I have been using the application of essential oils for over 20 years and have seen some powerful healing take place. When I first started using the oils, I used some you might be familiar with that are the anointing oils of the Bible, frankincense and myrrh. I also used a mix of different oils that help bring the energy levels of the body up to a frequency that would promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself. These were designed for specific emotional release that I sensed my client was in need of. These oils are therapeutic grade oils. Many oils are perfume grade, which does not have the therapeutic qualities that I looked for when working with my clients.
Plants have played a vital role in the spiritual, physical well being of man kind. Earliest records in caves show the use of oils. The oils are more potent than the use of the whole herb. In Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians have been using essential oils for thousands of years. In Egypt, essential oils were used in the embalming process and well preserved oils were found in alabaster jars in King Tut’s tomb. Egyptian temples were dedicated to the production and blending of the oils and recipes were recorded on the walls in hieroglyphics. Hippocrates, the father of medicine recommended the use of oils in bath and massage will keep one healthy.
Biblical Anointing Oils
In scripture, the use of some form of oil or aromatic is mentioned more than a hundred times: Oils such as cypress, spikenard, hyssop, myrrh, frankincense and cedar-wood. In the book of Leviticus, the priest was to put some anointing oil on the person to be cleansed. It actually states to put the oil on the person’s right ear, right hand’s thumb, and the big toe of his right foot. That always confused me as to why those particular points. I always figured it had to do with hearing, doing, and moving. I have since learned that with scientific understanding of reflexology and the points of the body, these are associated with the emotional and feeling centers of the right brain. The right ear represents the mother and father wounds. The right thumb deals with emotional blocks to acquiring knowledge and fears of the unknown, while the right big toe has to do with healing addictions, compulsive behaviors and bad habits. Wow!
At Jesus’ birth, the wise men brought expensive oils of frankincense and myrrh. I always tell people that Jesus was not poor. He had a trust fund at birth of gold and costly oils and he wore garments without seams, which referred to wealth. Well, that’s another story.
Remember the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive oil? And in the books of Mark and Matthew she poured the oil on Jesus’ head. One of the disciples complained because of the expense of the oil–very costly and precious. This isn’t olive oil!
A man named James encouraged sick believers to call the elders of the church and have them pray and anoint the sick person with oil in the name of the Lord, and said the prayer of faith will raise the sick person up. Remember there was already a standard for the use of fragrant oils mixed with olive oil from Leviticus. Jesus also being familiar with the use of essential oils sent his disciples out to cast out demons and anoint people with oil.
Frankincense biblically was used to restore the body, mind and spirit.
It is now used on tumors, immune system.
Properties: anti-depressant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-tumoral, immune stimulant.
Use on scar tissue to break it up.
Used in incense in the temple, the tabernacle of meeting, & The Testimony
French medicinal purposes: asthma, depression, ulcers.
Frequency is high (spiritual)
Myrrh was one of the most desired and expensive oils in the world even 2000 years before Jesus was born. It was used as an incense in religious rituals and in embalming.
French Medicinal purposes: for bronchitis, diarrhea, hyperthyroidism, stretch marks, thrush, ulcers and viral hepatitis.
Frequency emotional and spiritual: approximately 105MHz.
12 Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.
Hyssop was used for purification in scripture both literally and figuratively.
Anti-asthmatic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antiviral, antiseptic, decongestant.
Stimulates creativity and meditation, promotes centering.
Spikenard was highly prized in the Middle East during the time of Jesus. And in Song of Solomon it is mentioned a few times as a pleasant fragrance.
Allegies, candida, flatulent indigestion, insomnia, menstrual difficulties, migraine, nausea, rashes, staph infections, stress, tension and wounds that will not heal. It causes physiological balance and regeneration.
Others listed in Exodus 30:22-27
Cassia – antibacterial, anti-coagulant, anti-infectious, and antimicrobial.
Calamus – anti bacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, -was highly regarded as an aromatic stimulant and a tonic for the digestive tract.
Cinnamon – Powerful purifier, oxygenator, enhances other oils, stimulating and toning effect, especially circulatory system, and is anti-bacterial, antiseptic and antispasmodic.