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May Eco-Box for Moms

PicsArt_1369539184196When I opened up my Ecocentric Mom Discovery Box for Moms this month, I could not believe the goodies I got. The month of May definitely takes the cake so far….and here I thought the last couple of months would be hard to beat. The first thing to catch my eye….a full size bar of organic dark chocolate…bliss!!! If the May Mom Box products don’t convince you to sign up for your very own monthly subscription of awesome surprises, not sure what else will. Can’t wait for June…my birthday month!

Here’s the breakdown of the Mom Discovery Box for May from Ecocentric Mom:

Kallari Chocolate ~ This gourmet chocolate is not only organic and delicious, but helps to preserve the rainforests and protect the Kichwa culture. A full size bar sells for $5.95.

Orgain ~ The world’s first certified organic nutritional shake is a great way to get a healthy meal on-the-go. I have had the vanilla shake before and enjoyed it very much. It was great to be able to try the chocolate-flavored shake this time. Great after a workout. A single carton typically sells for $3.69. I also received a 40% off online coupon.

Gnu Bar ~ Another healthy snack I’ve tried before. Love these bars! They are high in fiber and low in calories. The chocolate brownie bar is so yummy. They are soft and chewy and made with organic and healthy ingredients. One bar typically sells for $1.99.

Fisika Soap ~ I received a sample of the coffee-vanilla soap. It smells so good and leaves my hands feeling soft. Fisika is Greek for “natural,” an appropriate name since it is made with natural ingredients, including organic olive oil and coconut oil. A sample-size bar goes for $2.22. I received a 10% off online coupon, as well.

Pura Botanica’s Rose Retreat Botanic Bath Infusion ~ I could smell these bath crystals as soon as I opened my box. The infusions are made with organic ingredients and are three-in-one bath therapies. Restorative mineral sea salts, fragrant essential oils, and curative herbs and flowers made for a spa-like, all-natural, destressing bath right in my own tub. Loved the smell of roses. A single botanic bath infusion sells for $10. I also received a “buy 1 get 1 free” online coupon.

Purely You Minerals Satin Plum Eye-Shadow ~ Back in March I took advantage of an Ecocentric Mom coupon I received for another mineral make-up company and got a lipstick I love. Well, this time I received a mineral eyeshadow I love. The plum shade is exactly what I typically use. The small size I received sells for $1.50. I am going to have to place an order and take advantage of the free lip gloss with $20 purchase offer.

Elma & Sana Argan Oil Peppermint Lip Balm ~ I am very excited about this product. Argan Oil is the latest craze and Elma & Sana sells Pure Organic Argan Oil. They use this same oil in their skin and hair care products. Argan Oil is known for having very high levels of Vitamin E and fatty acids. This provides anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and healing properties, among other benefits. The oil comes directly from Moroccan Women Cooperatives and supports women in business in Moroccan Villages where Argan trees grow. The lip balm sells for $4.99. I also received a 20% off online coupon.

doTerra Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lemon Essential Oil ~ Essential oils have so many benefits and can be used for so many different reasons. The lemon essential oil sample I received has a great citrus smell that can be used to uplift your mood. It can also be used as a cleaner for the home, topical and internal cleanser, and can even soothe a sore throat. The oils generally sell for $13.33 per 15ml. When you sign up as a “preferred member” on the doTerra website you can always receive 20% off your order.

CocoPlum Soothe Spray ~Great discovery. This spray is made with organic green tea, pure aloe vera and a special blend of essential oils. It acts as a first aid kit in helping soothe skin from  sunburns, blemishes, rashes, itching and even stress. I’m sure it will come in handy this hot Summer season. I’m already carrying the sample in my purse. A 4oz full-sized bottle sells for $14. I also received a $5 off online coupon.

Branch Basics ~ Another great spray I am now carrying in my purse. Branch Basics is an all-purpose soap concentrate made from pure, food-grade ingredients. It is perfectly safe and non-toxic for all. It can be used to clean anything and everything, from household items to baby’s gentle skin. This product can basically replace all of your cleaning products and save you so much money, as well as help protect the environment. I received a pre-diluted 2 oz sample which sells for $3.75. I plan to use it on-the-go for those moments you need a quick hand cleaning and there’s no sink. It also works as a stain remover, produce cleaner and disinfectant for scrapes and cuts. The uses are endless. I will definitely be using my 15% off online discount.

Derma H2O Water Wipes ~ I am a huge wipey fan. They come in handy for so many things. The problem is most contain toxic chemicals, dyes and perfumes. It was very reassuring to find this pack of 10 Water Wipes…preservative-free, allergy friendly, made simply with 99.9% water and .1% grapefruit seed extract. This could very well be the safest, purest, gentlest wipe there is. Instant fan. The sample pack came with a 20% online promotion code.

OraMD ~ Another great surprise. Ironically, I have been using this product for the last few weeks. It is a 100% all-natural liquid toothpaste that offers so many benefits and is a better alternative to conventional toothpastes. A single bottle sells for $22.97 and lasts you a very long time. I also received a 15% off and free shipping online coupon. I am due to review this product on my blog in the next week and host a giveaway….so stay tuned! and ~ Coupon for $5 off your first order. Yet another coincidence…I was recently asked to join the blogger team for the Green Deals Blog! This is a great site for those who like to shop online. You can find just about anything you need or want to support your green, organic and healthy lifestyle. ~ $15 Gift Certificate. I’m looking forward to shopping for some organic, eco-friendly clothing on this site real soon.

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Hope you all have had a great start in 2013! The past few weeks have been extremely busy for me…and I love it. 😉 Right before the year ended, I was introduced to the NYR (Neal’s Yard Remedies) award-winning Organic beauty product line.  From shower gels to body lotions to make-up, they carry all the essentials for your skin and beauty regimen. There is even a men’s line. When I was first invited to sample some products, I was overwhelmed with choices. I finally opted to try out some of the make-up and skin line.  I am always on the hunt for products made of organic and natural ingredients.  I don’t want my skin to absorb toxic chemicals for the sake of anti-aging or beauty. I strongly believe that in the long run those types of products will do far more damage than good. So, when I learned that NYR products are made in an eco-factory in England and are Certified Organic, I was more than willing and excited to test them out and learn more.  I’ve been using a few of the NYR make-up and skin products for about 3 weeks now and am happy to report that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE them! I will break each one down for you below with my honest opinion. If you would like more info on the NYR beauty line and how you can even earn extra income selling these great products: CLICK HERE

I am also happy to offer you the chance to win any one of the products I review! Enter the super easy raffle, and if you are randomly selected as the winner, you choose the product and it will be shipped directly to you!


Contest ends Saturday, Jan. 19th at midnight. Winner will be notified via email within 24 hours. All participants must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States.  Good Luck!

1. Frankincense Hydrating Creme: I used this moisturizer every morning and night. It is rich with antioxidants and contains frankincense and myrrh which help reduce the appearance of fine lines and firms up the skin. I have to say, this stuff is great. No breakouts and I noticed my skin felt more plump after about 3 days of using it.  I’m used to most cremes feeling light, so if I had a complaint it would be that it felt a little heavy, but I don’t. It actually made my skin feel great and a little bit goes a long way!

2. White Tea Enriching Facial Mask: For a good deep clean once a week, I applied this mask and left it on for 10 minutes. I then rinsed it off with warm water and applied my moisturizer. I immediately noticed my skin felt very smooth and moist. My experience with facial masks in the past have not been great as they usually make my skin feel dry afterwards. I was hesitant to try this one, but very glad I did. It contains antioxidant white tea , as well as kaolin for purifying.

3. Mineral Pressed Eye Shadow (in Wild Plum):  I have tried several mineral eye shadows over the past few years…this is by far my favorite. It’s made with organic corn starch and oils and is talc free. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It is so easy to apply and best of all…it stays on!! I love the wild plum and there are several other natural, nice colors to choose from.


4. Mineral Eyeliner (in Midnight): I have to be honest, this was the only one of the products that disappointed me a little, but I still liked it very much. It’s made with 100% natural minerals and enriched with organic moisturizing oils and antioxidants. It is easy to apply and stays on longer than expected, I just didn’t like the color very much. It’s not as dark as I would have expected for a “midnight” eyeliner. However, I tired it out as a brow liner and it works perfectly!

5. Organic Facial Wipes:  These pre-moistened organic cotton wipes are great. They are enriched with aloe vera and antioxidant white tea, smell nice, are suitable for all skin types. Best of all, they get your make-up off easily and leave your face feeling clean and refreshed! Didn’t dry it out either.

6. O.K., last but certainly not least, my favorite of the bunch…Luscious Lip Gloss (in Nude): I am absolutely in love with this lip gloss. It contains 92% organic ingredients and is enriched with antioxidant white tea, organic sweet orange oil and NYR’s essential fatty acid-rich Organic Beauty Oil. The color is so natural looking and pretty. I could wear it over my lipstick for some juicy shine or by itself for a pretty natural looking gloss. Love it! Several other shades available.