EcoStore USA because I have seen and heard so much about them and the great quality of their organic/natural products. I was lucky to get to review 2 bath items:
1. Orange & Patchouli Body Wash
2. Orange & Patchouli Hand Wash
I love the smell of Patchouli and the Orange just gave it more of a fresh crisp smell that was nice and clean and subtle. I am not too crazy about products where the smell lasts all day long (as far as body washes) because when that happens I am limited in what fragrance I can use. You don't want them clashing, do you?
The body wash came out almost with no color and it was very fluid and not the kind that if it hardens a little how you never can get it to come out the next time, I hate that worse than anything, to be stuck in the shower while you are trying to get the stuff to come out! You won't have to worry about that with this body wash. Free & clear and lathered up real nice!
ecoSTORE USA body care products do not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, artificial dyes, perfumes or preservatives which means they are extremely kind to sensitive skin. Did you know that? I actually did not even know that this chemical existed! Boy, I sure do feel like I should know these things but really, how can we possibly know everything? That is why I depend on places like ecoStore USA to help me wade thru all of the misconceptions on our products.
Here is what ecoStore USA says about the Orange Patchouli hand soap:
Made from seven naturally derived ingredients to cleanse, condition and nourish, this hand wash does not remove the skin’s natural oils. Hands are left soft and silky by the unique moisturizer derived from wheatgerm oil and wheat protein. No Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, no artificial dyes, perfumes or preservatives.
All I know is that I love these products and if I am helping in some small way by doing as much natural/green/eco-friendly things as I can, then I feel like a part of the bigger picture and that is that I contributed somewhat to the campaign to get our lands back in shape.
Body care is not the only thing that ecoStore USA has. They have household cleaning supplies as well, like Toilet Cleaners, Glass Cleaner, Mutli Purpose Cleaners, Pure Oxygen whitener and they even have products for our pets! They have an Almond & Honey Shampoo/Conditioner that I bet smells awesome. Charlie, of course, is a boy so I need to stick to fragrances that won't have people thinking he's a girl! But the best part about these pet products are that they are toxin free!
Here is what I found under the About Us section:
Malcolm and Melanie Rands founded ecostore over 18 years ago, in a permaculture eco-village in Northland, New Zealand.
Their team began to create a range of plant and mineral based cleaning products without dangerous and toxic chemicals. People started using them and loved that they worked so well and that certain health conditions were disappearing.
Now, years later, ecostore has grown into an international brand with a proven track record, a pedigree heritage and a superior product offering sold throughout NZ, Australia, the USA, and five Asian countries.
Three years ago, a group of Michigan natives were introduced to the ecostore brand and realized that a pure synergy of ideas and culture existed. It was then that the No Nasty ChemicalsTM movement began to emerge in the US.
Also, did you know that ecoStore USA is part of the No Nasty Chemicals Movement? I did not even know such a thing existed, did you? Well, I am glad to see that there are companies and ordinary people like us who are effectively trying to change the way we live and to help our planet be a better place to live. Also, by joining you will have access to free samples from them and be included in their mailing list for future discounts and to have opportunities to review their products. So, what are you waiting for?
Connect with ecoStore USA several ways:
4400 Glenmeade Lane
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
ecoStore USA has been kind enough to offer the winner their choice of any two products! Thank you so much! Open to the U.S. only. Good Luck!