You may be wondering, “Her name is Sarah? So what is with this ‘Grace’ In Oils nonsense?”
Let me clear that right up for you! When I began to toy with the idea of blogging about these oils I was trying to think of a name that encompassed 1) my passion for essential oils, 2) the wonderful gift I feel they are from God, and 3) something pretty!
My First Choice
At first I thought of Faith In Oils but that didn’t quite sit right with me for a couple reasons. Faith is generally defined by Webster’s Dictionary as an unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence. Since I did not come to essential oils by faith but by logic and research I did not feel that name fit. There was another reason I couldn’t pick the name Faith In Oils as it is the name of someone near and dear to me but I didn’t want to confuse friends & family with my blog name!
A Random Google Search… and Finally a Blog Name!
For myself I believe these oils are a gift from God. I also have researched and read numerous studies that have been done on the effectiveness and benefits of essential oils. From my reading I ‘discovered’ if you will that essential oils:
are direct creations of God’s word (Genesis 1:11-12), when applied in a prayerful way they possess the divine intelligence to know how to do what is beneficial and to avoid doing that which may bring harm¹
It was not until I had already “bought into” the benefits and experienced them myself that I began to read & research oils in the Bible and from there I purchased David Stewart’s Healing Oils of the Bible.
At this point I knew Faith in Oils was out. I am a Christian and have faith. Through that faith in God I realized the awesome power of his creation (essential oils) but it just didn’t fit for me as a blog name. Quite by accident I googled the word grace, as I was toying with it for my blog title, and read the definition:
the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it
For me by choosing the blog name “Grace In Oils” I was internalizing the research and reading I have done. I believe God has given his creation these wonderful plants and the precious oils contained inside. We have not done anything to earn these oils and He does not even ask that we believe, or have faith, in him to experience the amazing properties of these oils. That is why I chose ‘grace’ to be part of the blog title.
I just want to take a moment to note that my belief system is a Christian if you haven’t already guessed that. You do not need to be Christian or even religious to utilize these essential oils. If you ever do get the chance to read Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart there is a section on prayer and essential oils. It goes into frequencies and I don’t want to delve too much into it here but in one section he talks of the frequencies of oils being raised 15MHz during prayer while negative thoughts lowered the oils 12MHz and positive thoughts raised them 10MHz. If prayer is not for you don’t turn yourself away from these oils. When you use them visualize what effect you want them to have. Be intentional with your use of essential oils in a positive way. That’s all, off my soapbox now!
¹Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart Ph.D. pg 19