Esrog/Etrog (Heb. אֶתְרוֹג) Organic High quality Essential Oil ISRAEL – 5ml. A Sukkot favorite!


Citrus medica- 5ml bottle
Fruit and Peel

The aroma of Citron- Etrog (Hadar) steam distilled essential oil from Israel is zesty, and smells both sweet and tart as if green lemons were …

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Etrog/Esrog (Heb. אֶתְרוֹג) Citron OW Essential oil

We first introduced this essential oil in 2010

Citrus medica- 5ml bottle
Fruit/ Peel

Beautiful Yaneve Etrog species grown in Israel from seed that is not Mirkov (grafted) according to Jewish Laws. This is the preferred species that grown all over the Middle East to Italy.

Etrog/Esrog Citron OW Essential oil

Citrus medica- 5ml bottle
Fruit and Peel

The aroma of Citron- Etrog (Pri Eitz Hadar) steam distilled essential oil from Israel is zesty and smells both sweet and tart as if green lemons were mingled with sweet mandarins in a citrus orchard

Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and uplifting therapeutic actions when used externally.

Etrog (plural: etrogim, Hebrew: אֶתְרוֹג) is the yellow citron or Citrus medica used by Jewish people during the week-long holiday of Sukkot, as one of the four species. Together with a Lulav, Hadas and Aravah, the etrog is to be taken in each Jewish hand.

Some Scholars says agriculturally Sukkot was the time to gather all your ripen fruits among these were the Etrog. There were so many fruits that instead making a long list verses of the Bible would call these beautiful fruit of the tree פְּרִי עֵץ הָדָר. Israel was abundant as it is today in Fruits. There are so many types of Etrog ie the Citron. See Leviticus 23:40 and examples of beautiful fruits in Nehemiah 8:15.

Citron – Etrog (Citrus medica):  Zesty in aroma like lemon, Etrog is uplifting and is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and analgesic.

“In order for a citron to be kosher, it must be neither grafted nor hybridized with any other species. Only a few traditional varieties are therefore used. To ensure that no grafting is used, the plantations are kept under strict rabbinical supervision.

“The Biblical phrase peri eitz hadar (פְּרִי עֵץ הָדָר) usually refers to the etrog in its original Aramaic Biblical name. Grammatically, the Hebrew phrase is ambiguous; it is typically translated as “fruit of a beautiful tree,” but it can also be read as “a beautiful fruit of a tree.” Etrogs are carefully selected for the performance of the Sukkot holiday rituals.” The word Etrog is a Aramaic word which we find in the Hebrew Aramaic Targum. Etrog also became a symbol of Israel’s persistence for the right to exist in modern times.

In writings of Josephus that a priest was pelted with Etrogim in the Temple because he doing something was extremely offensive by taking the water that was meant to cleanse the alter of sacrifice and poured it on his feet instead, so he was pelted with etrogim and was ran out of the Temple. Why Etrogim? Answer is most likely because it grew in abundance in Israel at that time in the First Century and it was most likely at Sukkot when this occurred when etrogim would have been harvested and used in Temple service.

Soon Etrog become the symbol in literature, paintings etc, to distinguish Jewishpeople from the Samaritans whom we must not forget separated from Israel to go and do their own form of worship on Mount Gerizim instead. To see conflict read Ezra 4:1-6

Etrog according to the Sephardic pronunciation is Modern Hebrew pronunciation.  The Ashkenazi pronunciation and in Yiddish, is esrog or esrig which is closer to Aramaic Hebrew pronunciation.  The Hebrew word is thought to derive from the Persian name for the fruit, turung, likely borrowed via Aramaic..

The aroma of Citron- Etrog (Hadar) is steam distilled essential oil from the fruit and peel from Israel is zesty, refreshing, and smells both sweet and tart as if sweet-tart green lemons were mingled with sweet oranges, mandarins, and tangerines in a citrus orchard. The fragrance of this unique fruit helps to open a closed heart, heals the broken-hearted and grief,  frees the mind from holding guilt.

Traditionally the Etrog is known to strengthen home bring Shalom bayit of family harmony,may increase fertility and may lessen the pain of childbirth,  and also used for digestive issues.
The 4 Hebrew letters of the word Etrog stand for Ahava-Alef (Love), Teshuvah- Tav (Repentance), Refuah-Reysh (Healing) and Geulah-Gimel (Redemption). The festival of Pesach (Passover) is exactly 180 degrees opposite the Festival of Sukkot and the Etrog celebration time on the Jewish calender.
Sages tells us a pregnant woman who eats an Etrog will give birth to a sweet smelling baby.  Talmud relates a story of a certain King whose wife ate Etrogim throughout her entire pregnancy. She gave birth to a child that smelled so sweet that when the King asked his servants to bring him fragrant spices, they brought him his own child and placed his daughter in his arms. Some scholars say that Etrog may have been used as a acid liquid to dye the Tekhelet cords of the Tzitzits and possibly the temple curtains.
Some would argue that the Lulavim that is waved, and each of these species have deep symbolism.Each of the four relates to a particular limb through which man is to serve God (cf. Sefer ha-Hinukh, #285):

Etrog refers to the heart, the place of understanding and wisdom.

Palm refers to the backbone, uprightness.

Myrtle corresponds to the eyes, enlightenment.

Willow represents the lips, the service of the lips (prayer).

The four species together represent 4 types of people in the world.Taste represents learning. Smell represents good deeds. The etrog has both taste and smell. The lulav has taste but not fragrance. The myrtle has smell but no taste. And the willow has neither. Each represents a different type of man. Some have both learning and good deeds; some have one without the other; and some have neither. Real community is found in their being bound together and brought under one roof the sukkah.
The four [species] represent the four-letter Name of God, with the lulav being the [Hebrew letter] vav, which brings down the divine energy into the world and man. If for no other reason, the four must be held together while waving for the Unity of the Name. Each of the species is a hint or allusion to God, according to a Midrash found in Leviticus Rabbah, 83

Etrog — because it is written (Psalms 104: 1): ‘You are clothed in glory and majesty.’ (The word translated as majesty is hadar. In the Torah (Leviticus 23:40), the etrog is called the fruit of the goodly tree.  The same Hebrew word, hadar, is used in that context to mean goodly.)

Palm — because it is written (Psalms 92:13): ‘The righteous bloom like a date palm.’

Myrtle — because it is written (Zechariah 1:8): ‘And he stood among the myrtle-trees.’

Willow — because it is written (Psalms 68:5): ‘Extol Him who rides on the clouds [aravot], the Lord is His name.’

One can argue the waving of the lulav was a prayer is a dance for rain. Rain was extremely important for growing crops. We can find prayers for rain when the Lulav is waved in the synagogue or in the sukkah during the day. The prayer for rain is the section of the siddur (prayer book) for waving the lulav. This is not a way to control the weather because only  G-d controls the weather. This is more a dance wave in praise to thank G-d for the blessing of rain to come in advance. Much like waving the loaves of bread at Shavuot is a praise and thanks to G-d for the bounty of harvest. Through all of these, the themes of Sukkot are played out and interwoven beautifully: redemption, universal peace and brother/ sisterhood, completion.

Constituents of Etrog : Limonene 56%, Terpinene (γ) 18.6%, Myrcene 2.9%, Pinene (α) 2.6%. (not batch specific)

Blends well with citrus oils, Frankincense sacra, Frankincense caterri, Sandalwood, Rose of Sharon, Cistus Rose, Juniper Berry, Rose, Lavender and Cassia, Myrtle, Myrrh, and Cedarwood atlas. 

See our listing  Lulav essential oils blend here

See our listing for Lulav salve here



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