Getting closer and closer to Z! This week I am talking about VALOR.
When you see the word VALOR, you probably think courage, fearlessness, gallantry, bravery, and the like.
When I think of VALOR, I think of the all natural essential oil blend that I use as perfume. :)
I gave up wearing synthetic perfume years ago, and instead choose to wear essential oils that are actually beneficial to the body. Most perfumes bother my nose and lungs anyway. In highschool I remember wearing a fragrance called Pear Glace (I think) sometimes, and every time I wore it, I'd get a sore, scratchy throat. It took me a while to finally put two and two together.
My favorite essential oil to wear as perfume is Valor, but if I have plain frankincense, I like to wear that, too. Frankincense just costs a lot more, and so far, I've only been fortunate enough to own one tiny bottle. Lavender, peppermint, tangerine, etc. are great to wear, too. :) But Valor is my FAVORITE!
Valor essential oil blend ingredients: Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and Almond Oil.
Maybe that's why I love it so much - it contains frankincense! Valor is a pretty oil, too - indigo, I'd say.
While I mostly use Valor as a perfume, I have used it for back pain, too. I've rubbed it into my shoulders and temples to relieve stress; it really does have a calming effect.
I believe with all my heart that essential oils can have wonderful benefits that go beyond the physical (I've used them for many, many years for all kinds of things), however, I don't get too into the so called "spiritual" side of oils. For me, that's pushing their benefits a little too far. I definitely don't want to give an oil more credit than it deserves. The One who made the plants, flowers, etc. from which we get the oils should get the credit! Anyway, I am not going to really get into that discussion now, but I wanted to mention it in case any of the links I provide get a little wacky. ;)
Others have already written about all of the benefits and properties of this oil, I figured I'd link to their sites here. There's some really good info in these posts.
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