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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ecostore USA review and GIVEAWAY! **CLOSED**

Ecostore was founded in New Zealand more than 15 years ago by Melanie and Malcolm Rands from their home. Ecostore USA offers a variety of plant based products that are healthier for your home and for your family. With a baby care, bath and body, hair, pet, and household line you are bound to find everything you need! Ecostore USA prides itself on "NO NASTY CHEMICALS". All products contain chemicals, even the greener products, but Ecostore USA eliminates the "nasty" ones. Some of the chemicals avoided include (see here for an explanation of why they are avoided):

1. NO toxic petrochemicals
2. NO enzymes
3. NO optical whiteners
4. NO synthetic perfumes or dyes
5. NO sodium lauryl sulphate
6. NO phosphates
7. NO chlorine
8. NO ammonia
10. NO parabens
11. NO propylene glycol

Ecostore USA sent me a bottle of Auto Dish Powder and Pure Oxygen Whitener to try out. I was initially skeptical of both products. I have tried a number of environmentally friendly dish washing soaps but have not been satisfied with any of them. I found that most of the detergents left a cloudy and chalky film on my dishes. After just a few washes I was very impressed with the Ecostore USA Auto Dish Powder. One tablespoon of the powder left my dishes clean and without the milky and chalky film. I wanted to give the Auto Dish Powder a true test so after a pasta dinner with marinara sauce the dishes went right in the dishwasher with no pre-rinse. We don't run our dishwasher unless it is full, usually a pretty heavy load, so the marinara sauce had 2 days to sit and dry on the dishes. This dish powder was up for the challenge! I was shocked to see seriously clean dishes with no marinara residue! I was definitely impressed with the results of this dish powder.

My husband has a slight obsession with bleach, which drives me nuts! Anything we own that is white and can be bleached is so regularly. It drives me crazy but after years of trying I have not been able to break him of his habit. Until now! The Pure Oxygen Whitener does exactly what one would assume based on the name of the product. I put this product to the test with a load of dingy white socks. I used one tablespoon of the Pure Oxygen Whitener along with our normal detergent and let the whites sit and soak for a brief while during the cycle. Again, I was impressed with an Ecostore USA product. Our white dingy socks were no longer dingy but a beautiful white!

Ecostore USA has generously offered one Gaga Greenies reader a $25 gift certificate to be used in the Ecostore USA online store! To enter to win the Ecostore USA $25 gift certificate, please head on over to their website and tell us in a comment what product you would love to have.

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Contest will run until December 19th at midnight MST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on December 20th. Please include your email address in your comment for notification or check back on December 20th to see if you were the lucky winner! If we don't hear from you within 72 hours, we'll redraw and pick a new winner. Good Luck!

Ecostore USA has their "Share the Love Holiday Sale" going on right now. All of their plant and mineral based products are 40% off now through the end of the year, and as always, there is free shipping on orders of $25 and more.

No compensation was received for this review other than a product to test.

CONGRATS to zealandsmom!


  1. http://twitter.com/zealandsmom/statuses/6654207594

  2. I'd love to have the baby shampoo or Nappy balm! iluvmygrlz at yahoo dot com

  3. i follow on twitter: iluvmy3grlz1boy

  4. I would love to try the Baby Body Wash. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I'd love to try the baby shampoo!

  6. I would love to try their wool wash!

  7. I just became a fan on FB. jessicawestbrook is my facebook name

  8. http://twitter.com/lepetitowlet/status/6845348118