There are over 600 references to essential oils

and/or the aromatic plants from which they were

extracted in the Bible.

  • "Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine."  -Ezekiel 47:12
  • "The Lord spoke unto Moses saying: Take thou also unto thee principal spices of pure myrrh...of sweet cinnamon...of sweet calamus...of cassia...and of olive...and thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil." -Exodus 30:22-25
  • "Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil."- John 12:3
  • "And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh." -Matthew 2:11
  • “There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise.” -Proverbs 21:20
  • "I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.” -Proverbs 7:17


  • Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy,  San Rafael, New World Library, 1991
  • Essential Oils Pocket References, 6th edition, Lehi, Life Science Publishing, 2014
  • Shelton, Melissa, DVM, The Animal Desk Reference: Essential Oils for Animals, Lexington, 2016
  • Hoffman, David, The Herbal Handbook, A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism, Rochester, Healing Arts Press, 1987
  • Smith, Linda L., RN, MS, HNC, CHTP, CHTI,  Healing Oils, Healing Hands, Aravada,  HTSM Press, 2003
  • Wall, Carly, The Scented Veil, Virginia Beach, ARE Press, 2002
  • Bell, Kristen Leigh, Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, Findhorn, Findhorn Press, 2002
  • Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy, A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils, Paramus, Prentice Hall, 1996
  • Clark, Demetria, Herbal Healing for Children, Summertown, Healthy Living Publications, 2011
  • Gladstar's, Rosemary, Medicinal Herbs, A beginner's Guide, North Adams, Storey Publishing, 2012
  • Hoffman, David, FNIMH, AG, Medical Herbalism, The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine, Rochester, Healing Arts Press, 2003


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