Biblical Aromatherapy

A Comprehensive Guide to
Buying, Blending and Using Essential Oils
For Healing
With Plants Mentioned in the Bible

Robert Bike, LMT

Reiki Master
Massage Therapy


"Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed." -- Jeremiah 17:14

This is taken from the introduction to the book Biblical Aromatherapy, A Comprehensive Guide to Buying, Blending and Using Essential Oils For Healing With Plants Mentioned in the Bible, by Robert L. Bike.

Copyright 1999

Read an excerpt from the Frankincense chapter.

Some of our favorite Biblical passages mention healing oils. "But a Samaritan as he journeyed came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring oil and wine upon them." "Thou anointest my head with oil." "Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh." "Mary took a pound of oil, genuine nard, very costly, and she anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair." "And you shall make of these a Holy Anointing Oil." "May you purify me from sin with hyssop, that I may be clean." Paul spoke of "the fragrance of the knowledge of" Jesus.

Essential oils are subtle, volatile liquids with the aroma and flavor of the plant from which they are obtained. Oils have nutritional value and healing properties. Oils can be extracted from plants through pressing or steam distillation. Flowers, tree bark, fruit, leaves, stems, seeds and roots can all produce oils. Sometimes completely different oils with completely different properties can be produced from the same plant. Pressing the orange peel produces orange oil; distilling the leaves and twigs of the orange tree produces petitgrain oil; and distilling orange blossoms produces neroli oil.

The Bible mentions 231 plants by name, and about two dozen of them produce essential oils in sufficient quantities to be commercially viable. This book lists those 24 plants, relates what their healing qualities are, cites book, chapter and verse where they are mentioned in the Bible, and tells you how to use them at home.

Oils were chosen for this book based upon these factors:

  • The plant must have been mentioned in at least one English version of the Bible.
  • The plant must produce an essential oil in commercial quantity.
  • There must be a source for organically grown, therapeutic-quality essential oil from that plant.

Included is an extensive glossary of chemical and medical terms for a better understanding of how the essential oils work.

The chapter on conditions lists hundreds of common illnesses, diseases and ailments along with the Biblical essential oils that historically have been used to help ease symptoms and, in some cases, cure. Modern medicine owes its roots to plants and essential oils.

There is a comprehensive index at the back of the book to help you find topics quickly.

And, finally, there is a bibliography of several fine books on the Bible and on aromatherapy, many of which were used in researching the material for this book.

The human nose can detect more than 10,000 different aromas. The author wishes you good smelling, good reading and good health!

Biblical Aromatherapy is bound so that it will lay flat. You can keep it open, following instructions for using various oils and techniques while referring to it.

Several pages are devoted to each of the 24 aromatic plants. There is a comprehensive list of conditions and the biblical plant historically used to treat it. Biblical Aromatherapy is completely indexed, including more than 250 Bible quotes.

Biblical Aromatherapy is currently SOLD OUT & out of print. I am nearly finished with the second edition, and hope to have it published within a few weeks.


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