Frequently Asked Questions

What are tinctures?

Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts made by soaking the bark, berries, leaves, flowers, and/or roots from one or more plants in alcohol. The alcohol breaks open the plant’s cell wall and pulls out the active ingredients in the plant, concentrating them as a liquid.

Why tinctures?

Tinctures are one of the best ways to ingest an herbal remedy. Our bodies utilize about 98% of herbal extracts/tinctures but only about 50% of powdered herbs in capsules and tablets. Tinctures are more potent, easier to digest, and are more quickly absorbed so you feel the effects more quickly!

Should I take my tincture straight or dilute?

You can do either! For the fastest pathway into your bloodstream, place the drops under your tongue. This bypasses your digestive system and the tincture is absorbed immediately. Just remember that tinctures are strong and because they are medicine, they can be bitter. We recommend diluting your tinctures in a bit of water for the most pleasant experience.

Can I combine my tinctures or take more than one in a day?

Yes! Enjoy experimenting and figuring out what combinations feel best for you. Listen to the messages from your body, mind, and spirit to see what resonates most.

Why is there sediment at the bottom of my tincture?

Some of our formulas, like Focus Pocus and Venus Glow, have ingredients in them that can settle to the bottom over time. This is completely normal and part of the medicine, just give it a shake and keep enjoying!

What is an adaptogen?

Adaptogens bring the body back into balance after long periods of stress. They work on the physical body rather than the mind, so you can think of them working below the neck. Since they don’t affect the mind or nervous system, we need to consume them consistently so they can build up in our bodies over time. This makes them most effective!

How are nervines different from adaptogens?

Adaptogens work by “hacking” the long-term the stress response in the body and restoring the adrenal glands. Nervines work directly on the mind and nervous system. This means that we can feel their calming effects in the moment and can be taken as needed. They relax the nervous system and have a grounding and centering effect without being sedating.

What’s an aphrodisiac?

In order to be classified as an aphrodisiac, plants must:
+ Relax the mind and body
+ Stimulate circulation and warm up our extremities
+ Shift our consciousness to the present moment to open our hearts and help us tune into the vibration of being

How long does a tincture take to make?

We macerate all of our tinctures for at least 6 weeks. Each extract is brewed on the new moon and strained during the full moon of the following month to carry the most magical and expansive vibrations.

What type of alcohol do you use?

Each plant is extracted in certified organic, pharmaceutical grade cane alcohol of the highest standard of purity.

Are your products organic?

We choose ethically sourced plants of the highest quality in all of our tinctures. This means they’re organically grown, preferably through regenerative practices. Otherwise, they’re wild harvested in the Pacific Northwest using mindful methods to encourage new growth. We use certified organic alcohol and vegetable glycerin, along with raw and unfiltered honey produced by North American bees.

Are your products vegan?

Most of our tinctures are vegan but there’s a few that are made with honey. Be sure to check the ingredients to make sure you are choosing a vegan product.

Is there a shelf life for tinctures?

Your tincture will last 3 years from date it is extracted. Technically tinctures take a lot longer to go bad, but we suggest taking it within 3 years of purchase to ensure its potency.

Can I sell your products on my website or store?

We’re honored that you’re wondering about this! Please send us a message to discuss wholesale options. We’d love to work with you and bring more plant medicine to your community!