Winter months can be particularly cruel for those with occasional respiratory issues. My son is one of those people who finds themselves needing extra support to stay well. I have found using Young Living Oils everyday has helped my family’s overall wellness. Using respiratory supporting essential oils, such as R.C. and Raven, as well as antibacterial oils, such as Thieves®, can help to support healthy lung function.
Here’s more details on the types of oils I use:
R.C. is a respiratory blend of oils containing three types of eucalyptus, myrtle, pine, marjoram, lavender, cypress, and peppermint. Applying R.C. topically on your chest and throat, ears, or on the bottoms of feet can help you (as well as diffusing it).
Raven has a blend of five essential oils (Ravensara, lemon, wintergreen, peppermint, and Eucalyptus radiata) that can help the respiratory system. When paired with R.C., these two can powerfully support healthy lung function. Raven is a particular favorite of my children, they say the smell reminds of them root beer (and I agree, it does). You apply it on the throat/neck, chest, or feet. You can also diffuse or inhale it directly.
On top of being highly regarded to cook with (hello, Italian mother here), Oregano is one of the most powerful and versatile essential oils available. It contains strong immune system enhancing and antioxidant properties, is purifying, and also supports the respiratory system. (And smells like my great-grandmother’s old-fashioned Italian kitchen!)
Thieves® is the most remarkable of the oils for me. Thieves blend was tested at Weber State University (1997) for its potent antimicrobial properties, and found to have a 99.96 percent kill rate against airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi. THIS is why I’m a huge Thieves user in the house. I am always diffusing this, especially when the kids are all home. Containing clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary, Thieves was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with aromatics while robbing plague victims. It’s been university tested for its cleansing abilities and is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health. I keep several bottles on hand to use constantly for cleaning, diffusing, laundry, germ-fighting, everything. Can be used for dietary, aromatic, or topical use. Learn all about Thieves in this Thieves booklet.
If you’re interested or want to learn more about these or other Young Living oils, don’t hesitate to contact me for assistance. I am so happy to share our stories with you. I want to help you the same way these oils have helped me!
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