Essential oils of the Bible
Essential oils are referenced in 36 of the 39 books of the Old Testament and in 10 of the 27 books of the New Testament. They are mentioned more than 500 times in the Bible.
Essential oils have been used throughout the ages, Egyptians Knew what they were doing when they used essential oils for medicine, religious ceremonies, beauty treatments and in food.
Frankincense, one of my favourite oils, along with myrrh were gifts given by the wise men.
Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh and cinnamon were considered very valuable cargo along caravan and trade routes and were often valued more than gold.
There were three main methods of use, internal, aromatic and topical.
Essential oils were taken internally that means they were drank. This can be done to day as long as the oils are certified pure therapeutic grade. You can take the oil directly into the mouth, or in a veggie capsule or in water. I personally love Lime and Lemon essential oils. I just use 1 drop in a tall glass of sparking water. It is so refreshing and really good for you.
Aromatic means, essential oils are diffused or inhaled. The benefits of aromatic methods are that; the oils cleanse the air, killing bugs that might be airborne. They open your airways especially good if you have a cold or flu. They also affect your mood either uplifting or calming, stimulating, perhaps if you need to study and focus or Just for relaxation.
Topical use means applying to your skin. There are many references to foot washing in the Bible. The feet are one of the best places to apply oils. Here oils can enter the circulatory
system within 30 seconds. You can also apply to the localized area or blend with a carrier oil and massage into the skin.
Historically Frankincense was a holy or spiritual oil and was worth more than gold. It is still a very important oil in the middle east today. It was given to Jesus at his birth. As an ingredient in holy incense, it was used during sacrificial ceremonies to help with communication with the creator.
Myrrh, also a gift brought to Jesus by the Magi, and was used as incense in religious rituals. It was typically used in the process embalming as the antiseptic and antifungal properties of the oil would be beneficial. It too was given as a gift to the baby Jesus its significance it could be said was connected with the impending death that was to come. It has been used over the years for the treatment of leprosy and syphilis and mixed with honey and coriander was used to treat herpes.
Oils frequently mentioned in the Bible.
Supports immune system
Promotes cellular health
Promotes normal inflammatory responses
Reduces appearance of scars
Reduces appearance of fine lines
When in doubt use frankincense
Powerfully cleansing properties
Promotes healthy mouth and throat
Soothes the skin
Promotes youthful looking complexion
Promotes emotional balance and well-being
It is a liquid bandage
Known or it calming and relaxing properties
Soothes occasional skin irritations
Helps skin to recover quickly
Eases muscle tension
Promotes whole body relaxation
Supports seasonal discomforts
Helps with anxious feelings and nerves
Reduces stress and emotional tension
Aids good quality sleep
Reduces appearance of scars
Promotes health smooth skin
Supports healthy urinary function
Grounding and uplifting properties
Frequently used in meditation
Popular body fragrance
Soothes tight tense muscles
Supports localized blood flow
Strengthens circulatory system
Supports white cell production
Enhances immune support
Beneficial for oily skin conditions
Supports immune function
Warming uplifting aroma (smells like Christmas)
Helps promote circulation
Helps soothe sore achy joints
Stimulates the endocrine system
Lessons tension and calms emotions
Soothes the nervous system
Supports health immune system functions
Promotes a restful night’s sleep and deep relaxation.
Has a calming effect on skin
Widely used for its calming properties
If you have any questions on essential oils, therapies, treatments or if you are interested in attending any classes on essential oils, please get in touch or check out my website
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