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Shipping tinctures in the mail

Steven Baxter


Joined: Mar 22, 2011
Posts: 254
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


Joined: Jun 01, 2010
Posts: 66
Location: Spokane and near Diamond Lake, WA
    
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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.
Steven Baxter


Joined: Mar 22, 2011
Posts: 254
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


Joined: Mar 25, 2011
Posts: 196
Location: Western Montana USA
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."


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Steven Baxter


Joined: Mar 22, 2011
Posts: 254
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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