Apothecary Mama

Biblical Aromatherapy

Ancient Balms

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I’ve begun making balms using Biblical plants that are infused in olive oil. Today I will finish one that I am making for a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.


In ancient days there wasn’t our modern marvel of essential oils, contrary to what the current phenomena of those who promote essential oils as being a “panacea” for every ailment under the sun. There are times we just need to get back to the ways things used to be, in fact Scripture tells us that we will find our end, in our beginning. (Isaiah 46).

Infusions Frank & Myrrh ~ Calendula

Precious Oils first anointing oil was made using the ancient process of infusing plants into olive oil with the sun being the heat source.

This fall I will be on the ancient incense trail in Israel for five weeks cooking and serving groups. In my spare time I will be making Biblical Balms. I am super excited because I’ll be able to use some desert and other plants that grow in Israel, and to top it off we’ve been asked to be part of a very special ancient garden planting project.

If you want to know more, or want to contribute to this very exciting project please e-mail me at ApothecaryMamaCynthia@gmail.com and I will send you the information.


Author: Precious Oils

Cynthia Hillson is an Author, Speaker, and Global Wellness Specialist. Cynthia Hillson has been married to David for 41 years. They are the parents of six children and grandparents to eight. Precious Oils Up On the Hill is the ministry Cynthia began in 1991 after a three-day encounter with the Holy Spirit where she was instructed to "anoint the nations" and "prepare the Bride." Cynthia is a Modern Day Apothecary who teaches about Biblical fragrances for personal delight, physical health, and spiritual growth. Cynthia lovingly calls her books and workshops a "Show and Smell" ministry. In 1992 Cynthia began to publish helpful tips on how to save on groceries and feed your family nutritionally well on a budget. Cynthia's other passion is taking love and comfort to Israel, something she has done 44 times since 1999. She invites you to travel to Israel in the Fall of 2023 for a plant-based tour of Israel where you meet my fragrant friends and visit some of the key sites throughout Israel, from Galilee to the desert to Jerusalem. The tour is called The Fragrant Botanical Tour to Israel. Info is posted on http://www.thefragrantbotanicaltour.com/. A slide show of the first Fragrant Botanical Tour can be found here: https://www.slideshare.net/PreciousOils/the-fragrant-botanical-tour-to-israel-2019%E2%80%8B.

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