Bible References to Essential Oils

Biblical References To Essential Oils and/or Aromatic Plants of the Bible 
Source: Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart
 
There are over 260 references & 33 Plant Species
 
Aloes (agurwood) / Sandalwood album)
  • Number 24:6
  • Psalms 45:8
  • Proverbs 7:17
  • Song of Solomon 4:14
  • John 19:39
 
Anise (Pimpenella anisum)
  • Matthew 23:23
 
Balm (Commiphora opobalsamum)
  • Genesis 37:25
  • Genesis 43:11
  • Jeremiah 8:22
  • Jeremiah 46:22
  • Jeremiah 51:8
  • Ezekiel 27:17
 
Bay (Laurilus nobilis)
  • Psalms 37:35
Bdellium (Commiphora africana)
  • Numbers 11:7

 

Calamus (Acorus calamus)

  • Exodus 30:23
  • Song of Solomon 4:14
  • Ezekiel 27:19
Cedarwood (Cedrus libani)
  • Leviticus 14:4
  • Leviticus 14:6
  • Leviticus 14:49
  • Leviticus 14:52
  • Numbers 19:6

 

Cedarwood (aromatic lumber)
  • 2 Samuel 7:2
  • 2 Samuel 7:7
  • 1 Kings 5:8
  • 1 Kings 6:9
  • 1 Kings 6:10
  • 1 Kings 6:15
  • 1 Kings 6:16
  • 1 Kings 6:18
  • 1 Kings 6:20
  • 1 Kings 6:36
  • 1 Kings 7:2
  • 1 Kings 7:3
  • 1 Kings 7:7
  • 1 Kings 7:12
  • 1 Chronicles 14:1
  • 1 Chronicles 17:1
  • 1 Chronicles 17:6
  • 1 Chronicles 22:4
  • 2 Chronicles 2:3
  • Song of Solomon 1:17
  • Song of Solomon 8:9
  • Jeremiah 22:14
  • Jeremiah 22:15
  • Ezekiel 27:24
  • Zephaniah 2:14

 

 
Cedarwood (aromatic trees)
  • Numbers 24:6
  • Judges 9:15
  • 2 Samuel 5:11
  • 1 Kings 4:33
  • 1 Kings 5:6
  • 1 Kings 5:10
  • 1 Kings 7:11
  • 1 Kings 9:11
  • 1 Kings 10:27
  • 2 Kings 14:9
  • 2 Kings 19:23
  • 1 Chronicles 22:4
  • 2 Chronicles 1:15
  • 2 Chronicles 2:8
  • 2 Chronicles 9:27
  • 2 Chronicles 25:18
  • Ezra 3:7
  • Job 40:17
  • Psalms 29:5
  • Psalms 80:20
  • Psalms 92:12
  • Psalms 104:16
  • Psalms 148:9
  • Song of Solomon 5:15
  • Isaiah 2:15
  • Isaiah 9:20
  • Isaiah 14:8
  • Isaiah 37:24
  • Isaiah 44:14
  • Jeremiah 22:7
  • Ezekiel 17:3
  • Ezekiel 17:22
  • Ezekiel 17:23
  • Ezekiel 31:3
  • Ezekiel 31:8
  • Amos 2:9
  • Zechariah 11:1
  • Zechariah 11:2

 

Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • Exodus 30:24
  • Ezekiel 27:19
  • Psalm 45:8

 

 
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)
  • Exodus 30:23
  • Proverbs 7:17
  • Song of Solomon 4:14

 

 
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
  • Exodus 16:31
  • Numbers 11:7

 

 
Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Isaiah 28:25
  • Isaiah 28:27a
  • Isaiah 28:27b
  • Matthew 23:23

 

 
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) 
  • Genesis 6:14
  • Isaiah 41:19
  • Isaiah 44:14
  • 1 Kings 9:11
  • Song of Solomon 1:17

 

 
Dill (Anethum graveolens)
  • Isaiah 28:25
  • Isaiah 28:27
  • Matthew 23:23

 

 
Fir (Abies alba) (aromatic lumber)
  • 2 Samuel 6:5
  • 1 Kings 5:8
  • 1 Kings 5:10
  • 1 Kings 6:15
  • 1 Kings 5:34
  • 1 Kings 9:11
  • 2 Chronicles 3:5
  • Song of Solomon 1:17
 
Fir (aromatic trees) 
  • 2 Kings 6:5
  • 2 Chronicles 2:8
  • Psalms 104:17
  • Isaiah 14:8
  • Isaiah 37:24
  • Isaiah 41:19
  • Isaiah 55:13
  • Isaiah 60:13
  • Ezekiel 27:5
  • Ezekiel 31:8
  • Hosea 14:8
  • Nahum 14:8
  • Zechariah 11:2
 
Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
  • Exodus 28:34
  • Exodus 39:26
  • 1 Samuel 14:2
  • Song of Solomon 4:3
  • Song of Solomon 6:7
  • Song of Solomon 8:2
  • Joel 1:12
  • Haggai 2:19
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
  • Exodus 30:34
  • Leviticus 2:1
  • Leviticus 2:15
  • Leviticus 2:16
  • Leviticus 5:11
  • Leviticus 6:15
  • Leviticus 24:7
  • Numbers 5:15
  • 1 Chronicles 9:29
  • Nehemiah 13:5
  • Nehemiah 13:9
  • Song of Solomon 3:6
  • Song of Solomon 4:6
  • Song of Solomon 4:14
  • Isaiah 43:23
  • Isaiah 60:6
  • Isaiah 66:3
  • Jeremiah 6:20
  • Jeremiah 17:26
  • Jeremiah 41:5
  • Matthew 2:11
Galbanum (Ferula gummosa)
  • Exodus 30:34
Henna (Camphire) (Lawsonia inermis)
  • Song of Solomon 1:14
  • Song of Solomon 4:13

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

  • Exodus 12:22
  • Leviticus 14:4
  • Leviticus 14:6
  • Leviticus 14:49
  • Leviticus 14:51
  • Leviticus 14:52
  • Numbers 19:6
  • Numbers 19:18
  • 1 Kings 4:33
  • Psalms 51:7
  • John 19:29
  • Hebrews 9:19
Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma)
  • 1 Kings 19:4
  • 1 Kings 19:5
  • Job 30:4
  • Psalms 120:4

 

Mint (Mentha longifolia)
  • Matthew 23:23
  • Luke 11:42

 

Mustard Seed (Brassica nigra)
  • Matthew 13:31
  • Matthew 17:20
  • Mark 4:31
  • Luke 13:19
  • Luke 17:6

 

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
  • Genesis 37:25
  • Genesis 43:11
  • Exodus 30:23
  • Exodus 30:34
  • Esther 2:12
  • Psalms 45:8
  • Proverbs 7:17
  • Song of Solomon 1:13
  • Song of Solomon 3:6
  • Song of Solomon 4:6
  • Song of Solomon 4:14
  • Song of Solomon 5:1
  • Song of Solomon 5:5
  • Song of Solomon 5:13
  • Matthew 2:11
  • Mark 15:23
  • John 19:39

 

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
  • Nehemiah 8:15
  • Isaiah 41:19
  • Isaiah 55:13
  • Zechariah 1:8
  • Zechariah 1:10
  • Zechariah 1:11

 

Olive (Olea europaea)
  • Genesis 8:11
  • Exodus 27:20
  • Exodus 30:24
  • Leviticus 24:12
  • Deuteronomy 6:11
  • Deuteronomy 8:8
  • Deuteronomy 24:20
  • Deuteronomy 28:40
  • Judges 9:8
  • Judges 9:9
  • 1 Kings 6:23
  • 1 Kings 6:31
  • 1 Kings 6:32
  • 1 Kings 6:33
  • 2 Kings 18:32
  • 1 Chronicles 27:28
  • Nehemiah 8:15
  • Job 15;33
  • Psalms 52:8
  • Psalms 128:3
  • Isaiah 17:6
  • Isaiah 24:13
  • Jeremiah 11:16
  • Hosea 14:6
  • Amos 4:9
  • Habakkuk 2:19
  • Zechariah 4:3
  • Zechariah 4:11
  • Zechariah 4:12
  • Romans 11:17
  • Romans 11:24
  • James 3:12
  • Revelation 11:4
Olives
  • Judges 15:5
  • Micah 6:15
  • Zechariah 14:4
  • Matthew 21:1
  • Matthew 24:3
  • Matthew 26:30
  • Mark 11:1
  • Mark 13:3
  • Mark 14:26
  • Luke 19:29
  • Luke 19:37
  • Luke 21:37
  • Luke 22:39
  • John 8:1
Onycha (Styrax benzoin)
  • Exodus 30:34
Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
  • Nehemiah 8:15
  • Isaiah 41:19
  • Isaiah 60:13
Rose of Isaiah (Narcissus tazetta)
  • Isaiah 35:1
Rose of Sharon (Cistus ladanifer)
  • Song of Solomon 2:1
Rue (Ruta graveolens)
  • Luke 11:42
Saffron (Crocus sativus)
  • Song of Solomon 4:14
Sandalwood (see Aloes)
Shittah (Acacia) (Acacia arabica)
  • Exodus 25:5
  • Exodus 25:10
  • Exodus 25:13
  • Exodus 25:23
  • Exodus 25:28
  • Exodus 26:15
  • Exodus 26:26
  • Exodus 26:32
  • Exodus 26:37
  • Exodus 27:1
  • Exodus 27:6
  • Exodus 30:1
  • Exodus 30:5
  • Exodus 35:7
  • Exodus 35:24
  • Exodus 36:20
  • Exodus 36:31
  • Exodus 36:36
  • Exodus 37:1
  • Exodus 37:4
  • Exodus 37:10
  • Exodus 37:25
  • Exodus 38:1
  • Exodus 38:6
  • Deuteronomy 10:3
  • Isaiah 41:19
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  • Song of Solomon 1:2
  • Song of Solomon 4:13
  • Song of Solomon 4:14
  • Matthew 26:7
  • Mark 14:3
  • Luke 7:37
  • John 12:3
Terebinth (Pistacia terebinthus)
  • Genesis 35:4
  • Judges 6:11
  • Judges 6:19
  • Joshua 24:26
  • 2 Samuel 18:9
  • 2 Samuel 18:10
  • 2 Samuel 18:14
  • 1 Kings 13;14
  • 1 Chronicles 10:12
  • Isaiah 1:30
  • Isaiah 6:13
  • Ezekiel 6:13
Wormwood (Artemisia judiaca)
  • Deuteronomy 29:18
  • Proverbs 5:4
  • Jeremiah 9:15
  • Jeremiah 23:15
  • Lamentations 3:15
  • Lamentations 3:19
  • Revelation 8:11

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