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Sunshine & Blue Skies! What an appropriate theme for this months Ecocentric Mom Boxes. At least here in Northern California! The weather has been extra sunshiny and really just overall beautiful. I'm not even a Spring/Summer person...though if I had to choose I would go for Spring, but I digress...
This months pregnancy box came with some really neat and useful products! So, let's jump right into it!
Coconut Oil Fragrance Free Face & Body Lotion by Organic Fiji- Retails $10/3 oz. bottle (Included)
This fragrance free lotion is supposed to be great for sensitive skin including babies! It's Non-GMO, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Fair Trade, and made with USDA Organic, Cold Pressed, Organic Coconut Oil. It is also free of Parabens, PEGs, and harsh ingredients.
Ingredients Listed: Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Glceryl Stearate SE, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Esters, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid
My Thoughts: It's definitely fragrance free! I tend to like scented lotions to be honest but I don't use them on my kiddos. So, this is something I would carry around in my purse for when they need a moisture boost. It has a nice thick consistency and my hands felt soft and moisturized after using it. I like that is doesn't leave a greasy feeling on my hands. It does leave an interesting...after scent? At least it did on my hands. It's similar to what you might smell after holding a balloon. I don't know...maybe it's just the way it reacts to my particular body chemistry? It's not super strong though so it's not really that big a deal to me. Overall, I like that it's unscented and came in a travel-sized bottle. It's an ideal on-the-go option, especially for my kids!
Organic Sunblock by Z Skin- Retails $19/ 2 fl oz. (Included)
This organic sunblock is made with a variety of rare and exotic herbs and oils. It's formulated to protect your skin from harmful UV rays while hydrating your skin. It has an SPF of 45.
Ingredients Listed: Zinc, Raspberry, Carrot, Lemon, Citronella, Peppermint, Orange, Kiwi, Tangerine
My Thoughts: I was super excited when I pulled this baby out of the box! I am super fair skinned and I burn like nobody's business so sunblock is an absolute must-have. The first thing I'll say is I like the smell! Interestingly enough, it reminds me a little bit of toothpaste but when compared to the smell of typical sunblocks this one definitely takes the cake. I'd say the peppermint is the most prominent scent with the others being much more subtle. The consistency is also nice and thick. I will say I choked up a little at the price tag. Maybe it's just the way I go through sunblock but I feel like I would blow through these bottles in just a few outings. And at $19 a bottle that can add up really quickly! Overall, I'm happy with this product. It has a nice light scent that's not to strong and it seems to be effective at blocking the sun =)
Organic Watermelon Sour Twists by YumEarth- (Sample Included)
These organic sour candies are Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, and USDA Organic. They are naturally flavored.
Unfortunately, I ate them and threw away the wrapper before I could get the listed ingredients...whoops =/
My Thoughts: Loved em! I'm a huge fan of sour candy so naturally I was pretty stoked to try these and I must say they didn't disappoint! They were the perfect balance of sour and sweet and had a yummy flavor to them. Can I make a confession? I didn't share them....not a one...moving on...
Basil Seeds Pack by Seeds Now- Retails Sampler Pack [120 seeds] $1.99 Large Pack [1,000 seeds] $4.99 (Sample Included)
These seeds are Non-GMO, Non-Hybridized, Open-pollinated, 100% raw & untreated. Sprout time is 7-14 days and detailed planting instructions can be found on the Seeds Now website.
My Thoughts: I've been wanting to start an herb garden so, of course, I was excited about these. Admittedly, I don't use basil as much as I probably could but this is a good opportunity to start! I love the idea of having fresh herbs at my fingertips and I've already started looking at the Seeds Now website to check out what they have. There are lots of cool seeds offered on the website. So, if your looking to start a garden I highly suggest checking it out. The seeds are seasonably priced and I love that they are Non-GMO! I'm planning on planting them with my kids as a science project! =)
Bump 2 Baby by VISHA Skincare- Retails $35 full size (.25 oz Sample Included)
This 5 in 1 product is meant to cover a multitude of skin issues varying from belly bump to sensitive baby skin. According to the website, this product
Ingredients Listed: Deionized water, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, sunflower oil, shea butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, beeswax, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Tocopherol, rose hip oil, lavender oil, sodium citrate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Sorbitol, Carbopol, xanthan gum, Phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide, fragrance
My Thoughts: I really like the 5 in 1 affect. The consistency is nice, not to thick but not to thin either. My skin did feel very soft and smooth after using it. It has a very light lavender scent which I like personally but I'm not sure if I would use it on my daughter who has severe eczema. It's supposed to be good for soothing and relieving eczema but her skin is so sensitive that I'm a little leery to try it on her. We've been using an unscented oatmeal based lotion in conjunction with an allergy cream and, so far, it's been working wonders on her skin. So, I'll probably save this for myself. This product also carries another moderately hefty price tag. I don't know how big the full size is because it didn't say on the website. I will say I haven't used it enough to justify spending that much but if it does something amazing and the size is comparable, I would consider dishing out for such a product. I guess we'll see how it does after a few consecutive uses!
Sweet Breeze Bath Bomb by Pair'd Beauty- Retails $7/ Bath Bomb (Included)
These nifty little bath bombs are made to order and hand packaged! The Sweet Breeze bath bomb is a blend of sweet orange, lavender and peppermint.
Ingredients Listed: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Maize, Potassium, Bitartrate, Dead Sea Salt, Apricot Oil, Essential Oils, Coloring
My Thoughts: I haven't actually used a bath bomb before so I'm looking forward to trying this out! I have used bath salts so I don't know if these work the same way. This particular bath bomb has a very light lavender scent to it...Maybe it's just the pregnancy but most of the scented products in this month's box smell like lavender to me. Even though they have other scents, lavender seems to be the dominant scent my nose seems to be picking up. Just an interesting observation but again...I digress...Thankfully I'm a big fan of lavender! I also like that these are made to order and hand packaged. I'm a sucker for "made with love" products ;)
Goumimitts in Honeycomb (Cream) by Goumikids- Retails $12/pair (Included)
These adorable baby mittens are made from a machine-washable blend of 70% bamboo-derived viscose and 30% organic cotton. The stay-put design offers non-toxic scratch and germ protection for baby and they're reversible!
My Thoughts: I just realized I always save the baby products for last. I'm usually most excited for these products because they're just so tiny and it makes baby's pending arrival all the more real! Anywho, I think these little mittens are just too cute! They're super soft inside and the reversible design is adorable! The Velcro strip at the wrist makes them easily adjustable to fit baby comfortably. I also like that they're not to thick for the babies due in summertime.
There's not much to say other than it was another successful box from Ecocentric Mom! I just love this subscription box. The products are awesome, the service is awesome, it's just overall awesome! I'm so glad my subscription doesn't end when baby comes but grows with each stage of motherhood ;-) As usual, I'm looking forward to next months box to see what comes!
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Until next time, Blessings