Sunday, June 7, 2009

Review: Ecostore USA Products & Giveaway

Some of you might not know this about me, but I like to clean. Well, I don't really like to clean (come on, who does?), but I like to have a clean house! Every Thursday and Friday morning, without fail, I clean my entire house. I'm don't consider myself an expert on cleaning, but I am a pretty big consumer of cleaning products. So when Ecostore USA contacted me about trying out some of their cleaning products, I jumped at the chance.

First, I'd like to give you a little information about Ecostore USA. They are an extension of a 20 year old New Zealand company which makes plant based , non-toxic Household Cleaning, Baby and Personal Care Products that contain "No Nasty Chemicals(tm)". They have lots of wonderful cleaning products and even some pet care, personal and baby care items; and their products are currently available at all 185 Meijer stores. For those of you who don't live near any Meijer stores (like me), you can order from their website and there is always free shipping on orders over $25. If you want to learn more, you can visit their website or their blog.

I was fortunate enough to receive three cleaning items -- the Citrus Spray Cleaner, the Laundry Liquid, and the Toilet Cleaner.

Citrus Spray Cleaner - The Citrus Spray Cleaner is a wonderful all-purpose cleaner. It's anti-bacterial so it's good for kitchens and bathrooms, plus it's refillable. I liked the smell too -- very fresh and citrusy!

Laundry Liquid - The Laudry Liquid is probably my favorite of the three products. You don't have to use much of it per load -- it's super-concentrated, and I love that it didn't bother our skin. It's very gentle and you only need 1 1/2 to 3 tbsp. for front load washers and 3 to 5 tbsp for top loaders.

Toilet Cleaner - The Toilet Cleaner smells great -- it's a very clean, fresh smell; and it does a great job of cleaning the toilets. I thought it was cool that it could also be used on stainless steel.

I really liked all three of the products, and I definitely recommend all of them. They do cost a little more than the regular, old cleaners; however, I think they are well worth the extra money -- they are safe for you and the earth! I have found that in some cases (like the laundry detergent), I actually use less of the product and it actually goes farther -- thereby making it very cost effective. I especially love that he products don't contain any "nasty chemicals" and they are all non-toxic. As someone who has asthma, allergies and eczema (and who has a child with these exact same issues), this is very important to me.

I am so excited that Ecostore USA is allowing me to giveaway a $25 gift certificate to one lucky reader. To enter this contest, please leave a comment with a valid e-mail address telling me what Ecostore USA product you most want to try! You can click here to see all of their products. To double or even triple your chances, you can blog or tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this post. You can also leave a comment about what store you would like to see carry Ecostore USA's products for another entry. That means you can get up to four entries for this giveaway! This contest is open until Sunday, June 21st at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will notify the winner the following day, and Ecostore USA will send the winner the $25 gift certificate via e-mail. Good Luck and Happy Cleaning!

30 comments:

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

There product I'd most like to try would be their soap products, either the baby soap or the lemongrass soap.

I would like to see Kroger carry this product, they have eco friendly products and outside of health food stores which don't tend to stay open after 5 pm, help's consumers. Another outlet would be Whole Foods Market, but not located by us.

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Rebecca Cox said...

I would love to try the gentle pet shampoo. I have a Chihuahua with allergies and her skin gets red and broken out from walking in the grass. I keep looking for something that would help.
I would love to see Publix carry this. This is the main grocery store here in the south and the best one.
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Carlene said...

I want to try there bath soaps. I think I would choose the Vanilla and the Lemongrass soap. Although reading the other posts the pet shampoo sounds really good to. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Karlie said...

I would like to try the citrus cleaner. It's cool to have a good smelling anti-bacterial cleaner that is safe for the kids.

Karlie said...

I would like to see them carried at Walmart.

Belinda M said...

I would love to try the Coconut Soap

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Belinda M said...

I would like to see their products carried at Walmart...In Canada

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bermudaonion said...

I love environmentally friendly products. I'd like to try the laundry liquid since it's your favorite. I would like to see Bi-Lo sell their products. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

softdrink said...

Laundry Liquid! I have to use a perfume/dye free laundry soap because anything else makes me sneeze. I also have excema, but haven't had a bad case in years...I never thought about laundry soap making it flare up.

Anyways...I haven't noticed this in my local Albertsons, but then i usually just grab my current brand without looking around.

Tracie said...

I would love to try the Lemon Spray Cleaner. I've been thinking about switching to more eco-friendly products but have been afraid to spend the money on anything new.

Kimmie said...

The all-purpose cleaner would be the most useful in our household!

Cheryl (B)S said...

I'd like to try either the Toilet Cleaner or the Citrus Cleaner.

Thanks!
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Cheryl (B)S said...

I'd like to see this carried at Target.

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rachel said...

That laundry cleaner sounds cool. I use white vinegar to clean my entire home and even use it as a fabric softener in every load of laundry. The only thing I haven't found a good/cheap/easy replacement for is laundry detergent...

Stacie said...

I would probably get the laundry, and the dishwash liquids and the citrus spray cleaner. That is what I use the most of and would be great try something new and better for us and the earth!
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etirv said...

I could certainly use all their products, especially the toilet cleaner! Thanks!

deedee said...

I would like their citrus spray cleaner! Thank you, I subscribe
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A Reader said...

I'd like to try their Herbal Fresh pet Shampoo.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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cpullum said...

love to try the Baby Body Wash !!!
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amweeks said...

I'd love to try their Rosemary Orange Shampoo and Conditioner!

amweeks said...

I'd love to see these products in Walmart or Target!

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Serena said...

If you've seen my review of the green beauty guide this is right up my alley. I would love to try their cleaning products, especially ones for the toilet. I hate chemical smells.

This sounds fantastic, and I'm going to go tweet!

Patti said...

We are trying to go green in our house and these products some great. I would love to try the citrus spray and several of their soaps - the coconut one sounds really nice.

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Patti said...

I would love to see these at Target, Henry's or Whole Foods - in that order.


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Esme said...

I would love the coconut soap.

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rbailey1958 said...

I would love to try their Aloe Vera Shampoo and Conditioner
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janetfaye said...

I would like to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner.

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janetfaye said...

I would like to see Kings carry Ecostore USA's products.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I want to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner! Yum!

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