5 uses for Valor® Essential Oil Blend

 VALOR®

(A very different kind of liquid courage)

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Valor® essential oil blend is a top seller and one of Young Living founder D. Gary Young’s favorite blends. Apply to wrists, chest, base of neck, and bottoms of feet or add to Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base to feel empowered and uplifted. You may also apply at bedtime or diffuse, inhale, or add 2–4 drops to bath water to enjoy its calming aroma. Valor can be an important blend in Young Living’s signature Raindrop Technique®, and it is also a great addition to a full-body massage when 15–20 drops are added to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex.

Valor® is an empowering blend that promotes feelings of strength, courage, and protection. Valor is also believed to support energy alignment.  It combines the soothing properties of Frankincense essential oil with the pleasant scents and soothing powers of Rosewood, Blue Tansy and Spruce essential oils.

Young Living named this blend Valor because the oils in it were used by Roman soldiers to bathe in before going into battle to give them strength and courage.

Spartaaaaaaa!

Spartaaaaaaa!

There are few things more terrifying to me than walking into a room full of strangers and being expected to socialize.  For those of you familiar with Myers Briggs Personality type index I’m an ISTJ  (that’s Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging).  But it’s the introverted part that makes social situations so scary.   I’m certainly not going to tell you that when I use Valor all my fears fade into the background and I walk confidently into that room with my head held high and become the life of the party.  No, that doesn’t happen.  But it DOES take the edge off and quiets the mind some.

How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Feet: Add 15–20 drops to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use for a relaxing foot massage
  2. Bath: Add to bath water and enjoy it’s calming aroma before bedtimecourage
  3. Uplift: Diffuse in your house to encourage an uplifting mood and the moods of others in your home, office or classroom
  4. Stage Fright: Need to give a presentation? Interviewing for a new job? Meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time? Dab on your wrists, base of neck or diffuse

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10 uses for Joy® Essential Oil Blend

UPDATE: As of June 19, 2015 Young Living’s Premium Starter kit was completely revamped.  As a result Joy is no longer featured as part of the kit.  Never fear!  Joy is still available as a blend so go to www.Youngliving.com and order yours today!

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JOY®

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Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend containing essential oils that harmonize for a sweet, joyful aroma. When diffused, Joy creates a warm, comforting environment and inspires a romantic aromatic atmosphere. Wear Joy as a cologne or perfume to exude an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness

I mean seriously, is this a pot of chili or an essential oil blend?  It is jam PACKED with all kinds of smelly goodness.

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Joy® is just what the name implies – joyful.  It is a bright, refreshing spring day.   It promotes emotional well being. It is sugar and spice and everything nice.

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I will admit that Joy is not my favorite oil.  It is a bit too flowery for my personal taste but I have to admit it is damn hard to stay mad warticle-2347351-1A7BAD0F000005DC-163_634x424hen this is diffusing in the room.   It just makes me want to put my arms out and spin like Julie Andrews in the Alps!  But just because it isn’t my favorite doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the benefits if provides.  Here are just a few examples of how to use Joy essential oil blend:

  1. Mood Enhancer: It’s pretty difficult to stay grumpy when this is diffusing through the house. It smells like you are standing in the middle of a fragrant flower garden!
  2. Perfume: Many people wear it as perfume behind their ears and on the inside of their wrists
  3. Emotional health: Rub a drop or 2 over the heart to promote emotional well being with this uplifting scent*
  4. Massage: Combine with a carrier oil and ask your spouse or partner to give you a massage. I am not responsible for what happens next!
  5. Freshen Clothes: Add a few drops to a clean towel and throw it in the dryer for fresh smelling clothes
  6. Potpourri: Add a few drops to your favorite potpourri to give it a fresh scent
  7. Air Freshener: Diffuse to make the house smell wonderfully fragrant.
  8. Unwind: Add to YL Bath & Shower Gel Base to relax and calm as you unwind from a long day.
  9. Car freshener: Add a drop to a cotton ball and place in your air vents
  10. The mood: Diffuse to inspire a romantic, aromatic atmosphere.joy

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9 uses for Lavender Essential Oil

 LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

(Lavandula angustifolia)

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One of the most versatile of Young Living’s Essential Oil arsenal and a “must-have” for any household serious about getting started with essential oils.   Lavender is like a Swiss Army Knife in a bottle. Young Living Lavender Oil is wonderful to soothe the skin.  Consider this blurb from Young living’s site:

Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to … imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe…skin.

All that and it smells great too!  Who doesn’t enjoy the wonderfully aromatic scent of lavender.   This powerhouse of an essential oil is a must have for any household.

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How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Deodorize:  Place a few drops of lavender essential oil on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry.
  2. Sleep: Rub a few drops of lavender essential oil onto your hand and spread over your pillow to help promote restful sleep
  3. Bath: Unwind by adding a few drops to Epsom salt and adding to a nighttime bath
  4. Lotions:  Putting 1-2 drops in your products may complement some of your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products.
  5. Relaxation: Diffuse lavender to calm, relax and soothe the spirits
  6. Diffuse: The balancing properties may help calm the body and clear and clarify the mind
  7. Skin: Cleanses and soothes minor skin irritations
  8. Sun: Can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun
  9. Complexion: Enhances the appearance of a youthful complexion and reduces the appearance of blemishes

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10 uses for Lemon Vitality Essential Oil

 

LEMON VITALITY ESSENTIAL OIL

(Citrus limon)

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Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods.

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Lemon essential oil is just one of the 11 essential oils and blends that  Young Living provides in their Premium Starter Kit and is also the one that most people are familiar with.  Many people may wonder what the difference is between lemon juice (from actual lemons) and lemon essential oil.  Lemon essential oil is made from the rind of the lemon. The rind is squeezed incredibly hard by machines to release the oils.  Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent. Lemon consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. Because essential oil is concentrated,  you can use a lot less and get the same results.

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How to use: For internal use. To use as a dietary supplement, add to food, water or other beverages. Can also place a few drops in a vegetable capsule and take internally to support overall wellness.

  1. Water: Add a drop or 2 to a glass of water to support overall wellness
  2. Baking: Substitute one drop of lemon Vitality oil for one tsp of lemon juice
  3. Marinade: Add to marinade for a refreshing zing
  4. Salad dressing: Make a tangy vinaigrette!
  5. Cream Cheese Spread: Put cream cheese into a bowl and mix in Lemon Vitality essential oil to taste.
  6. Lemon with Berries: Add Lemon Vitality essential oil to berry protein shakes or to plain yogurt and top with berries.
  7. Rice Pilaf: Add 4 drops of Lemon Vitality essential oil to water before adding rice.
  8. Salad and Fruit Rinse: Use 3 drops of Lemon Vitality essential oil in a bowl of water when rinsing lettuce, grapes, berries, and greens.
  9. Tuna Salad Sandwiches: Add 2 drops of Lemon Vitality essential oil per can of tuna (or chicken salad) and mix with mayonnaise and freshly ground pepper. Spoon onto bread and serve topped with alfalfa sprouts.
  10. Hot Lemon Tea: In 1 cup of hot water, mix in 3 drops of Lemon Vitality essential oil and Blue Agave to taste

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What are carrier oils?

Applying essential oils to skin without any dilution is referred to as applying “neat”.   If you are uncomfortable applying essential oils neat, have sensitive skin, or just covering a large area, then you can use what’s called a “carrier oil”.

Carrier oils are simply base oils that you use to dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin.   They are usually vegetable oils derived from the fatty portion of a plant, mostly from the seeds, kernels or the nuts.

Carrier oils are typically cold pressed as heat will deteriorate any therapeutic property of the oils.  Also, carrier oils can go rancid so it’s best to read the label and know what the life span is before mixing in your precious essential oils.  Most oils that you purchase in a grocery store will not be cold pressed so you will have better luck at a health food store.

Outside of processing method (cold pressed vs. heat pressed) and shelf life, you may want to look at the color, aroma, nutrients, viscosity, feel and price of any carrier oil you are considering.

Coconut oil is very popular carrier oil.  Let’s try an experiment – go to Amazon right now and type in “coconut oil” in the search box and see what comes up.  Completely overwhelming, isn’t it.

Yeah, exactly my point

Yeah, exactly my point

Below you’ll see a chart of some common carrier oils and their properties.   (Please note this is not an exhaustive list – please fee free to mention your favorites in the comment section if I didn’t mention it!)  You’ll notice that mineral oil is not included in this list.  This is because mineral oil does not penetrate the skin and therefore essential oils will not be absorbed.

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Essential Oil Accessories!!

What fun is a new obsession if you can’t accessorize properly?  Shopping is half the fun, after all.

Check out this adorable box I purchased at Hobby Lobby for cheap.  It was just the perfect size for all the oils that came in the everyday oils premium starter kit.  Little did I know that I would outgrow it very quickly, but still, adorable, right?  I’ll just have to re-purpose it somewhere.

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To protect the aromatic and therapeutic properties of your essential oils, store them in amber or cobalt blue bottles as this helps to keep out the deteriorating sunlight.  These dark colored dropper bottles, spray bottles and roller bottles I purchased off of Amazon for cheap.  And the little glass Ball pickling jars I bought at Joann Fabrics for less than a $1/each.

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spray bottle – lavender spray for my pillowcase

dropper bottles – carrier oil and a custom blend of oils for healing and for lymphatic flow

Roller bottle – carrier oil and custom blend for headaches

Jar – base lotion plus custom blend for relieving aches and pains

Obviously, I NEED them all!

Also, I need another diffuser.  The diffuser that comes with the starter kit is wonderful.  It’s so wonderful, in fact, that I need one for work as well.   You have 2 options that come with the premium starter kit.  The white aroma diffuser is $10 more but I liked the sleek design and the fact that it covers a larger square footage.  Perhaps I’ll purchase the home diffuser as well just so I can have some different options.

PSK diffusers

Outside of the Amazon, there’s another site which has a lot of good options for accessories –  http://www.abundanthealth4u.com.  There you can buy bottles, cases, diffusers, shea butter and pretty much whatever you need to accessorize your new obsession 🙂

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

OK, Tell Me How to Get Started with a Premium Starter Kit!

(Updated March, 2019)

Choosing to get  started is hard.  Once you’ve decided, getting started is easy!

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You have options, lots of them!   Want  to know what else you have?

  • NO obligation to buy anything else
  • NO pressure to sell anything to anybody – ever
  • NO  dues
  • NO monthly minimum order required

Decision: Retail vs. Wholesale?

If you are just dabbling, or you only want to buy one or two things, or you’re just still not really sure this is where you want to settle then by all means sign up as a retail member.  For everyone else it really makes sense to sign up as a wholesale member, get your starter kit and diffuser and start enjoying all the benefits of an oily life.  Here’s the breakdown:

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There are many different Premium Starter Kits (PSK) to choose from as well.

For the Dabler:

For those interested in oils:

For those who love our non-toxic, gorgeous, mineral based make-up line:

For those who love the antioxidant support of wolfberries:

For those who want their personal products and cleansing agents with non-toxic, all natural ingredients:

 

PREMIUM STARTER KIT

The most common starting place is a Premium Starter Kit with the Essential Oils Collection and your choice of diffuser.  These kits include the following 10 oils and blends:

5 ml Singles:
5 ml Blends:

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You also get these goodies:

  • Choice of 4 diffusers! (Dewdrop diffuser,  Rainstone Diffuser , Desert Mist, or Aria Diffuser)
  • Stress Away 5-ml
  • 2 AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier, 1 oz.
  • Thieves® Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Display Tray
  • Young Living Lifestyle Booklet
  • Essential Oils Magazine
  • Essential Edge News
  • Member Resources

That’s over $300 worth of product for $165!  Like I said, amazingly good deal.  There are other starter kits available for much less, but you also get much less product.   The best thing to do is to go to the sign up page and see what your options are.  And please let me know if you have any questions.

Also, when you sign up under me (Distributor ID: 1958614), I’ll include a free gift.  These are small tokens from me to you that will help you on your oily journey.

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.