Monday, January 18, 2010

EcoStore USA Review and Giveaway


Ecostore NZ was founded more than 15 years ago by Melanie & Malcolm Rands from their home in New Zealand. Living in an eco village, they were dedicated to their community's commitment to healthy living with minimal environmental impact. And thus their line of plant-based, bio-degradable household cleaners and bath/body products was born, and has continued to grow, including to here in the US.

EcoStore products contain "No Nasty Chemicals". Here's a list of some of the things they avoid...
* NO toxic petrochemicals
* NO enzymes
* NO optical whiteners
* NO synthetic perfumes or dyes
* NO Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
* NO phosphates
* NO bleach
* NO ammonia or ammonia derivatives like TEA, DEA or MEA
* NO parabens
* No propylene glycol

Yeah, that's a lot of nasty stuff, and you can read on their website for specifics on WHY they avoid them, such as health complications and being detrimental to our water systems.

EcoStore USA was gracious enough to let me chose two items from their store to try out. After much deliberating, I decided on their toilet cleaner and multi-purpose spray.

I'm a little bit embarrassed to say how excited I was to try their toilet cleaner. Our water comes from a spring on our property, so we have some pretty hard water. This has left very stubborn, and very yucky-looking, stains in the toilet bowl. Not wanting to use mainstream toilet cleaners (containing those nasty chemicals listed above, and not sure if they'd even work), I've learned to live with them, after MUCH scrubbing to no avail.

As soon as my package from EcoStore USA arrived, I ran to the bathroom to give the toilet cleaner a try. The Sprouts, being the curious creatures they are, crowded around me (and as there are no potent fumes in these products, I didn't mind). Ten minutes later, the toilet bowl looked 90% better. I haven't seen it so white since when the toilet was first installed. Absolutely amazing!!! I would post pictures, buuuut, it is a toilet bowl we're talking about. *wink*

The multi-purpose spray is awesome as well. It's naturally anti-bacterial due to the citrus oils, so I've been using it a lot both in the bathroom and kitchen. Smells great too, without being too strong.

You can purchase EcoStore USA products on their website. They offer FREE shipping on all orders over $25! Also, for the month of January, all of their baby products are 50% off. That means, you can get a bottle of baby body wash for just $5, and their lavender and chamomile baby soap is only $2!

EcoStore USA is also letting me give away a $25 gift certificate to their online shop on my blog! Simply enter below...

Mandatory Entry: Visit the Ecostore USA website, and leave a comment with which product(s) you would most likely spend your GC on if you won. Be sure to include your email address where I may contact you.

Bonus Entries: (leave a separate comment for each one)
* Sign up for EcoStore's newsletter, found on their blog
* Publicly follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (see side column)
* Follow me on Twitter (leave username)
* Follow EcoStoreUSA on Twitter (leave username)
* Grab my button and post it on your blog (leave link) - worth 2 entries
* Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post (leave link)- worth 2 entries
* Tweet the following (leave permalink) - can do once daily:
Win a $25 GC to EcoStore USA (all-natural household & bath/body products) http://tinyurl.com/yeyosgq Ends 1/25. @magicdandelions


This giveaway ends on January 25th, at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be drawn using random.org, and contacted via email. If I do not hear back within 72 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Only open to U.S. residents. Good luck!

86 comments:

TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 12:40 PM said...

I would really like to try the baby massage oil

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TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 12:40 PM said...

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TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM said...

Tweeted your give away

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TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 12:42 PM said...

Followed ecostoreusa as @TsuaSai

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TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 12:43 PM said...

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TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 12:47 PM said...

Signed up for their news letter

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motherdragon on January 18, 2010 at 1:28 PM said...

I would most likely buy the dishwasher powder, toilet cleaner, and maybe laundry liquid!

motherdragon on January 18, 2010 at 1:28 PM said...

Signed up for their newsletter!

motherdragon on January 18, 2010 at 1:29 PM said...

Following EcoStoreUSA on Twitter (motherdragon)

motherdragon on January 18, 2010 at 1:30 PM said...

tweeted!

Jeni on January 18, 2010 at 1:32 PM said...

I'm craving the wool wash. I need a good one! Sooo much wool here.

Jeni on January 18, 2010 at 1:33 PM said...

Public google friend follower!

Jeni on January 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM said...

Joined their email list!

Jeni on January 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM said...

Twitter following you key_lime_pie

Jeni on January 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM said...

Twitter following them.

Jeni on January 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM said...

Tweeted

Heidi on January 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM said...

i would get the baby soap and wash!
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Heidi on January 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM said...

i signed up for ecostores newsletter
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Heidi on January 18, 2010 at 2:09 PM said...

i follow via google friend connect
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Laura on January 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM said...

I'd like to try: the baby soap, lemongrass soap, and vanilla soap!
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Laura on January 18, 2010 at 2:52 PM said...

I signed up for their newsletter.
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Laura on January 18, 2010 at 2:53 PM said...

I am following your blog.
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Laura on January 18, 2010 at 2:55 PM said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/ldafonte/status/7916054366
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Laura on January 18, 2010 at 2:58 PM said...

(1) I blogged about this giveaway. http://unpaint.blogspot.com/2010/01/other-peoples-giveaways.html
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Laura on January 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM said...

(2) I blogged about this giveaway. http://unpaint.blogspot.com/2010/01/other-peoples-giveaways.html
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TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 3:42 PM said...

Here is my second entire on for your button on my blog just saw to post twice.

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TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 3:48 PM said...

(1) I blogged about this giveaway. http://tsuasai.com/node/1199
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TsuaSai on January 18, 2010 at 3:48 PM said...

(2) I blogged about this giveaway. http://tsuasai.com/node/1199
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rubynreba on January 18, 2010 at 4:23 PM said...

I would like to try the front loader laundry powder
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rubynreba on January 18, 2010 at 4:24 PM said...

I signed up for the newsletter
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rubynreba on January 18, 2010 at 4:24 PM said...

I follow
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Sherlyj on January 18, 2010 at 4:42 PM said...

I would try the laundry powder or coconut soap. daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anguschick1 on January 18, 2010 at 9:52 PM said...

I think I would like the toilet cleaner (I have littles who *love* to try and clean the toilet w/me) or the coconut soap.

mandala on January 19, 2010 at 2:23 AM said...

I would like to try the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, the Baby Massage Oil and the Baby Shampoo

mandalarctic@gmail.com

mandala on January 19, 2010 at 2:24 AM said...

Signed up for EcoStore's newsletter

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mandala on January 19, 2010 at 2:25 AM said...

Following you on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

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mandala on January 19, 2010 at 2:25 AM said...

Following EcoStoreUSA on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

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mandala on January 19, 2010 at 2:26 AM said...

Blog follower
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TsuaSai on January 19, 2010 at 9:09 AM said...

Tweeted your giveaway https://twitter.com/TsuaSai/status/7946354330

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blueeyeddaughter on January 19, 2010 at 10:05 AM said...

Oh! I would love to try the laundry powder or the toilet cleaner
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wintor on January 19, 2010 at 10:08 AM said...

following you on twitter now! @wintor

wintor on January 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM said...

and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/wintor/status/7947662545

wintor on January 19, 2010 at 10:11 AM said...

and following EcoStoreUSA as @wintor

Miranda said...

I'd try either the house cleaners (citrus spray, toilet cleaner) or baby stuff (soap, shampoo).

mirandamushunteri(at)adelphia(dot)net

Laura on January 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM said...

Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/ldafonte/status/7969964448
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Laura on January 20, 2010 at 10:47 AM said...

Daily tweet. http://twitter.com/ldafonte/status/7989689403
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Laura on January 21, 2010 at 9:42 AM said...

daily tweet. http://twitter.com/ldafonte/status/8029163810
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TsuaSai on January 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/TsuaSai/status/8033426082

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Jennifer on January 21, 2010 at 3:38 PM said...

I want to get the baby shampoo and body wash and some of the soaps like the coconut

Jennifer on January 21, 2010 at 3:38 PM said...

I follow via google friend connect

Jennifer on January 21, 2010 at 3:38 PM said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Jennifer on January 21, 2010 at 3:38 PM said...

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Jennifer on January 21, 2010 at 3:38 PM said...

I have your button in my blog #2: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

Jennifer on January 21, 2010 at 6:24 PM said...

I follow EcoStoreUSA on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Jennifer on January 21, 2010 at 6:24 PM said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8046070893

sunnymum on January 21, 2010 at 8:53 PM said...

I'd be happy to try their Baby Body Wash and the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap.
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sunnymum on January 21, 2010 at 8:54 PM said...

Following via Google Friend Connect.

sunnymum on January 21, 2010 at 8:55 PM said...

Following you on twitter as sunnymum

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Rebecca O on January 22, 2010 at 1:35 AM said...

Vanilla soap, Powder detergent, and citrus spray cleanser! Thanks for the chance.
bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O on January 22, 2010 at 1:35 AM said...

I get the EcoStoreUsa newsletter
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Rebecca O on January 22, 2010 at 1:35 AM said...

GFC follower of the blog
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Rebecca O on January 22, 2010 at 1:36 AM said...

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Rebecca O on January 22, 2010 at 1:36 AM said...

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Rebecca O on January 22, 2010 at 1:38 AM said...

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Rebecca O on January 22, 2010 at 1:38 AM said...

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Amber on January 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM said...

I would be very interested in the baby massage oil...recently our toddler has been requesting massages before bed which is precious and she would probably like this. :)

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TsuaSai on January 22, 2010 at 10:47 AM said...

daily tweet
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Amy @ Six Flower Mom on January 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM said...

Wow, so many things to choose from. I see that the shampoo is coming soon, I would be greatly interested in this. I would also be interested in the wool wash for all my diaper covers! And an all purpose cleaner would be great and, and ... it would be hard to decide!

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Amy @ Six Flower Mom on January 22, 2010 at 11:20 AM said...

I am following you!

Laura on January 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM said...

daily tweet. http://twitter.com/ldafonte/status/8075052281
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Laura on January 23, 2010 at 10:43 PM said...

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Laura on January 23, 2010 at 10:47 PM said...

(1) I added your button to my blog. unpaint.blogspot.com
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Laura on January 23, 2010 at 10:48 PM said...

(2) I added your button to my blog. unpaint.blogspot.com
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Laura on January 24, 2010 at 10:12 AM said...

daily tweet. http://twitter.com/ldafonte/status/8152134644
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alli on January 24, 2010 at 2:19 PM said...

I would probably use the gc on getting the pure oxygen whitener and some of the soaps!

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alli on January 24, 2010 at 2:20 PM said...

I signed up for Ecostore's newsletter

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alli on January 24, 2010 at 2:20 PM said...

I follow you with google friend connect!
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alli on January 24, 2010 at 2:21 PM said...

following you on twitter (username alitsao)
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alli on January 24, 2010 at 2:21 PM said...

following Ecostore on twitter (username alitsao)
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Jeni on January 24, 2010 at 6:04 PM said...

Tweeted again!

TsuaSai on January 24, 2010 at 9:59 PM said...

Daily Tweet
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Laura on January 25, 2010 at 10:49 AM said...

daily tweet. http://twitter.com/ldafonte/status/8196200974
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Jeni on January 25, 2010 at 1:17 PM said...

Tweeted again!

Christy on January 25, 2010 at 1:36 PM said...

I am glad you found something you love.

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