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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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.