Where are your products made?
Our products are sustainably handmade in small batches in Victoria, BC. At Daydream Organics we recognize that our business is located on the stolen lands of the Lekwungen peoples, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We extend our gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to live, work, and create on this territory.
How do I use herbal tinctures and powders?
Our herbal tinctures are best taken by placing the liquid directly underneath your tongue so that your body can efficiently and effectively absorb it via your bloodstream. Due to the concentration of our tinctures, the taste can be quite strong, so the tinctures can also be taken by adding the liquid into any sort of beverage. If you are adding the tincture into a hot beverage, it is important to allow the beverage to cool slightly in order to ensure that the quality of the herb is not altered by the heat.
Our herbal powders are best blended into smoothies, coffees, protein bites, soups, salad dressing and so on!
What is the difference between taking an herbal tincture and taking an herbal powder?
Herbal tinctures are typically of a higher strength and are quick and convenient to use. Because herbal tinctures are typically made using alcohol, they also tend to offer a more bioavailable herbal extract as well in the way that the tincture can be quickly and effectively absorbed via the bloodstream. Herbal powders are a great alcohol-free option and can provide great benefit to the mind and body, but are digested and therefore, may not be quite as efficiently or effectively absorbed!
What is an herbal tincture?
An herbal tincture is a concentrated herbal extract that is created by soaking plant materials in a solvent such as alcohol, glycerin or vinegar. As the plant materials soak, the medicinal properties of the plant are extracted and made available for absorption into the body.
How strong are your tinctures? What is an extraction ratio?
All of our tinctures are made at a 1:4, 1:3 or 1:2 extraction ratio, meaning they are very strong medicinal grade products. An extraction ratio refers to the weight of plant material relative to the volume of alcohol used in making a tincture. A 1:2 tincture, therefore, is stronger than a 1:4.
Do you use dried herbs or fresh herbs in your tinctures?
We make all of our tinctures using dried herbs to ensure a greater concentration of herbs in our products.
What is an adaptogen?
Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are known for their ability to help the body and mind stress in all of its forms - physical, mental, environmental and spiritual.
Where do you source your materials from?
We source all of materials from as close to home as we possibly can (within a 1500km radius), while still ensuring that we are sourcing high quality herbs. We are proud to support Canadian farms and cultivators with our Ginseng which is grown in BC and our Rhodiola that is grown in Alberta. Some herbs, such as our Kava, unfortunately cannot be sourced from nearby so we sustainably and ethically source it from Vanuatu.
How are your products made?
Each of our products are unique, and therefore are made using different techniques and processes. All of our tinctures are made using a non-GMO, organic cane alcohol. Our herbal tea and powder blends are all herbalist formulated and hand blended for their medicinal value at our warehouse facility in Victoria, BC.
Are your products allergen free?
All of our products are made in a gluten free, nut free, vegan and Health Canada licensed facility.