Chicas, I think I’m in love.
Ecocentric Mom is a monthly subscription service that allows mamas to sample healthy, natural, and safe products. If you’ve ever said, “I’m so sick of reading labels! Why can’t companies just not put junk in their products?!” then Ecocentric Mom is for you. Believe me, I still read the labels on each product that arrived in my first box, but I really didn’t need to do so. This is legit, friends.
On top of providing products that are worry-free, the Ecocentric Mom box is STUFFED with samples–full-sized, usable samples. No tiny dot of lotion on a card to be found here. There are a few features of the Ecocentric Mom subscription that I believe set it apart from similar services:
- The brands represented in the box are a mix of companies I’ve heard of (I’m familiar with them and know them to be healthy brands) and brands that are new to me (the point of getting a subscription service, right?). I love that I’m experiencing new products from companies that are trustworthy and that I can find new brands and products to recommend to my readers.
- The box consists of more than just samples. Three gift cards to various companies were included, and these are not the misleading “17% off a $100 purchase” type of “gift cards.” These are same-as-cash gift cards; they more than pay for themselves. Additionally, almost every product sample is accompanied by a coupon code, so that if you choose to buy a full-size version, you can receive a discount.
- Ecocentric Mom includes a card with “expert tips” and recipes, which sounds trivial, but I found to be very informative and useful on top of the fact that it reinforces the “healthy” message. (I can see this subscription being a wonderful gift for a Trying-to-Be-Crunchy friend.) Another card lists each product in the box, what it retails for, how much a full-sized version costs, coupon codes, and where to buy.
I’ll cut to the chase:
a subscription to Ecocentric Mom costs $17/month. I received over $100 worth of merchandise.
This is a subscription service that is totally worth it.
Here is what the March “Mom” box contained:
- Mama Willow Tree Green Tea Herbal Eye Balm ($3.50 for sample size). WHO TOLD THEM that I’m showing signs of aging? Who? I’m excited to apply this eye balm, but even more excited that Mama Willow Tree donates 5% of sales to non-profit. Practice what you preach, y’all. LOVE.
- Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar ($.99/each). Two flavors were included: whole wheat fig and whole wheat raspberry. I’ve had these before, and they are always soft, moist, with just enough sweetness. My son said, “Mmmmmmmmm…” Get them on Amazon for under $7/12 pack.
- **Amazing Grass Kidz Wild Berry ($1.47/packet; sold in a box of 15 or a canister). I am such a huge Amazing Grass fan. I recommend Amazing Grass as a way to get some veggies into picky eaters. My son was really jazzed about the packaging and slurped up this berry flavor.
- **Mineral Hygienics $15 Gift Card. I am in desperate need of some new mineral foundation, so I fully intend on using this gift card for foundation. Or lipstick. Or bronzer. This is dangerous.
- **Heaven’s Alchemy Exquisite Perfumes ($5 for single vial sample; full-sized prices vary). These perfumes are just what the title says–exquisite. No alcohol, no phthalates nor parabens, just concentrated fragrance. A little dab is all I needed to smell amazing, and consequently, feel beautiful. It’s been so long since I’ve worn REAL perfume and I have a feeling this will be a gift request in the future. I can’t stop sniffing St. Petersburg on my wrist.
- Treefort Naturals Hemp Lemongrass Soap ($5.50/bar). This scent is refreshing, the soap is natural, and the packaging is so simple and lovely. And who can’t love a company named Tree Fort?
- Sprout San Francisco $10 Gift Card. Adorable baby gear and trustworthy brands. What more can you ask for from a baby boutique?
- Go Raw Spirulina Energy Bar ($1.19/bar). Go Raw is an allergy-friendly line of foods, all of which are organic, sprouted-seed based.
- Hazel Village Set of 3 Postcards ($3/set of 3). I was confused by this set of postcards until I visited the Hazel Village site: the cute, handmade animals (who are made from organic cotton) featured in scenes on the cards are for sale! It’s hard to call a favorite, but Jeremy Owl comes close. And the tiny dress-up clothes? I die.
- Essence of Vali‘s Sleep ($18 for full-size). I’m really looking forward to using this blend of lavender, marjoram, cedarwood, & ylang ylang to ease me into sleep after working late into the night.
- Snikiddy Eat Your Vegetables Snack Chips ($3.99/4.5 oz bag). These things are addicting! Crispy, tasty, filling…they satisfy like a cracker but taste like a chip. We love Snikiddy chips for road-trips and picnic snacks.
- Waxelene The Petroleum Jelly Alternative ($1.99/sample).Friends, I live in a desert climate. I probably don’t have to tell you how much I adore any product that heals chapped lips, dry elbows, and crispy cuticles.
- **EBOOST ($1.79/packet). This is not your typical vitamin/immunity drink mix. Each packet of EBOOST contains green tea leaf extract, 5-HTP, resveratrol, and vitamins C, D, B6, B12, and your daily supply of folic acid to not only protect your bod but to give you a, well, duh, a BOOST!
- **iTRAIN $50 Gift Card. I’m a stay-at-home mama on a limited budget. I’m most appreciative of this product inclusion more than any of them. iTRAIN has a ton of great workout downloads (hello, “post-natal workout!”), fitness routines, diet suggestions–basically, a one-stop shop for getting in shape. And, oh-my-god-y’all, they have ballet barre workouts, Pilates, and yoga. The world better watch out for my killer abs come summer.
**My favorite products in the box.
Impressed, yet? Sign up for your first Ecocentric Mom (or Mom-to-Be or Baby) box today; I just know you’ll love it. Use code ECOMOM10 for 10% off any subscription.
Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive monthly subscription boxes for review. All opinions, however, are my own. Affiliate links appear in this post. The few dollars I may make from your purchase help to fund this blog. Thank you!