In the Bible, balsam is designated by various names: בֹּשֶׂם (bosem), בֶּשֶׂם (besem), צֳרִי (ẓori), נׇטׇף (nataf).
After having cast Joseph into a pit, his brothers noticed a caravan on its way from Gilead to Egypt, "with their camels bearing spicery, and balm, and myrrh" (Gen. 37:25). When Jacob dispatched his embassy into Egypt, his present to the unknown ruler included "a little balm" (Gen. 43:11).
Balsam is analgesic and anti-inflammatory which is why a soothing balm would be produced from it.
During the final years of the Kingdom of Judah, Jeremiah asks "Is there no balm in Gilead?" (Jer. 8:22). Still later, from an expression in Ezekiel 27:17, we find that balm was one of the commodities which Hebrew merchants carried to the market of Tyre. According to I Kgs. 10:10, balsam (Hebrew: bosem) was among the many precious gifts of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon.
An easy analgesic and anti-inflammatory balm can be made with beeswax, shea butter, and anti-inflammatory and soothing essential oils.
Our exclusive recipe is available to our team members or HERE for purchase.
BALM OF GILEAD DIY HANDOUT:
What are "resins" and why are they so therapeutic? This balm features oils that help promote healing and inflammation and is easy to make as a single recipe or in bulk for larger classes.
Use this handout ($39.95 value) to turn ANY Oils of the Bible class into a DIY class by adding a Balm recipe we’re calling, Balm of Gilead, based on Jeremiah 8:22. This can be used as a stand alone class, a DIY class, as an incentive for hostesses to book a class, or as a loyalty incentive.
Recipe contains therapeutic resinous oils--some which are mentioned in scripture. Take your class from an "Oil Basics" or "Essential Oils 101" to a scripture-focused class, simply by adding this DIY option. We recommend laminating multiple copies for yourself to use over and over again at your classes instead of costly tear pads. So what's the return on a $19.95 investment that you can use multiple times?
It will never expire! These are historical uses, so it's already old! It will never need to be updated. When you enroll one entry level enrollment kit from this download, it's already paid for itself. (Except you get to use the handouts again and again without any additional investment!)
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Rachel Lee Carter is an alumna of Word of Life Bible Institute in NY. There, she studied Bible Survey and Systematic Theology with an emphasis on evangelism and youth ministry. doTERRA has allowed her to expand her ministry and career to include Oils of the Bible training.