January Mom + Baby Box: I Heart Mom & Mom Hearts Me Edition

Just in time for baby…The Box!

Our exclusive EcoSalon shopping must-have, the curated product assortment known as The Box, is back. We’re offering $500 in eco-goodies for the New Year for just $99 and these won’t last. That’s a guarantee.

Whether you’re a new mom, are expecting, or have friends and family with little ones, you’ll love the Mom + Baby Box. There are enough full-sized products and projects here to try out as well as share!

(If you do miss out this time around, our friends at The Green Parent are hosting a giveaway for the last remaining Mom + Baby Box standing. Head on over to their site and register to win!)

Just look at what we have in store for you this time around:

Oliver + S Little Things to Sew

Those “in the sew” love to dress the children in their lives in garments they have hand-crafted. No one understands this better than Liesl Gibson, who is both a mom and the founder of Oliver + S, a sewing pattern company known for its contemporary yet classically sensible kids’ designs, its precise, easy-to-follow instructions, and its charming paper doll–inspired packaging. In Oliver + S Little Things to Sew, you’ll find 20 accessories for children, such as a hat with bear ears, scarf, vest, tutu, art smock, backpack, and quilt – all beautifully photographed by Laurie Frankel. The book includes two full-size pattern sheets and, as an added bonus, two cardstock paper dolls that can be dressed with “clothing” cut from the book’s jacket – a little something extra to keep young ones occupied while grownups stitch new items for their wardrobes!

(Retails for $27.50)


Therawise Natural Baby Diaper Ointment

Most diaper rash ointments are still petroleum-based. Petro-chemical ingredients do not allow your baby’s skin to breath, one of the most important processes required for healthy skin. Petro-chemical ingredients harm natural oils and leave baby’s skin vulnerable.

Natural Baby Diaper Ointment’s plant-based ingredients allows the skin to breathe properly, while providing soothing and regenerative properties to reduce skin irritation in the diaper area. Additional highlights include a quick-drying, non-greasy, plant-based and alcohol-free formulation. It is ideal for both disposable and cloth diapers.

All Théra Wise packaging is BPA- and phthalate-free.

(Retails for $19.99)

Eco-Me Dish Soap

Eco friendly cleaning does not have to be a complicated jump from traditional cleaning methods and with Eco-Me, it’s easy to make subtle changes that’ll keep your home clean while limiting your family’s exposure to chemicals.  Protecting our environment is crucial for our future, and it’s up to us to do our part and support it. Eco-Me Dish Soap is completely non-toxic and smells like sweet tea and comes in a recyclable container. No dyes no parabens and no synthetic fragrances. We love.

(Retails for $4.99)

Desert Essence Oh So Clean 2 in 1 Gentle Foaming Hair & Body Cleanser

Desert Essences’ Oh So Clean 2 in 1 Gentle Foaming Hair and Body Cleanser enriches your baby’s head hair and delicate skin with vitamins A, C, D and E. The cleanser helps to maintain the skin’s natural moisture. Your baby will love bath time even more with this extra-mild, 100% olive castile soap blended with vitamin-rich organic sunflower oil. Pediatrician-tested and minimally formulated with only 8 ingredients. Certified to the USDA Organic Standard.

(Retails for $10.95)

Green Toys Stacking Cups

Keep that baby busy. Six graduated cups offer dozens of possibilities for bath and play time. Scoop and pour water, build towers by turning upside down, or just sort sizes to nest. The My First Green Toys™ Stacking Cups are colorful and fun, and teach basic arithmetic concepts. Each cup is numbered on the bottom from 1 to 6 and is volumetrically accurate. Fill cups 1 and 2, for example, and it will equal the volume of cup 3. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Perfect for home, classroom, outdoors, or the tub. No BPA, PVC, phthalates, or external coatings. Meets FDA food contact standards. Dishwasher safe, too.

(Retails for $10.99)

Discovery’s Amazing Earth

Amazing Earth takes viewers on a visual journey, exploring places never before seen while offering experiences one can only imagine. Travel to the highest peaks on the planet and crawl into caves and terrain that no human has ever tread. Meet the visionaries and pioneers who work to save the planet and shape a better future as they bring to light the extremes the future could hold, from a vanishing rainforest to the devastating effects of a powerful hurricane. This DVD has a total run time of 215 minutes. Street date: February 21, 2012.

(Retails for $14.98)

Mini Organics Nipple Balm

Ouch, breastfeeding. Good for baby, but sometimes hard on Mom. This award-winning Soothing Nipple Balm is a rich emollient blend of the finest certified organic shea and cocoa butters, olive and evening primrose oils. It is enriched with vitamin E and calendula, both known for their anti-inflammatory and healing properties. MiniOrganics Soothing Nipple Balm has an incredibly low melting point so it’s super-easy to apply to tender, dry, or cracked nipples. This product is certified organic to food grade standards, so there is no need to remove it prior to feeding.

(Retails for $32.95)

Mimi the Sardine Blue Dot Pencil Case

Mimi the Sardine’s adorable pencil cases are lined inside to make them extremely practical – go beyond pencils and throw makeup, toiletries, art supplies, electronics, toys, or snacks in them and take them on the go! The organic coated cotton is machine-washable and supple enough to pack flat, roll up, or carry around. All Mimi the Sardine products are made in the San Francisco Bay Area. Size: 5 x 9″

(Retail value: $10)

Mini Organics Pregnancy Essentials Nourishing Body Oil

Condition and support your skin from the fourth month of pregnancy on with this luxurious, award-winning Pregnancy Essentials Nourishing Body Oil.

The unique blend of Certified Organic antioxidant-rich Camellia Tea, Avocado, Jojoba and Rosehip oils combined with a delicious infusion of safe essential oils, all known for their soothing, rejuvenating and restorative properties, will promote elasticity and keeps pregnant skin soft and supple – and can even help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

(Retails for $55.95)

Modern-Twist’s Kidz Box: Monster + 6 Dry-Erase Markers

Collaborating with unique talents from the independent art scene, Modern-twist brings art to even the littlest table. Made from silky food-grade, hand silk-screened silicone, the mats won’t crease or rip. The mats are ideal for travel and mealtime activities. The kid’s placemats feature creative, playful designs that will amuse and inspire little tikes. For parents who live a design-inspired lifestyle, the simple, clean style provides optimal functionality with a minimalist aesthetic. Nurturing the inner artist in every child, the mats are doodle-friendly with the use of washable or dry erase markers – save paper/save trees, just clean off with a damp cloth or rinse. Color again and again.

Kids Box: Includes Storage/gift box + 1 mat + 6 non toxic dry-erase markers. Made from recycled and recyclable packaging.

(Retails for $21.00)

Pink Lotus HankyBook

Are you ready for the evolution of the handkerchief? Try a HankyBook! The HankyBook is handmade out of cozy 100% organic interlock cotton fabric. There are 8 pages and a nice cover bound together on an edge, like a book. This makes for a comfortable nose blowing experience for wee ones that is also sanitary for your hands and purse or pocket. The HankyBook is machine or hand washable and the edges won’t fray because of the interlock fabric. Wash HankyBooks with a full load of laundry when finished!
(Retails for $6.95)

Think Baby Safe Sunscreen

At thinkbaby, providing safe baby products by identifying consumer product categories with known human health issues is mission #1. Thinkbaby looks at products that contain high levels of hormone disruptors and carcinogens, then work with leading scientists worldwide to create safe alternatives.

Not only are ingredients in conventional sunscreen able to interact with skin, but data shows that some conventional sunscreen chemicals can reach the bloodstream in under 30 seconds. Most folks utilize sunscreen to reduce the chance of getting cancer. Why  apply something that may actually increase this risk? Enter thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen.

(Retails for $15.99)

VivaTerra Woolly Night Owl

This wise, cuddly owl will become your baby’s favorite. Hand-spun and hand-knitted by women in rural Kenya, this plump, huggable owl is dyed with plants grown in the women’s gardens. The money they earn pays for glasses when it was discovered that some women were knitting inches away from their eyes because they couldn’t see correctly. Now they see a prosperous future before them and their children, thanks to the program that enables them to create these adorable wool owls.

(Retails for $79)

Wean Green Carrot Wean Tubs

Wean Green is a Canadian company dedicated to providing parents with safe and environmental baby products that fit into every parent’s diaper bag. They love researching environmentally friendly, modern, and unique baby products and also love it when their diaper bags match their shoes! With this in mind, they created a company devoted to combining eco and chic in all of their products to make it possible for parents to choose environmental products without sacrificing style. With their colourful selection of silicone-sealed lids, these tempered glass containers grow with your baby, too. Their Wean Cubes are designed for many secondary uses, including keeping cereal from spilling all over your purse!

(Retails for $10.99)

Weleda Pomegranate Body Wash

Rick in antioxidants, this Pomegranate Body Wash helps retain moisture and inspires the senses. Tired and faded skin is revitalized by this creamy natural body wash for aging skin. Our Pomegranate Body Wash is an invigorating bath and shower lather that is free from synthetic detergents, and that gently cleanses your skin without stripping it of moisture.

(Retails for $18.00)

Zoe Organics: Baby Massage Oil

Infant massage is a lovely way to bond with your baby. This calming blend of nutrient-rich oils is a perfect way to moisturize baby’s delicate skin and welcome sweet dreams.

Gently massage into baby’s skin. For best results, use after a bath to keep skin soft and hydrated. Also effective as a calming bedtime routine.

Zoe means “life,” and Zoe Organics’ mission is to celebrate and protect the lives of children, family, community and planet by using only the most pure, organic ingredients because they believe in the necessity of eliminating toxins from our bodies and the environment. They also believe that green living doesn’t require that we compromise quality or aesthetics. Zoe Organics practices fair trade and social responsibility, with the goal of enhancing lives in every community.

(Retails for $16.00)

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