Every ex-pat I know has to get used to what’s available in their new country, and sometimes, you just can’t get used to what’s not available. One of my favorite places to order from, as an ex-pat in Singapore, is from iHerb.
What sets them apart from other e-commerce retailers and from in-store in Singapore?
- Free shipping: It can sometimes really hard and really annoying to get free shipping from Amazon. It’s much more straight forward with iHerb. If you don’t qualify for free shipping, add some more things to your box, or, split them up into multiple shipments!
- A lot of what they provide is really high quality, organic, or fits certain health needs that you might have (like Gluten-free, special items for those on ketosis diets, sugar free, etc.)
- If it’s broken or they send the wrong product, their customer service is great and they will frequently refund the item that was broken or busted. Very quick turn around!
- Price. It’s often much, much more affordable to order things from iHerb. Not always, but usually I like it because it’s consistent, I know what I’m getting, and I trust them.
What do I love to order from iHerb?
- Raw nuts & seeds. Example: Now Foods, Raw Almonds, Unsalted (Usually better priced than in Singapore.)
- Face wash. Example: Andalou Naturals, 1000 Roses Cleaning Foam for Sensitive Skin. (Gentle but cleansing. Not drying.)
- Body wash. Example: Weleda, Citrus Creamy Body Wash. (Smells amazing! I hate most of the “flavors” of body wash that I’ve found in Singapore. This one is in my top 5 fave sniffs!)
- SALTED sunflower seeds. Example: Now Foods, Roasted Sunflower Seeds. (It’s hard to find delicious, salted sunflower seeds here. That can be bought in bulk.)
- BIG ol bucket of coconut oil. Example: Now Foods, Real Food, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. (Yes, you can buy coconut oil in Singapore these days pretty easily. Although it was a lot less common a few years ago. But, I cook and eat with coconut almost exclusively, so I prefer to buy it in bulk.)