Due to the personal nature of our products, we are unable to accept returns or exchanges. However, please contact us if you are not 100% satisfied – we are committed to making it right!

ORDER PROCESSING accepts orders 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Orders are processed in the order they are received and shipped within 7-10 business days (Monday through Friday, excluding holidays) and up to 20 business days during the holiday season. All orders are shipped from our location in Brandywine, MD via USPS Priority Mail. Tracking information is provided once your shipping label has been created. Please allow a full 24-48 hours for your tracking information to be updated once notified.


Please note that if a readily available item is ordered with a pre-order item, the entire order will ship 7-10 business days after the pre-order date. In these cases, all products ship together after the pre-order date to save the customer from paying duplicative shipping charges.

::Due to the high volume of orders placed during sales and the holiday season, you may experience extended processing times up to 20 business days::



Please note that the day an order ships does not count as a day in transit. USPS Priority transit times vary by state but typically deliver within 2-3 business days. During the busy holiday season, USPS may experience delays that we have no control of.

FREE SHIPPING offers free USPS Standard shipping when the subtotal in your shopping cart is greater than or equal to $140.00, excluding tax and any other offers or price adjustments. Free shipping applies to single transactions, not combined orders.

Orders can be combined however shipping overages will not be refunded. If you would like your order combined, please email us at hello{at}


Please note that during warmer months, products such as whipped body butters may melt in transit. Please considering purchasing ice pack(s) to minimize the chances of melting. By purchasing, you acknowledge the risk of melting and Herpothecary will not refund or replace melted items with or without an ice pack.

This does not take away from the integrity or effectiveness of the product. They can easily be reconstituted by cooling in the fridge or freezer and rewhipping with a hand mixer.


We are not responsible for packages marked as delivered but not in your possession. If after having checked your local USPS office and the package is still not received, you will need to file a mail theft complaint or claim with the US Postal Inspector and file a police report with your local police department to notify them of the theft. Unfortunately, USPS will not allow you to file a claim as they have fulfilled their duty to deliver the package.

If we decide to resend your lost or stolen package, you are required to cover the shipping costs associated with resending the package. 


We are not responsible for shipping delays due to holidays, inclement weather, damage, or loss. We do accept requests to combine orders however, additional shipping charges may apply. In addition, combined orders may result in extended processing times.


Because all mail delivered to an APO or FPO address is a joint effort between USPS and the Military Postal Service, please expect delays. Transit times depend on operational conditions as well as the unit of the addressee. 


Making sure your order is packaged with care and shipped quickly is always our priority. Additionally, all packages are insured via USPS Priority Mail. While we are not responsible for the handling of your packages by USPS during shipping, we will work with you to remediate the situation should the products therein arrive damaged. We request that you provide a photo of the damaged items within 2 days of receipt and email them to


If a package is returned to us due to the address being incorrectly entered at checkout, we will contact you for the correct address and additional shipping fees will apply. 


We understand how frustrating this can be as carriers incorrectly mark a shipment as delivered when it is still in transit. In these instances, your package is likely to show up within 5-6 days of a false scan.

Still nothing? Contact the Carrier - Herpothecary does not have any control over deliveries 

  • Use your tracking number to start a claim with the carrier (USPS or UPS).
  • For UPS, submit a claim or call 1-866-742-5877
  • Once a claim has been submitted and has a valid claim number, contact our customer support and we will assist you with a refund.