A Study of Biblical Essential Oils


Biblical essential oils are a large part of the historical information on the uses of aromatics. The Bible is a treasure trove of records where so much can be learned to apply to today.

There are over 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This gives us an incredible wealth of information as to how oils were used in ancient times as well as for what purposes.

Precious aromatics such as frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, cinnamon, cassia, rosemary, hyssop, and spikenard were used for anointing and healing sick people. The Bible lists an incident where an incense offering by Aaron (the priest) stopped a plaque. Jesus's feet were anointed with an essential oil ointment before his death.

Psalm 133:2 speaks of the sweetness of brethren dwelling together in unity. "It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments." And in Ecclesiastes 9:8, it refers to anointing and the overflowing abundance of precious oils. "Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment."

In Exodus, the Lord gave a recipe to Moses for a holy anointing oil. Be aware that along with the recipe also came a strong warning about using it. I have that recipe for you, included in the Easy Aromatherapy Recipe section.

This section will take you into an indepth study of each oil listed in the Scriptures, give the scripture references and discuss the healing properties of the essential oil as it relates to its biblical use.

As you study through, feel free to send me any incites you have in this area of biblical essential oils. My goal here is to make this as absolutely accurate as possible, so we can all learn and grow.

And take advantage of the links to recipes, the biblical recipe for anointing oil along with other precious ointment recipes. As The Scriptures are relevant to today, so are these recipes in scripture.



Make your own anointing oil. Click here for a recipe.

Shop at The Oil Shoppe for your biblical essential oils and blends.

Find out about Biblical Cedarwood essential oil here.
Find out about Biblical Frankincense oil here.
Learn about Myrrh oil according to Biblical record.