This month's "Mom Box" from EcoCentric Mom contained a great assortment of cleaning products, personal care products, and even a few snacks.
On the laundry front, the box included two sample pouches of Ecover Natural Laundry Powder ZERO, as in fragrance-free. I'm partial to laundy powder as opposed to liquid in a plastic bottle, so I particularly like this sample. I should get four loads of laundry out of the pouches, given how little detergent my efficient, "high e" washing machine uses.
The personal care products featured:
Lotus Wei Joy Juice Mist, a combination of blood orange, Davana (strawberry-like) and Marigold essences, plus pink daisy. It comes in a glass bottle, with just a minimum plastic spray pump attached, which I appreciate, as I'm trying to keep my bathroom plastic-free.
Beauty Without Cruelty Facial Cleanser. This is a lightly-foaming, soap-free cleanser, that is paraben free and has never been tested on animals. I like the slightly fruity scent.
Overall Beauty Minerals Eye Shadow – I don't wear a lot of makeup, but I generally favor minerals when I do. Some advantages of this brand are that the make-up is cruelty ree, and does not contain talc and ferric ferrocyanide.
Deep Steep's Full Size Moisture Stick – This is probably my favorite item in the box. It is a dense stick of
plant-derived oils and butters, infused with fragrances from a unique blend of flowers. Among the specific ingredients are sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, lavender, and a variety of herbs. I expect I'll keep this in my purse or brief case during the fall or winter, when my hands get particularly dry and I don't want to risk having a lotion that could accidentally spill.
Eco-DenT Oral Care "Between" Gum – The Eco-DenT family of products also includes tooth powder, daily rinse, tooth brushes, and dental floss.
In the snack department, here's what this month's Mom Box offered:
Bumble Bar Original Peanut Junion Bar – This power bar is organic, as well as gluten and dairy free. A blend of organic sesame seeds, brown rice syrup, flax seeds, evaporated cane juice, peanuts, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt help it pack a nice energy punch.
LaraBar Organic Jocalat Bar - Made from fruits, nuts and Fair Trade Chocolate, these dense bars go a long way if you need a quick snack but don't want to eat a lot of etra sugar, dairy, soy or gluten.
Glee All Natural Chewing Gum – You won't find aspartame in this box gum. And it's not wrapped in plastic, either.
PLUS, the Box included several coupons, and a special offer from Plenty-Full for purchase of BPA-free stainless steel food containers. Icing on the cake (well, box…)? The Expert tips from Katherine Scoleri of SafeMama.com and Alysa Bajenaru of InspiredRD.com.
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