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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

EcoStoreUSA Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)




CONGRATULATIONS to JULIE (#45) for winning! 

I'm not a typical granola cruncher (apologies, Vermont!-I kid, I kid) sporting the birkenstocks, wool socks and tye-dye.  No, no, no.

Not this chick.

Who am I?  I am a woman, who, in the past 3 years has increasingly become conscientious of my world around me. I think this awareness begins as you age (at least for me it did)-especially when you start having kids.  This is the world our children, our grand-children and great-grandchildren have to live in.  Yup.  The one and only. So, my thought is...why would you not want to take part in making it a clean and safer place?


So, if you're like me, you go to the store, check out the "green" cleaning alternatives, and purchase them.  But, even these "all natural" or "green" products, in the true sense of the word, aren't "green".  Since the "going green" trend hit in the last few years, companies have caught on to the popularity and now are trying to expand their product lines by including what people want-green products.   But, like I said, most are not truly green, and if you want to have legitimate toxic-free household, you have to check out the labels.  As parents we don't purposefully expose our children to these harmful ingredients, yet the reality is we do.  Bleach, Ajax, Comet, Floor cleaners..just a few examples of some of the most harmful solutions on the market. The Environmental Protection Agency found that pollution is 2-5 times higher inside the home than out, regardless of where the home is located.  That's some heavy stuff.  If the label suggests you should call Poison Control if ingested or has ambiguous ingredients listed called "trade secrets" that are not specified-take note.  It might be time for a serious switch up.



 


EcoStoreUSA contacted me to do a product review and giveaway, and I happily obliged-this review aligns with my ideals about keeping a safe, eco-friendly environment for myself and my family.

You can read about the background and the birth of EcoStore here.   Very interesting, and I was quite pleased the company had so much information on the website.  It really showed me they care about their roots and what their product stands for-not to mention the product itself. 


Product Review



From the website, I choose two completely different products: the Lemon Cream Cleanser and the Baby Shampoo Aromatherapy.
   
Lemon Cream Cleanser :
Has a nice light fresh scent.  It didn't make my nose tingle (as most cleaners do), and worked just like soft scrub.  It took out the stains from my stainless steel sink as well as my bathtub.  Another thing I must note-I loved how super thick and concentrated this stuff is.  I barely had to use any at all (a few drops, really) and the job was done.
Baby Shampoo
  Another product with a pleasant scent.  This was also citrus-y, and what really made me happy was that it didn't have any harsh ingredients like lauryl or laureth sulfates.  Hunter came into the bath with a head full of banana (he tends to wipe his hands through his hair every time he eats)-the result: Hunter's hair was left smelling super fresh and clean. Score.


 Overall, these products are a bit pricier than store brands-but you're getting what you pay for.  Like I said: a little goes a long way, which will last three times as long as the stuff you buy in the store. Not to mention you're getting the peace of mind that it's made with all the good stuff.

 I was very happy with the outcome of both of these products, and am so happy to have been able to test them out and share how they are not only truly environmentally friendly, but they are a really good product that gets the job done.  And well.

You can purchase your own EcoStoreUSA products here.
 **Free shipping on all orders of $25 or more**


Giveaway




What you must do to enter:


Want to win a $25 gift card to use on the EcoStoreUSA website?  All you have to do is go to EcoStoreUSA.com and choose which product(s) you would purchase if you won!  Then, come back here to leave your comment.


That's it!


(this giveaway ends Monday, Januaray 25th 10pm Eastern)

Giveaway Rules

Disclosure: Mommyhood Exposed received prodcuts to review from EcoStoreUSA.  The products received does not influence the content, topic or posts made in this blog.  The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.

76 comments:

  1. The coconut soap for beauty and hand care, and the citrus kitchen cleaner. I have a number of autoimmune disorders and chemical sensitivities, so these products are of interest to me.

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  2. I would get the pure oxygen whitener, the baby massage oil and the baby nappy balm
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  3. I'd buy the Citrus Spray Cleaner and the Manuka Honey and Kelp Soap. I can't wait to see their hair care products when they come out with them either! Thanks for the giveaway. I look forward to following your blog.

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  4. I would like to try the ear was for dogs.

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  5. I would go for the laundry liquid for my sweetie who has fragrance allergies, but I would get the lemongrass soap for me.

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  6. I would get their baby products, the shampoo, massage oil, and then launry liquid soap, too!

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  7. i like the baby body wash and the baby body oil
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  8. I would like the Herbal Fresh Shampoo for pets.

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  9. id like to try their baby body wash!
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  10. I'll do the laundry liquid and citrus spray cleaner.

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    Thanks and have a great day!

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  12. I am having a little trouble commenting... I would try the dog shampoo, the coconut and vanilla soap, and the cleanser.

    (I hope I haven't commented three times. SOrry!)

    I enjoyed your post.

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  13. I'd love to give the baby body wash a try.

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  14. I'd love to try the lemongrass soap!

    emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I'd like the Laundry Powder & Coconut Soaps
    lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

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  16. Manuka Sandalwood shampoo and conditioner

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  17. The pet shampoo. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  18. I'd get the Citrus Spray Cleaner, with a refill, and Coconut Soap.

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  19. I would love to try their Auto Dish powder & get a couple of their soaps.
    The Vanilla soap & Lemongrass soap sound great.

    Ellen
    eering99@hotmail.com

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  20. I would pick the laundry powder and the toilet bowl cleaner.

    jenndiggy at gmail dot com

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  21. I think I would get the Baby Body Wash, Baby Shampoo, Baby Soap, and the Baby Massage Oil. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)Com

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  22. I want to get the Coconut Soap, Laundry Liquid, and the Pure Oxygen Whitener.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  23. If I won I'd use the GC for my top three items-1.Coconut Soap 2.Auto Dish Powder 3.Laundry Liquid. Thanks.

    sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

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  24. I like the baby body wash and baby shampoo

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  25. I would try the Coconut Soap and Toilet Cleaner.

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  26. I would like to try some of the pet products, starting with the Ear Wash.



    clynsg at yahoo dot com

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  27. I would buy the pet shampoo and Auto Dish Powder!

    flufffreebies@hotmail.com

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  28. I would have to get the Vanilla, Coconut, Lemongrass, and Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Baby Shampoo and Baby Body Wash

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  29. Some vanilla soaps, and the hypoallergenic shampoo for pets.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  30. Herbal fresh shampoo for pets. Gotta love em

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  31. citrus kitchen cleaner would be super.

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  32. i would choose the laundry liquid

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  33. I would buy coconut and lemon grass soaps

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  34. I need lots of help let this be the answer

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  35. Herbal Fresh Shampoo for pets

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  36. I would choose the Vanilla shampoo.

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  37. I want vanilla shampoo and conditioner!
    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

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  38. I'd get the laundry liquid and coconut soap.

    denyse_g@hotmail.com

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  39. I'd love to try the citrus spray cleaner.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  40. I would love to try the Herbal pet shampoo and the Laundry Liquid...thank you so much for the chance to win!

    karinleight at hotmail dot com

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  41. I'd have to get the Vanilla Soap. And probably some of the other scented soaps too.

    macd82 at gmail dot com

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  42. I would love the Baby Massage Oil along with a ton of the other stuff they have!

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  43. I would like to try their lemongrass soaps. I really would like to try out their hair products but they are all out :)

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  44. I would get the Manuka Honey and Kelp Soap.

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  45. I'd go for Baby Body Wash, or Coconut soap!

    judychrz at gmail.com

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  46. I think I would get the dishwash liquid and the citrus spray cleaner.

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

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  47. I would be buying the baby shampoo
    jceko77@yahoo.com

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  48. I would love to try the Pet Hypoallergenic Shampoo for my dog!

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  49. I would choose the laundry liquid and wool wash

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  50. vanilla conditioner and laundry powder

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I'd love to get the Rosemary Orange Shampoo and Conditioner! Thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  52. I would buy the Laundry Liquid, Citrus Spray Cleaner and a bar of Coconut Soap.

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  53. I would love to try the citrus kitchen cleaner and the laundry liquid.

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  54. My little chihuahua with sensitive ears would love the Ear Wash.

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  55. Laundry liquid would be my choice.

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  56. I would like to try their Citrus Spray Cleaner and for my bathing the coconut soap. I love both of these scents!
    spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol.

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  57. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    i really want to try the laundry detergent

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  58. i would get 2 of the front loader laundry detergent :)

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  59. i would get one of each of the baby items

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  60. I would get the Cream Cleanser and the Laundry Liquid.

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  61. i'd get the laundry powder and coconut soap!

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  62. I'd get some baby body wash and shampoo

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  63. I would choose the baby body wash and the auto-dish powder and the laundry powder!

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  64. I would get the laundry liquid and the coconut soap!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  65. I would love the vanilla soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I would purchase the Citrus Spray Cleaner and the Laundry Liquid. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  67. I want two soaps, over and over again: coconut soap and lemongrass soap. Awesome.

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  68. I would like the vanilla shampoo and conditioner.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  69. I love the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap!

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  70. the laundry powder Kay MI kaysweep@att.net

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  71. Vanilla Shampoo & Conditioner :)

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