Newsflash! Essential oils are not a new fad!
Phew, I’m glad I could get that over with.
They’ve been around since Bible times. Yes, in the beginning, God also created essential oils for people to use.
These powerful oils are excellent for supporting all of our body systems, as well as offering a variety of emotional and spiritual benefits. – Judy DeRuvo
Since the rise of popularity of essential oils today, people are ignorantly believing that they are new and for those who practice witchcraft. Yet we see in the Bible a clear contradiction to those claims. Just like clean eating is on the rise because people want a better lifestyle the same is true for essential oils. Consumers are no longer happy with the status quo of the over the counter and prescribed medical options out there. Consumers want a healthier option. Essential oils provide that.
Maybe you’re still a skeptic. Let me show you some of the oils in the Bible and their uses.
Oils in the Bible
It is also believed that the “aloes” of the Bible was fragrant sandalwood.
John 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
Sandalwood helps to keep you grounded, helps through periods of fear. It can aid in concentration which is why many like to diffuse it during the Bible study.
Sandalwood is pretty neat. Its sesquiterpene content is 90%. Sesquiterpenes have the ability to pull oxygen out of food and air which means they increase oxygen in the body as well as the brain. That makes sandalwood a powerful oil to use!
This oil was brought to baby Jesus, making it one of the oldest oils! It is a very powerful oil with over 10,000 different uses.
The Hebrew word for frankincense, levonah (sometimes translated as “incense”), is mentioned in the Bible 22 times and referenced indirectly another 59 times.
Song of Songs 3:6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
Frankincense is a great oil for skin, memory or concentration support. Many find it useful during their Bible study time.
Another oil brought to baby Jesus! I find it amazing that we can still use these today and it makes you realize how special and useful they are if they were brought to the Messiah. Queen Esther was massaged with oil of myrrh for six months in preparation for her marriage to the king (Esther 2:12). Myrrh was used
Queen Esther was massaged with oil of myrrh for six months in preparation for her marriage to the king (Esther 2:12). Myrrh was used for burial (John 19:39). It was the main ingredient of the holy anointing oil (Exodus 30:23). It was also highly regarded by David and Solomon, “I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, and aloes and cinnamon.” (Proverbs 7:17)
Myrrh is a great oil for skin support, especially for stretch marks! It is also a great emotion oil. It helps promote feelings of grounding, promoting trust and healing.
Rose of Sharon (Cistus)
Also called Rock Rose or labdanum. This is a fragrance of prophecy, visions and all quests for truth. I am sure you remember reading passages of the Bible that speak about the Rose of Sharon being another name for the Lord.
Song of Songs 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
Not a true rose (Rosa damascena) the beautiful blooms of this plant have a soft honey-like scent and are thought to be the flowers of a shrub that grows wild on the Plains of Sharon just west of Jerusalem.
Hyssop has a very long history as a cleansing herb. Both the Egyptians and the Hebrews used it. Use it to cleanse any area in which you are planning to meditate, pray or give a healing.
This, of course, is the oil offered to Jesus on the cross. And King David mentions it when he is repentant of his sin with Bathsheba. He acknowledged his offenses (adultery and murder) he cried out in repentance,
Psalm 51:7 “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. “
It supports lung function, helping to promote breaking up congestion. It also supports the release of stagnated energy from the colon and purges toxins from the physical body.
This is one you don’t hear mentioned very often if it at all. Yet Myrtle branches are still used by the Jews for the Feast of Tabernacles.
Nehemiah 8:15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.
Myrtle represents Divine feminine energy. In the Bible, Queen Esther’s Hebrew name was Hadassah which means “myrtle.” (Esther 2:7) Esther was her Persian name. Pretty amazing right? I didn’t even know this until I studied out the oils in the Bible for this article.
Myrtle can be used to support your hormones, support your thyroid and some find support for the allergy symptoms.
This was Moses’ favorite oil!
Exodus 30:34-36 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
Galbanum is an oil that supports groups to come together. It pulls energies together. It is used in Young Living’s Gathering blend. It’s also another oil that supports focus and concentration.
This oil is extracted from the cypress tree, which has wood so durable that the cypress doors of St. Peter’s in Rome show no sign of decay even after 1,200 years.
Isaiah 44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
Cypress is another powerful oil. It is helpful in times of transition, boosting feelings of security. It is a great support for the cardiovascular system and supports blood flow.
From the mighty “Cedars of Lebanon” came the fragrant and long lasting wood used to build Solomon’s temple.
1 Kings 4:33a And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall:
Cedarwood oil is mentioned four times in Leviticus as a cleansing ritual. It is commonly used to support sleep, hair loss and has a calming effect.
Many of us have heard of this oil. This is a costly oil. We know that now and when we read the Bible.
Spikenard is known how it effects on the nerves. It is an excellent choice to calm the nerves. Another powerful use of this oil is its support on encouraging feelings of forgiveness.
It is an oil that used when someone is dying to prepare them for death. That is why it is so significant that Mary, the sister of Lazarus, applied spikenard to Jesus’ feet six days before he was crucified (John 12:1-3).
The “Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit” is the best bargain on the Young Living price list. While most of Young Living’s kit prices reflect a small savings over the cost of the individual oils, the “12 Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit” will save you more than $100 over the cost of the oils purchased individually. In addition to the 10 oils I mentioned, inside this kit, you also get 2 other oils – Onycha and Cassia.
None of these oils are going to cure you, oils are around to help you live above the wellness line. To keep your body healthy all of the time so that it can help fight off sickness when it comes knocking. Will you still get sick, yes. But that doesn’t mean that sickness is going to stick around for its usual length of time or knock you down as hard as it could’ve. It’s all about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and saying no to the chemically laden options out there. Are you ready to do that?