This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to try out a product and take you along for the ride.
I go back and forth when it comes to subscription boxes. Part of me loves the surprises, and part of me questions if they're a good value.
So when I got a discount to Ecocentric Mom through the Ultimate Holiday Bundle Gift Card sale last month I was eager to check it out.
If you aren't familiar with Ecocentric Mom they are a monthly subscription services geared toward moms (hence the name) and babies. Each month they send a bundle of nontoxic, eco friendly and healthy products.
For $24.99 a month you can pick between a number of "styles" of boxes, there's a Mom-to-Be box for expectant mothers, a Mom and Baby box and a box just for Moms.
Their website says each box contains 5-9 items, usually organic and several of them are full sized and the box is guaranteed to be a $40+ value.
Here's what came in mine.
This is coconut oil in a tube. And this was the product that made me say hmmm.... I mean for real. This left me with way more questions than answers. Like, how do you get it out of the tube? Because I don't know if you know this but coconut oil is a solid when kept under 76 degrees. And it's winter so there's that...
Also in the summer, how is this not going to leak? Liquid oil in a tube? In a diaper bag? In South Alabama? Again hmmm....
Also, the Kala oil retails for $20 for a six ounce tub. You didn't misread that. It's $20 for a tube of coconut oil.
It is organic, raw and unrefined.
I am not trying to pick on this company, I'm really not. But I can get a 14 ounce jar of Dr. Bronner's organic coconut oil from Grove.co for just $11.99. It seems a little wacky to pay more than that for the same thing??
Now, I can't drink this tea until baby is born, but I am eager to try it out because I LOVE Chai!
This is what the Mrs. Patel's website has to say: "Milk Water Tea is the strongest lactation agent we offer, and it’s also an incredible postpartum detoxifier.
Our teas will cleanse out your system after delivery while boosting your milk supply. Each batch is mixed by hand and, unlike most tea bags which hold only tea dust, our loose tea features whole leaves and the highest quality ingredients. "
It retails for about $12, which is pretty reasonable for a lactation tea.
I got two samples from orange house, one for laundry detergent and one for dish soap. I haven't tried these yet, because I am still very sensitive to smells in laundry detergent. I will probably put them in the donation box, they're pretty large samples so someone could benefit from them.
I tried this one last night and I actually really liked it. It left my skin feeling very smooth and soft. This face scrub says it " Dead Sea Salt and Volcanic Sand (rich in Silica) to buff away dull surface cells, help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, and absorb excess skin oils."
It retails for $32 for two ounces. So I am guessing Dead Sea Salt is pretty magical. I don't know... seems like a lot of money to exfoliate your face... stay tuned.
I love this stuff. I tried it and I am HOOKED. It retails for $3, which is totally reasonable for lip balm. It contains Shay Butter, Vitamin E and I love the peppermint tingle. My lips are always dry so I dug right into this one and love it.
So here are my final thoughts on Ecocentric Mom.
I think for all of the items I received, both in quality and quantity, I did get more than $25 worth of products.
- I like that each product came with a coupon code to share or if I wanted to order more and I liked that I was introduced to some great brands I wasn't familiar with.
- I also found that they had great customer service, when I wanted to skip my next box Ecocentric Mom was very easy to contact and work with.
- I noticed that, Ecocentric mom is offering $10 off your first box. If you're interested in signing up!
- I think many of the products are over-priced to begin with. I did research each one to see if the brand website matched the priced given to me in the box.
- Also, it felt like it took a long time to get my box after ordering. That might have just been when my purchase fell.
I also had a really cute helper to help me snap photos. Sweet faced boy!
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