iHerb Haul

 
It hasn't really been a while since I ordered something from iHerb, it's just that I've had some issues. I wouldn't blame iHerb, they've been really sweet and refunded me for my lost package (including shipping and rewards) even though they shouldn't have to! The issue has been DHL (which has yet, months after, not answered my letter!). I ordered a package late October that never got delivered. Of course I had taken the cheaper shipping charge without any tracking or refund for that matter. At the same time I had read about another blogger getting her package but with three items missing and one destroyed. I'd actually like that much better than get my package missing and my money used for nothing. My conclusions are that DHL got it so destroyed to the point they couldn't deliver or it got stolen. Because there's at least records of it leaving iHerb to the hands of DHL.
I just think it's sad that delivering companies can't even at least admit and send apologies.
This whole took very long, because you have to wait 6 weeks before you can contact about a missing package, then the holidays came, and so on and so on.
But now I've reordered, this time with express shipping for 8$ just to be sure. Unfortunately I had to pay customs this time, which I've never had to do before when using the cheaper shipping even though I ordered under 300kr. I don't know how I will do in the future, 'cause I don't think iHerb will be as nice to me for a second lost package... and I really don't like to lose money! But anyway, after months of waiting I finally got me some iHerb stuff!
 
 I made some changes when I reordered, but it may  be fun to know what would have originally arrived:
Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Cacao Powder
Wisdom Natural SweetLeaf Stevia Concentrate
Eden Foods Organic Dulse Flakes
Great Eastern Sun Wakame
Indigo Wild ZumBar Goats Milk Soap Patchouli & Orange
 
I managed to buy some raw cacao powder else where. And then I swapped the natural Stevia for three flavors because it was a bit cheaper. I didn't get the wakame because I just changed my mind about them. The ZumBar I got really upset that most of the good scents where sold out when I wanted to order. I found a cheaper one though (Alaffia Shea & Rooibos Antioxidant Goat's Milk Soap), which seemed with even better ingredients, but because I wanted to stay below 300kr I had to set it aside.
 
 
Auromere, Ayurvedic Herbal Toothpaste, Foam-Free, Cardamom-Fennel Flavor
 
I'm starting to look into natural tooth care. Not that I feel that my teeths are starting to rotten from all the fruits I eat haha, but I've always felt that the tooth is a living thing that can repair itself. I hate doctors and dentists, and hope to never need to go to one. I'm planing on making a "natural tooth care"-post, so stay tuned!
This toothpaste isn't really what I was ideally after because it still contains glycerin. I'm not fond of Fennel flavor, but this was the only Foam-Free so to speak, and I want it to be as natural as possible. Other than that it seems to contain everything I look for in a natural toothpaste. Review will be up when I finish it!
 
- Of course I was thinking about buying EarthPaste, but to me it didn't have the oils and extracts that are good for overall gum and teeth health.
 
Wisdom Natural, SweetLeaf, Sweet Drops Vanilla Crème Engligh Toffee & Chocolate
 
I got a sample of Vanilla Creme just like these from HälsoKraft which lasted me - what felt like - ages. I didn't like it at first, I could really taste the bitterness in it, but the more I used it the more I got used to it. I still would want the natural taste bottle, but it's fun testing out other flavors too.
 
 
Eden Foods, Organic, Dulse Flakes
 
One thing I knew I had to reorder was the Dulse Flakes. Kimberly Snyder talks about them a lot, to throw into salads for when you want some salty taste. They smell and looks exactly like fish food but does definitely give that salty taste I'm after. I will probably use this quite frequently!
According to Kimberly, using Dulse is like adding pure hair mineralizer! Contains vitamins B6, B12, E and A, and is rich in iron, but also contains beauty minerals like: zinc, calcium, potassium and magnesium as well as iodine.
Cool thing to add into your daily diet in other words!
 
Aura Cacia, Organic, Tamanu Oil
 
Okay, I'm crazy about oils and you should see my growing oil collection!
Tamanu oil I've been eyeing on ever since PinksoFoxy introduced me to it in one of her videos. Somehow it got lost in the thoughts, just like Neem Oil, but now I'm finally trying it out!
Tamanu oil works a lot like Neem, it's good for people who battles with skin issues, but doesn't smell as bad.
Right now my skin is really seeing better days and I'm trying everything on earth to lighten and repair those nasty scars and red marks it has left me. Skin update soon - stay tuned!
 
 
 
Having good teeth often times starts with a healthy tongue!
I first looked at my local drugstores but all they were selling was plastic one-size, and for some reason plastic doesn't seem right. Dr Tung's were the most recommended one, so I bought two, one for me and one for Peter.
 I really like these, they are adjustable and made of steel, will probably last me years. I've just started with some oil pulling, but to do it right you should scrape your tongue afterwards, and now I can do that.
 
Well that's it for this time.
 
Have you tried any of these things I bought or are curious about some, your thoughts?
Tell me in the comments below!
 
And if you're thinking about shopping at iHerb and it's your first time I recommend you use this code: HWT271
It will give you $10 more to shop for on orders over $40 and up, or $5 off on smaller orders!
- If you live in Sweden I recommend staying below $45 (~300kr) to get away with customs!

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Jenny wrote @ 18:23:26

Saken är.. att glycerin i tandkrämer är skit. "Natural toothpastes, while nontoxic, frequently contain glycerin which sticks to teeth and inhibits remineralization and therefore actually contributes to cavity formation!"

Svar: Jo exakt! Men nu kunde jag inte hitta något bättre på iHerb som var fri från bikarbonat, flour, SLS, men som innehöll något av de bra sakerna också som Neem, nejlika, kanel, tea tree, rosmarin och timjan. Och till ett bra pris! (har ögonen på en annan sak som jag tänker blogga om men som i sin tur är svindyr i mina ögon)Vad använder du själv? Har då något bra tips? :)
Isabel

Jenny wrote @ 15:41:42

Just nu använder jag Earthpaste och tycker att den gör mina tänder rena och fina. Den innehåller ju Tea Tree olja så det är ju bra.
Min sambo använder denna http://www.iherb.com/Everyday-Shea-Moisturizing-Body-Wash-Unscented-32-fl-oz-950-ml/22875 ... En kroppstvätt som innehåller mestadels Neemolja. Enda dåliga i den är väl Cocamidopropyl Betaine. Men den gör hans tänder renare än nånsin så. Letar efter den ultimata tandkrämen med allting bra och inget dåligt i.. Får se om den dyker upp snart, hoppas det :)

Svar: Earthpaste, samt Toothsoap var ju lämpliga kandidater, men jag hade läst för många mixade recensioner på dessa. Jag börjar komma i tankarna att tillverka min egna tandkräm snart så man får till allt det goda man vill ha. Men just nu är jag faktiskt väldigt imponerad av Auromére, känns mycket renare än vanlig tandkräm faktiskt! Förmodligen en bra övergångstandkräm om inget annat, men det blir till att testa andra efter denna...
Isabel

Elisabeth wrote @ 15:44:05

Har varit så nöjd med min tandkräm från Jason Naturals men det känns ju inte så kul att använda den nu om glycerin faktiskt är dåligt för tänderna. Lite konstigt att alla naturliga tillverkare lägger i glycerin i sina tandkrämer om det faktiskt är så dåligt. Efter en snabbkoll på nätet så verkar det ju som att glycerin även finns i en del onaturliga tandkrämer.

Svar: Anledningen (tror jag) att läkare och företag inte förbjuder glycerin i tandkräm är för att själva glycerin "upptäckten" står bara en läkare bakom, Dr. Judd som skrivit boken “Good teeth, birth to death”. Alla källor om hur dåligt Glycerin är leder till honom. Det borde göras fler studier. Det är lite som med parabener (säger inte att de är bra nu) bara för en källa säger att dem är dåliga så vill folk iaf vara på den säkra sidan och undvika utifall det visar sig vara rätt.Sen tjänar ju läkare rätt häftiga pengar, och det är som en ond cirkel det hela. Läkare vet att tanden kan läka sig själv, ändå så rekommenderar de tandkräm som motverkar detta så att Vi ska såklart komma tillbaka och fixa hålen. >.<
Isabel

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