Q.How do I take a tincture?
There are a few ways you can take your tincture. One way is to have a small glass with an ounce or two of water, tea, or juice. Add 1 full dropper of your tincture to your glass and drink it down with one or two swallows.
Another way, (this is what I do) is to take a drink of a pleasant tasting drink and hold some of the liquid under your tongue, drop the tincture under your tongue into the liquid, hold it as long as you can, so that it can absorb sublingually. After you swallow it down you can chase it with a nice cleansing drink.
What you DO NOT want to do is to just drop the herbs directly under your tongue or on the back of your throat. The alcohol in the tincture can burn your tissues and may interfere with your enjoyment of taking the herbs, you might not take it as regularly as you should to get the maximum benefit if it’s hard for you to swallow.
Q Hi! I bought an alcohol fee tincture today and went to use it and there is like a black tar on the dropper. I thought maybe it's the valerian root but I just wanted to make sure it was normal!
You are 100% correct. That is the residue from valerian. Here is how we explain our tincture making process: Our Tincture-Making Process: Our herbal tinctures are saturated with medicinally active compounds extracted from the highest quality herbs. We extract in alcohol first and then remove the alcohol with heat and replace it with glycerin. Some of the alcohol-soluble components will be less soluble in glycerine and will settle over time. These liquids leave our facility potent, filtered and free of particulate matter. In a short period of time, it is natural to see precipitation or an accumulation of these active compounds on the dropper or in the liquid. This is a natural occurrence and a good sign of a potent liquid. These are therapeutically active components of the product. Simply shake well and include this part of the supplement when taking a dose and expediting your path to health.
Q.How long is the shelf life of a tincture?
One of the many beauties about tinctures are their incredibly long shelf life. The expiration date on our tinctures are 5 years after the date they were made. But honestly, if stored out of the sunlight, they can be stored for 10 years or more! In some situations they can be stored even longer.
Q. How is the best way for me to store my herbal products to keep them fresh?
The best place to store your tinctures, salves, powders,teas and herb baths in a cool, dry, dark place. Keep the containers tightly sealed so that moisture and air do not enter the package.
Q. Is it safe to take Let There Be Milk! while I'm still pregnant to help prepare my milk supply?
I'm so glad you asked this question! No you do not want to or need to take any breastfeeding supplements while you are pregnant for several reasons. 1) Your body has colostrum and does produce breastmilk until 3-5 days after giving birth. So it is pointless really. 2) Breastfeeding supplements that increase your breastmilk also drop your blood sugar and every pregnant woman can tell you that when your blood sugar drops you feel nausea, faint, light headed and all around miserable. If you want to make sure you are taking great care of your self while being pregnant and want to be pro active about breastfeeding, I would recommend that you drink nourishing herbs like Red Raspberry Leaf, Nettle Leaf and Oat Straw. These herbs will support your while pregnant and breastfeeding! Thanks for taking such great care of your self.
Q. Is it safe to take Fertile Ground while breastfeeding? I know some herbs are not safe for breastfeeding moms so I just wanted to check in first.
Great question! Fertile Ground has Damiana and Vitex Berries in it so it is best if your baby is over 6 months old before you start taking Fertile Ground. As with any herbal supplement that you are taking for the first time you will want to start slow and watch your baby for any signs of reactions such as extra fussiness, loose stools, or rashes. If you feel like you both are tolerating it well, then you can proceed to taking the full recommended amount.
Q. I see it is free for me to pick up my order. When and where can I pick up my order?
We are located in Fayetteveille Arkansas and we would love to see you any time on Monday-Friday from 10-3. If you cannot arrive during those times then it is best that we ship it to you. Or you can go to one of our retailers and pick it up from them. Thanks!
Q.Are any of Birth Song Botanicals products Kosher?
All of our products are made observing kosher guidelines. Our liquid tinctures and tea tins are certified as kosher proper. Please visit our Quality Assurance page for more info.
Q.What forms of payments do you accept?
If you create an account you will be able to look up all of your past orders. You will also be able to look up your tracking numbers to track your most recent shipment. If you do not create an online account you will not be able to track your package. Additionally, if you provide an email address you will receive a shipment email notification the day your order ships. The next time you return to place a new order you will not have to re-enter all of your information.
Q.Why should I create an online account with Birth Song Botanicals?