Ecocentric Mom Review + 30% Off Coupon – July 2018
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. And, they customize each box based on your child’s age or your due date!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Ecocentric Mom Box with preferences set for a 3-year-old boy, $32.99 a month.
About Ecocentric Mom
The Subscription Box: Ecocentric Mom
The Cost: $32.99 a month + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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: If you like the contents of this box, but don’t have kids or need kid products, Ecocentric Mom also offer a mom-only box for $27.99!
Our Unboxing & Review
Ecocentric Mom customizes some of the products they send to you based on your due date or child’s birthday. With a focus on eco-friendly or green products, they’ll send you items from a variety of different categories: usually, we see some wellness products, healthy snacks, eco-friendly alternatives to products you may already use, and kids toys/accessories from green brands.
This month, they’ve switched away from adding tiny cards for each item and instruct you to go to this page for more info. I love that this creates less trash! Plus, I wasn’t getting cards for all of the items in my box anyway, so this feels like an improvement.
The July 2017 Unboxing page also lets you see what other subscribers are getting for other age ranges– so if you’ve got a younger child than me, or if you’re interested in the pregnancy box, you can get an idea of what other types of items could have been in your box!
Masker Aide Beauty Rest’ore Mask – Retail Value $5.37 (based on current exchange rates. $7 CAD)
It’s actually been a good while since I’ve done a sheet mask! And now that I’m in my third trimester and chasing around a three-year-old, I need all the self-care time I can get.
I feel like I’ve seen this brand at Target in the past, but I don’t think I’ve ever picked this one up. The actual mask was cut a little oddly in that I felt like the eye holes were too small, so I had a hard time relaxing while I waited for this to do its thing.
In the end, though, I thought this was pleasantly moisturizing, with plenty of delivery of the actual product. I felt cool and refreshed before heading off to bed.
I’ve been really enjoying body oils this summer, and this one is no exception.
This has a pleasantly warm scent and absorbs readily. Meant as an after-sun treatment, I’ve been using it on hands and belly after showering, and I’m loving every minute of it. It’s been a nice change of pace from the floral oils that are part of my regular routine and definitely leaves my skin with a nice glow. Made in the US, too, which I always love to see for natural beauty brands.
Alright, I was totally going to keep this for baby #2, but I’ve been getting kind of annoyed at the soap scum that our Dr. Bronner’s Baby Wash has been leaving in the tub. And I’m so glad I used this on my son because it smells SO GOOD.
Seriously. All children should smell like lavender, it really works wonders to help ME calm down when he’s having a tantrum. 😉
This soap lathers well and smells amazing, and I appreciate that it’s a clear formula that is free of unnecessary dyes. You can also use it as a bubble bath!
Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn, 1 oz – Estimated Value $1.50? (Buy a 7 oz. bag for $4.49)
It occurred to me when I saw this that my son has maybe never had popcorn before, so I saved this to share with him.
Typical of all three-year-olds: he hated it and refused to put it in his mouth, then a few minutes later returned to the bowl and just started eating handfuls of it.
For my part, I also don’t eat a lot of popcorn, but I definitely thought this was some of the tastiest bagged kettled corn I’ve ever had. It was very crunchy and just the right blend of sweet and salt. And of course, it has no more ingredients than it really needs!
(This is one of those items where the value seems to vary widely from one retailer to the next.)
I was so excited to see these because the Sprout Ware Snack Cups we received from this subscription are some of our favorites! This material is great and I love that it’s plant-based and free of PVC and BPAs.
I noticed a negative review that says they are not dishwasher safe, but we’ve always put our Sprout Ware products in the dishwasher and I’ve personally never had an issue.
As it turns out, we haven’t really used these much because they’re pretty small– like a teacup saucer. We’re in the middle of a growth spurt right now, so my son is eating larger meals than usual, and these just seem so tiny for his current appetite.
That said, I think they’ll be perfect for when our second child arrives and eventually starts exploring the wide world of solid food, so we are hanging onto these for now.
Blu Bag Reusable Shopping Tote – Retail Value $9.95
I’m still totally not over the “cactus trend” and I LOVE this bag! Looks like subscribers could have received one of four variations, so I’m so thrilled to have gotten this one. It’s perfect.
Reusable shoppers are something everyone should own. My biggest pet peeve in life is when I’m not paying attention and the cashier puts every single item into its own separate plastic bag. 😭 So much waste! It’s so easy to bring your own bags to the store, and some places give you a small discount, too.
This bag is a little smaller than my favorite brand, Baggu, but it still comfortably holds quite a bit. In addition to the zipper pouch (which you can stuff the bag into), you can also roll the bag up and use that blue elastic loop to hold it in place!
The elastic loop is also a convenient place to hook your zipper pouch, so you have a little pocket for your keys and wallet.
I also love that this brand supports other causes with their charitable giving program.
Verdict: My July Ecocentric Mom Box had an overall value of $48.80 and was another home run for me in terms of what we received! Everything will be useful in our home and I love the quality and variety of the products, and of course the fact that they are all more eco-friendly and healthier alternatives to products we may already use.
To Wrap Up:
Is this box still available if I subscribe today? No. If you sign up now, your first box will be the August box.
Value Breakdown: At $32.99 plus free shipping for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Sheet Mask – $3.63
- Body Oil – $4.73
- Marama Shampoo & Body Wash – $10.14
- Popcorn – $1.01
- Sprout Ware Plates – $6.75
- Reusable Shopping Tote – $6.73
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