Ecocentric Mom & Toddler Box Review + Coupon – October 2017
Ecocentric Mom is a monthly eco-friendly subscription box for women, moms, and moms-to-be. They aim to only send products that are pure, healthy, useful, and fun. They have a number of subscription options: Woman/Mom Only, Pregnancy, Mom & Baby (for ages 0-18 months), Mom & Toddler (18 months – 4 years).
My Subscription Addiction received this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Mom & Toddler Box, $27.99 a month.
The Subscription Box: Ecocentric Mom
The Cost: $27.99 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, and otherwise eco-friendly and eco-conscious beauty, health, house, and baby products.
Ships to: U.S. & International
Good to Know: Ecocentric Mom now allows subscribers to personalize 2 items in each box. (If you skip the personalization, they will select items for you.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
I am pretty excited about some recent changes Ecocentric Mom has made recently!
First, they’ve expanded their line to add a Mom & Toddler box, intended for moms with kids up to 4 years old. Second, they’ve added the ability for subscribers to choose 1-2 items in each box (or they can skip the customization an let Ecocentric Mom pick items for them).
This is our first review of the Mom & Toddler box where we’ve been able to customize a few items. The theme for October is “Healthy Home Collection.”
The back of the info card has a few tips for greening your laundry. I have to admit that laundry is one area that I really haven’t taken time to try and make a little more eco-conscious, aside from hang-drying clothes when possible.
Citrus Laundry Suds by Lilac Moon Company – Value $3?
(This Etsy Shop is currently on a break, so I wasn’t able to get an idea of the retail price for this item – this is a total and complete guess.)
This petite blue bottle from a Texas company has enough laundry detergent for two loads and is made from a list of easy to understand ingredients including soda ash and Borax. The lemon and orange citrus essential oil scent was to die for, although it didn’t linger on my clothes after they were fully washed and dried. Overall though, this was very effective and seemed to work every bit as well as our usual blue stuff from Aldi. Loved trying this, and we have a coupon for a free bonus gift from this shop if we decide to order more!
100% Wool Dryer Balls – Retail Value $7.99
Dryer sheets are one of the things I’ve been meaning to green-ify in my laundry routine lately, so I seriously “ooo!”-ed when I pulled these out of the box. Each one is about the size of a tennis ball. In addition to reducing waste, I’ve heard that dryer balls like these are better for your laundry than chemical softeners too.
One of the tips on the back of our intro card was to put a few drops of essential oils on these to help infuse your laundry with a subtle scent. Love it! Now I’m obsessed with the idea of having citrus or lavender scented laundry. 🤗
Puracy Natural Washroom Spray, 4 oz – Retail $9.99
This “proactive odor neutralizer” is a lavender and vanilla scented toilet spray! I was (weirdly?) happy to receive this, as we have a powder room on our first floor that doesn’t have an exhaust fan. I absolutely loathe the smell of air fresheners like Febreeze and Glade products and I feel like they always give me a headache almost immediately. This worked surprisingly well and smelled great too, so I’m hoping I can convince my husband to replace the spray he usually buys with this going forward.
Coconut Karma Portable Coconut Oil, 2.76 oz – Retail Approximately $5 (3-pack available on Amazon for $15.19)
I’ll admit that I am not a huge fan of coconut oil. I cook and bake with it, but I don’t use it for personal care like some people recommend.
I’m really on the fence about this product. The pouch is really WAY more convenient than a jar when it comes to dispensing the oil, but I don’t love the extra waste since these pouches aren’t recyclable. It also seems pricey for coconut oil, since you can buy a much bigger jar of organic stuff for under $6 these days.
EEK! Halloween! by Sandra Boynton – Value $6.24 on Amazon (Suggested Retail $6.95)
Always love getting kids books, and this seasonal board book is perfect for October! We’ve been talking a lot about Halloween lately since this is the first year my 2.5-year-old is really understanding the concept of dressing up. He’s been fascinated with Halloween decorations and not afraid of anything so far, but I can see that this book would be really great for kids who are a little spooked by masks and ghosts and things.
Green Sprouts Sprout Ware Snack Cups – List Price $7.99 (On Amazon for $5.03)
This was one of the two items I selected in my box this month. We have some old plastic snack containers that aren’t sealing well anymore and need to go to the recycle bin, so I thought these would be useful for us for toting dried fruit and crackers while we’re out and about this fall. They are super cute and I love that they are BPA- and PVC-free, and made from plant starch.
Pure Lano Lipgloss in Raspberry Rose – Value $25
This last item is my other customized selection, something I picked just for me. As the weather cools off, I’ve been looking for a darker shade for my lips to try and this raspberry shade of Pure Lano seemed like it might fit the bill. It’s much lighter in person than I thought from the photos online, though, but a very wearable shade for sure.
The primary ingredient in this gloss is lanolin, but it surprisingly doesn’t have an overwhelming lanolin smell (although it’s still definitely there). It was pretty gooey so I did have to blot after applying, but it was very moisturizing and left my lips feeling great all afternoon. Bonus: It comes with a built-in mirror and light for easy application! I’ve been wearing more matte colors lately so my lips are loving this hydrating formula.
My October Ecocentric Mom Mom & Toddler Box (with my customized selections) had an overall value of about $62.25! Ecocentric Mom always has a great value and is full of items that I actually end up using, which I definitely can’t say about every subscription box I’ve tried. I’m always happy with this box and this month is no exception!
I especially love being able to pick a couple of the items myself now. That means I can get things I know I need, or pick up a little treat for myself– and know I’m still going to end up with a great overall value.
Is this box still available if I subscribe today? No. If you sign up now (before Oct 25), your first box will be the November box.
Value Breakdown: For $27.99, here’s roughly how much you’re paying for each item in this box as shown:
- Laundry Soap – $1.35
- Wool Dryer Balls – $3.60
- Washroom Spray – $4.50
- Coconut Oil – $2.25
- Halloween Board Book – $2.80
- Snack Cups – $2.25
- Lip Gloss – $11.25
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