Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ecostore USA - Review and Giveaway!

I was so excited when I received two products from Ecostore USA to review. I've always WANTED to live greener, especially since becoming a mom, but sometimes it's difficult to find inexpensive alternatives - especially when you live in an area that doesn't even have a recycling program (THAT's a great project I need to look into getting started). Ecostore USA was kind enough to send me their Laundry Liquid AND their Toilet Cleaner - two things I use regularly, so I thought they would be great items to try out and review. Let me tell you...I AM SOLD! I will be going to Ecostore USA time and time again to restock these two cleaners - and to try out some of their other items!! I LOVE THEM!

The Laundry Liquid:
I'm constantly washing. My son and husband both have allergies, so I try to buy detergents that are free of dyes and perfumes - although I like the nice, clean smell - I tend to do without them for the two men in my life. Well, I got the best of both worlds with this laundry detergent from Ecostore USA!! Not ONLY is it 100% organic and free of chemicals, it has THE BEST clean smell!! Since it contains organic Eucalyptus oil, my entire laundry room smelled like Eucalyptus - but it wasn't overpowering...it was just subtle, clean and nice. So for me, my family gets a laundry detergent with no chemicals and "I" get my smell good scent - yay!! LOVING this - it was by all means my favorite out of the two products I tried. It's super concentrated, so one bottle goes a long way. Trust me, I washed all day last Saturday - at least eight large loads - and I still have a TON left to use this week. I caught my husband using it to wash a load of towels...hey, if it will make HIM wash - give me more!!

Ingredients

* Palm and Coconut based non-ionic and anionic surfactants
* Fatty acid derivative
* Mineral hydroxide
* Certified organic Eucalyptus oil


The Toilet Cleaner:
Okay, just let me be honest...I.Can.Not.Stand.To.Clean. I WANT everything to be clean, but I don't like doing it. And honestly, I can't stand being confined in a bathroom, smelling the millions of chemicals you're using to clean...inhaling as you scrub...that can't be good for you?!? PLUS, I live with two males - a small one and a large one - but they both make messes when they go to the restroom. I am ALWAYS having to clean up the toilet - so this product was right up my alley. It cleaned just as well as any other cleaners I have used, it was a good, thick consistency and honestly, I cleaned as soon as I put it in the toilet, but it says to let it sit - so I'm SURE if I had let it sit, I would be seeing even MORE sparkle! I was just impatient...but it still worked great! It also says you can use it on Stainless Steel, so that's a big plus in my book!!

Ingredients

* Water
* Ethanol
* Anionic and Amphoteric Detergents (from coconut oil)
* Formic acid
* Ethereal Oils
* Chlorophyll
* Polysaccharide
* Citric acid


A BIG thank you to Maggie and Ecostore USA for allowing me to review these products - I'm in love!

Ecostore USA offers MANY items other than household cleaning products, too, that was just my choice when it came to a review. They also sell baby products, bath & body, hair care and even pet products!

Ecostore USA prices their products so that they are VERY affordable - which I love because I'm a coupon clipper. They also offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $25 - so that's really a great deal! If you live near a Meijer, you can find an assortment of their products in store, so be sure to look for them the next time you're shopping. Here's a little blurb from their website:


Value for Money

We know it's expensive to buy natural or organic products but we've found a way around this by safely super concentrating our formulations.

* Our plant based ingredients are a lot more expensive than the petrochemical alternatives but we have kept our prices down by economically concentrating our formulations.

* We don't use cheap fillers or bulking agents to make it look like you're getting more for your money - just pure active ingredients.

* This means that you only use a much smaller amount of the product which cuts down significantly on the cost per use.

* In many cases the cost per use is actually less than many 'cheaper looking' supermarket brands.



Ecostore USA is giving one VERY lucky Champagne Wisdom reader a $25 gift certificate to their store - yay!!


To enter, simply leave a comment stating the product you think would best fit your lifestyle and why. Go here to have a looksie around their site.

Want more entries? Gladly!
*Visit the Ecostore USA blog and sign up for their monthly newsletter
*Follow Ecostore USA and Champagne Wisdom on twitter
*Tweet this contest (you can do this daily) and leave a link
*Become an Ecostore USA Facebook Fan
*Sign up for Champagne Wisdom updates via email (3 entries)
*Follow Champagne Wisdom or subscribe via feed
*Grab my button! (3 entries)
*Watch the Healthy Child, Healthy World Video and leave a comment on THAT post about one way you're going to try to live "healthier".
*Vote for my grant and help our students win money for a new reading program.

That's a TON of extra entries! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each thing listed above. This giveaway will end 2/20 @ 9:00am central time. Good luck!

90 comments:

rubynreba said...

I'd like to try the front loader laundry detergent
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Nicole-Lynn said...

Gret giveaway! I would really benefit from the Laundry Liquid. I wash a ton of laundry! :)

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Nicole-Lynn said...

I already follow your blog and also subscribe via email :)

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I voted for you as well :)

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Laura said...

I think the laundry powder would best suit me because as a college student, I've learned that laundry is needed to be done more often than I realized. It feels like it never ends!

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Ann said...

The baby body wash or shampoo would be great for my little guys!
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Ann said...

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Cynthia said...

The product that would best fit my lifestyle is the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap because my skin is very sensitive and requires gentle, nourishing soaps.

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Marci said...

The bar soap--I love bar soap that is natural and gentle on the skin because I have senstive skin.
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Anonymous said...

The auto dish powder looks wonderful. I love how its made from "Palm and coconut based non-ionic surfactants."
Beth
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momtoem said...

I like the Laundry Liquid because we wash a lot of laundry

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Emikat said...

I would love to try their Auto dish washing powder I am torn between that and the pure oxygen whitener. thank you for this awesome give away chance!
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Carrie said...

I would love to try the bar soap on my 8 month old son. He has very sensitive skin.

Ming said...

The laundry liquid would be really useful because I have sensitive skin.

I also voted

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Heidi said...

I would like to try the automatic dish powder.
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Anna said...

I would love to try the toilet cleaner!

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Became a fan on facebook!

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I voted for your grant! Hope you get it!

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Rachel C said...

I'd like to try the shampoo. I'm always looking for a good natural shampoo.
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fluffy8u said...

I'm thinking the Lemongrass Soap. I do love a good bar of soap! Makes me feel clean and smell good!

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Elena said...

I would like to try their Dishwash Liquid.

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mim said...

i'd love to try the
Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap and also the Citrus Spray Cleaner

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Anonymous said...

The Front Loader Laundry Powder would be great for our household because it is made with natural ingredients, making it friendly for sensitive skin!

Trudy
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Niurka said...

I like the Lemon Rinse Aid.

Diana said...

Lemongrass soap sounds good.

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One Frugal Girl said...

I'd love to try the laundry detergent.

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amweeks said...

We could definitely use their Pet Ear Wash! Our dog is constantly having problems with his ears if they're not cleaned frequently!

amweeks said...

I subscribe to the Ecostore newsletter!

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I'm an ecostoreusa facebook fan! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks)

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Angela said...

I would love the dish wash liquid and front load laundry powder.
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helenlam said...

I like the baby shampoo best

Sue said...

I'd love the Coconut Soap. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Christian Frugal Mama said...

Since I have two little girls, I definitely could use the Baby Products! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Diana D said...

I have used their whitening product for the laundry and have been very pleased with it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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