Aloes or Aloeswood Essential Oil

Aquilaria agallochum, according to Easton’s Bible Dictionary is a fragrant gum extracted from the wood. (Heb. ‘ahalim). It is found in China, Siam, and Northern India, and grows to the height sometimes of 120 feet. This species is of great rarity even in India. There is another and more common species, called by Indians aghil, whence Europeans have given it the name of Lignum aquile, or eagle-wood. Aloewood was used by the Egyptians for embalming dead bodies. Nicodemus brought it (pounded aloe-wood) to embalm the body of Christ (John 19:39); but whether this was the same as that mentioned elsewhere is uncertain.

Agarwood is an invaluable woody note used mostly in luxurious Oriental and woody compositions. Use it for sensual, warm Oriental blends along with resins, balsams, spices and precious florals to make an outstanding perfume. A little touch of agarwood can turn an otherwise simple and ordinary scent into a magical phenomenon. Agarwood’s tenacity makes it a very valuable base note. It adds a potent, luxurious aroma that is complex and compelling. You will only need a small amount of Agarwood CO2 to add an agarwood aroma to your perfume, and all the other essences will seem deeper, more complex and sensual. Its lasting power is amazing, and will also contribute to the perfume’s overall longevity.

Woody, earthy, animalic, fungus-like, slightly medicinal, warm, musky. Agarwood resembles sandalwood and spikenard, but has a very unique, precious character.

And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to our Savior by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. (John 19:39)

Biblical References: Number 24:6, Psalms 45:8, Proverbs 7:17, Song of Solomon 4:14, John 19:39

Hebrew Word: Aloes
0174 ~ylih’a] ‘ahaliym {a-haw-leem’} or (f) tWlh’a] ‘ahalowth {a-haw-loth’}
Meaning: 1) aloes, aloe tree 1a) aloe tree 1b) aloe (perfume)

Meaning: 1) aloe, aloes

Blends well with: Rose Otto, Rose Absolute, Myrrh/Saffron, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Tuberose absolute, Pink Lotus absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Pink Peppercorn and Cinnamon oil.

Note in perfumery: Base note

Non-Toxic, Non-Irritant and can be used by most anyone. Agarwood is considered safe and can be worn neat on the skin. We recommend a patch-test prior to use.

Plant Origin: Indonesia, India

Uses: Used in skin care, enhances deep sleep (stimulates the release of melatonin), applied in the treatment of urinary tract infections, and is supportive of female reproductive and endocrine systems. Sandalwood is high in sesquiterpenes that has been researched for its ability to stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the center of emotions. Like Frankincense, it supports the nerves and circulation.

Traditional Uses: Sandalwood essential oil was used for skin revitalization.

Other Uses: Sandalwood essential oil helps with cystitis and urinary tract infections. It may be helpful with acne, depression, meditation, pulmonary infections, menstrual problems, nervous tension, and skin infections. It is great for dry or dehydrated skin.

Application: Diffuse, apply topically, or burned in incense.

Note: Sandalwood essential oil contains the fourth highest concentration of sesquiterpenes of all the oils (90%). Sesquiterpenes deprogram misinformation and carry oxygen at the cellular level. Some have found it helpful with removing negative programming from the cells.

Safety: A


 

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.  Proverbs 7:17

He Was Wounded For Our Transgressions

There are two plants referred to as aloes in the Bible. One is a rich, fragrant resin formed in the heartwood of the aquilaria tree, in response to a natural parasite, fungal, or mold attack. Burying the logs, the outer part decays while the inner, saturates with this resin. The tree may also be deliberately wounded to make it susceptible to attack. Thus, the fungus and decomposition process can take over several hundred years to produce, making it one of the most rare and expensive oils.

In Isaiah 53:5, Isaiah prophesied of the Messiah’s crucifixion, saying,

But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Deliberately wounded for our disobedience of the law, Yeshua took our punishment so that we could be reconciled to God and walk again in the fullness of God.


The second is lign aloes mentioned in Balaam’s blessing for Israel. Numbers 24:6 says,

“As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river’s side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, [and] as cedar trees beside the waters.

The Arabic word for aloes in this verse means little tents, derived from the triangular shape of the capsules from the lign aloes trees, and its resin emits this fragrant spice. These little tents refer to a tent on the housetop a place of intimacy or bridal tent. It was a common practice in the Middle East to build a small honeymoon suit on the rooftop of a house. 2 Samuel 16:22 tells how they spread a tent on the top of the house for Absalom.

After the betrothal ceremony in ancient Israel, the bridegroom left the bride’s home and returned to his father’s house to prepare for his wedding day. Before departing, he made a special promise to his bride: I go and prepare a place for you and when it is ready, I will return for you. During this time of separation, the groom built a bridal chamber or tent attached to his father’s house, while the bride gathered her trousseau and made herself ready for his return.

Like an Israeli bridegroom,Yeshua comforts His disciples with these same words before He returns to His Father’s house, spoken in the ancient Jewish rite in John 14:1-2:

Let not your heart be troubled… In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

He reaffirms His followers that He will come to sequester us into the bridal tent He has made ready for His bride.