Hyssop is mentioned a dozen times in the Bible.
Oil was also used for anointing and healing.
Onycha means nail, claw, hoof, and also onyx, a precious stone. The form onycha was perhaps chosen to avoid confusion with onyx, the stone. It is an essence thats extracted from the gum resin. When it is mixed with alcohol it is referred to as tincture of benzoin.Benzoin tincture was used for over 200 years in hospitals prior to World War II as an antiseptic and historically was used for respiratory support.
1 Samuel 10:1:Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Sauls head and kissed him, saying, Has not the Lord anointed you ruler over his inheritance?
It all started in Genesis, where right from the very beginning of the creation story, plants and herbs are mentioned.Plants are not only fundamental for our planet, they are intimately tied to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of people since the beginning of time. These passages support that notion.
God says: Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. Then use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand. You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy. Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. Say to the Israelites, This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come. Do not pour it on anyone elses body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred. Whoever makes perfume like it and puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from their people.
Then Moses said to Aaron, Take your censer and put incense in it, along with burning coals from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the Lord; the plague has started. So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.
Ancient Uses used for spiritual cleansing it was used to cleanse, purify and even to forgive sins. It has been used for meditation and rituals as well. Hyssop has an approximate ORAC of 209,167.
Exodus 12:22:Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. (Passover; very protective oil)
Helps with calming and soothing emotions great skin support and can be used as a natural perfume.
Isaiah 14:8:Indeed the cypress trees rejoice over you,Andthe cedars of Lebanon,Saying,Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us.
Genesis 6:14:So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. (referring to Noahs ark!)
Esther 2:12:Myrrh makes a big appearance in the book of Esther. To be prepared as a bride for the King, Esther massaged with the oil of myrrh for six months. Emotionally, this oil provides a feeling of security, well being and balance. Since Esther was an orphan, perhaps preparing herself with this oil for so long helped to heal some of those emotional wounds before she got married.
Numbers 16:46-50New International Version (NIV)
Modern UsesHyssop is ImmuPower which supports a healthy immune system and Relieve It, which can help for occasional body soreness. Hyssop is also great for overall emotional health.
Myrrh is actually from the frankincense family and its steam distilled from a resin. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records from an ancient Egyptian list of prescriptions and recipes. It was also listed in Hildegards medicine, a book written by a highly regarded herbalist. It contains sesquiterpenes (ses-qua-tur-pains), which stimulate emotions and oxygenate the brain.
Spikenard is a very spiritual oil and comes from the same plant family as Valerian.
Ancient Uses:Galbanumessential oil is ancient anointing oil and was commonly combined with frankincense as holy incense. Spiritually it was used to enhance meditation by the ancient Egyptians and by Moses and Christ. Holy incense was to be burned 24 hours a day in temple.
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, andmyrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.
Psalm 51:7 7:Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. (David, after he committed adultery)
It is clear that a true Biblical anointing was not a small dot of veggie oil applied somewhere but a true anointing was usually more than that. It was usually a considerable amount of oil.
Ancient uses holy anointing oil, enhance meditation, transitioning to death, embalming, perfume, anoint newborn sons of kings & priests. This is why it was brought to Jesuss birth.
Some of these fragranced oils were to make incense. I dont know about you but I used to love incense but most are used with cheap and toxic fragrance chemicals. In fact, some people that todays incense should never be used in the presence of young children due to its danger!
12 Essential Oils of Ancient Scripture (the Bible) Webinar Notes and Video
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Exodus 30:24 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin.
Available only in the 12 oils of ancient scripture kit. Do not diffuse, it may plug up the diffuser.
To purchase this oil by itself, it is now sold asRoyal Hawaiian Sandalwood,and still has a rich, sweet, warm, and woody aroma that is sensual and romantic. TheS. paniculatumtree is native to and found only on the island of Hawaii, where Young Living has a partner farm that practices sustainable reforestation farming management principles. Used traditionally as incense in religious ceremonies and for meditation, this oil is uplifting and relaxing. It is valued in skin care for its moisturizing and normalizing properties.
It is one of the most frequently mentioned healing oils of the Bible. Its directly named 22 times. But we also see 54 references to holy incense, which I mentioned earlier, which included Frankincense in its recipe. The name itself is the word incense translated in Greek and Hebrew.
Song of Solomon 4:13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates with pleasant fruits; camphor (cam-fur) with spikenard.
When Jesus sent out his disciples, they relied on oils as well!
One of the most interesting things to note about this oil, is the fact that is significantly increases the vibrational frequency of other oils despite the fact that its own frequency is not very high (56)! When it is combined with other oils like frankincense or sandalwood, the frequency rises dramatically.
The origin of anointing was from the shepherds of the day. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and when they got near the sheeps head, they could burrow into the sheeps ears and kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheeps head. This made the wool slippery, making it impossible for insects to get near the sheeps ears because the insects would slide off. From this, anointing became symbolic of blessing, protection, and empowerment.
Ancient incense was very important and sacred.
It is the first oil to be mentioned in the Bible inGenesis 37:25and the story of Joseph.
The oil is extracted from the Boswellia (Bos-WELL-ey-ah) tree. The tree needs to be at least 40 years old before you can extract 1 drop of oil from it. In Biblical times, 40 years was very significant as it symbolized one generation. It also grows in the toughest conditions, even in dry soil and usually in rocks.
If youre interested, 500 Shekels is about 12.5 lbs, and a hin is 1 gallon. So this recipe made up about 24 quarts of oil! You can imagine the cost of this oil blend! You can also see that this is a strong oil! Because of the chemical components of this oil would have been excellent cleaner, supporting the priests immunity as they were exposed to disease and handling animals daily. It was also supposed to cleanse the spirit. This blend was also put on wafers and unleavened bread and eaten, which shows that essential oils were used topically and internally.
Ancient uses support lymphatic and cardiovascular system, calming the nerves, skin revitalization, aphrodisiac, meditation and prayer, and religious ceremonies and used in embalming. It was a treasured aromatic substance.
Most famously, John 12:3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
Suggestions on How to Use Rub on chest and over lungs for a calming effect. Breathe deeply for emotional support. It is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for healthy looking skin. Diffuse for overall grounding and focusing effect. It is also in the Longevity supplement as some people like to ingest Frankincense Vitality oil for its health benefits.Anoint yourself, loved ones or sick individuals during prayer.
Modern Uses:Onycha oil also can cleanse and purify the spirit. It helps to promote feelings of liberation and freedom. Calming the emotions, wound cleansing, support healthy looking skin. It also stimulates the five senses: touch, feeling, hearing, sight and taste. Helps co-dependents find more balance. Benzoin is a warm oil that may supports emotions and blistered, chapped and weathered skin.
Lets start with an oil that is considered probably the most spiritual oil in the world, Frankincense. Its been used in religious ceremonies for thousands and thousands of years.
Modern Uses Sandalwood is comforting and relaxing. It is a beautiful addition for skin care, aftershave, and perfume. Very popular in colognes of course synthetic versions but women love the smell! Sandalwood is calming and emotionally balancing and is used for stress and unwinding. Sandalwood is in several Young Living oil blends including Brain Power, Gathering, and Inspiration.
Modern UsesSupports feelings of well-being, some like to use as a perfume. High in antioxidants with a 15,170 on the ORAC chart.Always mix with a carrier oil since this is a hot oil and can cause skin irritations.
John 12:3:Then took Mary a pound of ointment ofspikenard, very costly, andanointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
Mark 6:12-13:They went out and preached that men should repent. And they were casting out many demons and wereanointing with oilmany sick people and healing them.
Psalm 45:8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
Isaiah 35:1Let the desert and dry region be happy; let the wilderness rejoice and bloom like a lily! (it was also referred to as a lily)
Psalm 45:8:All your robes are fragrant with myrrh andaloesand cassia (CASH AH); from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
It is steam distilled from the branches, leaves, and petioles of the tree.
Jesus is referred to as a Rose of Sharon in many verses, which refers to Cistus. The cistus plant looks like a rose, but doesnt have any thorns, so a bride
Leviticus 8:10-12 -10:Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it, and so consecrated them.He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar and all its utensils and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them.He poured some of the anointing oil on Aarons head and anointed him to consecrate him.
Essential oils, though trendy now, are nothing new! In fact, there are over 200 references to them in the Bible, and there is evidence of them being used as far back as 3500 B.C. They are just as useful, if not more so, for us now as they were then. In this post, Ill walk you through the Bible as we discover where 12 of the most popular oils of that time were found.
Ancient Uses It has been used in Egypt, and by priests and kings, as anointing oil and to induce mediation. It was very expensive and only people of high ranking had it. It is distilled from the plant roots. Itwas highly regarded in India as a perfume, health-supporting herb, and skin tonic.
And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
Cedarwood is an important ingredient in Brain Power™, Grounding™, Highest Potential™ Essential Oil Blends, and Cel-Lite Magic™ massage oil.
Cassia is mentioned in the Bible over 50 times, and its included in the Holy Anointing Oil recipe from Exodus!
Its spicy and hot aroma is soothing and calming. Onycha has a wonderful aroma of vanilla because it contains vanilla aldehyde, also found in the vanilla plant. It is steam distilled from the resin of the tree.
Ancient Uses:Cistus was first noticed by shepherds thousands of years ago. Sheep and goats grazing in the fields would pick up the gum of the shrub in their coats. The shepherds noticed that cuts and scrapes returned to normal quicker when they rubbed their hands in the gum trying to get it out of the coat! Historically it was also used for respiratory support.
Ancient uses spiritual cleansing, disinfecting temple instruments, cosmetics, skin issues, to stimulate the mind and emotional cleansing, used with various medicines, embalming. The cedars of Lebanon were used to build Solomons temple fragrant and long lasting.
Cedarwood is mentioned 25 times in the Bible, in 8 books of the Bible.
Jesus mother Mary would have appreciated the gift of Myrrh as well since it was known to help women in postpartum with issues like stretched skin and stretch marks. It was also helpful to rub on the umbilical cord of the newborn to help the wound.
Ancient uses religious ceremonies, purify from ritual uncleanliness. Myrtle oil supports the respiratory system, skin, hair and nails, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances including thyroid. It is also helpful for meditation and lifting the spirit. High in antioxidants and balancing of the female and male energies.
Cypress leaves and branches were a source of medicinal oil from ancient Egypt. You can almost tell by smelling the oil how powerful it can be cleansing, clearing and supportive.
Spikenard is mentioned about 17 times in the Bible. Here are a few of them!
Modern Uses:Cistus essential oil is spiritual oil and has been used for centuries for meditation. It opens the third eye and oxygenates the brain. Calming and uplifting, it is helpful for finding emotional balance and in counseling.
Oils were essential to daily living back in Biblical times. In fact the word oil appears in the King James Version of the Bible 191 times more than the words believe, grace and joy!
Revelation 22:2 (KJV):In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
It is also the last oil mentioned in the Bible!Revelations 18:13:And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
Psalm 104: 16:The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted
Then the Lord said to Moses, Take fragrant spicesgum resin, onycha (on ee ka) and galbanum (gal ba- nem) and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred. Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you. Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the Lord. Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from their people.
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 a hundred pound weight.
Heres my webinar where you can see a video of the whole class,12 Essential Oils of the Bible!
Modern Uses Spikenard, a health-supporting herb and soothing oil, supports relaxation with a calming scent. Spikenard is high in antioxidants with an ORAC of 548,266
Mentioned in the Bible six times. In Esther 2:7, Esther is referred to as Hadassah which is the Hebrew name for Myrtle!
Young Livings Exodus II Essential Oil blend contains all four of the essential oils in the original recipe plus a few more for good measure.
Song of Solomon 1:12 While the king is at his table my oil of Spikenard send forth its fragrance.
Ancient uses The doors of St Peters cathedral are 1200 years old and are made out of Cypress. They have no signs of aging which shows the durability of Cypress. The Island of Cypress is named after the tree the custom of planting Cypress trees in Mediterranean cemeteries symbolized life after death even today many cemeteries are graced with beautiful Cypress trees. Legend says the cross of Jesus was made of cypress wood. The Greek word Cypress means live forever.
Ancient Uses:Onycha essential oil was known as a cleanser, which was why it was part of the Holy recipe. It made sure the area used for sacrifices was free of disease, cleansed and purified.
Egyptian tradition considered Frankincense to be a cure-all.
1 Samuel 16:12-13:Then the Lord said, Rise andanoint him; this is the one. So Samuel took the horn of oil andanointed himin the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.
InExodus 30:34-35, the Lord actually gives Moses a Holy Incense recipe:
Myrtle is derived from Latin, the word means chaste beauty. It is steam distilled from leaves and has a clear, fresh scent, similar to eucalyptus.
Now, lets back up for a minute and talk about the practice of anointing which was big in Biblical times and unfortunately has become lost in todays church.
Isaiah 55:13:Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
In Exodus, God also gives Moses a Holy Anointing Oil Recipe. I think its so cool that God is giving out recipes ?
This oil is steam distilled from the bark of the Cedarwood trees. It has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. It is from the Pine family and we steam distill the bark to get the oil. Egyptians used this oil to embalm the dead and it was used in traditional medicine and incense in Tibet. Its also the highest in sesquiterpenes, a whooping 98%, and stimulates positive emotions.
This plant only shows up in Exodus 30:34 as an ingredient of the sacred incense.
Modern Uses:Galbanum supports the immune, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and other body systems. It is also useful as an aid for troubled or mature skin. Galbanum has a
Rose of Sharonor Cistus essential oil is found in the fertile plains between Jaffa and Mount Carmel in Israel.Sharonis the Mediterranean coastal plain between Joppa and Caesarea. In the time of Solomon it was a place of great fertility. Since Cistus looks like a rose, there the name is derived. It has soft, fruity smell with honey overtones. It is a calming and uplifting oil that stimulates the five senses.
Hyssop means holy herb in Hebrew.It has an earthy and woodsy aroma that is slightly sweet and was very popular in Biblical times known for cleansing. It is steam distilled from stems and leaves.
It was also one of the first and last oils to be received by Jesus, first at his birth and last at the cross where it was offered in wine just before he was crucified to numb the pain of crucifixion but he didnt take it.
And finally, God Himself anoints Jesus. InHebrews 1:8-9, God says to Christ as He returns triumphantly to heaven, Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and God anoints Jesus with the oil of gladness.
Leviticus 14:49:And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
This oil smells DIVINE! It is so soothing and is fantastic mixed with Orange oil for an aftershave or unisex cologne. This oil has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, and it is also high in sesquiterpenes at 90%! Its used extensively in perfumes because of its rich and sweet fragrance.It is steam distilled from the bark of the Sandalwood tree.
12 Essential Oils of Ancient Scripture (the Bible) Webinar Notes and Video
Ancient Uses ingredient in Moses holy anointing oil. It is rich in biblical history and is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Ebers Papyrus dating from the 16th century BC. Historically, it was used for a natural remedy to support healthy immunity. Cassia is found in Young Livings oil blend Exodus II.
This doesnt take into account the times generic references like odors, sweet savors, perfumes, balms and ointments were used. It also doesnt include incense burners or even spices, which could include some fragrant herbs.Now, of course, not all of these oil mentions in the Bible were essential oils.The cruder olive oils were used for lighting of their lamps. The first press olive oil was used for cooking and flavoring of foods.
For so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women.
Ancient uses fixative to prolong the life of fragrances of perfumes & ointments, used on umbilical cords, oral hygiene, inhaled during labor, and to make your outdoor environment comfortable.
Later, in the book of Numbers, we learn by Aaron burning this incense along with prayer and intercession and it helped stop a plague that had killed nearly 15,000.
Modern uses is a very powerful antioxidant and so healthy for the skin apply to cracked lips and fatigued skin. It is a helpful aid to meditation. Today, myrrh is widely used in oral hygiene products. Myrrh has a whopping ORAC of 3,193,813 (TE/L).
Modern uses calming and grounding, helps support healthy skin, stimulates calming and peaceful emotions, great to diffuse before bedtime or big events.
Modern Uses Cypress essential oil has a herbal, piney aroma promotes a sense of security and grounding. It is stabilizing and helpful for calming angry emotions. It is also beneficial for oily or problematic skin. And can be invigorating when applied to tired or sluggish legs.
You can also read a lot about Myrrh andhow its sweetness is compared to the love of God.
Song of Solomon 2:1:I am a Rose of Sharon, a lily of valleys.
Ezekiel 47:12 (KJV):Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary.Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.
The New Testament Greek words for anoint are chrio (cree-O) which means to smear or rub with oil and, by implication, to consecrate for office or religious service; and aleipho (E-life-o), which means to anoint. In Bible times, people were anointed with oil to signify Gods blessing or call on that persons life. A person was anointed for a special purposeto be a king, to be a prophet, to be a builder, etc.
So, Ive already shared the Exodus Holy Incense recipe but the most famous reference of Frankincense is in:
Myrrh is the most popular and most mentioned oil in the Bible, mentioned 157 times! For good reason, too, because this oil is a fixative one, meaning that it helps other oils to hold their fragrances. It was used as a preservative. It was included in the Holy Incense and Holy Anointing oil recipes why? Because it was a preserver. And it smells so good!
Dr. Pineal, a world known researcher of the uses of therapeutic essential oils, studied Myrtle for balancing glandular system and thyroid. Singers love this oil because it helps to clear the voice.
Cistus is in ImmuPower, which contains oils that support a healthy immune system. Ithas an approximate ORAC of 38,648.
The incense was burned in the temples day and night without ceasing.
Matthew 2:11:And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
There are some mixed opinions on whether fragranced oils (early versions of essential oils) were truly essential oils or olive oil that was heavily infused with different herbs and plants. Distillation pots have been found as early as 3500 B.C., so it would be possible but no one knows for sure. Regardless, the 12 oils that I talk about in this kit are important and sacred plants because they are mentioned in the Bible and they were used in concentrated form.
1 Samuel 16-12-13:Then the Lord said, Rise and anoint him; this is the one. So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.
Myrrh is in several Young Living skin products and in the oil blends Gratitude, Humility and Hope.
Mentioned in the Bible several times it was known asAloebut the plant is what we now call Sandalwood.