One of my friends heard me talking about a roller ball recipe and said “oh, that’s the Jesus oil!”

Can you guess which essential oil she was referring to?

Frankincense, of course.  I thought it was funny, but then it really got me thinking.  You know, the bible does talk about essential oils a lot!  So I started doing some research, and it’s fascinating.

First, bear with me, this will blow your mind…

  • Did you know that our bodies have a frequency?
  • That oils themselves have frequencies?
  • And at certain frequencies our bodies are healthy and others they are not.
  • And our bodies respond to the frequencies in the oils?
  • And the frenquency of the oil can be increased if used with prayer?

It’s too deep for me to attempt right now and I need to learn so much more about it, but…just know that this explains why people have been using essential oils as far back as we have recorded history.  And also explains how these can work for us spiritually too!

They are amazing for so many things, but this month I’m focusing on those spiritual benefits.  It took me a little while to wrap my head around this, but the more research I’ve done, the more it’s so interesting and makes sense.

I have read oils are mentioned more than 190 times in the scriptures…

As my family and I prepare for the next 21 days where our church leads us through prayer and fasting, I did look into some of the biblical history of essential oils.   Here are some examples found in the Young Living, Oils of Ancient Scriture Kit:

  • Aloes (Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood): Believed to be made from fragrant sandalwood, aloes were a gift Nicodemus brought to Jesus. (John 19:39)

  • Cassia: Cassia was a key ingredient in the incense used in temple worship. (Psalms 45:8)

  • Cedarwood: The “cedars of Lebanon” were acclaimed for their durability and used to build Solomon’s famous temple. (1 Kings 4:33)

  • Cypress: This oil is extracted from the cypress tree, which has wood so durable that the cypress doors of Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica show no sign of decay even after 1,200 years. (Isaiah 44:14)

  • Frankincense: The Hebrew word for frankincense, levonah, is used in the Bible 22 times, making it one of the most recognized materials in scripture. (Song of Solomon 3:6)

  • Hyssop: Biblical references to this plant indicate it was likely used in practices and rituals intended to purify and cleanse. (Psalms 51:7)

  • Myrrh: One of the key ingredients in Moses’s holy anointing oil, myrrh was highly regarded by Biblical figures such as David and Solomon. (Proverbs 7:17)

  • Myrtle: Sukkot, commonly translated as Feast of Tabernacles, includes myrtle branches in its ceremony. (Nehemiah 8:15)

  • Onycha: Onycha was an ingredient in the “pure and holy” perfume or incense the Lord commanded Moses to make. (Exodus 30:34)

  • Rose of Sharon (Cistus): This rock rose has a sweet, honey-like scent and may be the flower referred to as the Rose of Sharon. (Song of Solomon 2:1) / Photo above.

Some other oils either mentioned or used to raise spiritual awareness:


I’m currently reading everything I can get my hands on, but most importantly the bible to find out even more!

If you would like to read more about this topic check out the book “Healing Oils of the Bible” by David Stewart, Ph.D.

I can’t wait to wake up at 5:30am tomorrow, throw on some Frankincense, Cedarwood and Cypress (a friend taught me to rub it in my hair as my own personal diffuser) and head to church for the first day of 21 days of prayer! is your ultimate essential oil and natural living recipe resource. Search, rate, save and organize your favorites in your virtual recipe box.


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