What Does The Bible Say About Essential Oils?
The Bible speaks often of essential oils and encourages their use in medicine, prayer, perfumes, beauty treatments, spiritual purification, moral repentance and healing. The priests, prophets, physicians, disciples, early Christians and most importantly, Jesus- God's Son, all used them in this way.
In all about 33 fragrant plants and essential oils are referenced in the Bible. All the healing oils of the Bible are aromatic and can be inhaled. Where a plant produces an oil that is not a fragrant perfume, that oil is not considered to be an essential oil eg. almond oil, avocado oil. Those are simply fatty, vegetable oils which can be eaten or cooked with.