ANOINTING OILS Page 2
King's Garments Anointing Oil
Psalm 45:8 “All your garments smell of myrrh, aloes and cassia...” King's Garments is a special aromatic blending of the three biblical scents consisting of:
Myrrh, Aloes and Cassia.
Lily of the Valley Anointing Oil
Lily of the valley is known for its delicate, cup-like, pure white flowers and its light and crisp fragrance. The Beloved in Song of Solomon compares herself to one of these after she has heard her lover declare how ravished he is with her. In the spiritual sense, lily speaks of purity of heart. Song of Sol. 2:1 "I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valleys."
Myrrh Anointing Oil
Myrrh, an exotic biblical spice, was used in purification & beautification rites, in the formula for the Holy Anointing Oil, and in burial spices. Queen Esther was bathed in Oil of Myrrh for six months & with other aloes & perfumes for another six months before her presentation to the king. Song of Sol. 1:13: "A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me."
Pomegranate Anointing Oil
Jewish tradition teaches that the pomegranate is a symbol for righteousness, because it is said to have 613 seeds which correspond with the 613 mitzvot or commandments of the Torah. Pomegranate is one of the seven species the spies brought back with them to show how fertile the Promised Land was. Nu 13:23 "They came to the valley of Eshkol...they brought also of the pomegranates, and of the figs."
Rose of Sharon Anointing Oil
This flower from the region of Sharon in Israel is actually not a rose, but is part of the hibiscus family. Its blooms are nonetheless beautiful and glorious, just as Isaiah depicted the Bride of Messiah would be in the millennial reign when she shines forth in all the radiance of her heavenly glory and beauty. Song of Sol 2:1: "I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valleys."
Spikenard Anointing Oil
Spikenard, a rare and costly fragrant oil, was used by Mary of Bethany to anoint the head and feet of the Messiah two days before His death, as recorded in John 12:3. Song of Sol 1:12 "While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth its fragrance."