this blog post, we are going to focus on the Thieves OTC cough drops.

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Thieves Cough Drops

The Thieves Cough Drop are considered over-the-counter drugs, and are labeled and marketed distinct from the Lozenges, which will still be available.  They differ from the lozenges in that they contain natural menthol.  Note these are among the first OTC (over-the-counter) drugs that Young Living has on the market, and Young Living is the first essential oil company to market OTC drugs.

What are OTC Drugs?

OTC, or over-the-counter drugs, have been found safe and appropriate for use by individuals without requiring the supervision of a health care professional, and can be purchased without needing prescription.

What Can We Say about Thieves Cough Drops?

Like any drug, there are very strict rules about ingredients, guidelines, dosage, labeling, and … marketing.  As far as what you can say about the Thieves cough drops, Young Living advises that we stick to what the labeling says about the product.  Here’s the brochure, with everything you need to know about them, and a product summary.  We can say things like they provide cough and sore throat relief, cools nasal passages, relieves coughs, and soothes sore throats.  We can’t say, however, that the cough drops support a healthy respiratory system.


The introduction of OTC products is great news for Young Living and its independent distributors, and keep in mind that the Thieves Lozenges are just one of these OTC products.  When marketing them, our best bet is to stick to what the Young Living labels and brochures have to say about them.