Featured Oil of the Week: Valor

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So the first question is “what are these essential oils and why use them?” Well did you know that a little 5ml bottle can replace most of your household items you may be using? Whether it be for chapped lips, burns, depression, pain, Athlete’s foot, wart removal, immune system, black mold, deodorant and many other uses Essential oils are powerful and can be incorporated in everyday life! Well known as effective when used in massage therapy and meditation, essential oils also have a wide range of other powerful applications. Essential Oils can be extremely effective when used in First Aid treatment for burns, insect bites, cuts, bruises, and more.

Anti-bacterial properties make them highly effective for sanitizing, disinfecting, deodorizing and air purification as well.
Some essential oils make excellent toxin free cleaning agents for removal of grease, oil, carpet stains, crayon, etc.
Powerful anti-oxidant properties in some essential oils make them amazingly effective in anti-aging, energy and health giving applications both alone and when combined with supplements.
And of course, nothing beats the power of essential oils in personal care products for skin, hair and personal hygiene.

 

Let’s take a look at the many different products in your home that you could replace with just a few small bottles of various essential oils.

Pain Creams (PanAway or Peppermint)
Burn Ointments (Lavender)
Athlete’s Foot Creams (Lemon)
Wart Removal Products (Lemon)
Depression (Frankincense)
Strengthen Immune System (Frankincense)
Relieve Sore Throat Pain and Kill Strep Bacteria (Thieves)
Kill Toxic Black Mold (Thieves)
Balance Electrical Energies Along Spine (Valor)
Sinus Tablets (Peppermint)
Sleep Aids (Lavender, Peace And Calming)
After Shave (Lavender)
Deodorant (Lavender)
Skin Lotions (Lavender)
Chapped Lip Sticks (Lavender)
Cold Sore Balms (Lavender)
Bath Oils (Several Oils)
Perfumes (Several Oils)
Dandruff Shampoos (Lavender)
Insect Repellents (Purification)
Moth Balls (Lavender)
Anti-Bacterial Cleaners (Lemon)
Lemonade (Lemon)
Herbal Teas (Several Oils)
Cooking Spices (Several Oils)

So as you can see these are so powerful and really can change your home to a toxic free home while also enjoying the aroma and other benefits of Essential Oils. I have talked about the everyday oils and now this week I want to feature another one, the oil called Valor

This is an oil blend made up of Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frakincense, and Spruce. Valor is known as an energy balancing blend and it works with the body’s electrical and nervous system bringing alignment and balance throughout the whole body system. When applied to the feet, spine and neck, this blend of spruce, blue tansy, rosewood and frankincense supports the muscular skeletal system of the body. Valor has gained respect from chiropractors, who find it beneficial when applied on a client before and after an adjustment. Valor has been known to help those who suffer from stage fright, anxiety, and extreme tension, by rubbing few drops onto the hands and breathing deeply. To create a deeper sleep, rub on the bottoms of your feet before bed. Some other uses of Valor are as follows:

Emotional Strength: Rub a few drops of Valor over the heart neck wrists and on the bottom of each foot to relieve feelings of fear and anxiety

Back Pain/Injury: Apply Valor to the bottoms of feet and spine to help with alignment

Joint Pain/Injury: Add a few drops of valor to V-6 mixing oil and apply to the joints

TMJ: Rub Valor on the jaw before bad and in the morning until the pain is relieved

Sciatica: apply 2 drops of valor to the heels of feet using pressure

Anxiety: Rub a few drops on feet, neck, chest. Breathe deeply

Sleep Apnea: Apply Valor to the bottoms of feet before bed

Stiff Neck: Use 2 drops of Valor on neck and massage

Spinal Adjustment: Rub a few drops of valor up and down the spine and the bottom arches of feet

 

This is just one oil! Look at all the uses with one oil blend πŸ™‚ With this oil and other Essential they have to be used daily to really reap the benefits. Mixing it with V-6 mixing oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil or olive oil is good when you are first using the oils. Just in case of skin sensitivity or if they are being used in massage the mixing oil is a good idea with these potent Essential oils.

 

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Essential Oils and what are they?

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You may have heard the word essential oils or organic oils and may have wondered “what the heck are those? Another weird natural way of living?” Well it is a natural way of living but definitely not weird πŸ™‚ LOL More and more people are discovering a more natural way to deal with health ailments, sore muscles, fussy babies, pet health etc. Essential oils have a wide array of uses and tremendous health benefits! If you have been looking for a chemical free way to rid your house of germs, chemicals from your home believe it or not people are discovering essential oils. So where do the oils actually come from? Well if you have ever squeezed a lemon or an orange peel and seen then liquid that comes out is the essential oil, totally organic and natural! So there nine oils and oil blends that are highly regarded for daily use and these oils are Lavender, Lemon, Frankincense, Purification, PanAway, Peace and Calming, Valor, Peppermint and Thieves.

Lavender Oil:

Lavender is a very versatile oil that is used to clean and soothe burns, cuts and other skin irritations. it also calms and balances the body with its refreshing and relaxing scent. Having trouble sleeping? Rub 1-2 drops of this oil on the bottoms of your feet for a much needed deeper rest. You also diffuse this oil to enjoy the scent in your home to create a more relaxing and calm atmosphere and also rub Lavender over a cut or burn to soothe these injuries. People have been known to use this oil to heal dry,chapped skin also. Feeling tense. Rub 1-2 drops of this potent oil on the back of your neck for calming and you can also minimize scar tissue by rubbing Lavender on or around the affected areas. Some versatile uses of lavender are helping with, calming, sleep aid, bee stings/bug bites, motion sickness, nosebleeds, dry/chapped skin, scar tissue, hay fever, can be used as a natural deodorant, eczema/dermatitis, unblocking of the tear ducts, dandruff, sweetens laundry, minor burns, moth and insect repellent, sunburns, allergies, rashes, cold sores and the list goes on! So amazing!

Peppermint oil is the oldest and the highest regarded oil as far as aiding in digestion. Scientists have studied its affect on the liver, respiratory system, improving concentration and mental clarity. This is a great oil to diffuse and over time it can improve the smell of your home, get rid of viruses and bacteria and improve your over all well-being.Β  Peppermint can help aid in heartburn, inflamation on unbroken skin, bruises, fever, itching, poison ivy/poison oak, working out, nausea, headache, hiccups, alertness/concentration, travel sickness, congestion, flavoring of foods, and detrrrence of ants, rodents and cockroaches.

The name Thieves for this essential oil was founded on the legend of a group of thieves in fourteenth century France who used clove, rosemary, and other aromatics when robbing plague victims in order to stay immune. This Thieves Essential Oil contains clove for its antimicrobial properties and cinnamon for its purifying properties. Youc an use this oil in a diffuser to eliminate bacteria and odors in the air, place some on a cotton ball place in a back pack, car or anywhere that the air needs cleaning. Thieves is also known for its immune strengthening properties. A great way to strengthen your immune system with Thieves is to put 2-3 drops in a capsule and swallow daily for that extra protection. Some more uses for Thieves are as follows: Cold and flu prevention, aids with strep throat, getting rid of household germs, aids with gingivitis/bleeding gums. mold, bronchitis, cold sores/fever blisters and aids in the healing of fungal skin and toe infections. If you are suffering from a cold or flu you can diffuse this oil in 1/2 hour increments, rub a 1 drop on the bottom of the feet and also add a drop to a glass of water and drink. Great during cold and flu season!

This oil was considered to be more valuable than Gold during ancient times and used to treat every man or woman that was ill. Frankincense is known antidepressant and muscle relaxing benefits.Β  This oil is great to use to get a sense of spirituality, increase inner strength and to also support skin health. When diffused the scent of Frankincense can enhance prayer during meditation and is a great oil to use during yoga or any other mind/body classes. Some great uses for Frankincense are for: concentration, immune health, blisters, insect bites, depression, brittle nails, stretch marks, cysts, skin health, warts, breast health and healthy maintenance. A true miracle oil!

When taken internally, lemon is a great source of d-limonene which is a great antioxidant and is known to boost the body’s defenses. you can use this oil topically to balance out oils glands and minimize oil production. Massage lemon onto cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste cells. Lemon is also great for enhancing foods and to add a few drops to your water for a great antioxidant boost. Some other great uses for lemon are: air freshener, to remove gum oil grease spots and crayons, reduces the appearance of varicose veins, helps with callouses/bunions/warts, prolonging the life of fresh fruit, making lemonade, disinfecting dishcloths, cleaning counters tops and also disinfecting your hands before using a public bathroom.

This oil blend was formulated to be diffused to purify and cleanse the air from mildew, cigarette smoke and other odors.Β  This is another oil blend that can be used to aide in clearing the skin of blemishes and also repel bugs and pesky insects. Uses for Purification Essential Oil Blend: Sore throat aide, air purifier, flu aide, humidifier, cat/dog ear mites, sneaker odors, skin blemishes and insect repellant.

This is a gentle fragrant blend that promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace. People have said that it helps them calm tensions and raises their spirits. You can mix this oil with a V-6 massage oil for a more soothing calming massage for your client and also with 1-2 drops rub on the bottom of your feet and shoulders for a more rested sleep. Peace and Calming can also help with overactive children, relaxing massage, relaxing bath, teeth grinding and a natural sleep aid.

This pain relief blend of wintergreen, clove, peppermint and helichrysum eases discomforts or everyday twinges with a warming soothing effect. If you have had a tough workout or suffer from any other muscle pain PanAway can ease and soothe those sore muscles for a more relaxed feel. This oil is great for women during that time of the month, add 3-4 drops to a warm towel and place over the abdomen to ease the discomfort of cramps and bloating. PanAway can help with arthritis, sciatic pain, growing pains, sore muscles, headaches and inflammation/bruising.

Valor essential oil is a blend of Rosewood, Tansy, frankincense and spruce. This is known as the confidence booster oil and can help build emotional strength by rubbing a few drops over the heart, neck, wrists and on the bottom of the feet. Valor is also valuable with back pain/injury, joint pain/injury, TMJ, sciatica, anxiety, sleep apnea, stiff neck and spinal adjustment.

As you can see Essential oils are amazing! You can use all kinds of natural remedies for most ailments that you experience daily or during your life. I love sharing about these and wanted to share with you the 9 essential oils that are most popular that people use on a daily basis and have had the greatest success with. If you have questions please leave me a comment I would love to hear from you!

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