Valor Essential Oil Blend

Valor® essential oil features Frankincense, Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, and Geranium.  It is one of the original blends formulated by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young and is a long-standing member favorite.  Each essential oil in the blend was carefully selected for its unique aromatic and topical benefits: Frankincense for its uplifting, earthy aroma and skin-smoothing properties; Black Spruce for its grounded, woodsy aroma; Blue Tansy for its inspiring aromatic profile; Geranium for its sweet, floral aroma; and Camphor Wood for its skin-benefiting properties and strong, herbaceous scent.  This powerful, synergistic blend with a transformative aroma has contributed to its strong legacy as a key part of Young Living’s proprietary Raindrop Technique®.

Product Profile

  • May enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin

  • Enhances massage for a rejuvenating experience

  • A foundational daily blend that features a positive aroma to inspire confidence and courage

  • A key component of the Raindrop Technique

  • Creates a grounded environment for yoga and meditation

Product Use & Tips

Suggestions from Young Living

  • Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution is not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

  • Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

  • Apply Valor to the bottoms of your feet and/or the back of your neck to unwind before bed.

  • Apply it to the back of your neck for an aroma that inspires feelings of confidence.

  • Refresh throughout the day by directly inhaling Valor or massaging it onto your neck, chest, or hands and wrists.

  • Apply Valor to your wrists and hold them together to feel the consistency of your chi.

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Diffusing Notes

These are approximate drops.  Adjust recipes to your needs.  If a recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less essential oil than listed in the recipes and build to more as desired.  You should give your body time to adjust to the essential oils.  Almost all the Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic which provides a cool-mist humidifier along with the essential oils.  These diffusers are safe to run all day.  Pay attention to the size of the room because the size will impact the intensity of diffusing.  Nebulizers and atomizers are different than ultrasonic diffusers because they do not use water.  For these, note the time limit for diffusing stated on each individual oil bottle.

Ultrasonic Diffusers

Ultrasonic diffusers work by using vibrations to break down water and essential oils into tiny particles, creating a fine mist that is released into the air.  Inside the diffuser, there’s a small disc that vibrates rapidly, usually at ultrasonic frequencies (beyond what humans can hear).  This vibration agitates the water and oil mixture, breaking it into micro-droplets that are then dispersed as a mist.  This mist carries the pleasant aroma of the essential oils and tiny water particles, helping to humidify the air and spread the fragrance throughout a room.  Ultrasonic diffusers are popular for their ease of use, quiet operation, and ability to provide both aromatherapy benefits and a visually appealing ambiance.

Cleaning Your Diffuser

  • Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.
  • To ensure proper performance, clean the ultrasonic plate and lid after each use.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the ultrasonic plate, gently wipe it off using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the lid, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only.
  • Never use a corrosive detergent to clean the ultrasonic plate or damage will occur.
  • Periodically check under the diffuser to keep the fan intake free of debris.
  • Debris can be removed by blowing on the fan intake opening or wiping with a clean, dry cloth. (Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives to clean the plastic housing.)
  • When not in use, clean the diffuser and store dry. Replacement ultrasonic plates can be purchased from Young Living.

 

Aromatherapy

When odorant molecules attach to odorant receptors, your body responds by sending electrical impulses into your brain. This causes different physiological reactions depending on the aromas detected.

The sense of smell has a profound impact on your emotions and inner desires.  Those scents can set the mood or bring up memories before you are even aware of it.

Aromas impact your body and they can set the mood and atmosphere in any environment. 

The sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic lobe of your brain, also known as the emotional control center.  The limbic lobe plays a big role in your mood, memory, behavior, feelings, and emotions, and it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose.

How to Use Essential Oils

Aromatically, Topically, Internally & Safely

You just purchased a bundle, kit, or collection of essential oils.  Now you’re overwhelmed by how to use them.  We’ve all been intimidated by how to use essential oils.  With a little practice and this simple guide, you’ll be an expert in no time.

This video covers how to use essential oils:
• Aromatically
• Topically
• Internally
• Safely

How to Apply Essential Oils - Three Main Methods

Stumped on how to apply your essential oils? How you apply an oil depends on what benefit you want to get out of it. Different oils offer different benefits, depending on how and where you apply them.  So, before using any new essential oil, be sure to check that oil’s uses and benefits and read any labels and instructions that come with it. If you have questions or concerns, check with your healthcare provider.

Using Essential Oils Aromatically

Let’s start with the hallmark way to use essential oils: aromatically.  All essential oils feature a signature aroma you can smell and inhale for various effects.  One oil’s crisp scent can invigorate you when you need a midday pick-me-up. Another’s soothing aroma can help you unwind after a tough day.  You can use essential oils aromatically by simply opening the bottle and inhaling its aroma.  They can also be applied topically as a personal fragrance, but always dilute them with a carrier oil, which is a plant-derived oil like coconut or almond oil.  Dilute a few drops of essential oil with your carrier oil and then rub it into your palms and inhale or dab some behind your ear or on your neck. You can also use a diffuser to disperse the essential oil into the air.

Using Essential Oils Topically

Another favourite way to apply essential oils is topically, where you allow the oil to absorb into your skin.  As mentioned before, always dilute oils with a carrier oil before you apply them topically.  Topical oils can become part of a massage or added to your preferred lotion, moisturizer or other personal care product. Some oils, particularly those from the citrus family, can cause photosensitivity.  A carrier oil is a plant-derived oil like coconut and almond oil that can be used to dilute an essential oil’s concentration.

Using Essential Oils Internally

If you think an oil smells terrific, wait until you taste it!  You can season your favourite dish or flavor a drink with certain grades of essential oils.  Ingesting oils lets you savor all their savory, herbaceous, spicy, fruity potential.  The simplest ways to take essential oils internally is to add them to a glass of water, take them in a capsule or use them as seasoning.  Start off with a small amount.  A little goes a long way, and even a single drop might overpower your recipe.  One recommendation is to dip a toothpick in the oil and stir that little bit in as a starting point.  Of course, before you use any oils internally, make sure the oil is safe to ingest.  Unless it specifically says on the label that it’s safe for ingestion, assume it’s safe for external use only.

 

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How to Use Valor Essential Oil

Learn how to use Valor essential oil to create an empowering environment and inspire confidence, bravery, and strength.

Valor essential oil is a powerful oil blend which is meant to create an inspiring aroma. Use a couple drops of Valor on your wrist or neck before a big day, to prepare for an important presentation, or anytime you need added feelings of confidence, focus, and bravery.

 

Diffuser Recipes

 

Notes:

These are approximate drops.  Adjust these recipes to your needs.  If the recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less and then build to more if desired.

Deep in the Forest

4 drops Northern Lights Blue Spruce
3 drops Valor
1 drop Wintergreen

Daily Protocol

2 drops Valor
2 drops White Angelica
2 drops Joy
2 drops Harmony

Letting Go

2 drops Valor
3 drops Release
3 drops Orange

Good Night Blend

2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Stress Away
2 drops Valor

Peace Out

6 drops Valor
3 drops Frankincense

Bright Start

3 drops Valor
3 drops Citrus Fresh
2 drops Lemon

Happy Place

3 drops Ylang Ylang
3 drops Orange
3 drops Lavender

Focus

3 drops Bergamot
3 drops Stress Away
3 drops Valor

Rugged & Masculine

2 drops Cypress
4 drops Pine
2 drops Valor
1 drop Wintergreen
2 drops Orange

The Armchair Quarterback

6 drops Valor
2 drops Citrus Fresh
2 drops Shutran
2 drops Tea Tree

 

Ultimate Soothing Bath Soak

Are you looking for an ultimate bath soak? No need to look elsewhere because I’ve got you covered with this luxurious soak.  You know those days when you need a little bit more than just dropping Valor directly into the bath.  This is for the days where your skin is a little on the dry side; a little rough and irritated.  The powdered milk contains protein and lactic acid, which gently exfoliate.  The oat flour soothes the skin, while the baking soda relieves the itchiness.  Valor will calm all the things running around in your head. Before you start your bath, bring in your Desert Mist or Lantern Diffuser (placing a safe distance from your bath),  Place several  drops of Stress Away or Lavender in there; start it running, making sure to set the light to candlelight flicker.  Now you’ve created the mood to surround yourself with, get your bath going and take a nice long soak.  Your body and mind will be thankful.

Supplies

  • 1/4 powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of oat flour
  • 10 drops Valor
  • 6 drops Frankincense
  • 4 drops Lavender

Mix it all in a bowl, blending the ingredients together.  This is for one beautiful soak; just add it all into your hot bath.  If you are giving this as a gift, put it in a pretty jar with a label, making note that it will be good for at least 6 months, although the essential oils may fade over time.  Sometimes, I just add a little sample bottle with the oil blend in it so that they will have enough to create an extra bath or to boost the soothing bath soak that I gifted them.  I like giving gifts that keep on giving.

Homemade Aftershave

This recipe comes from Lindsey Gremont over at Homemade Mommy.  I started watching her on YouTube and reading her blog years ago and have loved learning from her.  Not wanting to forget that oils are for our guys too, she made up this recipe for her husband to use as an aftershave lotion.

Supplies

  • 15 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
  • 5 drops Idaho Blue Spruce
  • 1-2 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Valor
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions

Gently melt the coconut oil in a double boiler or use a glass measuring cup sitting in a small pot of a couple of inches of simmering water. Remove from heat once melted and let cool but not harden. Add your oils and blend. You can whip it also if you like a different texture. Transfer to a small glass container with a lid. Apply to freshly shaven skin as your aftershave.

Swaggering Pirate Cologne

Maybe your husband is like mine and uses an electric razor to shave.  This doesn’t irritate his skin the way that it did with a razor blade and he doesn’t need a heavier aftershave.  For him, this is great to use when he wants a bit of fragrance without all of the nasty toxic chemicals from traditional colognes.  We need to take care of our guys too in keeping them from overloading their systems with all of the unknowns in store bought toiletries.

Supplies

  • Empty 5-ml essential oil bottle. Hint: If you use one of your empties that has
    a drop or two left in it from the oils that are in this recipe, you won’t need to
    clean it out. Just take the label off of it, using a drop of Lemon EO to take any
    residue tackiness off of the bottle, and swipe with Thieves cleaner to take the
    oil off.
  • V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or carrier oil of choice
  • AromaGlide Roller Fitment
  • Oils Needed:
    15 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
    8 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
    5 drops Valor Essential Oil
    5 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

Or maybe he wants a Burly Lumberjack Cologne instead of the Pirate cologne. Treat your man and make both!

  • Oils Needed:
    12 drops of Juniper
    12 drops Cypress
    12 drops Pine
    2 drops Peppermint

Instructions:

  1. Combine the oils in the empty bottle. Add more or less of the oils in the combination that you like. This is a personal scent so make it the way that you like it. You want to aim for 30-45 drops of oils in total.
  2. Once you like how the oils blend together, fill the rest of the bottle with your carrier oil.
  3. Insert the roller fitment and put the cap on.
  4. Add label if you like.
  5. Apply to wrists and neck.
  6. Smell amazing

Sleepy Time Roll-on

Sometimes we just need a little help to get into slumberland, and more importantly staying there through the night. This blend works great for me to keep by my bedside when I have stayed up too late watching something that gets my brain going instead of calming down. You think that I would have learned by now to back off of those late night crime dramas!

Supplies

15 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Valor Essential Oil
10 ml Roll On

Instructions

With the roller top off add into your 10 ml roller all of your oils. Swirl around to blend in a clockwise motion. Top off with your favorite carrier oil. Place roller back on. I like to use this on the bottom of my feet, back of my neck or on my wrists,

Roll-On Recipes with Valor

These are always fun to mix up and give as gifts.  They tuck into Christmas Stockings easily, fit well in the arm of a stuffed animal or make a nice addition to any gift basket that you put together.  Look around the website.  There are a lot of different ones to make to fit your needs.

In a 10 ml roll-on bottle, add your drops of oil, gently swirling in a a clockwise motion to blend. Top off with your favorite carrier oil.     Try V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex

Head Helper

15 drops Peppermint
5 drops Valor

Keep Calm

15 drops Valor
15 drops Peace & Calming

Muscle Rub

5 drops Peppermint
5 drops PanAway
5 drops Valor
5 drops Wintergreen

Face The Day

15 drops Valor
15 drops Lemon

Sleepy

10 drops Lavender
10 Orange
5 drops Valor

 

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Join Haley, from the Young Living Training and Education team, as she explains how to use the roller fitments that are included in the Premium Starter Kit.

 

 

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