WHAT PUTS ‘ECO’ IN ECOCO BOX?
This box is filled with amazing items perfect for a monthly treat! A company that started with two things in mind ‘eco’ and ‘treats.’
The ethos behind it is to shower parents with gifts but with the added bonus of helping mums discover products and brands that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable!
Everything in ecocobox is chosen based on it being plant based and cruelty free.
If you’re looking to make healthier, more sustainable buying decisions for yourself and your family then ecocobox is perfect for you.
START SMALL IN YOUR ECO LIFE
This box shows you how easy you can change from ‘normal’ items to eco items from simple things like items for you or your child like a bamboo toothbrush, steel straw, bamboo plasters or shopping bag, but it will be something you can use in your daily life to help you transition to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Made from recycled paper – they chose a particular type of box which is unbleached in its core, but with bleached outer, which means it is lower impact and allows us to use less ink.
“Our pretty box is our mailer, so unlike some other companies who wrap their display box in cardboard before shipping (what a waste!) we keep our packaging to the bare minimum.
Inside the box, you might see wood wool, shredded (recycled) paper or plant starch pellets to keep your products safe in transit. We are phasing out the wood wool because we want to use recycled rather than ‘new’ trees going forward. And all our starch pellets are salvaged from other deliveries we have received!”
ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE BRANDS
They work with brands who can offer ethical, sustainable and non-toxic products in eco packaging.
BUYING IN UK TO MINIMISE CARBON FOOTPRINT
They created an Ecocobox shop so you can get all the things you discover in one place, rather than having to make multiple orders on multiple sites; keeping it simple for you and minimising courier trips and packaging.
They also work with predominantly UK brands and only ship ecocobox to the UK to keep mileage lower.
WHAT I RECEIVED IN MY ECOCO BOX
I’m so grateful I was gifted (non paid) to receive this box to review! I received:
- From Earth to Earth mummy and me bamboo toothbrushes.
- Jack and Jill Toothpaste
- Love the Planet plastic free blush.
- Dr Botanicals balm
- Nathalie Bond Bloom Body Oil.
- Turtle Bag
From Earth to Earth mummy and me bamboo toothbrushes.
Such an awesome way to reduce plastic by using Bamboo plus they are soft and comfortable in your hand as well as in your mouth. you and your children may not want to put them down. Bamboo has a very nice natural energy about it, in contrast to common plastic toothbrushes.
BIODEGRADABLE: Helps protect our environment!
BAMBOO: Bamboo is the worlds fastest naturally renewing resource which has inherent anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
MULTI-COLORS: Everyone loves a little colour! And it makes it easier (in a family) to know whose brush is whose.
Jack and Jill Toothpaste
Another brand I hadn’t heard of til I received this box and super glad the kids have been able to try it because a cruelty free brand, vegan and natural products are items you definitely want your children to be using.
It has a safety seal, easy open flip top cap with Recyclable packaging and made in Australia
- Rich in Xylitol,
- Organic Calendula to soothe gums,
- Organic Natural Strawberry Flavour
- Sugar Free, Colour Free
- Fluoride Free
- SLS Free
- No Artificial Preservatives
- Gluten Free
- BPA Free
Ingredients: Xylitol, Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin (Coconut derived), Silica, Certified Organic Strawberry Flavour (Fragaria Chiloensis), Xanthan Gum, Certified Organic Calendula Officinalis Extract, Potassium Sorbate (Naturally derived), Citric Acid.
Love the Planet plastic free blush.
Something I’d heard about and had wanted to try came in the box! It’s like Christmas in box you don’t know what treasures are inside.
Love The Planet is an award winning brand bringing you a beautiful collection of plastic free makeup.
- Free from Palm Oil.
- Free from Parabens.
- Free from Plastic Packaging.
- Cruelty free
- Zero waste makeup
- Free UK delivery on all orders
Dr Botanicals balm
I love these products – so natural and they smell divine!
- Cruelty free
The main active ingredients in the formulation are:
1. Coconut Oil is high in antioxidants and fatty acids that work to hydrate, restore and protect the skin.
2. Almond Oil is high in fatty acids that work to hydrate and nourish the skin.
3. Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil is rich in Vitamins A, C and E and Omega 7, as well as carotenoids, all of which are vital in the defence against free radical damage.
Nathalie Bond Bloom Body Oil.
Not heard of this brand before but was so excited to try it – the words ‘natural’ on the side it feels like a brand you can trust.
- Made with Certified Organic Ingredients.
- 100% Natural
- 98% Organic of Total.
- Cruelty free
- Free from synthetic fragrances
- Suitable for all skin types.
Safflower Oil is one of the highest natural sources of Oleic acid and helps to rejuvenate damaged skin and provide moisture for dry skin, so that even dry skin feels smooth. Rich is Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, B6 and Vitamin E.
+ Jojoba Oil is the liquid wax and is one of the most important oils in skin care. Unlike many other oils, jojoba is chemically very similar to human sebum. It has a natural SPF of 5 and penetrates the skin rapidly leaving a soft non-sticky feel.
30ml + 100ml
Organic Short Handled String Bag
Going to buy some more of these as I love it! A biodegradable bag which fits perfectly in your own bag for when you’re doing shopping!
Inspired by turtles, these Turtle Bags are a practical reminder that plastic never goes away!
These classic organic cotton string bags are naturally super strong. The bags have been checked out by Which? and will take up to 40kg and “Extremely strong and durable”.
- Organic cotton bags are certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS),
- No chemical pesticides or fertilisers are used in the production of the of the fabric and farmers must work under safe conditions with an agreed minimum wage.
FIVE REASONS TO USE NATURAL PRODUCTS
1. SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
When ingredients for natural health and beauty products are farmed and manufactured organically, fewer chemicals are put into the air and water so it’s a win for skin and the planet.
Products made from conventionally produced ingredients can have a negative environmental impact with the manufacturing of chemical-heavy health and beauty products puts those chemicals, and many more, into the air and water, and even more go down your drain in your own home.
2. BETTER SMELLING
Natural health and beauty products scented with natural essential oils can even provide aromatherapy (my favourite scents!)
Artificial fragrances are designed to cover up the smell of other chemicals used in traditional health and beauty products. The effect is that you have a chemical to cover up another chemical and all those chemical smells can cause headaches in many people. Natural health and beauty products smell like their natural ingredients, not a cocktail of chemicals.
3. NO ADDITIVES
You often read ‘Paraben Free, NO SLS’ which are basically additives to make products have an extended the shelf life. For more info on Parabens read here on Wikipedia.
Parabens are synthetic and mimic your body’s natural hormones and many people worry that this can alter the functions of your body’s endocrine system. Artificial ingredients like parabens may help a product do one thing well yet there could be possible side effects. While some people have allergies to a few natural ingredients (lanolin, which comes from wool, is an allergen for some) the effects are much more understood than the ones from synthetic ingredients.
4. BETTER IN THE LONG HAUL
Many natural products work better than their conventional counterparts because they don’t contain unnecessary fillers or irritants. Some unnatural products may seem to work better with the first try but over the long haul the harmful chemicals that made your skin feel cleaner or your hair feel smoother may actually cause damage.
5. SAY NO TO CHEMICALS AND PACKAGING
Natural makeup, skin care products, and body products work with your skin instead of against it and any people are even allergic to chemicals commonly found in conventionally produced products. Chemicals, artificial colors, and fillers in skin care products and makeup can cause redness, irritation and breakouts.
There is also a lot of packaging waste in lots of beauty products so have a look around for those that use less or even use biodegradable items.
A RECOMMENDED SUBSCRIPTION BOX
Definitely a box I’d recommend to the mums out there (even the dads!) The items a luxurious, well thought out plus the fact they are eco friendly makes me love this box even more.
Having a ‘Discovery Subscription Box’ featuring the best natural and Eco products For Mum and baby is a great thing to have on the market plus you can even do it as a gift idea! I featured it on my blog post 15 recommended Eco products for small switches in the home
They come with literally the most fabulous items!
FOUR MORE POSITIVES ABOUT THE BOX
- You receive full size products
Full sized products have a much lower packaging to product ratio – lets face it samples are pretty much all packaging, and that’s not so eco!
You get a real opportunity to try it out, as samples don’t tend to give your skin time to adjust for you to see if it’s right for you.
- If you don’t enjoy it you can gift the full sized item to someone who will!
THE INSIGHT OF BOX ITEMS
They spend a lot of time on product selection! They ensure people get a variety of choice and that we aren’t ending up with multiples of the same product type.
They also choose products they think we will be able to use in our daily life to minimise waste. Love it!
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET YOUR BOXES?
Once into the standard shipping cycle, you will receive your box every 2 months. It is possible that you will receive your second box a little quicker, depending on when in the month you sign up. You can opt to skip a shipment if you wish, by logging into your account.
THE ECOCO BOX WILL SHIP …
Within 2 working days of your first payment. Following that ecocobox ships bi-monthly, so you will fall in line with their standard payment and shipping schedule after box 1.
You have a right to a refund if you are unhappy with the product you receive.
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For more eco posts see:
- The Foresthog – go Eco Cleaning friendly!
- Organic Lavender products for babies – by Green people!
- THXSILK – seven EPIC benefits of silk bedding!
- Salt of the Earth – Vegan Roll on Deodorant Review
- HIPP Organic ‘FREE FROM’ skincare|REVIEW
- UXB Cream Cleanser / Review and skin Routine
- 10 reasons why to use cloth pads / 7 tips on making them last!
- Hape Toys exploring the world of Bamboo toys
- Eco friendly solution for kids and parents – try Mama Bamboo!
- Stars and Sage Monthly Bath Ritual Box