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Ecocentric Mom – Mom Box Review

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I’m so excited to share with you another box from ecocentric Mom! I’ve reviewed a Mom + Baby box before. Now I get to tell you about a Mom box!

Ecocentric Mom does the hard work for you – finding great products that are natural and healthy. You get a box full of fun stuff to try at a fraction of the cost. It can be a one time event, or you can get a new box every other month. I think it’s like having Christmas all year long!

There are many neat products that you may not otherwise hear about. In the two boxes I’ve received I have already found multiple items I will definitely be buying again.

This month I tried a Mom box. It was such a treat to get a box with items just for me (there was even an extra special treat for this dairy free mom…bet you can guess which one). Here are the items I tried.

 Country Choice Organic Oatmeal

Country Choice Organic is a producer of USDA certified organic oatmeal. These single serve oatmeal packets include a multigrain blend of oats, rye, barley and wheat. At only 160-170 calories, each serving is a powerful source of fiber and protein. Maple Spice with Raisin and Cranberry Apple.”

Packaged oatmeal is not something I would normally buy since I like to soak our oats. But it can come in handy when you are traveling or for those days here and there where you just don’t have time to make anything. It came in handy for us recently when all three kids had the flu and I needed an easy breakfast for my husband!

I can’t eat most of the grains in this oatmeal, so I can’t give a personal opinion. But my husband really enjoyed it! Take note that it is not gluten free. It does have rye, barley and wheat.

Goddess Garden

“We created Goddess Garden because our family loves the great outdoors. Unlike traditional chemical sunscreens, Goddess Garden is safe, effective, biodegradable, and free from harmful chemicals.”

This looks like a really great product and a safe alternative to traditional sunscreens. I’ll admit we haven’t actually tried it yet since it’s only 40 degrees here! I don’t put sunscreen on myself or my kids regularly because I think it’s good to soak up some sun. But if I know we are going to be outside in direct sun for a long time (like at the beach or sitting at a parade or a baseball game) then I do. I will definitely be trying this when the time comes.

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Earth’s Enrichment

“This USDA Organic Certified body & skin care company prides itself on being health conscious and environmentally friendly. Each product is 95%+ organic & provides the best skin care that organic products can!”

I got to try Earth’s Enrichment’s Lavender of the valley sugar scrub. I am such a low maintenance person when it comes to personal care. I don’t usually take the time for things like sugar scrubs. But I decided to give this a try. I have only used it on my face so far, but it’s great!! I figured I’d only try it once and forget about it…but I’ve been using it almost every night. It makes my skin feel so fresh, clean and soft.

I also love that I know what every single ingredient in the scrub is. It is so natural you could actually eat it…though I don’t really recommend it. They have a whole line of healthy skin care products. I may have to try more of them.

Pure + Remedy (two products)

“Botanical Firming Eye Cream: This powerful firming eye cream is formulated with dozens of botanical extracts, plant oils, and vitamins to boost collagen production, promote cellular rejuvenation and repair wrinkles. It will leave your eye area soft and hydrated with fine lines and wrinkles minimized.”

“Vitamin C Concentrate Eye Gel: This gentle and lightweight eye gel is a concentrated delivery system for a high form of active, bioavailable Vitamin C to skin around eyes. It instantly cools and soothes the delicate eye area.”

Pure + Remedy has two great eye products. The firming eye cream is great for wrinkles. I think I’ll have to use it a while longer to notice any results. I don’t have much in the way of wrinkles yet. But I think this will still be helpful to keep my skin nice.

The eye gel is cooling under the eyes. It feels like a little pick-me-up for weary mom eyes. I will add this to my nightly routine some days.

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Eco Eggs

Eco eggs are made in the USA from plants, 100% renewable content, and are fully compostable after use. They are made from non-toxic, durable, plant-based plastic and have a secure closure. eco eggs can be stored and reused for many Easters. After use, dispose of eggs in industrial compost.”

 What a fun surprise to see an Easter egg in my box this month! My kids are enjoying playing with it. But how cool that I can compost it when we’re done with it!

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange minis are made with cacao (cocoa beans) from farmer co-operatives in the Dominican Republic and Peru. The sugar and vanilla are also fairly traded and organic. The sugar comes from co-operatives in Paraguay and the vanilla from a co-operative in Madagascar.”

This was my favorite part of the box…dairy free chocolate! Just for me.  I don’t eat much chocolate these days since it can make my little one spit up (though thankfully that’s getting better as she gets older). But this was a real treat. Each mini is the perfect size. Not too much. Just a little taste. Plus they don’t have any junk in them. And no soy! Now I’m tempted to buy a full size bar.

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Bear’s Beauty

“100% Natural Hand-Made Small Batch Vegan Skin Care or the whole family! Essential Oils & Clays are suspended in a base of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to give you a naturally fresh experience without chemicals!”

I got to try the Bear’s Beauty Grapefruit and Lavender deodorant. I have a hard time finding deodorant that actually works. I sweat more than I would like. But this brand works quite well! Plus it smells really good. I’ve been using this almost every day since I got it.

I am interested in trying some of their other products now. Especially the chocolate toothpaste! If you want to try their products you can use the coupon code  ECOMOM2015 for 15% off  your first order over $25. What a great deal.

Eco Trek Whole Foods Bar

“The Whole Food Bars are created from nutrient-dense ingredients, avoiding refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. They contain a wide variety of green foods, and happen to be vegan & dairy-free too!”

I have mixed feelings about this bar. I like that it has so much nutrition packed into one little bar. It has 100% RDA of so many vitamins and minerals. It also tastes really good (I could only try a little since I don’t tolerate nuts well and it is made with peanuts). I had to stop myself from eating more than a couple small bites. My husband and my daughter tried it too and agreed that it tasted great.

On the other hand I am not a fan of some of the ingredients like soy protein, Fruitrim (not totally sure what that is), Fructooligosaccharides, Agave Syrup, Resveratrol, Soy Protein Crisps and Natural Flavors.  So this is not a product I would buy because of the ingredients.  I’d rather make my own bar.

Brigit True Organics

Brigit True Organics is a woman-owned, organic skin care company that offers hypoallergenic body care for super-sensitive skin. Their whole line is gluten-free, soy-free and doesn’t contain any nut oils.
Their Peppermint Lip Balm is crafted with soothing healing herbs to bring immediate comfort and long-lasting protection to sensitive, dry, or chapped lips.”

I love this lip balm!  It came at the perfect time since I’m out of my old chap stick and my lips are dry from the long winter. The peppermint is very refreshing too. Best of all this balm is made with quality ingredients.

Overall this was a pretty cool box. As a mom of three little ones I don’t take much time for myself or get very many things that are just for me. So this was a real treat.  It would be fun to get one of these on a regular basis! If you haven’t checked out ecocentric mom you really should.

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