Easter time seems the perfect time to share about mystical and magical Oils of Ancient Scripture™!
The Young LIving Biblical Oils kit contains 10 essential oils from Biblical times. These sacred oil aromas support you in feelings of heightened awareness during prayer and meditation.
The essential oils found in the Oils of Ancient Scripture Collection were used in ancient times as a first resource for wellness. There are many Bible verses that reference essential oils, as oils were used for anointing and holy incense. Enjoy learning more about each of these precious oils.
Cassia was a key ingredient in the incense used in temple worship.
Cassia essential oil is closely related to Cinnamon Bark and shares many of the same cleansing properties, making it a great option to diffuse or incorporate in home cleaning solutions.
All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.Psalms 45:8
The cedars of Lebanon were acclaimed for their durability and used to build Solomon’s famous temple.
Cedarwood essential oil has a calming and soothing aroma, and it promotes the appearance of healthy skin, hair, and scalp when applied topically.
He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also spoke about animals and birds, reptiles and fish.1 Kings 4:33
Cistus (Rose of Sharon)
This rock rose has a sweet, honey-like scent and may be the flower referred to as the Rose of Sharon.
Considered a spiritual oil, it can be used to support self-awareness and reflection while meditating.
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.Song of Solomon 2:1
This oil is extracted from the cypress tree, which has wood so durable that the cypress doors of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica show no sign of decay even after 1,200 years.
Cypress essential oil has a clean, evergreen aroma that can be used aromatically to create an ambience of security and grounding. Applied topically, it has benefits for skin, hair, and scalp.
He cut down cedars, or perhaps took a cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.Isaiah 44:14
The Hebrew word for frankincense, levonah, is used in the Bible 22 times, and frankincense is one of the most recognized substances in scripture.
Frankincense has been used in religious rituals for over 3,000 years. It has been known to enhance immunological function, beautify skin, and increase spiritual awareness.
Who is this coming out of the wilderness Like pillars of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all the merchant’s fragrant powders?Song of Solomon 3:6
Biblical references to this plant indicate that it was likely used in practices and rituals intended to purify and cleanse.
Hyssop essential oil has a slightly sweet scent and was considered a sacred oil in ancient Egypt, Israel, and Greece. Its fragrant scent stimulates creativity and meditation.
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.Psalms 51:7
One of the key ingredients in Moses’s holy anointing oil, myrrh was highly regarded by Biblical figures such as David and Solomon.
Myrrh essential oil has an earthy aroma that can enhance prayer, meditation, and spiritual practices when diffused. Applied topically, it is known to beautify, cleanse, and moisturize the skin, making it a great addition to your skin care routine.
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.Proverbs 7:17
Sukkot, commonly translated as the Feast of Tabernacles, includes myrtle branches in its ceremony.
Myrtle essential oil has an invigorating aroma with properties that can help beautify and enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
And that they should proclaim this word and spread it throughout their towns and in Jerusalem: “Go out into the hill country and bring back branches from olive and wild olive trees, and from myrtles, palms and shade trees, to make temporary shelters”—as it is written.Nehemiah 8:15
Onycha was an ingredient in the “pure and holy” perfume or incense the Lord commanded Moses to make.
Onycha essential oil has a calming, vanilla aroma and is known as pure and holy, uplifting the spirit when used as incense or perfume.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha and galbanum—and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred.”Exodus 30:34-35
Sacred Sandalwood (Aloes)
Believed to be obtained from fragrant sandalwood, aloes were a gift Nicodemus brought to Jesus.
Sacred Sandalwood essential oil creates a grounding, sacred aroma that can be diffused or inhaled to enhance greater self- awareness or applied topically to promote the appearance of youthful, glowing skin.
He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.John 19:39
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