Being a mom is stressful enough, trust me I know – I have three kids ranging in age from 10 to 21. It is definitely time-consuming to do all those mom duties and be ecoconscious as well, but help is here with The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box. The Ecocentric Mom is a $24 every-other-month subscription box that does all the research for busy moms and then sends the best natural and organic products to try. Each box has 5 to 9 large sample or full size items that are healthy, sustainable, and socially responsible. Shipping is included in the price, and retail value is anywhere from $40 to $70. I was sent the Mom Discovery Box, but there are three options available:
The Mom-to-Be Discovery Box introduces the expecting Mom to new products that are safe for her and her unborn baby. Hand-selected with Mom-to-Be in mind, this box includes products ranging from skin care and prenatal vitamins to organic foods and spa products.
The Mom & Baby Discovery Box is for Moms and their newborns to 18-month-olds. New Moms can look forward to boxes with surprises introducing them to items like diapers and wipes, skin creams and washes, feeding products, organic ‘first foods’ and organic cotton clothes for baby.
The Mom Discovery Box is for any mother, from first-time Moms to Moms with teenagers and beyond. It features healthy, non-toxic, eco-friendly and safe products, including skin care, make-up, healthy home cleaners, non-GMO foods, snacks and treats and wellness and spa pampering products.
In addition to products, the box has tips for fitness, nutrition, and green living. Plus I found lots of coupons and discount codes in my subscription box.
Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Cream Foundation travel sample ($1.40) is an all-natural full-coverage foundation that has SPF 28. These are generous samples and I like how there are three different shades to try.
Savannah Red Beautiful Sugar Lip Balm ($2.99) is a moisturizing balm that came unflavored in my box, but it’s available in 14 different flavors. You can combine up to three of them for a custom flavor – I’d love to try a combo of sweet orange, vanilla, and coconut.
Genuinely Simple Comfrey Cream Multi-Use Healing Salve ($6.99) is a terrific natural muscle rub that soothes and reduces inflammation. I put this on my bruised, scraped ankle that I got from a truly epic biking fall, and it really helped.
A Place of Healing Organic Goodnight Balm ($6) is a balm to rub under the nose, on temples, or on the bottoms of feet for a calm, restful sleep. My ten year old finds it wonderfully comforting.
ArnicareGel (sample size) is a cooling gel that relieves pain, stiffness and swelling. It’s a great natural treatment for my sore legs after riding my bike on trails.
Body Beans Dietary Supplement ($2.95 for sample pack of 2) is an intriguing combination of four different superfood supplements that come in daily packs.
The Natural Suburban tea and spice sample packs - they both smell amazing. I can’t wait to try the Summer Herb Garden Savory on some grilled chicken this weekend!
Yogavive Apple Chips ($4.49) are Fuji apple chips that are flavored with chocolate for a healthy sweet snack. These are going straight into my lunch bag for Monday.
eInvite Stationary is an online source for customizable invitations, announcements, and stationary. I got some very cute little bears on my sample.
Aromaflage Botanical Fragrance and Insect Repellent ($3.75) is such a great idea! Smell wonderful with cedar wood, vanilla, and citrus while also keeping the bugs away.
Bioray Before the Flow Dietary Supplement ($58) is the big ticket item of the box. The July/August box came with either this supplement or else the After the Flow one. Before the Flow gives a woman all the support she needs to detoxify, increase the immune system, and replenish energy before her menstrual flow.
Overall, I found this box to be a diverse and unique combination of organic and ecoconscious beauty, nutrition, and body products. Everything was interesting and appropriate for both moms and for women who are simply busy and on the go.
With an overall value over $70, the Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box is definitely worth the $24 price tag. It’s a great way to try new things and spoil yourself a little bit at the same time. - Lisa
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