“Like palm groves that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the Lord has planted, like cedar trees beside the waters.” Numbers 24:6 ESV
“your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;” Psalm 45:8 ESV
“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.” Proverbs 7:17 ESV
“nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all choice spices—” Song of Solomon 4:14 ESV
“Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight.” John 19:39 ESV
Young Living‘s Aloes/Sandalwood (Santalum album) Essential Oil can only be purchased in the “Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit“. Aloes/Sandalwood is from the plant origin of India and it’s botanical family is Santalaceae. It’s ORAC value is 160 µTE/100g.
“Used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for skin revitalization, yoga, and meditation. Listed in Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica (AD 78), Europe’s first authoritative guide to medicines, which became the standard reference work for herbal treatments for over 1,700 years.” (Young, 159)
Aloes/Sandalwood’s fragrant influence: “Enhances deep sleep, may help remove negative programming from the cells. It is high in sesquiterpenes that stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the center of emotions. The pineal gland is responsible for releasing melatonin, a powerful immune stimulant . Can be grounding and stabilizing.” (Young, 159)
It can be diffused, inhaled directly, taken as a dietary supplement, or diluted with a carrier oil for topical application..
Works Cited: Young, Gary. Essential Oils Desk Reference.6th ed. Lehi: Life Science Publishing, 2014. Print.
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