Ecocentric Mom Mystery Box 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.
They also periodically have mystery boxes available, which is what we’re reviewing today! This box is still available for $44.99!
Mystery boxes include items from past boxes and not everyone will get the same items in their box.
This box was sent at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the February 2017 Ecocentric Mom Mystery Box, $44.99 for one-time purchase.
The Subscription Box: Ecocentric Mom
The Cost: Regular subscriptions are $24.99 a month + free shipping in the continental U.S. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions. (This mystery box is priced at $44.99.)
The Products: Green/organic beauty/health/house/baby items.
Ships to: U.S. & International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Since I’m new to Ecocentric Mom, I was pretty excited about this mystery box as a way to ‘catch up’ on previous boxes that I’ve missed! This box sold for $45, and was advertised as $150 in value.
My first impression was: there is a ton of product in this box!
Happy Joy Roll On by Simply Earth – Value $8.95
This first item was one of two items that I already received in my most recent Ecocentric Mom box – but I’m honestly happy about both. I’ve been using this essential oil roller almost daily for a little pick-me-up, and I plan to gift this extra one to my mom. It’s a bright, happy citrus smell made with geranium, sweet orange, neroli, grapefruit, and ylang-ylang essential oils. Definitely brings a smile to my face!
(PS: Simply Earth has their own subscription box!)
Hunkola Nutterly Awesome Cran Jam, 2 oz – Value $1.86
I received these “cookie/granola mashed together” bites last month, too, and we loved them! I was so happy to see more in this box.
These gluten-free and vegan bites include dried fruit like apricots, dates, and cranberries, plus almonds, cashew, and coconut shreds – ingredients I feel good about. My toddler practically inhaled them last time so I’m setting them aside for a quick snack on the go.
Hyperbiotics PRO-Women, 30 capsules – $21.80 on Amazon ($22.95 retail)
Hyperbiotics PRO-Kids Probiotics, 60 micropearls – $18.95 on Amazon ($19.95 retail)
Both of these are vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, yeast-free, and are also free of soy, nuts, wheat, preservatives, sugars, and artificial colors/flavors. The expiration dates are October and November 2017, so plenty of time to try them out.
I do take regular women’s multivitamins, but I’ve never specifically taken a probiotic. The women’s version from Hyperbiotics contains “cranberry extract and D-Mannose for enhanced urinary tract support.”
My son is will turn 2 in April, and the PRO-Kids have a suggested age range of 3+. I’ll be passing these on to a friend with a preschool aged tot.
I received some coupons for this brand, too, plus a coupon for Ecocentric Mom’s shop.
Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain in Rosette – Value $24
I don’t wear makeup every day, so it’s a treat to get something new to try. I haven’t tried Manna Kadar products before, despite seeing them in other subscriptions.
When I do wear a lip product, I usually reach for gloss or layer lipstick with gloss. I’ll reach for this again as it definitely has some staying power!
Seriously – I still have a stain on my arm after this swatch.
At first, I thought it was a little too pink and too sticky for me – but after it set, it was perfect.
Dandelion Daisy Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent, single-use packet – Value $0.20
I don’t usually use a powdered detergent, but I was intrigued that this product is listed as “Designed for performance fabrics (moisture wicking and 4-way stretch).” We just finished our laundry last night but I’m definitely going to test this out on a load of gym clothes specifically, to see if I notice a difference.
Vana Body Beramot & Tea Tree Facial Oil – Value $2?
This small vial (not sure what size it is) is formulated with jojoba, hemp seed, avocado, grape seed, bergamot, rosemary, tea tree, and lavender oils. The card suggests massaging 3-5 drops onto your face after washing and toning.
I’ve heard good things about jojoba oil, but facial oils tend to break me out. I also wasn’t crazy about the scent; it sounded like it would be amazing but in reality, I could only smell the tea tree oil.
Screenprinted Dish Towel – Value $10?
This is a nice, generously sized dish towel. I’m always happy to add another one to my collection and I really like the fabric on this – it’s rough but absorbent.
This wasn’t marked with any labels so I’m not sure specifically where it’s from, and estimated the value based on other similar products on Etsy.
American Provenance Natural Deodorant in Pinups & Paramours- Retail $7.75
I quit wearing antiperspirant when I was pregnant in order to avoid aluminum, but I never bothered to replace it with a natural deodorant at the time.
This is made with coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, arrowroot powder, and aluminum-free baking soda, plus coriander, mandarin, and tangerine oils. I am a huge fan of citrus scents so I love this! It lasted about half the day.
I can’t remember the last time I had lavender in chocolate! The flavor combination made it perfect to eat slowly and savor, bite by bite.
Unlike the Hunkola, I hid this bar away all for myself.
Birds & Bees Teas Family Immunity Tea Sample – Value $0.75
This herbal tea includes a few ingredients I don’t think I’ve tried in tea before – goji berries, elderberry, and astragalus root. This was interesting! Fruity, spicy, and a little bit floral rolled into one sip. Elderberry is the star ingredient, which is a natural source of vitamins A and C and is used in many home remedies during flu season.
Brigit True Bodycare Rose Hand Cream Sample, 0.25 oz sample – Value $2
This is a very creamy hand lotion made with rosewater, calendula infused olive oil, shea butter, and more.
My hands needed the moisture today and this worked great! I don’t love rose scented skincare products, but I will use every last drop of this because it was so hydrating.
Visha Advanced Bright Eye Booster, 0.25 oz sample – Value $22.50?
I was shocked that this little sample is half of the full-size version! A little goes a long way with eye treatments so this will last a long time.
My skincare routine is really simple and I don’t normally use an eye cream, so this is a nice indulgence. I used this before bed and again in the morning, and noticed a difference immediately.
Radha Beauty Coconut Oil Hair Mask, 8 oz – $16.48
I have very fine hair that gets weighed down easily, so I usually avoid deep conditioning treatments. I let this sit for 5 minutes before washing out and it did make my hair shinier and straighter than normal, with no detectable scent. I liked it but felt like it wasn’t a game changer for my hair type.
My husband, however, also used it this morning in the shower. He’s my hair opposite and is always looking for better products for managing his very long, coarse, and curly hair.
His verdict? “This hair stuff is amazeballs!”
(I think it belongs to him now.)
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo, 1 oz sample – Value $7
This dry shampoo is formulated without talc. Instead, it uses organic arrowroot powder, rice powder, kaolin clay, and baking soda.
This worked fine, but compared to dry shampoo sprays, I felt like it did take a little more effort to make sure it was distributed evenly. It also didn’t give me the same volume boost that dry shampoo sprays do. It’s a nice size to have on hand for backups, though, since I can never tell when spray cans are about to run out!
I think every subscription box should come with chocolate and lip balm because I can never get enough!
I liked this formulation a lot. Citrus (which I love), along with almond oil, beeswax, shea butter, and vitamin E left my lips feeling great. I can’t use Burt’s Bees regular peppermint lip balm anymore because it seems to dry my lips out rather than hydrate them, so I’m really happy to have found a new product to replace that with!
London’s Pedisoaks Moisturizing Footsoak – Value $5?
I couldn’t find this exact product online so I estimated based on other similar products. It’s a little lavender bath bomb for your feet!
I’ve heard good things about London’s Pedisoaks, so I’m looking forward to trying this one out next time I give myself a home pedicure. I wish I could find more info about what ingredients are used, but I’m guessing Epsom salts with lavender and some essential oils. The scent isn’t overpowering.
Foil packet samples – Value $0.50?
Finally, I received two single-use samples. I didn’t really look at these closely until I sat down to write this review, so the “Healthy Hoohoo” packet made me laugh out loud to be completely honest. I’ve never had a chance to try Egyptian Magic before, so I’m looking forward to opening that one up.
Verdict: This Ecocentric Mom mystery box was packed full of goodies! As promised, the total value was about $150 for a $45 box. Even though I’ll end up passing a few items along to friends and family, overall I was very happy with this box: lots of full sized items, some new-to-me-brands that I’m now excited about, and everything except the facial oil will get used. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more mystery boxes from Ecocentric Mom!
What do you think about this Ecocentric Mom mystery box? Are you getting one?