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Monday, October 26, 2009

Ecostore Review and Giveaway

Ecostore has been in business in New Zealand for 20 years. They offer baby care products, bath & body care, hair care products, household cleaners, and pet care items. According to their website all of their products are made from plant and mineral based ingredients and free of toxic chemicals. Their slogan is "No Nasty Chemicals."Their products are available on-line and at Meijer stores, if one happens to be in your area. Ecostore USA always offers free shipping on orders of $25 and more.

I was contacted by Ecostore USA to try a couple of their products and write a review. I decided to try the Rosemary Orange shampoo and Lemongrass soap. I was eager for the package to arrive and to try the products. The packaging used for shipping the items were even environmentally friendly: the packaging peanuts made from soy, the news print, packing tape, packing slip, and box all made from recyclable paper.

Lemongrass soap
I loved the shape of the bar of soap. A 2.7 oz bar sells for $4.00. The sides were rounded and it fit easily in my hands. I loved the lemony smell. It didn't dry my skin like some soaps do. The ingredients of the Lemongrass soap are:
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)
Lemongrass oil
Titanium Dioxide

Rosemary Orange Shampoo
The shampoo cleaned my hair well without drying it or leaving residue. it left my hair soft. When I first saw the price for the shampoo $11 for 6.8 fl oz, I thought that was expensive (being the thrifty person that I am.) Ecostore's products are super concentrated, so a little goes a long way. I've been using it for about 2 weeks and I still have nearly 3/4 of the bottle left. The ingredients of the Rosemary Orange Shampoo are:
Lauryl-glucoside (from glucose)
Derivatives from coconut and palm oil - olefin sulphonate
Polyol Coconut Fatty Acid Ester
Sodium Hydroxymethyl Glycinate (from natural amino acid)
Citric Acid
Certified Organic Cider Vinegar
Essential oils of Rosemary Cineol, Orange Sweet Organic, Pine Scotch, Sage and Cypress.

Now for the giveaway -I'm so happy to hold my first blog giveaway! To enter (US residents only, please) do any or all of the following for each separate entry. Leave a separate comment for each entry:
  • Check out the items for sale at & leave a comment about which 2 items you would like to try if you win.
  • Sign up for the NO NASTY CHEMICALS newsletter at blog ( & leave a comment here saying that you did.
  • Follow Ecostore USA on Twitter @ecostoreusa & tweet about this giveaway
  • become a fan of Ecostore USA on Facebook.
  • subscribe to or follow this blog
  • blog about this give away & post the link here in you comment
Contest ends at midnight Monday, November 2nd. Winner will have 72 hours to reply to my winner notification email.
Update - Winner is Nycole at - Thank-you to all who entered.


  1. I am a long time reader but have never com mented before! I would love the sham poo! I have never heard of these prod ucts and really enjoyed look ing through there prod ucts!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love to use natural products such as those sold at Ecostore. I would get the Vanilla Shampoo and Vanilla Conditioner.

  3. I would like to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner and the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap

  4. I think the Coconut Soap and Powdered Laundry detergent.

  5. blogged

  6. tweeted

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  7. fan of Ecostore USA on Facebook. Carol P Dziuba

  8. Signed up for the NO NASTY CHEMICALS newsletter

  9. Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap
    Coconut Soap

  10. I would love to try the Rosemary Orange Shampoo and the Rosemary Orange Conditioner.


  11. I would like the Hypoallergenic Shampoo for pets. Thank you

  12. I like to try the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap and the Rosemary Orange Shampoo.

  13. Mmm everything looks wonderful I would love to try the Vanilla shampoo and conditioner.

  14. I would love to try the Herbal Fresh dog shampoo, and the Aloe Vera shampoo & Conditioner.


  15. I'd like to try the Coconut Soap and the Citrus Spray Cleaner.

  16. I would like to try the Pure Oxygen Whitener and the Vanilla Soap. Thanks for the giveaway!


  17. i would like to try the pet care ear wash and herbal fresh shampoo.



  18. The coconut soap and the vanilla shampoo are my choices.

    madamerkf at aol dot com