The December EcoCentric Mom box arrived right in the middle of the holiday season, so I decided to open it in the new year instead. What better way to start off 2013 than by sampling some new organic taste treats and healthy products for my skin and hair?
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews – There was lots of food in this month's box, but my favorite by far were these candy-like "energy chews." Made with USDA certified organic ingredients that are gluten- and dairy-free, they're wonderfully flavorful but not too sweet. I had intended to eat "just one," but gobbled them all right up once I tasted them.
Clandestino Milk Chocolate Banana Bar – Between the subtle banana filling and the milk chocolate covering, these bars pack a nice little energy punch.
Tisano Organic Chocolate Tea – I drink at least six cups of tea a day, and chocolate is one of my favorite foods, so you can imagine how much I liked trying out this new combo. One added benefit: though the tea is made from pure cacao beans, it's calorie-free.
Organic Nectars Chocolate Bars – Yes, more chocolate! These bars are certified organic, vegan and completely free of dairy, peanuts, soy, gluten, GMOs and refined sugar. I especially liked the one flavored witht raspberry.
Tree Hugger All Natural Bubble Gum – If you like to chew on a little something every now and then, try this gum. It's bursting with flavor – all of it natural. No artificial colors, nuts, or gluten, either.
Simpy Rustic Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub – This is to put on your body, not in it. But believe me, it smells good enough to eat! And I like the soft scrub you get from it, too.
Golden Path Alchemy Awaken Cleanser – Herbs, essentials oils, and various elixirs combine in this gentle cleanser.
Elma & Sana Pure Organic Argan Oil Moisturizer – This 100%certified organic cold pressed argan oil is supposed to be good for all skin and hair types, but I particularly like using it on my nails and cuticles.
Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Bonzer -This lightly textured bronzer uses organic rasberry for color – but don't worry, it's not too pink or bright.
As with every EcoCentric Mom box, this one included a $10 gift card, discount codes or coupons for every product in the box, and two additional special offers: one to buy waste-free, reusable food-packing gear frorm Kids Konserve, and one to gain access to a monthly, eco-friendly crafts box from Green Kid Crafts.
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