Introduction to Healing with Oil

Introduction to Healing with Oil

 

Twelve of the most highly-praised fragrances are presented in Holy Scripture.  These include: Spikenard, Galbanum, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cypress, Cedarwood, Aloes/Sandalwood, Rose of Sharon, Cassia, Hyssop, Onycha, and Myrtle.  While some perfumers have used these names to label their own formulas, we will only be discussing the attributes of the biblical oils that are pure, therapeutic grade essential oils from all over the world. 

Aromatic plants, herbs and oils have been used for incense, perfume, culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years by many cultures.  The Bible mentions over 33 species of fragrant plants with over 1,035 references to essential oils and/or plants in the Old and New Testaments. 

During biblical times, essential oils were inhaled, applied to the body, and taken internally in which the benefits extended to every aspect of their being: physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.  David alluded to this in Psalm 51:7 when he wrote, “Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”  People of the Holy Land understood the use of essential oils in maintaining wellness and physical healing, as well as the oils’ ability to enhance their spiritual state in worship, prayer and confession, and for cleansing and purification from sin.  

For more information about biblical essential oils and how to use them, please visit Rebecca’s website, http://www.HealWithOil.com.