Ecocentric Mom Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2017
Ecocentric Mom is a monthly subscription box for moms and moms-to-be. They currently offer a Pregnancy box, Mom & Baby box, and Mom box. They aim to only send products that are pure, healthy, useful, and fun.
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This review is of the Ecocentric Mom, $24.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Ecocentric Mom
The Cost: $24.99 a month + free shipping in the continental U.S. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions
COUPON: Use code SAVE5 to save $5 off any subscription!
The Products: Green/organic beauty/health/house/baby items.
Ships to: U.S. & International
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Each box comes with an info card discussing the theme for the month and the items included, and coupon codes for included brands.
Happy Joy Roll On by Simply Earth – Value $8.95
The first thing I pulled out was this essential oil roller from Simply Earth. I’m familiar with this brand because they also have a subscription box! I was curious about this because I bought a similar de-stress rollerball a few years ago as a gift for my mom, and she loved it.
This roller is made from geranium, sweet orange, neroli, grapefruit and ylang-ylang essential oils diluted in “fractionated coconut oil”. Simply Earth suggests applying a small amount on your temples to help brighten your mood. The roller is cool to the touch, and doing a brief dab on my temples does help me bring awareness to any stress I’m holding in my face and jaw.
This sounds silly but, I think this combination smells like Fruit Stripe gum! It’s fruity, citrusy, and a bit floral – definitely cheerful. I find myself using it on my wrists as well as my temples.
Alcohol-free Hand Sanitizer from Good Common Sense Naturals – Value $4
Friends of mine know that I usually avoid hand sanitizer because I find the alcohol to be drying; I prefer to wash with soap and water if I can. However, life with a toddler means that it’s always a good idea to have hand sanitizer around, particularly if you’re out and about.
This is made with tea tree, witch hazel, and thyme oils and smells pretty strongly of all three. I don’t love the scent, but it seemed to wear off within a few minutes except for a bit of the thyme aroma. I like the alcohol-free formula, so I’ll definitely keep this around for emergencies. This tiny bottle has enough for 80 sprays so it should last a long time!
Maty’s All Natural Cough Syrup Sample – Value $0.66
I hate cough syrup (doesn’t everyone?) but it’s sort of a necessary evil. This is a good sample to have on hand in case we need it this time of year (knock on wood). I’m definitely intrigued by the inclusion of buckwheat honey!
Hunkola Nutterly Awesome Cran Jam, 2 oz – Value $1.86
These are little bites of “cookie/granola mashed together.” We definitely eat our fair share of granola in this house, so these were very welcome! They are advertised as gluten-free and vegan and contained dried fruit like apricots, dates, and cranberries, plus almonds, cashew, and coconut shreds.
I tried to get a photo of the actual bites, but my little assistant stole them right from under me! These were a big hit with both of us. I thought the flavors were well balanced, and these weren’t too sweet but definitely didn’t taste too “healthy” either. I’d buy these again.
Sugar Scrub Love from Live Inspired Organics, 4.3 oz – Value $16.95
Ecocentric Mom must have read my mind because I was just thinking about how badly I needed a nice bath with a sugar scrub the night before I got this box!
The main ingredients are coconut oil and cane sugar. This doesn’t smell strongly of strawberries at first; it was a bit nutty and spicy in the jar but left a slight fruity scent after. I tested it out with a quick hand scrub it took care of the dry spots on my poor sad winter hands and left my skin moisturized for the rest of the day. So happy to have a big jar to use!
PS: This scrub and the Happy Joy roll-on are both available in the Ecocentric Mom’s Limited Edition Valentine’s Day box, available for one-time purchase.
Peace Tea Sample from Live Inspired Organics – Value $0.50?
I love the way this little sample smells – it’s all organic, with chamomile, spearmint, lavender, cinnamon bark, passion flower, and rose petals.
I did not love that this was packaged in just a paper filter and a mesh bag – I know it’s less earth-friendly, but it just seems more sanitary to use a small plastic baggie. I removed it from the bag and brewed it with a stainless steel mesh cup instead. I loved this blend and definitely found it to be calming!
This is a chain that you can hang either vertically or across the wall, and you can attach photos and cards using the included magnets. I wasn’t sure about this item at first, because I have pretty specific taste when it comes to home decor, and the included phases on the magnets scream “holiday decorations” to me.
We have an exposed brick wall in our bedroom, so I tested it out by tucking the ends behind the trim. It’s actually pretty cute! I’d still probably reserve the word magnets for hanging holiday cards, but I plan to hang this somewhere in my office and pick up some more of the tiny plain magnets to use.
I was happy to see this same product on Amazon without the printed magnets too, for $10, just in case anyone reading this has similar taste. 🙂
There were a couple of extra coupons too, including one for Ivory Clasp‘s handbag subscription!
Verdict: The February Ecocentric Mom box was a really good mix of products for me! It’s tough for me to find time for self-care these days, so this box is a great nudge in that direction with the tea, snack, roll on, and sugar scrub. Hopefully, we don’t have a reason to try that cough syrup sample, but everything else will get a lot of use. I love the smaller brands represented this month, and the chance to try products made with natural and organic ingredients. The overall value was really good too, coming in around $39 for a $24.99 box.
What do you think about Ecocentric Mom?