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Ecocentric Mom Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2019

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 an 18-month-old boy, $38.99 a month.

About Ecocentric Mom

The Subscription Box: Ecocentric Mom

The Cost: $38.99 a month + free shipping in the continental U.S.

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your subscription!

The Products: Green, organic, and otherwise eco-friendly and eco-conscious beauty, health, house, and baby products.

Ships to: The U.S. for free & Canada for $7.00

Good to Know: The cost of this box recently increased by $6.00/month!

Ecocentric Mom October 2019 Review

Normally we receive a little card that includes a link to this page where we can filter by age to see the products from our box, but they may have stopped sending these since we didn’t receive one last month either. They have also switched up our packaging to a plain box with a new sticker on it.


Mai Couture Highlighter Paper in Crystal Cove – Retail Value $12.00

Our first item is something I have been eager to try since they are so unique. These makeup papers are recyclable, biodegradable, and free of talc and parabens. They are not meant to replace your regular makeup, but instead to keep in your bag for touch-ups on the go. Since they are made of paper, they can also reduce shine by removing excess oils from your skin.

These are a bit odd to apply, but easy enough. You just rub this wherever you’d like to highlight. It was a little difficult to get this swatch, but I had better luck using it on my cheeks.

Here you can see how well it works. I feel like maybe I could have gotten another use out of it but the paper was wrinkled up a bit, so I ended up tossing it since they recommend doing so for sanitary reasons.


Mai Couture Passport Holder – Retail Value $18.00

This next item is one that I have already received (in gold) from another box I review and it comes from the same company as our highlighter papers. While I think it’s a beautiful, quality passport holder and I love that our makeup papers fit neatly inside, it doesn’t really feel like a great fit for this box to me for some reason. Their new label on the box made it a point to highlight the fact that they are including “organic, eco-friendly, natural, unique, cruelty-free, or handmade items,” and this doesn’t really fall into any of those categories for me nor does it really scream “mom” to me. But maybe that’s just me? At least it’s a cute way to store our makeup papers!


Ostraw Reusable Metal Rainbow Straws – Estimated Value $4.99 (based on a similar product found here)

These reusable stainless steel straws came in their own pouch along with a cleaning brush. I love the rainbow of colors and the fact that we received two straight and two curved straws. They do have a brand name listed on them, Ostraw, but I could not locate these anywhere online, although I did find a similar set here. We use reusable straws in our home a lot, so while these aren’t the most exciting item to me, they are definitely practical!


Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton – Retail Value $5.99 (found here for $4.49)

This is one of our favorite Halloween books that we read every year and while I love it, it was kind of a disappointment, not only because we already have it, but because this is a repeat from last year’s October box for us. I am happy to pass this along to a friend and in general, a repeat or two in a subscription box doesn’t usually bother me, but this is something we don’t really need two of.


Herbaland Protein Gummies in Chocolate Brownie, 30 g – $1.90 (2.50 CAD)

I was really excited at the prospect of these gummies since they are a good way to provide a “treat” with a lot of protein. Each pouch is a serving and it was a pretty generous portion that contains 16 g of fiber, 6 g of protein and no sugar. It is made from natural ingredients that are vegan and free of soy, gluten, dairy, and nuts. Unfortunately, and there is no way to sugarcoat this, they were pretty disgusting! The kids took one bite and spit them out and I did not enjoy the one that I tried at all. Nice concept, but yuck! I am glad we got to try a pack though because I may have been tempted to buy them had I seen these in the store!

Verdict: This month’s Ecocentric Mom box was just okay for me. I liked the highlighting papers and the passport holder was okay, but the book was a repeat (although, it is a fantastic one!), and while the reusable straws were nice and appropriate for this box, they weren’t especially exciting to me. I think part of my disappointment is because the last two boxes (September and August) have had such a luxurious feel with high-quality products and this month seemed to lack that new feel. As for the value, I am estimating the total to be about $42.88, which is just okay for a $38.99 + free shipping box. While I am only estimating the cost of the straws, I think that $4.99 is fair based on the cost of similar straws I was able to find online. I am really hoping that next month’s box makes up for this one!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. If you sign up now, your first box will most likely be the November box. From Ecocentric Mom:

“Your first box/ shop order will be packed and shipped within 2 business days. It will be sent by USPS Priority Mail and will arrive to US destinations within 1-3 business days of shipment date. You will receive a tracking number when the box is shipped.”

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your subscription!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $38.99 + free shipping which means you are paying about $7.80 for each of the 5 items in this box.

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (9)

  1. Sadly, I loved this box when I first started to subscribe in 2016. They started the “choose what goes in your box” idea a couple years later and everything went down hill. I began to get repeats from this box, Being a subscriber of a few years I can see the repeats every so often, bit they were just 4 months apart.
    In July they switched stuff around and I missed the emails saying I needed to enter payment info, since I was on vacation. So I let the subscription go.
    Anyhow, this box you just got, I have received 3 of the 5 items from them before. I find that so frustrating for a paying subscriber. I feel like their saying “what’s in storage? Let’s get rid of it!”

    I’m glad you do these reviews. I came to see if I had missed anything great since they switched what I thought was ownership (but I could be wrong) Alas,I have missed nothing. Big bummer!

  2. Wow what a sad looking box I pust say. The straws in November! I would like more in Spring and summer item even some use year round. It just looks like leftovers.

  3. Unfortunately, this box has been consistently underwhelming. I don’t feel pampered. 🙁

  4. Eek. This seems like a peaches and petals group of items for double the price

  5. I would be sad if I bought this box. I agree that a passport holder has no place in this box! I can’t even get out of my state let along the country! Should not repeat holiday books. That’s just wrong. Not feeling mom vibes this month.

    • lol- yes! Same to the can’t get out of my state let alone country-although some days I’d go as far to say can’t even get out of my own house! haha

      • So funny and true!!

  6. This just looks like some random mix of things they got cheaply and threw into a box.

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