Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. (James 5:14)
Natural plant oils are a powerful support for good health in body, mind, and spirit—the missing link to well-being and vitality. So much needless suffering and sickness in the world could be avoided and healed if people would learn what their Creator has provided for them and be inspired to take action. God doesn’t need oils to heal us, but when we combine prayer with the use of oils, “we discover greater healing,” Teri Secrest says.
In Essential Oils: God's Extravagant Provision for Your Health, Teri shares what she has learned from more than twenty years of research into essential plant oils. She weaves together the drama, romance, and spiritual history of these oils to inspire the reader to trust God’s Word and feel deep gratitude for His rich provision.
In biblical times, oils were used in every walk of life. People from all over the known world traveled to hear Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, share his knowledge of trees such as cedar and plants such as hyssop. Teri says cedar wood oil provides a natural melatonin, while hyssop oil may aid in respiratory and digestive issues.
Essential oils and aromatic plants—including aloes, cinnamon, frankincense, galbanum, and myrrh—are mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible. Esther bathed in oils and perfumes for a year before she was brought before King Xerxes; she won his favor and was crowned queen, which ultimately enabled her to save her people.
In addition to stories from scripture, Essential Oils: God’s Extravagant Provision for Your Health offers practical how-to’s that readers can use immediately, including the use of oils for romance, cooking, cleaning, pets, children, and fragrance, as well as health issues such as stress, negative emotions, trouble sleeping, weight gain, and anxiety. Although it’s written from a Christian perspective, non-believers will also find practical guidance to regain and maintain health naturally.