When you have infection and you know where it is located and you cannot clear it up, then go to CODE (below, large and bolded) and see what oils will enhance the action you want.
When my husband had an abscessed tooth we applied Thieves right on the gum. The infection would clear up but then it would come back. After doing this three times the dentist said he would need to have a root canal. That's the last thing a person wants.
I got to thinking why is the infection coming back--there is something we are not doing right.
So I decided to go to CODE. This is when I chose Wintergreen because the infection was in the bone. I needed something to drive the thieves into the bone and it did the job. One application and the infection didn't return this time.
So with this in mind then apply RC or Breathe Again , or just Eucalyptus Blue to the sinus and the come in with Wintergreen to drive the action into the bone. Also I would use Thieves with the wintergreen but you may want to dilute it or use V-6 on top before using the wintergreen or after both if it creates a burning feeling.
Also do not forget to take Super Chewable C or Super C. one every hour to reduce the inflammation. Inner Defense, or a couple of capsule of Thieves or Exodus II 2-3 times a day. This is what I have used that has really helped me and my family. Also what really works great is putting 3 drops of oil in hot water hot enough not to burn your finger and cover head with a towel and breath in the moisture and the aroma of the Essential oils. You will soon be able to breath again.
B- for bone, wintergreen
L-for ligaments. lemongrass/helichrysum
I would like to share info on the four Eucalyptus that are in YL's RC Essential Oil Blend and how each is different and so special, plus two other Eucalyptus oil so you can choose what would work best for you and your family. RC a very special blend that you can not be without.
Eucalyptus Globulus: It is listed in the British Pharmacopoeia as an herbal medicine, the essential oil of Eucalyptus Globulus is high in ecualyptol (also known as 1.8 cineol). The oil has strong antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, and is highly regarded for its ability to improve respiratory function and combat infections of the sinuses, esophagus, lungs, and throat. Eucalyptus Globulus also produces ozone, a highly reactive anti-septic of oxygen. Ozone is documented as one of the best air purifiers, being effective in removing odors and airborne bacteria. According to Dr.Jean Valanet, M.D., an emulsion of only 2% Eucalyptus Globulus can kill 20 % of airborne Staphylococcus bacteria. Dr. Jean Valnet M.D. recommends to use Eucalyptus Globulus for:
General antiseptic purposes,Treating Malaria, typhus, measles, Reducing blood sugar, Fighting respiratory infections, such as bronchitis, tuberculosis, influenza, pneumonia, and sinusitis, Combating asthma, opening the sinus and respiratory tract, Removing intestinal parasites and worm, Treating wounds and burns.
Eucalyptol (1.8 cineol) occurs in high concentrations in E.Globulus and other eucalyptus species. It is responsible for the oil's ability to decongest the lungs, clear sinus passages, and contributes to a good deal of its anti-infectious, respiratory supporting effects, throat/lung/sinus infections, hypertension. Its mucolytic, diuretic, and antibacterial.
Eucalyptus Radiata: is the gentlest and most effective eucalyptus oil. It is high in Eucalyptol (60-70%) and low in irritating aldehydes (less than 1%)-a characteristic that distinguishes it from E. Globulus, or E. Dives. This makes E. Radiata ideal for treating pulmonary conditions since it can be administered by direct inhalation and even prolonged aromatic exposure without irritating the mucus membranes or bronchial tubes. It is one of the best oils for diffusing. Dr. Penoel recommends E. Radiata for rhinitis, Otitis, bronchitis, cough, pulmonary infections, viral infections, fights Herpes simplex when combined with bergamot, acnes asthma, and vaginitis. Its Antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, anti-inflammatory. The first sign of a cold or flu, a drop of oil should be added to a tablespoon of Agave and taken every hour for the first five hours and 5 times a day thereafter until symptoms abate. Dr. Penoel states. A drop or two of oil can also be sprinkled on a handkerchief or washcloth and inhaled directly as needed to help with respiratory or sinus conditions. In cases of serious respiratory conditions or yeast infections, you can do an enema or vaginal application which is recommend by Dr. Penoel. Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to 2-4 tablespoons of grape seed oil or V-6 massage oil.
Eucalyptus Citrodora: is high in Citronella (75-85%. Its analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal as well as a deodorant, expectorant, and insecticidal agent. The indications are Asthma, athlete's, foot, and other fungal infections, respiratory infections, cuts, dandruff, fevers, herpes, infectious skin conditions, laryngitis, scabs, shingles, sore throat, sores and wounds. It was traditionally used to perfume linen closets and as in insect repellent. apply to Vita Flex points and directly inhale, or diffuse up to 30 minutes three times daily.
Eucalyptus Australiana: which is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic anti-inflammatory, great for bronchitis, asthma, respiratory infection, cynitis, and sinus infection,and herpes virus.. Alpha-Pinene is (5-10% which has a strong antiviral effect.
RC essential oil blend also contains :
Myrtle (Myrtyus communis) which supports the respiratory system and helps treat chronic coughs and tuberculosis, It is suitable to use for coughs and chest complaints with children. Sinus decongestant and alleviates throat infections.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) opens and disinfects the respiratory system, particularly the bronchial tract. It has been used since the time of Hippocrates to support respiratory function and fight infection. According to Daniel Penoel, M.D., pine is one of the best oils for bronchitis and pneumonia.
Spruce (Picea mariana) helps the respiratory and nervous systems. It is anti-infectious, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana) supports the respiratory system and reduces spasms. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial and antiseptic.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is antispasmodic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic. It is relaxing and grounding
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) promotes blood circulation and lymph flow. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial, mucolytic, antiseptic, refreshing and relaxing.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a powerful nasal and lung decongestant with antiseptic properties. It opens nasal passages, reduces cough, improves airflow to the lungs, and kills airborne bacteria, fungi and viruses. A 1994 double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized cross-over study at the university of Kiel in Germany found that peppermint oils exerted a significant analgesic effect (which deadens or relieves pain) (Goble et al., 1994).
RC Gives relief from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, coughs and respiratory congestions. Decongests sinus passages, combat lung infections , and relieves allergy symptoms.
Here's how I use RC
I have taken 3-4 drops of RC in 1/2 cup of hot water, hot enough so it doesn't burn the finger and place the cup close to the nose and mouth and cover head with a towel and inhale the moisture and aroma and it will pull a person out of an asthma attack and opens up the nasal passages and bronchials. Diffuse RC, especially with the new diffuser it will help increase the moisture that you need to open the sinus and bronchial passages. Its great for children with plugged noses. When applying RC to the chest and the ball of the foot ( the reflex points for the lungs) and you want to increase the oxygen into the lungs, apply marjoram on top of the C. This drive the RC into the smooth muscle of the lungs. By doing this protocol, it helped a gentlemen re-inflate his collapsed lung. Another gentleman had to carry oxygen with him all the time to keep his oxygen level up at 94, but with out the oxygen, it would drop down to 77.94 -- 98 is the normal oxygen level a person should be at. When I applied RC to his chest it brought his oxygen level up to 94 in matter of minutes and stayed there Without RC or any oxygen it would drop down to 77. I like to see things first hand and this was an experiment that I did when I taught a classes and a nurse had her portable oxygen monitor with her. Everyone wanted to know what their oxygen level was and I was curious if it would raise the oxygen level for those that had normal oxygen level and it did. It raised those that were at 94 to 96 and those at 96 to 98. Also I have used RC along with Idaho Balsam Fir to dissolve a huge bone spur on my heel. Why Idaho Balsam Fir?? Because it has a natural cortisone-like action which doctors give to their patients before they will do surgery. That was the only way I could get it mine to dissolve. RC alone was not enough for me but a lot of people have had great success with just RC on bone spurs, I have to be different. RC may help give relief from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis and respiratory congestion. Apply 3-4 drops on chest and cover with a hot wet wash cloth then cover with a towel and leave on as long as possible or until cold, apply to the balls of the feet, can even put your feet in a foot bath after applying the RC to the feet. Apply on the sinus areas on the face and forehead, and swab the nose with a Q-tip dipped in RC.
I use to get acute bronchitis and pneumonia 17 years ago. I started out using
RC and Lavender. later I added , Raven and Thieves to enhance the effect. I have not had pneumonia or bronchitis in 17 years and that is awesome not to be bothered with that every year.
Other products to use are NingXia Red, MultiGreen, Vit. C chewable, ImmuPro and Longivity caps, Inner Defense, Exodus and Exodus II, and Thieves cough drops. I also take a whole capsule of Exodus II if I feel something coming on and it's gone by morning. If a person already has bronchitis, then I would do two capsules every 3 hours.
When applying a hot compress with RC on your chest and Raven on the back and then the next time RC on the back with Raven on the chest. Never use Raven with a hot compress as it can blister the skin because there are hot oils in that blend.
Now you can see why RC was one of the first oils I bought and lavender was the other oil when I joined YL. It is a blend that I am never without. In fact RC built my business as that is the first oil I let people experience.
Now the info on the other Eucalyptus'
Eucalyptus Dives: Is high in piperiton (40-50%, which gives the oil a minty flavor.) In contrast to some other ketones, piperitone is well-tolerated and relatively nontoxic. E. Dives is also high in phellandrene (30% which generates air-purifying ozone that kills airborne bacteria and viruses. Use it for respiratory/sinys infections, decongestant, rheumatism/arthritis, soothes sore muscles. Its Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-aging, expectorant, mucolytic.
Dr. Penoel recommends E. Dives for sinusitis, ear infection, kidney infection, vaginitis. Because this oil is the strongest and most caustic of the eucalyptus oils, it is best used in a topical applications. Although it can be diffused, avoid direction inhalation. Avoid using on infants and young children or pregnant mothers.
Eucalyptus Polybractea CT cineol This chemotype boasts a cineol content of over 80% the highest of any eucalyptus oil. It is also low in aldehyde. Which can irritate mucus membrane. Next E. Radiata, it is the least irritating yet one of the most antimicrobial eucalyptus oils. This makes it suitable for most kinds of respiratory conditions, since it can be diffused, directly applied on the skin, or used in an enema or douche application. It can also be diluted in Agave or vegetable oil, and used as a dietary supplement. Daniel Penoel M.D. recommends E . Polybractea for infection of the nasal membranes and chronic bronchitis, viral infections (Herpes), urinary tract/bladder infections. Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, mucolytic and insect repellent.
Eucalyptus Blue has a fresh, invigorating aroma that supports normal breathing and soothes tense muscles. This essential oil is grown and harvested in Ecuador and is an important ingredient in the Breathe AgainT Roll On. This essential oil contains high levels of the powerful constituents eucalyptol 56.2% and alpha-pinene. High in limonene 6%, antiviral, and beats eucalyptus globulus (our old standby.) It can eradicate SARS and MRSA other new bugs mutations concerning respiratory problems.
- Compounds that are structured to fight viruses as well as bacteria
- Metabolism up, stimulating hypothalamus - modulating endocrine output; felt in lungs when ther urge to cough happens, felt thru all systems; center of head; sense of peace and balance
- from locus corilias balancing from hypothalamus; opened throat and respiratory system, felt it in thymus; reminded of taste of durian fruit.
These testimonies will help you to know what other products you an use that enhance RC
Hi, I am new to Young Living Essential oils, but I am so thankful to have made my way to good health using Thieves and RC My husband died 2 years ago, and I have been apparently holding onto a lot of grief in my chest.
I was also exposed to heavy, continuous doses of black mold which harmed and weakened my lungs. I was sick most of last year (2007) with 5 bouts of pneumonia. I tried taking many forms of herbal capsules (garlic, echinachia, golden seal, zinc, vitamin C, etc.) These herbs and supplements would help a little, but the first cold or flu that was going around work, bamm, I would get the cold which would go right into pneumonia.
Last year was so awful with being sick constantly. I have gained 40 pounds because I don't have the energy or stamina to run my normal 4 miles a day.
So after my 5 bout of pneumonia, I purchased the Thieves product line and my life has been changed. I have not had a pneumonia or a cold now for 2 months. I have been putting the Thieves oil on the bottom of my feet and I take 1 drop in my mouth each morning. I also brush my teeth with the Thieves toothpaste and gargle morning and evening with Thieves mouthwash.
Last month, whenever I would sense a scratchy throat or mucous in my sinus, I would just put 1 drop of Thieves on my tongue and those cold symptoms would be immediately gone.
I am so thankful for the Thieves oil and the RC (which I forgot to mention...I also put the RC on the soles of my feet and my throat when I had a cold symptom.) I am so grateful to the Young Living Essential oils. I am determined to make 2008 a healthy year for me. These oils are a gift from God and I am most grateful to have my good health restored to me.
Thank you, Young Living!
Cheryl Scott RN, PhD
Nursing Home Nightmare
My grandfather has been quite ill for some time now. He has Alzheimer's and then we found out his kidneys are only functioning at 22%. So, I've been applying oils for his kidney's (juniper, ledum, lemon grass and Release) for a few weeks.
He fell and hurt his hip at home and eventually ended up in a nursing home to get back on his feet. What a joke. I walked in to visit and anoint him with oils. I found him in the common area. I was HORRIFIED by what I saw. His skin was ashy gray in color and his head was slumped on his chest. He wouldn't lift it when spoken to.
I got him back to his room and had him lie down on the bed. I removed his shoes and socks and applied those four oils to the bottom of his feet. Within ten minutes the color came back to his face and he was alert and talking. My Mother and Aunt both were there and saw it. They were both impressed.
The nursing home kicked my Grandfather out after his insurance ran out. This was a blessing for sure. He had Alhziemer's going in but when he came out, just two weeks later, he couldn't put a sentence together. He was nowhere near that bad. Coming out of there he was wearing diapers, which he wasn't when he went in there. He also got a bad case of pneumonia as well. Of course had to pay thousands of dollars for this top notch care too.
When he got home I rubbed RC blend on his chest and three days later his pneumonia was gone!
His kidney's were functioning at only 22%. He was one step away from going on dialysis. After anointing him with the ois for his kidney's (ledum, juniper, lemongrass and Release) three days a week for three months his kidney's are finally getting better! He's also been on the NigXia Red and the K & B tincture which I know have helped too. I live 45 minutes away from him so three days a week was about all that I could manage. I know if my family would listen to me and quit feeding him junk like glazed doughnuts and soda he would be getting better even faster. Unfortunately I don't have control over that.
I am so blessed to have learned about these oils and Young Livings other products! Thank you! Thank you! Rachel Lipovec.
Viral Flu, cold and cough
I had been healthy all winter but recently experienced a flu that began as a fever and then ended up with post nasal drip in the throat and a continual cough. It lasted approximately 3 weeks from start to finish as a virus. I used Vitamin C, drank lots of water and irrigated my nose 2-3 times a day to keep the music thin. I also used RC, Raven and Thieves 3 times a day. Thieves spray, Thieves lozenges and Thieves diffused during the night also helped to keep the cough down. I believe that 20 drops of Oregano oil 3x a day for about a week and a half finally got rid of the virus and killed any bacteria. Other people ended up with either a sinus infection or pneumonia. Thank goodness for the oils. Judy Kalan
Upper Respiratory Infection
My children are usually all in good health but when they get sick it always manifests as an URI (Upper resp. infection). Wheezing from the lungs is not uncommon for me to hear when it would get bad. I have had it where I thought they had pneumonia that breathing got so labored and the wheezing sound was alarming.
I used Immupower along the spine with the raindrop oils and Frankincense all over the chest with RC Blend. All Young Living Essential Oils of course. The wheezing immediately stops! Of course this needs to be repeated all through out the day to get a handle on the infection but with NingXia Red every two hours (1-3oz) and Immupro 2-3 , 3x a day, it is gone within 2 days max! They get instant relief from the oils.
Also when they spike a fever- which they do, I use Peppermint on their feet and tummy and lavender all over the body. Not even pharmacueticals can give that type of relief! I have worked in a hospital prior to my career change and the usual course for my kids would've been an inhaler (steroid), decongestant, antibotic, and cough suppressant with a sleep aid! Who needs that when you have essential oils! Thank you GOD for these powerful oils! Angela Howard
In December I went to Turks Caicos Island to attend my best friends wedding. I have to take two flights to get there and two flights to return. It was a very stressful time. I brought all my oils with me and used them on the airplanes. I felt that my lungs were weak and the stress and anxiety of flying were causing my immune system to become weak. I used Purification, R.C. Lavender, & Melrose all during my stay in the Islands.
The first day we arrived I broke my great toe on coral. I immediately put ice packs and used lavender on it. I applied arnica oil and lavender on the toe for two applications each day for two days. On the first day the Island Nurse told me I would not be able to walk or wear a shoe for a week or more. On the third day I had no discoloring of the skin on my broken toe, no swelling and I was wearing shoes and walking normally. I did not have to take any pain medication of any kind and walked, swam and enjoyed the Island fully and the wedding.
The oils helped me on the flights and when I came home the temperature was 5 below zero and when we left the Island it was 90 degrees. I am prone to pneumonia so I continued to use R.C., Melrose, Theives and Purification after arriving home and did not get ill. I love my essential oils and use them everyday. They help my immune system fight off disease. Sharon Shoshana
Here's my 23 year-old son's allergy testimonial. He's still not having
symptoms this year.
Every spring for the past 20 years our son has suffered from hay fever.
It quickly turns into season asthma and he's miserable. You know what I'm
talking about if you live in the Willamette Valley (Oregon). The Native
Americans called it "The Valley of the Sick". Many years he's ended up
using a nebulizer sucking very strong medications into his lungs several times
This year we talked to him about doing things differently - using some
of Young Living's products to "nip it in the bud". we did the research and
in early April, he started the Cleansing Trio. At the same time, he
started using Power Meal, Sulfurzyme, Master Formula, and Mineral Essence along
with essential oils of Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Peppermint, RC and
Raven. He applied the RC and Raven to his sinuses and chest and felt immediate
relief from congestion. We also suggested that he eliminate dairy
products and wheat from his diet. He's eliminated diary and reduced the wheat.
We insisted that he stay in close touch with us so we could monitor his
condition. After two days of this protocol, he called to say that he had
no symptoms and felt increased energy. Four days into it, he reported,
"This Power Meal is GREAT! I've got so much energy. I played basketball
outside for the past three days. Mom, I feel great". Now he's selling the stuff
to his boss and coworkers.
He loves applying Peppermint to the back of his neck and uses it and
Lemon in his water. He diffuses the RC and applies Lavender and Roman
Chamomile to the bottom of is feet and reports that he's sleeping like a baby.
Our research made it clear that people with allergies need to work on
their immune systems, so we've ordered ImmuPower, JuvaTone and ImmuneTune for
phase 2. We're staying in close touch, but so far, we're all amazed.
What a difference - a safe, healthy difference!
"I became interested in Young living Essential Oils after listening to
The Missing Link tape. As a nurse, I was doubtful that any oil rubbed into
my skin could do so much, but was inquisitive enough to take a chance. How
glad I am that someone gave me the tape to listen to! By Using Peppermint and
R.C. I was able to stop my allergy medicines. By rubbing Peace and
Calming on my wrists I stopped using Benadryl for sleep. And I could go on and
on for all the uses the oils have in my life." Gloria DeHart
I've been using Valor for the last few months as an aftershave. I have
not suffered from hay fever so far this year and my sinusitis is gone.
Thieves, RC and Raven can also help. You might try using the new Thieves bar
soup. I use it all the time. I put Thieves on a couple times a week when I have
God Bless, and Have a Great Day,
Which Eucalyptus Essential Oil is Best?
(from the YL Corporate website)
December 4th, 2009
With such a large selection of great eucalyptus products offered by Young Living, it can be confusing to know which one is best for you. But once you understand more about the unique properties of each eucalyptus essential oil, you’ll have no problem picking one that fits your specific needs.
Let’s start with a brief history lesson: For centuries, native Australian aborigines traditionally used eucalyptus for body pains, sinus congestion, fever, and colds. It wasn’t until the mid 1800s that English doctors started experimenting with the oil and shared it with the rest of the world. Not surprisingly, most eucalyptus species are found in Australia. Have you heard of the famous “blue mists” in Australia? It happens because the eucalyptus sap exudes from the trees and wisps into the air, creating a hazy blue mist seen for miles around. Historically, it is said the blue mist keeps down fevers in nearby communities. A recent study might suggest that is wasn’t the eucalyptus that took down the fever, but inhibited the fever-carrying mosquitoes in the area. Now that’s what I call an essential oil diffuser!
So what makes eucalyptus essential oil work? Each eucalyptus species has its own unique combination of naturally-occurring plant chemicals, which are what produce an effect on the body. One of the major active ingredient in most eucalyptus species is eucalyptol (also called 1,8 cineole). Scientists are only beginning to validate the many positive effects of this constituent. In one study using rats, researchers saw significant anti-inflammatory effects in the gut in rats. Another laboratory experiment looked at the reduction effects of eucalyptus essential oils on specific respiratory pathogens.
Of the five eucalyptus essential oils Young Living offers, the most popular are Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiata. These two oils smell most like traditional eucalyptus oils (kind of like the vapor rub my mom lathered on my chest when I was kid). These oils also have a high percentage of 1,8 cineole: E. globulus has up to 80 percent eucalyptol and E. radiata can contain up to 75 percent of that active ingredient.
When speaking about eucalyptus options, I always suggest Eucalyptus polybractea as well. E. polybactea has high levels of 1,8 cineole and has the comforting medicinal scent one might expect from a eucalyptus product. It also is low in a compound called isovaleric aldehyde, which can irritate mucus membranes.
Interestingly, Eucalyptus dives has large amounts of eucalyptol and also high amounts of piperitone, which gives it a slight pepperminty and citrus scent. E. dives is excellent for use in a Young Living diffuser to purify the air. E. dives is considered the strongest of the eucalyptus species and generally should not be applied to those with skin sensitivities.
Lastly, Gary Young rediscovered a eucalyptus species in Ecuador he named Eucalyptus Blue.™ Eucalyptus Blue has significant amounts of eucalyptol plus high levels of alpha pinene. In fact, because of its levels of alpha-pinene, Eucalyptus Blue can be considered a natural R.C. blend. So, if you are looking for an R.C. alternative, Eucalyptus Blue is a great choice.
Eucalyptus Blue is my favorite eucalyptus because of its deep, warm aroma. I also like it because it doesn’t make my eyes water as much as some of the other eucalyptus oils (think of when you get peppermint close to your eyes).
As general guidelines, Eucalyptus globulus and E. dives are best applied topically or on the reflex points of the feet while Eucalyptus radiata, E. polybractea, and Eucalyptus Blue are more suitable for diffusing and inhalation.
If you still can’t decide which eucalyptus to try, a great place to start is with our Breathe Again™ Essential Oil Roll-On. This convenient product has a powerful punch of four eucalyptus essential oils (including Eucalyptus Blue)perfect for supporting respiratory health and invigorating the senses.
Which eucalyptus essential oil is your favorite? Share how you use eucalyptus in the blog’s comments section.