Etrog Citron© Seed Oil
Citrus medica vulgaris
Cold Pressed Seeds
Our Etrog Fruit is gathered from an Organic pesticide-free farm in Israel. Never use a fruit to make medicine or food which has been purchased from local Jewish communities and the marketplace specifically to be used for sukkot. Almost all these fruits are heavily sprayed with pesticides to make the fruit flawless and perfect. We avoid this by working with only organic farms in Israel as well as growing our own according to Halacha without using any pesticides.
True “Etrog” only comes from the Holy Land. The using of the Hebrew word Etrog for any other citron oil is not Truly Etrog. It must come from Israel and there is currently only one producer of Etrog Essential Oil and other amazing products is from Aytzchayim Aroma.
A rich emollient, Etrog Citron seed oil helps regenerate and protect the skin. It is known for its antiseptic and astringent properties, which can help improve blood circulation and the appearance of the skin. Etrog Citron seed oil helps fight against cellulite and is often added to moisturizing body lotions and lotions. It is also used as a nourishing massage oil and face serum.
These seeds are from our distilled pressed Peels and Fruit of the Etrog to create our etrog Citron© essential oil. We waste nothing we pluck the seeds and cold press them and then we distill the fruit and peel.
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It is one of the original citrus fruits from which all other citrus types are developed. Sages tell us this Etrog citron goes back as far as the Garden of Eden. Leviticus mentions the “fruit of the beautiful (‘hadar’) tree” as being required for ritual use during the Feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:40). According to Biblical and Rabbinical tradition, the “fruit of the tree hadar” refers to the citron. On the wall of Egypt depicts a picture of the Etrog as a treasured fruit for perfume. The citron has been cultivated since ancient times, predating the cultivation of other citrus species
Traditionally the Etrog is known to strengthen home bring Shalom Bayit in family harmony, may increase fertility, and may lessen the pain of childbirth. Heals the broken-hearted and grief, frees the mind from holding guilt.
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 calendar.
Sages tell 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 the child in his arms.
Fossilized pollen found at Ramat Rachel south of Jerusalem shows that the Etrog Citron Fruit was cultivated in the Holy Land of Israel from the 5th to 3rd century BCE. This means Etrog was possibly in Israel over 6,000 years ago. The Likely place that Etrog came from would be modern-day Iran which was known as Persia. Even the Samarians have identified the Hadar fruit in the Torah as a Citron lemon-like bumpy fruit. Both Jewish and Samaritans agree in this area.
The Etrog Citron is a large lemon-style fruit that has a thick bumpy textured rind. The fragrance of this unique fruit helps to open a closed heart. Please note the finger-looking fruit by the species name Citrus medica var. sarcodactyl which is a hybrid is not to be mistaken for the true Etrog citron species full name Citrus medica vulgaris fruit from the Torah and fruit that is used during the week of Sukkot Holiday.
The aroma of Citron- Etrog (Pri Eitz Hadar) Low temperatures 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 medical vulgaris 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 say agriculturally Sukkot was the time to gather all your ripen fruits among these were the Etrog. There were so many fruits that instead of making long list verses of the Bible would call this 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 the 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 be 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. Thus the reason Etrog Citron© only comes from the Holy Land of Israel. So anyone claiming they sell etrog Citron Essential oil is not the real Etrog Citron© oil.
“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 an Aramaic word 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 the writings of Josephus that a priest was pelted with Etrogim in the Temple because he did something that was extremely offensive by taking the water that was meant to cleanse the altar of sacrifice and poured it on his feet instead, so he was pelted with etrogim and was ran out of the Temple. Why Etrogim? The 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 became the symbol in literature, paintings, etc, to distinguish Jewish people from the Samaritans whom we must not forget that separated from Israel to go and do their own form of worship on Mount Gerizim instead. To see conflict read Ezra 4:1-6 The Samaritans do agree the Hadar is a Citron grown in the Holy Land.
Etrog according to the Sephardic pronunciation in Modern Hebrew pronunciation. The Ashkenazi pronunciation in Yiddish is esrog or esrig which is closer to the 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 Etrog Citron Hadar) is both a cold-pressed peel and a steam-distilled essential oil from the fruit and peel from Israel and 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, and frees the mind from holding guilt.
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).
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 prayer and 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 praise and thanks to G-d for the bounty of the 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 Essential oil: Limonene 56%, Terpinene (γ) 18.6%, Myrcene 2.9%, Pinene (α) 2.6%. (not batch specific)
Blends well with citrus oils, Frankincense sacra, Frankincense carterii, Sandalwood, Rose of Sharon, Cistus Rose, Juniper Berry, Rose, Lavender and Cassia, Myrtle, Myrrh, and Cedarwood atlas.
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