Let’s look at what they are, how they were used in the Bible, and how they can be used now.
Gold, Frankincense, And Myrrh For Your Home
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Plant Therapy Myrrh Essential Oil 30 mL (1 oz) 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade
Plant Therapy Frankincense Carteri Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 30 ml (1/3 oz).
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All About Frankincense and Myrrh
FRANKIN’CENSE, noun [frank and incense.] A dry resinous substance in pieces or drops, of a pale yellowish white color, of a bitterish acrid taste, and very inflammable; used as a perfume.
MYRRH, noun mer. [Latin myrrha.] A gum-resin that comes in the form of drops or globules of various colors and sizes, of a pretty strong but agreeable smell, and of a bitter taste. It is imported from Egypt, but chiefly from the southern or eastern parts of Arabia; from what species of tree or plant it is procured, is unknown. As a medicine, it is a good stomachic, antispasmodic and cordial.
How To Use Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh In Your Home
- Create your own amazing blend of EOs to diffuse by adding orange essential oil (as your “gold”) to Frankincense and Myrrh. The fresh citrus scent combined with the earthy scent is wonderful.
- I love doing a few drops of each in my diffuser – especially in the fall/winter months to help combat “flu season”.
- Bundle together the 3 bottles EOs and give it as a gift for Christmas along with a print-out highlighting their benefits (you can find this info on the RMO website)!
- Use as an object lesson to teach your children about their importance and why they were gifts brought to Jesus.
It wasn’t until several years ago when I was introduced to essential oils that it all started to click and I realized that Frankincense and Myrrh were plant-derived like other essential oils. The fact that they are considered medicinal was kind of an “ah-ha” moment for me in relation to the biblical references.
According to an article on How Stuff Works, both Frankincense and Myrrh come from tree sap or gum resin. They are native to the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa.
They are now most often used as essential oils in the USA to help many health issues, including abrasions, abscesses, bleeding gums, blisters, coughs, cuts/wounds, diarrhea, gingivitis, bad breath, mouth ulcers, splinters, wrinkles, skin care, asthma, circulation, and the list goes on and on (source: The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy).
The word oil is first used in Genesis 28:18: And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. Of course, it does not state that essential oils (as defined today) were used.
The first reference to topical/aromatherapy oil use is in Exodus 25:6: Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense. This immediately paints a picture of something more similar to modern times EOs.
I have been using essential oils for myself and my family for several years now and I have found that they are very beneficial for us. Knowing that plant-derived oils were often used in the Bible for many things, just confirms that learning how to use them is an important step to take in caring for my family’s health!
I use essential oils in my cleaning products and homemade detergents and so have eliminated the toxins found in commercial products. As aromatherapy, oils can be used to not only make our home smell wonderful but may purify the air while promoting healthy bodies/immune systems to fight off viruses and bacteria.
I am not 100% brand loyal but have found that Beeyoutiful has quality essential oils for a very affordable price. I buy from them most often but have bought from other brands, too, like Rocky Mountain Oils.
What are your favorite ways to use Orange, Frankincense, and Myrrh Essential Oils?