Finding Natural Products

When I first started looking into switching all of my conventional products into either natural or homemade I found myself at a stand still. One reason was that I didn’t know where to find these ‘healthy’ products, and the other was that I didn’t want to spend our hard earned money on something I hated.

But I’m all for when a company wants me to try stuff out for them!

iHerb contacted me a bit ago and asked if I’d like to go on a shopping spree (on the house) so that I could post a review. I went and looked around on the site, and while there are some things that don’t strike me as ‘natural’ or ‘healthy’ (like toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate in it) they had a huge range of products and great prices. So I decided they were a company that I personally would order from and went ahead and placed my order.

I end up finding an herbal tooth and gum powder as I’m really looking to get away from even the natural toothpastes since so many of them either have unnatural ingredients in them or are based around glycerin. Let me tell you…’s odd trying to  get used to a powder for brushing! It works just great, but you don’t get that foamy mess in your mouth either. For me this was perfect though as everything in it was completely natural, including the stevia herb.

I also bought some gelatin capsules so that I can fill them full of cod liver oil. (I’m a wimp, I know!) Also on my shopping list was a kelp supplement, Rescue Remedy’s fatigue remedy, toothbrushes for all of us, and a homeopathic calendula ointment.

Overall, I would totally buy from them again. I ordered on Monday and had my products on Friday, customer service was good, and a good amount of the products they carry I would use without hesitation.

Now, iHerb would also like to giveaway a $50.00 shopping spree to one of my readers as well, so all you have to do to enter is leave a comment here at this post by midnight on Wednesday May 12th. (US Residents only)

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Love all of the healthy recipes that you send out.. I have tried several and they are great. I always try to pass them along to others looking to stay and eat healthy. Have a peaceful day!

  2. I’ve just started reading your blog, I’ve met you in person over henna before. I’ve recommended your website to a few TTC people I know, but there are great resources on every kind of topic on here. I still have lots of reading ahead of me! Keep it up!
    Sign me up for the iherb giveaway!

  3. I’m with you… sometimes I think I can go more natural/healthy, but what are the options? Will I really like it? It’s very intimidating to try and go more natural. Thanks for giving us some inspiration!

  4. The toothpaste powder sounds awesome!!

  5. I’ve been thinking of switching to just plain baking soda for toothpaste, but these would be fun to try, too.

  6. crystal says:

    A gift card sounds great!

  7. I want to try that powder. I’m in the same boat about wanting to get away from toothpastes for a while now.

  8. Sounds like a great deal!

  9. They do seem like they have a lot of neat things. I bet they are going to see a big spike in tooth powder orders – it just sounds so weird but cool. One question though – do you share a jar between the family? It seems weird to all dip from the same pot.

  10. I’ve ordered from iherb twice and I’ve been very happy with them. They have a HUGE selection!

  11. Willow Black says:

    I shop at iherb and have found a fantastic selection of natural foods, supplements and body care products. The prices are fantastic, and shippings a flat five bucks! I didn’t know about the tooth powder. I’ll have to check it out.
    Does anyone know of a website that allows a person to type in an ingredients list and have it “translated”? I would love to have that option when shopping.

    donielle Reply:

    @Willow Black, Have you tried yet?

  12. This sounds awesome! I am assuming you mean May 12? Hehe!

    donielle Reply:

    @Kelly, I know for a matter of fact I would lose my head if it wasn’t attached! Thanks for the heads up so I could change it right away. :-)

  13. I like this!

  14. Willow Black says:

    Oops, shipping’s not five bucks…that’s Vitacost. My shipping at iherb was FREE!!!

  15. would love to try this…I am wanting to get away from “conventional” products myself, but I just don’t know where to start! thanks for the info and giveaway!

  16. Is the toothpaste powder pretty much made of baing soda and steevia?

  17. I’d love to get in on that. I’ve ordered from iHerb before and they have some things that I would be happy to buy as well.
    (And just so you know, I have a US shipping address, so I’m good for the giveaway, right? :)

  18. I have been wanting to try iherb–I am slowly trying to replace my conventional products with ones that are natural.

  19. Thanks for introducing us to iherb! There are definitely some things there I’d love to try out. :)

  20. Allison says:

    I tried making our toothpaste once. Yuck. Would love to try another option.

  21. I’d love to win! 😀

  22. Hi! Would love to try iHerb. Definitely going to be ordering some stuff from them. Thanks.

  23. I would love to win!

  24. Rachael R. says:

    Count me in for the giveaway! Thank you for the information.

  25. I love iherb, I order from them a few times a year and always look forward to their free samples to try out.

    their Dr. Christopher is great!

  26. I love I’ve had great luck ordering from them in the past. If you pay attention to their deals, like free shipping, you can find some great bargains, at least in comparison to purchasing your health items at a co-op.

    They don’t have everything I like, but there is a very good selection and it beats running around town trying to find different items and the best deals.

  27. Hello, thank you for sharing your thoughts on iherb. I have not ordered from them yet. Although we do order our share of herbs and capsule them at home especially Dr. Christopher’s! We were just talking about ordering the Herbal Tooth and Gum powder not just for us but for our dog as well as he needs some healing around his gums, What do you think? We are true believers of our bodies being able to heal itself.

  28. Melissa W. says:

    I’d love to try their products, especially the tooth powder.

  29. I came across your blog from ICLW and I must say I love it! I have also changed my lifestyle quite a bit, but I see I still have a lot to learn. Thank you for sharing what you have learnt with us. I will definitely be checking in regularly!

    donielle Reply:

    @Marion, Marion, thanks for stopping by!

    God Bless!

  30. Oh! I would love to try that toothpowder! Thanks for sharing your experience with this company.


  31. Our family is working on switching over to all-natural products and I love reading your blog and others’ natural blogs, but I do very often wonder where you guys buy your products. I would love to be able to shop around iherb. Thanks!

  32. Would love to win!

  33. This would be a great way to try these products!

  34. I would love to try that toothpaste powder :)

  35. shelley says:

    I was just looking into switching toothpaste. Will check out the powder for sure. thanks for the great posts!!!

    donielle Reply:

    @shelley, Hey Shelley – sorry it’s late in coming, but you won the $50.00 gift card to iHerb! Just e-mail me your contact info and I’ll pass it on!


    donielle Reply:

    @donielle, my e-mail – donielle at

  36. Great sign me up! I always love finding new natural stores to shop at. Thanks!

  37. This is a challenge for me too. I don’t wear makeup very often, but for the times that I do, it is important to find something organic or something…but I am excited about this tooth powder, as I have just been thinking about going that direction.

  38. Donna C. says:

    Tooth powder is great! Now my biggest challenge is to find a natural, fluoride and glycerin free toothpaste for my one year old. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

  39. would love to try tooth powder.

  40. I love iherb! I especially love all the customer feedback on each product.

  41. The idea of gelatin capsules freak me out a bit but I’d love to win this!

  42. I’m always on the lookout for safe, natural products! I’ll definitely check out iherb and I’m thinking you are onto something with the the gelatin capsules… I cannot drink oils without a major gag reflex!

  43. Jen Bach says:

    I enjoy your site, too, even if I don’t “need” it. 😉 You have great links/resources/entries.

  44. Brittany says:

    Ooohh…the tooth powder does sound exciting! I would love an iherb gift card! :)

  45. I’m in the process of replacing various personal care items & would love to win this. Intrigued by the tooth powder, for sure!

  46. What’s your stance on fluoride? I guess I grew up in the age where it was “necessary” – to the point where they started adding it to city water. We’re on a private well now and I’m still using commercial toothpaste, but I’m interested to hear what your views are. It sounds like the non-foaming toothpaste would be great right now for that over-active first-trimester gag reflex problem I’m dealing with…

    donielle Reply:

    @Carmen, Carmen, I did just do a post on my homemade toothpaste today – but my stance on fluoride is that I stay away from it! It was never actually meant to be ingested and from what I hear can cause a multitude of health problems.

  47. put me in the running – I’d love to give iherb a try.

  48. I love iherb. I just purchased a whole bunch of natural products from them a few weeks ago. I love the lichen deoderant they carry. It’s great!

  49. I would love to win this! I’ve been trying to go natural, but I’m not quite sure where to start…

  50. Ohhh, I would love to win a gift card!

  51. I would love to win the GC from iherb. Thanks for the giveaway and for all of the great information you put out there for the taking!

  52. “She has a passion for spreading the word on how food truly affects our fertility and this last year wrote an intensive Natural Fertility Workshop in order to help couples increase their odds of conception. You can also read all about her and her Fertility Story.”
    Where else can I read about this?

    donielle Reply:

    @prometpho, You can read more about me here:

    and more about the workshop here”