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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

What is the shelf life of tinctures and salves?
Tinctures have a shelf life of 7 years or more, as long as they are stored out of sunlight and heat. The tincture should taste like alcohol, not vinegar. Salves last at least 2 years, as long as they are stored out of sunlight and heat. Salves can melt in the heat and high temperatures can make the oil rancid. When a salve turns bad it will lose its color and fragrance.

How do I use a tincture?
You can squirt the tincture directly under your tongue and the medicine will absorb into your bloodstream. Or you can put the tincture drops into water and drink it. This is a more diluted and milder method, where the tincture is absorbed through your digestion. You can even put the drops in hot water and most of the alcohol will evaporate and the medicine will stay in the water making an instant tea. Both methods are equally effective.

How much tincture do I take?
Bear Wallow Herbs lists a range of doses on each tincture label. Since each person and situation is unique, the dose varies. Each individual should use the lowest effective dose and repeat that dose as needed. It is usually best to start with a low dose and increase as needed. If you are using the herb for prevention or for changing a long term chronic issue, you will want to take the tinctures three times a day. Most tinctures are best taken before food. For acute symptoms that come on suddenly, it may be necessary to take a large dose and take another dose every 15 minutes.

How long will a 1oz bottle last?
A 1oz bottle is usually enough medicine for a month, if you are taking 15 drops, 3 times a day. There is a general rule in herbal medicine that the time to heal is relative to how long the problem started. If you have been experiencing symptoms for a year, it make take a month to see changes (5 years may need 5 months of herbs).

Can I take a few different herbs all at the same time?
Yes, it is okay to mix different herbs and take them together. Herbs that I have found to work very well together can be found on the page Herbal Blend Tinctures.

**Do I pay sales tax on my order? **
Sales tax is only applied to California customers. Select your state when entering your mailing address.

How do I place an order online?
1. To order an item, find the order you wan to purchase.
2. Select the quantity you want to order.
3. Click the purchase button.
4. You must enter your billing and shipping information. The shipment method will be filled in for you.
5. Your payment will be processed by Stripe.com. You don't need to have an account there. We accept online payments from debit cards and credit cards. Stripe uses secure credit card processing. Your financial information is encrypted.

Can I pay with check or money order?
Yes. Please call or email me your order before sending check or money order. I will tell you your order total and my business mailing address. (530)925-5829 or cara@bearwallowherbs.com

What shipping do you use and how long does it take?
All orders are mailed United States Postal Service Priority Mail.
You will receive an e-mail from Bear Wallow Herbs confirming the receipt of your payment. You will receive another email from USPS with tracking info. Orders are usually sent the following business day.

Can I send an order as a gift?
Yes, there is an option to ship to a different address than your billing address. Let me know if you want me to include a note saying who the gift is from.

How much does shipping cost?
Orders less than $50, shipping is $8.80.
Orders over $50, shipping is $15.45.
Any other questions?

Please feel free to contact me directly. Cara Saunders (530) 925-5829 or cara@bearwallowherbs.com

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What Customers Are Saying

"Goldenrod Tincture has been a lifesaver for me! I have allergies all year long that include itchy watery eyes, coughing, and stuffy nose that eventually lead to sinus infections. Springtime is my favorite time of the year because of the great weather to be able to enjoy the great outdoors! Unfortunately, as soon as spring hits every year I am stuck inside trying to recover from my allergy symptoms. They are so bad that I have no desire to go outside of the house. I feel so lucky to have found Bear Wallow Herbs! As soon as I started taking Goldenrod Tincture I immediately noticed the difference. My eyes are not watering or itchy, I have not had a stuffy or runny nose for weeks now and I can sleep at night because I am not coughing. Right now, during the middle of spring is when my allergies are typically the worst, but they have been so under control and the only thing I have done differently is to take Goldenrod Tincture. Thank you so much!"
Vanessa Valiente-Raeder, Sacramento, CA

"I used to harvest my own Queen Anne's Lace, but I now live in a city where I cannot find a reliable harvest. In my research, Bear Wallow Herbs was recommended, and I am so happy I found this product for sale here. The Queen Anne's Lace tincture has been very convenient to take, compared with my old method of harvesting seeds and then chewing the hairy/sharp seeds with some honey and washing it all down with water. I am so impressed with the reliability of this tincture. By taking Queen Anne's Lace tincture, I help to protect myself from unwanted pregnancy in a way that is kind to myself, with no invasive or disruptive hormones or implants. A highly recommended product from a great company."
julie

"I twisted and sprained my ankle while walking outside on some river rocks. My ankle was bruised and swollen and I needed to use crutches. After massaging it daily with Arnica Salve, the swelling went down and the pain stopped. Soon I was able to walk on it again. It was an amazing recovery. Thank you Bear Wallow Herbs."
Linda Kerrick, Sawyers Bar, CA

"I love your Herbal Medicine First Aid Kit! It's very conveniently and thoughtfully packaged, so that I can keep everything together and handy, with the very readable, color coded info cards right there for reference when I need them. Most importantly,what I've used from the Kit really works. The Plantain Salve worked for some very pesky insect bites for which I had tried at least a half-dozen remedies, none of which had worked. I've been plagued by these bites, which itch, swell, and don't heal for ages. I noticed a difference right away with the Plantain Salve, the itching calmed down and stayed manageable, and the bites are finally healing. But my greatest amazement is the result I got from the Elderberry Tincture. I was definitely coming down with a very bad head cold. All the familiar dreaded nose and throat symptoms, and the feeling of just wanting to stay in bed were there. I remembered my Herbal Medicine First Aid Kit. I ran eagerly to get it and see what was recommended. I used the Elderberry Tincture. After a first night of real misery, I started feeling much better, and within 24 hours I had no cold symptoms! Gone, the virus driven away by the Elderberry Tincture before it could get established! Much to my relief! Best of all, your product inspires confidence. I feel I can trust your research, knowledge and the love and care you put into making the remedies. Thanks, and keep up the good healing." - Claudia Vidano, San Francisco, CA

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