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Please store our raw living cultures in a cool place & refrigerate once open.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's

What is FiRE TONiC ™ ?

Hilbilby FiRE TONiC ™ [colloquially known as Fire Cider or Master Tonic] this is a next level RAW unfiltered, unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar [ACV] Tincture, used as a traditional folk remedy recipe. Handmade in small batches in Torquay on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia ... Fire Tonic is a living Herbal Infusion with the Mother of Vinegar [MOV].

How is FiRE TONiC ™ made?

We steep over 20 natural ingredients [listed below] in raw local Apple Cider Vinegar [ACV], for at least 12 weeks. At the end of the steep, we rack the FiRE TONiC ™ & the remaining vegetable, fruit, herbs & spices form the basis of our sustainable raw hot sauce [Fire Sauce ™]. After some settling time, we add local raw honey then hand bottle & label this liquid gold.

What are the benefits of taking FiRE TONiC ™ ?

FiRE TONiC ™ has all the well documented benefits of live raw ACV with the MOTHER of vinegar + those from the other 24 all natural ingredients! Based on a tradiitonal folk remeday, this type of Master Tonic has historically been taken to; reduce inflamation, aid with digestion, boost immunity, stimulate metabolism & detoxification.

How do I take FiRE TONiC ™ ?

Fire Tonic is a potent immune booster and metabolic stimulant ... for first time use a cap full [5ml] is plenty, then recommended dosage as a daily health tonic is 10ml - 15ml, 1 - 3 times per day for effect, more for an extra boost. Other than neat, you can have Fire Tonic ™; Mixed or chased with water or mineral water Fire on Ice - [10ml Fire Tonic, 1 level teaspoon of honey, cold still or sparkling water, slice of lemon] Virgin [or bloody] Mary ingredient or chaser Salad dressing with favouite oil & a pinch of salt. Diluted with ACV and honey [singers note, this concoction is especially good for the throat before and during gigs] Fiery Tea w/ Lemon & Honey tea [10ml Fire Tonic, 1 level teaspoon of honey, boiling water, slice of lemon]

How do I store FiRE TONiC ™ ?

Best stored in a cool dark place and refrigerated after opening. For a more in depth look at caring for your living cultured food, please see BLOG.

Is FiRE TONiC ™ Paleo?


Is FiRE TONiC ™ Vegan?

YES, we have dedicated VEGAN batches with organic coconut nectar as n place of honey.

Will every bottle / batch taste exactly the same?

No. Each batch is as unique as it is similar. Fire Tonic ™ is hand made in small batches with seasonal ingredients.

Can I have FiRE TONiC ™ when pregnant?

Many pregnant woman have enjoyed the benefits of FiRE TONiC ™, though if you have any doubts or dietary issues with any of the ingredients in FiRE TONiC ™, we advise you check with your nutritionist or GP prior.

There's some goop in the bottom of my FiRE TONiC ™ is that normal? Is that okay?

Yes, it is normal and it's more than okay ... it's the Mohter of Vinegar [MOV] and some of the pressed fruit, vegetables, herbs & spices.

What's in FiRE TONiC ™ ?

iNGREDiENTS - Raw Apple Cider Vinegar [ACV], raw local honey [organic coconut nectar subbed in for the VEGAN batches], cayenne chilli, turmeric, garlic, horseradish, ginger, carrot, celery, red onion, brown onion, apple, orange, lemon, habanero chilli, mustard seed, parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, juniper berries, peppercorns, bay leaves, Szechuan pepper & Himalayan pink mineral salt. ... the fruit and veg in Fire Tonic are sourced organically and locally where possible, each with its own medicinal, health and healing properties.

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