Archive for the 'Biblical Oils' Category

If you looked at the chemistry of myrrh essential oil you would guess that it is phototoxic because it has furanoid compounds which are known to cause phototoxicity. But on the contrary, the Ancient Egyptians used myrrh oil liberally on their skin to protect against the harsh desert sun. Myrrh Oil Was One of the […]

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Yes, you read correctly–the three oils given by the Magi as gifts fitting for the Christ child were frankincense, myrrh and liquid gold, better known as balsam fir. Research shows that these three essential oils were found in King Tutankhamen’s grave when it was opened in 1922. So in ancient times, these were considered oils fit […]

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Recently it has made big news all over the internet that frankincense oil (Boswellia carteri) successfully kills bladder cancer cells without harming surrounding healthy cells. Those of us who are not researchers but healing practitioners are not the least bit surprised at this news. We have seen and heard of many testimonials on how frankincense […]

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Frankincense was valued more than gold by both kings and peasants alike and was considered a sign of great wealth in the ancient world. The kings actually kept the location of their frankincese trees a secret for fear that thieves would find them. And when they did and were caught, their hands would be chopped off! […]

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Cinnamon Bark–an Oil of Wealth

Following our theme of essential oils for abundance in our lives, we turn now to cinnamon bark. Yes I am referring to the inner bark of the cinnamon tree from which we get our cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon. Only now we are steam distilling the oil from this inner bark. It is considered a […]

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Myrrh Oil–A Sign of Abundance

Myrrh oil was one of the gifts of the Magi to the Christ child and in my opinion, was actually a gift for Mary his mother. Myrrh is an ancient oil that has been used for thousands of years to assist in childbirth. It is highly antiseptic and would have prevented infection. When rubbed on the perineum, it […]

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Since childhood I have pictured in my mind the three “kings” or “Magi” bringing three ornate boxes as gifts to honor the Christ child. In my childish understanding, these were gifts of great value but as to what frankincense and myrrh were I didn’t have the slightest idea–just that they must have been special. The […]

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Both frankincense and myrrh were highly prized in the ancient world as fragrances and as healing oils and incense. The resins from these trees were obtained by making slits in the bark until the trees oozed out their life blood and hardened in the desert air. These trees grew only in southern Arabia, Ethiopia, and […]

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