The Gift

Dr. Mahmoud Suhail gathering gildeadensis branches

Dr. Mahmoud Suhail gathering gildeadensis branches for testing at the Young Living distillery in Salalah, Oman.

Another oil blend that was a gift to me from my sweetheart is called The Gift. It has almost all of the oils of Arabia in it–sacred frankincense, jasmine, galbanum, myrrh, cistus, and spikenard.

When I was traveling in Yemen two years ago, I found the Commiphora gileadensis tree in Yemen. When traveling in Oman, John and Cole also found the gileadensis tree there. We have done some distilling and extracting of it. The oil that comes from it is very fragile, very volatile. It is absolutely amazing.

Gileadensis oil was used very extensively in Arabia in what was called Arabia Felix. It was distilled at Ein Gedi in the ancient distillery, is mentioned in the Bible numerous times, and is even referred to as the Balm of Gilead–some individuals believe that’s a direct relation.

We added Idaho balsam fir to The Gift because I believe that God put a plant on each continent to serve the same purpose, and I believe that Idaho balsam fir was a tree that would provide the same benefits to the human body as the gileadensis balsam in Arabia in ancient times.

Galbanum from Arabia, which now comes from Iran; myrrh that comes from Arabia; cistus that grows in Arabia; and spikenard that grows in Arabia are all in The Gift.  All of these oils are very, very supporting, very beautiful, and very helpful.