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Oils of the Bible 13

Healing Oils of the Bible

 

There are 14 chapters in the book, but this will be the last chapter I blog about.  The last chapter is a “how to” teach an Oils of the Bible class.  Chapter 13 is titled Oils that Heal Versus Oils that Don’t.  The basis of this chapter is comparing the composition of naturally made oils and commercially made oils.

 

Highlights

  • therapeutic grade, must be derived from organically grown plants, be steam distilled, at atmospheric pressures and minimum temperatures in non-reactive containers (178)
  • bottled in dark, non-reactive vessels, so polymerization doesn’t occur (178)
  • best modern non-reactive material is stainless steel (178)
  • oxidized oils are not therapeutic (179)
  • true composition of a natural oil cannot be duplicated (185)
  • “The chemical and structural formulas of a compound are not complete descriptions of that substance.  Its history and origin are also pertinent.  Electromagnetic frequency is another factor they cannot duplicate.  Thus, all of the relevant factors are not considered by chemists in synthesizing an oil or even one compound of an oil.  A chemical analysis, however, meticulous, isn’t sufficient to adequately describe a therapeutic grade oil.  There is electricity, life force, and subtle energies that are beyond chemistry.  ” (185)
  • “It takes a life process to produce a living substance.” (188)
  • You should research and educate yourself on the proper use of all essential oils.  (189)

  

 

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Healing Oils of the Bible 12

Healing Oils of the Bible

 

Chapter 12 is titled Extracting Essences in Biblical Times.  If I remember correctly, it was a rather dry chapter.  He does mention extracting processes of today as well.

Obviously, in Biblical times, they extracted oils very differently than we do today.  Cedarwood was one of the first oils to be extracted by the Egyptians and Sumerians (p. 167).

 

Quick Facts from Chapter 12

  • “Essential oils are the water immiscible, lipid soluble portion of the plant juices that give it fragrance, flavor, character, and life.” (163)
  • “Essential oils are found in leaves, stems, roots branches, bark, flowers, fruits, and oleo-gum-resins.” (163)
  • Distillation causes concentration of oil by 50 to 100 times.  (163)
  • The oils concentrations and size  are the reason they can “interact positively with cellular intelligence, plus their ability to make direct  contact with our emotions and awaken past memories, sets them apart from all other natural medicines.” (165)
  • Steam distillation was the best method in Biblical times.
  •  “Maceration was an ancient method of extracting essential oils by immersing plant material in a heavier oil or fat, thus dissolving the lipid soluble portion of the plant fluid.” (167)
  • “…expressed essential oils were unknown in Biblical times. ” (169)
  • Citrus fruits and trees were unknown during Biblical times.  (169)
  • Pressing oils was used only for fatty oils during Biblical times. (169)
  • “…sometimes a combination of maceration and pressing was used.  The process is called enfleurage and is one of the most ancient of methods.” (169)

Modern Times

  • “Perfume and flavoring industries, who produce more than 90% of the essential oils used today, like to use high temperature, high pressure distillation techniques because they are more economical.  However, this process destroys the therapeutic properties of the oil and makes it unfit for healing purposes.” (176)
  • Chemical solvents used to distill
  • Carbon dioxide distillation (177)

  

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