Thursday, July 30, 2009

Eco-Store USA Giveaway!

If you read my post a couple of days ago about my quest to have a chemical free home. You will know why I was very excited when Melissa at Eco Store USA contacted me to ask if I was interested in reviewing their products. I of course jumped on the opportunity and was even more excited when I found out they were going to give me the opportunity to do a giveaway so that one lucky reader will have the opportunity to also try the products.

First, let me tell you just a little bit about the company.
Eco Store USA is an extension of a 20 year old company that makes plant and mineral based Household Cleaning, Baby and Personal Care products that contain No Nasty Chemicals(tm).

They are an e-commerce site that has recently launched at the MEIJER grocery store chain in the Midwest with plans to expand nationally. Yea! So excited about the idea of having more options when shopping for these types of products...

Okay so now on to the products. Melissa sent me two different things..
First let's talk about their All purpose cleaner..

As I've mentioned before, I typically use vinegar and baking soda for most of my cleaning. But, the problem has come when I need something a little stronger for things like the calcium build up that I get in my sinks and toilets. Most cleaners burn my throat.. No, I'm not drinking them... But when there is a strong chemical present, my throat burns, just from the fumes. When I used the spray cleaner. It worked just as well as any other spray cleaner that I've used, without burning my throat. It even took care of the light pink ring in my toilet... Yea! SOLD...

The product that I am most excited to tell you about is the Baby Moisturizer that they sent me.
If you don't know already, you can read about why I am so insistent on using chemical free products on my children HERE.

In the past, when I've used natural products for babies, there have been two things that I haven't been crazy about. One, they often seem "clumpy" and two, they often smell like "dirt". Now, I've still thought that the health benefits outweigh the costs so I've still used these products and with the strong reaction I have to scents, the "dirt" smell was still better than the scratchy eyes and scratchy throat that I get from chemicals and perfumes.

But this stuff is AMAZING!! Is it horrible that I've used more of it on myself than my kids? It is so utterly smooth and it has such a crisp smooth smell that I am in love. I have used it daily as my moisturizer and my skin feels great and has a wonderful glow.. I have to see if I can get this stuff by the crate. It would make awesome baby gifts.

I also plan to try their dishwashing detergents and laundry detergents in the near future..

Okay, okay, on with it... What you really want to know about, is the GIVEAWAY right? Well, Ecostore USA is giving me a 25 dollar gift certificate to give away to some lucky reader. You don't know how bad I wanted to keep this for myself. However, this giveaway is open to anyone in the continental US.

So how to enter: The usual, leave me a comment with your e-mail address..

And for additional entries:

For 5 additional entries, become a follower of my blog so that I can inform you of other great giveaways like this.

For 5 more entries, Go over to Ecostore's BLOG and sign up for their newsletter.

For 5 more entries, tell about my giveaway on your blog..

So, possibility of 16 entries. Yea!

Leave me one comment on what you did and the total numbers of entries you're entitled to and a winner will be chosen at random using on 8/8/09.

Since Ecostore is new to this area, they have been doing a lot of giveaways. I was sad to see that I had missed a chance at a $500 gift card. But, you can add them on Twitter
and Facebook


Carol G. said...

Hi Dana!

Thanks for doing this! My Emma is sensitive to most cleaners and detergents, so I'm a big fan of baking soda as well. I've never tried this company before, but am interested. My email is I signed up to follow your blog and I signed up for the company newsletter. I don't have a blog though, just facebook. I could post there, though.

Thanks for doing this!

Dana said...

Thanks Carol!
Facebook will work just fine. Just trying to spread the word!

Lu said...

Awesome! Enter me!

Lu said...

I follow- take 5! :)

April Cluck said...

Hey Dana SIGN ME UP! Here's my comment, I'm already a follower (so I don't know if that counts), but I checked out the site and signed up for the newsletter, and there's a lovely post on my blog all about you!!

Love You!!

Veronica Leaptrott said...

I'm all about green, and even more so since Little bit came home

Veronica Leaptrott said...

OK, so I don't follow directions correctly. I have now posted you on 2 of my blogs, signed up at the eco store and became a follow of your blog. So I think that's 16 at remember I have new mom brain mush and can't remember things. (ha ha)

Julie said...

Ok - I want to enter! Here's my e-mail address - (you already have this). I also mentioned you and your giveaway on my blog. I'm already a follower so does that count for 5 extra entries too? I'm soo excited about this little contest - how fun! woo hoo!

Kate Root said...

That moisturizer sounds great!! Josie has a excema so I try to be careful about what I put on her too.
I went to Ecostore and signed up for their newsletter, I am already a follower of your blog :) , and here is my comment with my email address:
11 entries I think?

Love ya Dana!

Becky said...

I am entering and i blogged about it. so is that 5 or 6? can i post it on facebook? how many does that get me. i also included how we met on my post :-)

Elodie said...

i bought some vinegar last week so i could start using some of your cleaning methods but i haven't tried it yet. i'll let you know when i do.

so, i blogged about your giveaway - 5
signed up for the newsletter - 5
i'm already a follower - 5
and i'm commenting - 1
put me down for 16 :)

BASSakward Tales said...

oooohhhh i am so excited....i love all natural here is my comment...thanks for doing seems like a great product...

Julie said...

I just signed up for their newsletter!! +5 more entries Yay!

Beth said...

Wow! Their products look really amazing. I really want to try all of them! Anyway..I signed up for their newsletter, and I became a follower of your blog.

Holly said...

Okay, so I'm already a follower... do I still get an extra five?? Anyways, sign me away! bertandholly(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

now a follower! :) add me!

Sara-Beth said...


Blogged about you.

Signed up the newsletter.

All ready a follower.

Fingers crossed I win this time!!

Jan said...

you know my email... do you need me to put it here.

JP said...

I love this giveaway idea! Thanks so much, Dana! My email address is


JP said...

Just became your 30th follower!