Our Story

About Us

Every Good Gift, the home of Oil of Gladness, was founded by Michelle & Marlin Zwicky in 1990. They wanted to serve the local body of believers but quickly developed into a very active business manufacturing quality anointing oils and supplying them to Christian bookstores, ministries and believers all over the world.

Over 20 years later, Phil and Katie Rokohl were praying they could find a business that supported and strengthened their Christian faith. When considering the purchase of the company, their pastor’s sermon that Sunday was about society’s focus on worldly possessions and how “every good and perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17). That confirmed God’s will for the Rokohls, who proceeded with the acquisition of Every Good Gift in 2011.

Our team is committed to supporting Christians in prayer by providing superior anointing oils, oil holders and gifts using the most beautiful fragrances available. There are many Scriptures indicating that our God loves fragrance and our oils are designed to be pleasing to Him as well as to man. Please read “Story of Anointing Oil” and “About Our Fragrances” to learn more about our products.

Story of Anointing Oil

Oil is first used in Genesis 28:18 when the Patriarch Jacob used it to pour over the stone he had used as a pillow then set up as a pillar to the Lord. The Hebrew word “anoint” actually means “to rub or to smear.”

 

In the Old Testament, it was most often used as a setting apart of people or objects for the exclusive use of God. Aaron and his sons, King Saul, King David and others were anointed with oil. The tent of meeting and all its vessels were anointed and all of these under the direction of God Himself. This anointing symbolized their empowerment by the Holy Spirit to fulfill a special assignment by God and reaches it's completeness in Jesus, the Messiah, or Anointed One set apart to the office of King and Priest to bring salvation to all people.

About the Fragrances

Why is a fragrance added to Oil of Gladness Anointing Oils? First of all, the Lord Himself instructed Moses to add spices and fragrances to the sacred anointing oil to be used to anoint Aaron, his sons and the tent of meeting in the wilderness. Then, in tracing fragrance through the Bible, we see the Lord require the priests to burn fragrant incense continually in the Holy Place. In Psalm 45 we read that garments of THE ANOINTED are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia—scholars believe this to represent none other than Jesus Himself.

Perhaps the most significant references to fragrance however, are found in 2 Corinthians 2:14, “But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.” Then in verse 16, “To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.”