iHerb is a US-based online natural health superstore that stocks over 35,00 products across a range of categeories, such as beauty (yay!), food and grocery (yay!), and supplements (not really my style, but yay anyway!). The products are generally cheaper than you would find in Australia and shipping to Australia starts at $5.70AUD (for orders weighing in at less than 1.8kg).
I thought it’d be easy to keep my order under that weight, but an hour of frenzied clicking later, I had to do a soul-crushing cull. I’ll be back for you, all other 34,992 available items! I put in my order on December 30 2012 and it arrived on January 10 2013 — I think eleven days isn’t bad for standard shipping all the way from the US *IMAGINES OCEAN LINER MAJESTICALLY TRAVERSING THE OCEAN*.
My first iHerb order included vegan faux-chicken ramen and pad thai for sneaky late-afternoon work snacks; faux-chicken stock cubes for making faux-chicken noodle soup; the next step in my relentless pursuit of the perfect vegan marshmallow; sleep balm for an upcoming article on sleepy-time goodies; certified organic and sulfate-free hand wash; an experiment in water-based nail polish; and some hippy deodorant:
Dr. McDougall’s Vegan Chicken Ramen ($1.65AUD)
Dr. McDougall’s Pad Thai Noodle ($1.65AUD)
Edward & Sons Not-Chick’n Bouillon Cubes ($2.40AUD)
Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant ($11.65AUD)
First-time customers will receive $10USD off their order of $40USD or more, or $5USD off their order of less than $40USD, with the code VCR843.