Anointing Oil: Anointing oil from Jerusalem
Mentioned 20 times in the bible, anointing oil was used to anoint oneself, high priests in the Temple and kings. It is an ancient practice that has remained significant and relevant today, when anointing oil from Jerusalem is used nowadays to consecrate a person, place or thing to God, through the anointing act. To anoint was to make a person or object to become qodesh, in English ‘holy’, Exodus 30:29.
Holy anointing oil was made from the best spices and extracts found in Jerusalem and its surroundings to produce the finest scented anointing oil (Exodus 23). Anointing oil was produced from extracts of Cinnamon, myrrh, Kaneh bosem, Cassia and olive oil.
Those anointed with holy anointing oil were to become ‘the anointed ones’ English for ‘Messiah’, thus, dedicated to G-d, as priests, kings or prophets. Anointing the chosen ones was a both a sacred act and socio-political act.
A fine mixture of olive oil and spices, anointing oil from Jerusalem was used for therapeutic purposes, in addition to rededication to G-d. The Israelites relied on spices and oils in a world of danger and decay. Israelites used oils to orient oneself and create a safety net and elevate oneself above the physical world, a world of decay and disease. The scented olive oil was the Israelites’ anointing oil. Today the privilege of anointing is widely spread and practiced by all who wish to affirm their connection to God, His work and bless their loved ones. You may anoint yourself, your home and your family members to secure their well being, peace and blessing them through anointing oil. In addition, anointing ceremony may be performed before holidays, special occasions and times dedicated to prayer and meditation.
Our selection of anointing oil from Jerusalem offers anointing oils with extracts of pomegranate, myrrh & Frankincense, rose of Sharon and many other refined extracts and scents that will take you back to biblical times, elevate your spirits and strengthen you in faith and connection to Jerusalem and G-d. Our anointing oils from Jerusalem will inspire you with the images of Queen Esther, Lion of Judah and King Solomon. Anointing oils from Jerusalem are wonderful to have in every home and make for meaningful gifts to your loved ones.