This is simply an estimated tax buffer in case your state tax percentage increases. The $1.00 pre-authorization will be released before final approval if there is no increase of your state tax percentage.
Yes, Carol's Daughter ships to military addresses via United States Postal Service. When entering your address, you can select the appropriate armed forces location at the bottom of the “state” drop down menu.
Many of the products do have nut derivatives such as sweet almond oil. You can check the ingredients for each of products in the “INGREDIENTS” tab on the product detail page.
No, all the products are not tear-free.