In Israel we pray for the coming of the Messiah, which means the “anointed one”. The high priest used to anoint kings, prophets, priests, and Temple articles. The olive oil was enhanced with essential oils such as Myrrh, Myrtle and Cinnamon. The holy anointing oil described in Exodus 30:22-25.
The Land of Israel is known as the land of milk and honey. Israel has seven species of trees and plants naturally grown in its lands, these are: olives, grapes, wheat, barley, figs, dates and pomegranates. Even today, Olive trees which were abundant in biblical times in Israel are till today growing on the plains and in her beautiful hills, from the Galilee to Samaria and the Judean Dessert.
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon
“the flower of the field”
“the desert shall bloom like the rose.” Isaiah 35:1
“I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.” Song of Songs 2:1
The woman says: I am a lily of Sharon, a rose of the valley. The first part is spoken by a woman, who is called by her lover “darling” in the Song of Songs.
The man replies: You ARE like a rose – and the rest of the girls are like thorns! Her lover responds by saying, “like a lily among thorns, so is my darling among the maidens.” (more…)
Sassafras Cinnamon Tree
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several Sassafras Cinnamon Trees and is used in both sweet and savory foods. While Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be “true cinnamon”, most cinnamon in international commerce is derived from related species, which are also referred to as “cassia”.
In several European languages, the word for cinnamon comes from the Latin word Cannella, a diminutive of canna, “tube”, from the way it curls up as it dries. Cassia literally ‘the peel of the plant’ which is scraped off the Cinnamon tree. (more…)
The Oil of Gladness
You loved righteousness and you hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, anointed you with oil of joy from among your peers. Psalms 45:7
“To place for the mourners of Zion, to give them glory instead of ashes, oil of joy instead of mourning, a mantle of praise instead of a feeble spirit, and they shall be called the elms of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, with which to glory.” Isaiah 61:3
The Oil of Gladness “Oil of Joy” – the Gladness Oil is also known as the Oil of Joy has an Olive oil base. It is specifically blended together with cinnamon which symbolizes gladness and joy. It is said when the Messiah returns, he will give the Jewish people “the oil of joy” as a comfort for our mourning. The Oil of Gladness is also the garment of praise for the spirit and appreciation. These trees are called the trees of righteousness, and the planting of them, glorifies the LORD, so that He may be glorified” (more…)
The Holy Anointing Oil
The Holy Anointing Oil
And you shall place it in front of the dividing curtain, which is upon the Ark of Testimony, in front of the ark cover, which is upon the testimony, where I will arrange to meet with you. Exodus 30:6
The Holy Anointing Oil, the Original Anointing Oil “Oil of Messiah” also known as “Kaneh Bosem”, when translated from Hebrew it means “Scented Tube” which the commentaries say is probably cinnamon. It was first prescribed for the High Priest of the Temple, known as the Kohen Ha Gadol. The high priest of the Temple of Jerusalem, Israel was instructed to put the Holy Anointing Oil on himself before he blessed the children of Israel. Later this same Anointing Oil was used by the Kings of Israel to anoint kings and prophets. Nowadays we use the oil to symbolize a priestly, regal and higher self within ourselves, allowing us to connect and identify with G-d. (more…)
The Intriguing Qualities of Olive Oil
The Intriguing Qualities of Olive Oil has been known and recognized for centuries, since biblical times. Olive oil qualities are acknowledged both for their religious rituals and medicinal properties. Olive Oil was then used as fuel in oil lamps, and Olive Oil was also the main ingredient in soap-making, and skin care applications. (more…)
Holy Land Oils is a company based in Maale Adumim, Israel producing the Essence of Oils. We have developed our Healing Remedies series which we would love to be of benefit to our readers. With this website, we plan to write informative articles based on various topics connected to the Essence of Oils and the history of oils in the holy land. Olive oil, in particular, has very strong religious roots in Israel, used by Kings and prophets to anoint. Olive was also a source of beauty treatments and perfumes, such as the Oil of Gladness. (more…)