Nov 23, 2009

Review And Giveaway: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products


Have you thought about "going green" with your cleaning supplies? Have you tossed around the idea of getting "natural" cleansers for your home? And have you (like me!) procrastinated and kept using the chemical-based cleaning products you already have?

Look at these disturbing facts about household products:
  • According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers accidental poisonings occur in the home every 30 seconds.
  • The National Safety Council has reported that more children under four die of from accidental poisoning than are killed by guns.
  • A report by the EPA to Congress determined household cleaners three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air pollution. (wow!)
  • Women who work from home and are more frequently exposed to household toxins and poor air quality are 50% more likely to develop cancer. (YIKES!)
  • Newborn infants have trace levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies, passed on by their mother’s exposure. (sad. freaking sad!)
I did not know these facts before I read about them on the Ecostore USA website. After reading them, and learning more about what products are truly "green and safe" as compared to what those 'big name brands' will often tout as 'green' but are not really, I am upset. Not so much with the manufacturers of all those unsafe cleaning products, but with myself. How much have I exposed my kids to with the household products around my house??

So I am truly grateful to Eco store for asking me to review their products. I have learned so much, and have changed my ways! I just regret not being more proactive about "Green Cleaning" sooner!

No Nasty Chemicals™ is the foundation of the entire product line and philosophy of Eco -Store. Take a look at this video from their website-




I received the Citrus Spray Cleaner and the Creme Cleanser to review. The ingredients in the Citrus Spray Cleaner are:

  • D-Limonene (from citrus)
  • Palm and coconut based non-ionic and anionic surfactants
  • Fatty acid derivative
  • Ethanol
  • Filtered water
And the Creme Cleanser uses only plant-based ingredients:

  • Water
  • Calcium carbonate (chalk)
  • Plant based anionic surfactants
  • Plant based glycerine
  • Plant base thickener
  • Xanthum gum
  • Lemon verbena oil
I specifically wanted to review the cream cleanser because I have a glass stove top that is so hard to keep clean and not scratched! I am always trying to find a product for it, and had yet to find one that really worked well. can be used everywhere from the bathroom to the stovetop. I found the creme cleanser was not at all gritty (just as promised,) and was gentle on my stove top. And I am happy to say I am in love with this stuff. Really, in love!

The spray cleaner was equally as impressive to me. I used it on my kitchen counters, bathroom counters, sinks and bathtub. I loved the shine it left (from the citrus, I'm guessing!), and the lack of "chemical" smell!!

I am so happy with these natural cleaning products, and I am so going to be buying more. Eco Store also offers baby products, hair products, pet products and bath and body products. Each of their over 100 products meets the most stringent environmental and sustainability standards. The guiding principle of every formulation is and will always be that the end product must not only be good for the user, but good for the planet.

And now is a perfect time to shop at Ecostore because they are having a

"Share the Love Holiday Sale"

and ALL of their plant and mineral based products are 40% off for the rest of the year. Plus there is free shipping on orders over $25.

THE GIVEAWAY!!

Win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Ecostore!
To enter (Mandatory Requirement), visit their website and leave me a comment telling me which product you'd be most interested in trying out.

EXTRA ENTRIES

1. Sign up for their No Nasty Chemicals Newsletter on the Ecostore blog at http://blog.ecostoreusa.com

2. Follow Ecostore on Twitter

3. Follow Ecostore on Facebook

4. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway (3 entries).

5, Favor HHF on Technorati.

6. Blog about this giveaway, and leave the url in a comment.

7. Join HHF on Facebook (3 entries)

8. Add HHF to your blogroll, or copy and paste the HHF badge to your sidebar.

And The details....

Open to U.S. Addresses.
The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Ecostore via email. Winner will be drawn by Random.org and notified by email, and will have 36 hours to confirm. Please leave a valid email address with entry comment or link to active blog with valid email posted.

Giveaway will end December 12th at 11:59 EST.

136 comments:

Nikki57 said...

I'd love to try the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap

Laura Lee said...

I would like to try the shampoo.

Jennifer said...

I would love the the laundry liquid!!

Aileen said...

I am most interested in trying their Pure Oxygen Whitener

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Aileen said...

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Chelsey Burke said...

I would like to try the aloe vera shampoo.

My email is looking4agoodcar51 at yahoo dot com

mverno said...

the aloe vera shampoo would be my choice mverno@roadrunner.com

jlmk said...

I'd love to try their toilet cleaner. I've been using vinegar and baking soda, but it's just not doing the job!

Alison said...

the vanilla conditioner!

Michele P. said...

I would like to try the lemon rinse aid for my dishwasher.

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Michele P. said...

following ecostore on twitter @micaela6955

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Michele P. said...

FB fan of Ecostore M Pineda

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Michele P. said...

twitter follower @micaela6955 tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/6048945186

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Michele P. said...

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Michele P. said...

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llinda29 said...

I will try Aloe Vera Shampoo

ChrisNY2 said...

I'm following ecostore on twitter @ChrisNY2

ChrisNY2 said...

I'd like to try the dishwasher detergent. I bet the normal stuff is terrible for the environment.

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clynsg said...

I already receive their newsletter.

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clynsg said...

I would like to try the toilet cleaner.

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Unknown said...

vanilla shampoo and conditioner

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Sarah said...

I'd like to try the Manuka Sandalwood shampoo and conditioner.

Dawn said...

Enter me please! I'd love to win, and if I do please contact me via my blog. :0) I'd have to say the item I'd most like to try would be laundry powder because...well we do a TON of laundry!

Katie said...

I have the citrus spray and I LOVE it and would love some more!

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Katie said...

I follow Ecostore on twitter

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Abbi said...

I would love to get the dishwasher detergent or the Vanilla shampoo and conditioner.
Abbi (at) abbisbridal.com

GabbyLowe said...

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I'd like to try the baby body wash

GabbyLowe said...

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fan of ecostore on FB-Laura DeLuca

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I'd really love to try the Rosemary Orange shampoo and conditioner.

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I am following ecostoreusa on Twitter (@EFandFrugal)

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I signed up for the Eco Store newsletter.

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

Twitter #3

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I am a fan on FB (my first name is Jaye). #1

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DontSayHurry said...

I'd probably like to try one of the cleaners like the toilet or the spray. Thanks for a chance.

Smooshy said...

i want the vanilla conditioner!

Katie said...

The Coconut Soap sounds wonderful!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I would like to try the Aloe Vera Shampoo & Conditioner

xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

pinkveganmiso said...

Vanilla conditioner

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the lemon rinse aid.

hebert024 at aol dot com

msrodeobrat said...

id like to try the dishwashing liquid

heaventrees said...

I would like the Manuka Honey and Kelp soap.

erma said...

I'd love to try the Vanilla Soap.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

lisa said...

At the moment i am really interested in the pet shampoo and conditioner.
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lisa said...

I receive No Nasty Chemicals Newsletter. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

I Follow Ecostore on Twitter(samasam) msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

Follow Ecostore on Facebook(lisa smith) msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

I follow you on Twitter; samasam, here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/6578216724
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lisa said...

Blogged giveaway: http://stephie-stephsblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/current-giveaways_10.html
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lisa said...

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lisa said...

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lisa said...

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lisa said...

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denyse said...

I want to try the Citrus Spay Cleaner.

denyse_g@hotmail.com

Pamela S said...

I would love to try the Manuka sandalwood shampoo and conditioner. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

checkers said...

Laundry Powder~
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checkers said...

Followin Ecostore on Twitter

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Followin Ecostore on Facebook

checkers said...

Joined HHF on Facebook #1

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helenlam said...

I'd like to try the Baby Soap

Anonymous said...

try the vanilla soap ty.
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packerfantimmy said...

I'd like to try the citrus spray cleaner the most.
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packerfantimmy said...

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JulieMoe said...

I would love to try their herbal pet shampoo

JulieMoe said...

Follow ecostore on twitter @Juliemeagan

JulieMoe said...

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SeahorseLady said...

I've been wanting to try their Lemongrass Soap as well as their Vanilla Soap.

Karen said...

I'd like to try the laundry liquid.

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Candie L said...

I have been wanting to try their vanilla soap and shampoo. Thank you

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Candie L said...

I am following ecostore on twitter (cluster77). Thank you

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Gloria's Bits and Pieces said...

The laundry liquid sounds great to try!

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Kathy P said...

id love to try the Rosemary Orange Conditioner

Kathy P said...

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Kathy P said...

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Kathy P said...

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Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...We would like to try the Manuka Sandalwood Shampoo & the Laundry Liquid.

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Brian E. said...

...subscribed No Nasty Chemicals Newsletter.

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Brian E. said...

Following Ecostore on Twitter: @brianpiero

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dvice12 said...

I'd like to try the Baby Body Wash

Donna said...

I would like the vanilla shampoo.
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cman said...

Vanilla Shampoo & Conditioner :)

Nancy S. said...

I would like to try the laundry liquid.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow Ecostore on twitter - ncschools.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I WOULD MOST LOVE TO TRY THE Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap!

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Donna said...

I signed up for their newsletter.
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