I can’t begin to imagine how someone must feel when facing the enemy in battle. Winning would be a matter of skill…and luck. Starting an aromatic marketing business selling Arabic perfume, brand name perfumes, and aromatic products such as essential oils has caused me to tremble, stew, even panic. I think, “Oh, no, what have I gotten myself into?” I’ve done genealogy for nearly 50 years. Why am I selling fragrances? My son-in-law Belal, bless his heart, is responsible. I only intended to help promote his business to the world. He sent me the empty bottles and two dozen different perfume oils with only brief descriptions. I’ve had to research them one by one on the internet, and now in books, to entice people to buy. My studies have become a fascinating educational journey.
Some of the perfume oils are from Biblical days and are composed of essential oils. Aromatherapy was something I’d never thought about much. But Israelites and Christians used natural oils daily for flavoring, perfume, incense, anointing, medicine, embalming, and even burials. These oils were so precious to them that they traveled by caravan to outlying areas to obtain these essential oils–places such as Arabia, Lebanon, Persia, Babylon and even reaching out to Southeastern Europe, Egypt, Libya, Africa, India, Indonesia and China.
Essential oils are mentioned an unbelievable amount of times in the Bible. Christ used them. Women who washed His feet used them. Roman soldiers used a special mix called “Valor” to give them courage before battle.* Valor is composed of Frankincense and Spruce and other oils not mentioned by name. Young Living Essential Oil has Valor Roll-On and Valor in 15 ml bottles.
“Valor® is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body.”
I have no proof yet that of these statements are true. Perhaps many Roman soldiers were outright blood thirsty, and so they didn’t need any oil enhancements. However, there were those who were fighting to defend their country and perhaps less skilled. They probably covered themselves in Valor from head to toe.
I love to experiment. I think I will use Valor Essential Oil at home and Valor Roll-On in public for my own life’s battles–even marketing–and cover myself from head to toe! You can order these essential oils from my website, http://www.aromaemporium.com, at customer preferred prices.
*”Healing Oils of the Bible” by David Stewart, Ph.D.