Jen, no that is not OK to ingest. They have added alcohol to that tincture, and should only be used topically.
I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you will have to order it on line. You can go to JCrows website. Or go to the Iodine forum and ask where is the best place to buy currently.
I am also using it in my pulling oil. Just started in fact.
Also, I have started putting a mask on at night made up of coconut oil, sesame oil and Iodine (enough to feel a bit of stinging). My skin has never looked this good - Thanks to Laura!!
I have some hyperpigmentation I'm trying to get rid of. I've been putting lemon on my face first, and then follow that up with the oil concoction. I have "mature" skin, so I have no idea how this would work on younger skin.
But wow. Seriously Jen, a small bottle will last you for a long time. I think it's worth the investment.