If you’re new to Young Living, you may not know why there is so much hype behind Valor® essential oil and why it is one of the most loved blends of all time. Founder D. Gary Young was inspired to create Valor after he read texts about Roman soldiers that stated they would bathe in essential oils as part of a three-day ceremony to prepare for war. Valor was designed to to inspire feelings of courage, a life of full adventure, and an attitude to never stop growing!
This perfectly balanced blend brings 5 powerful oils together in harmony to create an uplifting, invigorating, and empowering experience. Let’s take a closer look at these 5 oils and their key benefits for a deeper understanding of why this blend is a favorite for so many.
Black Spruce- Black Spruce essential oil comes from Young Living’s pristine Northern Lights Farm in British Columbia, Canada. This oil has a woodsy and invigorating scent that is popular to use during meditation to create a fresh aromatic atmosphere. Black spruce trees have amazing resilience. They can withstand and even thrive in extremely harsh and cold environments.
Camphor Wood- The original Valor formulation contained Rosewood oil, but when it was discovered that Rosewood was being over harvested in some parts of the world, Gary chose to be an industry leader in sustainability practices by reformulating with a more abundant species that offered the same benefits. Camphor trees are part of the evergreen family and can reach up to 40 meters in height and live to be more than 1,000 years old.
Geranium- This beautifully fragrant flower is native to south Africa and is famous for its comforting aroma that promotes feelings of inner peace and spiritual wellness. It includes the natural occurring constituents citronellol and geraniol and adds a hint of sweetness to the Valor blend. Geranium is often used to support the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
Blue Tansy- With over 300 constituents, this is a very powerful and complex oil. Blue Tansy’s primary constituents are Sabinene, Camphor, Chamazulene and Pinene. Chamazulene is what gives Blue Tansy is dark, ink-like color and is also why Valor has a distinct blue color. Blue Tansy is a luxurious oil for the skin has a been used for thousands of years.
Frankincense- In addition to elevated spiritual experiences, the benefits of Frankincense essential oil include maintaining radiant skin, connecting with your highest self, and promoting feelings of grounding and spiritual connectedness. Frankincense is often used to create a safe and comforting environment when diffused or inhaled. For this reason, the empowering presence of Frankincense is a popular addition to meditation and prayer practices. Frankincense has played an integral role in religious ceremonies for thousands of years.
The synergy of these power houses together is undeniable. There’s nothing else like Valor and for that reason, we think it’s one that you need to try for yourself.
How do you use Valor?
• Gear up for a demanding day or long to-do list by rubbing Valor on your feet, hands, and neck.
• Apply it on the bottoms of the feet, base of neck, shoulders, or massaged into temples.
• Massage Valor onto your wrists, base of neck, or chest before a big event, race, or presentation.
• Use it as part of Young Living’s signature Raindrop Technique®.
• Encourage a centered, balanced environment by diffusing Valor during your daily mediation session.
• Inhale Valor before presenting or a big meeting for its empowering and uplifting aroma.
• Wear it as a bold, inspiring personal fragrance to encourage feelings of confidence.
What is the difference between Kunzea, Tea Tree, and Manuka essential oils?
The kunzea plant is native to the southern coast of Australia and is referred to as “White Cloud” for its bulbous tops and whimsical blossoms. It grows wild along the southern coasts of Australia and Tasmania and has been used by native cultures for centuries. We extract Kunzea essential oil by steam distilling the leaves and green branchlets of the botanical.
Kunzea has similar properties and uses as Tea Tree essential oil, but it has a more pleasant scent and a milder sensation when applied topically. The aroma is spicy and woodsy but has a sweet scent as well. It contains high levels of alpha-pinene and eucalyptol, which make it awesome to use after a workout to soothe fatigued muscles. It is also great to add to your daily skin care routine. Apply it topically on your face to help reduce the appearance of blemishes. Since the scent of Kunzea is sweet, we also love diffusing it! Diffuse it in your home to help purify the air from unwanted odors and to create a relaxing atmosphere and a refreshing respiratory experience.
One of the oils used in our popular Purification® blend, Tea Tree essential oil is also known as Melaleuca Alternifolia or Melaleuca oil. This tree originates from Australia and France, and steam distillation is used to extract the essential oil from the leaves of the plant. The key naturally occurring constituents in Tea Tree are terpinen-4-ol, gamma-terpinene, and alpha-terpinene. It has long been a favorite in the beauty industry because of its countless beauty benefits.
Tea Tree’s aroma is very woodsy and masculine; it’s not often diffused because the scent is very strong and potent. It is more commonly used for topical application for its skin-cleansing properties and its ability to help maintain healthy-looking skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. People love adding Tea Tree to homemade deodorants and household cleaners because it can help eliminate musky odors. You can also apply it on toenails or feet to help maintain the appearance of healthy skin and nails.
Manuka essential oil comes from the same botanical family as Tea Tree (Myrtaceae) and is distilled from the Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) tree. Steam distillation is used to extract the essential oil from the leaves and small stems of the tree, which is native to New Zealand and Australia. The key naturally occurring constituents in Manuka essential oil are leptospermone, copaene, and isoleptopsermone.
Manuka essential oil smells the sweetest and most mild of these three oils. It smells very rich, warm, and pleasant. Because of its gentle fragrance and numerous skin benefits, we love adding Manuka to our daily beauty regimen. It is so easy to add to your favorite skin products to support healthy-looking skin or to use as a spot treatment to reduce the appearance of blemishes. In fact, Manuka essential oil is one of the oils used in our Maximum-Strength Acne Treatment. You can also add Manuka to Thieves® Household Cleaner or diffuse it with Peppermint to help spice up the scent of your home. We love applying it along the bottoms of our feet after a long day!
Daylight savings, traveling across time zones, and long work days may leave some of us needing a breath of fresh air. We've rounded up our top five favorite essential oils and blends with refreshing and energizing aromas; so sit back and take a deep inhale while we count them down for you!
Number 5: Eucalyptus Radiata
Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil has a clean, invigorating aroma that can create a rejuvenating environment. It can be used topically on the chest or back in the evening for a soothing yet invigorating aromatic experience.
-Refreshing, clean aroma
-Creates a stimulating and rejuvenating environment
-Used in massage for its invigorating, soothing aroma
Number 4: Lemon
Lemon essential oil has a cheerful, sweet aroma that can freshen and fill your home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
-Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energizing, and invigorating aroma.
-Diffuse it to create a more focused environment.
-Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere
Number 3: Citrus Fresh
Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend has a refreshing and enlivening aroma that is perfect for diffusing. It will create a citrusy and energizing environment.
-Has an appealing, citrusy fresh aroma
-Purifies the air from unwanted odors
-Possesses an invigorating and uplifting scent
-Promotes feelings of happiness and comfort when diffused
Number 2: En-R-Gee
En-R-Gee™ essential oil blend offers an invigorating aromatic boost when you need it most!
-Has a stimulating, spicy-pine fragrance
-Can be combined with Clarity™ essential oil blend and diffused on long drives
-A unique, uplifting blend of Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Clove, and Black Pepper essential oils
Number 1: Peppermint
There is nothing better than a deep breath with the crisp, fresh scent of Peppermint essential oil! Peppermint has an invigorating aroma that can help create a focused environment when diffused and can create a cooling sensation when applied topically, especially after physical activity.
-Produces a focused environment when diffused
-Provides a refreshing experience when mixed with your favorite shampoo or when applied to skin after a warm day in the sun
-Creates an invigorating and refreshing experience when inhaled
We hope you'll use our top five oils with energizing aromas the next time you're having a long day. Diffuse these oils or apply them topically throughout your day for an uplifting experience!
There are so many creative ways to use all the drops of essential oil in each amber glass oil bottle. In this post, we want to show you how to use essential oils in ways that benefit your daily routine and hopefully help you discover something new. Check out the essential oil benefits and uses below to see how you can live your best oily life!