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

20 July 17, 2017 - Diffusion Blend Ideas, Diffusion Ideas, Emotional Health, Emotional Wellness, How to Use Essential Oils, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle

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, Gathering essential 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.


highest potential essential oil blendHighest Potential™: A hug for confidence 

The old adage is true: You can do anything you put your mind to. But in a world where we’re constantly being told that we don’t measure up—through marketing, social media, and even personal relationships—it’s important to remind yourself daily of just how capable you are. With Blue Cypress and 20 other essential oils, Highest Potential has an invigorating and inspiring aroma that can help your thoughts stay positive and focused on a bright future.

Usage tip: While studying or planning for the future, diffuse this oil to enjoy an aromatic reminder of the strength and tenacity inside of you.


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 spiritual pick-me-up?

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  • Tammie

    I love peace and calm before bed .

  • Nicole k

    Joy is my happy oil I use to bring me peace and calm. valor is becoming my favorite very quickly

  • Ursula

    Definitely need that Valor sounds amazing!!!!

  • Lori Valles-Dick

    Valor is amazing! I use Joy every morning to start my day!

  • Barbara Kincaid

    When our almost 18-year-old Shih Tzu gets restless at night I put one drop of Peace and Calming on each of her front foot pads and she starts to calm down, stops her wandering and drifts off in a peaceful sleep on her blanket, even snoring her way to Dreamland!
    Also our nine year old granddaughter is under some daily stress at school and at home. She now has her own bottle of Peace and Calming and uses it at home according to my directions. She tells me that she does feel calmer with just two drops on the bottom of each foot. And she likes the aroma of it as well. P&C works for children and pets as well as adults. I know I certainly am glad to have it handy for myself also.

  • Bonnie Ottaviani

    I love either Peace & Calming or Joy when I’ve had a tough day.

  • Debbie Drobka

    I wish I was in Utah right now, but Sacred Mountain will have to do!

  • Melissa Visek

    Love Valor and would love to try the others.

  • Melissa Visek

    The only one of these I have is Valor so I’d love to win the others and be able to try them!

  • SARA SCHNEIDER

    I use Release to unwind at the end of a tough day.

  • Kim Johnson

    I’m not seeing a list of winners either. I’ve looked every where. Can you post a link to it or something. I’ve read all the comments and still can not find. Sorry new to this.

    • Hello Kim. The winners are not in the comments, but in the actual post under the Giveaway Rules section. Hope that helps! Thanks!

  • Barbara

    I have seen lots of posts asking about the winners and can’t find them either. I have found the giveaway section of this post (directly after the info on Hope) but there are no winners posted. The winners were to be posted on Wed and today is Sunday so it should be there. I even went searching for another blog post dated Wed July 26 (in case it was posted on the Wed blog) but there isn’t one that I could find. I don’t understand why it is so hard to lookup who has won. If someone on my downline has won, I would like to congratulate them. If anyone out there has found this info…could you please copy it into a reply to this post? Thanks a lot.

    • Barbara

      Thank you for posting the winners. It is a great prize and I am happy for them to win such lovely oils!!!

  • DogKnowsBetter

    I’m going to try out the Release to see if it helps with my current situation. Also, is there a difference between Sage and Clary Sage oil? And finally, are there ANY Young Living reps in Kona, HI?

    • Hello! Sage emits a strong, spicy, clarifying, and uplifting aroma when diffused. It has been used traditionally for its clarifying properties. Clary Sage has an herbaceous aroma that is believed to create a calm and relaxing environment. These oils also have different constituents. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Elizabeth George

    I hope its not my browser or my computer but I’m not able to see the winner’s under the giveaway rules. 🙁 Could you announce the winners again please? I’ve read the previous comments and I’ve checked several times on the blog post under the giveaway rules.

    Thank you for taking the time to look into this. I greatly appreciate it!

    • Hello Elizabeth. Sorry you had trouble seeing the winners. This is what is written on the blog post under the Giveaway Rules.

      Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

      Winners:

      V. Hunker
      G. Anton
      P. Johnson
      B. Cernese

  • Debbie Norris

    I am sorry, but one should not have to keep asking for the list of the winners for this post. The winners names are not listed on this page, at the end of the giveaway terms section, nor were they posted on the YL FB page where the post was made on this. One should be able to easily find the winners and apparently, based on how many keep asking, those names do not appear anywhere. PLEASE post the winners names. Thank you.

    • Hello Debbie. Sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules at the bottom of the post and the designated date. We believe that some people may have bookmarked the post or didn’t reload the it when they tried to see if they won. The winners are stated below:

      Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

      Winners:

      V. Hunker
      G. Anton
      P. Johnson
      B. Cernese

  • Gwendolyn Engel

    I can’t find the winners list anywhere either, I’ve looked everywhere…..

    • Hello Gwendolyn. (Awesome name by the way!) Sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules at the bottom of the post on the designated date. We believe that some people may have bookmarked the post or didn’t reload the it when they tried to see if they won. The winners are stated below:

      Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

      Winners:

      V. Hunker
      G. Anton
      P. Johnson
      B. Cernese

  • Laura Collin

    Is there a link to the winners? I’m not seeing them listed anywhere.

    • The winners are always posted on the actual blog post at the very bottom of the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Laura Collin

        You keep saying that, yet there is no list. Link please.

        • Hello Laura. Sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules at the bottom of the post on the designated date. We believe that some people may have bookmarked the post or didn’t reload it when they tried to see if they won. The winners are stated below:

          Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

          Winners:

          V. Hunker
          G. Anton
          P. Johnson
          B. Cernese

      • Brian Powell

        There’s literally nothing there….you haven’t posted winners for this giveaway yet.

        • Hello Brian. Sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules. It stated:
          Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

          Winners:

          V. Hunker
          G. Anton
          P. Johnson
          B. Cernese

  • Brittnee

    Where are the winners from the drawing posted? I cannot find it listed anywhere on this page.

    • The winners are always posted at the very bottom of the giveaway rules section. Thanks for entering!

      • Kim Sooy

        Young Living if you scroll up and look there are four statements listed under Giveaway Rules, But there are no winners listed at the very bottom of the giveaway rules. So I thought you maybe meant click on the link to rules–but AGAIN, NO there are no winners listed in the link that discusses rules from YL giveaways!
        So I’m like many others, Brittnee and Laura Collin–where are the winners listed. We’ve followed your directions and there is none.

        • Sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules at the bottom of the post on the designated date. We believe that some people may have bookmarked the post or didn’t reload the it, when they tried to see if they won. The winners are stated below:

          Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

          Winners:

          V. Hunker
          G. Anton
          P. Johnson
          B. Cernese

  • Rita C Karydas

    I love Hope because it always reminds me to let go and know that all is in perfect order! Valor, gives me strength, peace and courage to enjoy my days

  • Brooke Beduze

    Did you all announce the winner yet?!

    • Yes, the winners are always listed at the bottom of the giveaway section. Thanks for entering!

      • Debbie Davis Riddle

        Where is the giveaway section? I can’t seem to find it…

        • Hello Debbie. The giveaway section is right at the bottom of the post. Thanks!

          • Ewa Celatka

            I don’t see it either. Are you sure it’s posted? Previous giveaway the names were right there this one only has a post when the names will be posted. Something wrong!

          • Hello Ewa. Sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules at the bottom of the post and the designated date. We believe that some people may have bookmarked the post or didn’t reload it when they tried to see if they won. The winners are stated below:

            Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

            Winners:

            V. Hunker
            G. Anton
            P. Johnson
            B. Cernese

          • Jessica DeWitt

            I’m not seeing the results either. I clicked on the rules of the giveaway, as well as searched the entire page that the giveaway is on.

          • Hey Jessica. We are so sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules at the bottom of the post. It stated:
            Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

            Winners:

            V. Hunker
            G. Anton
            P. Johnson
            B. Cernese

          • Lori Curtis

            I still don’t see winners there.

          • Hello Lori. Sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules at the bottom of the post. It stated:
            Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

            Winners:

            V. Hunker
            G. Anton
            P. Johnson
            B. Cernese

          • Barbara Schmidt

            sorry…I see the Giveaway section of the blog post but there are no winners listed. It only says ” We’re giving away a 5 ml bottle of Valor essential oil blend, a 5 ml bottle of Present Time, and a 5 ml bottle of Sacred Mountain (valued at $166.81 retail) to four randomly selected people. Just comment on this post for your opportunity to win! Maybe let us know what are some of your favorite oils for peace and comfort?” What am I missing? Have the winners been posted or posted elsewhere?

          • Hello Barbara. Sorry for any confusion. The winners were posted under the Giveaway Rules. It stated:
            Congratulations to our four winners! Thanks for all your comments. We love hearing about how you use Young Living products in your lives.

            Winners:

            V. Hunker
            G. Anton
            P. Johnson
            B. Cernese

      • Lisa Tyus

        I don’t see the results either.

        • Angela Burk

          Me neither

      • Ashley Eslinger

        Young Living, I’m not seeing anything listed at the bottom of the giveaway section.

  • Gloria Walker Zysk

    It just so happens that I have had one of those days. It was meant for me to read this blog. I had already put ylang ylang on my next order and now I want to add valor. I need some pick me up.

  • Cindy Jacobson

    I love Valor, peace & calming, joy, orange and bergamot.

  • Ashley Smit

    I love using lavender for peace and comfort!

  • Heather P Katz

    I haven’t used any of the blends other than stress away and Panaway yet, so I am looking forward to trying a few of these. What a great resource!

  • Vickie Aldin

    Valor is the only one I’ve tried from this list. It’s amazing. I love it. I’m looking forward to trying the others.

  • Matt N Janis Briggs

    My family and I all LOVE diffusing Stress Away and lime essential oils together in our home. It’s a soothing and fresh scent that is nice for either after a long day of working outside, or welcoming guests over for a visit. We love it’s versatility and how calming it is! I would love to try Gathering or any of the other oils as well!

  • Carole Gernett

    These sound wonderful. I will try one or two on my next order

  • Emily

    I have yet to try any of these oils but they sound like they are great emotional supporters!

  • Robin

    Thank you for offering this information

  • Carol Cox

    I haven’t tried any of these oils yet, but am receiving Valor in my ER order. For calming, I currently use Stress Away. Looking forward to trying one of these!

  • Janel Hirsch

    I’d love some sacred mountain today. I’ll use my valor!

  • Janel Hirsch

    I’d love some sacred mountain today!

  • Emily Smith

    This couldnt have come at a better time! It has been a rough week, I literally had to walk outside and take a quick break at work today just to cry. I plan to order release, hope, angelica and valor today!

  • Denise Richline- Layman

    oh man! Sad to have missed this.. this is one of THOSE weeks where I turn to tranquil.. and stress away.. which are always in my purse!!

  • Monica Clark

    Just love all the oils. How can I possibly pick my favorites. Stress Away, Pan Away, Rosemary, especially to rub in my hands after a day of crocheting and/or knitting. Eucalyptus in the diffuser at night… SILENCES my hubby LOUD snoring. I could go on and on. THANKS to the “oil” family!!!!

  • Sherry Mathison

    Love Love LOVE Stress Away! It is my go to oil. I also like to wear it as perfume. On occasion I will combine it with a little bit of Joy oil as well. The combo is very up lifting!

  • Denise Fisher

    I love, love Valor! When I’m needing a confidence boost, I readily turn to Valor. Haven’t yet tried the other oils listed in the blog entry, but I hope to soon.

  • Mauli

    I would love to try Valor, I have heard so many great things about it!

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