Sunday, April 1, 2012

EcoStore USA Review & Giveaway **Closed**


I was really thrilled to get my next two items from 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!
Here's a little tidbit I did not know about most other bath products:
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.
Now, I have to confess, I really am a sucker for scented hand soaps. I do want my hands to be clean and free of germs but I also love to be doing something and my hands will come in contact with my face and I get the faintest whiff of Orange Patchouli! I love having hands that smell good. When I am having a bad day, just the slightest whiff of a good clean fragrance lifts me up. I want my hand soap to also be light, crisp and clean and that is what I normally look for in hand soaps and I must admit I have a little collection going on of various scents and I love them!

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:

Mailing Address:
4400 Glenmeade Lane
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248.932.5150

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!

24 comments:

Christine Jessamine said...

i would love the rose and cardamon body wash and the manuka honey and kelp bar

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

redfuzzycow said...

i'd choose the coconut & vanilla hand soap and coconut bar soap

Mama KC said...

I'm always looking for eco-friendly shampoo and condition that won't ruin my hair, so I'd love to try that!!!

Beth said...

Coconut & Vanilla Hand Wash and Coconut Bar Soap

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

BlackAsphodel said...

I'd select these two:

http://www.ecostoreusa.com/pear-shampoo/
http://www.ecostoreusa.com/rose-and-cardamon-body-wash/

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

BlackAsphodel said...

My comment on your Wall: https://www.facebook.com/maryscupoftea/posts/347961398573879

Jennifer Haile said...

I'd love to get the Coconut & Vanilla Body Wash and the Rose & Cardamon Body Wash.

Sarah said...

Cucumber Shampoo and conditioner

sparmeland (at) optonline (dot) net

Catie said...

I would chose the Cucumber Shampoo & Conditioner!

Karen F said...

I would choose the Pear Shampoo & Conditioner

KarenatMommysMoments at gmail dot com

chris0855 said...

Pear Shampoo & Pear Conditioner! chris0855@gmail.com

chris0855 said...

I commented on your Facebook page with my favorite scent! Christine Savinelli

FromFurrin said...

I'd probably choose the Herbal Fresh, or the Hypoallergenic Pet Shampoo, and the Orange Patchouli Hand Soap.
fromfurrin at gmail dot com
---Vicki Vix on r/copter form

slehan said...

Honey & Almond Shampoo and Conditioner.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

slehan said...

FB like you & wrote on wall : Slehan

Holly_Heart said...

I would choose the Rose & Cardamon Body Wash and their Manuka Honey & Kelp Bar Soap.

Holly Hook
hook6475 at yahoo .com

Michele P. said...

I am curious about their shampoos, the pear and cucumber shampoos would most likely be my choice

michele pineda
micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

left comment on your FB page as Michele Pineda

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Kelmomola said...

I would choose the baby moisturizer and baby nappy balm
Kelly Falcone

Terra H. said...

Honey & Almond Shampoo
Dishwash Liquid 32 oz
Thanks
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

FromFurrin said...

Posted to your facebook page http://www.facebook.com/maryscupoftea/posts/264916200266011
fromfurrin at gmail dot com
--Vicki Vix on r/copter form

Carolyn Colley said...

I would choose the Orange Patchouli hand soap and the Orange Patchouli body Wash
facebook comment: Carolyn Ann Colley
thanks for the giveaway

Just Coupons said...

I'd like to win the Pure Oxygen Laundry Whitener and the Hypoallergenic Dog shampoo
JustCoupons (at) Triad.rr.com

Just Coupons said...

Left message on your facebook page about my favorite scent.
JustCoupons (at) Triad.rr.com