Learn & Love: All About Valor

There’s a reason Valor® is so popular. Its aroma is like no other: refreshing yet comforting, grounding yet inspiring, sweet yet spicy. And, of course, people love its vivid blue color! Check out this infographic to learn more about why Valor is one of our most beloved blends.

Young Living Valor Infographic

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Hug in a bottle: An essential oil guide to uplift and inspire

It’s been one of those days. Your presentation at work didn’t go as hoped, traffic was terrible, it’s raining, your to-do list is 10 pages long, and someone ate the last of the leftover takeout you were planning on for dinner. All you want to do is crawl into bed with a blanket over your head and call it a day.

We all have days that feel overwhelming, hard, sad, or exhausting. Whether you’re feeling lost, overwhelmed, lonely, or homesick, the pure, gentle aroma of essential oils can help you reset, reflect, and spiritually rejuvenate. Here are a few of our favorite essential oils for when you’re down in the dumps.

Valor Essential OilValor®: A hug for courage

It’s easy to identify the things we want to change about our lives, but it’s much harder to have the courage to actually take action. Fear of obstacles, embarrassment, and failure can leave us in a constant state of analysis paralysis. When you find yourself with a high-stakes day on the horizon, the aroma of Valor essential oil blend can help invite feelings of courage and strength.

Usage tip: Establish a daily practice of reciting self-affirmations in the mirror while inhaling this grounding blend to promote feelings of self-love and confidence.

Sacred Mountain Essential Oil BlendSacred Mountain™: A hug from Mother Nature

There’s nothing like spending time in nature to clear the mind and uplift the heart, but it’s not always easy to slip away from your busy day. This blend of Ylang Ylang and three different conifer essential oils evokes the sanctity of nature wherever you are—no hiking boots needed. Use it to promote feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection.

Usage tip: When you need a quick escape but can’t get away, rub 2–3 drops of this blend between your palms and inhale deeply.

Gathering essential oilGathering™: A hug for connection

In such a fast-paced world, it can be easy to get lost in the chaos of everyday life and forget the important things. Essential oils are a great way to remind yourself of life’s little joys and reconnect back with nature and your true self. With Lavender, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and six other essential oils, Gatheringessential oil blend is the perfect way to do just that.

Usage tip: Diffuse while spending quality time with friends or family to create scent memories that will transport you back to times of peace and joy during hard times.

Release essential oil blendRelease™: A hug for liberation

As we go about our day, we pick up emotional baggage—a hurtful comment, a negative thought, a troubling news article—and after a while it can start to build up and weigh us down. It’s critical that we take time each day to unload and free ourselves. The balancing aroma of Release essential oil blend can help you let go of negativity and lighten your spirit.

Usage tip: During a difficult conversation with a family member or loved one, diffuse this blend to help you stay open-minded and positive.

Present Time essential oilPresent Time™: A hug for gratitude

It’s easy to find yourself focusing so much on the regret of yesterday and the anticipation of tomorrow that you forget about the gift and beauty of today. Diffuse Present Time and practice mindful meditation to help yourself embrace and celebrate the present moment. Let its aroma remind you to slow down and notice life’s little joys—the mesmerizing beauty of raindrops streaming slowly down a windowpane, the sound of birds singing in the morning. There is beauty and wonder all around if you just take the time to look for it.

Usage tip: Diffuse this blend while tackling a mundane chore like laundry or dusting to help you stay mindful and grateful even during less-pleasant tasks.

Hope Essential Oil Blend - Young LivingHope™: A hug for optimism

No matter how much we try to avoid it, everyone faces moments of hardship and heartbreak. During these difficult times, the most important thing is to never lose hope. No matter how thick the darkness gets, there is always a light ahead. Sometimes it’s faint, but it’s there. You just have to look for it. With this kind of understanding, you can overcome anything. Hope essential oil blend is here to gently support you on your journey, with comforting and calming essential oils such as Melissa, Juniper, and Myrrh.

Usage tip: Diffuse this blend during times of sadness to help restore your faith and find greater strength and stability.



What oils do you turn to when you’re in need of a pick-me-up?

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Serious Veggie Pizza: Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe [Video]

Sometimes it takes some creativity to get your recommended five veggie servings per day—especially when pizza is calling your name and you’re all out of healthy dinner ideas. Check out our easy, essential oil-infused, gluten-free pizza recipe for cauliflower crust to fill your comfort food craving while packing in extra veggies.

Basil Vitality™

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, whipped
  • Pizza sauce
  • Desired toppings
  • Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
    2. Wash the head of cauliflower and break off all florets.
    3. Grind in a food processor until texture becomes rice-like.
    4. Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet and roast for 5–8 minutes, watching carefully. You don’t want the cauliflower to brown, just to become soft.
    5. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
    6. Combine cauliflower in a bowl with all the other ingredients. Clean hands mix the best!
    7. Place parchment paper on baking sheet and oil it.
    8. Pat down the cauliflower mixture until a flat circle.
    9. Bake for 8–10 minutes or until golden.
    10. Remove from oven and cool.
    11. Once cool, evenly spread sauce over dough.
    12. Add desired toppings.
    13. Cook for 15-20 minutes.

    Notes

    For essential oil-infused pizza sauce, blend: 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 medium tomato halved, 2 drops Oregano Vitality™, 2 drops Basil Vitality™, and 1 drop Thyme Vitality™.

    If you’re interested in more essential oil-infused recipes, check out our delicious Cinnamon Apple Chips or Homemade Thai Soup!

    What’s your favorite healthy pizza topping? Let us know in the comments!

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    All About Jasmine [Infographic]

    Jasmine has a magical ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Its sweet, floral aroma can transform daily rituals—like bath and bedtime—into luxurious and relaxing refuges from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Find out more about how Jasmine oil can enhance your life with this infographic.

    All About Jasmine Infographic

    What’s your favorite way to use Jasmine? Let us know in the comments!

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    Honey-Lavender Lemonade

    Enjoy a refreshing twist on a classic beverage. This lemonade recipe includes honey and Lavender Vitality essential oil for an added touch of sophistication and depth.

    Sophisticated, yes. Complicated, no. With just five simple ingredients, this is a warm-weather treat you can whip up in minutes. So throw on a sun hat, grab your favorite book, and find a sunny spot. This Honey-Lavender Lemonade is the perfect summer companion. You may even find yourself lifting your pinky finger as you sip.

    Lavender Vitality essential oil
  • Ice water, about 10 cups
  • Lavender sprigs, optional
  • Instructions

    1. Combine lemon juice, lime juice, honey, and Lavender Vitality in a large glass pitcher.
    2. Add water to taste.
    3. Stir until well mixed.
    4. Garnish with sprigs of lavender.

    What’s your favorite treat to make when it gets hot outside?  

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