Most orders are shipped out same day, or next day, excluding weekends. We ship either First Class or Priority USPS - depending on package weight. The majority of orders are received within 2-3 business days. The Herbal Toad cannot be held responsible for conditions beyond our control after being turned over to the shipping provider.
It is solely up to you, the customer, to enter the correct shipping address. Once the package has left our facility, there is nothing that we can do to change the shipping address, although you may consider this service from USPS.
Free shipping on all domestic orders over $20 offer applies only to orders placed at theherbaltoad.com and shipped through The Herbal Toad's shipping method of choice (most usually USPS) within the United States. Faster shipping services will require an additional fee.
We currently only ship to the United States and Canada, with the exception of APO adressesses. We ship APO the same as any other domestic order.
As an alternative to shipping, you may choose the option to pickup your order in-store. There are many advantages to shopping online with us, including our customer loyalty program, Pure Rewards, so many of our store customers take advantage of this option.
For reasons of quality control, we cannot take a return on any consumable product, other than the reasons listed below. Even if unopened, we would have no way of knowing beyond certainty if the product was altered, replaced or opened and contaminated. This policy is for the safety and confidence of our customers and we appreciate your understanding. Please note that just like any over the counter or prescription medication, with herbal teas, tinctures, oils, and supplements, not everything works for everybody; therefore, we most generally will only accept returns if there is a defect in the product or a mistake on our end. In the event of the shipment either not being correct or defective in some way, The Herbal Toad will happily accept the return within 15 days and promptly mail you a replacement, credit your account, or credit your method of payment.
Once you submit your order, it can only be changed during the brief time that it takes to prepare your order for shipment. Once processed through our shipping department it is not possible to change or cancel an order.
Yes. All of our oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade. We have a genuine passion for seeking out only the best quality pure oils available. All of our oils have been rigorously tested and meet the highest standard in the industry. There are never any synthetics, pesticides, or any adulteration of any kind in any of our oils. We assure this through third party GC/MS (gas chromatography mass spectrometry) testing on every single batch. (See Our Purity Guarantee)
We sell directly from our website and deliver your order to your door. We don’t have any middlemen selling our product. Those middlemen amake essential oils more expensive for you, especially when there is a pipeline of people to be payed. Because we sell directly to you, you get the same high quality essential oils but at more reasonable prices. Also, there are no monthly minimums or membership fees like some other companies.
Not only do we require GC/MS testing on every essential oil, but we also carry only organic herbs in which we make our teas and tinctures. Each THT made product is herbalist/ aromatherapist created. Because we are a small business, we are able to manufacture and store our products in a climate controlled building, rather than a warehouse. This is very important when it comes to sustaining the quality of herbal products.
Yes. We quite often offer ways for you to save extra money. Our customer loyalty program, Pure Rewards, is a customer favorite, and we run different promotions that are announced via our email list. Another way to save money is to check our sales page.
Pure Rewards allows you to earn customer loyalty shopping points on everything that you buy, and on referrals. Pure rewards can be spent like cash towards purchases, or cashed in on special offers. The Herbal Toad will offer double, even triple loyalty points on occasion. You can find out more about Pure Rewards by clicking on the rewards icon on the lower right of your screen.
While taking tinctures directly under the tongue delivers the herbs quickly to the bloodstream, most formulas can be diluted in common drinks to improve taste without compromising the effect. Adding the other tinctures to water, tea or juice. but while diluting most formulas in common drinks can improve taste, and will not compromise the formula's effect.
You may also put the tincture into a cup of warm or hot water for an instant cup of herbal tea. Heat your water first, before adding the herbs. Heating the herbs in a microwave may kill or weaken their healthful benefits. It may be flavored with lemon or honey to disguise the taste. Never give honey to a child under one year of age.
Digestive Bitters are an exception, as the bitters rely on the taste buds to release digestive enzymes. Digestive Bitters, in order to receive the full effect, therefore, should be taken straight, or with as little water as personally possible.
All of our tinctures are dosed using "squeezes". The dropper top (the thing that you squeeze) is the same size, regardless of the size bottle or the length of the pipette. This means that when taking our tinctures, it is not necessary to fill the pipette. Every herb is unique and dosages vary accordingly, but there are some general guidelines that can be very helpful. Extract dosages can be measured in drops, squeeze (dropper fulls), milliliters (ml.), or teaspoons. A squeeze is about 15-20 drops, or 1ml. A teaspoon is roughly equivalent to 5ml. The most commonly used dose for tinctures is 20-40 drops or 1-2 squeezes. In general, the more acute a condition, the more frequent the doses. Safe dosage ranges are fairly broad with most, but not all, herbs. We highly recommend that you use a good herbal reference and become familiar with the individual characteristics of the herbs you are using. Read more about How to Take Our Tinctures