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!