Wellness with the 12 Scriptural Oils

This post is contributed by One Drop founder – Kai Tan

(continues from Part 1)

Historical Uses:
Frankincense is considered the “holy anointing oil” in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It is well known during the times of Christ for its anointing and healing powers and was one of the gifts given to Christ at His birth. “Used to treat every conceivable ill known to man”, Frankincense was valued more than Gold in the ancient times.

Healing Properties:
  • Useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help with focusing the mind and overcoming stress and despair.
  • Frankincense is considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research.
  • Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks.
  • Frankincense is high in sesquiterpenes
  • Supports sore joint
  • Supports hormonal system
  • Inhale or diffuse

Historical Uses:
The benefits of Galbanum essential oil were documented in Egyptian times and Ancient Rome. They used it as a natural muscle relaxant; as a cough remedy, and to help with tooth abscess pain relief.

Healing Properties:
  • Supports the immune system
  • Supports digestive system
  • Supports respiratory, circulatory, and other body systems.
  • It is a spiritual oil that has been used for mediation and to increase awareness.
  • Also supportive of skin.
  • When combined with Frankincense or Sandalwood, the oil frequency rises dramatically
  • Galbanum is a very important scent for managing stress.
  • For urinary system support, rub a couple of drops of Galbanum essential oil over lower back.
  • Rub at the base of feet and spine to support circulation system.


Historical Uses:
Hyssopus Officinalis grows mainly in the Mediterranean region and was known as Holy or Sacred herb in ancient times. Hyssop, due to its disinfectant and anti microbial properties, found its place even in the Old Testament as a purifier.

Healing Properties:
  • Hyssop oil contains 20-40% monoterpenes and almost 50% ketones. Ketones are known to be calming emotionally.
  • Add 1-2 drops to V6 or vegetable oil to rub on chest to support respiratory system.
  • For hormonal support, use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on lower abdomen and lower back area. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath water.
  • To help relieve anxiety, and for meditation, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.


Historical Uses:
The resin of Myrrh was used in incenses and perfumes in ancient Egypt while the oil obtained from it was used for healing wounds in ancient Greece.The Arabian people used Myrrh for many skin conditions, such as chapped skin and wrinkles.
Myrrh was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly-regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Healing Properties:
  • Powerful immune support.
  • Supports healthy skin. The Arabian people believed it helped wrinkled, chapped, and cracked skin. Today, myrrh is widely used in oral hygiene products.
  • Contains a high content of sesquiterpenes
  • Used in the Scar-Be-Gone Blend to help remove scars that have been around for a long time. This blend must be mixed in sequence provided and in the precise quantities:
    • 10 drops helichrysum
    • 6 drops lavender
    • 8 drops lemongrass
    • 4 drops patchouli
    • 5 drops myrrh
    • 1 ounce V-6 Massage oil or virgin coconut oil
    • Roll the blending bottle between your palms after adding each oil. Apply the blend topically at least 3-4 times a day.

  • Face Blend for aging skin: Combine the following
    • 10 drops oil of Myrrh
    • 10 drops Roman Chamomile
    • 5 drops Rosewood
    • 5 drops Lavender
    • 2 tablespoons Grape seed oil.
    • Before using, wash your skin thoroughly, then massage in a portion of the formula. Apply daily. (to be continued in next post)

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