We reviewed EcoStore’s products ages ago. Well, Statia did and I never got around to trying any of them myself. I meant to though. So when EcoStore reached out to me to do another review along with a great giveaway I was so willing and happy to do it. For review, EcoStore USA sent me a bottle of their plant based Dishwash Liquid and their plant based Laundry Liquid to try out.
EcoStore was founded over 15 years ago by Melanie and Malcolm Rands who were living in an eco village in New Zealand. Having to be responsible for your own water waste and it became apparent that petroleum based soaps and products were damaging to the villages delicate waterways. Malcolm started working with scientists to develop products that would be gentle on the environment, and gentle on us. No Nasty Chemicals is their mantra and SafeMama loves that!
Having not tried these before I was really impressed that their products were all super concentrated. A lot of “green” brands claim this but I always end up using more to overcompensate for shabby performance. The perfect example is the Dishwash Liquid. I have several other brands next to my sink but inevitably when I’m doing dishes I keep going back for more and more soap because they A) don’t suds the way we are all used to with regular soaps and B) They don’t really clean all that great so I end up washing things twice. That’s a lot of soap and money literally down the drain. I will admit I was really skeptical that EcoStore’s Dishwash Liquid would be different but I was pleasantly surprised. It has a light lemony scent which feels “clean” to me.
One of the things I struggle the most with is laundry detergent. Confession time. I was still using TIDE. Free and clear Tide but TIDE. ME! SafeMama…using TIDE. I feel so much shame. I tried… really, I tried lots of eco-friendly laundry soaps and eventually my laundry started looking dull and funky every time. So I went back to Tide. But then EcoStore sent me their Laundry Liquid. The clouds parted, the sun streamed in on my washing machine and my fluffy clean laundry thanked me. I think I can break my Tide habit, finally. This Landry liquid is concentrated so you literally use a tablespoon or so for a full load. It suds and cleans, and my laundry comes out smelling clean and faintly of cool eucalyptus. After a month or so I still have bright clean laundry not to mention plenty laundry Liquid left, and no sad gray looking socks that used to be white. If you need extra boosting power EcoStore does carry a Pure Oxygen Whitener which Statia really likes.
Get It Yourself: You can pick up all of these products and other great stuff like bar soap, baby shampoo as well as pet care on their website EcoStoreUSA.com. Order now and get TWO for ONE during Earth Month as well as free shipping on orders over $25! That’s an awesome deal… I think I’ll stock up on Dishwash Liquid right now…
EcoStore USA is offering a great giveaway to one lucky SafeMama reader. The winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to use on the EcoStore USA website!
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One winner will be selected at random using Random.org. Giveaway open to US residents. Entries will be accepted until April 28, 2010 at midnight PST. Good Luck
(Please note: If you have won a prize from EcoStore in the last 6 months you will be ineligible to win. )