Highest quality oils from Israel protected in a cobalt blue bottle.
In Biblical times, the ingredients for anointing oils were expensive. Many of them, such as spikenard, came from India and Nepal on the other side of the globe. An important consideration for anointing oils and perfumes in antiquity was the container to hold the precious liquid during transport and between uses.
Early on, the Egyptians pioneered making containers out of alabaster stone, known as alabastron. These bottles spread throughout the Mediterranean and the world. According to the Bible, an alabastron was what held the spikenard that Mary poured on Jesus’ head in Bethany.
The alabastron were handmade and valuable works of art in many cases. This makes Mary’s decision to break it even more surprising and powerful. The bottle was broken, just as Jesus’ body would be broken shortly thereafter. The fragrance was poured out, just as Jesus’ blood would soon be shed on Calvary.
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; ( James 5:14)
Later on, the containers began to also be made from glass. Indeed, many beautiful examples of fragile, colored glass anointing oil containers have survived from antiquity. The knowledge of how to make bottles of stone, and then later colored glass, revolutionized the making and shipment of anointing oils and perfumes.
Unlike vessels of pottery, the stone and glass bottles would not react chemically with the liquids inside them and alter their scent. In addition, the stone and colored glass containers would keep the precious liquids cool and sheltered from the light, which can damage them.
In modern times, anointing oils are frequently sold in cobalt blue bottles. While the production of cobalt glass did exist in antiquity, the arduous process was not refined until the Middle Ages. It is the modern equivalent of the ancient alabastron. These blue bottles act just as the ancient alabaster bottles did and protect the valuable liquids from damaging light and UV rays.
Sunlight and UV rays can degrade perfumes and oils quite quickly by breaking down the chemical bonds that causes scent. However, cobalt blue bottles shield their contents from these dangers. It is for this reason that Zak’s Jerusalem Gifts offers various Biblical anointing oils in cobalt blue bottles. These cobalt blue bottles allow the anointing oils they contain to be safely stored for extended periods of time.
Click the links below to discover more about anointing with oil, it's use in Biblical times and purpose for the present day.
Anointing oil buying guides
Why anoint with oil?
Anointing – Set Apart for God’s Purpose
What is 'anoint with oil' according to scripture?
The Impact of Olive Presses in the Bible
The spikenard Mary poured over Jesus
What is anointing oil?
Are you looking for a way to enhance your spiritual practice? Look no further than the Messiah Anointing Oils from Israel. This cobalt blue bottle of oil is filled with the finest natural ingredients and crafted with care.
The 15ml / 125ml Messiah Anointing Oil is a powerful blend of healing ingredients that will bring your spiritual practice to the next level. This beautiful cobalt blue bottle is sourced and crafted in the Holy Land of Israel, making it a truly special product. Our oil is made from natural, quality ingredients such as olive oil, myrrh, balsam, and other essential oils. Not only does this mix create an aroma that is pleasant to the senses, but it has a number of uses including, but not limited to, anointings, consecrations, healings, and blessings.
The Messiah Anointing Oil can be used for a variety of purposes. You can use it to anoint yourself or another person, you can use it to bless a space, and you can use it to consecrate objects. It can also be used in spiritual healing practices, prayer, and meditation on Jesus.
The 15ml / 125ml Messiah Anointing Oil will make a beautiful and meaningful addition to any spiritual practice. The cobalt blue bottle is aesthetically pleasing and can be used to store the oil for years to come. Not only is the cobalt blue bottle beautiful to look at, but it’s also a reminder of the Holy Land of Israel where this oil was sourced and crafted.
If you’re looking for a spiritual boost, the 15ml / 125ml Messiah Anointing Oil is the perfect choice. It’s made of natural, quality ingredients, is sourced in the Holy Land of Israel and is presented in a beautiful cobalt blue bottle. It is sure to be a valuable addition to your spiritual practice.