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When will my order ship?
Due to the impact of COVID-19, some products may ship up 5-7 business days after the order is placed.
Additionally, USPS and FedEx are at times experiencing longer than usual delivery windows and a delay in showing tracking updates. USPS and FedEx are providing updates regarding these delays here: USPS Coronavirus Updates: Expected Delivery Changes and FedEx Service Updates Related to COVID-19. If you cannot receive deliveries from USPS at your delivery address due to this impact or for another reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can assist you. Please note that our customer service is available 9am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday.
I have a general question/inquiry, who do I email?
Please email email@example.com for all general inquiries. Please note that our customer service is available 9am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday.
Can I buy a gift for someone from Brightland?
Yes! Brightland makes a wonderful gift. If you would like to place an order for more than 20 bottles, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to assist. Please note that our customer service is available 9am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday.
Will you ensure there is no pricing included in the gift package?
Absolutely - we will not include a receipt or any kind of pricing in the gift package.
How do I know that the gift has arrived?
When your order ships, we’ll send you a tracking number so you can keep up to date on when Brightland is delivered.
What is the best way to place a large order -
for a corporate gift or a wedding?
We would love to chat. Email email@example.com to start the conversation. Please note that our customer service is available 9am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday.
My city's temperatures regularly get above 85 degrees.
Will this affect my oil?
We try to mitigate this issue as much as possible on our end, by shipping most orders so that they arrive in 2-3 business days. However, there is always a bit of a risk in extreme temperatures, so we would recommend selecting FedEx Overnight, 1 Business Day Shipping when you checkout as an option, to be safe! We also recommend bringing your delivered package inside immediately or having it delivered to an office location where it will be left indoors. That way, your order will not sit out in the heat once it is delivered.
FedEx Overnight is not offered to Alaskan and Hawaiian addresses; only FedEx Home Delivery and USPS Priority Mail are only available to Alaskan and Hawaiian shipments. If your order needs to ship in 1 business day to Alaska or Hawaii, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can assist you. Please note that our customer service is available 9am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday.
How do you ship?
We offer USPS Priority Mail, FedEx Home Delivery, and FedEx Overnight. We offer free shipping on orders over $60. Please allow 1-3 business days to process orders. Please note that USPS Priority Mail and FedEx Home Delivery are standard services, and your delivery could take longer than what is calculated at checkout.
FedEx Overnight is not offered to Alaskan and Hawaiian addresses only FedEx Home Delivery and USPS Priority Mail are available to Alaskan and Hawaiian shipments.
Do you offer expedited shipping?
Yes, you may choose an expedited shipping option in your checkout options.
Do you offer international shipping?
We don’t ship internationally just yet, but stay tuned.
How will I know my order has shipped?
When your order ships, we will send you a tracking number.
If I have a subscription to Brightland, may I move or delay my shipment date if I am traveling/out of town for another reason?
Yes, absolutely; please email us at email@example.com so that we can help you with this. Subscribers can move shipment dates a maximum of two times. Brightland Subscribers may cancel their subscription at any point in time, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A suggested note: "Hi, I would like to cancel my Brightland subscription." Please note that our customer service is available 9am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday.
Returns and Exchanges
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN AND EXCHANGE POLICY?
To protect our community's health amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we are suspending all returns and exchanges of unopened bottles. This means that all orders placed are considered final sale. If your order arrived damaged please email us at email@example.com for assistance. Please note that our customer service is available 9am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday.
WHAT IF MY PRODUCT GETS LOST?
Brightland is not responsible for lost or stolen items once declared 'Delivered' by the delivery service.
MY OIL DIDN’T ARRIVE WHEN IT SAID IT WOULD...WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Once your package leaves Brightland’s warehouse/fulfillment center until it is delivered to your address, shipping liabilities are with USPS or FedEx. Missing package claims must be filed by the customer. Once the package is marked delivered by USPS or FedEx, packages become the customer’s responsibility, and Brightland is not responsible for missing packages. You may file a missing package claim with USPS here and with FedEx here.
Olive Oil Details
I FEEL A SHARP, PEPPERY SENSATION AT THE BACK OF MY THROAT AFTER I SWALLOW THE BRIGHTLAND OIL - WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
That sharp, peppery sensation at the back of your throat is one of the best indications of Brightland’s commitment to quality, and the high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory value in its oils. Additionally, the polyphenols in olive oil that contribute to a sharp taste and resistance to oxidation. These polyphenols are strong antioxidants and have been shown to provide a host of beneficial effects from healing sunburn to lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk of coronary disease. Additionally, oleocanthal, a natural polyphenolic anti-inflammatory agent uniquely found in extra virgin olive oil, functions much the same way that ibuprofen, an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) does. This receptor is spatially located at the back of the throat, which is exactly where the distinctive sting from high quality olive oil is felt. This unique sensation and the accompanying cough or clearing of the throat are regarded among connoisseurs as indicators of high quality olive oil.
MY OLIVE OIL TASTES BITTER/PUNGENT! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Bitterness and pungency are actually positive terms in the authentic extra virgin olive oil world! A bitter/sharp taste generally indicates that the olives were harvested early, making the oil extra green + grassy tasting. The sharp taste at the back of your throat that you might feel is an indicator of the high polyphenol count of the oil, which we address fully in the question below!
ARE BRIGHTLAND OLIVE OILS VEGAN?
All of Brightland’s products are 100% plant-based, vegan, gluten free and cruelty-free.
IS BRIGHTLAND CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
Brightland olive oil is milled in a certified organic mill, and is stored in a certified organic storage room. Brightland's farm partner is committed to organic practices and uses zero pesticides.
WHERE IS BRIGHTLAND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL PRODUCED?
100% USA made: Brightland olive oil comes from the golden state of California in the Central Coast and Valley.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE MY BRIGHTLAND BOTTLES?
All Brightland bottles are coated with UV-protectant matte coating, so you can keep your bottle on your kitchen counter or at your table and don’t have to hide it away in a cupboard. We highly recommend closing the top when you’re not using the oil.
WHAT IS THE SMOKE POINT FOR BRIGHTLAND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL?
Both Brightland extra virgin olive oils’ smoke points are 410 degrees at the time of harvest (November 2019). There is a common misconception that extra virgin olive oil has a low smoke point - however, high quality extra virgin olive oil can have a smoke point up to 420 degrees, which is more than enough when cooking with EVOO. One important thing to remember is that change will occur with time: all extra virgin olive oil begins to degrade, and so the smoke point will begin to lower gradually over time.
Using the Product
HOW SHOULD I USE BRIGHTLAND AWAKE VS. BRIGHTLAND ALIVE IN MY KITCHEN?
AWAKE: For cozy days and slow nights. When you’re feeling like making some soups, pastas, a hearty stew, want to roast some meat, fish or veggies, we recommend using AWAKE.
ALIVE: For verve and vibrancy. When you’re in the mood for a salad, want to whip together a dressing or marinade, or want to sautee greens like kale or spinach, we recommend ALIVE.
ARE BRIGHTLAND OLIVE OILS A COOKING OIL OR A FINISHING OIL?
ARE THE WHITE BOTTLES RECYCLABLE?
The UV-protected coated bottles are recyclable. Our UV-protected coated bottles are environmentally friendly and virtually pollution-free. Unlike typical liquid paints, the UV-protected coating process doesn't use solvents and doesn't release organic compounds into the atmosphere. You can recycle our bottles with certainty that they are not damaging the environment.
HOW CAN I USE BRIGHTLAND IN MY BEAUTY/WELLNESS ROUTINE?
There are a number of wonderful beauty and wellness use cases for Brightland that our customers have shared with us, including: take eye makeup off, moisturize legs and arms, clean makeup brushes, heal chapped lips, fix ragged cuticles, get a smooth shave.
HOW LONG DOES BRIGHTLAND OLIVE OIL LAST?
If stored properly, a bottle of Brightland should last for 6 months after opening.
WHEN DOES MY OLIVE OIL EXPIRE?
If you purchase Brightland after November 2019:
Harvest and Milling will occur November 2019
Best By: April 2021
We also generally recommend that once you open your Brightland bottle, you consume it within 3-4 months so that it is in its freshest state.
DOES BRIGHTLAND HAVE A REFERRAL PROGRAM OR A WAY TO SPREAD THE WORD TO FRIENDS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS?
Yes, we do! Meet our Referral Program, where you will be able to gift your friends $10 off of the DUO. Once they purchase the DUO, you will then receive a code for $10 off of a DUO for yourself.
ARE YOU GOING TO COME OUT WITH ANY NEW FLAVORS OF OIL SOON?
We are coming up with new ideas and have some exciting new products in the works! Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on instagram to stay up to date!
DO YOU HAVE STOCKISTS?
WHERE DID THE NAME BRIGHTLAND COME FROM?
From a song called The Olive Tree by The Seekers:
I've heard them say a greener land is waiting there
Where people wake and find their dreams come true
High flying dove please lead me and I'll follow you
Above the clouds beyond the stormy sea
I long to share a world of sweet contentment there
In that bright land where grows the olive tree
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION THAT IS NOT ADDRESSED ABOVE?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please note that our customer service is available 9am - 5pm PST Monday - Friday.
WHAT TYPE OF FRUIT IS USED IN THE VINEGARS?
PARASOL is made using a mix of Valencia and Navel oranges, and RAPTURE is made using Triple Crown Blackberries. These fruits are sourced fresh from a farm in California's Central Coast!
WHAT ARE THE TASTING NOTES FOR RAPTURE AND PARASOL?
RAPTURE is bold, berry, rich, and decadent. The Master Fermenter at our partner farm has created a fruit-forward flavor profile, with berry flavor in front and more of a wine finish.
We love RAPTURE with salads, marinades, mozzarella and tomato, crusty bread, BBQ, peaches and summer fruit. It also pairs beautifully with Brightland's AWAKE, ARDOR, ALIVE.
PARASOL is zingy, bright, and effervescent. The Master Fermenter at our partner farm has created a fruit-forward flavor profile, with citrus in the front and champagne zing on the backside!
We love PARASOL with salads, greens, chicken, seafood, cocktails and shrubs. It also pairs beautifully with Brightland’s ALIVE, LUCID, and ARISE.
WHERE ARE BRIGHTLAND'S VINEGARS MADE?
100% USA made: Brightland’s fruit-forward vinegars are made on a nutrient-dense, family-run farm in California’s Central Coast.
HOW SHOULD BRIGHTLAND VINEGARS BE STORED?
To preserve flavor profiles, Brightland vinegars are best stored within your refrigerator.
That said, if you are interested in the health benefits of The Mother, this process will be slowed by colder temperatures and you may consider storing your vinegars on a kitchen shelf instead.
WHY IS SUGAR ADDED TO THE VINEGARS?
We add organic cane sugar to our Brightland vinegars to round off the sharpness of the taste. Our family-run partner farm has tested many different types of sweeteners and discovered that organic cane sugar provides the best flavor profile to bring the fruit flavor forward.
ARE THE VINEGARS ORGANIC?
Brightland vinegars are organically-made; however, they are not certified organic simply because of the hefty processing fees, and because our partner farm is a small, family-run farm.
Certification is definitely something we are looking into for the near future. We are also 100% GMO-free.
ARE BRIGHTLAND VINEGARS VEGAN OR GLUTEN FREE?
All of Brightland's products are 100% plant based, vegan, gluten free, and cruelty-free.
WHAT IS A CALIFORNIA BALSAMIC?
Though many store-bought balsamics are falsely represented as such, true balsamics are from Modena, Italy and barrel aged for 12 years.
We distinguish from this process by calling our balsamics “California Balsamics” in reference to the difference in the production and fermentation processes used. We use a zin grape and stainless steel barrels, in comparison to traditional Italian Balsamic-making methods, and do not follow the 12 year aging process.
ARE THE VINEGAR BOTTLES RECYCLABLE?
Both PARASOL and RAPTURE come in completely recyclable bottles.
DO YOU OFFER VINEGAR AS PART OF THE SUBSCRIPTION?
Because we are introducing PARASOL and RAPTURE to our Brightland community for the first time, we want to allow opportunity for feedback.
Once we are able to gauge enthusiasm and desire for our vinegars to be included in our subscription offerings, we will consider this option. Email us email@example.com if you want to see it included as part of our subscription!