Biblical essential oils come from plant essences (the oils of the plant) and are considered the life-blood of the plant. The two types of oils plants make are essential and fatty. Most seeds contain both types of oils. Essential oils circulate within a plant to carry out its function as a living creation while the fatty oils remain in the seed where they serve as food for the young plant. Fragrant essential oils help plants communicate to the rest of the animal kingdom and humanity. Plants use their odors to attract insects and animals to pollinate with fragrances disappearing within 30 minutes of being pollinated.
While fatty oils from the seeds serve as nourishment for the small plant, they cannot enter the bloodstream nor cross the blood-brain barrier in humans. The molecules of fatty oils are too large to evaporate or circulate through the tissues of the body. Their uses are for providing a neutral lipid base in which essential oils can be blended or diluted for massage use when an essential oil is too strong.
With their thousands of complex molecular properties, essential oils are God’s original medicine, created on the third day, according to the Book of Genesis, Chapter One of the Bible: “God named the dry land “earth” and the water that was gathered “seas”. God saw that this was good. Then God said, “let the earth produce plants, some to make grain for seeds and others to make fruits with seeds in them. Every seed will produce more of its own kind of plant.” And it was so. The earth produced plants with grain for seeds and trees that made fruit with seeds in them. Each seed grew its own kind of plant. God saw that all this was good. Evening passed, and morning came. This was the third day.”
These biblical essential oils have been used in incense, perfume, cooking, medicine, religious rituals for thousands of years and by many cultures. Biblical essential oils are referred to over 1,035 times throughout the Old and New Testaments in the Bible. The Scriptures are filled with references to these oils from anointing oils, perfumes, spices, incense and embalming. Our minds go to frankincense and myrrh when we hear the term, “biblical oils”, but there are many others with powerful spiritually healing properties such as: cassia, cinnamon, calamus, henna, balsam, fir, stacte, aloe, onycha, cedarwood, spikenard, hyssop, pine, pomegranate, lily, rose of Sharon, rose, saffron and many more.
During biblical times, the oils were inhaled, applied to the body and taken internally with benefits extended to every aspect of one’s being physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Biblical passages refer to and support these benefits from Genesis to Revelation. Some examples include:
“All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad” – Psalms 45:8
“Within the walls they produce oil; they tread wine presses but thirst” – Job 24:11
“Oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense” – Exodus 25:6
“Now when anyone presents a grain offering as an offering to the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour, and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it”- Leviticus 2:1
“Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty, and of cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil”- Exodus 30:23-33
“I have found David, My servant; with My holy oil I have anointed him” – Psalm 89:20
“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 fragrance of the oil” – John 12:3
“They had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense and myrrh” – Matthew 2:11
“You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions” – Hebrews 1:9
“”You shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him” – Exodus 29:7
“You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with oil” – Luke 7:46
These references in the Bible regarding the oils of God’s creation illustrate God’s plan for us; God’s original medicine for us…
I have specifically created blends for Cher Dieu with these beautiful biblical oils and prayer to bless those who are struggling with loss, grief, sickness or addiction. I believe with all my heart that these beautiful biblical oils of God’s creation, layered with prayer, will protect, bless, and uplift your life and home.
“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven…” Eccl.3. May God bless you through the seasons of your life and may you find God’s purpose in every moment.
Heal with Oil – Rebecca Park Totilo, Certification Textbooks Levels 1 and 2 – Rebecca Park Totilo, Miracle Botanicals, The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs – Robert B. Tisserand, Organic Facts, Spark Naturals