Many people have asked what I buy on iHerb, here are some of the products we like with a sentence or two review. We are a healthy family with two young children in Hong Kong. Feel free to contact me on Twitter or Instagram (LantauMama) if you have any questions :)
Posted by LantauMama on April 9 2013 | Verified Purchase
Maybe it is the non-airtight bags, but I have had bad luck with these dates - very dry, stringy and some have what I think is mold. No other dates (from other brands) I have had are like these. As a result, I no longer buy these, and buy dates locally instead.
Posted by LantauMama on September 9 2013 | Verified Purchase
iHerb doesn't have any raw carob powder, so I get this one instead. It is really excellent. I am sensitive to caffeine, so this is a great alternative for homemade 'chocolate' I make a lovely carob bar using this, and use it in smoothies and other recipes. Be aware carob is NOT a chocolate replacement - it is a different taste, a bit sweeter and just different. If you expect it to be like chocolate it will not be. Homemade carob bar - almond butter, coconut oil, coconut butter, carob powder, coconut flakes, chia seeds, hemp seeds, a bit of pink himalayan salt and anything else you want to add - yummmmm
Posted by LantauMama on June 29 2013 | Verified Purchase
My morning smoothie usually has coconut water kefir or coconut water. When I travel, I bring my powders, chia seeds, and blender ball bottle to make my smoothies on the go. This becomes one of my critical ingredients to give it that nice coconut water taste. What I do is: 1. make up a zip lock baggie for each day I am away, and premix everything for one smoothie, then 2. dump it in my blender ball bottle and add water and 3. shake and enjoy! Without this, they are really too watery and not as tasty.
Posted by LantauMama on July 12 2014 | Verified Purchase
I really like Earth Circle Organics, and usually use their Bali Cacao Powder. Once they introduced the Ecuadorian, I tried it and now use both depending on what I am making - it has a very different, richer, 'darker chocolate' taste than the Balinese cacao. When I put this in raw chocolate it produces a dark balanced flavor.
I live in HK, we have loads of Asian foods, and Japanese foods in the super markets - but a lot are very processed or have extra ingredients that I don't care for. This is a great Shiro Miso (white miso) that we use not just for soup but for making some vegan dishes too.
Okay, usually I am lazy and make 'chocolate' by using coconut oil and raw cacao powder. BUT, when I really want to do it right, I use this stuff - and wowowow.
I work for an NGO, and our scientists are in the field studying wild animals - they cannot wear anything scented, so I bought them this (and the conditioner). Highly recommended for anyone that cannot have any fragrance for medical, personal or professional reasons.
Posted by LantauMama on September 3 2013 | Verified Purchase
It happened, the dreaded lice. My kids age 6 and 7 picked them up at summer camp. Luckily it was not too many, actually we only ever saw one lice, but we found lots of nits in their hair. We use tea tree oil conditioner, but this still happened... ugh ugh ugh ugh gross gross gross gross and more laundry than I ever imagined (so much I had to bring some to the laundromat as I would have killed my machine) This stuff smells great, is really soft, and actually works. BUT the containers are pretty small, so you need to order a lot. My understanding is you need to treat the whole house for lice, as it is likely you all have it. So you need enough for everyone in your household. My son has a crewcut very short hair. My daughter has a bob (hair cut just at her shoulders). I have curly hair just below my shoulders My husband has short hair cut. It took two full bottles to do the four of us. Also, the box only comes with one shower cap, so be sure you have extra shower caps at home - you need a total of two for everyone. So my suggestion is, order enough bottles to keep around to use instantly if needed - I am ordering more to be sure we have them on hand ASAP if needed. Waaaaaay better than the chemical option - highly recommended!!
Posted by LantauMama on June 10 2013 | Verified Purchase
This makes my face feel very clean without damaging or drying my skin. I use it with my clarisonic every day.
A cup of this at night, and I really do get sleepy and sleep well. I usually actually get about 2-3 cups out of one tea bag and start sipping an hour or two before I want to sleep. Sleepytime never did this for me, but Bedtime hits the spot and relaxes me.