FAQ's

WHO CREATES YOUR BLENDS?

The Herbal Toad is aromatherapist and herbalist owned and operated, and all blends are created and blended by an aromatherapist, as is every herbal blend created and blended by an herbalist.  This sets us apart from other online stores. This is not just our business, it is our life's work and passion.

WHY IS YOUR ONLINE SHOP NOT COMPLETE?

It's true that we offer more in our retail location than we do online, but we are hard at work to change that.  Essential oils, herbal teas, tinctures, and the likes are very complicated to list online.  Not only ingredients and instructions, but also detailed usage including safety must be considered.  We are working to add each item with your safety in mind and that takes time.

ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS PURE?

Absolutely 100% pure.  There is just one single ingredient in each of our single essential oils, and nothing more than a blend of those same 100% pure essential oils in our synergies.  

We have made a commitment to educate people on not only the benefits and proper use of essential oils, but also on the dangers of improper use, and the number of reasons to not use adulterated essential oils.

WHAT IS YOUR TURN AROUND TIME?

Orders placed Monday through Saturday before 2pm are generally shipped the same day.

HOW CAN I ORDER FROM YOU?

You can place an order directly online, or if you would like, you may order by calling our store.  Calling gives us the opportunity to discuss your needs and instruct on proper usage.  Orders are processed same day.

NOTE: We currently don't have all of our products listed in our online shop, but are adding more every day.

Purity is our passion.  All of our oils are third party tested, and are among the best quality available for therapeutic use.
 

HOW MUCH ARE YOUR CLASSES?

We do not charge for the majority of our classes unless materials are supplied or a special instructor is in attendance.  If there is a charge, it will be specified wherever the class is announced.  We believe that the tradition of herbalism is about sharing information and passing it down through the generations.

ARE CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY?

Yes.  We understand that distance makes it impossible to meet in person, therefore; we offer consultations via phone.
 

WHERE CAN I FIND YOU?

For those traveling through Alabama, we are located at: 120 North Court Square, Ozark AL 36360 

Stop in for a cup of tea and introduce yourself.

You may phone us at: (334) 714-9503

 

Brewing Tea

Hot Tea: Bring fresh water to boil.  Once the water has come to a boil, remove it from heat and choose one of the following methods: 

  1. Place your loose leaf tea into a tea strainer, put it in your cup, and pour water over it.
  2. Place your tea bag into your cup and pour water over it.
  3. Place your bag or loose tea directly in the saucepan. If using loose, you will need to strain your tea before drinking, or use a Bombilla (tea straw).

While steeping, cover the cup or pan with a lid or plate.  This ensures that the tea’s essential oils don’t escape with the steam. It will also keep your tea warm while steeping.

Generally, the more delicate the herb, the faster it brews.  Allowing faster brewing teas to steep for too long can result in a powerful medicinal tea, but may have flavors that are too strong or bitter.

Most ground herbal teas and tea bags need 5 minutes of steeping to best release their health benefits, while root and seed-based teas need around 8 minutes of steeping for best results. Because the majority of The Herbal Toad's Teas are a combination, we suggest 8 minutes for maximum health benefit.

Iced Tea: To make cold or iced herbal tea, follow one of the three methods above. Once the tea has cooled, add some cool, filtered water to dilute the flavor if needed. Sweeten if necessary and pour the tea over ice cubes.