Does iHerb ship to China?

YES, iHerb ships to China!

Your package will take about 10 days (weekends included) to arrive in China. Yup, I tried and tested out the timing.

Here’s one of my iHerb packages:

IMPORTANT Shipping Information!

  • Please provide your shipping address in Chinese characters, not in English. Otherwise, your order may be delayed and iHerb will not be held responsible.
  • Please check that your shipping address, phone number and email address are complete and correct.
  • Shipping information on iHerb states that: All iHerb orders are shipped out from our California warehouse to the destination countries by Air Freight.

Shopping for groceries online…

When I first arrived in China and browsed through the supermarkets, a dear friend brought me around to show me various similar-looking, almost identical knock-offs on daily groceries e.g. Robitussin cough syrup.

Since I have a toddler and a baby, I will have more peace of mind shopping for items like Now Foods Toothpaste Xyli Toothpaste (fluoride-free).

After the melamine in milk scandal, the last thing I wanted to worry about was additives in my kid’s toothpaste especially as he has food allergies!

Snacks for Toddlers

To avoid traveler’s diarrhea (especially for kids!), I always order “healthy” snacks so I’ll always have some yummy treats on hand when I am out and about with them.

  1. Annie’s Homegrown, White Cheddar Bunnies, Baked Snack Crackers, 7.5 oz (213 g)
  2. Annie’s Homegrown, Organic, Cheddar Bunnies, Baked Snack Crackers, 11 oz (312 g)

Baking Powder

IMPORTANT!!! Bob’s Red Mill, Baking Powder, Gluten Free, 16 oz (453 g) – Since we spent almost every Christmas in China, I was frustrated that I could not find this essential item.


During summer, I made sure to put Bob’s Red Mill Baking Powder as #1 on my shopping list 🙂

  1. For fluffy pancakes – Bob’s Red Mill, Pure Baking Soda, Gluten Free, 16 oz (453 g)

Daily Supplements

Previously, I used to buy our vitamins and Omega 3 supplements from home and add them to our luggage but with iHerb, I can just order them online and have them delivered right to my doorstep 🙂

Since I can’t read ingredient labels in Chinese, I prefer to order my daily supplements online.

  1. Natural Factors High Potency B Complex

    Foods that contain B vitamins: 

    • Pork, berries, legumes, lean meats. Nuts, soy milk ( Vitamin B1)
    • Eggs, dark green vegetables, fish, grains, lean meat, mushrooms ( B2)
    • Sunflower seeds, tuna, poultry, potato, cottage cheese, liver (B3)
    • Organ meats, avocados, broccoli, mushrooms (B5)
    • Green beans, whole grains, spinach, fish, bananas (B6)
    • Soy products, egg yolks, fish, organ meats, cheese, sweet potatoes (B7)
    • Green leafy vegetables, citrus juice, legumes, tofu, tomato juice (B9)
    • Milk, fish, fortified breakfast cereal, eggs, shellfish (B12)

    The B vitamins in Hi Potency B Complex work together to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which contributes to an increased energy production level in the body. They also support a healthy nervous system and mood, and are essential for healthy skin, hair and vision. Water-soluble B vitamins are not stored in the body and must be replenished daily.


2. Nature’s Life, A & D, 10,000 IU/400 IU, 100 Veggie Caps

Vitamin A is required for vision, reproduction, development and growth, the immune system, healthy cell membranes and normal functioning of all body cells. Vitamin D is required for the absorption and use of calcium and formation of bones.

Other Ingredients
Cellulose, cellulose capsule, acacia, silica and magnesium stearate.

3. Natural Factors Clear Base Vitamin E 400 IU

Clear Base Vitamin E 400 IU is a high potency, naturally sourced vitamin E in the form of d-alpha tocopheryl. Clear Base is the purest form of vitamin E available, free from any impurities or residues. There are no added oils, diluents or other tocopheryls. The careful extraction process gives a clear vitamin E oil, thus the name Clear Base. Clear Base Vitamin E may crystallize at cooler temperatures. This does not affect product quality or effectiveness.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cell membranes and prevents free radical damage to the body. It supports the cardiovascular system and general health. Daily supplementation of vitamin E is particularly important to maintain healthy cell growth and for those with active lifestyles.