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    September's EcoCentric Mom Box Review

    This month's "Mom Box" from EcoCentric Mom contained a great assortment of cleaning products, personal care products, and even a few snacks.  

    IMG_2044  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.

    DeepsteepDeep 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 and Alysa Bajenaru of

    Want to learn more about EcoCentric Mom or get your own monthly box of green goodies? Here's how it works.





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    Would love to get a box like this. Ive been wanting to try Ecover.

    Diane MacEachern

    Emily, Just use the link in the post to sign up!

    plastic bottle

    I'm partial to laundy powder as opposed to liquid in a plastic bottle, so I particularly like this sample.

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