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/Cinnamon, Hyssop, Onycha, and Myrtle. While some perfumers have used these names to label their own formulas, only the attributes of the biblical oils that are pure, therapeutic grade essential oils from all over the world will be discussed.
Aromatic plants, herbs and oils have been used for incense, perfume, culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years by many cultures. Since ancient times, spices and oils have been an integral part of the Hebraic culture. 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.
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. 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.
Essential oils can be emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically healing and transform diseased tissue into thriving, healthy cells. Discover their benefits and how to walk in divine health.