Last Updated on February 4, 2018 by Jenny Pena
The Real February Romance: Love, Essential Oils, and Queen Esther
February, it’s all about Valentine’s Day and has little affect on my life. I actually despised this time of year!
Now God has given me something beautiful to celebrate this time of year instead, Purim!!!
Thanks to the teachings from the Most High, I was reintroduced to the book of Esther. After a deeper reading I realize the many blessings found in this story, I recommend you read this book. One of these blessings that caught my attention of course, MYRRH!
Before a young woman’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics. 13 And this is how she would go to the king: Anything she wanted was given her to take with her from the harem to the king’s palace.
Here we read about the tradition in those times, the preparation women went through before meeting the king. Well, nowadays we do all sorts of things for beauty in order to get attention from our life partner! I would much rather be anointed and bathe in essential oils than some of the other things women are doing, like going under the knife!
Let’s take a deeper look at myrrh and specifically the benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil:
Myrrh (Commipihora myrrha) has a rich, smoky, balsamic aroma that is purifying, restorative, revitalizing, and uplifting.
It is a helpful aid to meditation, having one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes available.
Sesquiterpenes are a class of compounds that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdala, the seat of our emotions.
Myrrh is referenced throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The Arabian people believed it helped wrinkled, chapped, and cracked skin.
Today, myrrh is widely used in oral hygiene products. Myrrh has an approximate ORAC of 3,193,813 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.From www.youngliving.com
Scriptures: Genesis 37:25; 43:11; Exodus 30:23, 34; Esther 2:12; Psalm 45:8; Proverbs 7:17; Song of Solomon 1:13; 3:6; 4:6, 14; 5:1, 5, 13; Matthew 2:11; Mark 15:23; John 19:39; Revelation 18:13
- Used in religious rituals.
- Used in embalming.
- Applied to as an oil to soften skin.
- Incensed was burned during childbirth.
- Applied on umbilical cords to prevent infection.
- Applied on wounds to promote healing and prevent infection.
You may read more about essential oils in the bible from the book Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart.
Also, just doing a search online can show you inspiring verses of many oils, my favorite is Matthew 2:11 where Christ Messiah was presented with Frankincense and Myrrh as a child.
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