The healing power of the oils depends on the active components in each plant and also how they are used:
~some are anti-inflammatory and calming
~some are stimulating and cause an increase of circulation and activity in the blood and body
~some are cleansing and cause purification of the body by destroying bacteria and pathogens
~some speed up healing and restoration by increasing the rate at which cells generate
As much as using essential oils for the body is a fabulous practice and benefits the user, we are called to be be a fragrant aroma, pleasing to God. a blessing to believers and unbelievers alike.
~we can be instruments of peace, bringing calmness and love to inflamed situations
~we can stimulate, exhort, motivate and stir movement in the church, spurring one another on towards righteousness
~we can bring the word of God to sins that need cleansing and be instruments of the Lord as He purifies people, hearts, and circumstances.
~and we can bring love, peace, and encouraging words and scripture to the weary, in need of healing
1 Cor 2:14-16
14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?
There is a stark contrast between fragrant oils and essential oils.
Essential oils are the true volatile components of the plant. In order to get them specialized equipment is necessary. They are true, pure, and effective. In contrast, there are many counterfeit oils on the market which are often called “fragrant oils”. They are very fragrant, but the have no ability to heal, they are not pure oils, and they can even cause harmful allergic and, even worse, toxic reactions because of chemicals, synthetic substances, and additives. When these are mistakenly used in place of pure essential oils not only are there often side-effects, but the root issues that needed the healing power of essential oils were never properly addressed.
In the same way, there are counterfeit gospels preached that don’t offer the true life-changing, soul healing, and eternal life of simply Jesus. There are preachers and gospels that smell a lot like Christianity, but deny the power of the simple gospel. Be it works-based gospels (by grace we are saved through faith and this is not your own doing but the gift of God so that no one can boast Ephesians 2:8), health, wealth, and prosperity teachings (we will share in suffering: Romans 5:3, 2 Corinthians 12:7-9, Hebrews 2:10, James 5:10, 1 Peter 5:9, 2 Peter 2:13), or adding things to Scripture that God did not authorize (Proverbs 30:6, Revelation 22:18), only the real thing will bring the soul healing we need: simply a relationship with Jesus in which we confess that we need Him and understand we are bringing nothing to the table. After that, anything good we do is directly from Him working in us and we owe Him the glory. If you want more information, feel free to comment below or contact me privately.
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." ~Jesus