Connecting ancient traditions to modern benefits is just one reason to fill your home with the warm and grounding scent of Real Oil’s Bible Blend. It brings to life the nuance and culture of ancient tradition in a tangible way … especially around the holidays when we feels these connections most clear.
And it’s an extra bonus that this blend has a sweet, grounding effect that benefits mood and attention for everyone in the family! When diffused, it fills the room with a deeply strengthening aromatherapy effect.
With that being said there are great insights to be gained from each of these ancient oils. Below, we share how people relied on them historically and why they were recorded in these sacred texts.
- Sweet Orange: Mentioned poetically in Proverbs, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Today, Sweet Orange is used to improve the mood and to develop feelings of natural energy.
- Cedarwood: Used as part of a cleansing ritual in Leviticus. Mentioned in Psalms with these words: “The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like the cedar in Lebanon.” The scent of Cedarwood essential oil is deeply grounding and emotionally strengthening.
- Hyssop: Mentioned often as an integral part of a ceremonial cleansing ritual for the Children of Israel. Today, Hyssop essential oil is used to support healthy respiratory and digestive systems.
- Cypress: A durable wood used to build the ark in Genesis and other prized structures. Cypress essential oil is used today to support a healthy circulatory system and to benefit naturally healthy skin.
- Myrtle: Appears as a sign of the blessing and pleasure of God. Mentioned in reference to the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. Myrtle essential oil is used today as a topical cleanser and for mental clarity in aromatherapy applications.
- Frankincense: Along with Myrrh and gold, one of the treasures offered by the magi to the Holy Child at His birth. Frankincense is valued today to benefit and support healthy skin, and as a grounding foundational scent for blends.
- Cinnamon Bark: Mentioned in Proverbs as a valued perfume, tool, and as “one of the finest of spices.” Sweet Cinnamon essential oil is well-loved today to impart feeling of potent energy and mental focus in aromatherapy blends.
- Myrrh: Along with Frankincense and gold, one of the treasures offered by the magi to the Holy Child at His birth. Myrrh essential oil today is often used topically to smooth, soothe and maintain young-looking skin.
- Spikenard: Used by Mary of Bethany to anoint Christ’s feet – and considered by Judas too expensive to be used this way. Fragrant Spikenard essential oil is used in the modern day for feelings of relaxation, calm and stress relief. It is commonly used in bedtime blends.
The easiest way to use this grounding blend is to add a few drops to a diffuser with room temperature water. Try it during study or meditation. A diffuser will efficiently fill you space with the aromatherapy benefits of these ancient oils, but there are others ways to enjoy an aromatherapy experience.
Put a few drops of the blend onto a plain cotton ball and place it near a vent or fan. The moving air will move through the cotton ball, diffusing the welcoming scent. Try putting a few drops into your next load of laundry, on your linens, or even on your bath towels for subtle and grounding scent to your day. Or for a twist, try putting several drops on a thick and absorbent paper cut into bookmarks – and keep this tangible connection to ancient text in your reading for a subtle aromatherapy experience.