Q: What is the Organic Glycerin Made from?
A: Our Organic Glycerin is derived from Rapeseed, a yellow flowering plant in the mustard family Brassicaceae.
Q: Why make a glycerin-based herbal rather than alcohol-based?
A: These botanicals are made through dynamic processes, extracting heat-sensitive compounds with glycerin. This allows for more bioavailability of the organic compounds found in the herbs that would otherwise be denatured and rendered inert by alcohol. Additionally, by making our tinctures alcohol-free, we aim to make a more inclusive product for all!
Q: What is a Nervine herb?
A: Herbs which are known to soothe and support the nerves are called Nervines. These calming herbs soothe the mind and support the nervous system.
Q: What are Adaptogenic herbs?
A: Adaptogenic herbs are aptly described by their name, as they assist the body in adapting to different stressors, and support the body’s ability to maintain its natural homeostasis.
Q: What are Calming herbs?
A: Different calming herbs, such as adaptogens or nervines, function differently in the body. Calming herbs may support your health by promoting feelings of calm and ease, assisting your body in returning to homeostasis.
Q: What is the content of each herb in this herbal blend?
A: While this is a proprietary blend (and thus we cannot disclose the amounts of each herb in the blend), this is also just a difficult question to answer! Most of our herbal products are glycerites, which means that the botanicals are steeped in glycerin to extract the beneficial constituents and compounds contained in the botanical(s).
Rather than thinking of it like a recipe, where a certain amount of x is added to y, it may be easier to think of it like a tea bag steeped in hot water. The tea it produces doesn't contain what was contained in the tea bag (otherwise you're drinking small bits of whatever was in your tea bag!), but the steeping process pulls flavors, aromatics, and various compounds from the bag of tea. The process of creating a glycerite herbal product is similar to this!