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  • Joan Rothchild Hardin

Essential Oils for Healing and Staying Well


(Source: www.backdoorsurvival.com)

HISTORY OF ESSENTIAL OIL FOR HEALING

For at least 10,000 years, people have used essential oils from aromatic plants as medicines – for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. The Bible contains many references to healing with essential oils and aromatic plants.

The Hebrew word for “anoint” means to massage a person with a healing oil. The Bible makes several mentions of Jesus’ feet being anointed with a widely prized essential oil called spikenard –  still used therapeutically today.  Spikenard provides many benefits, including having rich antioxidant properties, giving a boost to the metabolism and assisting with digestive upset. Anointing with oil was done for healing purposes.  (Martin, 2014)