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Oils of the Bible Scripture Reference for Essential Oils

It’s so exciting to discover the use of essential oils throughout the history of mankind, and it’s especially exciting to find them mentioned in the Scriptures. When God created our world, He gave us wonderful medicine in the plants He created, to help heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Here’s a brief list of Bible verses that mention the use of essential oils.

Essential Oils are God’s Gift of Health to Mankind

Oils of the Bible References by Location:

Oils of the Bible - Biblical Scripture References

The Pentateuch
Historical Books
New Testament

Over 180 scriptures in the bible refer to essential oils.

  • The Wise Men brought Frankincense and Myrrh to the Christ Child.
  • Moses instructed that Hyssop was to be mixed with lamb’s blood
    prior to applying it to the doorpost.
  • Spikenard was used to anoint the feet of Jesus.
  • Faith – Onycha
  • StrengthCypress
  • Wisdom – Myrtle
  • Love – Cistus
  • Power – Spikenard
  • Imagination – Aloes/Sandalwood
  • UnderstandingMyrrh
  • Will Cedarwood
  • Order – Galbanum
  • Zeal – Cassia
  • RenunciationHyssop
  • Life Frankincense

Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on  both banks of the river.
Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every
month  they will bear,  because the  water from the  sanctuary
flows to them.  The fruit thereof  shall be your meat, and the
leaf for medicine.

Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51, 52

Exodus 30:23

Exodus 30:23
Proverbs 7:17
Song of Solomon 4:14
Revelation 18:13

Exodus 16:31
Numbers 11:17

Leviticus 2:1, 2, 15, 16
Leviticus 5:11
Leviticus 6: 15
Leviticus 24:7
Numbers 5:15
1Chronicles 9:29
Nehemiah 13:5, 13:9
Song of Solomon 3:6, 4:6, 14
Matthew 2:11
Revelation 18:13


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Exodus 30:34

Exodus 12:22
Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51, 52
Numbers 19:6, 18
I Kings 4:33
Psalms 51:7
John 19:29
Hebrews 9:19

Job 30:4

Genesis 37:25
Genesis 43:11
Exodus 30:23
Esther 2:12
Psalms 45:8
Song of Solomon 1:13
Song of Solomon 3:6
Song of Solomon 4:6
Song of Solomon 4:14
Song of Solomon 5:1
Song of Solomon 5:5
Song of Solomon 5:13
Matthew 2:11
Mark 15:23

John 19:39
Exodus 12:22

Nehemiah 8:15
Isaiah 41:19, 55:13

Song of Solomon 1:12, 4:13, 14
Mark 14:3
John 12:3


Exodus 29:7
Exodus 30:31
Exodus 35:28
Leviticus 2:15
Isaiah 61:3
Mark 6:13

But Jesus said, “Someone touched me;
I know for the power has gone out from me.”

LUKE 8:46 (Was the power His Frequency?)

Thanks to fellow YLEO associate, Julia Wolfe,
for her compilation of the following:

Bible References from the Jerusalem Bible.
(It’s the more classic Hebrew order of the
books, than is found in many Bibles.)

Bible References by Location


37:25 Myrrh
43:11 Myrrh

12:22 Hyssop
16:31 Coriander
29:7 anointing with oils
30:23 Myrrh, cinnamon, calamus,
cassia for chrism (anointing oil)
30:31 refers to chrism made according to 30:23
30:34 Frankincense, galbanum
35:28 people brought materials for chrism
to build the Tent of Meeting
37:29 Altar of incense and chrism made
for Tent of Meeting

2:1-2, 15-16 Frankincense
5:11 Frankincense
6:15 Frankincense
24:7 Frankincense
14:4-6, 49-52 Hyssop

5:15 Frankincense
11:17 Coriander
19:6, 18 Hyssop


1 Kings
4:33 Hyssop

8:15 Myrtle
13:5,9 Frankincense

1 Chronicles
9:29 Frankincense

2:12 Myrrh


30:4 Juniper

45:8 Myrrh
51:7 Hyssop

7:17 Cinnamon, myrrh

Song of Songs
1:13 Myrrh, spikenard
3:6 Frankincense
4:6, Frankincense
4:13, Spikenard
4:14 Cinnamon, frankincense, spikenard
5:1, 5, 13 Myrrh


41:19 Myrtle
55:13 Myrtle


2:11 Frankincense, myrrh

14:3 Spikenard
15:23 Myrrh

12:13 Spikenard
19:39 Myrrh

9:19 Hyssop

18:13 Cinnamon, frankincense

Oil Kits from Young Living:



Contains 10 single oils (5ml bottles):

Aloes/sandalwood (Santalum album), Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Frankincense (Olibanum-Boswellia carteri), Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Onycha (pronounced oh-nigh-ka) – a very thick oil, remove the plastic orifice and warm the bottle in your hand so that the oil will flow –(Styrax benzoin), Rose of Sharon/cistus (Labdanum-Cistus ladanifer).

Oils of Ancient Scripture


Gary Young has gathered the 10 most significant oils found in the Bible. His wish is that you savor and enjoy these precious and pure essential oils with their beautiful fragrances and intriguing histories.

Gary Young draws on his travels to biblical lands
and explains the ten oils in the cassette.


Oils of Ancient Scripture
Code 3143 (Ten) 5 ml bottles
Scriptural References:

John 12:3
“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly,
and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair:
and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.”

Mark 6:13
“And they cast out many devils and anointed with oil many there were sick and healed them.”

Matthew 2:11
“And when they have 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 unto him gifts;
gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”



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Contains two single oils:
(5ml bottles): Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

One blend (5ml):
Christmas Spirit
Two gum resins:
Frankincense and Myrrh.

The essence of the Season™ lifts spirits and heightens spiritual awareness while refreshing and purifying the air.
This exquisite collection of therapeutic-grade essential oils and resins possesses rich, exotic fragrances that
relate directly to the holiday season. The gum resins can be used as a potpourri or in the fireplace on a special evening.

Frankincense and Myrrh treasured by kings and sovereigns were more highly esteemed than gold. These oils and gum resins are symbols of the age-old quest for protection against disease and reviving health.

Heavenly, exquisite, and intoxicating beautiful …

Essence of the Season – (#3118) – 5 ml each

Three 5 ml bottles of oil and two small glass bottles of resin

Oils of the Bible Scripture Reference

This list of Bible verses that mention the use of essential oils. When God created our world, He gave us wonderful medicine in the plants He created, to help heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Review and follow the scriptures listed here to discover oils in the Bible. Bookmark this page as a reference to your future scripture readings and bible studies.

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