Spikenard Essential Oil in the Bible

Spikenard Essential Oil is steam distilled from the plant rootSpikenard essential oil comes from a flowering plant (Valerian family) that grows in the Himalayas of Nepal, China, and India. The spice is mentioned five times in the Bible by the name ‘nard.’ (The spice is also called ‘nardin’ and ‘muskroot.’) Spikenard is mentioned three times in the book of Song of Solomon in the Old Testament, and twice in the New Testament. Continue reading “Spikenard Essential Oil in the Bible”

Cinnamon Essential Oil in the Bible

Cinnamon Essential Oil comes from the barkCinnamon is mention only four times in the Bible.  We first read of it when God provided the specifications for making Anointing Oil (Exodus 30:23).  Cinnamon essential oil would have added a sweet smell to the anointing oil. The spice trade and cinnamon are referenced in Revelation when the fall of Babylon is foretold (Revelation 18:11-13).  Ancient nations prized cinnamon so highly that it was considered a suitable gift fit for monarchs. Continue reading “Cinnamon Essential Oil in the Bible”

Cassia Essential Oil in the Bible

Cassia barkCassia essential oil was an ingredient in anointing oil as described in Exodus 30:22-25 and in Psalms 45:7-9. Besides being used in aromatherapy and on people, the Bible tells us anointing oil was also used in making clothing fragrant. In Ezekiel 27:18-19 we learn that Cassia oil was also used in trade. Continue reading “Cassia Essential Oil in the Bible”