Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Hello friends, and welcome back to my new blog and website. I have been using Young Living Essential Oils for about two years now. A couple of my friends from work introduced me to Young Living, and I have been hooked ever since.
I first purchased a starter kit that gave me a good variety of essential oils and other products. As I started building my collection, I really enjoyed trying different diffuser blends. I work from home, so I love diffusing my oils, or like my husband calls them, my magic potions, to get me through whatever type of day I am having.
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Young Living has a blog called The Lavender Life. It has everything from DIY projects to diffuser blends. There is one article that has different blends for each decade. One of my favorites is called Rosie the Riveter. I have three favorite oils; two are blends, Valor and Joy. The third is Lavender. The Rosie the Riveter blend combines one of my favorites, Valor, with Bergamot, Cedarwood, and Ylang Ylang.
Let's take a closer look at each of the oils that make up this diffuser blend.
Valor is a blend of Black Spruce, Camphor, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and Geranium. It has an aroma like no other, providing an uplifting and empowering scent. You can diffuse Valor on its own or combine it with other essential oils. Valor is versatile enough to integrate into your morning or bedtime routine. When I need an emotional pick-me-up, I put a couple drops in my hands then breathe it in.
Bergamot is another essential oil that has an uplifting and calming aroma. I like to use Bergamot by adding a couple of drops to my nighttime moisturizer when I want to reduce the appearance of an occasional blemish.
Bergamot oil is also used to flavor one of my favorite teas, Earl Grey. I love the citrus scent of Earl Grey. I never realized it was actually Bergamot that flavored the tea until I started using and learning about essential oils.
Cedarwood has a calming and soothing aroma. It is a perfect oil to blend with others. Even more, it is a great oil to mix with coconut oil to create a fantastic oil to massage into your scalp. I live in Florida, where there is humidity almost every day of the year. When my hair gets a little frizzy after my morning walks with my dogs, I rub a few drops of Cedarwood essential oil in my hands, then smooth it into my hair to calm down the frizzies.
Ylang Ylang not only has a sweet floral calming aroma, but it also sets the mood for romance. It is another essential oil that promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin and shiny hair. Mix a few drops with coconut oil for a deep conditioning hair treatment.
Ylang Ylang comes from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Cananga odorata tree native to islands in the South Pacific and Asia. It is a popular oil and is used in several essential oil blends, such as one of my other favorites, Joy.