Sunday, January 24, 2010

Eco Store USA Review and Giveaway (Ends 2/7)

I am now a little bit farther along with my attempts to go green thanks to EcoStore USA. I recently got the chance to try their Citrus Based Spray Cleaner and their Pure Oxygen Whitener and was pleasantly surprised with both.

Eco Store was originally started in New Zealand by Melanie and Malcolm Rands from their home in an eco village. I love the story, here’s an excerpt from their website:
“Each household in the village was responsible for their own waste water, which quickly highlighted the problems caused by using regular supermarket cleaning products that relied heavily on cheap, petroleum-based, synthetic ingredients.
Faced with the challenge of protecting the pristine rural waterways of the eco village, Malcolm Rands began to research and seek expert help from scientists to develop household cleaning products using plant-based ingredients that would biodegrade safely and quickly. Achieving his goal, he eliminated the need to use toxic chemicals, leaving the eco villages water pure. His goal was more than accomplished as the product line of this home-based business began to grow, and an exciting future began to unfold.”
Ecostore is a great eco-friendly company that makes products with “no nasty chemicals,” I love this.

When I received the box, I opened it and saw packing peanuts. My first thought was “Wow, THAT can’t be very eco friendly. But as it turns out, it is. They use soy-based packing peanuts and all recyclable materials. Being used to the old foam packing peanuts, I had no idea that these even existed. I tried holding one under the faucet (What can I say, I love testing things!) And sure enough, it “melted” away. How cool is that! I love that the company is totally eco-friendly, not just with their cleaners, but even when it comes to the way they ship them to you!


Citrus Spray Cleaner
I love the Spray Cleaner. It works great, and is "naturally antibacterial." It has a pleasant citrus smell that is not over powering. Before learning about eco store, I had never thought about the fumes that common surface cleaners leave in the house. I love that I can use this, get things clean, and not have my family exposed to those chemicals. I also love the photo on the bottle. I actually don’t like cleaning at all, but the label of the bottle makes me smile every time I pick it up.




Pure Oxygen Whitener

I was pleased with the way this worked too.  Now, the instructions say for best results, dissolve the powder in the water and then let the clothes soak for a couple hours. The first time I tried it, I didn’t follow the instructions (I was feeling rebellious that day, I guess) I just tossed it in with the detergent and ran the wash normally, and honestly I didn’t see much of a difference. The next time I used it, I followed the instructions and noticed a big difference. It seems to whiten as well as, if not better than, regular bleach. And it does it without that strong bleach smell.  I also love the fact that I don’t have to worry about ruining what I’m wearing. (I have ruined more than a few shirts and a pair of jeans over the years by accidentally splashing a few drops of bleach on them.)

In addition to household cleaning products, Eco-Store USA also has a line of products for bath & body, haircare, baby care, and pet care.

 
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124 comments:

Nature Manipulated said...

I would definitely buy some of the emu oil products.

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I would probably stock up on baby shampoo, conditioner and soap for my little girl due in 8 weeks! :)
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Dana Hopkins said...

I likee the Citrus Spray Cleaner.

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jakiesmom said...

i would def get their coconut soap

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Jennifer said...

The baby shampoo & body wash for sure.

CindyWindy2003 said...

Was interested in their shampoos and cleaners but link said they were all out of current line. I would though like to get their soap, most interesting one was the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap. carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Briana "Symmie" Simmons said...

I would pick the lavender soap! I love it!

Teresa said...

I would get the baby wash and baby shampoo
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Angela said...

I would love the Dish wash liquid and Toilet Cleaner.
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Jessica said...

I LOVE their toilet bowl cleaner. I had the most stubborn stain (growth? ew!) in the bottom of my toilet bowl. Nothing I tried would get that out (and I tried everything!). But their toilet bowl cleaner did! So I would stock up on that! A product that I have not tried yet that I would love to try is the Wool Wash. Thank you for the chance!

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Kristin M. said...

I would be interested in their baby products like the shampoo and soap.

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holistic is the way to go, for sure! i would love to try their Pure Oxygen Whitener 8)

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Vicki W said...

I would buy everything eventually. It looks amazing and we are trying to go green in our house. First though I would try the front loader laundry detergent.

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I'd get the laundry powder and the dishwash liquid

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coriwestphal said...

I love their Lemongrass Soap! It's so refreshing!

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I would buy the cream cleanser and some soaps!
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Tabathia said...

I would purchase the baby body wash, oil and soap.

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andrea v said...

i'd buy the powder dish soap and coconut bar soap for me