BIBLICAL FRAGRANCES AND THEIR SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE
Frankincense: used on the Altar of Incense in temple times, one of the 3 gifts brought to Messiah (intercession) Song of Songs 3:6, Isaiah 53:5, Hebrews 3:24
Myrrh: Queen Esther bathed in oil of myrrh for six months before her presentation to the King (purification, dying to self, and preparation for the KING) Esther 2:12, Song of Songs 1:13
“Holy Fire”/Hyssop: exotic Biblical plant used in cleansing rituals and in certain sacrifices of the Hebrews (cleansing, purification) Psalm 51:7
Cedars of Lebanon: fragrant wood used to build Temple and also to anoint a restored leper’s house (strength, permanence, wholeness, restoration) Psalm 92:12
Pomegranate:highly prized fruit from ancient times, its motif was used to decorate the temple and was embroidered on high priest’s garment (fruitfulness, abundance, blessings, favor of God) Numbers 13:23
Spikenard: fragrant oil used by Mary to anoint head & feet of Jesus (intimacy, extravagant worship) John 12:2-3
Rose of Sharon: flower depicting the beloved (beauty of the bride) Song of Songs 2:1
Lily of the Valley: white delicate flower (honor & purity of heart) Song of Songs 2:1
Cassia: one principal spice of the Holy Anointing Oil used to anoint priests, kings and their garments. The coming King Messiah’s robes will smell of cassia (humility, being stripped of pride, set apart or holy with a servant’s heart) Psalm 45:8
Cinnamon:Sweet Cinnamon is one of the four aromatic ingredients of the Holy Anointing Oil described in Ex. 30:23.
Covenant:a special blending of the fragrances of the Bridegroom (Frankincense & Myrrh), the Bride (Spikenard) and the Spirit of God (Hyssop/Holy Fire) (marriage covenant in Hebrew) Ex 24:1-8
King’s Garments: A unique blend of Cassia, Aloes and Myrrh. Psalm 45:8 “Your robes are all fragrant with myrrh, aloes and cassia…”.
Myrrh- bitter to the taste, sweet to the smell, was used in purification rites and Holy Oil.
Aloes- listed among the “chief species” in the garden of the beloved in Song 4:13-14.
Cassia- was one of the principal spices of the Holy Anointing oil used to anoint priests, kings and their garments. Likewise the garments of our coming King Messiah and High Priest, will smell of cassia.
ALL OF OUR ANOINTING OILS ARE MADE FROM EXTRA-VIRGIN, KOSHER OLIVE OIL FROM ISRAEL, BLENDED WITH PUREESSENTIAL OILS AND SPICES, USING SOME OF THE SAME APOTHECARY METHODS AS IN BIBLICAL DAYS.