I’m excited to partner with iHerb for this post. You can check out iHerb’s site here. Thanks for supporting my blog!
Have you heard of iHerb? It’s a Google Trusted online store with natural health & beauty products, supplements, and healthy food items. With over 35,000 products, it’s a good resource for things you may not be able to find-in store, like certain supplements, natural beauty products, or specialty food items like powdered peanut butter. And iHerb ships to over 160 countries.
A note about prices: A lot of iHerb’s prices are comparable to what I’d pay in-store, although I definitely recommend doing your own price comparisons. iHerb also offers weekly sales and discount codes, including $5 off your first purchase.
I’m working with iHerb for this post to see how far $50 goes on the site. I ended up picking out a mix of beauty products, some supplements, and a few healthy-ish treats.
Here’s what I got for $50:
I started buying organic mascara when I realized it’s not much more expensive than regular mascara. I like that it’s made with natural ingredients rather than chemicals. This is a pretty standard price for organic mascara.
Really great for sensitive skin and hard for me to find in stores other than Whole Foods.
Inexpensive and minty with good ingredients. Not much left to say!
I always use natural toothpaste and with a spring break backpacking trip in the works(!!), I’ve started thinking about picking up a few lightweight, travel-size items.
I take these all winter long to help fight off colds and knock on wood, I haven’t gotten sick yet.
Vitamin C is a well-known immune booster. I’m not sure if garlic is quite as widely known, but my mom always had me take garlic supplements when I was younger. I know people who actually chew a whole clove of garlic (and then spit it out!) when they’re starting to feel the dreaded starting-to-get-sick, scratchy throat. Supplements are another way to go and then you don’t end up with garlic breath 😉
While I wouldn’t place an order for just chocolate since I could buy it at the store, it’s a great thing to throw in if you’re trying to reach the $40 threshold for free shipping. And iHerb has a giant selection of fancy chocolate bars. I’m talking dark chocolate mint, dark chocolate toffee, and probably every other kind you could imagine.
I stuck with the super dark stuff (85 to 88 percent) because I trust myself more around that stuff– it’s really rich so it’s not too hard to stop after one or two squares.
And finally, since I was almost out and wasn’t planning to go to the store soon, I added a box of my favorite Larabars. I’m addicted to these and eat one for an afternoon snack almost every day.
So for $50, I picked up natural mascara, goat’s milk soap, organic lip balm, natural toothpaste, vitamin C and garlic supplements (the priciest items by far), two fancy dark chocolate bars, and six Larabars.
The convenience of shopping online for pantry staples and hard-to-find health/beauty items is very real. I placed my order and received it just two days later. Definitely recommend checking out iHerb to see if the site has any of your favorite healthy items. And you can get $5 of your first order by clicking here, plus free shipping on orders over $40.
So tell me…
Are you an online shopper?
Are there any healthy food items or beauty products you love that are hard to find?