I have been buying stuff from iHerb since K was a wee tot (
bad influence from my motherhood forum friends), and I must say that their shipping terms have only gotten better in the past 5 years.
It is testament to how much online shopping Singaporeans do, that they have reduced their rates, and started a tie-up with SingPost, such that shipping is a mere USD 4, and the package is delivered to your door within 7-9 days!
And periodically (like NOW), all customers enjoy free SingPost shipping on orders over US$60.00, till July 31st!
The only issue with this site is that it’s easy to get overwhelmed amongst the zillion products they seem to have. So to help you pick out what you might like, here are some of my favourite products.
This stain remover is my all time favourite because it works like a dream. And because it’s organic (and inexpensive at US$8.99), I spray it liberally whenever my kids stain their clothes (which is more often than you can imagine).
Ever since they started refusing to wear bibs, I have resigned myself to “cure” over “prevention”. Instead of getting all uptight whenever they are eating, I just rest comfortably in the assurance that I have a great stain remover. I think our household has gone through 6 or 7 bottles, ever since I discovered it a few years ago. 😛
|Nature’s Gate conditioner|
I recently discovered the wonders of this Nature’s Gate conditioner. It smells great, and works really well on my dry hair.
It also retails in Singapore, but at a higher price than the US$6.03 it goes for on iHerb. The price is even lower if you buy four at a go.
If your kids aren’t big on fish when you started weaning them onto solids, then these Childlife Berry Flavoured Fish Oil gel capsules are the answer!
My kids love the flavour, and they get to get 3-5 little fish-egg-like spheres each time. It has become one of the most attractive incentives for them over the years, to complete a chore that they are putting off!
If you compare their price of US$9.97 (even after shipping and whatever credit card exchange rate you get) with what brick-and-mortar stores in Singapore charge for this product especially, you’d be amazed at how much you can save.
I also discovered this skin cleanser recently, which feels very similar to the Clinique liquid cleanser I used to have, at a fraction (US$5.39!) of that price.
Nutribiotic is paraben free, and I feel that it’s gentle yet thorough. It is designed for individuals with skin sensitivities and allergies to fragrance.
Comprising botanicals such as grapefruit seed extract, and natural plant moisturizers, I feel that it cleans my oily skin thoroughly, yet doesn’t leave it feeling too dry, unlike other facial cleansers in that price range.
When in doubt, check the reviews. This product has almost 1200 reviews, two thirds of which gave it 4-5 stars. Can’t quite go wrong there.
I used to buy these Happybaby puffs a lot when the kids were still tiny tots. It retails for US$3.89 for one at iHerb, but about S$9 at our local supermarkets!
The variety of flavours is also available online, from Sweet Potato, to Green Apple, Banana and Green Veggie.
I like how iHerb relies mainly on word-of-mouth advertising, and have set aside a specific marketing budget, for affliates who introduce their friends to iHerb.
Under this programme, you get some store credit based on your friends’ purchases if they use your referral code. Everyone gets their own unique referral code once they complete a purchase.
So if you are a first time customer and use my referral link here, you get USD 10 off your first purchase too!
I’m going to order my next shipment now!
p.s. Don’t forget to click on the “trials” category, for great discounted products that you can order, one unit only.
p.p.s. If you’d like more ideas, here’s my friend Corsage’s iHerb bounty, including food like Sea Salt and vitamins!