Galbanum Essential Oil – An Ancient Ingredient in the Holy Incense (Temple Incense)

Galbanum was esteemed for its medicinal and spiritual properties as mentioned in Exodus 30:34.  Egyptian papyri as well as ancient Roman historians record use of Galbanum for its antispasmodic, diuretic, and pain relieving properties. In Hebrew, Galbanum is Chelbenah. The Hebraic root is Cheleb, which means the fat or the richest part and Chalab, which means milk. Of the animal sacrifices in Scripture, the fat was reserved for God and burned as a soothing aroma to Him (Genesis 4:4, Leviticus 3:14-16).

Are Essential Oils Flammable?

Essential Oils We use them, we love them, and if you are like me, can hardly live without them. They are the components in our perfumes, bathing soaps, and shampoos that give them fragrance. Essential oils are a part of our daily lives; if you take a deep breath right now, you may be inhaling…

Can You Be Sensitive to Essential Oils?

Are we Sensitive to Essential Oils? Recently, a friend of mine, a new user of essential oils, called in a panic to tell me to check my phone. When I did there was a picture of her face swollen with red blotches. “What happened?” I asked. She stated it was a reaction to something she…

Natural Skincare and Essential Oils

In today’s society, we all want to look and feel our best. Aside from finding the right products for our skin, it is important to know that it is not only what we put on our bodies that affects our skin, but what we put into our body that will ultimately affect the skin. There are many…

Energetic Body

The Energetic Body and Essential Oils

Meridians are energy highways in the body. They have beginnings and ends and flow in certain directions in the body (Tooley, 2015). “Along the meridian pathways are acupoints or ‘holes’ which allow access to the meridian. There are 12 major meridians, one for each organ and two channels on the front and back midline of the body. Each meridian has its own set of points and they flow one to another throughout the entire surface of the physical body creating uninterrupted vertical flows of energy.(4)”.