ValorValor essential oil blend is one of our most popular products and a favorite of Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young. A truly unique blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, Geranium, and Frankincense, Valor has a woodsy, grounding aroma that is great for massages and other topical and aromatic uses. Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to refocus at the end of a challenging day.
HISTORICAL USES OF FRANKINCENSE RESIN
Frankincense is probably one of the most well-known aromatic plants of the Bible! Most people are familiar with it being one of the gifts brought to the Christ Child at His birth. Did you know that Frankincense is mentioned many times in the Old Testament as well? In fact, any time it mentions incense burning in the temple, it is referring to the same aromatic plant from which we get Frankincense essential oil!
Egyptian tradition says that Frankincense is “good from head to toe” and was used to treat every conceivable ill known to man.
Frankincense is recorded as being an important medicinal plant in many ancient cultures. The Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Israelites all used Frankincense as part of their worship, because of it's grounding and stabilizing influence and it was often used for cleansing and purifying after a baby was born.
HISTORICAL USES OF GERANIUM PETALS
The use of geranium as an aromatic plant is known to have existed for thousands of years and goes all the way back to the early days of the Egyptians. The upper class typically used it to improve and beautify their skin and to help relieve anxiety by making serums and salves with the petals of the flower.
HISTORICAL USES OF SPRUCE
Ancient cultures would make a tea out of spruce shoots that the drank when fighting a fever, persistent cough, and other respiratory ailments. The Native American cultures used spruce for both medicinal and spiritual purposes. It was used to make a healing wound salve, added to baths to help with muscle and joint pain, and used to enhance meditation and worship rituals.
HISTORICAL USES OF TANSY
The ancient greeks were likely the first to cultivate tansy for medicinal purposes, who used it used to treat intestinal worms, rheumatism, digestive problems, fevers, and to soothe sores. According to A History of Herbal Plants by Richard LaStrange, by the middle ages Tansy was a favorite herb of women to help with conception and maintaining healthy pregnancies. By the early 19th century it was a highly sought-after herb because of it’s beautifying effects on the skin. Tansy is so versatile, it is still listed in the United States Pharmacopeia!
HISTORICAL USES OF CAMPHOR WOOD
The fragrant camphor tree has been coveted since ancient times. Having a rich history of traditional use, it was particularly used as a fumigant during the era of the Black Death and considered as a valuable ingredient in both perfume and embalming fluid. Camphor has been widely used as a fragrance in cosmetics, as a food flavourant, as a common ingredient in household cleaners, as well as in topically applied salves and tinctures for the treatment of minor muscle aches and pains.