Since my order for August hasn’t been delivered yet, I have to modify my first experiment. I wanted to start out with something for my hypothyroidism, but I’m missing an oil for a blend I want to use, plus I think it would be a good idea to get a baseline blood test to see where my T4 & TSH levels are at before I start a new protocol.
So I’m going to try & treat this back pain I have from being a desk-jockey all these years using Valor.
This is a blend of oils that’s also called “chiropractor in a bottle,” and comes with the Everyday Oils kit of 9 oils. My bottle is from that kit and I’m expecting a delivery of a roll-on bottle next Friday.
Valor is a blend of rosewood, blue tansy, frankincense and spruce mixed with almond oil. The main purpose of this blend is to balance – both energy and body.
So every night I’m going to apply Valor to the soles of my feet and on my spine, concentrating on my lower back & neck. I may need to enlist the husband’s help for this.
Why the soles of my feet? Our feet have over 2000 pores on our soles and they are the largest pores on the body. They absorb the oils quickly, and as a result, gets into our systems even faster than on any other part.
Most essential oils can be safely applied to the soles of your feet
In my reading, I’ve found that pretty much all essential oils can be safely applied to the soles of your feet, either neat (undiluted) or diluted with a carrier oil. Since Valor has already been mixed with a carrier oil, there’s no need to dilute. But be sure to refer to the bottles of oils before you go ahead and drop it neat on your feet. (Whee! I rhymed 😉 )
Here are the ways you can use essential oils:
- Topically – that is neat or diluted (as instructed) on whatever part of the body needs that particular oil.
- Aromatically – a drop or two on the palm of your hand, rub & inhale, applied to a cotton ball & placed in vents in your home or car, or diffused using an essential oil diffuser (never heat – it destroys the therapeutic properties quickly).
- Internally – there is A LOT of debate about the internal use of oils. I won’t get into them right now, but many oils are safe to use as seasoning in food, dropped in water for flavoring, or even in a gel capsule. I personally use Thieves in a capsule when I feel a bit of the sick coming on.
So, ‘ll check in at least once a week and record my progress, and offer up hints and tips on how you can use essential oils in your own home and life.
That’s it for now!
If you want to purchase Valor for yourself, head on over to this page to find out how to get this blend and other oils from Young Living.