Anointing Oil from Israel

Samuel anointing Saul

Much as in ancient times, we hand pick the olives from our trees in the Holy Land and immediately press them into the finest of olive oils, an oil fit for Kings. Our extra virgin olive oil is cold pressed from the earliest harvest of olives. Our harvest timing and process yields less oil per pound of olives than those used by large commercial producers but creates a much higher quality of olive oil. Holive’s anointing oil from Israel is cold press extra virgin olive oil fine enough to be served at the finest tables.

Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.” Exodus 29:7

Olive oil was extremely important in Biblical times. Olive trees were abundant in the Holy Land and the oil made from their olives was used to anoint Kings and to sanctify the Tabernacle. The finest of oils, like today, was the oil from the first harvest, when most of the olives are still green. To lower costs many producers harvest later in the season, when olives are dark purple and fully ripe. This gives more oil per pound of olives picked, however the oil is not as high quality.

And Samuel said unto Saul: ‘The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over His people, over Israel; now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD. ” 1 Samuel 15:1

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren; and the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward.” 1 Samuel 16:13

Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the threshing-floor; but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.” Ruth 3:3

Anointing oil from Israel from the first harvest

We harvest our olives right at the start of the season, when oil yields are low and quality is highest.  We take pains to ensure our oil is of the highest quality because we believe that an olive oil that is not good enough to be served at the finest tables is not good enough to be used for anointing.

TIP: If you want to check whether the anointing oil you are using is real, put it in the fridge overnight. If your oil stays liquidy, it is not olive oil. Real olive oil will solidify to the texture of butter. To turn back into liquid simply leave at room temperature.