Essential oils are used for aromatherapy which is a form of alternative medicine in which the healing effects are attributed to the aromatic blends. Essential oils are the results of retrieving the essence from plants and reaping their aromatic scents, adopting their essence for remedies and healing oil blends.
Trees and plants are now mainly used for the purpose of making conventional medications, but in biblical times they were used for alternative healing only. We were created to be in sync with nature, trees inhale in our carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen, while we inhale their oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide to complete the cycle for our critical relationship for harmony with nature. Every person living today is a miracle unto himself, the intricate process of physical, mental, and spiritual development of a child in the womb is choreographed to perfection.
“When God created the first man, He took him and showed him all the trees of the Garden of Eden, and said to him, ‘See My works, how beautiful and praiseworthy they are, and everything that I created, I created it for you. Be careful not to spoil or destroy My world for if you do, there will be nobody after you to repair it.”
Latin name, Cananga Odorata – Aroma, Sweet, exotic, and balsamic
Ylang Ylang ‘s majority of its amazing oil qualities are based on its pleasant flowery scent. This is a tropical plant that originates in Indonesia, it is known as poor man’s Jasmine. It was first used in China for its unique healing abilities. Ylang Ylang lowers blood pressure and sugar levels as well as helps epilepsy. It balances oily and dry skin and promotes hair growth. The flower is obtained through steam distillation of the flowers and is widely used in the perfume industry because of its unique combination of floral, fruit, and wood aroma. The Queen of Sheba came to visit King Solomon and she also brought with her many gifts, one of which was sweet balsamic woody and florally aromatic spices and oils.
It relaxes fears and anger and helps people who were sexually abused in childhood. It is also an anti-inflammatory, though it is mainly used for emotional issues. This oil is so powerful emotionally, it is best not to administer alone to teenagers, but it is ok in a synergy. It may be too overpowering and intense for them to handle, it exposes old situations, problems, and depressions.
Ylang Ylang is rebellious and has a euphoric and sedative effect on the nervous system and a formidable aphrodisiac quality is useful for impotence and frigidity. It is an anti-stress and helps anxiety, tension, shock, fear, and panic. it is great for meditation and connecting with the subconscious mind. It is also a time giver and teaches patience.
Latin Name, Achillea Nobilis – Aroma, Herbal, and slightly camphorous
Yarrow essential oil is blue in color and a strong antibiotic; its flowers are pale yellow and are used very efficiently for scars and applied immediately after an operation. This oil improves circulatory disorders such as varicose veins and bleeding hemorrhoids. Their fresh leaves were used to stop bleeding wounds and lessen menstrual bleeding and helps regulate them. Yarrow also eases menopausal problems, cystitis, and infection, it was used in wound healing particularly in the military during the second world war, when it was also called bloodwort.
Warning, do not administer to Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers, and this plant in oil form or herb form should not be used long term because it may cause photosensitivity to the sun.
It is a great oil for skin wounds such as acne, skin problems are associated with stress. Yarrow is a relaxant especially for teenagers, whereas Ylang Ylang awakens too many emotions for them. Yarrow encourages harmony, equilibrium, and intuition. It centers and helps to reach for dreams, visions, and aspirations. It helps to clarify boundaries, especially for overbearing people.
Latin Name, Artemisia Absinthium, Sheba – Aroma, Bitter, gentle
Wormwood is very often used in medication, it has very powerful qualities and effective in many areas. It was once forbidden to grow in private gardens because of its hallucinating properties and is now grown in almost every garden in Israel. Artemisia is very bitter and can be drunk as a tea, it cleanses the liver and kills intestinal parasites, and is safe for all ages. Wormwood relaxes muscles and spasms and chronic joint pains. It reduces fever by cooling down the body temperature.
Artemisia has a strong tradition in ancient herbal medicine and folklore. Its oil is extracted from the leaves and flowering tops and it has antiseptic and antifungal properties, and is also said to relieve itching, burning, and stinging sensations when freshly crushed leaves are applied to the skin.
Warning, do not administer to Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers; this oil may cause an allergic reaction for people who in general suffer from allergies. The chemicals in the plant indicate that it is slightly toxic and is not for long-term use.
Artists in the old days used to take them to change their mood and relax. According to Chinese Medicine, bitterness signals the body to start healing itself and it then proceeds to destroy toxins. Smoking dried Artemisia leaves is said to produce a mild and pleasant stimulation that can increase the euphoria that some compare to cannabis intoxication. The soothing and relaxing effects of this oil on the brain and the nervous system calms down any epileptic and hysteric attacks when they occur
Consumed internally as a tea or extract, Artemisia is said to cause mild clear relaxation. Smoking or consuming a tincture of Artemisia is said to increase the intensity of dreams, as well as lucidity in the dreams and an increase in recall. Artemisia maintains the proper health of the uterus and kills intestinal parasites. It is also used to improve concentration and memory.
Latin Name, Chrysopogon Zizanioides – Aroma, Green, Soft, earthy and musty
Vetiver has very long leaves, reaching up to one and a half meters as well as roots also reaching one and a half meters. In Indonesia, it is used on roofs. It is mainly cultivated because of its fragrance; it is used widely around the world as a fixative in perfumes. It is a fragrant grass that is similar to Lemongrass and it is grown to stabilize the soil and protects it against pests and weeds. Vetiver’s odor is described as deep, sweet, woody, smoky, earthy, amber, and balsam very much resembling Patchouli and Sandalwood. This plant was around in Biblical times and it would have been the fragrance that Israelites used for incense, perfumes, and medications.
Its essential oil produces a thick amber fluid that smells thick, woody, and earthy the perfect consistency for creams and soaps. It is used for its antiseptic properties to treat acne and sores. It affects the nervous system and because of its deep roots, it is able to excrete toxins from the body. It balances stress and is very calming, vetiver reduces swellings, helps with constipation and asthma. Another great asset is its ability to rid the body and pets of lice, fleas, and prevents parasites. This oil also kills termites.
Vetiver has a calming grounding effect on emotions and moods and generates happiness. It helps to collect up feelings and heal any state of consciousness and brightens feelings of blah. Its ability to affect emotions is water-based, bringing out tears to release pent-up anger or frustrations. Vetiver encourages emotional growth and wisdom; it strengthens integrity giving the inner strength to honor peers.
Vetiver protects from negative thoughts and land sliding into bad places. It raises self-esteem and grounds to slow the fast-paced freak out from taking over and even stops the success of built-up agitation in the mind to flourish.
Verbenas are native of America and Asia and are herbaceous woody plants with very small blue, white or pink flowers. They have mainly been used as ornamental plants; the Egyptians called them the tears of Isis. This plant has long bitter leaves which affect the nervous system via the heart. It grows above ground and makes a great medicine that protects the heart by relaxing the central nervous system and spasms and it helps symptoms of depression, hysteria, and seizures.
Verbena treats sore throats and respiratory diseases, such as asthma and bronchitis. It is also used to help digestive disorders and other diseases connected to the kidneys and liver. Verbena has a relaxing effect while giving birth because it calms the contractions, is hormonal and so also balances menstruation and lactation for nursing mothers.
Verbena balances liver functions because of the bitter taste it excretes poisons. It heals sun fungus, tinea versicolor which is a skin eruption that appears on human skin. It also helps dermatophytosis also known as ringworm which is very contagious.
Warning, this is a very strong oil and must never be used without a base.
Verbena is the Vervain plant used in Bach Flower Therapy.
“The patient may be too stern, too rigid in principle, too narrow-minded in outlook, endeavoring to mold the world too much to his own ideals. Of highest principle, yet into “A great wish to convert” (Dr. Edward Bach, 1936)
“Those with fixed principles and ideas, which they are confident are right, and which they very rarely change. They have a great wish to convert all around them to their own views of life. They are strong of will and have much courage when they are convinced of those things that they wish to teach. In illness, they struggle on long after many would have given up their duties”.
Verbena releases anger and balances the emotions. This Uplifting oil relaxes over-enthusiastic and overbearing tendencies, it soothes strong will that causes stress to the point of being inflexible. This oil is great for people who are too much of a perfectionist and demand unreasonable justice. Are blessed with extreme mental energy, willing to deliver one hundred percent into causes believed to make the world a better place. Verbena balances the maintenance of amazing personalities and drives while at the same time relaxing and de-stressing.
Latin Name, Achillea Orchid – Aroma, Sweet, woody, and musty
Vanilla Bean Orchid is a plant known as an orchid fruit, Vanilla is native to the Americas and responsible for natural vanilla flavor. It has oval-shaped, bright green leaves and may grow up to twenty-four inches, its bell-shaped flowers bloom in white, yellow, or pink. The vanilla extract comes from the seed pods, known as vanilla beans giving that familiar exotic flavor. Vanilla is attributed to curb the appetite and control food urges. It has a numbing characteristic that anesthetizes and relaxes the body and even the soul. Vanilla is often used in flavoring food, drinks, and cosmetics, it is also a popular flavor choice for ice cream flavor. It is a popular ingredient in western sweet baked goods, such as cookies and cakes.
Vanilla fights skin infections and wounds with its anti-bacterial qualities. This oil contains antioxidants and combats free radicals, it also has many anti-cancer possibilities because of its robust antioxidant contents. It is a natural aphrodisiac; it stimulates the secretion of hormones like testosterone and estrogen treating many sexual problems. Vanilla is an anti-depressant and a sedative; it has a very relaxing tranquilizing effect on your brain. Its amazing aroma is so soothing that it also lowers blood pressure and decreases your risk for heart attacks and diabetes.
Take 6 vanilla sticks that you purchased from a reputable and reliable source.
Cut open the sticks lengthways, though don’t split it.
Immerse in a jar of 150mls of Vodka or Oil
Leave in a dark and cool place for 3 weeks when you will see the liquid turn very dark brown.
Use for baking, adding to your coffee, or whatever else you love Vanilla for.
Warning, do not administer to Pregnant women or Nursing Mothers.
Vanilla helps solve difficult problems and enables dealing with them well. Helps when feeling lonely and also knows how to help one to feel brave when blended with sandalwood. It helps to recover from deep sorrow and pain, or a lack of coping and the feeling of impotence.
Latin name, Melaleuca Alternifolia. – Aroma, Camphoraceous
Tea Tree is raised in Australia under very harsh conditions where survival of plants is very hard, this oil is from the Cajeput and Niaouli family. Tea Tree oil is made from the leaves of the tree, this tree likes to grow in wet places and has the ability to absorb water and dry. The oil is made up of short molecules that evaporate very quickly, it is definitely a protection oil, like Eucalyptus and Pine. It is a very multi-talented oil and protects against viruses, bacterias, infections, and funguses, and can be used in a diffuser.
This oil is not able to work alone, it is not strong enough to combat these problems without help even though it has antibiotic properties and attacks bacterias very aggressively. Tea Tree cannot be used directly on the skin and must be used with a base oil or part of a synergy. Tea Tree oil was a hero during the 2nd world war, where it was used on soldiers’ wounds and killed all their infections. This is another first aid oil and a must-have in all homes at all times. Tea tree oil is an efficient insect deterrent and killer. It repels parasites and other bugs like mosquitoes, fleas, lice, and flies. No insect will come near someone who has applied this oil.
Do not administer to children under the age of five, Pregnant Women, or people suffering from high blood pressure. Also, do not use it every day, Tea Tree oil has the ability to kill good cells along with the bad, so give your body the time to regenerate.
Tea Tree oil gives an overall sense of all well-being, it assists to establish complete positive health both physically and emotionally. This oil eases mental stress and purifies the body and soul of emotional wounds. It assists in calming down, is self-sufficient, and teaches how to start coping alone. Tea Tree helps break negative behavior patterns created over the years and trust one’s own abilities. It builds up healthy boundaries and helps disconnect from unhealthy toxic relationships, codependences, and any other relationships that are unstable, draining, and preventing growth. Tea Tree treats those unpredictable mood swings, it calms panic attacks, soothes manic episodes, calms anxieties and depression. The spiritual roots are often associated with distrust of self or others, guilt, and shame. This can be released with the assistance of Tea Tree. In the center of the body, are the seven chakras that the inner-body energy flows through. The oil will actually expand all the chakras and then align them with the Crown Chakra.
The Crown Chakra is the highest and symbolizes the ability to be connected spiritually. This chakra represents inner and outer beauty. The location is magically on top of the head. The corresponding chakra colors are yellow and blue. Yellow represents the Solar Plexus Chakra, and the location in the upper abdomen area. This affects self-worth, confidence, and self-esteem. Blue is the Throat Chakra which symbolizes communication skills and self-expression. Signifying trust and the ability to keep secrets.
Latin name, Origanum Majorana – Aroma, Warm, spicy, and herbaceous
Sweet Marjoram is a terpene oil that is very similar to Oregano and originates in Mediterranean regions. It evaporates and constricts; it activates the nervous system and is used as a relaxant and a painkiller. It is an antioxidant and strengthens the immune system, and heart, and blood cells. It lowers blood pressure, relaxes your brain, soothes PMS and other stomach cramps such as constipation, by allowing stool to be released. Sweet Marjoram was another form of Hyssop which is mentioned in the bible many times as used to purify the Altar in the Temple of Jerusalem.
Sweet Marjoram improves digestion and improves appetite and releases good digestive enzymes into the system. It is also an anti-inflammatory and helps with muscle aches and pains. Marjoram treats epilepsy, convulsions, poisons, headaches, asthma, and also fevers.
Sweet Marjoram reduces craving and obsessing about food and also depression, nervousness, and hyperactivity. Great for relaxation and blackouts, with a few drops in a diffuser. This oil encourages and calms the senses; however, this calming voice ignites the soul, it heats up and flares an inner spark. Sweet Marjoram gives a sense of balance and integrity, a certain pride in oneself for perseverance, and of principles to maintain one’s own personal high standards of sincerity.
Latin Name, Nardostachys Jatamansi – Aroma, Warm, heavy, and musty
Nardostachys Jatamansi is a flowering plant that grows and originates from the Himalayas. It is the main source of a unique type of intensely aromatic, amber-colored essential oil. Since ancient times Spikenard has been used as a perfume, medicine, and for religious services. This oil is used as herbal medicine and it does so naturally, it treats insomnia, stress, digestive problems, infections, stimulates the immune system and nervous system. When taken orally it cleanses the uterus, helps with infertility, and treats menstrual disorders.
Spikenard helps treat sleeping problems depression, stress, anxiety, and chronic fatigue syndrome. It stops the growth of bacteria from inside the body and out. Spikenard treats bacterial infections in the kidneys, urinary bladder, and urethra. It’s also known to treat toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, tetanus, cholera, and food poisoning. Relieves inflammations, fights diseases, such as allergic diseases like asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and Parkinson’s disease.
Spikenard is a relaxing and soothing oil for the skin and mind; it’s used as a sedative and calming agent. It’s also a natural coolant, so it rids the mind of anger and aggression. The anti-depressive qualities of spikenard sedate feelings of depression and restlessness and can serve as a natural way to get rid of stress. It encourages forgiveness, fearlessness and brings on a grounded sense of balance.
The Latin name, Santalum Album – Aroma, Warm, balsamic, rich, and woody
Sandalwood oil has a distinctive soft, warm, smooth, creamy, and milky precious wood scent. It gives a long-lasting, woody base to perfumes from the oriental, woody, floral, and citrus fragrances. The oil is extracted from deep inside the wood from the center of the tree. The oil lasts for decades and doesn’t get spoiled or damaged by bacteria. The weather doesn’t affect it, it is very strong and powerful. Sandalwood is active in the immune system. People suffering from a panic attack should place a little on their wrists to calm down.
Sandalwood can be blended with oils for many problems such as herpes simplex, acne, ciboria, and eczema. It knows how to kill viruses on the skin, heal acne vulgaris, it can also be applied together with moisturizer. It assists the respiratory system, and kills viruses, heals bronchitis and whooping cough.
Sandalwood is Courage! This tree exposes the hero within, it is definitely a meditation oil, it promotes ability, assertiveness because it has a strong base chakra. Sandalwood helps emotionally and encourages one to be more stable and brings out assertiveness. Sandalwood helps to understand oneself, providing the tools to identify personal issues and teaches how to deal with them. When judgment and proportions are displaced, this oil helps land back down on earth.
This is a three-step growth and awareness process and one must experience each of the three stages to reach enlightenment and realization.
The First Stage, is unknown Fear, Identify secret shadows
The Second Stage, is identified as Fear, Kill these shadows
The Third Stage, is courage, Finding the hero within
Warning, do not administer to people who had an organ transplant, this oil will cause them to reject their new organ.
“They extend like streams, like gardens by the river, like aloes which the Lord planted, like cedars by the water.” (Numbers 24:6)
“Also, Hiram’s ships that delivered gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a huge quantity of almog-wood and precious stones.” (I Kings 10:11)
“And the king made of the almog-wood a path to the House of the Lord and to the king’s palace, harps, and psalteries to accompany the vocalists, there had come no such almog-wood nor has there been seen to this day.” (I Kings 10:12)
“Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all frankincense trees, myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices.” (Song of Songs 4:14)
“Myrrh and aloes and cassia are all your garments; more than ivory palaces, those that are Mine will cause you to rejoice.” (Psalms 45:9)
Sandalwood is known as aloes and almog wood in the Bible, it produces a sweet balsamic scent and used as a fragrant perfume. It was imported via the Ophir region from India by King Solomon and used to build musical instruments for the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. This imported wood is hard, heavy, close-grained, and of a fine red color instead of the white fragrant sandalwood found in Israel. It was a rare wood whose tree does not grow with the firs and cedars in Lebanon. Hiram was the Phoenician king of Tyre, was originally his father David’s friend, and maintained his alliance with the family and became Solomons loyal friend also. He supplied Solomon with much of the Algom wood to build the holy temple of Jerusalem. It was his servants and Solomon’s servants, who transported the gold from Ophir, imported the algom wood and precious stones. The Algom wood melted and bent easily because of its unique softness, Solomon used this wood to make a path to the House of God and to the king’s palace. He also designed harps and psalteries for the singers, nothing like they had ever seen before in the land of Judah. He created them for the Levites who like to sing with musical instruments, these were secular songs that he composed for them to sing to him.
During the year following the Queen of Sheba’s visit, King Solomon accumulated huge wealth, in one year alone he earned six hundred sixty-six talents of gold. Guides and the merchants were afraid to pass from province to province or from kingdom to kingdom without hiring a guide from the king. They would give Solomon a fee to rent these guides, by word of mouth this brought all the kings of Arabia and their regents of the land, thus bringing with them gold and silver for Solomon, these merchants would bring him gold on a pretext to witness his wisdom. King Solomon made two hundred shields of malleable gold and it took six hundred malleable gold pieces to go into one shield. Then Solomon took three hundred shields of malleable gold, using three hundred gold pieces into one shield, and Solomon placed them in the house of the forest of Lebanon. Solomon built a huge house in Jerusalem which he built from an abundance of the large trees of Lebanon, and it was there that he deposited those shields, Next Solomon made an immense ivory throne using the ivory of elephants and overlaid it with pure gold. He made six steps up to ascend the throne as well as a ramp of gold attached to the throne. Solomon added armrests on either side with two lions also made of gold standing beside them. There were twelve lions in total, two on each step at either end nothing like anything ever made for any kingdom.
All of King Solomon’s drinking vessels were gold, particularly all the vessels of his house in the forest of Lebanon were made of more superior gold, and silver was not even considered by Solomon. The king’s ships would go to Tarshish with Huram’s servants once in three years, and these ships from Tarshish would return bearing an abundance of gold, silver, ivory, apes, meerkats, long-tailed monkeys, and peacocks. Now Solomon transcended all the kings of the earth in affluence as well as in wisdom, and in turn, all the kings of the earth sought Solomon’s presence to hear the wisdom with which God had endowed him. Obviously, each one would bring him a gift of vessels of silver, gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, mules plus tribute their due for the year. God came to Solomon in a dream and said to him, “if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days.” When Solomon awoke from his dream, he realized when he heard a bird chirp and a dog bark, he understood their language. Solomon then came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of God, and offered up burnt offerings, peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.
“I have also given you that which you have not asked, both riches and honor so that there shall not be any among the kings like you all your days.” (I Kings 3:13)
Solomon accumulated four thousand stables of horses and chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem, but he transgressed God’s commandment of, “Only he shall not multiply horses to himself.” Solomon ruled over all the kings, from the River until the land of the Philistines and right to the border of Egypt. He succeeded in making silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar trees as common as the sycamores that are in abundance in the lowlands of Israel. Solomon received many horses as gifts from Egypt and other lands. All in all, Solomon reigned in Jerusalem and over all Israel for forty years, unlike his father David, who reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. Solomon’s final resting place is with his fathers, he is buried in the City of David alongside his father, and Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.