Holy Anointing Oil Recipe

The Holy Anointing recipe is found the Bible in Exodus 30:23. It is described with the following ingredients:

Myrrh “five hundred shekels” (about 1 gallon)
Cinnamon “two hundred and fifty shekels”
Calamus “two hundred and fifty shekels”
Cassia “five hundred shekels”
Olive Oil “an hin” (about 1 1/3 gallons)

Be sure to read Exodus 30:31-33 – the warning.

“And though shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations. Upon man’s flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition after it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you. Whoseoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.”

Keep in mind, the ingredients contained in the Holy Anointing Oil are different than essential oils used today. In converting the recipe with oils, here is a variation. In order to take the proportions of these biblical essential oils down in size, try this smaller version.

50 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
25 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
25 drops Calamus Essential Oil
50 drops Cassia Essential Oil
65 drops Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This holy, precious anointing oil was to sanctify the tabernacle, the ark of the testimony, the table and all vessels, the candlestick and vessels, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and vessels, the laver and foot. It was also used to anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them as priests.

To be used safely on the skin, the above mix aught to be diluted further with a carrier oil in a 1:4 ratio.