Fragrant Tuesday Trivia Raffle

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Are you interested in learning about essential oils and winning FREE products? Every other Tuesday we will be sending out a Fragrant Tuesday Trivia Question about essential oils from a biblical and scientific perspective.  To help you, we give a BIG HINT. If you submit the right answer, your name will be entered in a raffle to win the HIGH QUALITY Oils of Shakan “Product of the Month”. Come back every other Tuesday for additional raffle entries. The raffle winner will be announced on the Oils of Shakan’s Facebook Page and will be contacted via email on the last day of each month.

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Q&A Archive

from 6/13/2017

Question
Frankincense is one of the ingredients of the incense that was burned in the tabernacle and in the temple. Not only does frankincense promote a spiritual atmosphere, but it helps to reduce _____________ and promote more peace.
Reference: Price, L., Price, S. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. London: Elsevier (2012).

HintAnswer
Anxiety

from 5/30/2017

Question
______________ essential oil is used in many bug repellants. However, it is NOT SAFE to apply to or near the face of infants or children under ten years of age. According to Robert Tisserand, author of Essential Oil Safety, essential oils high in 1/8 cineole can cause CNS (Central Nervous System) and breathing problems in young children.

HintAnswer
Eucalyptus

from 5/23/2017

Question
God designed us to breathe in His goodness. One invigorating scent is _________, which not only perks up our mind, but may be helpful as a cough suppressant. Ya’ar Ease Massage Oil and Breath of Fresh Air are two Oils of Shakan products that contain this chemical component, which is a part of Peppermint Essential oil.

HintAnswer
Peppermint

from 5/16/2017

Question

According to Len and Shirley Price, authors of Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, ________ has properties that are strengthening for the heart as well as sedative properties that can reduce anxiety and stress.
_________ is also one of the oils of joy referred to in Psalm 45:7-8.

HintAnswer
Myrrh

from 5/09/2017

Question

Conifer essential oils (which come from evergreen trees) contain a chemical component called a-pinene, which may promote skeletal and _____________ health.
(Oils of Shakan’s Ya’ar Ease Massage Oil has 4 different conifer oils in the blend that takes you back to a walk in the woods.)

HintAnswer
Respiratory

from 5/02/2017

Question

According to the Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, the chemical component menthol may help to relieve nasal congestion. Which essential oil has a high percentage of menthol?

The answer may be the same plant that is mentioned in Matthew 23:23.

HintAnswer
Peppermint

from 4/25/2017

Question

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is a conifer whose essential oil comes from the cones, twigs and needles through steam distillation. The essential oil has a chemical component called ____________, which may be anti-inflammatory (reduces swelling). This has potential implications for arthritis and other anti-inflammatory diseases.
Some translations of the bible state that Noah’s ark was made from cypress wood (Gen 6:14 (NIV, NCV).

HintAnswer
a-pinene

from 4/18/2017

Question

After Jesus died on the cross, Joseph of Aramathea received Pilate’s permission to take Jesus’ body for burial. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, who brought a mixture of ________ and aloes. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with the Jewish burial customs.

Side Note – there are several cancer research studies with this essential oil and the resin that its extracted from. Click here for more info: https://www.oilsofshakan.com/the-myrrh-resurrection-and-cancer-connection/

HintAnswer
Myrrh

from 4/11/2017

Question

Two days before the Passover, Jesus had dinner at the home of Simon the Leper. As he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil. She poured the oil on Jesus’ head.
Although others criticized her for wasting the fragrant, expensive oil, Jesus defended her, saying “she has done a beautiful thing to me….she poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.”(Summary of Mark 14:1-8)
What is the name of this oil?

Side Note – According to International Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (http://ow.ly/P1R230aMf9p), this essential oil has a history of being effective for stress, tension and insomnia, as well as other pharmalogical activity.

HintAnswer
Spikenard

from 4/4/2017

Question

God designed essential oils extracted from the resin of certain trees to help support reflection and prayer. When a cut is made into a resin producing tree, resin seeps out to help heal the wound. Just as the resin heals the tree, the oils are helpful for healing wounds of an emotional nature. They have a pronounced soothing, strengthening, and elevating action for the mind and emotions (Battaglia, 2005).
_________________ is one of the resin spices that the Lord told Moses to blend for the Altar of Incense in Exodus 30:34. Now, we have this available to us as a popular essential oil.

HintAnswer
Frankincense

from 3/28/2017

Question

Which plant was used in both the 1st Passover event and on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion?

Side Note – There’s an interesting research study that shows the essential oil of this plant has anti-microbial properties (destroys or inhibits the growth of some disease causing microbes). Read more here:
http://search.proquest.com/openview/8a55135a9016e49ba592704a610c2890/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=1246351

HintAnswer
Hyssop

from 3/21/2017

Question
Exodus 30:34-35
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha and ________________—and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer.
HintAnswer
galbanum

from 3/14/2017

Question
King Solomon carried the fragrance of C_ _ _ _ _ on his robes (Psalm 45:8). Also, this oil was one of the ingredients in the blend to anoint the priests (Exod 30:24).
This interesting research study that indicates that the main chemical component of this essential oil may have anti-oral cancer activity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26919256.
Hint
See: (scroll down the page to Biblical Oil Symbolism of Ingredients): https://www.oilsofshakan.com/online-store/biblical-oil/
Answer
Cassia

from 3/7/2017

Question
For the Altar of Incense, the Lord instructed Moses in Exodus 30: 7-8, “Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps. He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so incense will burn regularly before the Lord for generations to come.” One of the main ingredients of the incense was ______________ (Exodus 30:34).
This essential oil may also be helpful for mild depression, rheumatism, the respiratory tract, skin nourishment, and supporting the immune system. (Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, CD by Shirley and Len Price, 2011).
HintAnswer
Frankincense

from 2/28/2017

Question
Research has shown that D-limonene, one of the main chemical components in citrus essential oils has ______________ ______________ properties, and is an effective free radical scavenger. This may be helpful in preventing a cold or the flu.
HintAnswer
anti-oxidant
immune building

from 2/21/2017

Question
Frankincense _______________, is the water that comes from the steam distillation of the frankincense
tree’s gum resin. The traces of frankincense that are absorbed into the water from the steam are
refreshing and nourishing for the face and body.
HintAnswer
Hydrosol

from 2/14/2017

Question
The oil of ___________was used as part of the beauty treatments by Queen Esther approximately 500 years before Jesus was born.
HintAnswer
Myrrh