One of the many essential oils in the Bible, Sandalwood is believed to be one of the fragrances used to embalm Jesus. God knew its effectiveness and Sandalwood is a great introduction to essential oils and their many health benefits.
Healing Oils of Scripture
Death wasn’t the only use for oil in the Old Testament. Cassia was one of the aromatics used as an anointing oil, and a vital part of the Tabernacle.
The Bible references essential oils many times and knowing how they work gives us insight into why they were used for anointing and incense. In the Bible, Cedarwood, was used to cleanse, purify and even embalm.
In addition to being anti-infectious and strengthening circulation, Cypress has incredible properties as a building material. It is suspected that the cross of Jesus was made of Cypress.
Did you know essential oils can be used for cleaning? In the Bible, Hyssop is one amazing essential oil used as a powerful disinfectant during the sacrifices in the Tabernacle.
God demonstrated great wisdom in the way He designed essential oils. Before you take antibiotics, consider their side effects and whether your health could be better improved by using essential oils like galbanum.