Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Consecrated Oil Vial

Matt mentioned that he would like a new Consecrated Oil Vial for his birthday.  We bought him one as soon as he was ordained an Elder but somehow the top and the bottom became...separated?  All that was hanging from his shoulder bag one day was the top and the key chain fob.  My husband doesn't like how he can never tell how much is left in his vial so I thought I should probably start looking around to see what's out there.  Well, there's lots out there!  Here's the one that I like:

I like how it's classic i.e. pretty.  I especially like that it has an internal glass reservoir; which will solve Jeff's problem of never knowing how much oil is left AND it also has a rubber O-ring seal to prevent leakage along with a key chain.  It even comes with a small bottle of extra-virgin olive oil.  Make sure to consecrate it!


  1. We have been through several vials--including this one. They all come loose! Best advice is to buy the tiny tiny one. For some reason the weight or size of it seems to keep it in place better? I guess it depends on where you store it and what else you have on your key ring. It lasts about 2-3 blessings, and we have a little refill (looks like the size of eye-drops container: found at distribution center) that we use when the tiny vial empties. My husband is in the bishopric and before was the EQP and has been through some many of these vials. Hope this helps!

  2. Thank you for your comment! Matt actually loved the look of this one and loved being able to see how much was inside however...the glass viewing window broke at some point while in his carrier bag. We ended up sending him another of the ones that you mentioned in your comment. They seem to be pretty long as you make sure the lid is on tight!

  3. If you are ever interested in a unique oil vial, my husband and sons use elk antler and turn them on a lathe to make an oil vial. My oldest son just left on a mission so my hubby had his laser engraved with his name, mission, and mission years (2015-2017) and presented it to him after he was ordained an elder. My son loves it. And my boys are earning money for missions by turning the antlers. They also make them into pens. Just thought I would throw the idea out there.

  4. Wow, that is unique and such a treasure for your sons!