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The primary purpose of anointing with the holy anointing oil was to sanctify, to set the anointed person or object apart as "holy" (Exodus 30:29).

The holy anointing oil described in Exodus 30:22–25 was created from a unique blend of 5 pure oils:

  • Pure myrrh (מר דרור mar deror) 500 shekels (about 6 kg)
  • Sweet cinnamon (קינמון בשם kinnemon besem) 250 shekels (about 3 kg)
  • Sweet calamus (קְנֵה-בֹשֶׂם Kaneh bosem, fragrant cane) 250 shekels (about 3 kg)
  • Cassia (קדה kiddah) 500 shekels (about 6 kg)
  • Olive oil (שמן זית shemen zayit) one hin (about 6 liters, or 5.35 kg)
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Myrrh is a fragrance that comes from is a gum-resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus. When a wound on a tree penetrates through the band into the sapwood, the tree secretes a resin. Myrrh is harvested by repeatedly wounding the trees to bleed the gum, which is waxy and coagulates quickly. After the harvest, the gum becomes hard and glossy.

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Sweet cinnamon(קינמון בשםkinnemon besem)
Cinnamomum verum, called true cinnamon tree or Ceylon cinnamon tree, is a small evergreen tree. The trees grow as leafy bushes, usually maxing out about 3 meters (10 ft) in height. They are first harvested at 3 years old and continue producing well for 40-50 years. Small side branches(1.5-5 cm in diameter) are removed from the trees. The outer bark is removed and made into mulch. Twigs, leaves & berries (seeds) are crushed and make cinnamon oil.

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Cinnamomumcassia,called Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon, is an evergreen tree. It is one of several species of Cinnamomum used primarily for their aromatic bark, which is used as a spice. The tree grows to 10–15 m (33–49 ft) tall, with greyish bark and hard,elongated leaves that are 10–15 cm (3.9–5.9 in) long and have a decidedly reddish color when young.

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Acorus calamus(also called sweet flag, sway or muskrat root, among many common names[3]) is a species of flowering plant. calamus, is a reed that grows in swamps and marsh areas.The head of the reed is filled with oil.

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Oliveoil is a liquid fat obtained from olives (the fruit of Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin, produced by pressing whole olives and extracting the oil. Olive oil was the only fuel allowed to be used in the seven-branched menorah in the Mishkan service during the Exodus of the tribes of Israel from Egypt, and later in the permanent Temple in Jerusalem.

Ancient Anointing Oil

1.7oz Bottle


The Anointing Oil Exodus 30:20-29

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant calamus, 500 shekels of cassia all according to the sanctuary shekel and a hin of olive oil. Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. Then use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, the table and all its articles, the lamp stand and its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand. You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.