Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the tonic, we recommend a half dose for children aged 4+ mixed with water (or other beverage).
Sleep, Microbe and Immunity tonics and our Male Potency and Feminine Energy are generally not appropriate for children under 12, unless with specific advice from a practitioner. Chaga and Reishi are great options for developing kids.
Some herbs are not recommended for use in children, and we recommend consulting your health practioner, or our clinicans ,for what's right for your family.
All of our tonic herbs are traditionally used as daily support, however aligned with modern research we recommend a day or two wiithout, each week to allow for baseline homeostasis.
We use traditional extraction techniques as our foundational practice, and this means that our preferred menstruum for most of our botanical extractions is organic cane or grape spirit. From an ethanolic concentration perspective, at a standard dose, it's less than a glass kombucha. At a half dose, about the same as a ripe banana.
Yes, you get slightly better absorption by taking “direct”, however when adding to a beverage you are still maintaining a much higher bioavailability than powders, capsules or tea.
Yes, the majority of our herbs are safe in this instance, and have no known contraindications, with the exception of our Sleep, Microbe and Immunity Tonics. As with any new herbal addition please consult your trusted healthcare practitioner. If you don't have one (it's hard these days) book in with one of our clinicians.
In our serums, our carrier & essential oils are all of the highest quality, and essential oil concentration is suitable for all skin types including those with sensitive skin. As with any new product, we recommend patch testing on a small section of skin.
In fact, our skincare range has been created specifically for people who have had reactions or damage from synthetic or "natural" products. Our range expresses the true definition of purity and high quality in skincare.
As a rule, properly distilled & extracted botanicals and hydrosols are very gentle and are unlikely to cause any adverse reactions.
Totally not! Traditional lotions and creams are an emulsion of oil and water bound by synthetic stabilisers and chemicals which cause irritation and long term damage to the skin.
By applying water (hydrosol) and oil (serum) together with some gentle massage, you create that emulsion without the need for harsh chemicals that are present even in certified organic skincare.
You're beautiful as you are! We believe less is more, but for those special occasions (looking at you Egyptian royalty) allow 3-5 minutes after application to allow the serum to set before applying foundation.
By applying hydrosol and serum together with some gentle massage, you create that emulsion without the need for harsh chemicals that are present even in certified organic skincare.
In addition to giving your cells both water and oil hydration, hydrosol is an incredibly diverse and bioactive product. Our distilled hydrosol carries an ionic charge that gently pulls impurities from the deeper layers of the skin over time.
Most moisturisers and lotions include a large percentage of inactive filtered water in their composition. We do better. Our hydrosol contains a profoundly broad spectrum of bioactive compounds that help tighten and tone the skin, repair the cellular structure and protect against aging and degradation of the dermis.