Monday, February 8, 2010

Ecostore USA Review and Giveaway!


I was recently given the opportunity to review 2 products from Ecostore USA. EcoStore was founded in New Zealand over 15 years ago by Melanie and Malcolm Rands. Their company soon expanded, though.

"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.

By simply changing to the genuinely clean and green ecostore products, people were experiencing surprising and unexpected improvements in their health. As the notion of using products with “No Nasty Chemicals™” gained popular appeal, ecostore quickly outgrew its location in the Rand’s basement and the business moved to a storefront in Auckland, New Zealand."


I chose to review the Laundry Liquid and the Cream Cleanser. I used the laundry liquid first (seems like there's always laundry to do!!). Overall I really enjoy using this product. There are only 2 drawbacks that I see: 1, There is a very strong scent to the liquid. It isn't the best smelling laundry detergent I've ever used! However, the clothes come out smelling clean...not like the detergent! 2, There is no measuring cup or anything. It simply says to use 3-4 tablespoons per load (who brings a tablespoon with them to do laundry?) This was easily remedied though, and I would use this product again. Ecostore says, "Ecostore USA uses 100% Certified Organic Eucalyptus oil and plant-based ingredients, making it ideal for washing your children’s clothing. Conventional laundry liquids often leave chemical residue on bedding, clothes and even skin. This product is a wonderful, healthy alternative."

Next, the Cream cleanser. I really liked this product from Ecostore. "You'll be amazed at the versatility of ecostore Cream Cleanser. Using only plant-based ingredients, including Lemon Verbena oil, this wonderful cream cleanser can be used everywhere from the bathroom to the stovetop. Not gritty. Not harsh. Works wonders on stainless and just about anything that gets in its way ... gentle enough for glass stovetops. A little goes a long way." I don't have a glass stovetop to try this on :) but I did use it to clean our counters and sinks. It left our white sink nice and shiny, and has a nice hint of lemon scent.

Ecostore USA also carries products for babies, hair care, bath soap, pets, and other household items.

The Giveaway:Ecostore USA is giving a $25.00 Gift Certificate to a Hope's Cafe reader! They offer free shipping on orders of $25.00 or more, so this is a great deal!

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Go to Ecostore USA and find another product you'd like to try. Come back and leave a comment telling me about it.

******Bonus Entries******

2 Entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments. If you're already a follower, still leave the comments!

1 entry-Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet!

2 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 2 comments with a link to your post.

This giveaway ends Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review/giveaway. I did receive product to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Quotes are taken from Ecostore USA website.



88 comments:

  1. I want to try the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap and Vanilla Soap

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  2. id like to try the baby bottom balm
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  3. The cream cleanser is my favorite, but the rinse aid also looks pretty cool.

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  4. I would like to try the liquid laundry detergent
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  5. I am a new follower
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  6. I am a new follower (2)
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  7. I would like to try the toilet cleaner and the dishwash liquid
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I follow your blog publicly #1
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  9. I follow your blog publicly #2
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  10. I would like to try the vanilla and lemongrass soap

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  11. # 1 follow blog

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  12. # 2 follow blog

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  13. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8836700321

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  14. wow a lot of good products , I'd like to try the cream cleaner that is suggested for leathers. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  15. I'd love to try the toilet bowl cleaner or the vanilla soap. I'm switching over to all-natural cleaners. Thanks for introducing me to this company!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  16. I rwally want to try the ecostore Cream Cleanser on my glass stovetop and shower doors. thanks!

    t_freckleton at yahoo dot com

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  17. I'd love to try their lemongrass soap
    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Pure Oxygen Whitener is another product I would like to try. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  19. anything for use with baby for me....like the balm

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  20. I wwould like to try the hypoallergenic shampoo for pets.

    Egreca at hotmail dot com

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  21. Entry 1 follow publicly
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  22. Entry 2 follow publicly
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  23. I would love to try Dishwash Liquid.

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  24. Public follower on Google Friends Connect #1

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  25. Public follower on Google Friends Connect #2

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  26. Tweet: http://twitter.com/anatolyevna/status/8916118978

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  27. Blogged: http://coolcabbage.blogspot.com/2010/02/ecostore-usa-review-and-giveaway-at.html #1

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  28. Blogged: http://coolcabbage.blogspot.com/2010/02/ecostore-usa-review-and-giveaway-at.html #2

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  29. I really like their products. I like the multipurpose cleaner.

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  30. i would like to try the baby shampoo

    jbuccigross at gmail dot com

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  31. tweeted giveaway

    http://twitter.com/3littleonesblog/status/8945517512

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  32. i follow u publicly

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  33. i follow u publicly (entry 2)

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  34. I'd like to try the vanilla shampoo.

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  35. I would like to try the Baby Massage Oil. Please enter me.
    littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

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  36. I am a follower #1
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  37. I am a follower #2
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  38. I would love to try the toilet cleaner!!! Great giveaway!!!

    I am a friday follow!!! Welcome to the club!!!!

    Sarah

    sarahsblogoffun.blogspot.com
    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  39. I would love to try the Dishwash liquid!
    Thanks for the chance!
    countrystars95@yahoo.com

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  40. I became a follower of your blog! {1}

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  41. I've become a follower of your blog! {2}
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  42. I'm your newest follower!

    Shannon at:http://www.milkandcuddles.com/

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  43. i blogged your giveaway

    http://3little1.blogspot.com/2010/02/cool-giveaways-this-week-214.html

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  44. i blogged your giveaway

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  45. i'd like to try the Baby Massage Oil

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  46. I follow
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  47. i follow
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  48. I wouldn't mind trying their toilet cleaner. I have a septic and have to watch what I use.
    shartmaniam[at]gmail[dot]com

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  49. Besides the Cream cleaner (I DO have a glass cooktop and a white sink), I'd also like to try the Toilet Cleaner and the Auto Dishwasher Soap.

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail.com

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  50. I subscribe (comment 1)

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  51. I subscribe (comment 2)

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  52. I'd like to try the baby body wash and shampoo.

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  53. I would love to try the citrus spray cleaner!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  54. I would like to try the Vanilla and Lemongrass Soap!
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  55. Citrus Spray Cleaner-it contains no nasty chemicals!

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

    www.livelovelaughwithleslie.com

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  56. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/9241066744

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  57. Blogged-1

    http://livelovelaughwithlesliegiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/25-gc-to-ecostore-giveaway.html

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  58. Blogged-2

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  59. I'd love to try the Baby Nappy Balm on my daughter, especially on her chubby cheeks which get dry easily!

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  60. I would like to try the lemongrass bar soap.

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  61. The Laundry Detergent!! I've actually already tried it and I LOVE it! If I had a gift certificate...I could order more!! Ha! :)

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

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  62. I would try the vanilla soap
    bro2ice at yahoo dot com

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  63. I'd like to try their soaps especially the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap and the Vanilla Soap.

    mandalarctic@gmail.com

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  64. Blog follower (1)

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  65. Blog follower (2)

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  66. I would love to try the Vanilla Soap!
    Kwhiz84(at)live(dot)com

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  67. Follow your blog on Google friend!
    Krista W.
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  68. Follow your blog on Google friend!
    Krista W.
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  69. I'd love to try the manuka honey and kelp soap.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  70. I would like to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner
    mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

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  71. I was supposed to review the laundry soap, but it never came. Always wanted to try it! I also want to try the Coconut Soap

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  72. I'd like to try the Front Loader Laundry Powder

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  73. follow your blog #1

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  74. follow your blog #2

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  75. https://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/9488995868

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