Friday, April 10, 2009

Ecostore USA Review & Giveaway!

Recently I was lucky enough to be contacted by Melissa from Ecostore USA. She told me about their fantastic products.

Here's a quote from Melissa, "I represent www.ecostoreusa.com which is an extension of a 20 year old New Zealand company www.ecostore.co.nz that makes plant based, non-toxic Household Cleaning, Baby and Personal Care Products that contain No Nasty Chemicals(tm)."

She knows that the "mom blogger" market loves the idea of No Nasty Chemicals(tm) for their families.

She sent me some products that I was glad to try.

First off I got the Naturally Antibacterial Spray Cleaner. How cool is that? It's antibacterial without all those lab made ingredients. This is citrus based. I have to admit I was skeptical. I won't promote something if it doesn't work well and I was worried that without all the super-duper lab chemicals it wouldn't work.

I first used it on my countertop. It cleaned it well, smelled nice & didn't leave any film or anything on the counter you could feel. My son went to make a PB&J right after & I started to tell him not to put it on the countertop I had just cleaned, but then I remembered it was O.K. No Nasty Chemicals(tm).

I was ready to tackle the big stuff, so I tested it on my stove top the morning after my 17 year old son JD helped out by making dinner. I was a little worried. This had all night to solidify. (Yuck)

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I sprayed on the Naturally Antibacterial Spray Cleaner & grabbed some paper towels. Honestly, just a couple of wipes & this is what my stovetop looked like.

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It worked like a dream! Now the big spot that was left I actually had to chisel off with a knife, nothing would have removed that. The other marks on the stove are dents.

She also sent me Plant Based Toilet Cleaner. I didn't take any pictures of that process (you're welcome). Those who read regularly know that I share one bathroom with my husband & 2 teenage sons. Let me just say the Plant Based Toilet Cleaner worked like a dream. Just squeeze it on, spread it around evenly & let it work for several minutes & clean off.



And guess what? I did't have to open the window like I ususally do. The smell of the
Ecostore USA Plant Based Toilet Cleaner didn't make my sinus cavites feel like they were on fire, like most bathroom cleaners. I used the Naturally Antibacterial Spray Cleaner on the sink & tub & away I went.

Now Melissa, being the savvy woman she is, recognized that my miniature schnauzer Oskar has a large & loyal following, so she sent a couple of items from the Eco4Pets line. Oskar got Herbal Fresh All Natural Shampoo & All Natural Leave-in Conditioner. Go
here for his review.

I can tell you with 100% honesty that we have never used a product on Oskar that worked this well & left his fur nice for this long. Even when he goes to the groomer!

Ecostore USA is an e-commerce site, but they have an exclusive partnership with Meijer & have just hit the shelves in all 189 stores, so you can pick their products up there.

Now, what's in it for you? I am giving away a $25.00 gift Certificate to one lucky reader to
Ecostore USA. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Here are the ways to enter.

First visit
Ecostore USA and come back here & tell me one product you would like to try. This entry is required for any other entries to be valid.

Additional entries, leave an comment for each thing you do.

*Visit Oskar's blog & read his product review. Leave a comment there. One additional entry.

*Follow any or all of my 4 blogs (see buttons on the sidebar). One entry for each blog you follow.

*Tweet about this giveawy & leave me the link in the comments. One additional entry.

* Visit my Etsy store & come back & tell me your favorite set of cards. One additional entry.

*Blog about this giveaway for 3 additional entries. Leave me a link in the comments.

Oops, I guess I should list a closing date! This contest will end at midnight on Wed. April 15th.

41 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Good product!!! I always worry about chemicals!! Thanks for the info

scrappysue said...

i love their packaging! how fun for you :) and weird that it's from nz - that's two nz connections :)

mindy said...

i like the all purpose cleaner thanks for the giveaway

scottsgal said...

I would try the herbal fresh pet shampoo

thanks for the giveaway msboatgal at aol.com

cstironkat said...

I would like to try the baby soap and the coconut soap.

cstironkat said...

I headed on over to Oskar's Blog and read about the pet shampoo. He looks great. Thank you for the giveaway.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

want to get the laundry and dish detergent- I wish I had a meijer close by

Sharon said...

I would love the try the liquid dishwashing soap and liquid laundry detergent. I don't have a Meiger in my area normally buy seventh generation always looking for something new. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

paula h said...

I really want to try the Coconut Soap. I'll bet it smells and feels good.

He And Me + 3 said...

I would want to try the Antibacterial spray cleaner...my stove needs some help too.
I follow two of your blogs:)
I got my cards from you today. Thank you...they are beautiful! I love them:)

Juleemm said...

I would like to try the vanilla shampoo and conditioner.

Juleemm said...

I am a follower.

cdziuba said...

I like the Herbal Fresh Shampoo for my dog.

cdziuba said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1496742629

cdziuba said...

Favorite cards: Savannah Buildings Notecard Set

Laura said...

I think the rosemary orange shampoo and conditioner sound nice! Never heard of them before but sure would love to check them out, you know I love green stuff!! I bet our geriatric yellow lab would like to get a good scrub too!

rlgrady said...

I would love to try their liquid laundry soap. Thanks!

rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I would like to try the citrus spray cleaner.
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blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I follow you!

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

http://twitter.com/blueviolet/status/1498549382
tweeted!

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I left a comment on Oskar's cute review. :)

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I like your Savannah Green Door card set. :)

Carolyn G said...

I would love to try the Lemon Rinse aid

Leslie said...

I have heard so many GREAT things about Ecostore!! I cannot wait to try their Products!
#1 on my list is the Baby Nappy Balm! I think it will be so soothing on tender baby skin!!!
Leslie
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Leslie said...

I Posted on Oskar's Blog! He is gorgeous! I just want a little Doggie too!!!! Precious!
Leslie
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http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

I'm following Screaming Mimi!
Leslie
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Leslie said...

LeslieVeg left a Tweet
http://tinyurl.com/cs9mxz

Leslie
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Leslie said...

I LOVE your Flower Note Card Set from your Etsy Store! Very pretty!
Leslie
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http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

carolasar said...

I would love to try their dishwash liquid to start with.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

All their products sound great...I guess my pic is the citrus spray cleaner!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I'm following you (this blog)...

Green & Clean Mom said...

Happy Easter! Thought you and your readers might want to become Fans of the Ecostore USA Facebook Page for great discounts, news and deals. They are also on Twitter @ecostoreusa

Lots of cool events this month to check out at the Facebook event page. Also there is FREE shipping this month on orders over $25. Hope you help in spreading the word about this and thanks for the great review!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/EcoStoreUsacom/99327855083?ref=ts

Jennifer said...

I would love to try the Vanilla Shampoo and Conditioner, thanks for the giveaway!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

C.G. the Foodie said...

I would love to try the liquid laundry soap!

Kati said...

Hey! Thanks for the heads up on your contest. I get sooo wrapped up in replying to comments and posting.. I forget to do these things.

I would like to try the

Baby Sleepytime Bath

Ahh.. maybe it will make the kids sleep? No? Well.. hopefully!

Nickolay said...

I am always a fan of All Purpose Cleaners

jason@allworldautomotive.com

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Cool products! I think I'd like the vanilla shampoo they have!

lilbabypug said...

I too would love to try the laundry detergent liquid. I love the scent of the one we use now, but it's far from natural. thanks for the giveaway

liane66 said...

the Lemon Rinse Aid.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at) yahoo(dot)com

Sandra K321 said...

The naturally anti-bacterial spray cleaner would be great. I hate the smell of those harsh chemical cleaners and my hands don't like them much either.

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win. The vanilla shampoo would be great. THank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net