Anointing Oil from Israel
“You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows." Psalm 23:5
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.
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. Holive extra virgin olive oil is cold pressed from the earliest harvest of olives.
Then as now, olive oil this fine may be used for anointing and enjoyed for eating.
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.
“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 Holive Oil is of the highest quality so you can feel the difference in every drop.