To anoint means to Smear, rub or massage with oil for mind, body, or spiritual wellness. Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with a large amount of the expensive essential oil of spikenard and then wiped his feet with her hair. Anointing is referred to many times in the bible; for spiritual renewal, to release demons or for healing the sick.
History of Anointing Oil
The Bible, both the New and Old Testaments, contain tons of references (over 200) to essential oils, incense, ointments, and other aromatics. They were used in religious rituals, for anointing, and for supporting the health of people.