Aloes, Myrrh & the Resurrected Life

"Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like ALOES planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters” ~ Numbers 24:6

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Jesus’ Burial

John 19:39-42

“After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took His body away. Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came,

 “bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes”

 Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the aromatic spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.  There was a garden in the place where He was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been placed in it.  They placed Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation and since the tomb was nearby.”


 What comes next?!


The Empty Tomb

John 20:1-3

“On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed[a] from the tomb. So she ran to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put Him!””


Aloes refers to Sandalwood. The 75 pound blend used for Jesus’ burial would be worth $150,000 - $200,000 today.  Aloes is very high in the oxygenating molecules sesquiterpenes used centuries for skin revitalization.



There is something sacred about knowing in the final hours before resurrection, Jesus’ body was anointed with Aloes.

There is something sacred about knowing that we have access to these anointing blends.  That what was once used on Him can also be used on us. 

 The Resurrected Life of Jesus shows that the world cannot come against what has been anointed by God. 


The world cannot come against what God has blessed. 

Aloes & Myrrh

Aloes & Myrrh


✨Resurrected Life blend: on your hand (or in a roller), place 1-2 drops of each oil (Myrrh and Aloes) plus a few drops of a carrier oil.

✨Take a moment to connect your mind to God

✨ Rub your palms together and rub the oil over your skin.

✨ Breathe in the aroma

✨Take a moment to feel the anointment.

✨To feel the blessings.

✨To feel your life being resurrected.

"Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like ALOES planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters. ~Numbers 24:6



Numbers 24:6; Psalms 45:8; Proverbs 7:17; Song of Solomon 4:14; John 19:39

Aloes (Sandalwood) specifically mentioned in the bible 5 times, including:   

A symbol of abundance and provision (Numbers 24:6)

A perfume (Psalm 45:8, Proverbs 7:17)

An incense (Song of Solomon 4:14)

Burial ointment for Christ (John 19:39)

 "Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like ALOES planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters” ~Numbers 24:6

“All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;   from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad”. ~Psalms 45:8

 “I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon”. ~Proverbs 7:17

 “…nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices”. ~Song of Solomon 4:14

 “He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds” ~John 19:39

The oils featured in this post are from the Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit