Essential Oils are organic compounds that are extracted from plants.They have amazing healing properties. The oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree. Essential oils are created by using the process of distillation which separates the oil and water based compounds of a plant by steaming.
Essential oils are highly concentrated. This puts the most powerful healing elements of a plant into a single oil. Just one drop can have tremendous health benefits. Essential oils and oil blends can be taken internally, diffused aromatically and applied topically to affected areas..
For over 5,000 years essential oils have been used for healing, anointing and religious ceremonies. Did you know essential oils are mentioned in the Bible over 200 times? Almost every book in both the old and new testaments, contain references to essential oils. Nearly everyone knows the story of the Magi bringing frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus. Mary anointed Jesus’ feet with spikenard, then wiped his feet with her hair. Jesus’ body was anointed with myrrh and aloes after his crucifixion. Some of the oils used in biblical times were: sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon bark, galbanum, hyssop, spikenard, myrrh, cassia, cypress, cistus, cedarwood and onycha oil.
Today essential oils are most often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and as natural medicine. Essential oils can have antibacterial properties and antifungal properties as well. Massaged into the skin, they can help skin conditions like burns and cuts or scrapes. Other oils help to boost the immune system, digestion or insomnia. Lately, there has been a tremendous amount of research into oils being used to fight cancer, especially frankinsence for brain tumors.
God has truly given all of mankind everything everything needed for survival on this planet. You can find out more about essential oils and where to get them here.