Oils of the Bible
Did you know that essential oils go as far back as the bible times? With roots deeply embedded in biblical history, essential oils have been revered for their profound significance and natural healing properties.
Frankincense, myrrh, and olive oil, among others, are mentioned in scripture, treasured for their therapeutic and spiritual benefits.
Frankincense, renowned for its aromatic allure, was presented as a precious gift to the infant Jesus. Myrrh, valued for its remarkable healing qualities, was present both at His birth and entombment. Olive oil, recognized for its anointing and medicinal uses, features prominently in biblical passages.
Today, these oils continue to be embraced for their holistic benefits, providing a bridge between ancient traditions and modern well-being practices.
But there’s more!
The bark of an odoriferous tree, from which came one ingredient of the holy oil or ointment, Exodus 30:24; Psalm 45:8; Ezekiel 27:19. source
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Isaiah 44:14 NLV
He cuts down cedars; he selects the cypress and the oak; he plants the pine in the forest to be nourished by the rain.
Recommended for hemorrhoids using a wash or ointment using a 1 or 2% dilution is suggested. The same ointment can be used for varicose veins applied topically lightly to the area (no massage) with strokes toward the heart.
For excess foot perspiration a foot bath again with a 1 or 2% dilution. source
Frankincense is mentioned 17 times in the bible.
It has many, many properties that are all positive.
You can read what the History Channel has to say about it (and Myrrh).
Song of Solomon 4:14 Referred to as Spikenard
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is mentioned more than any other oil in the Bible, 139 times to be exact.
Myrrh was first mentioned in Genesis 37:25
“And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.”
It’s perfume was praised by Solomon 8 times in his song of love.
David sings of Myrrh as an oil of gladness in Psalm 45.
Solomon warns of the temptress who perfumes her bed with Myrrh in Proverbs 7:17.
What are the Plant Properties?
Our Myrrh Essential Oil is of the botanical family Burseraceae, grown in Ethiopia and taken from the gum resin of this tree.
Use gargling or oil-pushing for Myrrh’s effects on the mouth, gums, and throat. Can be applied topically for many other uses.
Use with care during pregnancy
When diffused it gives sleep and emotional support.
It also promotes patience and peace.
Referred to as Aloe’s in the bible (not like Aloe Vera)
Scriptures: Numbers 24:6; Psalm 45:8; Proverbs 7:17; Song of Solomon 4:14; John 19:39
For sore throat take with juice, agave, honey or it can be gargled or used topically on the throat or in a lymphatic massage.
Use with a full topical or foot massage to treat emotional issues.
Diffused it can help with coughing or a calming application.
Mix 1-2 drops of Sandalwood oil with 1-2 ounces of pure cranberry juice (not sweetened) 3 times per day for relief of bladder or urinary track discomfort.
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