Oils of Ancient Scripture

Cistus is in ImmuPower that contains oils that support a healthy immune system.

We are still called to anoint with oils. James 5:14 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.

It is steam distilled from gum/resin. Ancient uses fixative to prolong the life of fragrances of perfumes & ointments, used on umbilical cords, oral hygiene, inhaled during labor, and to make your outdoor environment comfortable.

Mentioned 25 times in the Bible; in 8 books of the Bible.

Derived from Latin, the word means chaste beauty. Steam distilled from leaves, Myrtle has a clear, fresh scent, similar to eucalyptus.

In 1922 when King Tuts tomb was discovered, there were many jars of oil in his tomb that could hold 122 liters of oil, all of which had been stolen but the gold had not been! The robbers literally chose the oils over the gold, showing how valuable they were at the time. The ancient Egyptians were masters of using essential oils. Many hieroglyphics on the walls of Egyptian temples depict the blending of oils and describe numerous oil recipes.

Rub frankincense essential oil on the bottom of your feet to help alleviate nervous energy and support the immune system

Myrrh makes a big appearance in the book of Esther. To be prepared as a bride for the King, Esther (Es-Tur) massaged with the oil of myrrh for six months. Emotionally, this oil provides a feeling of security, well being and balance. Since Esther was an orphan, perhaps preparing herself with this oil for so long helped to heal some of those emotional wounds before she got married. (Esther 2:12)

Genesis 6:14: So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.

Hyssop is in ImmuPower, which supports a healthy immune system, and Relieve It, which can help for occasional body soreness. Hyssop is also great for overall emotional health.

So, Im going to walk you through that Seed to Seal process.

And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmelites (Ish-male-lights) came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

Exodus 12:22 22: Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. (Passover; very protective oil)

Song of Solomon 2:1: I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of valleys.

Properties of Essential Oils

So there you have it! The 10 Oils of Ancient Scripture. Which one would you like to try first?

Plants are not only fundamental for our planet, they are intimately tied to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of people since the beginning of time.

Always mix with a carrier oil since this is a hot oil and can cause skin irritations.

This oil has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and is high in sesquiterpenes 90%! Its used extensively in perfumes because of its rich and sweet fragrance. It is steam distilled from the bark of the Sandalwood tree.

Young Livings Exodus II Essential Oil blend contains all four of the essential oils in the original recipe plus a few more for good measure.

Psalm 45: 8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.

Psalm 45:8: All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia (CASH AH); from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.

Cypress essential oil has a herbal, piney aroma promotes a sense of security and grounding. It is stabilizing and helpful for calming angry emotions. It   and is also beneficial for oily or problematic skin. And can be invigorating when applied to tired or sluggish legs.

It has soft, fruity smell with honey overtones. It is calming and uplifting oil that stimulates the five senses.

This is actually from the frankincense family and its steam distilled from a resin. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records from an ancient Egyptian list of prescriptions and recipes. It was also listed in Hildegards medicine, a book written by a highly regarded herbalist. It contains sesquiterpenes (ses-qua-tur-pains), which stimulate emotions.

When Jesus sent out his disciples, they relied on oils as well In Mark 6:12, its reported that they went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

These do come in a very special kit from Young Living. It contains the 10 most significant oils found in the Bible. This kit is designed to help you savor and enjoy the beautiful aromas and intriguing histories of these precious , pure essential oils.

And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

To purchase this oil by itself, it is now available as Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, and still has that rich, sweet, warm, and woody aroma that is sensual and romantic. The S. paniculatum tree is native to and found only on the island of Hawaii, where Young Living has a partner farm that practices sustainable reforestation farming management principles. Used traditionally as incense in religious ceremonies and for meditation, this oil is uplifting and relaxing. It is valued in skin care for its moisturizing and normalizing properties. It is a beautiful addition for skin care, aftershave, and perfume. Very popular in synthetic colognes because women love the smell! Sandalwood is calming and emotionally balancing and is used for stress and unwinding. It is in several Young Living oil blends including Brain Power, Gathering, and Inspiration.

Isaiah 55:13: Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier (Bry-er) shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 14:8: Indeed the cypress trees rejoice over you, And the cedars of Lebanon, Saying, Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us.

Then the Lord said to Moses, Take fragrant spicesgum resin, onycha (on ee ka) and galbanum and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, (35) and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred. (36) Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you. (37) Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the Lord. (38) Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from their people.

46 Then Moses said to Aaron, Take your censer and put incense in it, along with burning coals from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the Lord; the plague has started. 47 So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. 48 He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.

Supports feelings of well-being, some like to use as a perfume. It is high in antioxidants with a 15,170 on the ORAC chart

Later, in the book of Numbers, we learn by Aaron burning this incense along with prayer and intercession and it helped stop a plague that had killed nearly 15,000.

One thing thats good to know is that essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, so you do have to do your own research to make sure youre buying a truly pure oil. Their only requirement is that 5% of the oil be pure therapeutic grade oil for it to be called, pure, therapeutic grade. Companies are allowed to add fillers, water, synthetic chemicals and more!

Its also the most popular and most mentioned oil in the Bible, mentioned 157 times. For good reason this oil is a fixative one, meaning that it helps other oils to hold their fragrances. It was used as a preservative. It was included in the Holy Incense and Holy Anointing oil recipes why? Because it was a preserver. And it smells so good!

Here are some other supportive Scriptures:

Next, all the plants are organically grown beyond certified organic standards (composting, total sustainable farming), so no pesticides or herbicides are used. The weed control is literally done by hand! And this is perhaps most important of all, and something a lot of companies skip the plants are harvested at the appropriate time of year when they are fully mature and contain the most constituents.

And when they have come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Leviticus 8:10-12 10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it, and so consecrated them.11 He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar and all its utensils and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them. 12 He poured some of the anointing oil on Aarons head and anointed him to consecrate him.

If youre interested, 500 Shekels is about 12.5 lbs, and a hin is 1 gallon. So this recipe made up about 24 quarts of oil! You can imagine the cost of this oil blend! You can also see that this is a strong oil! Because of the chemical components of this oil would have been excellent disinfectant, boosting the priests immunity as they were exposed to disease and handling animals daily. It was also supposed to cleanse the spirit. This blend was also put on wafers and unleavened bread and eaten, which shows that essential oils were used topically and internally.

And finally oil was used for anointing and healing.

Essential oils are nothing new. Historically, essential oils are the oldest known form of medicine, dating back to 4,500 B.C.

In fact, they are the oldest form of medicine, dating back to 4,500 BC! They were used in religious rituals, for health and wellness, for skin, prayer, anointing, meditation, prayer and so much more!

God says: Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. Then use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand. You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy. Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. Say to the Israelites, This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come. Do not pour it on anyone elses body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred. Whoever makes perfume like it and puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from their people.

Numbers 16:46-50 New International Version (NIV)

The incense was burned in the temples day and night without ceasing

Quick History lesson essential oils, even though trendy, are nothing new!

Inhale frankincense essential oil after lunch to spiritually refocus.

All of the oils are bottled with care and labeled at our warehouse in Spanish Fork, Utah. And last, Young Living owns its own farms, unlike most other companies. They control the entire process at each farm. Anyone is welcome to visit farms and view distilleries. Young Living is a full disclosure company!

Cedarwood is from the Pine family and we steam distill the bark to get the oil. It has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Egyptians used this oil to embalm the dead and it was used in traditional medicine and incense in Tibet. Its also the highest in sesquiterpenes (ses-qua-tur-pains) (a whooping 98%) and stimulates positive emotions.

John 19:39: And there came also Nicodemus which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight.

Onycha oil also can cleanse and purify the spirit. It helps to promote feelings of liberation and freedom.

Young Living was founded in 1993 and is the oldest, most trusted essential oil company in the world. Young Living has 21+ years of research and experience and is the only company that has the Seed to Seal® guarantee. Our guarantee is the heart of our commitment to purity and authenticity. You deserve products that are genuine, free of synthetic chemicals, and of unmatched purity, and that is what you get with the Young Living.

Young Living preserves the oils full range (hundreds to thousands) of chemical constituents by using low­ temperature steam distillation. The proper part of the plant is distilled, without any chemicals, and only done once. What does that mean? Young Living Oils are first distillation only. Think of making coffee. The first cup is rich, dark and very tasty. If you keep those same grounds in the coffee maker and run the water back over them, that second cup would be watered down and brown, but might still taste okay. Do it again and again and soon enough, you have nasty brown water. Young Living distills plant matter one time and then composts it, like that first cup of coffee!

It is one of the most frequently mentioned healing oils of the Bible. Its directly named 22 times. But we also see 54 references to holy incense, which I mentioned earlier, which included Frankincense in its recipe. The name itself is the word incense translated in Greek and Hebrew.

Helpful for supporting ALL body systems like skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, nervous, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive and integumentary body systems as well as the structures and functions of the body. Our bodies recognize them as nutrients so they work synergistically with our bodies to bring health!

And finally, God Himself anoints Jesus In Hebrews 1:8-9, God says to Christ as He returns triumphantly to heaven, Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and God anoints Jesus with the oil of gladness.

(not pictured) In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.   Revelation 22:2 (KJV)


Cistus was first noticed by shepherds thousands of years ago. Sheep and goats grazing in the fields would pick up the gum of the shrub in their coats. Shepherds would notice the gum stuck in the wool of their sheep and would pull it off and use it to soothe the scratches and wounds on the animals.

So, Ive already shared the Exodus Holy Incense recipe but the most famous reference to Frankincense is in:

Ancient uses The doors of St Peters cathedral are 1200 years old and are made out of Cypress. They have no signs of aging which shows the durability of Cypress. The Island of Cypress is named after the tree the custom of planting Cypress trees in Mediterranean cemeteries symbolized life after death even today many cemeteries are graced with beautiful Cypress trees. Legend says the cross of Jesus was made of cypress wood. The Greek word Cypress means live forever.

Ancient uses spiritual cleansing, disinfecting temple instruments, cosmetics, skin issues, to stimulate the mind and emotional cleansing, used with various medicines, embalming. The cedars of Lebanon were used to build Solomons temple fragrant and long lasting.

Ancient uses religious ceremonies, purify from ritual uncleanliness. Myrtle Oil is supportive of the respiratory system, skin, hair and nails, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances including thyroid. It is also helpful for meditation and lifting the spirit. High in antioxidants and balancing of the female and male energies.

For so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women.

Onycha has a wonderful aroma of vanilla because it contains vanilla aldehyde, also found in the vanilla plant. When it is mixed with alcohol it is referred to as tincture of benzoin.

Modern uses calming and grounding, helps support healthy skin, stimulates calming and peaceful emotions, great to diffuse before bedtime or big events.

The purest, most potent form of an herb.

Ancient & Modern uses ingredient in Moses holy anointing oil. It is rich in biblical history and is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Ebers Papyrus dating from the 16th century BC. Historically, it was used for a natural remedy to support healthy immunity. Cassia is found in Young Livings oil blend Exodus II.

Ancient uses support lymphatic and cardiovascular system, calming the nerves, skin revitalization, aphrodisiac, meditation and prayer, and religious ceremonies and used in embalming. Was a treasured aromatic substance.

Genesis 12- And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

It was also one of the first and last oils to be received by Jesus, first at his birth and last at the cross where it was offered in wine just before he was crucified to numb the pain of crucifixion but he didnt take it.

Psalm 51:7 7: Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. (David, after he committed adultery)

This oil is one that is considered probably the most spiritual oil in the world, Frankincense. Its been used in religious ceremonies for thousands and thousands of years. Egyptian tradition considered Frankincense to be a cure-all. Ancient uses holy anointing oil, enhance meditation, transitioning to death, embalming, perfume, anoint newborn sons of kings & priests. This is why it was brought to Jesuss birth.

Benzoin tincture was used for over 200 years in hospitals prior to World War II as an antiseptic and historically was used for respiratory support.

In the story of creation, on the third day, is the first mention of plants and herbs in the Bible. In Genesis 1:11-12, we read:

Cistus essential oil is spiritual oil and has been used for centuries. It opens the third eye and oxygenates the brain. Calming and uplifting, it is helpful for finding emotional balance and in counseling. Historically it was used for respiratory support.

Some of these fragranced oils were to make incense.Todays incense is made with with cheap and toxic fragrance chemicals. In fact, some say people that todays incense should never be used in the presence of young children due to its dangers! But, ancient incense was very important and sacred.

It is the first oil to be mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 37:25 and the story of Joseph.

Dr. Pineal, a world known researcher of the uses of therapeutic essential oils, studied Myrtle for balancing glandular system and thyroid. Singers love this oil because it can clear their voice.

Leviticus 14:49: And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

Benzoin is a warm oil that may supports emotions and blistered, chapped and weathered skin.

Young Living uses its own internal labs, in addition to third-party audits, to verify that international purity and potency standards are met and surpassed. They complete 8 different tests on every batch of oil that is made.

Mentioned in the Bible 6 times. In Esther 2:7, Esther is referred to as Hadassah which is the Hebrew name for Myrtle!

Mentioned in the Bible several times. It was known as Aloe but the plant is what we now call Sandalwood.

It is also the last oil mentioned in the Bible, in Revelations 18:13:

Its earthy and woody aroma. A really fascinating oil that was very popular in biblical times and all about cleansing. It is steam distilled from stems and leaves.

Mentioned in the Bible over 50 times and its included in the Holy Anointing Oil recipe from Exodus.

Cypress leaves and branches were a source of medicinal oil from ancient Egypt. You can almost tell by smelling the oil how powerful it can be cleansing, clearing and supportive.

In Exodus 30:34-35, the Lord actually gives Moses a Holy Incense recipe

Onchya means nail, claw, hoof, and also onyx, a precious stone. The form onycha was perhaps chosen to avoid confusion with onyx, the stone. It is an essence thats extracted from the gum resin of a tree. Its spicy and hot aroma is soothing and calming.

in 1 Samuel 12-13: 12 Then the Lord said, Rise and anoint him; this is the one. 13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.

From the Laurel family. It is steam distilled from branches, leaves and petioles. While its aroma is similar to cinnamon, cassia is chemically and physically quite different. High in antioxidants. Also mentioned in Egyptians ancient medical records.

Hyssop is mentioned a dozen times in the Bible.

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it on Sauls head and kissed him, saying, Has not the Lord anointed you ruler over his inheritance?

Onycha essential oil was known as a cleanser, which was why it was part of the Holy Anointing recipe. It made sure the area used for sacrifices was free of disease, cleansed and purified.

It is calming to the emotions, wound cleansing, and supports healthy looking skin. It also stimulates the five senses: touch, feeling, hearing, sight and taste. Helps co-dependents find more balance.

Essential oils were used in China, India, Greek & Roman empires, and found in ancient scriptures from the Bible, Torah, and Koran. In fact, in the Bible, there are over 200 references to aromatics, incense and ointments referring to Frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, cassia, rosemary, hyssop and spikenard which were used for anointing and healing the sick. Daily applications of essential oils in biblical times were extensive. 36 of the 39 books of the Old Testament and 10 of the 27 books of the New Testament mention essential oils or the plants that produce them.

Rose of Sharon or Cistus essential Oil is found in the fertile plains between Jaffa and Mount Carmel in Israel. This area is known as Sharon, and because Cistus looks like a Rosetheres the name.

As you can see it wasnt only the oil that had the magic it was the combination of prayer, repentance, trust and faith in God and the protective oil.

Young Living uses the proper species of seed, the one that is most robust and will yield the highest potency of oil. This is very important for making a high-quality oil that works.

Ancient & modern uses immune support, spiritual cleansing it has been used to cleanse, purify and even to forgive sins. It has been used for meditation and rituals as well. It has a fresh, woody scent that is slightly sweet. Hyssop has an approximate ORAC of 209,167.

There are some mixed opinions on whether the fragrance oils were truly essential oils or olive oil that was heavily infused with different herbs and plants. Distillation pots have been found as early as 3500 B.C., so it would be possible but no one knows for sure. Regardless, the 12 oils that we talk about in this kit are important and sacred plants because they are mentioned in the Bible and they were used in concentrated form.

Genesis 11- And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Modern uses is a very powerful antioxidant and so healthy for the skin apply to cracked lips and fatigued skin. It is a helpful aid to meditation. Today, myrrh is widely used in oral hygiene products. Myrrh has a whopping ORAC of 3,193,813 (TE/L).

John 12:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

In Exodus, God also gives Moses a Holy Anointing Oil Recipe. Isnt it SO cool that God gave out recipes? ?

Available only in the 12 oils of ancient scripture kit. Do not diffuse, it may plug up the diffuser.

Along the bank of the river, on this side and that will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine. Ezekiel 47:12 (KJV)

The oil is extracted from the Boswellia tree. The tree needs to be at least 40 years old before you can extract 1 drop of oil from it. In Biblical times, 40 years was very significant as it symbolized one generation. It also grows in the toughest conditions usually in rocks. Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid (we suggest Googling that constituent) and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin especially on the face of those who are aging, and is excellent to use for massage after activity.

Exodus 30: 24 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive and hin.

Jesus mother Mary would have appreciated the gift of Myrrh as well since it was known to help women in postpartum with issues like stretched skin and stretch marks. It was also helpful to rub on the umbilical cord of the newborn to help the wound.

Nehemiah 8:15: And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.

Cistus has an approximate ORAC of 38,648.

They are the volatile oils of a plant, meaning they will evaporate, unlike a fatty oil. Essential oils are extracted from trees, shrubs, flowers and stems and seeds through a process of steam distillation. Sometimes they are called the life force of the plant because they protect the plant from drought, fungus, disease, and pests. Essential oils have a very, very long shelf life if cared for properly (keep away from heat and sunlight).


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