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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

ecostore USA Review & Giveaway



In this day and age we try to protect our children and ourselves from as much pollutants and chemicals as possible. From what we put in and on our bodies we try to make sure it is as safe as possible. So many products claim to be "green", "eco friendly", free of this and that but how do we know for sure? Where can we find honest to goodness products all in one place?

Welcome to the ecostoreUSA.com where their motto is "no nasty chemicals". Melanie and Malcolm Rands started ecostore NZ 15 yrs ago from their own eco village in New Zealand. Out of necessity for protecting the pristine rural waterways of the eco village from the supermarket cleaning products which relied heavily on cheap, petroleum-based, synthetic ingredients, ecostore NZ was born.

"The original customer base of ecostore NZ was comprised of mostly ‘Greenies’ and organic gardeners. However, it was not long before testimonials from other parents (many of whom were unaware of the benefits of eco-friendly products) began to pour in with wonderful news of their children's allergies and eczema clearing up. Many noted that any respiratory issues were healing, and many lingering chronic conditions were disappearing."

I am very excited to be able to write a review for ecostore USA. While I try to  buy "green" products for my house and family I was reminded of another member of our family. The one with the big sweet eyes and sloppy kisses.  That's right, it's Sookie. How can I not get the best for her as well?  How can I try and keep chemicals away from my girls just to bath my pooch in something potentially harmful and then let my girls snuggle up with her.



Herbal Fresh All Natural Pet Shampoo is just one of four wonderful Pet Care products ecostore USA sells. This shampoo is sulfate- free, soap free, tearless and smells amazing. The shampoo lathered in her coat well and when rinsed off, you had that squeaky clean  feeling and not that left over soap residue slippery feeling which I do not like. After Sook was dry her coat shinned and I was not worried about the girls kissing all over her.

"The team at ecostore USA loves making a difference in people’s lives. ecostore USA does not compromise on performance, so customers can be assured of the efficacy of the products - they truly work. We offer more than 100 products, each one meeting the most stringent environmental and sustainability standards. The guiding principle of every formulation is and will always be that the end product must not only be good for the user, but good for the planet."

 

I also had the opportunity to review ecostore USA's  Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap. So glad I did, I am in love with this soap.The smell, the bits of (now I am not positive) but it's either the bran or the kelp act as a natural exfoliate on my skin. All I know is that my skin feels soft, refreshed and clean when I step out of the shower. Plus I have used this same bar everyday for the past week..and it still looks like a new bar of soap. I have found regular bars of soap seem to shrink or shrivel when hit with water, not a problem for this bar of soap.

  

Now they not only carry products for Pets and Bath & Body but also for Baby Care, Hair, and your Household. Everything you need for your entire family and home all under on website. Worried about the price? I know I do. I find it hard to always buy what I want because the price for products like these are always more expensive, sometimes more than I can afford.

"ecostore USA knows that it can be expensive to buy natural or organic products, but we've found a way around this by safely super-concentrating each formulation. This means that a little really does go a long, long way. The result is saving money by significantly cutting down on cost per use."

If you are concerned with what you put on your family  and what you use to clean you home stop by and checkout their store. I think you will find the products are wonderful and affordable.



Win It Here!

ecostore USA is offering one lucky winner a $25 Gift Certificate to the online store!!!


How To Enter:


Mandatory Entry: Visit ecostore USA and tell me what yummy products you might use your Gift Cert on. Please make sure if you do not have a valid email address on your blog or profile, add it to your comment so I can contact you easily. NOTE: If you skip the mandatory entry, none of your entries will count for the giveaway.



Extra Entries: (leave separate comments for each entry)



* Follow Me (1 entry)

* Follow My New Blog (1 entry)

* Follow ecostore USA on Facebook (1 entry)


* Sign Up for No Nasty Chemicals newsletter .
Leave the email addy used to sign up in your comment. (3 entries)

* Grab my Blog Button or Sew Fierce badge and blog about the giveaway (4 extra entries)

* Follow Me and ecostore on Twitter and RT this: (please leave status link in your comment) (1 entry)

ecostore USA $25 Gift Cert Giveaway "No Nasty Chemicals" @sewfierce @ecostoreusa
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Open To US and Canada Only 



Giveaway closes March 10th @ 11:59pm (PST) Winner will be picked March 11th by Random.org and notified by email, a post will follow. Winner has 72 hours to reply to my email otherwise a new winner will be picked. 





DISCLAIMER: I contacted ecostore USA in regards to writing a review. I was sent the products mentioned above to sample and write an honest review. All opinions expressed in the above post are mine and mine alone and are unbiased.





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29 comments:

Jenny Robbins said...

Well, I certainly picked a good day to come to your site! Haha.
I'm now following your blog, ecostore USA on Facebook, you and ecostore USA on Twitter.
I think I would get the Coconut Soap and Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap. I'd love to get some hair product and household cleaner.

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Audrey said...

I would love to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner :)
audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

Jenn said...

I love the vanilla soap and the dishwasher soap. Can't wait for them to bring back hair products too. Following your blog for an extra entry too!

Birdy's Boutique said...

Hypoallergenic Shampoo for my 3 dogs!!! That can be a lot of shampoo!

Birdy's Boutique said...

I follow!!

Birdy's Boutique said...

I follow Sookies blog!

Birdy's Boutique said...

I signed up for No Nasty Chemicals newsletter.

birdysboutique@cox.net

Birdy's Boutique said...

I blogged about the giveaway and I have your button on my blog!
http://birdysboutique.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway.html

Stephanie said...

I would like to try the dishwash liquid.

Stephanie@eyeballgirl.com
http://www.eyeballgirl.com

Birdy's Boutique said...

I blogged (2)

http://birdysboutique.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway.html

Birdy's Boutique said...

http://birdysboutique.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway.html

I blogged (3)

Birdy's Boutique said...

http://birdysboutique.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway.html

blogged (4)

Birdy's Boutique said...

Signed up for their newsletter. (2)

birdysboutique@cox.net

Birdy's Boutique said...

Signed up for their newsletter. (3)

birdysboutique@cox.net




Thanks Steph!!

Jenny Robbins said...

Haha. I should probably learn to read through everything. I'm following your blog now.

Jenny Robbins said...

Following ecostore USA on Facebook.

Jenny Robbins said...

Following you on Twitter.

Jenny Robbins said...

Following ecostore USA on Twitter.

Jenny Robbins said...

I've totally messed myself up here, but my e-mail is jenny21785@yahoo.com. Haha. I think I need sleep.

carma said...

follower

carma said...

I'd spend it on the vanilla soap and dishwash cleaner

Keli said...

I think I would try the vanilla soap and maybe so dish liquid. Or maybe the baby body soap... so hard to choose!

Keli said...

I follow!

Keli said...

i follow sookie. (she's adorable!)

Wehaf said...

I would love to try the dishwash liquid and the laundry liquid!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Kristine Michelle said...

I would get some of the laundey powder
allmycrazycats @ aol.com

Kristine Michelle said...

I follow your Pocket Full of Buttons Blog also
Kristine Michelle
allmycrazycats @ aol.com

Kristine Michelle said...

I follow your new blog (love it!)
kristine michelle
allmycrazycats@aol.com

Kristine Michelle said...

I subscribe to the No More Nasty Chemicals Newsletter
Kristine Michelle
allmycrazycats @ aol.com

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