List of Essential Oils in the Bible.

There are other listings of essential oils in the bible, and statements like:
1. Referenced in 36 of the 39 books of the Old Testament and 10 of the 27 books of the New Testament.
2. Mentioned more than 500 times.
So, where are these references? Here I hope to find and number them. Also, the person making these claims must be using the King James version, because the Catholic bible has more than 39 books in the Old Testament.

Essential Oil referrences from the Bible.
Number Book Chapter:verse Passage Comment
0 Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. This doesn't really count.
0 Genesis 2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. The bdellium here is a product of the land of Havilah, perhaps a gum of some plant used as a drug, but possibly a precious stone. We won't count it.
1 Genesis 28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
2 Genesis 37:25 balm and myrrh The caravan that took Joseph to Egypt was carrying balm and myrrh. Here, and in 43:11, the myrrh is the gum of the rock rose, according to my bible dictionary.
3 Genesis 43:11 a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some nuts and almonds. Myrrh is obtained from various thorny shrubs of the dry districts of Arabia and eastern Africa.
4 Exodus 12:22 hyssop Hyssop is a kind of wild marjoram used at the Passover; it was dipped in the blood and used to mark the side posts.
5 Exodus 15:23-25 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
I wonder what tree that was. In the Catholic bible translation, it was called a piece of wood, not a tree.
6 Exodus 25:6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,
7 Exodus 27:20 pure olive oil
8 Exodus 29:2 oil
9 Exodus 29:23 cake of oiled bread ...
10 Exodus 29:40 oil
11 Exodus 30:23 Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fify shekels, sweet calamus is translated as fragrant cane in the Catholic bible.
12 Exodus 30:24-25 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil an hin:
And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
13 Exodus 30:34,35, 37 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankncense: of each there shall be a like weight:
And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:
37: And for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the Lord.
14 Exodus 39:37 oil
15 Leviticus 2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering unto the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:
16 Leviticus 2:2 frankincense
17 Leviticus 2:4 oil
18 Leviticus 2:5 oil
19 Leviticus 2:6 oil
20 Leviticus 2:15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.
21 Leviticus 2:16 oil and frankincense
22 Leviticus 5:11 ...he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon:
23 Leviticus 6:21 oil
24 Leviticus 7:10 oil
25 Leviticus 8:12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him
26 Leviticus 8:26 a cake of oiled bread...
27 Leviticus 8:30 took of the anointing oil..
28 Leviticus 9:4 oil
29 Leviticus 14:4 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: This chapter tells how to cleanse a leper.
30 Leviticus 14:6 As for the living bird,he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:
31-42 Leviticus 14:10,
Each of these verses refer to the log of oil, or just the oil.
43 Leviticus 14:21 oil
44 Leviticus 14:49 And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
45 Leviticus 14:51 And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
46 Leviticus 14:52 with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:
47 Leviticus 23:13 oil
0 Leviticus 23:40 willows of the brook I'm not going to count this one.
48 Leviticus 24:2 pure oil olive beaten for the light
49 Leviticus 24:7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
50 Numbers 5:15-29 he shall put no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; The law of jealousies. The bitter water mentioned may be from wormwood.
51 Numbers 6:3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
52 Numbers 6:15 flour mingled with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed with oil,
53 Numbers 7:13 flour mingled with oil
54 Numbers 7:19 flour mingled with oil
55 Numbers 7:25 flour mingled with oil
56 Numbers 7:31 flour mingled with oil
57 Numbers 7:37 flour mingled with oil
58 Numbers 7:43 flour mingled with oil
59 Numbers 7:49 flour mingled with oil
60 Numbers 7:55 flour mingled with oil
61 Numbers 7:61 flour mingled with oil
62 Numbers 7:67 flour mingled with oil
63 Numbers 7:73 flour mingled with oil
63 Numbers 7:79 flour mingled with oil
64 Numbers 8:8 flour mingled with oil
0 Numbers 11:5 onion and garlic. Just counting oils.
0 Numbers 11:7 And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
65 Numbers 11:8 the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.
66 Numbers 16:6,7 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;
And put incense in them before the Lord tomorrow: and it shall be that the man whom the Lord doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.
It did not go well for Korah, who rebelled against Moses.
67 Numbers 16:17 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and..
68 Numbers 16:18 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood...
69 Numbers 16:47,48 and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
70 Numbers 18:12 All the best of the oil,and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the..
71 Numbers 19:6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the mist of the burning heifer.
72 Numbers 19:18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and ...
73 Numbers 28:12 mingled with oil
74 Numbers 28:13 flour mingled with oil
75 Numbers 29:3 flour mingled with oil
76 Numbers 29:9 flour mingled with oil
77 Numbers 29:14 flour mingled with oil
78 Deuteronomy 7:13 and thine wine, and thine oil, ...
79 Deuteronomy 8:8 olive oil
80 Deuteronomy 11:14 and thy wine, and thine oil.
81 Deuteronomy 12:17 or of thy wine, or of thy oil..
82 Deuteronomy 14:23 of thy wine, and of thine oil, ..
83 Deuteronomy 18:4 of thy wine, and of thine oil, ...
84 Deuteronomy 28:40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughtout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.
85 Deuteronomy 28:51 corn, wine, or oil Of course, corn was not known at that time in that land, so this is a translation issue.
86 Deuteronomy 82:13 oil
87 Deuteronomy 83:24 oil
89 Judg. 9:15 let fire ... devour the cedars of Lebanon
1 Samuel
91 1 Sam 10:1 oil
92 1 Sam 16:1 ...fill thy horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to...
93 1 Sam 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
2 Samuel
94 2 Sam 14:2
95 2 Sam 14:2
1 Kings
96 1 Kings 1:34-39 Solomon is anointed king with oil from the tabernacle.
97 1 Kings 4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall; he spake also of beasts, and of foul, and of creeping things, and of fishes. This passage is speaking about Solomon.
98 1 Kings 5:6 Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon;
98 1 Kings 5:10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
99 1 Kings 5:11 ...and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
100 1 Kings 10:10,11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and preciou stones.
And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.
Is almug the same as Indian sandelwood? And called algum in 2 Chronicles 9:10,11.
208 1 Kings 10:24,25 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garnents, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
I'll count this for the sake of the spices. Some essential oils are used for spices.
101 1 Kings 19:4,5 Juniper tree Let's not count these two.
2 Kings
102 2 Kings 12:3 burnt incense in the high places
103 2 Kings 14:4 burnt incense in the high places
104 2 Kings 15:4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.
105 2 Kings 15:35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still in the high places.
106 2 Kings 16:4 burnt incense in the high places
107 2 Kings 17:11 burnt incense in the high places
108 2 Kings 18:32 olive oil and of honey
1 Chronicles
109 1 Chronicles 9:29 Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
110 1 Chronicles 12:40 and wine, and oil, and oxen,
110 1 Chronicles 22:4 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.
111 1 Chronicles 27:28 And over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that were in the low plains there was Baal-hanan the Gederite: and over the cellers of oil there was Joash:
2 Chronicles
112 2 Chronicles 2:10 twenty thousand bäths of wine, and twenty thousand bäths of oil
113 2 Chronicles 2:15 the oil and the wine
114 2 Chronicles 11:11 and of oil and wine
115 2 Chronicles 9:10,11 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of the Lord, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
See 1 Kings 10:10,11
116 2 Chronicles 32:28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, andcotes for flocks.
117 Ezra 3:7 oil oil and other stuff used for payment.
118 Ezra 6:9 wheat, salt, wine, and oil
119 Ezra 7:22 Unto an hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred bäths of wine, and to an hundred bä of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.
120 Nehemiah 5:11 the corn, the wine, and the oil
121 Nehemiah 8:15 myrtle branches
122 Nehemiah 10:37 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and oil, unto the priests, to the ...
123 Nehemiah 10:39 of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, ...
124 Nehemiah 13:5 where they laid the frankincense
125 Nehemiah 13:12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil into the treasuries.
126 Esther 2:12 Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)
127 Job 24:11 Which make oil within their walls...
128 Job 29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
129 Psalms 23:5 anoint my head with oil
130 Psalms 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
131 Psalms 45:8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. The cassia here may be Indian orris or costus, according to my bible dictionary.
131 Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
132 Psalms 55:21 words were softer than oil
133 Psalms 69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
134 Psalms 104:14-17 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
135 Psalms 109:18 and like oil into his bones
136 Psalms 137 The willow This willow became the weeping willow.
137 Psalms 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
137 Psalms 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
138 Proverbs 3:9,10 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and they presses shall burst out with new wine.
Should we consider wine in these countings?
139 Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
140 Proverbs 5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Wormwood is a woody shrub with a bitter taste. Wickipedia says Artemisia herba-alba (white wormwood) is the the wormwood of the Bible.
141 Proverbs 7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
142 Proverbs 21:17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
143 Proverbs 21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)
0 Ecclesiasticus 38:4 The Lord created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. This book is in the Catholic bible, not in the King James Version of the bible. Do not confuse it with Ecclesiastes, the book that comes after Proverbs. It is also called Sirach.
0 Ecclesiasticus 38:4-5 God makes the earth yield healing herbs which the prudent man should not neglect;
Was not the water sweetened by a twig that men might learn his power?
A different translation, this book is also called the Book of Sirach in the Catholic bible. See Exodus 15:23-25 for the twig that made the water drinkable.
144 Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. wine
144 Ecclesiastes 9:8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. ointment
144 Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. ointment
Song of Solomon
145 Song of Soloman 1:3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, Therefore do the virgins love thee.
146 Song of Soloman 1:12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
147 Song of Soloman 1:13 A bundle of myrrh is my well beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
148 Song of Soloman 1:14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi. Camphire, or henna is a shrub with small white flowers.
149 Song of Soloman 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
150 Song of Soloman 3:6 Who is this who cometh out of the wilderness like pillers of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
151 Song of Soloman 3:9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
152 Song of Soloman 4:6 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense Historically, the hill of frankincense is Calvary. biblehub
152 Song of Soloman 4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices! Not specific. Shall we count it?
153 Song of Soloman 4:13-15 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees frankincense; myrrh and aloes, and all the chief spices:
A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
154 Song of Soloman 5:1 myrrh.
155 Song of Soloman 5:5 myrrh.
156 Song of Soloman 5:13 myrrh.
157 Isaiah 13:5 myrtle
157 Isaiah 37:24 I will cut down the tall cedars thereof,and the choice fir trees thereof:
157 Isaiah 38:21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover. This is taken out of context: it is actually the writing of Hezekiah.
158 Isaiah 41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
159 Isaiah 55:13 myrtle
0 Isaiah 61:3 the oil of joy for mourning Not going to count this one.
160 Jeremiah 8:22 is there no balm in Gilead? balm is a fragrant ointment used to soothe the skin.
160 Jeremiah 22:7 they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire. balm is a fragrant ointment used to soothe the skin.
161 Jeremiah 31:12 for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, ...
162 Jeremiah 41:8 we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey.
163 Jeremiah 41:10 but ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.
164 Jeremiah 46:11 balm balm is a fragrant ointment used to soothe the skin.
165 Jeremiah 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. A bush producing the resin from which the balm was made grew so plentifully in Gilead in Old Testament times that the balm came to be known as the "balm of Gilead."
166 Ezekiel 16:13 and honey, and oil
167 Ezekiel 16:18 mine oil and mine incense
168 Ezekiel 16:19 oil
169 Ezekiel 27:17 and honey, and oil, and balm balm is a fragrant ointment used to soothe the skin.
209 Ezekiel 27:19 cassia, and calamus, were in thy market Calamus is a tree, and similar to cinnamon.
209 Ezekiel 31:3 cedar
170 Ezekiel 32:14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord God.
171 Ezekiel 45:14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bäth of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bäth out of the cor, which is an homer of ten bäths; for ten bäths are an homer:
172 Ezekiel 45:24 and a hin of oil for an ephah.
173 Hosea 2:5 For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
174 Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
175 Hosea 2:22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.
176 Hosea 12:1 and oil is carried into Egypt
177 Joel 1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourneth: for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.
178 Joel 2:19 Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, ...
179 Joel 2:24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
180 Amos 6:6 anoint them with chief oil
181 Micah 6:7 rivers of oil
182 Micah 6:15 ...not anoint thee oil;...
183 Haggai 1:11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.
184 Haggai 2:12 or wine, or oil, or ...
185 Zechariah 1:8,10,11 myrtle trees
186 Zechariah 4:12,10,11 golden oil
New Testament
188 Matt 2:11 they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
189 Matt 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
190 Matt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
191 Matt 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
192 Matt 27:48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. This is at the crucifixion
193 Mark 6:13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
194 Mark 14:3 alabaster box of ointment of spikenard
195 Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head." A woman anoints Jesus with spikenard.
196 Mark 15:23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he recieved it not. This is at the crucifixion
196 Mark 15:36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, sayng, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. Still at the crucifixion
197 Luke 7:37 brought an alabaster box of ointment,
198 Luke 7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointd my feet with ointment.
199 Luke 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
200 Luke 16:6 a hundred measures of oil.
201 Luke 23:56 prepared spices and oil
202 John 12:3 spikenard
203 John 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
204 John 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
205 James 5:14 Is any sick amoung you? let him call forthe elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
205 Rev 6:6 and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
206 Rev 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the alter, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter which was before the throne.
206 Rev 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. Here, incense, made from oils, represents prayer.
206 Rev 8:10-11 wormwood wikipedia wormwood
207 Rev 18:13 And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.