11 Wonderful RC Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

The benefits of RC essential oil include fighting respiratory infections, boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and pain, easing sleep, and lowering stress levels. It also aids in increasing energy levels, and detoxifying the body.

What is RC Essential Oil?

RC essential oil is not a standalone oil, but rather a combination of cypress oil and spruce oil, as well as three different types of eucalyptus oil. The complex blends of RC essential oil also include myrtle, pine, lavender, marjoram or peppermint.

It is a relatively new blend of essential oils and doesn’t have a strong history of traditional medicine but has become popular with many groups of people for its invigorating and rejuvenating properties.

RC Essential Oil Nutrition Facts

The benefits of RC essential oil come from the active ingredients and volatile compounds found in each of the constituent oils. Most varieties of eucalyptus oil contain high levels of cineole (also known as eucalyptol), which has strong antioxidant properties. Spruce oil boasts significant levels of alpha-pinene and limonene, among other monoterpenes. Cypress essential oil also has a good amount of alpha-pinene and limonene, as well as myrcene, camphene, linalool, and carene. These anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, anxiolytic, expectorant and stimulant compounds provide a wide range of health benefits when used properly. [1]

Benefits of RC Essential Oil

Drawing on the benefits of spruce, cypress, and eucalyptus oils, RC essential oil has many health benefits for people suffering from low energy, chronic pain, inflammation, sleep disorders, respiratory infections, weakened immune system, stress, anxiety, depression, and various skin conditions.

Boosts Energy Levels

The aroma of certain essential oils have a powerful connection to the limbic system, the emotional area of our brain, and can result in energized feelings and an uplifted spirit. RC essential oil has long been used before workouts to increase energy and mood, and is also popular for diffusion at homes, providing a stimulating boost. The spruce oil in this blend, in particular, has stimulant properties known to increase energy levels. [2]

Reduces Inflammation

All the constituent oils of RC essential oils have some effect on inflammation throughout the body, whether on the skin or the joints or internally, helping relieve chronic pain, spasms, inflamed tissues, and weakening blood vessels. Eucalyptus globulus oil is believed to be the most active ingredient in soothing muscles following an intense workout, making this a popular essential oil for serious gym-goers. [3]

Treats Cough and Cold

RC essential oil possesses powerful antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, and stimulant properties, which make it very effective for the treatment and management of respiratory infections. After diffusing this oil, it can help break up mucus and phlegm and expel it from the body, which often speeds the healing of those infections, as bacteria and viruses often hide and thrive within these bodily fluids. [4]

Close up of a bottle of essential oil with a cork cap

Essential oils are used for aromatherapy. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Reduces Anxiety and Stress

Diffusing RC essential oil is one of the best ways to decrease stress and anxiety levels. The sedative and anxiolytic nature of cypress and eucalyptus oils help this oil lower the levels of stress hormones in the body, and promote feelings of calmness. People often apply small amounts of RC essential oil to their chest or neck to gradually inhale over the course of the day, keeping stress levels under control. [5]

Boosts Immune System

Antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties within the spruce essential oil, a key ingredient of RC essential oil, makes this blend a wise choice for those who wish to boost their immunity. Aromatherapy and oil diffusers are the best approaches if you want to give your overall immune system support with this powerful oil. [6]

Skin Care

When mixed with a carrier oil, there are many topical applications for this oil, as it has certain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. This means that RC essential oil can help improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, stimulate the growth of new cells, protect the skin from infections, and clear up inflammatory conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergic dermatitis, and acne. [7]

Sedative Qualities

While RC essential oil is most popularly used as an energizing and stimulant essential oil blend, it can also have soothing effects, linked to its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. This can help people suffering from sleep disorders such as insomnia and provide them with restful, rejuvenating sleep. Diffusing this oil 2-3 times in your home throughout the day can help re-set your circadian rhythms and get you the good night’s sleep you need! [8]

What is RC Essential Oil Used For?

The common uses of RC essential oil are as a pre and post workout remedy, as a massage oil, in room diffusers and various other topical applications on the body.

Odor Improvement

Many people choose to diffuse RC essential oil throughout their home to enjoy its benefits all day, but it also functions as an excellent odor eliminator. If you have pets, small notorious children or a smoker in the house, you know how easily the aroma of a room can decay. Eucalyptus and spruce essential oils have a warm and inviting aroma that cover many foul odors and help improve the air quality. [9]

Workout Oil

The most popular uses of RC essential oil is before and after workouts, as it is both an energizing and an anti-inflammatory substance. You can apply a few drops on the muscle groups you are working on, the back of your knees, or any other joints that may be affected by your exercise, and you’ll be surprised at the results.


RC essential oil is ideal massage oil, given its diverse range of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and stimulant nature. It can help bring blood to the surface of the skin to oxygenate the cells and promote fresh cell growth, while also easing tension and soothing chronic pain you may have in your back, neck, feet or any other part of the body. [10]

Feet, Chest & Joints

Applying this essential oil blend at the end of the day is a common practice among natural healers. A few drops on the feet each night can help maintain circulation while applying RC essential oil to the chest can help clear up respiratory infections and speed up healing if you are recovering from the cold or flu.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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