It’s time for the ecocentric mom august mom box review! This month featured fun products for mom like bright blue nail polish and tasty popcorn – my two favorites!
I am working with ecocentric mom to blog about this mom box. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
As summer ends and the kids go back to school mom deserves a little treat, right? You’ve been busy all summer taking kids to the park, hosting playdates and doing some teaching so children don’t forget everything! An ecocentric mom box is just what you need to pamper yourself.
Here is how it works. 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.
This month’s box has some great goodies. Here is my august mom box review so you can see what products are available.
Square Hue Nail Polish
“Square Hue is a nail polish subscription box delivering full sized, limited edition colors monthly. Receive either 2 or 3 polishes per month. The collections are uniquely themed, 5-Free, vegan-friendly & cruelty-free. A portion of each subscription is donated to organizations helping others. Get luxurious nail polish and partner with us to change the world.”
I am not one to buy nail polish…ever. Because I never paint my nails. Especially since I have to do mouth exercises on my little one. I don’t want nail polish in her mouth!
But when I got this super fun blue nail polish I had to try it right away. My daughter and I both painted our toe nails.
It went on very easily!! Just one coat stayed on for quite a while. In fact, I’m still wearing it.
The fun thing about Square Hue is that, just like ecocentric mom, they send you a box with fun new colors every month! You can change up your nail color year round.
What’s better is that they use some of the profit to help others. It’s a win for everyone.
Product Pricing: 2 polishes ($10.99/month +$5 s&h) OR 3 polishes ($14.99/month +$5 s&h)
Coupon: 50% off 1st Collection Set through 9/30/15 – code: ECOCENTRICMOM
Elektra Magnesium Cream
“Elektra Magnesium Cream is a Luxurious Anti-Ageing Cream that is a blend of natural plant butters and oils infused with magnesium to keep your skin supple and hydrated. This moisturizer and supplement combo is great for massage and healthy skin. This cream is available in Zest-Citrus, Herbal or Island Spice scents. It is free of parabens, petrochemical or animal ingredients.”
I did try a small amount of the magnesium cream. It goes on so smoothly and rubs right in. I love that it does not burn your skin like magnesium oil often does.
It also comes in two great scents.
I wish I could have used it more to see the full benefit, but it does contain coconut oil. And since my little one is climbing on me all day long I can’t let her touch it.
But this is for sure a great way to get your daily magnesium since you can absorb it through your skin.
Product Pricing: $18.99 for 100g bottle, 20g included
Ground 2 Table
“Ground 2 Table Spice was conceived as a portal into a true sustainable lifestyle. You are about to experience the beginning of an expanding product line designed to optimize the culinary experience. To start, our organic, blended spices are salt-free, sugar-free, and have no GMOs. Come visit us at G2T.com and help us create the gateway to a healthier world.”
When it comes to spices my kitchen is pretty boring. With lots of allergies and one child with oral SPD I stick to just a few herbs and spices for our cooking.
So it was a fun treat to receive the Ground 2 Table seasoning packets.
The one my family really loved was the cinnamon spice blend. I added it to apple slices.
I also used it to make delicious apple spice ice cream! (Note – the recipe is coming…be on the lookout.)
The other spice blends were a bit too “spicy” for my daughter. But my husband really loved them. The all purpose seasoning worked well in our chili.
The only thing I didn’t like about the spice blends was that all of the ingredients weren’t listed on the packets. They are on the website, though. I couldn’t try them due to allergens.
These come in really handy for quick meal prep. No need to take ten spice jars out of the cupboard! And I love that they are in individual size packets. Just pour one packet on and you’re done.
Product Pricing: $1.99 for 5 to 8 gram packet, 3 included
Branch to Nature THYME Facial Astringent with MSM.
“Branch to Nature promotes gentle & eective care of the body’s largest organ – our skin! Gently cleanses, refreshes and revives the skin. This signature THYME collection is naturally formulated to cleanse all skin types. Feel clean but not dry when washing your face. All products are sulfate free and paraben free.”
I really liked the facial astringent. You can feel it working right away!
I was disappointed to see polysorbate 20 on the ingredient list. That is another coconut derived ingredient. So it’s not something I can use regularly right now.
Product Pricing: $15.50 for 3.5 fl oz, travel size included, $14.95 for 4 piece THYME Collection Sample Kit
“Vance Family Soy Candles began with the mission to provide the perfect, sustainable candle. The wicks are low-smoke cotton, and the containers are made in the USA with recycled glass. They use pure essential oils and organic flavor oils to create amazing hand crafted candles. Their aromatic boutique tumbler candle makes a lovely bath or dinner candle.”
The Vance soy candle has a mild, pleasant smell. And the glass container is very cute.
I did not, however, burn the candle. We generally try to avoid soy. So I didn’t feel right about burning a soy candle.
Product Pricing: $18.99 for 8oz candle included
Earthwise Beauty Tangerine Skies Facial Oil
“Earthwise Beauty hand makes incredibly effective organic skin care products that feel like food for your skin. This relies on a wonderful synergy of a trio of carefully selected oils, along with a few essential oils chosen for their broad-range skin-rejuvenating, firming, brightening, and anti-inflammatory topical effects.”
I do my best to try all of the products I receive at least a little. But since there is so much coconut and palm in this facial oil I couldn’t use it (due to my nursing daughter’s allergies). Even without trying it I love that it has safe ingredients. And I bet the orange feels great on your face!
Product Pricing: $38 for 1 fl oz, 0.2 fl oz included
Use code ecomom715 for 20% OFF through 10/30/15
Boom Chicka a Pop
“Snacking is the best part about life. It should be both DELICIOUS and carefree. That’s why Angie’s set out to make a light, tasty treat that satisfies without triggering post-snack guilt. ALWAYS SIMPLE, ALWAYS REAL, free of gluten and preservatives. And because it’s made by Angie’s, it’s a SUPERSTAR combo of salty and sweet.”
We have been buying Boom Chick a Pop products for a few years now. But I don’t think we’ve had the salty sweet flavor. If I can find a product that does not contain refined sweeteners, artificial flavors or even natural flavors I get pretty excited.
I was particularly excited to try this salty sweet popcorn because I have had a corn intolerance for a few years. But lately I seem to do ok with some. So I got to try popcorn!!!
Let me tell you, it was so delicious! I am a huge fan of salty sweet combinations (like my salted dark chocolate ice cream or my kettle corn granola). I also love crunchy snacks. So this was the perfect treat. I was kind of sad I only had a small bag. If my local store carries this flavor I may be in trouble.
And for what it’s worth I did share my little bag with my daughter. She really loved it too!
Available in 1 and 6 oz bags at a retailer near you
“Take charge of your health on your own time. Pilates Anytime offers unlimited access to an extensive pilates video library of over 1,800 classes, tutorials, and discussions. Watch the HD quality videos anytime on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or TV. Join this wonderful community of people giving themselves the gift of health, one breath at a time.”
I tried pilates once about fifteen years ago. I’ve done some yoga since then, but never pilates. So I was very excited to get to try Pilates Anytime for free!
There are so many videos!! It was almost overwhelming…but still great to have so many options. I love that there is something for everyone, from the basics to challenges for advanced students.
I don’t often take time to do relaxing, restorative exercise like pilates. But now I will for sure! I’m excited to try more videos. Don’t forget to try your free 30 days!!
Product Pricing: $18/month for Unlimited Access pilatesanytime.com
Free 30 day trial with code ECOCENTRIC
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