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I’m always looking for practical ways for my family to reduce waste – especially plastic waste. Looking at the big picture and stepping outside what’s convenient is important when trying to reduce our family’s impact on the environment.

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From Earth911.com:

“Traveling from land to sea in the wind or through waterways, plastic pollution is causing extensive damage to our marine life and giving life to one of the greatest ecological disasters of our times.”

I send my girls to school each day with a homemade lunch. They have reusable lunch bags and reusable containers in multiple sizes. Now, thanks to the amazing folks at StrawSleeves, we have some new additions to the lunchbox.

 StrawSleeves Multi-utensil Pack

This multi-utensil pack is not just handy for tucking in a lunchbox, it can be popped into your purse or tucked in the car for road trips. Bottom line, it’s a convenient way to carry reusable utensils so you don’t have to accept disposable plastic ones.

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StrawSleeves Straw Sleeve

This handy reusable straw holder is made from reclaimed denim. Pictured below with a bamboo and a reed straw from StrawSleeves.

StrawSleeves with lunchbox

From StrawSleeves:

“Bring your own reusable straw in this Cloth Sleeve made to hold and carry almost any design of reusable straws in 8 to 9 inch length. This light denim straw sleeve is made of reclaimed denim in a cotton blend. The design is self lined and triple stitched to ensure durability and stand up to frequent washings. It is machine washable and can also be hand washed. The invisible ‘inner cuff’ holds the straw securely and requires no fasteners. You can easily access and replace your straw in the pocket with each use allowing you to refuse disposable options when offered a single use plastic straw.”

The StrawSleeves site also carries reusable straws, straw cleaning brushes and stainless steel spoon straws. To find out more and purchase your own StrawSleeves products, visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/StrawSleeves/.

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Ecocentric Mom is a proud member of 1% For the Planet (1% FTP) which means they have pledged to give 1% of their sales to environmental related charities. This month’s boxes were full of wonderful products from other 1% FTP partners. As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their amazing monthly subscription boxes for review. Ecocentric Mom Box

This is how it works: 

Ecocentric Mom is a natural/green health/home/beauty product discovery subscription service that gives you three different box options: Mom-to-be, Baby Box, or Mom Box. Boxes ship monthly. Ecocentric Mom works hard to pack the very best of the best in each and every box… and they deliver (pun intended)!

The March Mom Discovery Box is full of products I would never have discovered on my own. The items this month were selected, like I mentioned, to promote some amazing companies that are 1% FTP members. Getting an Ecocentric Mom box each month has been great way for me to learn about healthier products that reduce the amount of toxins in our home.

Here’s a look at the great products I received this month and I’ve also included some discount codes that you can use:

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GoodLight Natural Birthday Candles ($2.99 for a 12-count box) I was so excited to see this product! I am a huge fan of paraffin-free candles but have never found birthday candles. GoodLight Natural Candles has two stated missions: to provide the most affordable paraffin-free candles in the country, and to create a healthier planet by contributing to the sustainable production of palm oil as well as 1% For the Planet organizations that protect rainforests and endangered wildlife. The adorable colored birthday candle assortment is made with 100% palm wax and pure cotton wicks. These would make a cute addition to any birthday gift… maybe tuck a box of these adorable candles with a gift card or check out their website for a number of other products.

Visit https://www.naturalcandles.com/ to find out more about GoodLight Natural Candles and use promo code “EAKDLD” for 25% off all scented candles.

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U Konserve Food Kozy Snack Wrap ($6.49 for 2-pack) U Konserve offers a full line of quality, safe and reusable food-storage solutions designed to reduce the enormous amounts of food packaging garbage that end up in our landfills and our oceans. It’s easy to clean, dries quickly and the smooth surface is ideal for messy foods. This product is a great addition to any family that is packing lunches, going on road trips or having picnics at the park.

For more information about their complete line of reusable food-storage products, visit http://www.kidskonserve.com/ and use promo code “ECOMOM20” for 20% off your order.

Mattole Valley Naturals Vanilla Plant Protein ($3.50 for 30g, $39.95 for 454g) Mattole Valley Naturals is a family conceived, owned and operated business. Their nutritional products are made without unnatural additives, fillers or binders. The Vanilla Plant Protein is an easy and delicious way to add a boost of protein without any bad stuff.

Visit http://mattolevalleynaturals.com/ to find out more about Mattole Valley Naturals and their amazing products use promo code “ecocentricmom25” to get 25% off your order.

Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze ($2.49 per pack) This is a perfect on-the-go gluten-free breakfast or snack. It’s kid approved “yummy” and is a great blend of whole grain rolled oats, flax and fruits. It’s also Non-GMO Project Verified which is something I’m always looking for when I buy food for my family.

To find out more about Munk Pack, visit http://store.munkpack.com/ and use “ECOCENTRIC10” to get 10% off your order.

SIGIL SCENT ‘Balance’ Scent ($4.00 for 1 ml, $90.00 for 50 ml) SIGIL SCENT loads every bottle of their unisex fragrance formulas with pure flower and plant essences and are made without phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance or propylene glycol.

Visit SIGIL SCENT at http://www.sigilscent.com/ to find out more about these products and use promo code “ECOMOM30” to get 30% off. 

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All Good Lemongrass Coconut Oil Skinfood ($14.99 for 7.5 oz glass jar) Born from Elemental Herbs, All Good offers a diverse line of organically grown, plant-based formulas that smell good, feel good, and are practical and useful for everyday needs. From skin repair and lip care to sun protection and fast pain relief, the products’ ingredients stay true to the company’s roots by always putting the planet first. I have extremely dry skin so when I received this I put it all over and saw an immediate difference in my skin. It smells amazing too! I will be purchasing more of this product.

To find out how you can get your own All Good products, visit http://www.elementalherbs.com/ and use promo code “ECOMOM25” for 25% off.

LEAP Organics Orange Blossom Lip Balm ($3.49 for 1 lip balm) LEAP Organics is a sustainable, certified organic soap and skincare company based in Boston. All of the company’s products are cruelty-free and the lip balm smells unbelievably good! Their lip balms are made with organic coconut oil and shea butter. In fact, 100% of their products are certified to USDA organic standards.

To find out more about LEAP Organics, visit http://www.leaporganics.com/ and use promo code “LOVE20” to receive 20% off your order.

1% For the Planet is a global movement of companies donating at least 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations worldwide. To find out more, visit http://onepercentfortheplanet.org/.

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Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive monthly subscription boxes for review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

 

As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their amazing monthly subscription boxes for review.Ecocentric Mom Box

This is how it works: 

Ecocentric Mom is a natural/green health/home/beauty product discovery subscription service that gives you three different box options: Mom-to-be, Baby Box, or Mom Box. Boxes ship monthly. Ecocentric Mom works hard to pack the very best of the best in each and every box… and they deliver (pun intended)!

The January Mom Discovery Box is full of products I would never have discovered on my own. The items this month were selected with the theme of getting a fresh start for the New Year. Getting an Ecocentric Mom box each month has been great way for me to learn about healthier products that reduce the amount of toxins in our home.

Here’s a look at the great products I received this month and I’ve also included some discount codes that you can use:

ACURE Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes ($6.99 for 50 ct.) ACURE was founded on sustainable principles and reasonable pricing to steer people away from toxic chemicals, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice health for beautiful skin and hair. These cleansing towelettes gently remove makeup, dirt, sweat and environmental toxins. They are easy to throw in a bag when you’re on the go and they really work.

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Rustic MAKA’s Calming Fields Pachy Deodorant (travel size $7.95) This deodorant smells like heaven and really works! I am seriously in love. My plan was to let my tween daughter test this product but I couldn’t stop myself from trying it first because it smelled so amazing. Don’t worry, I will be buying one for her because… it really works! I am even going to pick up one for my husband to try, he is very stubborn about his deodorants so I am continuously trying to find something healthier for him that he’ll actually use.  Each Rustic MAKA’s deodorant is carefully formulated with rich, organic plant-based oils and butters, along with pure powders and plant extracts. They DO NOT contain aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrances or propylene-glycol.

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Go find out where you can get your hands on this product, visit http://www.rusticmaka.com/ and use promo code “EcoMom15” for a 15% discount. I’ll see you there!

Simply Earth Natural Air and Fabric Freshener ($6 for 2.5 oz.) This product is literally a life saver. Simply Earth gives 13% of the profits to human trafficking victims. The air and fabric freshener uses a natural odor eliminator that actually traps the odors and essential oils to make your home and clothes smell amazing. I put it to the ultimate test. My oldest daughter’s cheer team put on a cheer fun night for the younger kids. The fun included learning a few cheers, a pizza party and so on. My husband and I volunteered to pick up the 32 pizzas needed for the evening. We got the pizzas, dropped them off and quickly discovered that, although the pizzas had left the car, the strong pizza smell was remaining. Thankfully, I had Simply Earth’s Natural Air and Fabric Freshener and I used it to deodorize the car… and it really worked!

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Check out http://simplyearth.com/ to find out more about this amazing company. When you’re there use promo code “EcoMom” for 10% off your purchase.IMG_0194

 

Tangie Stain Remover Bar ($5.00 for 3 oz.) This natural stain remover is made with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, soap nuts liquid, oxalic acid, sea salt, citric acid, lemon essential oil and love. This product is tough on stains but gentle on the environment. My youngest daughter loves to wear ballet pink but loves to play tag, football, basketball, soccer, etc. at recess. This results in stains every day so this product has been vigorously tested and has passed with flying colors.

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Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/ilovetangie to find out more and check out their other great products. Use “Ecomomships” for free shipping and free Laundry Past (up to 12 loads) with purchase.

Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets ($6.99 for 25 ct.) I already use this product and love it so I gave this sample to a friend for her to try. The whole Ecover product line is amazing and they have fragrance-free products as well. Ecover has been a pioneer in plant-based cleaning products for more than 30 years. 

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To find out more about Ecover and find a store in your area that carries these products, visit http://us.ecover.com/.

ENLIGHTENED Crisps – Roasted Broad Beans ($1.50 for 1 oz.) OH. MY. GOODNESS. These crisps are delicious!! ENLIGHTENED Crisps are lightly roasted in sunflower oil, sprinkled with sea salt and seasoned to perfection. They only have 100 calories per serving, are certified vegan, gluten free, non-GMO Project verified, OU kosher and wheat free. And have I mentioned they are SO yummy?! My eight year old talked me into letting her try some and she loved them too. This would be a perfect snack to have in my bag for all those times when people get a little cranky because they need some protein (7 grams per serving).

IMG_0196If you live in the San Francisco area, you can run out to the store right now and pick up this delicious snack, if not, visit http://www.eatenlightened.com/to purchase the crisps online.

Sweater Stone ($8.99 one stone) I love this product not only because it really does remove the pills from my favorite sweaters but because this product is made utilizing the Seattle areas sheltered workshops. In case you don’t know, sheltered workshops are places that provide opportunities for increased independence and self sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.

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Visit http://www.sweaterstone.com/ to find out where you can purchase your own Sweater Stone and make a difference in the life of someone else (along with extending the life of your favorite sweaters). 

Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive monthly subscription boxes for review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their monthly subscription boxes for review. Ecocentric Mom Box for October 2015

This is how it works: 

Ecocentric Mom is a natural/green health/home/beauty product discovery subscription service that gives you three different box options: Mom-to-be, Baby Box, or Mom Box. Boxes ship monthly. Ecocentric Mom works hard to pack the very best of the best in each and every box… and they deliver (pun intended)!

The October Mom Discovery Box is full of products I would never have discovered on my own. It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.

Here’s a look at the great products I received this month and I’ve included some discount codes that you can use also:

EccoBella Cocoa Soft Eyeliner Pencil (full size $17.95) I love this company’s philosophy – as an “activist” company, they source ingredients from ethical suppliers of organic materials and stay away from ingredients that may cause harm to people or the environment. They speak out on behalf of animals and the environment at every opportunity. Just my kind of company AND they have a plethora of amazing products. Check them all out at http://www.eccobella.com/

Silk Therapeutics Silk Therapeutics Nourishing Moisturizer / Silk Therapeutics Intensive C Serum (moisturizer $45, serum $60) Silk Therapeutics is dedicated to providing skincare products that deliver immediate benefits and are free of harsh preservatives and harmful chemicals. The Silk products are ideal for all skin types, including those with the most sensitive skin. “Silk protein surrounds, protects and delivers the full benefits of our active ingredients.”

Go to http://silktherapeutics.com/ to take a look at the wonderful Silk products and use promo code “ECOMOM” to save 20% on your order.

Birtsy’s Brainfood Smart Cookies (5 oz. resealable bag $4.99) OH MY GOODNESS! These cookies Bitsy's Brainfood Smart Cookieswere delicious! At Bitsy’s, they’re on a mission to make great food that starts with a simple belief – healthy bodies and healthy minds are connected, and learning to eat smart should be fun. Every day, they work to make mega-delicious, ultra-nutritious foods for your kids and their own, to nurture their bodies, minds and imaginations and to inspire them to learn and grow. Check out their website at http://www.bitsysbrainfood.com/, it’s adorable.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts (8 oz. $8.99) Manitoba Harvest is the largest hemp food manufacturer to sell, make and grow their own line of hemp food (including Hemp Hearts, hemp protein powder and their brand new Hemp Heart Bites). As a B-Corp certified company, they are also passionate about promoting health and wellness and fostering positive change for the community and the environment. I have been using the Hemp Hearts in salads to give my family the healthy Omega 3s and 6s and a ton of protein.

Take a look at their products at http://manitobaharvest.com/ and get 20% off Hemp Hearts with promo code “ecochhh1115.”

Lasting Smiles Organic Lip Balm (.15 oz. $4.99) I am LOVING this product! It smells amazing, it really work and the company is incredible! Lasting Smiles lip balms are organic and Fair Trade Certified (yay!) with pure and moisturizing ingredients sourced from small scale global farming cooperatives. Not only will your Organic Lip Balm keep your lips feeling great but it will help to fund a cleft lip surgery – transforming a child’s life forever! Visit http://lastingsmilescare.com/ to find out more.

Ellovi ButterEllovi Mint Chocolate Butter Minis (3.5 oz. $26) Every Ellovi product is made with six wildly harvested ingredients so pure you can eat them which is good because my 8 year old is in love with this product. She slathers it all over and keeps telling me it smells good enough to eat. Ellovi promises that the butter will soak in deep and keep your skin intensely hydrated and nourished for days. 

Go to http://www.ellovi.com/ to get some of your own and use promo code “Ecocentricmom” for a 15% discount, maybe I’ll see you there.

People Towels Logo a Go Go Towel ($3.99) People Towels are an on-the-go, sustainable alternative to paper towels. It comes with a convenient hangtag so I can clip it to a backpack, picnic basket or purse. AND it’s made of 100% organic Fair Trade Cotton! I will be getting more of these, they are a perfect addition to my girls’ lunch boxes.

Go to http://peopletowels.com/ to see their adorable designs which are printed with earth friendly dyes. Use promo code “ecomom15″for a 10% discount.

Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive monthly subscription boxes for review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

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As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their bimonthly subscription boxes for review. Ecocentric Mom Box for July/August 2014

This is how it works: 

Ecocentric Mom is a natural/green health/home/beauty product discovery subscription service that gives you three different box options: Mom-to-be, Baby Box, or Mom Box. Boxes ship every-other-month (6 times per year). An every-other-month model makes boxes more affordable for all moms. Ecocentric Mom works hard to pack the very best of the best in each and every box… and they deliver (pun intended)!

The November / December Mom Discovery Box is full of products I would never have discovered on my own. It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.

Here’s a look at the great products I received this month and I’ve included some discount codes that you can use also:

Urban Oreganics Makeup Remover (full size 3 oz bottle $8) Urban Oreganics handcrafts the highest quality “skin food” from natural ingredients. This all-over makeup remover binds to consmetics and gently lifts them off. Safe for eyelashes and skin. This product works really well.Urban Oreganics Makeup Remover

Discount: 20% off orders over $20 with code: ECOMOM20, Expires 12/31/14 http://ecmom.co/UrbanOregancis

eInvite Holiday Cards (5 cards included – $8.80 value, Personalized holiday cards start as low as $.72 each) eInvite is a leading online retailer of invitations, announcements, gifts and personalized stationery. They offer a wide selection of quality products, all customizable through their patented online personalization tool. Their line of Baby products includes shower invitations, birth announcements, nursery decor and much more. Made in the USA. I received an adorable set of Christmas cards. The quality was great, I would definitely order cards from them.

Discount: 20% off sitewide with coupon code: HOLIDAYECO20, Expires 12/31/14 http://ecmom.co/eInviteGifts

Oscillococcinum from BOIRON ($9.99 for 6 ct.) Oscillo works naturally with your body to reduce the duration and severity of flu-like symptoms such as body aches, headaches, fever, chills and fatigue. For ages 2 and up. We use this product every time someone is feeling like they are getting sick and I really believe it has helped us get better quicker. I love that it’s a natural product that doesn’t have any side effects. 

Beanfield Chips ($3.99 full size, $1.49 snack size) Beanfields Nacho Bean and Rice chips have twice the Beanfields Nacho Bean and Rice Chipsprotein, twice the fiber and one-third the fat of most tortilla or potato chips. They are Non-GMO Verified, certified gluten-free and vegan. My whole family enjoys eating these delicious chips.

Flavrz Organic Drink MixesFLAVRZ Organic Drink Mixes (Tropical Peach is $6.99 for a box of 6, $32.99 for a carton of 36 Sport is $6.99 for a box of 5, $32.99 for a case of 30) FLAVRZ is an organic alternative to the usual artificially flavored, colored and sweetened beverages. They start with real organic fruit juice, add the highest quality organic flavorings and add a hint of organic sweetness. I LOVE that they are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and have a nice variety of flavors. 

Discount: 15% off use code: ecocentric http://ecmom.co/FLAVRZ 

Soothie Suckers Herbal Pops ($9.99 for 8 pops) Herbal supplements that Soothie Suckers Herbal Popsare certified organic with wild-crafted herbal extracts in each ice pop. Also, no artificial flavors, no high fructose corn syrup and no alcohol. For ages 2 and up. My girls enjoyed these a lot and said they would like for me to get some more!

Discount: $2.00 per box discount using coupon code: ECOMOM valid now through 12/24/2014 on our website only http://ecmom.co/SoothieSuckers.

Organic India Tulsi Tea (18 bag box retails for $5.99) The ORGANIC INDIA vision and mission is to be a vehicle of consciousness in the global market by creating a holistic sustainable business model, which inspires, promotes and supports True Wellness and respect for all Beings and for Mother Nature. The tea is certified organic and delicious!

Lovely Candy CoLovely Candy Company Caramels ($1.49 per 2 oz bag) 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. YUM!

Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive bimonthly subscription boxes for review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

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Through my association with Ecocentric Mom, I get to review a lot of wonderful products. And when I was asked to review Bathing Baby Hair & Body Wash from Bathtime Baby & Kids, I was thrilled. Even though myBathtime Baby girls aren’t babies anymore (sniff), I tend to gravitate towards trusted baby products for all our bathing needs. Both of my daughters are extremely sensitive to harsh chemicals so I really need to be vigilant about the products I purchase for them.

This product is wonderful and extremely gentle. The girls really like the amazing scent of this product and I really like that it doesn’t contain any artificial fragrances or dyes.

Not to mention:

  • It is paraben-Free, glycol-free & sulfate-free.
  • It is hypoallergenic.
  • Like I mentioned above, there are no artificial fragrances or dyes.
  • It is scented only with pure essential oils & extracts.
  • And, it is cruelty-free & vegan.

From the Bathtime Baby & Kids site: “Our mission is to raise awareness of environmental toxins and health risks in personal care products.

We are committed to providing non-irritating and non-toxic products for babies and children. We believe that bathtime should be an enjoyable and bonding experience. Using safe products brings peace of mind and Duckie Robe security.”

Then to make this product even more wonderful, Bathtime Baby & Kids uses BPA & Phthlate Free packaging, both ecofriendly and recyclable. The bottles are #2 HDPE and the caps are made of BPA-Free polypropylene. AND this product is made in the USA.

You can purchase this product on the Bathtime Baby & Kids site ($14.50 for 8 fl oz bottle) or click HERE and go to “Stores” to see if you’re lucky enough to have their products carried at a shop near you.

Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

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As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their bimonthly subscription boxes for review. Ecocentric Mom Box for July/August 2014

This is how it works: Ecocentric Mom is a natural/green health/home/beauty product discovery subscription service that gives you three different box options: Mom-to-be, Baby Box, or Mom Box. Boxes ship every-other-month (6 times per year). An every-other-month model makes boxes more affordable for all moms. Ecocentric Mom works hard to pack the very best of the best in each and every box… and they deliver (pun intended)!

The September / October Mom Discovery Box is full of products I would never have discovered on my own. It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.

Here’s a look at the great products I received this month and I’ve included some discount codes that you can use also:

PureProC Silk Smoothing Gel/Hydrating Serum ($85 full size) PureProC Silk Skincare by Silk Therapeutics delivers skin health and anti-aging benefits without harsh chemicals or preservatives (not tested on animals; Paraben and Phthalate-free). And the smell is heavenly! Can’t wait to experience the results of this product.

Discount: Promocode is ECOMOM, valid 10/1/14 to 10/31/14. Save 40% off Retail Pricing http://ecmom.co/PureProC

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BioTerra “Z-Z-Z” Sleep Herbs ($4.99 for a 5-day supply, $19.99 for a 30-day supply) BioTerra Herbs is a California-based company that is passionate about clean and honest herbal products. “Z-Z-Z” Sleep herbs relieve occasional sleeplessness and promote a restful sleep. I LOVE that BioTerra is Non-GMO Project verified. With the impeding disruption-in-my-sleep-day fast approaching (you may call it the end of Daylight Savings Time), this product will certainly come in handy.

Discount: 15% OFF the order from BioTerraherbs.com with code ‘ecocentricmom’. One time use, valid 9/20/14 to 11/20/14 

7th Heaven Natural Skin Masks ($2.99 per mask) 7th Heaven Naturals sources the purest minerals and most uplifting moisturizers to create a heavenly addition to any skin routine. They have healing, cleansing, and revitalizing skin masks made from the finest clays, sourced from the Atlas Mountains of Africa to the sandy beaches of Thailand. I’m already a huge fan of this product and was very excited to see it in my box!

Discount: ECOMOM2 until 12/31/14 at  http://ecmom.co/7thHeavenNaturals

Arora Creations ‘Bhindi Masala’ Spice Blend ($3.99 per packet) Arora Creations, Inc. launched the first-ever USDA-certified Organic Indian Grocery product line in the US market. They are currently the only Organic IndianEco Ditty Reusable Sandwich/Lunch Bags Grocery product line available, and they take great pride in the fact that they conducted a 2+ year search for their organic ingredients world wide to formulate their flavors. I can’t wait to try this!

Eco Ditty Reusable Sandwich/Lunch Bags (starting at $9.99 for a snack ditty and $13.99 for a wich ditty) These are AWESOME! They are made from Organic Cotton and can be washed and reused 100’s of times, saving money and reducing waste. They come in tons of different adorable patterns and there even is one your kids can decorate themselves.

Discount: 20% off entire order – use code ECOCENTRIC at check out. Valid from 10/1/14 through 11/15/15 at http://ecmom.co/ecodittylunch

Bioray After the Flow Herbal Supplement ($58 full size 4 oz bottle) BIORAY, the Natural Detox Company, make liquid herbal supplements for adults and children that naturally remove toxins, support immunity and replenish strength and vitality to the body and mind. I received the Bioray Before the Flow Herbal Supplement in my Ecocentric Mom July/August Mom Discovery Box and have really noticed a difference in my energy level when I’m using it so I’m really excited to try this product.

Discount: Use ecocentricmom for $10 off through 12/31/14 at http://ecmom.co/BioRayATF

WooBamboo Slim Handle Bamboo Toothbrush ($4.95 adult toothbrush, kids 2-pack for $5.95) Sustainable, eco-friendly toothbrushes. I was THRILLED to see this product in my box! I am always looking for products that help us to reduce our plastic waste and this is a wonderful way to promote both a healthy and an eco-friendly lifestyle. AND they have children’s toothbrushes! Excuse me while I go WooBamboo Slim Handle Bamboo Toothbrushplace an order with my 20% off that I received with this month’s Ecocentric Mom’s Box and you can use it to! 🙂

Discount: ECOCENTRIC for 20% off at http://ecmom.co/woobamboo until 12/31/14

Annie’s Organic Cheddar Snack Mix Bunnies ($1.19 1oz pack, full size 5oz $4.29. $0.50 retail coupon included in box) Annie’s and I go waaay back… I can’t Annie's Organic Cheddar Snack Mix Bunniesthink of a product of their’s that I don’t love. These are great snacks to pop in my girls’ lunch boxes and I can trust that they are made with good ingredients. If you come trick or treating at our house this Halloween, you my get to a bag of these too!

Jillian Wright “Breakout Blocker” Serum ($75 29ml) Breakout Blocker is a non-irritating, non-drying clarifying serum from Jillian Wright Skincare that brightens skin without harmful medicated ingredients. Breakout Blocker helps reduce redness and fight acne for those with congested, inflamed, oily, or problematic skin. I can’t wait to try this product.

Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive bimonthly subscription boxes for review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

 

 

 

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As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their bimonthly subscription boxes for review. Ecocentric Mom Box for July/August 2014

This is how it works: Ecocentric Mom is a natural/green health/home/beauty product discovery subscription service that gives you three different box options: Mom-to-be, Baby Box, or Mom Box. Boxes ship every-other-month (6 times per year). An every-other-month model makes boxes more affordable for all moms. Ecocentric Mom works hard to pack the very best of the best in each and every box… and they deliver (pun intended)!

I just received the July/August Mom Discovery Box and it was, again, full of products I would never have discovered on my own. It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.

Here’s a look at the great products I received this month:

Cream Foundation from Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques ($27 full size) This SPF 28, lightweight, all-natural foundation is wonderful. It has zinc oxide (for sun protection), certified organic Argan Oil and extracts of green tea, passionflower and raspberry. I never wear foundation but tried it for this review and now I am a big fan of this product!

Before The Flow / After The Flow Herbal Supplement from BIORAY ($58 full size 4 oz bottle) BIORAY, the BIORAY, the Natural Detox CompanyNatural Detox Company, make liquid herbal supplements for adults and children that naturally remove toxins, support immunity and replenish strength and vitality to the body and mind. I’m really excited to try this product.

Lip Balm from Savannah Read ($2.99 per tube) This vegan friendly lip balm is made with natural and organic ingredients and comes in a variety of flavors.

Spices and Tea from The Natural Suburban ($7 “Summer Herb Garden Savory Spice” 6 oz, $9.50 “Need a Little Sunshine in My Day Tea” 20 oz) The Natural Suburban makes handcrafted all-organic spice blends and herbal teas. They are packaged beautifully and taste fantastic!

AROMAFLAGE Botanical Fragrance & Insect Repellent ($3.75 sample size, $30 8 ml) This time of year I am always on the lookout for a safe way to keep my family bite free. This product smells amazing and is free of synthetic fragrances, parabens and sodium larel sulfate.

Body Beanz Dietary Supplement ($57 for a 30 day supply) Most vitamin/supplement brands are synthetic, man made crystalline isolates, not organically whole vitamins you find in real food. They lack the enzymes, phytonutrients & trace minerals your body needs for maximum absorption and bio-availability. In contrast, Body Beanz is a organic and wildcrafted superfood supplement with no synthetic chemicals.

Yogavive Apple Chips ($4.49 40 g bag, chocolate) YUM! These apple chips were SO delicious, I was sad whenYogavive Apple Chips they were gone! They’re made from the highest quality USDA certified organic Fuji apples. They use a two part drying process where they oven bake and then pop the apples so give them a satisfying crunch.

Sample Personalized Cards and Stationary from eInvite (4.96+ per card) eInvite is an online retailer of invitations, announcements, gifts and personalized stationery. They offer a large selection of products that you have the option of customizing through their patented online personalization tool. The cards I received are adorable and I’ve already had an occasion to use one.

Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive bimonthly subscription boxes for review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

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As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their bimonthly subscription boxes for review. Every Ecocentric Mom Boxother month when I get my box, I feel blessed that I get to try out some new products and tell you about them!

This is how it works: Ecocentric Mom is a natural/green health/home/beauty product discovery subscription service that gives you three different box options: Mom-to-be, Baby Box, or Mom Box. Boxes ship every-other-month (6 times per year). An every-other-month model makes boxes more affordable for all moms. Ecocentric Mom works hard to pack the very best of the best in each and every box… and they deliver (pun intended)!

I just received the May/June Mom Discovery Box and it was, again, full of products I would never have discovered on my own. It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.

Here’s a look at the wonderful products I received this month:

Playmaker Nutrition All Natural Gummy Vitamins ($14 per bottle) These vitamins are specifically formulated to supplement the dietary needs of active kids and teens and are endorsed by seven world-class professional athletes. All products made in the USA with all natural flavors and colors and do not contain corn syrup, preservatives, gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and gelatin. I love what isn’t in thesePlaymaker Nutrition vitamins and my girls like the flavors (me too!).

ORGLAMIX All-Natural “Hot Mama” Eye Shadow ($9 per full size .05oz) Orglamix Pure + Natural Color Concentrate contains no fillers, binders or extenders typically found in most mineral makeup. The result is an amazingly velvety texture; rich, dense and decadent color; smooth, uniform pigment distribution and blendability. These colors look like a loose powder, but feel like a cream and deliver a long lasting, crease-free wear in beautifully vivid color. Formulated WITHOUT: parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan. This is a beautiful color and is very long wearing, I love it!

Licious Organics Raw Honey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies ($1.20 per cookie) These cookies are made without gluten, soy or wheat and include raw honey, organic chocolate chips, cocoa, vanilla, creamy peanut butter and Utah Pink Salt. This cookie was delicious and very filling (in a good way).

Sili SqueezeThe Sili Squeeze with Eeeze ($15 per Sili Squeeze) The Sili Squeeze is a reusable squeeze pouch with a spill-proof spout. Made of durable silicone and 100% toxin-free materials, their food pouches are meant to last for years. My 10-year old immediately claimed this cute container for her own and has used it to bring her favorite yogurt and smoothies on the go. It’s been wonderfully convenient for us!

Boiron Arnicare Gel ($2 travel size, $11 2.6oz full size) Works naturally with your body to help relieve muscle pain and stiffness, swelling from injuries, and bruising. The unscented gel, which contains homeopathic Arnica montana, is non-greasy, paraben-free and quickly absorbed by the skin. We LOVE this product and have been using it for years! I was so excited to see a travel size in my Ecocentric Mom Box, it went right into the little first aid kit that I carry in my purse.

Rise & Shine Organic Coffee Body Scrub by Simply Rustic ($12 8oz full size) The caffeine in Organic Coffee is loaded with anti-Lovely Candy Companyoxidants and is considered the most powerful and researched anti-oxidant around. Caffeine detoxes and revives your skin creating more even texture and skin tone on cellulite-affected areas and most importantly gives you healthier skin. Organic Cocoa Powder is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that nourish skin. Loving this product!

All Natural Chocolate Caramel Swirl ($4 – $5 for a full size bag) The Lovely Candy Company makes delicious, consciously crafted candies for people looking for indulgent treats that offer the best ingredients available. Their all natural, chocolate caramel swirl combines our soft, buttery caramel with a ribbon of rich decadent, chocolate caramel. OH MY GOODNESS! This was (yes, was, because I ate them all in record time…) one of the most delicious caramels I’ve ever eaten.

Monarch Farm Rose Complete Rejuvenating Face Cream ($5 travel size, $15 1.75oz size and $25 4 oz size) Their farm inspired herbal products are crafted with organic oils, waxes, essential oils, and botanicals to deliver the purity you are seeking. Rose Complete Rejuvenating Cream is formulated to ease the advancement of skin aging, Rose petal infused Rosehip Seed Oil, Rose Absolute & Rose Hydrosol synergestically combine to create a deeply moisturizing cream with proven skin regenerative ingredients. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the smell of this product! I’ve been using it since I received my box and I love how it makes my skin feel and look. And, I really think the price is great.

Wild Orange Natural Organic Solid Deodorant by Natures Natural ($2 travel size, $6 2.6oz full size) This Natures Natural deodorantdeodorant is 100% natural and has a great consistency and smells AMAZING. It’s baking soda free and 100% organic. I’m always on the lookout for natural deodorants for myself and now for my oldest daughter. This is a winner and I really liked the Natures Natural etsy shop.

LrCrem Naturals “LeRevital Riche Body Souffle” ($3 travel size, $24 8oz size) All natural and fully concentrated infused with protein rich neem, rosemary, jojoba, avocado and essential oils. Soothing moisturizing cream. No artificial additives, petroleum and parabens. Lightly scented Cherry Blossom. Safe for all skin types. This product smells delicious and I’ve been using it on my legs and it’s working wonderfully.

Antioxidant Rich Organic Nightly Repair Nectar by La Mav ($50 1.1oz full size) An advanced age-fighting serum formulated with CoEnzyme Q10 and Vitamin E to protects skin from free radicals and daily rigors. Eight bio-active organic flower nectars including Rose, Ylang Ylang and Neroli provide dry and dehydrated skin a powerful shield to lock in moisture and restore glowing softness, comfort and radiance while Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids boost skin tone and firmness. Love the ingredients in this product.

Disclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive bimonthly subscription boxes for review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

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As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their bimonthly subscription boxes for review. Ecocentric Mom boxEvery other month when I get my box, I feel extremely grateful that I get to review some awesome products and tell you about them!

This is how it works: Ecocentric Mom is a natural/green health/home/beauty product discovery subscription service that gives you three different box options: Mom-to-be, Baby Box, or Mom Box. Boxes ship every-other-month (6 times per year). An every-other-month model makes boxes more affordable for all moms. Ecocentric Mom works hard to pack the very best of the best in each and every box… and they deliver (pun intended)!

I just received the March Mom Discovery Box and it was, again, full of products I would never have discovered on my own. It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.

Here’s a look at the goodies I received this month:Organic Brew Leaf Tea

Bach Original Flower Remedies (Elm, full sized, $19.98) This is a doctor developed system of 38 plant and flower based essences to help manage the emotional demands of everyday life. I received ELM which is supposed to help for feelings of being overwhelmed with life and responsibilities. I’m not really feeling overwhelmed by life at the moment, but when I am, it’s nice to know I have a natural remedy.

Organic Acai Seed Bead Hair Barrette from Terri Jeans Adornments (size small, $5) This is a very pretty barrette and my daughters have each worn it and think it’s wonderful. I love that all of their products are eco-friendly and animal/vegan-friendly.

2 Degrees Food Bar ($1.99 per bar) YUM! This bar is delicious and it’s gluten free, vegan, all natural, GMO free and Kosher. And, if that’s not enough to make you run out and buy a few, for every bar you buy, the company will donate a meal to a hungry child. Suffice it to say, I think this company is AWESOME! Visit their website at http://twodegreesfood.com/ to find out more.

Treefort Naturals Comfrey Salve ($8 per 2 oz. tin) This was the first product I tried, it called to me… it’s sweet Ecocentric Mom Boxlittle tin, it’s amazing smell, it’s adorable name… Treefort Naturals Comfrey Salve is handmade with natural and organic ingredients. And you can use this all purpose salve anywhere and for everything. I’m a fan!

Organic Caffeine Free Roman Provence Roobios Tea ($6.99 – $8.99 2 oz. bag, brews 20 – 25 cups) High vitamin tea with fruity ripe berries. Their mission is to provide the best products and service to their customers. Organic teas are exceptionally rare, produced in small quantities and hard to come by so their collect of tea is very impressive and delicious.

Powernap 2-CD Set ($9.99 per CD) Oh to have time for a nap! This CD set is great. Disc 1 has five different nap music and each ends with chimes and a gentle voice to awaken you. Disc 2 is filled with delicate guitar and piano melodies. Very relaxing!

Homespun Northwest Oatmeal Grapefruit Face Wash Powder ($3.50 per 2 oz. travel size) Homespun Northwest handcrafts the highest quality vegan products from natural, organic, sustainable and repurposed items found near Portland, Oregon. Their handmade creations are fashioned in small batches and focus on simplicity, sustainability and eco-consciousness. I can’t wait to try this product!

BluappleBluapple in a Tin ($9.99 per 2-pack) Produce naturally emits ethylene gas which hastens fruit to ripen. Patented Bluapple absorbs these gases, allowing produce to last up to three times longer. Their website also has some wonderful tips on how to store produce. To see their tips, visit http://thebluapple.com/storage-tips.

House Blend Organics Coconut Body Wash ($14.95 8 oz. body wash) They only use 100% natural ingredients to make their certified organic products. Their Coconut Wash gives a hyper hydrating lather that has helped sooth mild to severe dry skin; even eczema.

MarieNatie All-Natural Lip Gloss ($18.00 full size) This company was born to bring products that are natural and free of harsh chemicals to women. The natural oils in their lip gloss helps to moisturize and provides lasting hydration for your lips. It’s also a product I feel good about letting my girls try. And, as an added bonus, it smells amazing!

Sports Suds Laundry Detergent ($20.95 jar/34+ loads) Sport Suds Laundry Detergent is specially formulated to dislodge odor-causing bacteria, oils and dirt from fabrics and wash them away completely. They also use ingredients that are sustainably sourced, biodegradable and non-toxic… and it works!

Ecocentric MomDisclosure: I am a part of the Ecocentric Mom Blogger Team and receive bimonthly subscription boxes for review. All the opinions expressed are completely my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

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