Oils of Ancient Scripture

This kit that is offered through Young Living is one of the reasons I really fell in love with Young Living. Especially after reading David Stewarts Book, Healing Oils of the Bible.

This book offers the knowledge that was practiced by Jesus and his disciples when they anointed people with these therapeutically active oils and healed them. Dr Stewart shares the information about these oils that were lost for centuries and how modern science shows them working so well for us today. I cannot go into much detail about how awesome these oils are. You need to read this book for yourself. Your life will be changed.

We all know that Essential Oils can hold a HOST of benefits for you and those you love! From the kit Im going to show you how these oils were mentioned and used throughout the Bible. 

This will remind us that the use of oils isn’t a “new fad,” but rather have been used by people in a variety of ways since ancient times!


The first oil we will look at of the Oils of Ancient Scripture is Sandalwood!

Steam distilled from the wood of Sandalwood trees in India and Indonesia

Aloes (sandalwood) was traditionally used for religious purposes, including meditations, anointments, and burial preparations. In addition to that, today we also use Sandalwood to enrich our skin’s health.

Listed in Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica (AD 78), Europe’s first authoritative guide to medicines, which became the standard reference work for herbal treatments for over 1,700 years.

use: Apply to Vita Flex Points of the feet and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse. Blends With: Cypress, frankincense, lemon, myrrh, ylang ylang, patchouli, spruce.

The second oil  we will look at is Cassia.

Cassia is an oil that snuck into my nose. I didn’t realize what it was within other blends that I was loving so much! It’s steam distilled from the bark of the Cassia tree in China!

Cassia was used in Moses’ anointing in the book of Exodus. 

This oil is best not used individually in aromatherapy as it can be extremely sensitizing to the dermal tissues. Can provide some powerful support to blends when used in very small quantities.


The third oil is Cedarwood. 

Cedarwood is one of my essential Essential Oils!

It is one of the oldest plants that was used for distilling. It was used for its cleansing properties and burial preparations, as well as for cosmetics. 

Use: In addition to its use for cosmetics, we might use Cedarwood today for its calming aroma, especially when blended with other oils in a diffuser. It is best used topically when applied right to your VitaFlex points or directly in areas of concern.

Cedarwood has an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of 169,000 µTE/100g.


The fourth oil is Cypress.

I had no idea that Cypress Wood is so durable! If it can last 1200 years without any sign of decay, just imagine what it could do for you!

Just like its historical uses, Cypress oil is used today for its aroma to create feelings of strength, security, and grounding. 

A little tidbit I’ve learned is that if an oil come from a plant with deep roots in the ground, it’s great for creating feelings of being grounded!


Oil Number five is Frankencense!

When people tell me they don’t use essential oils, it makes me think “that makes no Frankin-cense!” 🙂

Frankincense oil comes from the resin of the Boswellia carterii tree. It was well known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers and was one of the gifts given to Christ at His birth. “Used to treat every conceivable illness known to man,” frankincense was valued more than gold during ancient times, and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. Today, we use Frankincense for its skin health benefits and it’s aromatic influence to increase spiritual awareness, promote meditation, improve attitude, and uplift spirits. Plus many more uses.

Oil number six is hyssop!

Hyssop is a part of the mint family! Who knew?!

While it was traditionally used for rituals surrounding purification of your environment and spiritual surroundings, today Hyssop is used to inspire creativity because of the support it can provide to your nervous system!


The seventh oil of Ancient Scripture is Myrrh!

Steam distilled from gum and/or resin. 

It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Ebers Papyrus (dating from 16th century BC), an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes. The Arabian people used myrrh for many skin conditions such as chapped and cracked skin and wrinkles. It was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Myrrh has an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of 379,800 µTE/100g. If you haven’t already, you should DEFINITELY look into how ORAC values can affect you!


Our eighth oil we will look at is Myrtle.

Steam distilled from leaves in Morocco and Tunisia 

According to Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, “Myrtle, considered the sacred plant of the goddess Aphrodite, was worshiped as a plant of mystery. Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love, and born as a beautiful adult woman from sea foam, sought refuge in her newborn nakedness in a myrtle bush. That’s why myrtle also stands for chaste beauty. Many brides today still wear myrtle as a symbol for innocence.”

Myrtle has an ORAC value of 25,400 µTE/100g. Like I said before, you should definitely look into how these numbers can impact your health!


Oil number nine is Onycha (ON-ik-uh).

Comes from resin extraction

Onycha has been used for thousands of years in the East for rituals and ceremonies as either incense or for anointings. It is mentioned in the Bible as one of the ingredients for a “Holy Anointing Oil” (Exodus 30:34). The Chinese used it for its heating and drying qualities, and in the West it was used for respiratory complaints.

Use: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern. Because of its thick, resinous nature, thin heavily with your choice of carrier oils. When diffusing, Onycha blends well with coriander, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, peppermint, rose, sandalwood, and other spice oils.


And the last of the Oils of Ancient Scripture! Rose of Sharon/Cistus!

Cistus oil is steam distilled from the leaves and branches of the Rose of Sharon bush. 

Cistus is also known as “rock rose” and has been studied for its effects on the regeneration of cells. Its historical and current use focus on the oil’s purifying and meditative properties. 

Use: Dilute 1 part essential oils to 1 part V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex. Diffuse, humidify, directly inhale, or add 2-4 drops to bath water. Apply to throat and lung area and to foot Vita Flex points. Use as a hot compress over lungs or with Raindrop Technique.

I am sad to say that this kit used to have 12 bottle of oil but two have almost become extinct so Young Living will no longer make the oil in hope to preserve the plant. Those oils were Galbanum and Spikenard.

I know you can still get these oils (I say this lightly) from other companies. But Young Living has a great respect for God’s plants and does not want anything to go extinct so they stopped producing these oils. It goes to show me that these other companies do not respect the plants as much and keep on making the oils. This makes me sad that I will never get to smell these 2 oils of ancient scripture. I refuse to purchase them from other companies because I do not want to contribute to the extinction of these plants. Plus I cannot trust they are not adulterated oils.

I hope you have enjoyed this study of these oils of Biblical times. When i first got my Premium starter kit the first oil I wanted to smell was Frankincense. I had never had the opportunity to smell this oil. And knowing it was one that was gifted to Jesus just made it so very special to me. And after learning the many many ways this oil can help our bodies it made it even more precious to me. I would urge you all to get your hands on a Premium starter kit from Young Living. If you’re ready to jump in with both feet just click this link and order your kit today.





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