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 review is of the Ecocentric Mom Box with preferences set for a 2-year-old boy, $36.99 a month.
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.)
About Ecocentric Mom
The Subscription Box: Ecocentric Mom
The Cost: $36.99 a month + free shipping in the continental U.S.
ACTIVE DEAL: 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
Ecocentric Mom March 2020 Review
This first item was one I knew the kiddos were going to love! We have a few of these Oogi toys and we play with them a lot. They make great car toys because they stick to windows and other smooth surfaces since they have suction cups at either end. This one is especially cute since it is in the shape of an elephant trunk and can be attached to toys and other objects to make them look like they have a trunk. This is made from stretchy silicone that is latex-, BPA-, and phthalate-free.
This little thing really does stick to everything!
Books seem to be in each of our boxes lately which is a nice feature. This book stars a grumpy panda and I was immediately drawn to the bright colors of the illustrations! After being stuck inside for so long, we are all feeling the grumps lately so we could relate to this little panda who got up on the wrong side of the bed and didn't seem to have anything go right. As he went throughout his day things seemed to only get worse until he ends up taking it out on his friends. This was a cute story and a good one to use to talk about tempers and how you can express your feelings in a calm manner!
Hyland's 4 Kids Oral Pain Relief Tablets, 125 count – Retail Value $7.99
This next item is one that could be incredibly useful. These natural tablets can help soothe discomfort from toothaches or sensitive gums or teeth. I am familiar with this brand and love the idea of homeopathic relief. This seems like a nice size bottle with 125 tablets inside. So far I have been really lucky in the teething department and oral hygiene department and my kids have never had any pain or irritation to relieve, but these will be nice to have on hand in case something does occur!
Bebe Beurre Shea Butter Baby Cream in Chamomile, 6 oz - Retail Value $24.00
This baby cream is a nice size tub and it contains chamomile, shea butter, apricot, jojoba, and calendula oil along with rice powder and grapefruit seed extract. While I love the generous size and the idea of this one, I did not enjoy the smell at all. It did look a little funky in the jar and since I was put off by the scent, we reached out to Ecocentric Mom and they sent a replacement in case it had gone bad, but the smell was the same. It's hard to discern whether it's just not a scent for me, or if maybe the oils in the cream had gone bad since I haven't ever tried this product before. I did have family try it out and no one was a fan of the scent. Ecocentric Mom says that if this were to happen to a customer (as in they just didn't like the scent), "we’d offer a 30% off coupon to any product on our website, from subscription boxes, trimester boxes, or single purchase items in the shop." Great to know!
Starwest Organic Lavender Dryer Bags, 4 packs - Retail Value $6.25
I have switched over to wool dryer balls and sometimes use essential oils to try and get our laundry smelling fresh, but the scent usually only lasts through a few dryer cycles. I love lavender and these little pouches can last through 10 loads which is awesome! I had some blankets in the dryer and tossed one of these in and was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked! I love that there are 4 pouches in here and they say you can even sprinkle it on your carpet and vacuum it up just before you toss it to add some freshness there as well.
Caribbrew Mango Mandarin Haitian Coffee Face and Lip Scrub, 4 oz. - Retail Value $15.00
This face scrub is from a brand we've seen before in this box, which specializes in coffee products. This sugar scrub contains green arabica coffee, shea butter, and coconut oil. The scent is a bright, fresh mango with just a hint of orange and the scrub itself felt coarse at first, but when I used it on my face in the shower, I was pleased with how it dissolved and wasn't too abrasive. It left my skin feeling slightly oily which I was worried about at first, but it did seem to soak into my skin and I do think my complexion looked a bit brighter afterward! I also liked that I could multi-task and use this as a lip scrub, too!
Verdict: I really liked the items I received from Ecocentric Mom this month! The Oogi-fant is so cute and something that I know we will play with for a long time, the lavender sachets are so useful and much appreciated, and I'm loving the way my skin looks after using that scrub! The oral pain tablets may prove useful in the future and the book was pretty cute! The only real miss was the baby cream, but overall, this was a great box. The total retail value of this box is $71.22 which is pretty great for a$36.99 (plus free shipping) box. Even if I subtract the cost of the cream, it's still a good value!
To Wrap Up:
"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."
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $5 off your subscription!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $36.99 + free shipping so here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Oogi-fant: $5.19
- Book: $4.15
- Oral Tablets: $4.15
- Baby Cream: $12.47
- Lavender Sachets: $3.25
- Face Scrub: $7.78
Alternatively, you are paying about $6.17 for each of the 6 items in this box.
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