iHerb Haul

 
It’s time again for another iHerb Haul! (Check out my other ones).
Another small batch with two reorders and two new things!

Earth Circle Organics - Raw & Organic Goji Berries
Okay, not a reorder exactly. We usually go for Navitas Natural’s Organic Goji Berries, but after a closer look we saw that the price had gone up, and that these were cheaper. Goji berry as Goji Berries, no? Not really. I have to admit, these remind me a lot of Buywholefood’s organic mulberries (which you have to try if you like mulberries!), they are bigger, juicier and sweeter in constancy and taste. These are the best goji berries that I’ve tried! They feel almost fresh and sweeter than regular that you’d almost believe they were covered with sugar. So I’m very happy with our switch of brands!
 

Coconut Secret - Raw Coconut Aminos Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce
After someone telling me that Tamari isn’t healthy and has tons of salt in it I kind of wanted to look for other options.
But let me explain a bit further:
1) Well duuhh, of course it contains salt! That’s why I use it! Who here thinks it's salt-free? 
2) I have never thought of Tamari as being a “health product”
3) I don’t use it daily. If I use it in a salad dressing I will at most get 1/4 of a teaspoon in me; counting that I use a little every day in over a week.
+) I did my own research and I could only find better and better things about Tamari (estimating it is made in traditional ways). Like did you know that Tamari is the oldest soy recipe, it’s been used for over a century? And that it is made in the process of making miso? And that the only way to digest soy products properly is to have the beans fermented at least 2 years?

Anyway, I knew there was something called Coconut Aminos that could be used as a soy substitute. Kimberly Snyder uses it, but I actually found it while searching for Coconut Nectar of the same brand. So no, she’s not allowed to get any credit for this find.
We still have to bear in our minds that it does contain salt. In fact, the thing is liquified salt. The only up-side is that it has an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins and a nearly neutral pH. Also contains 2-14 times more amino acids than natural soy.
2-14 seems a bit misleading, but in context it just sounds much better than actual soy or Tamari.
But I’m happy to receive any opinions on this.
I haven’t used the Coconut Aminos yet, just sniffed it a couple of times. It smells a bit different, and from what I’ve read also tastes a bit different. Nonetheless I will come back with a review or recipe, well you choose which medium.
NOTE: I just want to give kudos to iHerbs great packaging! The soy had leaked and been shaken on it’s way to me, luckily it was in a bag that was in another plastic bag so nothing else got ruined! *kisses*
 
  
Nubian Heritage - Raw Shea Butter Infused with Frankincense & Myrrh
This thing is addictive! Not only did it save me and my boyfriend from getting sunburned this summer, but it managed to heal my boyfriends dry spot that he’s got on his hand. I tried everything on it, from Coconut Oil to Neem, nothing made it vanish as quickly as this Shea Butter! I even went and bought plain Raw Shea Butter from Akoma, but it wasn’t even close to as affective and smooth as this one.
I use it wherever I’m dry, it sinks in without leaving an oily residue so it’s perfect as a hand cream too. I just love this stuff and had to repurchase!  
 
 
Acure Organics - Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion Unscented
My very first Acure product. I thought with winter coming soon I’d drop some body lotion into the basket. And because I’ve been having an eye on Acure since like 2012, I thought that body lotion would be a great product to get a feel on the brand.
So far I’m a bit disappointed, it says “Ultra-Hydrating” but sinks in faster than I can blink. The consistency is like body butter but when applied I melt in like body milk. To be fair, it does feel hydrating, but because it vanishes so fast you have to use more of the product, which I don’t like doing. In that case I have to say that I like Dessert Essence much better, but this one has a great ingredient list and is unscented!
 
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