This post is my sixth and final installment from my series Grief and Essential Oils. The topic for today’s post is about facing every day with a positive outlook – somedays that can take an extraordinary amount of bravery. Valor is nicknamed the “brave oil”. I use it as a perfume or when I head to the dentist (lol). Valor can be used to create a sense of empowerment, confidence and to foster energy balance.

Walking the journey of grief takes courage, positivity, a support system and a long-term commitment to taking one step at a time towards healing. I know my heart will be forever broken having lost my one child, my mother and grandmother. I also know God heals. I feel it every day. But I have skin in the game. I must do my work to continue moving forward and healing every day. I use many tools in my grief toolbox to help with this and essential oils is part of that toolbox. Journaling and grief support with other mothers who’ve lost their children help me so much.


Valor essential oil blend is one of the most popular products at Young Living and a favorite of founder D. Gary Young. Its woodsy, positive scent comes from a blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, and Frankincense. Valor is great for massages, in addition to other topical and aromatic uses.

Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. Its powerful yet calming scent is versatile enough that you can integrate it into your morning and bedtime routines and anywhere in between.

How to use Valor™:

Topical:Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution is not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

Aromatic:Diffuse 1 hour 3 times daily. You may also use one drop on your hands and create a cup from your hands and bring to your face to breathe in to help connect with your inner self.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

When you use essential oils every day you will notice subtle changes in your thoughts and emotions. Learning to release negative thoughts and feelings creates the space for positive and joyful memories to emerge which will help to move you along in your grief journey and find moments of joy and gratitude again. It takes time and with consistent application of meditation, essential oils and journaling you’ll begin to experience more frequent moments of joy and gratitude.

Until next time,



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