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Let’s talk Onycha. (Styrax benzoin) Family: Styracaceae Source: From resin of tree. Chemistry: Esters-70%, Carboxylic Acids-20%, Aldehydes 2%, Alcohols 1%. Available only in the 12 oils of ancient scripture kit. Application: Topical, Aromatic   I had never heard of Onycha before and it has been a hard one to find info on, as it’s not […]

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Let’s talk Galbanum Mentioned 1x directly + 54x indirectly = 55x Chemistry: Monoterpenes-75%, Sesquiterpenes-4% Source: Gum Resins in stems and branches (Ferula gummosa) Family Apiaceae (parsley) Application: Topical, Aromatic, Ingestible Galbanum (Ferula gummosa) has an earthy aroma. It was used in ancient temple ritual incense anointings associated with springtime. Galbanum supports the immune, digestive, respiratory, […]

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Let’s Talk Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) Family: Burseraceae Source: Oleo-gum-resin from the trunks and limbs of the tree. Note that Myrrh is also a gum resin from a desert tree of the same family—Burseraceae—as was the Balm of Gilead. Plant Origin: Somalia/Yemen Chemistry: Monoterpenes-82%, Alpha-Pinene 30-65%, Limonene 8-20%, Sesquiterpenes-8%, Sabinene 1-8%, Myrcene 1-14%, Beta-Caryphyllene 1-5%, Alcohols-4%, […]

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Let’s talk Rose of Sharon / Cistus / Rock Rose (Cistus ladanifer) Family: Cistaceae Plant Origin: Spain Source: Steamed distilled From Leaves & Branches Chemistry: Monoterpenes-54%, Alpha-Pinene 40-60%, Alcohols-12%, Esters- 9%, Ketones-7%, Aldehydes-5%, Camphene 2-5%, Bornyl Acetate 3-6%, Trans-Pinocarveol 3-6%, Diterpenes-2%, Carboxylic Acids-1% Application: Topical, Aromatic, Ingestible   Cistus (Cistus ladanifer) essential oil comes from […]

Essential Oils & God's Word | Spikenard | apileofashes.com

Time to talk about Spikenard or Nard as they tended to call it in the Bible. It was Mentioned 7x directly + 10x indirectly = 17x (Nardostachys jatamansi) Family: Valerianaceae Source: From Plant Roots Chemistry: Sesquiterpenes-50%, Monoterpenes- 36%, Phenols-2% Application: Topical, Aromatic, Ingestible When I got my 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture collection in the […]

Essential Oils and God's Word | Myrrh | apileofashes.com

Let’s talk: Myrrh (Commipihora myrrha) Mentioned 18x directly + 138x indirectly = 156x Chemistry: Sesquiterpenes-60% Application: Topical, Aromatic and Ingestible It has a rich, smoky, balsamic aroma that is purifying, restorative, revitalizing, and uplifting. It is a helpful aid to meditation, having one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes available. Sesquiterpenes are a class of […]

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Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And […]

Journaling Bible | The Last Supper  apileofashes.com

Holy Week can be an exciting time in the life of the church and a sad one. I’ve been going through She Reads Truth’s Lent devotional and while on a camping trip a few weeks ago I was inspired to create this. All of this art started making me think of having a Seder Meal […]

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