by Judi M McLaren
“Moreover, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Also take for yourself quality spices—five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane, five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil. ”
EXODUS 30: 22-26
From the beginning of biblical history, as is written in Exodus, myrrh is purported to represent the purest of all healing oils with a wealth reserved only for the highest owner of coin. Derived and harvested still to this day from the natural reddish gum resin of the Molmol tree, the healing properties are refined, processed, and naturally sustained and resource from the native environment of North Africa and Southwest Asia.
With a natural smoky sweet smell, it is one of the main ingredients still found in today’s anointing oil and provides reported benefits to use as an anti-inflammatory or as an antioxidant. Reports and studies also indicate that it can have a calming effect working from within our centering spiritual balance. 
Historically, and most definitely within biblical scriptures, this invaluable oil was used as a scented perfume, emollient base for cosmetics, food flavoring, antiseptic astringent, hay fever reliever, was most useful in the cessation of blood from wounds and moreover, an embalmers fluid. Modern day homeopathic uses include the use of myrrh tincture to treat common stomach, parasitic and intestinal discomforts. 
This highly sought-after oil of the most holy powers is a purely devout way to use your anointing oil both for you and your family, but also to welcome others or given as a thoughtful gift. Guaranteed harvested by the holy lands of its lineage, the essence of myrrh will soon become a standard, whether used in meditating, prayer or as a chakra centering inhalant.
Gifted to our Lord upon his arrival as a babe, and now available to you, make sure to include myrrh in all your ceremonies and holiday traditions. As found in the holy scriptures, myrrh also was mixed with the wine offered to the holy Son of God while he was dying on the cross. Jesus, although in extreme suffering, refused to accept the anesthetic pain reliever. And the third relation with our Lord is found in the book of John when Joseph of Arimathea along with Nicodemus anointed His body with myrrh oil before enshrouding his body within the linens of embalmment.
No greater gift was ever given to man than that of the death and rebirth of our Lord. No richer gift can you cherish but that of which comes from the myrrh.
 EXODUS 30: 22-26