My husband decided to help me clean up the house this morning. I did not even ask him to help. I went upstairs to clean up Monkey’s room and when I came down the kitchen was clean! Then he moved into our bathroom and the living room and tidied up. And last but not least, he dusted! Awesome!
Anyway, Luke loves Windex. Really, I am not sure if he loves Windex but it does seem to be his cleaner of choice, for everything. Windows, counters, sinks, you name it and Luke will spray Windex on it. This is a problem for me because Windex hurts my lungs. There is something about the chemicals in it that really bother me. Come to think of it a lot of big name cleaners bother me. Chemical filled bathroom cleaners make my eyes water, surface cleaners make my hands smell like hash chemicals, and even hand soaps make my skin dry and irritated.
I mentioned recently that I am trying to kick my blah’s and a part of my plan to start feeling better is to switch our household cleaners and hygiene products to natural body and earth friendly cleaners. When Ecostore USA asked me to review some of their products it could not have come at a more perfect time.
What Ecostore USA says:
Ecostore USA (www.Ecostore USA.com) loves making a difference in people’s lives. We are passionate about improving the planet and bringing you everyday household products that are safer and healthier for you and your family. Originating in 1993 as a New Zealand-based manufacturer, wholesale distributor and retailer of sustainable household and personal care products, Ecostore USA offers plant-based cleaning products as well as body and baby care products. The guiding principle of our formulations is that the end product must not only be good for the planet, but must also be good for the user. Individual health issues are at the forefront of product development. The Fairground Foundation is a charitable organization created by Ecostore to promote sustainability through on-the-ground action. For more information, visit www.ecostoreUSA.com
What Evolving Mommy Says:
First of all let me tell you that I have fallen in love with the Lemongrass bar soap. It smells so, so yummy, fresh, clean and not fake at all and did I mention yummy? I don’t usually use bar soap, I usually use liquid body wash in the shower because bar soaps usually leave my skin feeling filmy and dry. The lemongrass soap did neither of these things. After using it my skin feels soft and clean and I smell so nice too.
I tried the Citrus Spray Cleaner out all over my house. Bathrooms, the kitchen, Monkeys changing table and I really like it. The citrus scent is fresh smelling and not so strong that it leaves your nostrils and lungs feeling burnt. I felt like I got a good clean with this product without having to breath in hash chemicals.
I understand that Bleach can be a great tool for keeping whites white but I am just not into the harshness of it. Between me, Monkey and Luke we have a lot of white clothes in our house. I keep trying to tell people that although white clothes are cute they don’t stay cute long when a toddler is wearing them, but for some reason Monkey keeps receiving little white tee’s, sweaters and jackets. All of which end up looking brownish and dingy at the very least. I loaded up the washer with Luke’s undershirts, Monkey’s white tops and the families white socks and tested out the whitener. I was pleasantly surprised to find my load of wash coming out looking brighter and whiter than when they went in. The Pure Oxygen Whitener was not a miracle worker and some stains are just permanent but I was impressed with the change I saw in our clothes and I am thinking of ordering some Liquid Laundry soap too.
You can check out as well as purchase the complete line of Earth friendly Ecostore products on Ecostore USA’s website, www.ecostoreusa.com . In addition to that all 185 Meijer Stores also carry Ecostore’s products.
Ecostore USA has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to one lucky Evolving Mommy reader.
- Visit Ecostore USA and leave a comment telling me one thing you would like to try. This is a must and must be done for bonus entries to count.
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The Fine Print:
There are six entries per person possible. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. This contest if open to blogger’s as well as non-blogger’s. US residents only. Please be sure you leave your email address in your comment unless you have your email address accessible in your blogger profile. If I cannot get a hold of you, you will not win. Entries that do not follow the guidelines will be deleted. The giveaway will close 12:00am April 26, 2009. I will choose the winner randomly and announce the winner on April 27, 2009. The winner will have 48 hours from being announced to respond or an alternate winner will be chosen.
Ecostore USA is offering free shipping on orders $25 and up, all this month for Earth month. This is a great opportunity to try Ecostore products.
Also, Malcolm Rands, the founder of Ecostore, will be touring Meijer Stores for the ask Ecoman tour. Malcolm will be available to answer any questions on Eco friendly products. The first 25 moms or dads that ask Malcolm A question will receive an organic Ecostore T-Shirt. There will be entertainment for the kids while mom and dad ask Malcolm ( Ecoman) questions. Listed below is the tour schedule.
4/13 Chicago – McHenry (5-7 PM)
4/18 Detroit – Wixom (5-7 PM)
4/20 Fort Wayne – Illinois Road (5-7 PM)
4/21 Indianapolis – Carmel (5-7 PM)
4/22 Cincinnati – Harrison Road (4-6 PM)
4/23 Grand Rapids – Cascade (2-4 PM)