CHOOSE FROM TWO PACKAGES:
NEWBORN SET INCLUDES EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:
* 24K COLLOIDAL GOLD OIL (10 ML Roller-ball bottle)
* FRANKINCENSE OIL (10 ML Roller-ball bottle)
* OIL OF MYRRH (10 ML Roller-ball bottle)
* HOLY FAMILY HOLY CARD
* NEWBORN HOLY CARD
* PRINTED DESCRIPTION SEEN BELOW
NEW MOM SHOWER/BIRTHING GIFT SET INCLUDES ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, THE ITEMS BELOW:
* HYSSOP OIL (10 ML Roller-ball bottle)
* MOTHER’S HOLY CARD
* BLESSED SALT WITH EXORCISM BLESSING
* LOURDES HOLY WATER WITH EXORCISM BLESSINGS (1 OZ)
MADE IN LIMITED BATCHES.
Note: All items are “unblessed” until we take them to be blessed right before mailing. This is done as a favor upon request.
Wise Men Give Good Gifts
Following the gleaming light from a star above, three men traveled through narrow valleys and deserts to offer gifts to a newborn. Called a prince by some and a peasant by others, the baby received Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh from the three men who called him, “the savior.”
In giving the infant Jesus gold and frankincense, the Magi evoke Isaiah 60:3, 6 in which Gentile nations bring these gifts to the God of Israel (see also Tobit 13:11, Psalms 72:10-15). In addition, myrrh is an oil that was used to consecrate levitical priests and the wilderness tabernacle, the forerunner to the temple in Jerusalem (Ex. 30:23-33). Myrrh was also used as a burial ointment.
There are also the spiritual senses of Scripture (see the Catechism 115-19). In the allegorical or christological sense, St. Irenaeus says that the gifts signify the mystery of the Incarnate Word (God who has become man): gold, a symbol of royalty, represents his kingship; frankincense, used in worship, points to his divinity; and myrrh represents his humanity, particularly in his passion and death (Against Heresies, 3, 9, 2).
One could also argue that the myrrh signifies that Jesus is also a priest, in fact the definitive high priest who fulfills the Old Covenant levitical priesthood with his superior Melchizedekian New Covenant (see Heb. 5-7); it also indicates that he is the new Temple (see John 2:18-22).
In the moral sense, i.e., how we are to live, Pope St. Gregory the Great says in his Homilies on the Gospels that the three items represent gifts that we are to present to God in our daily lives: gold is Christ’s wisdom, which is to shine in our lives; frankincense is the prayer and adoration we are to give him (see Rev. 8:3-4); and myrrh is our daily self sacrifices to the Lord (see Matt. 39; Rom. 12:1).
In a practical use sense, gold, frankincense and myrrh can be diluted in oils and applied topically or diffused and inhaled to help with a slew of health benefits. Read more about them below under our item descriptions.
ITEM DESCRIPTIONS, BENEFITS & USES of items that may be included in your kit:
There’s more to gold than its high price. Because of its high status, gold has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. The earliest documented use occurred in China around 2,500 years before it was presented to the baby Jesus. In medieval times, and still today, certain outlets promoted the consumption of gold to alleviate depressive symptoms and migraines, while improving concentration and alertness. In the 19th century, gold was considered nervine — an agent that calms the nerves — and it was used to treat diverse conditions ranging from alcoholism to epilepsy. Many of the claims made about gold are baseless, but not all.
Ingesting gold in its standard elemental form has no effect: It is inert and impervious to the body’s digestive juices — in other words, it passes straight through and out the other side. Some gold salts, though, can be processed by the body and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Why Colloidal Gold?
Colloidal Gold, similar to colloidal silver, consists of small, microscopic Gold particles suspended in distilled water or any other liquid. Whether you are ingesting Colloidal Gold or applying it topically, it helps with cellular activation and rejuvenation. The most optimal use of Gold is to both take it orally and use it topically; you are then feeding the cells gold from the inside and out. In particular Colloidal Gold is known for its ability to heal micro-damage, making it an ideal skincare ingredient for those with Sensitive, Sun Damaged and Acne Scarred skin. Due to its ability to regenerate cells and restore their normal elastic properties, Colloidal Gold solution is used topically as an ointment to treat various skin problems such as Eczema, Fungal Infections, Skin Rash, Wounds, Skin Burns and many more. It is also used as an ingredient in Anti-Aging skin care products. Colloidal Gold reportedly has a soothing and harmonizing effect on the Body, Mind, and Spirit. It is also known to promote a feeling of increased Energy, Will Power, Mental Focus and Libido. In cases of Chills, Hot Flashes, and Night Sweats, the body’s temperature stabilizing mechanism may be restored to balance by Colloidal Gold. One of the reported health benefits of colloidal gold is that it may help improve Mental and Emotional well being of people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Frustration, and Sadness. Studies reveal that Colloidal Gold acts as a natural stimulant for the cells of our body. This property improves the transmission of electrical signals between the nerve cells in the brain and increases Mental Alertness and Boosts Concentration. It has been used to treat Alcoholism in the 19th Century and in modern day it is used for treating Nicotine, Drugs and Caffeine Addiction. There are no known side effects to using colloidal gold.
Our 24k Gold Oil is made from a synergistic blend of colloidal gold, dead sea salt, celtic salt, monk fruit, coconut oil, and monoatomic minerals (gold, copper, silver, platinum, magnesium & calcium, which help to balance the brain, decalcify the pineal gland, relax the nervous system & bring an increase in overall well being).
Frankincense & Myrrh
For more than 5,000 years, Frankincense and Myrrh has been traded in Africa and the Middle East. In Jerusalem, temples burned Frankincense and Myrrh during sacred rituals. Along with a remarkable aroma, it has many antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can help support the respiratory system, and may provide pain relief. Ancient Egyptians used myrrh and other essential oils to embalm mummies, as the oils not only provide a nice scent but also slow decay. Scientists now know this is because the oils kill bacteria and other microbes. One recent study found that burning myrrh and frankincense incense reduced airborne bacterial counts by 68%. Research also suggests that Myrrh oil, when topically applied, can directly kill bacteria, as well as stimulate the immune system to make more white blood cells, which also kill bacteria, and has strong effects against several infectious bacteria, including some drug-resistant ones. In one study, Myrrh oil at a low dilution of 0.1% killed all dormant Lyme disease bacteria, which can persist in some people after antibiotic treatment and continue to cause illness. Traditionally, myrrh was used in ancient times for healing wounds and everything from earaches to hemorrhoids. The oil, when diluted into a bath has helped mothers heal skin wounds from vaginal deliveries. In addition to healing wounds, killing parasites and cancers, and combating fungi, Myrrh oil contains compounds that interact with opioid receptors and tell your brain you’re not in pain. Myrrh also blocks the production of inflammatory chemicals that can lead to swelling and pain. It also is know to have antioxidant properties that studies have shown to be more effective than Vitamin E.
It’s important to note that Myrrh should never be ingested. As a topical ointment or inhalant, Myrrh can be safely used, but prolonged, frequent use should be avoided as it can cause toxicity.
Some people should be especially cautious with myrrh oil and may need to avoid it entirely. Bear this in mind if any of the following conditions apply to you:
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Avoid myrrh oil if you’re pregnant, as it can cause uterine contractions and may trigger miscarriage. Also avoid myrrh oil if you’re breastfeeding, as its safety to your baby isn’t known.
- Blood-thinning drugs: Don’t use myrrh if you’re taking blood thinners, such as warfarin, as myrrh could decrease their effectiveness.
- Heart problems: Large amounts of myrrh may affect your heart rate, so use myrrh oil with caution if you have a heart condition.
- Diabetes: If you’re taking diabetes medication, keep in mind that myrrh may lower blood sugar. Therefore, this combination could potentially result in blood sugar that’s too low.
- Surgery: Myrrh may interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Discontinue using myrrh products two weeks before surgery or as advised by your surgeon.
Frankincense oil is a natural remedy that comes from the resin of trees of the genus Boswellia. It has an impressive pedigree and has been traded on the Arabian Peninsula for around 6,000 years. Today, with a popular focus on well-being and alternative therapies, essential oils and aromatherapy have given frankincense a rebirth in the West. Among it’s many health claims are a reduction of acne, anxiety, colds, ulcers, coughs, and even indigestion. It is suggested the wise men offered this gift to Jesus and the Holy Family because of its healing powers, which also include controlling bleeding, speeding up the wound-healing process, improving oral health, fighting inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and improving uterine health. Studies have suggested that certain substances in frankincense may be useful as a cancer treatment. Current research is limited, but early results appear promising.
Benefits have also been seen in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, knee osteoarthritis, and collagenous colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Frankincense is widely available as a food additive and supplement and, there is no evidence of drug interactions or serious side effects.
Better Together. Interestingly, scientist have discovered that when Frankincense and Myrrh are used together in topical applications or as an inhalent, something magical happens. More interestingly, in traditional Chinese medicine, frankincense and myrrh have been combined as drug pairs in the same prescription for thousands of years, and their combination has a better therapeutic effect on diseases than a single drug. After the combination of frankincense and myrrh forms a blend, a series of changes take place in their chemical composition, such as the increase or decrease of the main active ingredients, the disappearance of native chemical components, and the emergence of new chemical components. At the same time, the pharmacological effects of the combination seem magically powerful, such as synergistic anti-inflammation, synergistic anticancer, synergistic analgesic, synergistic antibacterial, synergistic blood-activation, and so on.
Both our Frankincense Oil and Myrrh Oil are made from 100% organic essential oils diluted in organic olive oil and can be applied topically as indicated or used together for that synergistic blend you desire.
Hyssop (*included in our New Mom/Shower Gift Set of 4)
Our Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) essential oil is made from the flowers and leaves of the plant bearing the same name diluted into organic olive oil. While the plant technically belongs to the mint family, the flowers look similar to lavender. It’s a staple in folk medicine, especially in Middle Eastern and Southern European regions, where the plant originates. Hyssop oil is said to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and uplifting benefits. Hyssop oil has been used since biblical times to treat respiratory and digestive ailments, including gout, and as an antiseptic for minor cuts, as it as has antifungal and antibacterial activity against some strains of pathogens. It also has a calming effect, making it perfect to ease irritated bronchial passages and alleviate anxiety and decrease blood pressure. Combine it with lavender and chamomile oils rather than harsh peppermint or eucalyptus to help alleviate asthma. The essential oil has also been reported to reduce sore throat and cough, relieve menstrual cramping. “Hyssop” comes from the Hebrew word ezob, which literally means “holy herb”. In historical times, this oil was used for purification and spiritual cleansing of temples and other sacred places. Hyssop is mentioned 11 times in the Bible as a purifying herb used against leprosy, plague, anxiety, indigestion, and iniquity (Psalm 51, Hebrews 9, Exodus 12, Numbers 19, Leviticus 14, 1 Kings 4, John 19). In the Old Testament, God commanded His people to use hyssop in the ceremonial cleansing of people and houses. Hyssop appears at Jesus’ crucifixion, when the Roman soldiers offered Jesus a drink of wine vinegar on a sponge at the end of a stalk of hyssop.
“Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7