Essential Oils: God’s Extravagant Provision for Your Health
Have you ever wondered why the wise men brought frankincense and myrrh for the baby Jesus? As a curious and highly enthusiastic child, health and wellness coach Teri Secrest asked everyone she knew and met, but no one could tell her. She grew up thinking it was just a nice little story…but never stopped wondering.
This thirst for knowledge sparked Teri’s twenty-three-year quest to learn about essential oils. It has taken her to the far corners of the world—from Croatia and France to Oman, Israel, and beyond.
Teri has written this book to share the mystery, the romance, and the ageless intrigue of essential oils. She hopes you experience the Father’s love as He continually lavishes His children with these exquisite oils and you feel this rich, biblical history come alive in your spirit. Teri wants you to see how miraculous your body is and how it’s designed to heal itself when given proper nourishment and support.
Essential Oils: God’s Extravagant Provision for Your Health offers practical how-to’s that you can use immediately, including the use of oils for romance, balancing hormones, cooking, cleaning, pets, children, and fragrance, as well as health concerns such as stress, negative emotions, trouble sleeping, weight gain, and anxiety. You will find practical guidance to regain and maintain health naturally.
As you gain this understanding, Teri believes you will change the next generation as you discover the hidden secrets of these biblical plants and how to incorporate them into your everyday life.
The ever-increasing amount of industrialized and commercialized foods being promulgated across this country have had increasing negative impacts on our health. Kingdom health is extremely important to Teri and as a wellness coach, her passion has emerged from teacher to writer. Her latest book, Essential Oils: God’s Extravagant Provision for Your Health, will help you create a pathway to perfect health and will enable you to influence others.
— Joshua Mills
Jesus came so that we might enjoy an abundant life. Through the vibrant palette of His creation, God has provided a wide spectrum of natural resources that promote health and healing in our bodies, and my friend Teri Secrest has found a well of insight into one of these pathways to well-being: essential oils. In her book, Teri unpacks the biblical backdrop for many of these oils as she shares remarkable stories of God’s goodness being displayed through the use of essential oils. Essential Oils: God’s Extravagant Provision for Your Health will take you on an eye-opening journey and help you to explore more of God’s heart for His children.
— Dr. Ché Ahn
I have known Teri Secrest for many years, and I have watched how her loving and caring personality warms the hearts of those around her. I have really enjoyed her thoughtful insight into life and the things that matter…. It is fascinating to read in the Scriptures how essential oils were used anciently and to realize that God’s instruction then is just as powerful for us today…. Teri has written about so many facets of life in a loving and understandable way, which gives that little push to help people move in the right direction. It is interesting how she brings all the parts together to create a whole way of living for a productive, healthy, and abundant life.
— Mary Young
Essential Oils: God’s Extravagant Provision for Your Health strategically combines knowledge and experience from one of the top women entrepreneurs in the world. It is biblical. It is solid. Yet, it is also holistic and integrated. It is my delight to endorse this groundbreaking book by a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and a personal dear friend. Don’t just read this book—apply the truths!
— Dr. James W. Goll
Essential Oils: God’s Extravagant Provision for Your Healthby Teri Secrest combines insight into many health-related issues and knowledge of precious oils with a kind and joyous nature to provide you with a warm introduction to the power of essential oils. She also shares many of her own healing experiences with essential oils to illustrate their power and usefulness. I know you will enjoy her book and greatly benefit from reading it.
— Joan Hunter
There is an
anointing of joy that accompanies this book as it becomes apparent that Essential Oils is a display of the
goodness and kindness of God to his people. Teri shines light on a very
important subject that only receives a brief glimpse as we read the Scriptures.
You will realize why the wise men from the East include frankincense and myrrh as a gift to honor the Christ child. You will begin to appreciate the healing power of these oils, both physically and emotionally. You will go on a personal journey with Teri as she discovered this unique gift from God.
Thank you, Teri, for writing this beautiful book. I am challenged, not only to continue using these precious oils, but to look again into the Scriptures to understand a deeper expression of God’s love and favor towards us.
Essential Oils is easy to read and understand, delightful, and written from the heart.
— Dr. Royree Jensen
This is a must read for anyone who wants to burn brightly without burning out. This book is a gift to all of us from Teri Secrest, a veteran leader who will coach you to a life of God-intended purpose and destiny.
— Leif Hetland
Teri Secrest’s book, Essential Oils: God’s Extravagant Provision for Your Health, brings the romance and intrigue of essential oils and blends it with everyday uses. This is not a technical book; it is a beautiful history wrapped in the elegance essential oils deserve, built upon a foundation of rock-solid research. Every essential oil user should own this book.
— Beverly Banks
is a champion in bringing out hidden truths of how God has provided yet another
way for us to walk in health. We know God wants us healthy. Teri expounds on 3
John 1:2: “Beloved, I pray that in all
respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers” (nasb).
God wants and has provided us avenues to become healthy in all aspects of our
For some of us, essential oils are a new or a relatively new concept. Reading the insights Teri has gleaned from the Bible of oil’s role in securing our physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing is mesmerizing! There are so many biblical examples and references that many of us have just skipped over, but they are there and there for a reason! God wants to show us how to live in health. And then there are the practical benefits provided by Teri’s relentless study on the subject. Proverbs 25:2 says, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter” (nasb). That is exactly what Teri has done for us. She has searched it out.
Teri is living out and experiencing firsthand the results of what she shares in this book. We recommend it to you. You will experience an additional way that God has provided for us to live life in health!
— Alan and Carol Koch
Riveting, inspiring, and beautifully written, this book is a must read! Teri provides a powerful, inspiring message of how essential oils can revitalize and strengthen your body, mind, and spirit. She has a way of bringing her life experiences into her teachings of the practical benefits of essential oils and helping you understand they are truly gifts from God. As Teri guides you through this book, filled with the tools needed to live a significant life, she providesan education with clever humor throughout.
— Lata L. Lovell
About the Author
PATRICIA KING has been a pioneering voice in Christian ministry for more than 30 years. She is an accomplished author, motivational speaker, media host, producer and businesswoman. She is the founder and leader of Patricia King Ministries and resides in Maricopa, Arizona.