Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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.
I don’t know if you can tell from the photo, but this month’s box was tiny– about half the size of boxes we’ve gotten in the past! It was also packed to the brim with product as a result. I’m totally happy to have a physically smaller box if it means less cardboard and other waste, so I’m totally on board.
Since all subscribers can get variations for this subscription, they ask you to visit this page and filter by age to see the products that you could have received. Again, I love that this creates less trash.
(You can also 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!)
Silicone Sippy Lid Set – Retail Value $9.99
I’ve seen these on websites before but never in person; this is a set of two stretchy silicone sleeves that you can use to turn any cup into a sippy cup for your child! The set includes two types of lids:
The first is a simple straw lid, with an “x” for you to insert the straw.
The second is a more traditional “sippy” cup type spout.
Both easily stretch to fit over most glasses:
Or LaCroix, our favorite beverage model around here. 😉
These are pretty cool little gadgets with the added bonus that my son thinks they’re cool, too. I like that they pack down small so they’d be easy to pack into an on-the-go bag for use at restaurants or when visiting friends.
Sitti Loofah Olive Oil Soap – Retail Value $6
I love getting fancy little soaps, and this one is no exception. There’s nothing better to me than turning my morning shower into 10 minutes of spa-time.
This soap has a subtle, natural swirly pattern and a very neutral aroma.
With only four ingredients and from a company dedicated to bringing fair wages to refugees, what’s not to love?
I used this as a regular old body wash in my morning shower, and it felt amazing– my skin feels seriously hydrated. I’m sensitive to fragrance, too, so I love that this is free of anything beyond the basics. It may be a simple bar of soap, but it seriously felt like a luxury to me!
32 Ways To Dress A Dog – Retail Value $6.99
I have been saving this for a rainy day, which is when my son and I try to do more creative activities inside. (He’s 3 and likes to draw and color sometimes, but it’s not one of his favorite activities or one he asks to do often.)
However, his favorite stuffed animal is a dog, and he loves canines in all shapes and sizes. So I think he’s going to be really excited when we open this up and start drawing fun outfits for all of these pups! He’s definitely at an age where he loves to come up with new ideas and imagine lots of new things, so I think this will be really fun for us.
This is a smaller Moleskine-type notebook that would be perfect for keeping kids busy while traveling, too. Each page has the basics of a dog and invites you to dress them up, with some examples on the back:
Seriously, this thing is adorable and I’m loving the other versions available from Wee Gallery.
Derma-E Advanced Peptides & Collagen Serum, 0.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.50 (2 oz Retail Value $9.99)
I’ve been living in a pregnancy-related skin nightmare lately. With my first kid, I totally had that pregnancy glow… with this one, I seem to have pregnancy acne instead. New moisturizing serum to try? Sign me up!
And honestly, I was kind of happy to see that this one is actually affordable since I feel like serums can be way overpriced. I’ve only used this for a day so far, and I’m not sure if it’s helping the troublesome spot on my cheeks, but the rest of my skin feels nice and hydrated and I love how soothing this feels when applied.
Marama Naturals Lavender Shortbread Cookie Scrub, 3.4 oz – Retail Price $14.99
While I’m not really a fan of lavender cookies, I do love lavender as a natural fragrance and find it to be calming. This sugar scrub is heavenly!
Once again, I’ll take anything that helps my morning shower feel a little more special. This scrub was a nice dry texture out of the jar (way preferred by me since that makes it easier to apply in my opinion). I’ve had some chronic dry spots on my knees and the combination of sugar and shea butter in this seemed to help immediately; I’m really loving this.
It also didn’t make my tub as slippery as I feel like other sugar scrubs have, although maybe that’s because I was able to use less since the texture was more dry? Either way – I really needed this pick-me-up and am really enjoying it so far.
You Love Veggies Fruit & Veggie Leather – Retail Value $1.50
Wasn’t super sure about this snack at first, but my son loves any kind of “fruit snack”, so I shared this with him.
We’re trying to watch our added sugars, so while this does have 7 grams, I’m happy that it’s all from fruit!
The best part was peeling each dot off the backing, making this more of an activity than just a snack. Again – my son got a real kick out of this.
As far as fruit leathers go, I thought this was pretty good! They’re not a common snack for us but I’d look out for this brand again in the future.
Verdict: My August Ecocentric Mom Box had an overall value of $41.97 and I’m pleased as punch with every item included. As usual, this box is a nice mix of little treats for mom, useful items for general life with kids, and fun stuff, too. This was a really nice treat for me and I’m so happy that I’ll use everything.
I mentioned this at the front of the review too, but I’m happy to see the smaller packaging with less waste this month too– that’s super important to me and I feel like it’s meaningful when this subscription does focus on healthier and more eco-friendly alternatives for the whole family.
To Wrap Up:
Is this box still available if I subscribe today? No. If you sign up now, your first box will be the September box.
Value Breakdown: At $32.99 plus free shipping for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Silicone Sippy Cup Lids – $7.85
- Olive Oil Soap – $4.72
- Activity Book – $5.49
- Serum – $1.97
- Sugar Scrub – $11.78
- Snack – $1.18
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