Balm of Gilead Anointing Oil - Extremely rare, from Israel
Balm of Gilead Anointing Oil
“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?”
This oil blend contains true Balm of Gilead (Commiphora gileadensis) essential oil
An Anointing Oil and incense ingredient known for its extraordinary qualities and capabilities and used for spiritual, medical and mystical purposes. It is very rare and almost impossible to obtain now. Yet today in Isreal there are people devoted to its return and conservation. It is very precious and sacred . We were delighted to find this unique source for true Balm of Gilead oil an to be able to share it in this anointing oil.
This is a sample of the Second Temple period premium Anointing Oil (Balm of Gilead Anointing oil) contains 100% Pure Balm Of Gilead Essential Oil (Commiphora gileadensis) (10%), Myrrh (5%), Frankincense (5%) Olive Oil (80%).
It was cultivated in Isreal by Balm of Gilead Farms
The oil comes in a very small vial, (we only have a small amount) it is an amulet for healing or to be used in very special rites for healing or sacred ceremony. Also in the pouch with the oil comes a bit of a very rare delight, dried Frankincense fruit. This is the first time in the world, as far as we know, that the fruits are available for use in incense. They have succeeded in drying and grinding the fruit to create amazing raw material for incense. Also included is a packet of the finest Myrrh of Yemen, Green Frankincense of Oman and Golden Benzoin. This makes a meaningful and healing gift.
From the Balm of Gilead Farm…
1,500 years ago, a wondrous plant that grew along the shores of the Dead Sea, disappeared.
The Prophets speak of the plant’s healing power. The Book of Exodus cites this plant as incense for worship – to be burned in the Holy Temple.
The plant was a gift from The Queen of Sheba to King Solomon. Its orchards were owned by King Herod, looted by Marcus Antonius, and gifted to Cleopatra. Its branches carried by Titus along with the Golden Menorah in the Roman Empire’s triumphant march to Rome after the conquest of Jerusalem.
Today, this plant – The Balm Of Gilead (Balsamon) - that had not been seen for 1,500 years – has been reborn – at the Balm Of Gilead Farm in Almog, Israel, on the northern coast of the Dead Sea.
In addition to the Balm of Gilead (Balsamon, Commiphora Gileadensis), the Balm Of Gilead Farm cultivates other biblical plants such as dozens of different species of frankincense and myrrh.
“The Balsamon Tree has not been cultivated commercially in this region for almost 1000 years,” says Guy Erlich, Owner and Expert Cultivator of the Balm Of Gilead Farm. “The ancient plants I am reviving here were once the main economic staple of the Ancient Hebrews of the Jericho Valley - our ancestors.
I have taken it upon myself to make it happen.”
On Balm Of Gilead Essential Oil (Commiphora gileadensis)
Balsam, obtained from a tree, and also called Mecca or Balsam of Gilead, belongs to the same
family as the frankincense and myrrh trees, the Burseracae.
This tree or shrub thrives in the hot desert.
The fragrance of balsam seems to have enchanted people in ancient times. Pliny wrote that
its fragrance surpassed all others. Balsam has a lemony, gentle,herblike, velvety, warm, and rose-
mary-like fragrance. Both the oil used for consecration and the frankincense used in the Temples of the Holy land contained balsam. Judea cleverly kept a monopoly of the balsam trees for a long time. They exported balsam throughout antiquity. Egyptians used balsam for sacred purposes, for embalming, and for producing some of the
most precious perfumed salves.Balsam arrived in Europe during the Crusades. There, too, it was
one of the most precious and rare incense-burning substances.
But somewhere along the line, the West lost the fragrant trail of
this aroma. Today, it is almost unknown. It is almost impossible to find pure balsam.
- Susanne Fischer-Rizzi
All proceeds from the sale of this Oil are going to a donation to sponsor the watering of Balm of Gilead trees at the Farm in Israel - To show our heartfelt gratitude for their work and as a prayer for healing in this difficult time
If you would like to know more about the Farm and their work, visit their Website, it is very moving.