Q. I have some allergies – are all the essences used listed on the site?
A. No they’re not. But if you contact us about an oil and let us know what your allergy is we’re happy to make sure it’s safe for you.
Q. Why are your anointing oils more expensive than ones I find other places?
A. Most of the oils you will find available online and in bookstores are mass produced using fragrance oils (chemically derived scents that can actually be toxic to you) rather than essential oils (which are harvested from things in nature, which actually means the oils are alive and so have healing properties – which is why we offer the Bee Ready Kit).
At the Scent of Heaven we blend each bottle oil individually. The level of care and expertise that goes into each bottle coupled with the quality of the product is what accounts for the price difference. It’s sort of like asking why a filet mignon doesn’t cost the same as a burger from McDonald’s – they’re completely different products with vastly different quality and health implications. 🙂
Q. What is the difference between Favored Covenant Oils and Cherished Covenant Oils?
A. In short, price. The essential oils used in the Cherished Covenant Oils are more expensive and rare than the ones used in the Favored Covenant Oils. But all the oils smell delicious, so it just depends on what you would like – one is not better than another, just different.
Q. What are the blends listed in the ingredients?
A. Some fragrances are not available in essential oil, so we either buy or create blends using all essential oils to replicate the scent. Other times there are scents that tend to overpower a formula so essential oil blends are used. But always the blends are made with essential oils, no fragrance oils are used.
Q. Your prayer cloths are really lovely – where are you getting them?
A. They are custom dyed by Dyed4you.com.
Q. I love your scents, can I get them to fragrance my air?
A. Yes! You can use a warmer (shown to the right); filling the top with water and adding a few drops of your favorite anointing oil. Add a tea light under it and it scents your air beautifully!
Q. How long will the oil stay fresh?
A. At least a couple years if it is kept in a relatively cool place.
Q. Why are your anointing oils different prices?
A. The essence oils used to make the anointing oils range enormously in price. Instead of pricing to the highest end, we decided to make oils that used less expensive essences a slightly lower price to make them more affordable for you.
Q. How are the oils packaged?
A. Unless otherwise stated, they arrive in a small velvet bag with a tag that shares a little about the oil.
Q. What’s the difference between the “prophetic oil” and simply not specifying an order and letting you choose?
A. The prophetic oils come gift packaged with a word and has the potential to be a newly created scent. If we choose for you, we will still pray about it and pick whichever of our oils the Lord says to.
Q. I think I see something floating in my oil – is that possible?
A. Yes, it is. Several of our oils, come with things we’ve intentionally added (for example, Sparkling Dew comes with little “dew drops” and Glory Drops comes with gold “glory drops” floating in it); however, if you are seeing something in an oil that doesn’t intentionally come with these little extras, it is possible that you are seeing part of the essence. Since the essential oils are derived from natural sources, every once and a while you might end up with a smidgen of whatever the original source was. That is ok, and totally harmless and natural. Consider it a reminder that something God created, created the oil you are enjoying. 🙂
Q. I ordered the same oil I got last time but it doesn’t smell exactly the same. Why is that?
A. Because we use essentially oils which are naturally derived, the oils scents will shift with each harvest. In the same way that you could eat two different oranges and they can taste similar, but one may be sweeter than the other – essential oils shift as well. Additionally, because the blends are done by hand and not mass produced sometimes drops are slightly bigger than other times, which can cause a slight shift.
We do our best to replicate our oils each time, but these are custom blended – and much like Dyed4you can’t ever duplicate the same scarf twice, they can create one that’s very similar. What won’t happen is you won’t order Glory Drops and have something arrive that smells like Radiant Light. It will just smell like a variation of itself 🙂