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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!

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

I apologize for the less than perfect photo… I can’t replicate the items because right after taking this picture I ate the (delicious) chocolates and opened the soap and took a looong soak it the tub.

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And, for a limited time, you can use code ECOMOM10 here to get 10% off any subscription plan!

Here’s what was in this month’s box:

  • Heart Bracelet by House of Metalworks ($12 per bracelet) I LOVE this sweet little red heart bracelet! And every piece of jewelry is unique because they’re handmade using recycled metals. Valentine’s Day is coming…
  • The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Detox Cellulite Soap ($6.99 for full sized bar) This full-sized bar of detox soap is made with organic coffee. It smells great and I’ve already tested it through a number of long soaks in the tub. Fantastic!
  • pur-Absorb Iron ($19.99 per full size box of 28 packets) This box contains packets of iron-rich natural spring water which makes this product clinically proven to have a high absorption rate.
  • RESCUE Gun Natural Stress Relief ($5.95 per 17 piece full size pack) I am excited to try a RESCUE brand product, I’ve seen them before but not tried them. The gum is delicious and includes several different herbs to help provide relief for occasional stress. I will definitely purchase this gum again!
  • Sjaak’s Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Hearts ($.65 per heart) YUM! As I mentioned before, I popped these delicious chocolate hearts in my mouth minutes after getting them in the mail. Not only are they scrumptious, Sjaak’s supports a positive work environment, fair trade practices and encourages sustainable agriculture through the use of organic, non-GMO ingredients. Another great option for your Valentine’s sweeties!
  • LIPS by Healthy Houseful ($3 per full size tube) Healthy Houseful is a home based company dedicated to providing all organic, hand-crafted products for exceptional everyday life. Their chapsticks are crafted using coconut oil, shea butter and quality essential oils. No nasty chemicals. It smells awesome and works great!
  • Pure + Remedy Vitamin C Facial Serum (travel-sized, $9.50) and Pure + Remedy Precious Drops Hydrating Pure + Remedy Vitamin C SerumSerum (travel-sized, $10.50) Pure + Remedy is committed to providing high quality holistic skin care products that will effectively address a variety of skin concerns. Their brand is created under the belief that the best care for the skin should come from the nature. This winter has been brutal so my skin can use all the help it can get.

And remember, if you want to subscribe to Ecocentic Mom, you can use code ECOMOM10 here to get 10% off any subscription plan!

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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 monthly subscription boxes for review. Every monthEcocentric Mom Discovery Box when I get my box, I feel extremely grateful that I get to review some awesome products and tell you about them! I just received the September Mom Discovery Box and it was, again, full of products I would’ve never discovered on my own.

Monthly subscriptions to Ecocentric Mom range from $17-$21 a month.  The value of the products inside the box well exceed that price, plus you can save hundreds of dollars with the discount codes provided exclusively to Ecocentric Mom subscribers. It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.  To find out more about the service or to get next month’s box sent to your mailbox, visit EcocentricMom.com.

Here’s what was in this month’s box:

Bella Organics Crisp Apple Lip Balm ($3.50 full size lip balm) This is so perfect for Fall! And not only does it smell yummy it’s free of GMOs, contains no parabens, no additives and no chemicals. Only natural and organic ingredients.Eve Organics

Eve Organics “Dirty Hands” Hand Sanitizer ($6.95 2oz) Dirty Hands sanitizer is chemical-free, vegan and gluten-free. This sanitizer is for every day use to clean dirty hands. Therapeutic grade essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint and tea tree are antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-fungal. LOVE this!

Allimax ($34.99 30 capsules) These capsules made from fresh, raw garlic are designed to help maintain a healthy natural defense system.

Real Purity Lipstick ($15.00 full size) The ingredients that “make up” Real Purity Lipstick are designed to be a powerful anti-oxidant and are so natural that the lipsticks could be eaten without any health concerns. And, did you know, according to the Real Purity website, that the average woman eats 18 tubes of lipstick in their lifetime? Yikes!

Beanfields Bean and Rice Tortilla Chips ($1.49 1.5oz bag) I LOVE that these snacks carry the Non-GMO Project Verified seal of approval. They also have twice as much protein and fiber as most tortilla or potato chip, are gluten free, vegan and food-allergy friendly. PLUS they taste DELICIOUS!

Eve Organics Balance Moisturizer ($23.95 2oz full size) This moisturizer has all the good stuff you want in a skincare product and nothing harmful. What I really appreciate about Eve Organics is their transparency regarding the ingredients in their products. They actually list them! This is not typical with skincare.

Tru All-Natural Multi-Purpose Cleaner ($19.95 concentrate makes 128 fluid ounces) Tru is completely safe and non-toxic, and made from 100% food-grade ingredients and is completely safe and non-toxic. AND they too are completely transparent about their ingredients… even their kids can pronounce them all.

Hang-It-Up Eco Friendly Bamboo Hanger ($19.99 per 2 pack of hangers) I needed a product like this! You can’t (orHosiery Hanger maybe you can) imagine the tights, scarves and other accessories my daughters have amassed… and then there’s mine! This awesome, eco-friendly hanger is nice to look at and really keeps things in their place with the elastic loops. I’ll be ordering more!

TravelSpritz or FruitSpritz by SpritzBlitz ($5.99 2oz full size) These convenient products contain no BPAs and use the cleaning power of lemon and orange oil to kill germs. And a portion of the proceeds from all of the SpritzBlitz products goes to charities benefiting children.

Other special offers included in my box this month:

A discount off Rock the Locks kids organic and natural hair products, free prints from the free app that lets you order prints of your mobile photos, PostalPix, and a discount on Sprout Non Toxic Nail Polish.

Use code “ECOMOM10″ for 10% off the monthly $21 subscription plan!Ecocentric Mom

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 monthly subscription boxes for review. Ecocentric Mom Box - August 2013It’s so amazing getting this box in the mail every month. I just received the August Mom Discovery Box and it was full of great products that I had never tried before. It seriously seems like these boxes are more incredible every month. How do they do it?

Monthly subscriptions to Ecocentric Mom range from $17-$21 a month.  The value of the products inside the box well exceed that price, plus you can save hundreds of dollars with the discount codes provided exclusively to Ecocentric Mom subscribers.

It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.  To find out more about the service or to get next month’s box sent to your mailbox, visit EcocentricMom.com.

Here’s what was in this month’s box:

Pure + Remedy Gentle Hydrating Facial Moisturizer & Vitamin C Concentrate Facial Moisturizer ($3.50-$4 for travel size, $20-$24 for full size) Safe, non-toxic holistic skin care. The gentle hydrating moisturizer promises to provide long-lasting hydration and the Vitamin C moisturizer is supposed to reduce age spots and skin blotches. Magic in a bottle.

Possum Hollow Farm Soap ($5.50 full size bar) I’m a soap lover from way back and, I have to tell you, I couldn’t get enough of this soap. It smells like heaven and is very moisturizing. The heavenly soap is hand made in small batches by a family-owned business, Possum Hollow Farm Soaps are all natural and developed to be gentle on all skin types.

Suncoat Sugar Based Natural Mascara ($14.99 full size) and Suncoat Girl Nail Polish ($8.99) If you’re looking for a Suncoat - The Peelables Super Natural Mineral Nail Polishmascara free of synthetics, fragrance, parabens and alcohol, look no further. It’s non-toxic and works! The nail polish is the first water-based ordorless eco-friendly, peelaway polish featuring natural colors and mineral pigments instead of synthetics. My favorite part, no nail polish remover needed and my girls love it!

Moontime Tea’s Organic Fertility Blend ($19.99 for 30 tea bags) Red raspberry, nettles, red clover and peppermint (all organic) blended into a caffeine-free tea that has been used since ancient time to support reproductive function.

ips All Natural Chips ($1.59-$1.99 per bag) The world’s first snack chips made with egg white protein. A combination of non-GMO corn, egg whites, and other natural ingredients, these crunchy chips have 7 grams of protein per serving, half the fat of fried chips and fewer carbs than baked chips. They are also gluten-free. The family favorite was the aged white cheddar.

Untrash Compostable Bags ($4.99-$6.99 per box, $24.99 for a Compost Can) Untrash’s mission is to rid the world of plastics and unnecessary waste with YOU and Mother Nature in mind. These bags are really awesome!

Truebar by Bakery on Main ($1.89 per bar) Gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher, dairy and casein-free, these bars have nothing to hide. Made with low-glycemic ingredients and 5% chia seeds, these are a great bar to stick in your bag for a mid-day snack. Yum!

MacroLife Naturals Coco Greens and Berri Reds Nutrient Rich Super-Foods ($22.99 7oz 32-Day canister) A powdered supplement you can mix into milk or water for children’s supplementation. This products is full of vitamins and probiotics and doesn’t contain common allergens or other harsh ingredients.

$10 Gift Card for The Keeper or The Moon Cup – Innovative internal feminine hygiene products.

$5 Instagrad Gift – A college savings plan for your kids that is easy to share with family and friends.

If you’re interested in signing up for your own Ecocentric Mom subscription, click here.  You can choose from a mom, mom-to-be or baby box. Shipping is always free. They also make GREAT gifts!

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Use code “ECOMOM10″ for 10% off the monthly $21 subscription plan!

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 monthly subscription boxes for review. It’s July Ecocentric Mom boxawesome getting this box in the mail every month and the girls love it too because there is always products they can try. I just received the July Mom Discovery Box and it was full of great products I had never tried before.

Monthly subscriptions to Ecocentric Mom range from $17-$21 a month.  The value of the products inside the box well exceed that price, plus you can save hundreds of dollars with the discount codes provided exclusively to Ecocentric Mom subscribers.

It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.  To find out more about the service or to get next month’s box sent to your mailbox, visit EcocentricMom.com.

Here’s what was in this month’s box:

Vance Family Soy Travel Candle ($5 travel candle) This candle smells so good and I really appreciate that there are no synthetic fragrances and it’s made with GMO-free soy. You can buy them here. (free shipping July/August)

Peepods Panty Liner ($10 panty liner) I was really excited to see this sample. My oldest daughter is almost 10 years old and we’ve been having “the talks.” I want her to not only embrace the beauty of being a woman but also have a more sustainable option for her period when she needs it. I use an organic tampon but they’re still disposable so I’m excited to give these a try. And, as a bonus, this company is doing some incredible things for women in Ethiopia.  I encourage you to learn more about how they are partnering with the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Larabar ALT Protein Bar ($1.69 full-size bar) The first ever bar with added protein from Larabar.  Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO. Yum!

Wellinhand deodorantWellinhand POWER PRiSM Deodorant ($5.99 2oz size) All natural, chemical-free deodorant.  The mineral salt molecules in POWER PRISM® are too large to penetrate the skin, so they remain on the surface to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria.  I really excited about trying this product. I am constantly on the lookout for a natural deodorant that works and this one does!

Crunchy Mamas Lip Balm ($3 lip balm) Made with only 2 ingredients: Organic unrefined coconut oil and beeswax. Crunchy Mamas Lip Balm Love that! Crunchy Mamas is a company made up of two stay-at-home moms.  I’m excited to check out more of their organic skincare products.

Eat Green Tea ($1 per individual serving pack) This company claims that simply drinking green tea doesn’t give you all of the benefits, so you should actually eat the green tea instead.  They offer up a variety of uses and recipes, and make the claim that you will feel better and your ailments will go away if you eat your green tea.  A one-month supply is $25.

Lotus Moon Hibiscus Flower Hydrating Lotion (($27.95 1.7 oz) 82% organic, vegan and gluten-free.  This lotion smells great and is very lightweight. I’m loving it so far!

Honibe Honey Lozenges and Honibe Honey Delights Candy ($4.99 10 pack Honey Lozenges, $5.99 bag of 20 Honey Delights Candy) The candies are delicious and only 10 calories.  I gave the lozenges to my husband, he’s a radio talk host and is always looking for natural products to keep his throat happy.

Greene Street Soap ($4.00 4 oz soap) I love natural soap, and this smells amazing.

Willow Tree Minerals Organic Cranberry & Cucumber Eye Gel ($3 trial size, $14.95 1 oz full size) This products doesn’t contain any preservatives, chemicals, dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens, bismuth, micro minerals or other toxins.

Organic Flavrz Drink Mixes ($8.99 per box of 8 pouches) – Organic, non-GMO and gluten-free. These can be added to water to make a healthy energy drink.

Cascadian Farm Oats & Honey Crunchy Granola Bars ($3.30 per box) We are fans of Cascadian Farm’s granola so this bar was a big hit. Made with only 7 ingredients, it’s a better alternative to traditional granola bars.

If you’re interested in signing up for your own Ecocentric Mom subscription, click here.  You can choose from a mom, mom-to-be or baby box. Shipping is always free. They also make GREAT gifts!

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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.

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When we moved to our current home I found a piano on Freecycle.net and had it moved along with our furniture.Playing the piano It has been my hope that one or both of our girls will develop a love of the piano. Both my husband, Christopher, and I play a little and Christopher’s side of the family is full of amazing musicians. His mom is an incredible pianist (she was playing by ear at three!), his dad plays beautifully and his brother is a fantastic jazz drummer. Surely some of those musical genes made it to our children.

So far they both love to play but don’t want to take lessons… They also enjoy making up their own songs to go with a dance or theatrical piece they’re regaling us with, which is wonderful, but composing takes up a lot of paper. To conserve paper and make a permanent spot for writing notes and, if lessons are in their future, to write down practicing schedules, I thought it would be a great idea to paint both inset panels on the face of the piano with chalkboard paint. So when I was given the opportunity to try Lullaby Paints, I jumped at the chance.

A little bit about Lullaby Paints:

  • Lullaby Paints is non-toxic, doesn’t have an odor and contains no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). It’s safe enough that the girls could help me with our chalkboard piano project.
  • Lullaby Paints has 32 amazing colors and they will match other paint samples, color swatches or furniture pieces. Their Chalkboard Paint collection is offered in sixteen colors. The low-sheen finish is ideal for all kinds of chalks and is fully washable to make masterpiece after Preparing to paintmasterpiece after masterpiece.
  • Chalkboard Paints are also available as a kit, including paint (sufficient for a board of thirty square feet with two coats) a roller, tray, chalk and edging tape. And, their safe formula means kids can paint their own chalkboard – perfect for artwork, poetry, or anything their imagination can dream up.
  • The paints were developed without chemicals which have been shown to cause asthma, allergies and eczema in children.
  • Lullaby Paints are safe for use on baby’s walls, cribs and toys. Also safe for pregnant mothers to use.
  • A gallon of Lullaby Paints provides more square feet of coverage than a traditional gallon of paint. One gallon of Lullaby Paints provides 560 sq. ft. of coverage and one gallon of traditional paints provides 375 sq. ft. of coverage.

It was hard to chose the color because there were so many. I finally picked the Chalkboard Paint color Pavarotti which seemed appropriate for inspiring young minds to make beautiful music.

Painting!

The paint was easy to use, no odor (as promised) and I felt confident that I wasn’t exposing the girls to anything that would adversely impact their health. They even have Healthy Child Healthy World‘s Our pianostamp of approval, which to me means they really are as fabulous as I thought.

The girls were so excited to help and I’m so pleased with the color and how the whole project turned out. I wasn’t able to capture the color as well as I’d hoped in this photo but it’s stunning in person.

For more information about Lullaby Paints, visit http://lullabypaints.com/. To read a great article about why you should avoid conventional paints, especially if you have children, read 5 Unbelievable Facts About the Paint on Your Walls.

 

 

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As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I receive one of their monthly subscription boxes for review. It’s Ecocentric Mom June Mom Boxreally fun getting this box in the mail each month and the girls love it too because there is always products they can try. I just received the June Mom Discovery Box and it was full of great products I had never tried before. This has been my favorite box to date (and that’s saying a lot!).

Monthly subscriptions to Ecocentric Mom range from $17-$21 a month.  The value of the products inside the box well exceed that price, plus you can save hundreds of dollars with the discount codes provided exclusively to Ecocentric Mom subscribers.  

It’s a great service to learn about healthier products that can reduce the amount of toxins in your household.  To find out more about the service or to get next month’s box sent to your mailbox, visit EcocentricMom.com.

COUPON CODE: To recieve $3 off a month’s subscription, use the code ECOMOM3OFF. (Valid through July 13th, 2013)

Here’s what was in this month’s box:

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Lip Colour ($12.00 full size Lip Colour) The lip colours are made with organic ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and pomegranate oils. There’s also a light organic citrus berry flavor. AWESOME!

Happy Seeds Watermelon Foaming Hand Soap ($5.45 travel size, $9.99 kitchen and bath size) Their soap isHappy Seeds Watermelon Foaming Hand Soap formulated using gentle organic fruit and vegetable derived cleansers and soothing organic aloe vera. Happy Seeds products are always free from sulfates, parabens, synthetic dyes, fragrance and GMOs. They are also gluten, soy and nut free. The girls absolutely LOVED this product and have requested more of it.

Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips ($1.29 1.5oz bag) Food Should Taste Good was created in 2006 with the goal of making a unique new snack with great taste, real ingredients, and sophisticated flavor. All chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free and have zero grams trans fats. They are also certified Kosher.  Plus, many varieties are certified vegan. The sweet potato tortilla chips were delicious!

Turtle Moon Health All Natural Mosquito and Tick RepellentTurtle Moon Health All Natural Mosquito and Tick Repellent ($12.00 full size) We are in full mosquito invasion season here and I’ve tried so many different natural repellents without much success… until now. I sprayed myself ventured out at dusk and I came back in the house without a bite. I LOVE this product so much. It smells awesome AND it works!

Brigit True Organics Magic Healing Skin Balm Stick ($5.50 .15oz) Brigit True Organics offers organic olive oil body care that is formulated for super sensitive skin. By combining non-allergenic, food-grade ingredients they offer gentle, effective care. 100% natural and 74-99% organic, nothing artificial. The Magic Healing Balm offers soothing relief for cuts and burns, as well as mosquito bites, stings, eczema and psoriasis. My oldest daughter has extremely sensitive skin and I have been able to use this product on her for a variety of issues without any redness or itching (which seems to happen with almost every other product I’ve tried on her skin).

Essence of Antiquity Pomegranate Lip Scrub ($6.95 full size jar) I’m completely addicted to this product. It’s made with organic sugar and powdered pomegranates.  It smells amazing, tastes delicious and works!

Shea Terra Organics Rose Hip Black Soap Face Wash ($18.00 4oz jar) Based on an ancient African formula, using real African Black Soap, this wash works like microdermabrasion to get rid of dead skin, even skin tone, firm skin and fight acne. Wonderful!

Green Leaf Living Lotion Bar ($6.00 full sized lotion bar) This company makes their handcrafted products in small batches… no parabens, SLS or phthalates. The scent I received was grapefruit and it serious smells so amazing I could eat it. I love this product!

Jenuinely Clean Laundry Power Wash ($9.00 for 40-80 washes) Jenuinely Clean is a line of non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products that is an alternative to chemical cleaning. These cleaning products made from essential oils, natural minerals and plant-based soaps. And it works!

EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bar ($2.29 per bar) EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bars are created from high nutrient ingredients and avoid refined sugars, artificial sweeteners and GMOs. They contain a wide variety of green foods like Ecocentric Momspirulina, wheat grass and spinach and they taste fantastic!

I also received a 10% off coupon for The ECZEMA Company in this month’s box. WOW!

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 monthly subscription boxes for review. It seriouslyEcocentric Mom - May Mom Box feels like my birthday once a month when the box arrives in the mail. My girls love it too because the box always includes things they can try and they enjoy the mystery of it. I just received the May Mom Discovery Box and it was full of great products I had never tried before.

If you’d like to receive your own Ecocentric Mom box every month (and why wouldn’t you?!), click over to Ecocentric Mom and check out your options.

Here’s what was in this month’s box:

Pura Botanica’s Botanic Bath Infusion ($10 single botanic bath infusions) A 3-in-1 bath therapy that combines restorative mineral sea slats, fragrant essential oils and curative herbs and flowers in an all-natural formula that provides an incredibly relaxing bath experience.

Kallari Chocolate ($5.95 full size chocolate bar) These yummy chocolate bars help to save the rainforests, protect Kichwa cultural traditions and provides a living for the over 850 families who are members of this cooperative of Amazon artists and organic cocoa producers.

Elma & Sana Argan Oil Lip Balm ($4.99 per lip balm) This lip balm, made with certified organic argan oil, helps to support women in business in the Moroccan Villages where the Argan trees grow.

doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lemon Essential Oil ($13.33 for 15ml) doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils represents the safest, purest and most beneficial essential oils available. The lemon smells amazing and I used it as an addition to my homemade cleaners.

Orgain Certified Organic Nutritional Shake ($3.69 single carton, $39.78 12 pack) Orgain is the world’s first certified organic nutritional shake. Perfect for weight management, after a workout or as a healthy meal-on-the-go. And it tastes delicious!

Gnu Bar ($1.99 per bar) Gnu bars are packed with 12 grams of fiber to help with weight management, promote regularity and support heart health. I received the chocolate brownie flavor and it was yummy!

FISIKA Soap ($2.22 per sample sized bar) I was really excited to try this handmade olive oil soap; my husband is Fisika soap100% Greek so I feel like anything that comes from Greece is going to be amazing. And it is! After visiting their site, I’d like to try all their scents.

Branch Basics ($3.75 for 2 ounces) It’s hard to say which product in this collection was my favorite but this definitely ranks up there. I’ve used it to clean dirty hands, get pesto stains out of my husband’s shirt and remove a mystery footprint from my girl’s pink rug. It is amazing!

CocoPlum Soothe Spray ($14.00 4 ounce full size Soothe) Another favorite! This cure-all spray acts as a standby first aid kit for all skin emergencies like sunburns, blemishes, rashes or anything that’s bothering your skin. It smells amazing and is made from organic green tea, pure aloe vera and their special blend of essential oils. And it is made in Ashland, Oregon which is one of my favorite places on the planet.

Purely You Minerals Satin Plum Eye-Shadow ($1.50 .3 grams, $6.00 6 grams) Purely You Minerals is a mineral cosmetics company that offers handmade, all-natural, gluten free and cruelty free products. The plum color is beautiful and lasts all day.

OraMD ($22.97 single bottle) OraMD is a 100% all-natural pure liquid toothpaste, mouthwash and breath freshener with ingredients that kill harmful bacteria that lead to gum disease and other oral health problems. I’ve used this every day since receiving my Ecocentric Mom Box and love it. It leaves my teeth feeling like I just left the dental hygienist’s chair.

WaterWipes ($.99 10 wipe travel pack, $3.99 full size 60 wipes) These are the world’s purest and mildest baby wipes, containing only 99.9% water and 0.1% fruit extract. They don’t have any of the chemicals and synthetic additives found in other baby wipes. My girls are no longer babies (sniff) but I always carry wipes with me for the inevitable sticky fingers, messy face, germy shopping cart, etc. These are incredible!

Also included in my Ecocentric Mom Box were three great gift cards:Ecocentric Mom

Indigenous ($15.00 gift card) Discover the best in eco fashion at www.indigenous.com.

GreenDeals ($5 gift card) GreenDelas offers daily deals and coupons on eco-friendly, sustainable and organic products. Visit www.greendeals.org/ to find todays deal.

Go Green Marketplace ($5 gift card) The Go Green Marketplace is a program of Green America and GreenDeals.org. Find thousands of eco-friendly brands at www.gogreenmarketplace.com/.

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 monthly Ecocentric Mom April boxsubscription boxes for review. It seriously feels like my birthday once a month when the box arrives in the mail. My girls love it too because the box always includes things they can try and they enjoy the mystery of it. I just received the April Mom Discovery Box on Tuesday and I wasn’t disappointed.

If you’d like to receive your own Ecocentric Mom box every month. Click over to Ecocentric Mom and check out your options. And, right now, for My Green Side readers, I am offering a 10% discount on any subscription plan you choose. Just be sure to sign up here and enter code ECOMOM10 at checkout. Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Here’s what you would’ve received this month:

Linwoods Super Food Blends ($6.99 for 6 sample variety/$9.59 – $18.59 full size) These Super Foods blends of organic ground flaxseeds, nuts, berries and seeds to help you get essential omega acids, vitamins and minerals. Recipe suggestions are available on the Linwoods website.

Nature’s Gate Rice Bran Facial Moisturizer ($14.99 full size) This moisturizer is free of harmful toxins such as parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances, PEG, mineral oil, petroleum. It’s great! I also received sample of Nature’s Gate shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Loved them all!

Bamboo Bailey ($10 Gift Card) This online store features eco-friendly, natural and recycled products for you and your entire family.

Fyrefly Organic Serenity Tea ($10.95 full size bag) 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. Awesome!

Nature’s Kick Honeystix ($1.79 each) These honey sticks are so delicious and would be perfect to keep in your purse to sweeten your tea.

Frego ($5 Gift Card) Check out their website, http://www.fregoliving.com/ for more information about these great glass and silicone food storage containers.

Good Greens Apple Crumb Bar ($2.99 per bar) Good Greens Bars are the first gluten-free, vegan and low-glycemic wellness bar.

Boring Goats Goat Milk Soap ($5.50 full size) Boring Goats is a family owned farm located in Boring, Oregon dedicated to handcrafting the finest in natural goat milk skincare products. I received a bar of their “non-scents” soap and it’s wonderful!

WEXY Biodegradable Snack Bags ($3.99 for a box of 28) Inspired by kids and created by moms, these eco-friendly snack bags are BPA Free, Ecocentric Mom box Aprilbiodegradable, disposable, recyclable, reusable and are packaged using 100% recycled material. Great for school lunches because they’re reusable.

7th Heaven 100% Natural Face Masks ($2.99 per packet) These cruelty-free masks are packed with organic, vegan ingredients sourced from all over the world.

Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil ($11.99 for 10 sample packets) 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. Their site has information about the benefits of cooking with coconut oil, recipes and more.

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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. 

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I LOVE to talk about companies that get it. The ones that understand we don’t want products that are toxic for our Earth Friendly Productschildren, our pets and our planet. That understand we want products that really work but we refuse to buy into the notion that to work they need to have ingredients that deplete our natural resources and make us sick. One such company is Earth Friendly Products. Truly, their name says it all.

Founded in 1967 by a chemist dedicated to providing superior cleaning results using only natural, non-toxic ingredients, Earth Friendly Products (EFP) has been built on science. Each of their products has been developed in their own laboratories to be tough on dirt yet gentle and safe for you, your family and the environment. All EFP products are made from patented non-toxic, biodegradable, plant-based formulas and are free of any petrochemicals, dyes, ammonia, bleach, dioxane or other harmful substances. And because they control their own manufacturing, EFP assures the highest standards of quality control and total commitment to sustainability. That’s why the United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded them its Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative Champion level recognition, as well as a 100% Green Power User distinction for their use of clean, renewable energy from solar, wind and low-impact hydropower. They are also committed to supporting local economies and creating jobs in the USA. They source the raw materials for our cleaners locally and all of our products, even those sold overseas, are produced in our factories right here in America.

I was SO thrilled to receive a box full of awesomeness (is that a word?) from them. Here’s what was in the Safeguard Your Home box:

  • ECOS Liquid Laundry Detergent: This 2X concentrated liquid laundry detergent cleans and protects your clothes.The Goddesses Made entirely from plants, with a built-in fabric softener. 
  • Dishmate Liquid Dishwashing Cleaner: Made from only plant-based, highest quality ingredients, Dishmate comes in five natural essential oil scents. This ultra-concentrated, tough-on-grease dishwashing liquid is so mild, you can use it as a hand soap.
  • Parsley Plus All Surface Cleaner: Made with parsley essential oil and plant-based cleaners, this all purpose cleaner can be used on any water-safe surface. Safe for granite and stone surfaces. This cleaner was recently named “Most Addictive Cleaner” by Real Simple Magazine.
  • Wave Gel 2X Ultra High Efficiency: This is the first patented pH balanced dishwashing machine detergent. Available in Lavender essential oil or fragrance-free Free and Clear. Non-caustic and phosphate free (no alkalis or chlorines, either.) Cleans and shines dishes and glassware without etching. AND the lavender (which is NOP certified organic lavender essential oil) smells AMAZING. I’m a huge fan of lavender and very picky about the smell, this product has one of the most wonderful lavender scents I’ve ever smelled in a cleaning product.
  • Eco Breeze Fabric Refreshener: This product suppresses unwanted odors and clears them away. The all natural formula is safe to use in virtually any area where odor control is needed.
  • Window Cleaner: Using an age old ingredient, vinegar, and a little help from coconut based soap, this product cleans windows, mirrors and other hard surface areas. It doesn’t streak or leave a film residue after use.

I was struck by the smell of the products… they all smelled great and didn’t smell chemically. I was impressed by the Wave Auto Dishwasher Gelingredients. All the products were made with things I could actually pronounce. I was also impressed by what was NOT in the products. All the products are free of any petrochemicals, dyes, ammonia, bleach, dioxane or other harmful substances.

The bottom line… EVERYTHING did exactly what is said it was going to do and I felt confident that I was using products that wouldn’t adversely impact my family or the planet.

For more information, visit http://www.ecos.com/.

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As part of my partnership with Ecocentric Mom, I am a big fat lucky duck and get to receive one of their monthly Ecocentric Momsubscription boxes for review. I just received the March Mom Discovery Box last Saturday and I wasn’t disappointed.

Here’s what my March “Mom” Box had in it:

Mama Willow Tree Green Tea Herbal Eye Balm ($3.50 for sample size). LOVE LOVE LOVE this! It smells amazing and this was confirmed by my little girl who wouldn’t stop smelling me when I put it on. I also really appreciate this companies philosophy AND that they donate 5% of sales to non-profit.

Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar ($.99/each). Two flavors were included: whole wheat fig and whole wheat raspberry. Yum.

Amazing Grass Kidz Wild Berry ($1.47/packet; sold in a box of 15 or a canister). Great way to get some veggies into your picky eaters. I really like that they source ingredients that are GMO free.

Mineral Hygienics $15 Gift Card. Can’t wait to make a decision on how to spend it.

Heaven’s Alchemy Exquisite Perfumes ($5 for single vial sample; full-sized prices vary). No alcohol, no phthalates nor parabens, just concentrated fragrance. Lovely.

Mama Willow TreeTreefort Naturals Hemp Lemongrass Soap ($5.50/bar). LOVE this. The scent is refreshing, the soap is natural and the packaging is so beautifully simple.

Sprout San Francisco $10 Gift Card. I really respect this company and their mission.

Go Raw Spirulina Energy Bar ($1.19/bar). Go Raw is an allergy-friendly line of foods. I really appreciate that the ingredients sourced are organic and all the seeds are sprouted.

Hazel Village Set of 3 Postcards ($3/set of 3). The handmade animals (who are made from organic cotton) featured in scenes on the cards are for sale on their site. They are SO adorable and my girls would like one of each.

Essence of Vali‘s Sleep ($18 for full-size). WOW! This smells unbelievable. Everyone in my house wanted a drop on their pillow, including my hubby. This blend of lavender, marjoram, cedarwood, & ylang ylang really did work to relax us all into a wonderful sleep.

Snikiddy Eat Your Vegetables Snack Chips ($3.99/4.5 oz bag). Yummy.

Waxelene The Petroleum Jelly Alternative ($1.99/sample). NO petroleum. I LOVE this product and I’ve tested it on photo (14)little faces going outside in the cold (yes, it’s supposed to be spring but we are still making snowmen up here in Fargo), chapped lips, dry heals and its great for all of the above and more. I will be getting more of this product.

EBOOST ($1.79/packet). EBOOST’s blend of vitamins, minerals and super-nutrients works from within to give you a natural lift. It’s packed with ingredients like Vitamins C, D, B6, B12, as well as 5-HTP, Resveratrol, Green Tea, and Green Coffee. Amazing.

iTRAIN $50 Gift Card. iTRAIN has a ton of great workout downloads, fitness routines, diet suggestions and more. I am so excited to try the ballet barre workouts, Pilates, yoga… my mind is spinning.

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Ecocentric MomDisclosure: 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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