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Shipping tinctures in the mail

 
Steven Baxter
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I have some tinctures I would like to have shipped, what would be the best way? I know there are laws about shipping alcohol through the mail, would it be applied to tincture made with alcohol?

Anyone have experience with this? Thanks
 
Ran Prieur
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I shipped a jar of tincture a year ago, and told the post office guy it was tincture. He asked me some questions and let me mail it. I don't quite remember, but I think it was okay because it was a small quantity, maybe 12 ounces. Also I had to lie and say it was in a plastic container, when really it was well-cushioned glass.
 
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Ran Prieur wrote:
I shipped a jar of tincture a year ago, and told the post office guy it was tincture. He asked me some questions and let me mail it. I don't quite remember, but I think it was okay because it was a small quantity, maybe 12 ounces. Also I had to lie and say it was in a plastic container, when really it was well-cushioned glass.


Thanks, thats helpful. So I am assuming that glass is some what of a no no through the mail, because I plan on shipping a few 8oz glass bottles.
 
Lisa Allen
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If the issue is an international shipping one (i.e. customs, etc.), it is best to call it an herbal "extract" or tincture, but to NOT specify there is alcohol - otherwise it could cost for duties of importing alcohol as if it were a beverage, not a medicine.  Also, thanks for the "plastic" tip, very appreciated!  And on the note of a flower essence, I guess you just call it an "essence" or "vibrational remedy."
 
Steven Baxter
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astroherbalist wrote:
If the issue is an international shipping one (i.e. customs, etc.), it is best to call it an herbal "extract" or tincture, but to NOT specify there is alcohol - otherwise it could cost for duties of importing alcohol as if it were a beverage, not a medicine.  Also, thanks for the "plastic" tip, very appreciated!  And on the note of a flower essence, I guess you just call it an "essence" or "vibrational remedy."


Thanks, herbal extract, thats a good one.
 
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