Using Northern Lights Black Spruce

Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil comes from Young Living’s Northern Lights Farm in British Columbia, Canada. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, camphene, and beta-pinene.

Black spruce, along with many of the tree oils, is a grounding oil that holds a frequency of balance. Black Spruce is good for centering, calming, and focusing. Apply to bottoms of feet, along the spine, or on the back of the neck to create a sense of grounding.

Black Spruce is grounding and stimulating at the same time. While it has a calming effect on hyper energy, it energizes when feeling fatigue.

Black Spruce is soothing to tired muscles. It is often used in liniments, aerosols or with carrier oils in massage.

For tired muscles and sore joints, combine 5 drops of Black Spruce with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Massage the affected area twice a day.

Here are a few recipes using Black Spruce essential oil

Muscle Relaxing Essential Oil Blend

25 drops Balsam Fir
15 drops Basil
10 drops Marjoram
8 drops Black Spruce
4 drops Wintergreen

Apply on location to muscles, neck, and feet, as an aid to relaxation. Dilute with a vegetable or massage oil for a body massage.

Tired Muscle Massage Oil 

10 drops PanAway
8 drops Wintergreen
8 drops Marjoram
6 drops Black Spruce

Dilute in ½ oz. of V-6 Massage Oil or Massage Oil Base and massage the entire body.

Feeling Limber Massage Oil

8 drops Black Spruce
5 drops Douglas fir
5 drops Helichrysum
4 drops Wintergreen
2 drops German Chamomile
4 drops Elemi

Directions:
Dilute 50-50, massage 3-6 drops on location, repeat as often as needed.

Overworked Muscle Massage Oil 

20 drops Wintergreen
15 drops Marjoram
10 drops Juniper
10 drops Cypress
6 drops Black Spruce

You can add these formulas to 4 oz. of Ortho Ease to strengthen its effects.

Combine a few drops of Northern Lights Black Spruce with a complementary aroma like Cedarwood or Lavender for a relaxing massage oil to infuse your evening with the tranquil aroma of nature.

The moisturizing properties of Northern Lights Black Spruce make it a great addition your favorite lotion or face cream.

Add a few drops to your diffuser blends

5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
3 drops Cardamom
2 drops Lemon

Add a few drops to Thieves Household Cleaner so you can clean your home with it and have it smelling like a forest.

Oily Recipes – Popsicles and Diffuser Recipes

NingXia Popsicles

1 cup Young Living NingXia Red
1/2 cup water
2 drops Young Living Vitality Orange Essential Oil
2 drops Young Living Vitality Lime Essential Oil
Directions:
Mix all the ingredients together. Transfer mixture to popsicle molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top for expansion. Freeze until firm.
Variations:  Tangerine Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Black Pepper Vitality, Peppermint Vitality, Cinnamon Vitality

Creamy NingXia Lemon Lime Popsicle

2 cups Young Living NingXia Red
Juice 1/2 Lemon
1 cup Coconut Milk
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
10 drops Liquid Stevia
3 drops Young Living Vitality Lemon Essential Oil
3 drops Young Living Vitality Lime Essential Oil

Directions:
Mix all the ingredients together. Transfer mixture to popsicle molds and freeze until firm.

Creamy Lime Popsicles

1 can Coconut Milk
3/4 cup lime juice
2 drops Young Living Vitality Lime Essential Oil
10 drops Liquid Stevia
Directions:
Place all ingredients in the blender and process on high speed about 60 seconds, until completely blended.
Taste, and adjust sweetening if needed. Transfer mixture to popsicle molds and freeze until firm.

Margarita Popsicles

3/4 cup sugar Or low carb sugar substitute like Swerve or Monk Fruit
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 drops Young Living Vitality Lime Essential Oil
1/2 cup water
2 drops lemon oil
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
1 lime wedge
Kosher salt, for garnish

Directions:
Special Equipment: 6 small cups, about 3 oz each, (recommended: Dixie), 6 popsicle sticks
Combine sugar, lime juice, water, lemon juice and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool transfer to a blender with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime wedge and process until smooth. Pour into the cups and cover the top of each cup with foil. Make a slit and place the popsicle stick in center of cup (down through foil, which will hold it in place). Freeze until hard, preferably overnight.
Remove from freezer. Carefully tear the cups from around the popsicles. Garnish with kosher salt and serve immediately.

Note: Since the tequila makes these popsicles on the soft side, they must be eaten immediately. If you want to sit them out for several minutes, set them on ice sprinkled with a little coarse salt. And go ahead and sprinkle them with a little too. This will give the popsicles a few extra minutes of cold.

Picnic and Poolside Diffuser Blends

Whether you’re picnicking in the grass or sitting poolside soaking in the sunshine, we have some fun, uplifting diffuser blends that will make your days even more wonderful. Grab these blends and a battery-operated diffuser so you can take them with you wherever you go!

 

Staycation

5 drops Citrus Fresh, 4 drops Lavender, 2 drops Lemon

 

Endless Summer

4 drops Rosemary, 3 drops each Lavender, Lime, 1 drop Basil

 

Popsicle Stand

4 drops each Lime, Grapefruit, 3 drops Citrus Fresh

 

Watermelon Sugar

4 drops Ylang Ylang, 3 drops each Lemon Myrtle, Lime, 2 drops Citronella

 

Root Beer Float

4 drops Stress Away, 3 drops each Vanilla, PanAway

 

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

4 drops Lemon, 3 drops each Vanilla, Lime, 2 drops Peppermint

 

Valor Spotlight

Valor essential oil features Frankincense, Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, and Geranium and was formulated based on historical writings about Roman soldiers who were said to apply plant extracts and botanicals to instill feelings of courage and confidence before going into battle. It is an incredible blend and one of Young Living’s most popular oils!! If I had to sum up Valor’s benefits in one word, it would be: Balance.

 

Using Valor for support can be as simple as applying some to your shoulders, the bottoms of your feet, the back of your neck, or anywhere that you’re experiencing tension or a stressful tightness in your body. It’s the ultimate diffuser oil with its deep, grounding fragrance.

 

One great technique is to place a drop or two of Valor between your wrists (palm-up side), and then hold them together for a few minutes. If you’re taking time to relax, meditate, or work on your spiritual and emotional health, you can just hold your wrists together while you’re sitting quietly. I do this on airplanes, before I go to large social events, and any time that I’m feeling scattered or worried instead of grounded and at peace.

 

When you’re using Valor for balance, you can focus on instilling these new thoughts:

 

Peace.

Respect.

Growth.

 

Give your body permission to be at peace. Respect that people are powerful to make their own choices, and let go. Give your good habits a chance to grow instead of letting the seeds you plant be uprooted by stress.  

 

VALOR AT A GLANCE

  • Contains Blue Tansy essential oil
  • May enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin
  • Enhances massage for a rejuvenating experience
  • A foundational daily blend that features a positive aroma to inspire confidence and courage
  • A key component of the Raindrop Technique
  • Creates a grounded environment for yoga and meditation

BACKGROUND

Each essential oil in Valor was carefully selected for its unique benefits:

  • Frankincense for its uplifting, earthy aroma and skin-smoothing properties as well as its ability to stimulate the limbic center of the brain, elevating the mind and mood and helping center the emotions
  • Black Spruce for its grounded, woodsy aroma, ability to help release emotional blocks and foster a sense of balance
  • Blue Tansy for its inspiring aromatic profile that helps overcome anger, release negative emotions and promote a feeling of self-control
  • Geranium for its sweet, floral aroma that is uplifting and calming, strengthening the emotions
  • Camphor Wood for its skin-benefiting properties and strong, herbaceous scent that is grounding and strengthening This powerful, synergistic blend with a transformative aroma has contributed to its strong legacy as a key part of Young Living’s proprietary Raindrop Technique®.

KEY CONSTITUENTS Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them sprecic health-supporting properties

  • Sesquiterpenes: known for their ability to calm and focus the mind and central nervous system
  • Monoterpenes: help to support the respiratory system, are responsible for many immune system support properties of essential oils.
  • Limonene: known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-stress support, this is a powerful constituent with many health benefits

VALOR & EMOTIONS

Valor essential oil blend contains blue tansy essential oil, an oil that specifically helps to calm the Central Nervous System. Valor essential oil blend releases the emotions of:

  • Losing a battle
  • Inability to cope
  • Fear of conflict
  • Aggression/passive aggression
  • Defensiveness
  • Feeling persecuted

This list practically spells out “Fight or Flight.” These are the core issues of chronic stress: needing to protect ourselves, or face conflict head on. These extremes of trying to stay alive cause our body to tell certain organs or processes, “Wait – we don’t have time – we just have to run. There’s no time to digest, reproduce, or sleep.”

That’s really not a program to have switched on 24/7.

When your body receives the message for years on end that there isn’t time to process your own thoughts and emotions, you slowly lose connection with yourself. You can begin to feel like you’re not quite sure that you know who you are anymore outside of what you “get done” in your various roles or titles.

The passion in your life begins to dim because of being starved during this survival process. Emotions like happiness, joy, laughter, curiosity, passion, and compassion are essential to a healthy, balanced life. Fight or Flight doesn’t shut down the bad emotions, it begins to block them all – except for fear and anger. And whatever triggers we haven’t dealt with become survival instincts.

Valor has properties that get to the core control centers of these programs. When we’re ready to make a change, to start challenging that survival mode with a better way of thinking and living, this is the perfect oil.

 

DAILY HABITS WITH VALOR

  • Add a drop to your palms, then breathe with your hands over your nose to promote feelings of courage and confidence.
  • Diffuse for a grounded environment when relaxing or meditating
  • Apply over the back and muscles to enhance massage or chiropractic adjustments
  • Diffuse and/or wear Valor as a perfume or cologne during work, school, or stressful moments.
  • Add to diffuser jewelry to provide emotional support throughout the day. This is a great practice for kids with school day or other butterflies!
  • Keep your Valor Roll-on in your bag and apply it liberally and frequently.