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A few days ago, I received my Ecocentric Mom Organic Beauty Box in the mail, and almost squealed when I found the treasures that this month’s box held. I am going into my 36th week of pregnancy… and let’s just say I need some pampering (or preferably to have this baby already, but I’ll settle with some pampering!).
About Ecocentric Mom
Ecocentric Mom is one of the best organic beauty box options for women who are conscientious about what goes onto and into their bodies. They deliver natural, organic and healthy beauty and home products for moms, moms-to-be and babies.
They offer three different box options: Moms, Moms-to-Be and Mom & Baby Box. Each box is filled with new and healthy products to try, from organic chocolate to baby sunscreen! If you have been wanting to transition to or are looking for healthier alternatives, this is a great way to try out and explore new products, at an affordable price!
I currently subscribe to the Mom-to-Be box, since I am expecting a little bambino soon, and this month’s box was filled with some great loot!
Here is what I received:
2 oz bottle included: $3 value.
The first thing I grabbed from the box was a 2 oz bottle of organic, 100% natural, and cruelty free baby wash and shampoo. I actually have been looking for baby wash and shampoo this week, so I am excited to try this!
When my first baby was born, I was a little horrified to discover the icky, dangerous chemicals that are in most commercial baby products (no Johnson & Johnson shampoo for my babies!).
This baby shampoo is made with gentle, natural ingredients, such as organic coconut, olive and jojoba oils, and lightly scented with essential oils. These are ingredients I use at home, in my own homemade beauty products, so I know how healthy and nourishing they are for the skin.
.75 oz tube included: $6 value. Coupon code included for 15% off 1st orders
I actually did a review on Bear’s Beauty products not to long ago, and I am a huge fan!
I have also been looking for a natural deodorant, and can’t wait to try this. It is made from coconut oil, shea butter, hemp oil, bentonite and kaolin clay, and smells fresh and reminiscent of spring. It also comes in a convenient and easy-to-apply container, which is a nice bonus!
Easter Eggs: $5 per 12 ct box, 1 included. Equal Exchange: 20 ct minis for $6.99, 3 included.
Who doesn’t love getting Easter eggs full of candy?
I know I do! This Easter egg is made from non-toxic, durable and plant-based plastic, and is fully compostable after use (but they can be re-used for many years).
As a nice treat, the eggs contained Equal Exchange minis, which are made from cocoa harvested from farmer co-operatives in the Dominican Republic and Peru. It is blended with organic and fairly traded vanilla and sugar.
Box of 6 sells for $14. One full-size bar included.
I really should have taken a picture of the nutritional contents, because, wow! This whole food bar, made from dark chocolate, a superfood blend, wheat sprout, red raspberry leaf, and other ingredients contains 5 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein, and 100% of your daily dose of Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B6, B12, and calcium, in only 195 calories. It also contains 6 servings of fruits & veggies!
And, perhaps most importantly, it tastes yummy. Sweet, chewy, and natural, this would make a wonderful cereal bar, or snack before a workout. I am going to have to buy some of these!
1 .15 oz tube included, $5 value.
I am a sucker for natural lip balms. I love ’em. I use them every day. This lip balm is made from calendula and comfrey infused extra virgin olive oil, organic beeswax, vitamin E and peppermint essential oil. It goes on smooth, moisturizes lips, and has a subtle flavor.
1 sample included: 8ct box sells for $4.29.
USDA certified organic oatmeal packets made with a multigrain blend of oats, rye, barley and wheat. maple spice, raisin and cranberry apple.
This is a great way to add some healthy, organic whole grains to a busy morning!
$18 pouch included.
This beautiful, stylish faux ostrich print bag is the perfect size to hold my license, cards and cash, along with my lip balm. It slips easily into the diaper bag, and allows me to still have my essentials easily accessible.
The material is PETA approved, and the bags come in black, brown, tan and cream!
Botanical Firming Eye Cream (.5 oz) sells for $30 (.25 oz included), and Vitamin C Concentrate Eye Gel (.5 oz) sells for $30 (.25 oz included).
I love trying new facial products, but I only use brands I trust, who are conscientious about the ingredients they put into their products. Pure + Remedy is a brand I love.
They formulate their Botanical Firming Eye Cream with botanical extracts, plant oils and vitamins. This helps give your skin a boost in collagen production, cellular rejuvenation and helps with wrinkles.
Their Vitamin C Concentrate Eye Gel is a gentle way to deliver active, bioavailable Vitamin C to the area around the eyes. It is cooling, refreshing and soothing to the delicate skin.
8 oz retails for $22, 1.5 oz included.
Stretch marks, for many people, are an unavoidable side-effect of growing a baby. But you may be able to combat this by keeping skin hydrated and nourished.
I am a huge fan of moisturizing with natural oils. This signature oil is made with safflower seed oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and vitamin E. It is free of parabens, perfumes, phthalates, petrochemicals and chemicals, so you know nothing bad is going into your skin, or near your precious growing bundle!
3.4 oz bottle retails for $14.99 – $17.99. 3 samples included.
I think one of the first times I realized that main-stream beauty supplies could be dangerous is when I heard that sunscreen may cause cancer. Clearly, I was a little baffled, because sunscreen was supposed to prevent cancer, but I’ll admit I haven’t done any actual medical research to verify if there was any legitimacy to that claim.
However, I do know that there are a lot of chemicals and man-made ingredients in sunscreen, and I am a firm believer that nature does a better job than man at creating things for our bodies!
Goddess Garden has created a natural sunscreen (for babies and adults!) without the extra chemicals that our bodies don’t need. They are made with organic ingredients, and are water resistant. I can’t wait to try these out when my little man arrives, and the weather warms up!
This month’s box was full of goodies to try, and a great value!
Subscriptions to Ecocentric Mom are $24 and ship every other month. It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household. To find out more about the service or to get next month’s box sent to your mailbox, join today!
Or check out other Ecocentric Mom Boxes I’ve reviewed!
- Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box (February 2015)
- Subscription Boxes for Mom (December 2014)
- Ecocentric Mom Box Review (October 2014)
- Ecocentric Mom Review (August 2014)
- Ecocentric Mom-to-Be Box (June 2014)
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