I just wanted to share with you a bit of history on Essential Oils that I learned from the lovely Sarah Harnish!
Ready? Here we go!
“They were first mentioned by name in the biblical book of Genesis (chapter 37) when Joseph was sold to the slave traders. They carried spices, balm and myrrh! Genesis ends with the burial of Joseph’s father anointed with myrrh. Oils are mentioned 1,100 times directly and indirectly in Scripture.
Some of the oldest cultures on earth used essential oils. The Babylonians placed orders for cedarwood, myrrh, and cypress. The Egyptians used essential oils for beauty and embalming and they have the oldest recorded deodorant recipe made with essential oils. Pakistan and Rome used essential oils in the communal bath houses.
They were even used by Christ. Jesus was given gold, frankincense and myrrh. Frankincense is sometimes referred to as “the coconut oil of essential oils” because it has over 10,000 uses. Essential oils were used by the Medieval Europeans, many of whom brought oils back during the Crusades. It was only after World War 2 when essential oils were “rediscovered” and the science on their uses grows with every single year.”
Okay, I don’t know about you, but I find that so neat! Thank you Jesus for Essential Oils!