Oils of the Bible, Scripture References
Here’s a brief list of Bible verses that mention the use of essential oils. When God created our world, He gave us wonderful medicine in the plants He created, to help heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Review and follow the scriptures listed here to discover oils in the Bible.
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Biblical Scripture References for Use of Essential Oils
It’s so exciting to discover the use of essential oils throughout the history of mankind, and it’s especially exciting to find them mentioned in the Scriptures. When God created our world, He gave us wonderful medicine in the plants He created, to help heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Here’s a brief list of Bible verses that mention the use of essential oils.
Essential Oils are God’s Gift of Health to Mankind
Bible References by Location:
Over 180 scriptures in the bible refer to essential oils.
- The Wise Men brought Frankincense and Myrrh to the Christ Child.
- Moses instructed that Hyssop was to be mixed with lamb’s blood
prior to applying it to the door post.
- Spikenard was used to anoint the feet of Jesus.
- Faith – Onycha
- Strength – Cypress
- Wisdom – Myrtle
- Love – Cistus
- Power – Spikenard
- Imagination – Aloes/Sandalwood
- Understanding – Myrrh
- Will – Cedarwood
- Order – Galbanum
- Zeal – Cassia
- Renunciation – Hyssop
- Life – Frankincense
EZEKIEL 47:12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. The fruit thereof shall be your meat, and the leaf for medicine.
Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51, 52
Song of Solomon 4:14
Leviticus 2:1, 2, 15, 16
Leviticus 6: 15
Nehemiah 13:5, 13:9
Song of Solomon 3:6, 4:6, 14
Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51, 52
Numbers 19:6, 18
I Kings 4:33
Song of Solomon 1:13
Song of Solomon 3:6
Song of Solomon 4:6
Song of Solomon 4:14
Song of Solomon 5:1
Song of Solomon 5:5
Song of Solomon 5:13
Isaiah 41:19, 55:13
Song of Solomon 1:12, 4:13, 14
But Jesus said, “Someone touched me;
I know for the power has gone out from me.”
LUKE 8:46 (Was the power His Frequency?)
Thanks to fellow YLEO associate, Julia Wolfe,
for her compilation of the following:
Bible References from the Jerusalem Bible.
(It’s the more classic Hebrew order of the
books, than is found in many Bibles.)
Bible References by Location
29:7 anointing with oils
30:23 Myrrh, cinnamon, calamus,
cassia for chrism (anointing oil)
30:31 refers to chrism made according to 30:23
30:34 Frankincense, galbanum
35:28 people brought materials for chrism
to build the Tent of Meeting
37:29 Altar of incense and chrism made
for Tent of Meeting
2:1-2, 15-16 Frankincense
14:4-6, 49-52 Hyssop
THE HISTORICAL BOOKS
THE WISDOM BOOKS
7:17 Cinnamon, myrrh
THE NEW TESTAMENT
2:11 Frankincense, myrrh
Aloes/sandalwood (Santalum album), cassia (Cinnamomum cassia), cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), frankincense
(Olibanum-Boswellia carteri), galbanum (Ferula gummosa), hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), myrtle (Myrtus communis),
onycha (pronounced oh-nigh-ka) – a very thick oil, remove the plastic orifice and warm the bottle in your hand so that the oil will flow –(Styrax benzoin),
rose of Sharon/cistus (Labdanum-Cistus ladanifer), and spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi).
Gary Young has gathered the 12 most significant oils found in the Bible. His wish is that you
savor and enjoy these precious and pure essential oils
with their beautiful fragrances and intriguing histories.
Gary Young draws on his travels to biblical lands
and explains the twelve oils in the cassette.
Includes a Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture™ cassette.
Code 3143 Twelve 5 ml bottles
“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly,
and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair:
and the house was filled with the odor of ointment.”
“And they cast out many devils and anointed with oil many there were sick and healed them.”
“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child
with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when
they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts;
gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
Contains two single oils:
(5ml bottles): Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
One blend (5ml):
Two gum resins:
Frankincense and Myrrh.
Essence of the Season™ lifts spirits and heightens spiritual awareness while refreshing and purifying the air.
This exquisite collection of therapeutic-grade essential oils and resins possesses rich, exotic fragrances that
relate directly to the holiday season. The gum resins can be used as potpourri or in the fireplace on a special evening.
Frankincense and Myrrh treasured by kings and sovereigns were more highly esteemed than gold. These oils and gum resins are symbols of the age-old quest for protection against disease and reviving health.
Essence of the Season – (#3118) – 5 ml each
Three 5 ml bottles of oil and two small glass bottles of resin