Biblical References for Essential Oils

 

Biblical References for Essential Oils

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Cinnamomum verum
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: C (See Below for more information)
Color: Golden Brown
Strength of Aroma: Thin to Medium
CAUTION: Non-toxic; it is capable of causing sensitivity particularly with mucous membranes. Use in proper dilution and avoid during pregnancy.

Biblical References: Exodus 30:23, Proverbs 7:17, Song of Solomon 4:14, Revelation 18:13

Hebrew Word: Strongs #7076, qinnamown {kin-naw-mone’}
Meaning: 1) cinnamon, 1a) fragrant bark used as spice. Origin: from an unused root (meaning to erect).

Cypress Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: A
Color: Pale Yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium
CAUTION: Non-toxic; avoid during pregnancy.

Biblical References: Isaiah 44:14

Hebrew Word: Strongs #8645 tirzah {teer-zaw’}
Meaning: 1) a type of tree, 1a) perhaps the cypress, holm-tree, 1b) meaning very dubious.

Frankincense Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Boswellia Frereana
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: A
Color: Pale Yellow Green
Strength of Aroma: Strong
CAUTION: Frankincense oil is non-toxic and non-irritant and could be used by most people.

Biblical References: Exodus 30:34, Leviticus 2:1, Leviticus 2:2, Leviticus 2:15, Leviticus 2:16, Leviticus 5:11, Leviticus 6:15, Leviticus 24:7, Numbers 5:15, 1 Chronicles 9:29, Nehemiah 13:5, Nehemiah 13:9, Song of Solomon 3:6, Song of Solomon 4:6, Song of Solomon 4:14, Matthew 2:11, Revelation 18:13.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #3828 lebownah {leb-o-naw’}
Meaning: 1) frankincense, 1a) a white resin burned as fragrant incense used in compounding the holy incense.

Galbanum Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Ferula Galbaniflua
Country of Origin: Turkey
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: A
Color: Colorless to Pale Yellow or Pale olive Yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium
CAUTION: Use well diluted and avoid during pregnancy.

Biblical References: Exodus 30:34.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #2464 chelbenah {khel-ben-aw’}
Meaning: 1) galbanum, 1a) a kind of resin or gum, ingredient of the holy incense.

Hyssop Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Hyssopus officinalis
Country of Origin: Slovenja
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: F, I, J, L
Color: Pale Yellow Green
Strength of Aroma: Sweetly medicinal
CAUTION: Contains pinocamphone and should be used in moderation. Avoid during pregnancy. If suffering from epilepsy, do not use Hyssop.

Biblical References: Exodus 12:22, Leviticus 14:4, Leviticus 14:6, Leviticus 14:49, Leviticus 14:51, Leviticus 14:52, Numbers 19:6, Numbers 19:18, 1 Kings 4:33, Psalm 51:7, John 19:29, Hebrews 9:19.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #231 ‘ezowb {ay-zobe’}
Meaning: 1) hyssop, a plant used for medicinal and religious purposes.

Myrrh Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Commiphora myrrha
Country of Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Solvent
Safety: A, D
Color: Dark Brown
Strength of Aroma: Medium
CAUTION: Myrrh can be possibly toxic in high concentrations, and should not be used during pregnancy.

Biblical References: Genesis 37:25, Genesis 43:11, Genesis 43:11, Exodus 30:23, Esther 2:12, Psalm 45:8, Proverbs 7:17, Song of Solomon 1:13, Song of Solomon 3:6, Song of Solomon 4:6, Song of Solomon 4:14, Song of Solomon 5:1, Song of Solomon 5:5, Song of Solomon 5:13, Matthew 2:11, Mark 15:23, John 19:39.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #4753 mowr {more}
Meaning: 1) myrrh, 1a) an Arabian gum from the bark of a tree, used in sacred oil and in perfume.

Myrtle Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Myrtus communis
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: A
Color: Pale yellow to orange essential oil
Strength of Aroma: Medium
CAUTION: None known.

Biblical References: Nehemiah 8:15, Isaiah 41:19, Isaiah 55:13, Zechariah 1:8, Zechariah 1:10, Zechariah 1:11.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #1918 hadac {had-as’}
Meaning: 1) myrtle (tree).

Onycha Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Styrax benzoin
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Solvent (food grade) extraction
Safety: A
Color: Golden brown
Strength of Aroma: Medium
CAUTION: No known toxicity.

Biblical References: Exodus 30:34.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #7827 shecheleth {shekh-ay’-leth}
Meaning: 1) onycha, 1a) an ingredient used in the holy incense. Origin: apparently from the same as 07826 through some obscure idea, perhaps that of peeling off by concussion of sound.

Rose of Sharon Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Cistus Ladanifer
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Safety: A
Color: Sticky Dark Brown
Strength of Aroma: Strong
CAUTION: Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy.

Biblical References: Song of Solomon 2:1.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #2261, Meaning: 1) meadow-saffron, crocus, rose.

Spikenard Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Country of Origin: Nepal
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: K
Color: Pale Golden Yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium-Strong
CAUTION: Spikenard should be avoided during pregnancy.

Biblical References: Song of Solomon 1:12, Song of Solomon 4:13, Song of Solomon 4:14.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #5373 nerd {nayrd}
Meaning: 1) spikenard, nard, 1a) an odoriferous aromatic plant from India.

Lavender French Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Lavandula dentata
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: A
Color: Pale yellow with a tint of green
Strength of Aroma: Strong
CAUTION: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.

Biblical References: Mark 14:3, John 12:3.

Greek Word: Strongs #3487 nardos {nar’dos}
Meaning: 1) nard, the head or spike of a fragrant East Indian plant belonging to the genus Valerianna, which yields a juice of delicious odor which the ancients used (either pure or mixed) in the preparation of a most precious ointment, 2) nard oil or ointment.

Ancient Greek word for Lavender, not to be confused with the Spikenard mentioned in Song of Solomon.

Mint (Peppermint Japanese) Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Mentha arvensis
Country of Origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: A
Color: Pale off white to light yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
CAUTION: Peppermint Japanese can be sensitizing due to the menthol content.

Biblical References: Mathew 23:23, Luke 11:42.

Greek Word: Strongs #2238 heduosmon {hay-doo’-os-mon}
Meaning: 1) sweet smelling, garden mint, 1a) a kind of small odoriferous herb, with which the Jews used to scatter on the floors of their houses and synagogues.

Lemon Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Citrus Limonum
Country of Origin: Italy
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Safety: G
Color: A light yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
CAUTION: Non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation. Lemon is also phototoxic and should be avoided prior to exposure to direct sunlight.

Biblical References: Leviticus 23:40.

Hebrew Word: 1926 hadar {haw-dawr’}
Meaning: 1) ornament, splendor, honor, 1a) ornament, 1b) splendor, majesty, 1c) honor, glory.

Aloes/Pomegranate Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Aquilaria agallocha
Country of Origin: Assam, India
Extraction Method: CO2 Extraction
Safety: A
Strength of Aroma: Soft

Pomegranate: Punica granatum
Safety: K
Strength of Aroma: Soft

Biblical References: Numbers 24:6, Psalm 45:8, Proverbs 7:17, Song of Solomon 4:14, John 19:39.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #0174 ‘ahaliym {a-haw-leem’}
Meaning: 1) aloes, aloe tree, 1a) aloe tree.

Pomegranate Biblical References: Exodus 28:34, Exodus 39:26, 1 Samuel 14:2, Song of Solomon 4:3, Song of Solomon 6:7, Song of Solomon 8:2, Joel 1:12, Haggai 2:19, Exodus 28:33, Exodus 39:24, Exodus 39:25, Numbers 13:23, Numbers 20:5, Deuteronomy 8:8, 1 Kings 7:18, 1 Kings 7:20, 1 Kings 7:42, 2 Kings 25:17, 2 Chronicles 3:16, 2 Chronicles 4:13, Song of Solomon 4:13, Song of Solomon 6:11, Song of Solomon 7:12, Jeremiah 52:22, Jeremiah 52:23.

Cassia Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Cinnamomum cassia
Country of Origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Safety: B
Color: Dark Brown
Strength of Aroma: Strong
CAUTION: Dermal Irritant, Sensitizer; avoid if pregnant.

Biblical References: Exodus 30:24, Psalm 45:8, Ezekiel 27:19.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #6916 qiddah {kid-daw’}
Meaning: 1) a spice cassia.

Hebrew Word: #7102 qetsiy`ah {kets-ee-aw’}
Meaning: 1) cassia, 1a) a spice; a powdered bark like cinnamon.

Cedarwood, Atlas Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Cedrus atlantica
Country of Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Safety: A
Color: Light Golden, Yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
CAUTION: Non-toxic, non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.

Biblical References: Leviticus 14:4, Leviticus 14:6, Leviticus 14:49, Leviticus 14:51, Leviticus 14:52, Numbers 19:6, Numbers 24:6, 2 Samuel 5:11, 2 Samuel 7:2, 2 Samuel 7:7, 1 Kings 4:33, 1 Kings 5:6, 1 Kings 5:8, 1 Kings 5:10, 1 Kings 6:9, 1 Kings 6:10, 1 Kings 6:15, 1 Kings 6:16, 1 Kings 6:18, 1 Kings 6:20, 1 Kings 6:36, 1 Kings 7:2, 1 Kings 7:3, 1 Kings 7:7, 1 Kings 7:12, 1 Kings 9:11, 2 Kings 14:9, 2 Kings 19:23, 1 Chronicles 22:4, 2 Chronicles 1:15, 2 Chronicles 2:8, 2 Chronicles 9:27, 2 Chronicles 25:18, Ezra 3:7, Job 40:17, Psalm 92:12, Song of Solomon 1:17, Song of Solomon 8:9, Isaiah 41:19, Jeremiah 22:14, Jeremiah 22:15, Ezekiel 17:3, Ezekiel 17:22, Ezekiel 17:23, Ezekiel 27:24, Ezekiel 31:3, Zephaniah 2:14, Zechariah 11:2.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: CO2 Extraction
Color: Reddish Brown
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
Safety: C
CAUTION: Cinnamon Bark essential oil can be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes particularly in large doses. It should always be used in dilution.

Biblical References: Exodus 30:23, Proverbs 7:17, Song of Solomon 4:14, Revelation 18:13.

Hebrew Word: Strongs #7076 qinnamown {kin-naw-mone’}
Meaning: 1) cinnamon, 1a) fragrant bark used as spice. Origin: from an unused root (meaning to erect).

SAFETY RATINGS
We use only essential oils that have been obtained from a highly-reputable company that have a safety code to identify additional safety precautions for each essential oil.

A: Generally considered safe.

B: Skin Irritant (strong) and mucous membrane irritant (moderate). Restrict level of use in products.

C: Skin and mucous membrane irritant. Dilution required.

D: Oil may cause skin irritation in people with very sensitive skin or damaged skin, or can cause and allergic reaction.

E: Very sensitizing allergen which could cause dermatitis. Use caution.

F: Oil should be used in moderation due to toxicity levels

G: Photosensitivity – direct exposure to sunlight after use could cause dermatitis.

H: Hazardous oral toxin.

I: Avoid if you have high blood pressure.

J: Avoid if you have epilepsy.

K: No formal testing.

L: Avoid if you have diabetes.

Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.

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