Sending Your Inclusions

How Do I Send My Inclusions

A small courtesy to us – please package each inclusion separately and label each one with any special glitter flecks / shimmer as well as which product you’re purchasing.  You have up to 10 weeks from when you place your order, to ship us your inclusions.

Placenta Powder (1 capsule)
Please note – we do not work with raw or frozen placenta. The placenta should be sent to us in capsule form. 

Umbilical Stump
{Please only send one half of the stump!}
The umbilical stump should be dried / dehydrated. The umbilical stump will be ground down for use in our studio, to collaborate in your particular piece.

Breastmilk (at least 0.5oz / approximately 15ml)
We recommend using milk storage bags – triple bagging the milk is ideal, to avoid any possible leaks in your package. If you don’t have any milk storage bags, any Ziploc bag will work.
Again, please follow the three bag rule as we would hate to have any leak out! Feel free to send frozen, expired, refrigerated or fresh milk. 
When your breastmilk arrives, we will begin to preserve it within a few days of its arrival.  This process takes about 3 weeks (depending on production).

Hair (1” is sufficient)
Please place the hair inside a folded up piece of paper and place into a storage bag of any kind. If you’re unsure, send more than you think we will need.  Any questions, please contact us at hello@prairiemama.ca 

Shipping Your Inclusions

If you're sending multiple inclusions, please separate them into different storage bags (such as breastmilk storage bags, Ziploc etc). We understand life happens so please let us know if your inclusions may be delayed at all. We are unable to offer refunds as we work with other handmade artisans to create your pieces. 

If you're within Canada, send your inclusions by letter mail or tracked mail. We send out an e-mail confirming the arrival of your inclusions once they're in our studio.

If you're within the US, you will need to fill out a customs form. Please mark the package as a gift, value of $1 and contents can be listed as milk, supplies for jewelry, or anything along those lines. The average shipping price from the US to Canada is approximately $10.50 to $30USD. Send it by ground (it does not need to ship by air) and in a mailer that is most cost effective.

The address of where to ship your inclusions is listed in your order confirmation e-mail.  We do not post it publicly.