Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Eco Store Review and Giveaway

Ecostore creates chemical free products at reasonable prices. From bath to cleaning to pet care, their products are top of the line and and made with "no nasty chemicals", making them better for your family and our planet.

Ecostore was developed over 15 years ago by Melanie and Malcolm Rands, and run from their home in an eco village in New Zealand. While their original customer base was fellow "greenies" the word soon got out about the health benefits of the ecostore products, children's allergies and eczema clearing up as well as reduction in respiratory and other chronic conditions.

The popularity of "green" and "chemical free" products has gotten them out of their basement and across the world. We now have ecostore USA, which features over 100 environmentally safe products, some which are now available at Meijer stores across the mid-west.

We were lucky to be sent some products to test in our home and are very pleased with what we received.

Coconut soap

•Sodium Palmate (palm oil)
•Sodium Cocoate (coconut oil)
•Sodium chloride (salt)
•Vegetable Glycerine
•Tetra Sodium Etidronate and Tetra Sodium EDTA (antioxidants used to preserve the stability of vegetable oils in soap base. Derived from vinegar. Safe for skin)
•Cow's Milk (0.2% = 220gm to 100kgms of soap) Level is chosen to ensure those sensitive to cow's milk are not affected.

This soap was perfectly scented, lathers really well and leaves the skin feeling clean without drying. I've been an Ivory girl since I was a kid and this ecostore soap has given me other alternatives. I've had problems with my face breaking out since my first pregnancy and have tried everything to minimize and reduce breakouts. In two weeks of using this soap on my face (as well as the rest of me) I have seen a drastic improvement. I would recommend it to anyone.

Herbal Fresh Pet Shampoo
Aqua (water), Coco Glucoside, Aloe Vera (certified organic),
Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glyceryl Oleate, Glycerin,
Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Panthenol, Botanical extract blend of
Chamomile,Calendula and Sage, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl,
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate,
Sodium Chloride (sea salt), Sweet Orange Essential Oil,
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Citric Acid.

We recently washed the dog (Ashley) with this shampoo. Ashley is NOT a fan of water so bath time is tricky, fortunately she's only 14 pounds and easy to keep in the tub. She wasn't thrilled with the pre-scrub wet down, but as soon as we started massaging the minty/citrus smelling shampoo into her fur, she relaxed and enjoyed the experience. I think she was a little upset when we stopped. A great value and another perfectly scented product.

I'm impressed with both these products and want you to be able to try them for yourself so...

The Giveaway

ecostore USA is giving one lucky reader a $25 dollar gift certificate to sample some products for yourself. I've decided to give you LOTS of ways to enter, as this is a store I think everyone should try.

Mandatory first entry

As your first entry you MUST check out the store and tell me (at least) one product you would like to try (1 entry). leave a comment

Extra Ways To Enter
*Sign up for the "No Nasty Chemicals" Newsletter and get up-to-date info on new products (2 entries) leave a comment
*Follow this blog or let me know you are already following (1 entry) leave a comment
*Follow ecostore USA on Twitter (1 entry) leave a comment.
*Follow me on Twitter or let me know that you already are (Hunterzmom) (1 entry) leave a comment.
*Become a fan of ecostore USA on Facebook (1 entry) leave a comment
*Blog about this contest (5 entries) leave a comment with a link to the post.
*Tweet about this contest @hunterzmom (1 entry per tweet) leave a comment for each tweet.
Easy enough?
Contest ends at midnight August 15 and a winner will be chosen using on August 16
Make sure to include e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner!


  1. I need to tell my SIL x 2 about these products. They both have multiple Pets. I'm not familiar with it; but do try to clean with green products. I do use a green detergent for laundry, though I don't like the smell of it. When you take you clothes from washer to dryer, they smell like oil? They're fine after they've idea why that is.

    I knew you had multiple blogs, didn't realize you had so do you keep up?

    I've got a couple too, so will leave the google ID here, instead of the suitcase, so you can check out the other ones.

    Have a great wkend

  2. I would like to try the baby wash.

    jamie @ suburban saving

  3. I follow EcostoreUSA on twitter.

    @suburban saving

    jamie @ suburban saving

  4. I follow you on twitter.


    jamie @ suburban saving

  5. Signed up for the newsletter. And if I'm not mistaken I let you know that I'm interested in the baby shampoo.

  6. I would really like to try the shampoo. I'm just getting into the chem-free stuff.

  7. This is a great post and a great giveaway. I am new to blogging and just started a blog at I wanted to know if you are interested in exchanging links with me to gain more exposure for both of our blogs. If you are interested please feel free to email me and let me know. Thanks!

  8. Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!


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