- Why don’t you offer free shipping?
Our shipping rates are calculated directly from UPS, FedEx, or the Postal Service based on your package's weight and the distance of delivering it. We have maintained the lowest possible prices for our products and continue to lower our prices whenever we can, but rather than subsidizing the cost of the shipping within our product pricing and offering free or reduced shipping rates, we opt for a more transparent pricing system.
- How long do processing and shipping take?
Generally packages leave our facility within a couple of days; occasionally we may be a little behind due to a holiday or order rush. From start to finish your order is processed, filled, and shipped by human beings! For the highest quality and freshness, all of our products are hand-poured and filled to order, rather than pre-bagged. We pride ourselves on this personal touch to ensure every package is perfect. For additional information regarding our shipping policies please visit our shipping page.
- Can I add to my order after it’s placed?
Because our payment processing center pre-authorizes your credit card for the total amount of your order, we are unfortunately unable to make changes. Due to ecommerce regulations and for our customers' protection, we are not able to charge more than your original pre-authorization. Adding to or changing the order is not possible without voiding the pre-authorization or canceling and refunding the original order.
- My order has not shipped yet, can I cancel it?
Because we process your order as quickly as possible, we can only accept order cancellations by 3 PM Pacific Time the day the order is placed. Requests for order cancellations received after this time will not be accepted.
- How do I purchase/apply a gift certificate?
Mountain Rose Herbs absolutely does offer gift certificates on our online store or at our Mountain Rose Herbs Mercantile. You may redeem your gift certificate online by entering the gift certificate number into the Special Instructions box on the checkout. We will then apply this credit manually in our office as we process your order. Because we must apply the gift certificate manually, its value will not immediately be subtracted from the total of your purchase in the cart checkout.
You may also redeem your gift certificate by phone when speaking with a Customer Service representative. If you are placing an order with our mail-in order form, please include the certificate number with your order. If the value of your gift certificate is greater than or equal to the total amount of your order (with shipping included), simply select “check” as your method of payment on the form. If a balance remains on your order after using your gift certificate, you may pay the rest by credit card. Simply fill out your billing information as normal, and we will deduct the value of the gift certificate from your order and use the provided card number to pay the rest of the balance.
- Do you ship internationally?
At this time, Mountain Rose Herbs is only processing and shipping orders with billing and final destination shipping addresses located in the United States and Canada. We are not able to bill or ship to any countries outside of these two destinations. If you have specific questions regarding our Canadian processing department, please visit our Canadian orders page.
- Are all of your products organic?
We strive to sell organic products whenever possible. If a product is not organic, it is cultivated without chemicals, or wild harvested. Our 10 full-time lab staffers are constantly testing our ingredients to ensure they meet our strict specifications and are free from adulterants and contamination, including pesticides. You may always request a certificate of analysis, organic certificate, and kosher certificate. Please see our certifications page for more details on the additional documents we can provide for you.
- Are your essential oils therapeutic grade? Can they be ingested?
The essential oils offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are 100% pure essential oils. Our essential oil line is suitable for aromatherapy, cosmetics, and for the production of body care products. Due to regulatory concerns, we are unable to recommend them for internal use. Pure essential oils such as ours are extremely concentrated and many of them are dangerous if ingested.
- How are your products packaged?
We pride ourselves on making sure we use green materials to package and pad our boxes to ensure your order arrives safe and sound. Our tea boxes are made from 100% post-consumer paper, and our herb bags are made up of Biax nylon, which is recyclable. Our plastic bottles and containers are made up of HDPE, LDPE and PETE plastic. None of the packaging or containers we use contains BPA.
- Can I return a product? What if I received the wrong item or my order was damaged?
Our guarantee to you is that if for ANY reason you wish to return the products that you have received, you may send them back to us postmarked within 60 days from the invoice date. If you have received the wrong item or damage occurs, please contact us at (800) 879-3337, ext 109, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information please visit our returns page.
- There was an error message when I tried to check out, what now?
If you are experiencing an issue while entering your payment information, the billing address you entered might not match the address of the card being used. Our payment system requires that the billing address provided matches the card for our customers’ protection—this is a feature of the AVS verification system that Mountain Rose Herbs and many online companies use. Please contact your bank to ensure your billing address is correct or if there are any other issues that may cause the payment to be rejected.
If you are experiencing errors when attempting to ship via USPS, please note that some of our products, including certain essential oils and extracts, cannot be shipped through the post office. If you are a Canadian customer experiencing an error while checking out, please visit our Canadian orders page.
- Where is my tracking information?
Most orders take up to 2-3 business days to leave our facility after being hand-poured, scooped, and packaged with care. Rest assured, we will automatically send you an email with your tracking details and an estimated arrival date! If you have any questions about the status of your order, don’t hesitate to call our customer service team at (800) 879-3337.
- Why does it take so long for an item to come back in stock?
We prefer to let our shelves sit empty rather than sell our customers inferior stock. While it would be easy to purchase lesser quality botanicals, we are committed to bringing you only the best. Our growers are regularly impacted by unpredictability due to weather, crop success, and even international crises including conflict. When items do arrive at our facility, they are subject to our rigorous quality control process in order to make sure we only provide the best herbal products to our customers.
We recommend signing up for a Back in Stock email notification on the website. If some or all sizes of a product you’re searching for are out of stock, you will see a gray “Notify when in stock” button. Click this, and you will be able to sign up for an automatic email notification upon restocking. You can keep track of and manage your notifications by using your online account.
- Does Mountain Rose Herbs sell on Amazon.com?
In order to guarantee the quality of our products and keep our prices low, we never sell on internet marketplaces such as Amazon, Walmart, or eBay. If you see our products listed on those marketplaces, they are being sold by a third party, and we have no way of guaranteeing their quality. Please note that products bought from third parties must be returned through those channels and are not returnable to us.