I can still recall walking into a dim lit room for a massage and becoming acutely aware of a pleasant almost calming odor in the air. It smelled so foreign to me, what is this fragrance? The aroma made me feel happy and relaxed all at the same time. There were several small machines throughout the spa shooting a beautifully smelling mist up and out into the air. You just can’t quite put your figure on what it is but you know the aroma is rich and uplifting. I have come to know these scents as eucalyptus, lavender, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood and so many more. The health benefits of applying and inhaling these precious oils is priceless to our mind, body and spirit.
Aroma therapy has become more popular today than ever, as science has found that pure therapeutic-grade essential oils have an enormous benefits to our health. As I began to learn about the essential oils I realized there is a huge community of people who are just as fascinated by their healing properties as I am. People are getting back to basics and using the oils to heal themselves. These oils are not just used as Aroma therapy they are also used topically when diluted. I began researching and working with the oils. I realized that these healing oils dated back to Biblical times. The oils are mentioned over 200 times in the New and Old Testaments of the Bible. There are actually twelve essential oils mentioned in the Bible. They are: Calamus, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Juniper, Cassia, Cypress, Galbanum, Myrrh, Cedarwood, Fir, Hyssop, and Myrtle.
As a child I was taught the bible story of the three wise men bringing the baby Jesus the gift of Frankincense and Myrrh, as these oils were precious in those times. The baby Jesus was anointed with Spikenard, a spiritual oil used for relaxing, centering and grounding the body. It is used for conditions of the heart and the nervous system today. I did not realize how precious the oils are. These oils were more expensive than gold in Biblical times because the people knew that they held healing properties within them. Essential oils were used in ancient times for anointing, cleansing, medicines, ointments and aroma. I began researching the compounds of the oils and what they were used for. I learned that the oils are small, so they penetrate our skin rather quickly. Researching further I was reminded that the people applied oils to their feet in Biblical times. I discovered they did this because the pores of the feet are large and can absorb the oils easily. Once absorbed into the body the oils can last up to a week healing the body.
I love what Valerie Ann Worwood, author of “The complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy” has to say regarding the oils, she writes, “essential oils are one of the great untapped resources of the world. Here we have a system of natural help that is far more that a system of medicine that can prevent illness and alleviate symptoms. These extremely complex liquids are extracted from very specific species of plant life and are in harmony with people.”
energy of the oils Frankincense has become one of my favorite essential oils for its favorable aroma and its wealth of healing properties. During Biblical times this oil was valued more than gold. My research lead me to purchase 100% pure Frankincense oil from the Boswellia sacra tree. I have not been disappointed. Frankincense is tapped from these trees by stripping the bark and extracting the resin to be used in various ways. The oil comes from the Arabian Peninsula, Oman, Yemen and Somalia. Frankincense, known for its healing powers since the time of Christ helps with allergies, insect bites, bronchitis, cancer, respiratory infections, diphtheria, headaches, hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, inflammation, stress, tonsillitis, typhoid and warts.
This is why Frankincense has been used for centuries as a folk medicine because of its anti- inflammatory properties. This precious oil is used today as an incense in perfume, for treating asthma, gastroenteritis, skin conditions and more. It is also used for emotional balance, improving the immune system, the nervous system and the skin and nails. This oil contains 82% Sesquiterpenes. The compound has been effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. It is proven mood elevating, oxygenating and is said to deprogram miswritten or messed up DNA code. Which I find fascinating. The Lord gave us all of these natural tools to heal ourselves.
Recent research shows that a chemical compound in the resin demonstrate the ability to fight cancer in late-stage ovarian cancer cells.
In 2013, Leicester University researchers announced findings that AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid), a chemical compound in the resin, has cancer-killing properties and has the potential to destroy ovarian cancer cells.
Four years ago the BBC reported from Salalah, where immunologist Mahmoud Suhailis working on the cancer-fighting properties of the ancient resin. “Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell’s nucleus becomes corrupted,” he says “it seems frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be. Frankincense separates the brain of the cancerous cell-the nucleus-from the body-the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop reproducing corrupted DNA codes.” Now that is amazing! No wonder the three wise men brought this precious oil as a gift to the messiah with their many healing properties.
My intuition tells me that when God created us he created many trees and plants to heal our bodies, our minds and our spirits. My essential oil research led me back to the beginning. The first recipe for an anointing oil is in the Bible.
Then the Lord said to Moses, Take the following fine spices. 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 Shekels of calamus, 500 shekels of cassia – all according to the sanctuary shekel- and a hin of olive oil. Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be a sacred anointing oil. Then use it anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offerings 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.
It’s intriguing to realize that we have had these natural healing oils since the very beginning of time. (As a side note: 500 shekels is = approximately I gallon). I was very excited to mix these oils together until I continued reading further….
Do not pour it on anyone else’s body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred.
After much thought and deliberation, I concluded that the Old Testament recipe was written so that we may realize the immense healing properties that the oils hold and that we are to use this knowledge for our benefit. I believe things changed when Jesus came into the picture. He used anointing oil and he sent his disciples out and instructed them to do the same.
Mark 6: 12-13
They went out and preached that people should repent. They drive out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
In recent years research has been conducted to measure the electrical frequency of the precious oils. The results have shown essential oils to have electrical frequencies of 52- 320 MKz. This is amazingly high considering the human body was measured with the same device at 62-68 MKz. The developer of the equipment is Brice Tainio of Taino Technology in Cheny, Washington and D. Gary Young an expert on essential oils. They worked together evaluated the oils to come up with these findings.
After working with the oils, I am amazed at the energy that they hold. Essential oils have become a part of my daily life. These precious oils will can change your energy for the better. Our Aromatic diffuser runs constantly infused with the essential oil best suited for the day. Some of the oils we use are lavender, frankincense, myrrh or cinnamon, sandalwood, clary sage, peppermint and lemon. The Citrus oils like lemon, grapefruit and orange are uplifting to our energy fields. Another oil we use every day is Tea Tree oil Tea Tree oil is another magnificent oil with many uses. The Aborigines have used tea tree oil for centuries. They used the indigenous tree leaves from Australia for medications as well. The oil is used for problem skin, as a scalp treatment as well as pest control.
This oil are in many of our cleaning products. I add the oil to our laundry. It is beneficial in so many ways because of its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. I add 3 or 4 drops in with the detergent and the clothes come out smelling fresh and clean and the negative energy is washed away. Essential oils hold an extremely high electrical energy, which is why the oils are so powerful in cleaning and in healing. The Lord has given us these oils to use to keep us healthy and vibrant. I believe essential oils are an undiscovered blessing by many. My hope is that more and more people will become enlightened and make essential oils a part of their everyday life.