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Friday, March 27, 2009

Eco Store-I've Got Some Product Reviews for YOU!! & a $25 Gift Certificate TOO...

Strap your aprons on TAG ladies because I have a product review for you. AND you can sign up to win a 25 dollar gift certificate redeemable at the Eco Store below...

Have you seen the brand "Eco Store?" It is an eco friendly company based in New Zealand that makes plant-based household cleaning and body products that are as effective as the leading supermarket brands. I say, they are a clean and green company worthy of your business!

I received a few products for "clinical trials" in my home, under real conditions, with real a real family. The three items I have the pleasure to show you are Laundry Liquid, Baby Moisturizer, and Goat's Milk Baby Soap.

When the box arrived, it was just in time. No kidding...My husband's laundry was sitting in front of the washing machine just waiting to be scoured, scrubbed and freshened. And my husbands jeans are disgusting. Since we own a trucking company, he can not avoid getting indescribable petroleum filth on his pants from time to time.

So with no further adieu, I put a load of the jeans in the laundry tub, put the prescribed amount of fluid in the washer and pressed START! My first reaction was, "Wow, nice smell," since a fresh clean eucalyptus scent was filling the laundry room immediately. After removing the load of jeans I observed they were clean and the scent of the laundry liquid was able to mostly cover the smell of the oils. I have a nose like a blood hound and could still faintly detect the offensive odors that have stained his pants. I.E. that means this product works, really works!

For my normal family laundry loads it left a clean fresh smell, no more, no less! I am not partial to the scents of most detergents and purchase unscented washing liquid; but, the scent of the Laundry Liquid is lovely and does not make my nose cringe. After drying, the family clothes did not emit any scent, so I would almost call this product scent free. OH! and yes every thing was clean, clean, and more clean!

On to the baby soap and baby moisturizer...

Both of my kids have mild eczema so I was really interested to see how their skin reacted to the baby soap. Occasionally, they get reactions if using commercially popular soaps. SO, after a week of use there was no scratching or other skin irritations with which we seem to be plagued. So this soap definitely passes the test for sensitive skin in my house. And once again this product has a lovely scent!

The last product which we sampled was the baby moisturizer. Good results were apparent on my kids feet. They are barefoot monsters, really little cave people, and I can hardly keep shoes on their feet for more than a few hours at any one time... Therefore they have already developed calluses and have dry feet. My two year old, Ella, was my first victim. I smoothed on the lotion and it immediately softened all the dry spots. Wyatt, a size 13 wearing four year old, has deeply embedded dirt stains in his heals, so immediate effects of the lotion were not realized until the fourth and fifth day. The Baby Moisturizer leaves a slightly oily feel on your skin, BUT quickly absorbs. I love how it feeds my hands and rough elbows.

So all three of these products are excellent and are made with quality ingredients. And the fact they contain "no nasty chemicals" makes me want to use them all the time. So if you want to buy these products or browse for others go to Eco Store right now.

A final note: If you want to win a 25 dollar gift certificate to the Eco Store jump over to their site and come back and make a comment on what product(s) you would like to buy if you win! Entries close April 10th, 2009. Winner determined by random number drawing.

23 Goddesses Have Spoken:

mrsb said...

Hmmm, is it just me, or is the link not working?

Love the sound of these products, though! I love eco friendly stuff!

mrsb said...

Oop, I found it! I would definitely buy the Vanilla shampoo. Love the smell of vanilla!

Suzi said...

Julia, the link for the store is not working, but is if you click on the products you used..

I would buy the toilet cleaner, citrus spray cleaner, and the coconut bar soap if I won the gift cert.

Kebi Cedawna said...

The little cave people comment about your kiddos cracked me up. I hate to wear shoes too, and during the summer I've got the same dirt stained calluses. I swear I scrub my feet in the shower, but that dirt just stains my feet like nothing else.
I would like to try the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap and the Laundry Liquid and Lemon Rinse Aid.

Aisha said...

After reading your reviews about it, I would like to try their laundry powder too. I am really choosy when it comes to using laundry products because I want our clothes to be really clean. So I would love to try it.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I love a fresh-smelling house, so I think I'd like to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner. And the toilet cleaner. And everything else, of course. :) Great giveaway. Thanks!

Carolyn said...

Great blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

I would try almost everything at the eco store!

Carolyn

Lady Christie said...

I would buy the lemongrass bar soap

imchristiedammit[at]yahoo[dot]com

JenniferB said...

I would like to try the manuka sandalwood shampoo and conditioner and manuka honey and kelp soap

YZgirl4 said...

their baby body wash and vanilla shampoo

yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

Leslie said...

What a Giveaway and GREAT REVIEW, THANK YOU! I really want to try Ecostore's Baby Nappy Balm, which I hear is EXCELLENT on tender baby skin!!! and also Baby Sleepytime Bath, I heard it smells so wonderful and will help baby relax and get a great nights sleep, which means we will sleep great too!!!!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Starryphate said...

I love the Baby Sleepytime Bath. I could definitely use it.

carolpie said...

I would like to try the vanilla shampoo and citrus spray. Heck, I would love anything from this site! Great stuff!

jeanilyne said...

I would buy the Laundry Detergent and the Pure Oxygen Whitener


jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Estela said...

I'd buy the laundry liquid and probably some hair products. Too much good stuff to choose!!

JULIE said...

I'd probably pick the Citrus Cleanser, the Baby Soap, and the Nappy Balm...

ChefBliss.com said...

I love this!! i would buy the citrus spray cleaner and the toilet cleaner. And probably a few other great things too! I love eco-friendly cleaners!!

Nelsby said...

I would really love to try the Vanilla Shampoo & Conditioner.
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Just Me said...

I would love to try the Baby Nappy Balm as my little one always needs something of the sort. I would then try the Rosemary Orange shampoo for my extremely oily hair and the Mantuka honey and Kelp soap. Thanks so much for the information and the opportunity!!

Pricilla said...

I think I would pick the front load laundry detergent first and go from there...the toilet cleaner, the dishwashing soap. I am not sure $25 would be sufficient :)

Toystory said...

Coconut soap and laundry detergent would be my pick, all the way up to the limit of my gift card!

Toystory said...

Coconut soap and laundry detergent would be my pick, all the way up to the limit of my gift card!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Herbal Fresh Pet Shampoo would be my pick. I hate to use nasty chemicals on my fury friends.

tara[at!]fiveoclocksomewhere.us