We are often asked the following questions. Hopefully this will help you. If you don't find an answer here please e-mail us by Contacting us here and We'll get you an answer as quickly as we can.
This question is asked several times a week. Most of the time the inquirer asks this because they have been told by another Essential Oil seller that only "Pure Essential oils" can be ingested and that only 'they' have pure enough oils.
Anyway, they are wondering if our oils are "Pure" enough to ingest.
Simply - Our oils are PURE enough BUT we cannot tell you to ingest them. They are tested by more than 6 tests to determine purity etc. Please see our Quality Page Click Here for more details about quality.
We do know many folks that do ingest our oils. But we did not tell them to do this.
BY LAW no one can tell you to ingest undiluted essential oils that are sold for Aromatherapy or Cosmetic Reasons.
Why? Well there are many rules that must be followed and for an essential oil to be able to be ingested it has to be diluted according to the USDA laws for food flavoring OR it may be considered a drug by the FDA, in which case they require it to be prescribed by a medical doctor.
So Yes our Oils are Pure enough, but we just cannot tell you to ingest them. What you decide to do in your home is your business. In the meantime we follow the Labeling guidelines and rules set forth by the FDA and USDA for use of essential oils in Aromatherapy and Cosmetic industry which states we must label them "For External Use Only".
We always advocate the safe use of essential oils and ingesting of them undiluted (without being prescribed by a medical doctor) is not considered a safe practice.
Remember it is "AROMA" Therapy - Essential oils really do - do their best work when inhaled!
We no longer do personal blending. We do however sell small quantities of oils so
you can experiment on your own. This is one area of Aromatherapy that can be so fun and rewarding.
We will make suggestions of blends and recipes you can make on your own for specific problems. Because everyone's sense of smell differs, you may not like a blend we have made so to keep from wasting your precious oils in making blends you may not like, we let you blend your own!!
If however you would like us to add the correct percentage of essential oils to a massage oil please contact us by E-mail for a quote. You will be required to purchase small amounts of essential oil bottles for us to use to mix your massage oil and pay us a mixing fee. (You will be sent the remainder of the content of the bottle of essential oil(s) for your future use.)
If you have a spoecific recipe we will follow that otherwise we will let you know what we used at your request. Just remember you have to purchases bottles of essential oils that we will use out of to mix your recipe, then send you the remainder.
There are no returns or refunds for anything we have mixed specifically for you.
Other wise we suggest you have fun and EXPERIMENT!! We sell Blending kits to make this an easier and fun time.
Recent changes in our Credit Card Merchant account won't allow us to add items to an order you have recently placed.
If you have forgotten an item or two, you will need to place another order.
Please contact us ASAP to let us know that you have placed a second order. We will try to save you some money if we can, but if we are not aware you have two orders we will end up shipping them separately.
We will try to ship both orders together and discount the shipping cost on the additional order if possible.
We do have a minimum processing fee even if orders are shipped together.
It depends on a few things
If you send a personal check in the mail - we wait until your check clears and then send out your order. This can take 10 days before we ship it out. So if you send a personal check it may take up to 3 weeks before your order arrives at your doorstep from the time you initially mailed us your check.
If you send a Money Order - we ship those out in 2-3 days from us getting it in the mail. It may take up to 2 weeks before your order arrives at your door.
If you order over the "Internet" using your Visa or Master Card, Discover/Novus or American Express. We ship those orders out 1-3 days from the day you placed your order. Your order should arrive at your door within about 1 week (sometimes less). (Actually, many customers report their order has arrived within 3 days from the time they placed it over the internet.)
It is very rare there is a problem, most orders arrive within the 3 days after we have notified you.
The United State Post Office 'Priority Mail' has been most reliable and speedy. They have delivered several thousand packages for us.
UPS has been able to have packages to you with in 3-7 days depending where you live from Minnesota.
If there is a problem it is possible that:
1) Your order was over $100.00 - it may have required a signature before it can be delivered.
2)Or if being shipped by UPS may still be in transit.
In either case You can check the status of your order as Delivery Confirmation Numbers (USPS) and Tracking numbers (UPS) are sent to you (provided you provided us with a correct e-mail address).
It is extremely rare for your order to be truly lost.
If you can't locate the package from your end - please Click Here to go to a page that will give you some helpful information to locate your package.
We have found, for us as a Small business, we can save the customer a lot on shipping/handling
and insurance costs by shipping out by the United States Postal Services Priority Mail
(your regular mail man will deliver your package).
Priority mail gets your package to you in 3 business days once we get it to them, which is usually 48 business hours after you have placed your order.
UPS - United Parcel Service (the Brown trucks) can take 5-7 or more days to arrive
if shipped by UPS Ground. This would be the least expensive way for heavy packages, especially over 4 lbs.
It is more expensive by UPS (than the Postal service) for light packages under 2 lbs.
We can but only by UPS Next Day Air. When this option is available, you will see it on the drop down list when choosing a Method of shipping. This method is not always available.
Please know the charges are very high and not very practical when ordering a low cost item. We ship Priority Mail and by UPS and you should receive your package about 3-5 days after being notified by e-mail it was shipped.
Remember, please allow plenty of time if you need your order as a special occasion gift. We do out best to ship orders ASAP (within 48-72 business hours of being placed.) You need to be realistic and know that an order placed on a Monday will not be delivered by Wednesday of that same week but should be delivered by the following Wednesday (about 10 days later). See the note above about delivery times.
Just ask. We may be able to send it to another address, but we ask that you contact us first. If you are sending it as a gift and would like it wrapped and a small card with a special message inside just ask. We will gladly wrap it and attach a card at no addtitional fee.
If you need to cancel an order PLEASE do so immediately. Orders can be canceled as long as you contact us "before" the order is shipped. If you do not want the order you should call us at 1-218-384-9294 or send an e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately, otherwise see the Return- Refund Policy below.
Damage to our packages are rare but in the event that your package has sustained damage - please
contact us immediately either by calling 1-218-384-9294 or by e-mail at
Save all packaging materials. We will advise you what to do. If you have a digital camera we will most likely have you take photos to send to us (for insurance reasons).
Please you MUST report this to us within 7 days of receiving order.
Essential oils are strictly regulated outside the USA and Canada and therefore we do not ship into other countries.
No, we are retailers.
We have very competitive prices for retailers and often times we are lower in price than true wholesale distributors.
Many times are prices are already lower than 'so called' wholesale companies.
We have eliminated many of the 'middle men' and deal directly with manufacturers so we can keep our prices low, very low. Since we are retailers we don't offer wholesale pricing.
Instead of having a "Brick & Mortar Store" you would walk into. With us, you order over the internet or you call or mail us your selections.
Sometimes we can sell in larger quantities but if you are looking for wholesale or manufacturers prices we can't help you. We only sell retail.
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Essential oils and Blends
Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC
2898 County Road 103
Barnum, MN 55707-8808
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Alan and Penny,
Thank you so much for letting me know my order has been shipped, I truly appreciate it.
The whole reason for a second order is the first, I'm sure you must be aware of this. As I purchased the Dolphin for my daughter's birthday in February and didn't expect it to get here this quickly, I'm surprised and very pleased.
The timely manner in which the first order was received MUST be an Alaskan record!
I'm also pleased with the quality of this cute little
addition to her growing Dolphin collection. Since I'm into formulating
my own Aromatherapy recipes, and she has a slight problem with insomnia,
this is The perfect present for her on two levels.
Thank You. Lisa W.
We are always looking for new and beautiful diffusers to add to our available collections, if you know of some, please let us know and we will see what we can do. Thanks Al and Pen.