Valor. I'm not ashamed to admit that this is an oil that I hoard. There's an order limit of one per month, and you better believe I order it Every. Single. Month. Known as "chiropractor in a bottle" and "courage in a bottle," I find a few drops on my wrists calm me right down and help me tackle the task at hand when I am feeling overwhelmed. It's a a very grounding essential oil blend of spruce, rosewood and frankincense along with coconut oil.
Valor can be used directly (neat) on the skin, or if you have extremely sensitive skin, it can be diluted with a carrier oil. Valor can also be diffused.
Top 10 Ways to Use Valor:
1. Alleviate a Stiff Neck
Rub two drops of Valor directly onto your neck to help alleviate stiffness.
2. Realign Your Spine
It's called “Chiropractor in a Bottle” for a reason! Rub a few drops of Valor on the bottoms of both feet, then do the same with several drops up and down the spinal column. If applied before a chiropractor adjustment, you will hold the adjustment longer!
3. Ease the Pain of TMJ/Teeth Grinding
Rub a few drops of Valor essential oil on the jaw once in the morning and again at bedtime until the pain stops.
4. Ease Sciatica
Apply 2 drops to the heels of the feet to help ease sciatica pain.
5. Help Ease Anxiety
Use the Valor essential oil as if it were a vapor rub. Apply it to the neck, chest and feet. Cupping hands to nose, take several deep breaths.
6. Alleviate Joint Pain
Rub a few drops, diluted with a carrier oil, directly onto the joints wherever there is pain.
7. Help Heal From Back Pain/Back Injury
A few drops of Valor essential oil to the base of the spine and to the bottoms of feet help encourage healthy spine alignment.
8."Courage in a Bottle"
If you need a self-esteem boost, Valor is an amazing blend to dab on your wrists or the base of your neck, or just diffuse in your home.
9. Help Prevent Sleep Apnea
Rub a few drops of Valor essential oil on your feet before bed, and watch your breathing gradually get better.
10. Stop Snoring
Yes, it’s true! Apply Valor to the big toes before bed to reduce snoring.
I love to share Valor with clients in my aromatherapy yoga classes to help ground us and build self-confidence as we flow through a grounding practice with poses to nourish the manipura (solar plexus) and muladhara (root) chakras.