Ecocentric Mom Box–Review, Sweet Discounts, AND a GIVEAWAY!
Recently I discovered a great new company that is right up my foodie, mama alley: Ecocentric Mom. It’s kind of like a CSA for the ladies. The subscriptions are goodie boxes delivered every other month right to your door. Ecocentric Mom was also able to accommodate my gluten-free lifestyle after I notified them.The cost is unbelievably affordable, something I am truly grateful for as I enter my unpaid medical leave period to stay home and bond with my new son. At just $24 per box, you’ll save time, the cost of gas, and be introduced to great new products!
All of Ecocentric Mom‘s boxes are full of green, eco-friendly products and can be tailored for the needs of every woman: Mom Discovery Box (a box is for any mother, from first time moms to moms with older children), Pregnancy Discovery Box (with products that are safe for you and your baby to use) Pregnancy Box (containing products hand-selected with moms-to-be in mind), and the Ecocentric Discovery Box (designed to provide new types of natural, sustainable, organic, and ethical products for the lifestyle of any woman).
Naturally, I was overjoyed when I was offered the chance to review the Pregnancy box and sample the goodies! I will definitely be putting a subscription my Christmas list! This service is a great way to give a little TLC to the fabulous ladies in your life.
Let’s take a closer look at the November Pregnancy Box:
Little Pim is the award-winning language learning program designed for children ages 0-6. Their Entertainment Immersion Method makes it fun and easy to learn. All throughout my pregnancy, putting headphones on my belly was a fun bonding activity for me. This CD has the extended benefit of being naptime music for my newborn—and language education for my 4-year-old.
This CD retails for $16.99 online
A little something to pamper your changing body—100% Safe, Natural and Organic Pregnancy Skin Care products. The box included samples of a Fruit Facial Cleanser, Bearberry Brightener Moisturizing Cream, Bearberry Brightener Moisturizing Lotion, Belly and Bum Cream, and Beautifying Breast Cream.
5 sample bags, $3
eInvite.com is a leading online retailer of invitations, announcements, gifts and personalized stationery. They offer a wide selection of products, all customizable through their patented online personalization tool. Their line of Baby products includes shower invitations, birth announcements, nursery decor and much more! I can’t wait to use these samples to send out my family’s first holiday cards featuring my new little one.
$8.80 (5 cards at minimum 1.76 each). Personalized holiday cards start as low as $.72 each.
Discount code: HOLIDAYECO20 ( 20% Off Sitewide; Expires 12/31/14)
These all natural, soft, buttery caramels use real butter and sweetened condensed milk to create an indulgent, sweet treat. All candies are certified gluten free, non-GMO, certified kosher and contain no high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients.
My son enjoys many homemade and nutrient-dense treats—but when I found this little bag hidden in the box, I was so excited! He rarely gets to enjoy a “packaged” dessert. Even though I can’t categorize this item as “healthy,” I felt comfortable with the ingredients and this “treat” brightened up my family’s day.
1 package (6 caramels) – $1.49
FLAVRZ – Organic Drink Mixes (My personal favorite!!)
Organic, delicious, and an affordable alternative to the usual artificially flavored, colored and sweetened beverages. Organic, NON-GMO, and Gluten-Free, this company has with Six “Flavrs” available.
It was my intent to use this product during labor (in my first pregnancy, my doula’s homemade electrolyte drink was sufficient, but the flavor was really lacking—this made it harder to stay hydrated during my 48-hour labor!). THIS time, I delivered my son in under 4 hours, so this drink mix was a post-delivery hydration treat—it actually caused a “fight” between my husband and I when he finished off the Tropical Peach flavor!
The sample is full size. Tropical Peach is $6.99/box of 6, $32.99/carton of 36; Sport is $6.99/box of 5, $32.99/case of 30
Discount Code: ecocentric; 15% off
Urban Oreganics handcrafts high quality ‘skin food’ from natural, sustainable, organic, and vegan ingredients in Portland, OR. Their handmade creations are fashioned in small batches and tested on friends + family—never on animals. This all-over makeup remover binds to cosmetics and gently lifts them right off, without harming eyelashes or delicate skin. During pregnancy, my skin was so prone to drying out and I found this remover to be moisturizing and effective.
FULL SIZE–3 oz, $8 (They will soon be switching to a 4 oz bottles with a higher price).
Discount Code: ECOMOM20 (20% off orders over $20; expires Jan. 31, 2015)
During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by nearly 50%! At this stage, iron is an important part of blood-building. They’ve formulated this vegetarian iron supplement not only to be safe for pregnant and nursing mothers, but have it taste good too. Many women end up with pregnancy induced-anemia, and the inclusion of the tasty iron supplement makes keeping iron levels up easier (in pill form, iron can cause nausea in some women—when I sampled this product, I didn’t have any negative experiences).
This 8.5 oz bottle has a retails for $25.99.
Discount Code: Ecocentricmom14 (25% off all Gaia Products; expires: Jan 15, 2015)
To get more information on signing up, or gifting, a subscription, visit Ecocentric Mom‘s website.
FLASH GIVEAWAY! (1) U.S. Winner will win a November Pregnancy Box and get to experience all of the goodies I received!
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