Make your own version of Young Living's Valor blend for a fraction of the price with this copycat recipe.
|60 drops Black Spruce|
|28 drops Frankincense|
|24 drops Blue Tansy|
|8 drops Rosewood|
|4 drops Balsam Fir|
This recipe is a copy of the original, much loved Valor Blend, not the newer blend which uses camphor wood and geranium instead of rosewood and balsam fir. The newer blend is nice but I prefer the original.
If you want to make the newer blend, my best guess would be to replace the rosewood with camphor wood (maybe try a few drops less as camphor wood is quite strong smelling) and replace the balsam fir with geranium. However I haven't tried this so it's just a guess. I'd suggest starting with the black spruce, frankincense and blue tansy plus a few drops each of camphor wood and geranium. Then add a drop at a time of camphor wood or geranium. After each drop is added, shake the bottle and smell it. Keep adding extra drops until it smells right. If you go too far, you can always add more black spruce, frankincense and blue tansy to balance it out.
If you don't have a lot of these oils, another option would be to try a blend that's very similar to Valor from another company. Plant Therapy's Self Esteem blend has 3 of the same oils (Black Spruce, Frankincense and Blue Tansy) with 1 oil that's different (Ho Wood instead of Camphor Wood/Rosewood). It has a similar fragrance, is used for the exactly the same purposes and gets excellent reviews. And it's a lot more affordable that the Young Living blend.
Valor is perfect for difficult situations where you need to boost your courage, confidence and self esteem. I have a fear of public speaking so I always use Valor before I give a presentation at work. It helps calm my nerves and increase my confidence and I give much better presentations since I've started using it. I also use it whenever I'm feeling stressed, or have had a rough day at work.
It's great as a massage oil for relieving tension in the neck and shoulders. I also like to use it when I'm meditating or doing yoga as it helps me feel grounded and positive.
I go through a bottle of Valor very quickly so it's much more cost effective to make it myself than to buy it from Young Living. I did a quick cost calculation and found that I can buy a single 5 ml bottle of valor for $54.28 or, for $56.75 I can buy all of the ingredients needed to make multiple 5 ml bottles using my favorite brand of essential oils. $56.75 gets me
10 mls of Black Spruce - enough to make around 4 * 5 ml bottles of Valor
10 mls of Frankincense - enough to make around 9 * 5 ml bottles
2.5 mls of Blue Tansy - enough to make 2 * 5 ml bottles
10 mls of Rosewood - enough to make around 25 * 5 ml bottles
10 mls of Balsam Fir - enough to make around 50 * 5 ml bottles
If I buy 10 mls of Blue Tansy instead of 2.5 mls and 20 mls of Black Spruce instead of 10 mls, I can make 8 * 5 ml bottles of Valor for $83.70 and still have plenty of rosewood and balsam fir left over.