Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

History of Essential Oils

Read about the history of using the anointing oils from the Bible.

Anointing Oils Of The Bible

According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using oils thousands of years before the time of Christ. Biblical prophets used essential oils as a protection for their bodies against disease. The three wise men brought the oils of frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child. Hyssop was used for cleansing. 

Frankincense, Myrrh, & Hyssop

The legendary Anointing oils of Frankincense and Myrrh hearkens to an era when the sacred oils were treasured by kings and sovereigns and were more highly esteemed than gold. Two millennia ago, the Magi came to Bethlehem and presented the Christ child with the most precious goods known to the ancient world: Frankincense, myrrh and gold.


Frankincense was also prized as a holy anointing oil throughout antiquity and today is esteemed for its immune supportive properties.                                                                                        


Myrrh, a dark rich earthy aromatic, was the principal ingredient in the sacred anointing oil of the Jews. As both an incense and an oil, Myrrh was prized by the ancients. Today Myrrh is highly regarded for its soothing and restorative effects to the skin. 


Hyssop was used for cleansing back in Moses' time. Psalms51:7 states "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean". 

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