Ecocentric Mom Review May 2017

Ecocentric Mom is a monthly subscription curated for your stage of motherhood. Choose between the pregnancy, mom & baby and mom subscription box, and switch to the next box when you’re ready. They kindly sent us this box for review.

Last month’s Ecocentric Mom Box was absolutely wonderful. I think it was my favourite box to date. They had a lovely mixture of items, all of which got me really excited. I would LOVE to see more boxes just like the April Box.

May Theme – Sunshine, Blue Skies Mom Box

As May arrives, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of sunnier days. Our May Mom Box collection was chosen to get you ready for a sunnier days ahead, with a full size sunscreen from ZSkin, a versatile skincare powerhouse from Previse and a luxurious coconut oil body lotion for Organic Fiji. Spring is planting season – prep your home and family for the bounty of summer with Basil seeds from SeedsNow. Happy Mother’s Day!

This month we are reviewing the Mom Box (as per usual) and it has a value of more than $60! That is awesome. I don’t always expect my boxes to have a value higher than the cost of the box, but when they do it’s pretty exciting.

Coconut Oil Lotion – Pineapple Coconut Fragrance by Organic Fiji, $10 for 3 oz

Sweet pineapple and exotic coconut collide for the perfect fruit marriage! Moisturize your skin with this creamy coconut oil lotion while you drift away to luscious beach days. Organic Fiji creates luxury, organic coconut oil products for skin, nutrition & whole body wellness. Inspired by the tropics of the Fiji Islands, we bring you artisanal offerings which are Non-GMO, vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, fair trade & made with USDA organic, cold pressed, extra virgin coconut oil.

This smells just like Summer. The coconut/pineapple combo is really fun. This formula is free of all the nasties, which I love to see.

Marine Granules Exfoliator by Previse, $45 for 50ml

Marine Granules debuted in Elle and other top publications. Your skin’s buff companion, Marine Granules contains jojoba botanical extracts blended with fossilized algae to gently exfoliate. Products containing oatmeal, crushed walnut, almond and other nut shells may cause micro-tears, which further break down dry, cracked, irritated skin. These minuscule cuts may lead to a host of other problems. Previse are bio-healthy skincare. They borrow what nature creates and return what they borrow in good faith. Previse encourage healthy ecosystems and thereby healthy ingredients. Their team does not commute to a central office. Regional disbursement allows for multiple benefits like lower carbon footprints with decreased travel. Moreover their employees maintain close community ties to evangelize Previse and influence green behavior.

This is really great! I am testing out another exfoliator right now but it is a little too harsh for my sensitive skin. I was hoping to receive another one to test, and here it is. I love that this one is made with jojoba. I honestly can’t say enough about that particular ingredient. If something is made with jojoba, it’s almost a guarantee that I will love the product.

Organic Sunblock by Z Skin, $19 for 2oz

Z Skin organic sunblock uses a unprecedented formula to help protect you from the suns harmful UV rays, while providing deep hydration, and invigorating your senses with a combination of peppermint and citrus oils. Recognizable from the show Project Runway Fashion Startup, Z Skin has become a staple in the organic cosmetics industry for its unprecedented ability to bring highly effective affordable organic products to the everyday consumer at a price they can afford. Z Skin uses a vast amount of rare and exotic herbs and oils from across the globe, which are found in no other products on the market. Being a trailblazer in the industry, Z Skin was started just under 2 years ago in a students kitchen, and has now gone onto become a globally selling brand, and was most recently named Huffington Posts #1 Beauty Brand of 2016.

This showed up at the perfect time. I am just starting to think about sunblock, now that the weather is warming up, and I refuse to use regular store brand sunscreen. I love that this one is made with peppermint and citrus oils. I also love that the ingredient list is made up of only a handful of items……all of which I can identify.

Mommy Bright Eye Booster by Visha Skin Care, $35 for 0.5 oz

This gentle yet luxurious formula increases hydration and moisture to soothe and protect the fragile eye contour area, providing an energized, more youthful appearance, while dramatically reducing puffiness and visibly minimizing the appearance of under-eye dark circles. Dr. Purvisha Patel, a board-certified dermatologist, created Visha Skin Care, a cost-effective brand of skin care lines used to treat multiple skin issues and suitable for both women and men of all skin types. Mommy Skin Care is formulated for dry and sensitive skin, and is safe for pregnancy and nursing.

Ummmm….this is easily my favourite kind of beauty product to receive in my boxes. I’ve mentioned this before, but the skin around my eyes is my problem area. I am constantly looking for a good eye cream, and LOVE testing out new ones. I like that this one claims to reduce puffiness and the appearance of under-eye circles……sign me up!

Organic Watermelon Sour Twists by YumEarth

Organic Sour Twists put a spin on sour candy. Non-GMO, gluten-free with no dairy and no nuts these watermelon-lemonade bite sized treats are hard to resist! Organic candy company, YumEarth, started as two dads on a mission to bring something sweet and simple into the world. In ten years our little mission has grown bigger than ever including a full line of candies including lollipops, sour beans, fruit snacks and more.

This is just a fun little bonus item. It will be perfect for my purse. An emergency snack when I feel my sugar levels dropping too low……it happens:)

Basil Seed Packet by Seeds Now

Whether you are in a small city apartment or a big house in the suburbs, growing your own kitchen supplies is a fun and healthy activity for your family. This month, our Ecocentric Moms are growing their own basil plant with quality heirloom basil seeds! SeedsNow offers a collection of pure, NON-Genetically Modified, 100% NON-Hybridized, 100% Heirloom/Open-Pollinated, 100% Raw & Un-treated seeds.

Another fun little bonus item. I love basil, I can’t get enough of it. Especially when making homemade pizza. I feel like a trip to the plant store is in order so I can get myself a cute little pot to plant these in.

Ecocentric Mom Review May 2017 – Final Thoughts

It’s kind of funny. When I first opened the May Ecocentric Mom Box I kind of felt underwhelmed. I saw a lot of skincare items, and not enough variety. I thought that I wasn’t going to love the box and was prepared to tell you that last month’s box was way better than this one. But after going through each item separately and doing a little research, I started to love the box. Yes, I always prefer to see variety in my boxes, but at the same time, I love all the skincare items they included this month and am excited to test out all of them. Not to mention the fact that the value of the box is more than $60. I guess what I am trying to say is don’t be too quick to judge your boxes upon first glance. Make sure you take the time to become familiar with the products inside, and then form your opinion. Ecocentric Mom did a great job this month……just in time for Mother’s Day!





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