Oils of Ancient Scripture

History teaches us so much
about essential oils and how we can use them.
Let's learn about the 10 oils mentioned in the Holy Bible
and how they were used in ancient times.
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And there came also Nicodemus which at the first came to Jesus by night and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.  John 19:39

75-100 pounds of aloes and myrrh would cost about $150,000 - $200,000 in today's currency!

This clearly shows how precious sandalwood and myrrh were in Biblical times.


All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad. Psalms 45:7-8

Cassia is in the cinnamon family and is more potent than cinnamon!


The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted
Psalm 104:16

Solomon built his temple and his palace – his home – out of the Cedars of Lebanon.


Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.  Genesis 6:14

It is believed that Noah may have built the ark from cypress wood which was also called gopher wood.


And when they were 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, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11

During Biblical times, frankincense was known as the "cure all."


Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.     Psalm 51:7

Hyssop means "holy herb" in Hebrew.


And the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense.  Exodus 30:34

Myrrh was also called stacte in the Bible.


Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier 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 55:13
In the original Hebrew, Esther was translated Hadassah which means Myrtle. She received the name of Esther later.


And the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy; And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.  Exodus 30:34-36

During Biblical times, onycha was used as an ointment to heal skin wounds.


I am the Rose of Sharon and the lily of the valleys.  Song of Solomon 2:1

Although called Rose of Sharon in the Bible, it was different from the shrub that grows in the US.

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