One cannot have good skin without nutrients that promote health. The skin is an outward measure of health. Essential oils are important to good skin health and overall health of the body. These oils are gifts from God, which should be used in their natural state.
It would behoove any person seeking good health to become familiar with Aromatherapy, which is the use of aromas from essential oils as therapy. Not only is the aroma beneficial, but they can also be applied directly to the skin, when mixed in carrier oils, such as vegetable oils. They should not be used full strength on the skin in most cases. These oils penetrate the skin and are stored directly beneath the skin, to be used in the body as needed. They work both internally and externally.
Many people today are making their own soaps, perfumes and cleaning supplies with oils, thus avoiding all of the manmade by-products that are in many products on the shelves. When mixing essential oil formulas, use small amounts to assure freshness. (For example, a simple formula for healthy skin is 1 ounce of carrier oil such as, grape seed, apricot or avocado oil, mixed with 4 drops of frankincense, 4 drops of myrrh, and 7 drops of lavender, essential oils.)
Bible References Of Essential Oils
Cedarwood is mentioned in Leviticus 14:4, as well as other places in the book.
Cinnamon is mentioned the Exodus 30:23 and Proverbs 7:17, as well as other places in the Bible.
Frankincense is mentioned several times through-out the Bible such as, Exodus 30:24, Leviticus 2:1-2 as well as several places in the book. In Matthew 2:11 it was presented to Jesus as a gift when he was a young child.
Myrrh was also a gift that was presented to Jesus in Matthew 2:11. Myrrh is mentioned in Genesis 37:25 and 43:11.
Hyssop is mentioned in Exodus 12:22, Leviticus 14:4, Psalms 51:7, as a purging agent, John 19:29 and Hebrews 9:19, as well as other places in the Bible.
Juniper is mentioned in Job 30:4
Myrtle is mentioned in Nehemiah 8:15 and Isaiah 41:19.
Spikehard is mentioned in the Bible in Song of Solomon 1:12 and 4:13-14, as well as Mark 14:3 and John 12:3, where Mary anointed Jesus with this very expensive gift from her alabaster box.
The essential oils of the Bible have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, as well as perfumes. Rose oil is one of the most used oils in perfumes today.
These oils and books on how to use them can be purchased from your local health store usually in the bath and body section.
If you have not used Aromatherapy, you may want to give it try, you may be amazed as to the results you get.
Fred Fishburne and his wife are owners of a successful health store in McDonough, Ga., since 1994, specializing in combining supplementation and proper nutrition for optimal health benefits.