If you like surprises as much as I do, then the Ecocentric Mom Discovery Box is just for you! Every month feels like your birthday when a box packed with natural goodies shows up at your door. It’s such a fun and smart way to discover non-toxic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free products from ethical, sustainable and honest companies. Choose between boxes for Mom, Mom-to-Be, or Baby. This month did not disappointment with all the cool goodies we received. Here is just a sampling of what you’re missing if you’re not already signed-up:
Nature’s Gate Rice Bran Facial Moisturizer I received a full-sized moisturizer that is free of harmful toxins such as parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances, PEG, mineral oil, petroleum. Instead, natural ingredients are used such as oat kernel extract which helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, natural peptides from Maca to promote a radiant and even looking skin tone, and rice bran which is a rich source of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It also contains an exclusive blend of white tea, olive, aloe, argan, flaxseed, blackberry and acerola which are packed with nutrients and antioxidants to promote softer, smoother, more youthful looking skin. This is also a PETA Beauty Without Bunnies cruelty-free product meaning it was produced without testing on animals.
Linwoods Super Food Blends These Super Foods blends of organic ground flaxseeds, nuts, berries and seeds to help you get essential omega acids, vitamins and minerals. They are easy to incorporate into your diet by adding to oatmeal, hot and cold cereals, soups, salads, stews, curries, cakes and biscuits etc. Recipe suggestions are available on the Linwoods website. I received four different varieties and am sprinkled some of the milled organic flaxseed onto some oatmeal I made this morning. I added in some apples and raisins and my toddler gobbled it up!
WEXY Biodegradable Snack Bags Inspired by kids and created by moms, these eco-friendly snack bags are BPA Free, biodegradable, disposable, recyclable, reusable and are packaged using 100% recycled material.
Fyrefly Organic Teas Certified organic and naturally caffeine-free, these herbal teas are created by a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, who has over 15 years of experience working with herbs and are placed in 100% biodegradable and compostable packaging. I received eight cups worth of the Serenity Tea, a soothing and mild blend of Lemonbalm, Milky Oat Tops and Lavender that can be used to improve sleep quality, calm the nerves and gently support adrenal function when feeling stressed. As a birth doula and lactation professional, I love that they offer several blends specifically for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
7th Heaven 100% Natural Face Masks These cruelty-free masks are packed with organic, vegan ingredients sourced from all over the world. I received the Moroccan Clay mask which is packed with Rhassoul Clay which is a rich source of minerals and is highly detoxifying and nourishing. Studies show that it reduces dryness, improves skin clarity and elasticity and has extractive abilities that remove impurities and unblock pores, even stubborn blackheads. Other ingredients include crushed apricot seeds and argan shells to gently buff away dead cells.
Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil As one of the first Fair Trade coconut oil food products on the market, Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut OIl is 100% organic, vegetarian and free of trans fats. Extra virgin coconut oil is comprised of medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, that you could say are the most recognized ingredients of plant-based saturated fats. The most recognizable of all the MCTs is lauric acid. Besides extra virgin coconut oil, lauric acid is found in breast milk. Rich in antioxidants, lauric acid and other MCTs, may help the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, eliminate harmful bacteria, and fight the signs of aging. Their site has a wealth of information about the benefits of cooking with coconut oil, recipes, etc. Added bonus, they incorporate eco-friendly practices to protect and preserve the planet’s natural resources. I received two packets, one of which I’ve already packed in my doula bag for an upcoming birth – coconut oil is also wonderful for massage!
There were several other products included in this month’s box and loads of coupons and gift cards for the above companies as well as from Frego (non-toxic food storage containers) and Bamboo Bailey (online store for eco-friendly, natural and recycled products). The products received were worth well more than $21.
To find out what was in past subscription boxes, check out my other Ecocentric Mom reviews.
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