Egyptian Gold Essential Oil blend – With 10 Amazing Oils

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Who else loves everything about Egypt? From Egyptian mythology to the smell of the souk. Sailing on the Nile in front of the pyramids to the mummies in the Egyptian museum. Imagine if you could bottle all that? Well, Young Living sure have tried! So, let’s talk about the beautiful and exotic Egyptian Gold essential oil blend.

The Origins of Egyptian Gold Essential Oil

I once heard Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, tell a story about a trip that he made to Egypt. He actually studied at the Cairo University in the 1990s and while he was there he went on a trip to the pyramids. He went out into the desert to Saqqara, one of the the step pyramids located 24 kilometres Southwest of Cairo.

While Gary was looking around a tour guide came up to him and asked if he wanted to “see special stuff”? Gary was fascinated so followed him down a different path to the rest of the tour group. In his “very special experience” he saw hieroglyphics which tell the story of the cleansing of the flesh and the blood, an ancient funerary ritual.

This experience inspired Gary Young to create what we now know as the Feelings Kit. The hieroglyphs actually portray the process for preparing the body when a pharaoh dies. The Egyptians used seven sacred oils as part of this ritual, all of which had amazing properties. The seven sacred oils were in fact blends made from oils such as Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Hyssop, Cedarwood, Cypress, Blue Lotus, Spikenard, Fir, Juniper and Pine.

These oils weren’t technically essential oils as they didn’t have steam distilling like we had have now. They would get the plant material and they would macerate it in an oil that they had on hand. In a lot of cases it was things like moringa, beeswax, or even hippopotamus fat.

These seven anointing oils were dripped onto different parts of the body and were also used to fill up the empty cavities after they removed the large organs and the brain. This ritual was designed to cleanse the flesh and the blood before travelling to the afterlife.

If you google Seven Sacred Oils of Egypt you’ll find that the hieroglyphics used to have the recipes listed on them. They made stone tablets like an artist’s pallet with little holes that they would mix up the oil blends in. There were seven holes and then the hieroglyphics which said the name of the oils. Through modern day science they’ve actually been able to test the residue left on the tablet to determine what was mixed in each of the holes and decipher the ingredients in each of the seven sacred oils.

This experience gave Gary a love for all things Egyptian and is why he created the Egyptian Gold essential oil blend. That way we could all experience the benefits of those beautiful oils without having to travel to Egypt ourselves.

The ancient Egyptians believed that fragrance and perfumes (which in those days were were essential oils) was actually the breath of the gods. So when you diffuse oils you are getting to experience the breath of the gods. Pretty special hey?

Oils weren’t only used for cleansing the dead people before they mummified but they also cleansed things like altars. Ancient Egyptians used oils in their daily rituals to cleanse and purge the negativity from their lives. Which is why I love to use Egyptian Gold as a cleansing spray or a clearing spray.

How to make a Cleansing Spray with Egyptian Gold Essential Oil

Just add a few drops of this essential oil blend to distilled water with a teaspoon of vodka or witch hazel to break up the essential oil. Shake to mix it and then you can spritz it around as a room spray to cleanse massage tables, to cleanse your aura if you’re a healer it’s a great oil to help you cleanse the space between clients. You can even use it to cleanse your tarot cards.

What’s in Egyptian Gold Essential Oil?

There are ten essential oils in this blend including:

  • Frankincense – (Boswellia carterii) has been sought after and traded since ancient times and plays a special role in many religious ceremonies. Diffuse Young Living Frankincense oil to refine your sense of purpose or add it to your beauty routine for a luxurious experience.
  • Balsam Canada – (Abies balsamea)
  • Lavender – (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the plant a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. 
  • Myrrh –  (Commiphora myrrha) is recognised for its beautifying properties and grounding aroma, and is common in cosmetic and aromatic industries.
  • Hyssop – (Hyssop officinalis) has a slightly sweet, earthy and woody aroma, and was used traditionally in Ancient Egypt, Israel, and Greece to stimulate creativity and aid in meditation.
  • Northern Lights Black Spruce (Picea Mariana) Diffuse this rich, woodsy, and invigorating scent during meditation to create a fresh aromatic atmosphere. Add it to skin care products or apply topically to help improve the appearance of dry skin or to help maintain the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
  • Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a fresh, earthy aroma, in addition to its ability to smooth the look of skin and shine hair. You can also create a calming yet powerful environment when you diffuse this oil or add it to massage oil blends.
  • Vetiver (etiveria zizanoides) comes from a perennial grass native to tropical regions in Asia and has an earthy, exotic aroma. It is steam distilled from the plant’s root, giving it a warm, woodsy scent that has been used for its fragrance since ancient times.
  • Rose (Rosa damascena) creates an inspiring atmosphere and is used for heightening spiritual practices. Its sweet, rich aroma encourages feelings of positive self-reflection and can create an uplifted feeling when inhaled. Rose has also been used topically for thousands of years, and today it can be found in many skin care products.
  • Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is warm and comforting, the familiar aroma of Cinnamon Bark essential oil comes from the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde. 

The original recipe contained Spikenard but as Young Living can’t source Spikenard sustainably they changed the recipe and substituted Lavender and Vetiver for the Spikenard. You can learn more about Young Living’s efforts to source essential oils sustainably here.

Safety Concerns with Egyptian Gold Essential Oil

Just a precaution about this blend. It contains Hyssop which is contraindicated for people who suffer epilepsy.

It’s also not recommended for topical use because it contains Cinnamon Bark which is a hot oil.

Uses for Egyptian Gold essential oil:

  • Traditionally used for emotional and spiritual transformation dating back to Ancient Egypt, this combination of essential oils is balancing, stabilising, empowering, and uplifting.
  • Use Egyptian Gold essential oil for meditation and visualisation, and to deepen spiritual connections.
  • If the Immupower or RC blends are out of stock this is a go-to oil. Great for spraying inside your masks.

We would love to be able to tell you more about this amazing blend but let’s just say when it comes to preserving things it’s not only for dead bodies. Check out our video to learn more.

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