Monday, August 17, 2009


Recently, I was contacted by Ecostore USA to review some products and host a giveaway for my readers. You may or may not know that I'm not so fond of doing reviews--it just seems like too much homework for me and I'm not a fan of accumulating *stuff* at this point in my life--but I could NOT pass this one by.

Ecostore USA makes Cleaning, Baby & Personal Care products that don't contain any dangerous chemicals (in fact, their slogan is "No Nasty Chemicals"). I was interested in trying out the cleaning products because I've been cleaning the house constantly getting it ready for showings, etc. and I have been trying to use safer/greener products since Rayna was born.

Ecostore USA sent me the Citrus Spray Cleaner and the Toilet Cleaner. (Click the links to read the ingredients of each one). I've used them a bunch of times by now and I really loved them both. The toilet cleaner worked great and was the perfect consistency where it clung to the bowl and slowly dripped down, but wasn't watery. The spray cleaner covered a really wide area with each spray so you use less. As a matter of fact, Ecostore "super-concentrates" all of their products so you save money by using less. Both products I tried had a natural citrus-ey smell to them--kind of smells like powdered lemonade.

I have definitely become a repeat customer after using the toilet cleaner especially. I have tried tons of eco-varieties of toilet bowl cleaner and none of them cling to the rim as well as Ecostore's. The next product I can't wait to try? Their Auto Dishwash Powder. I hate regular brand dishwasher soaps because they almost all contain bleach--even Palmolive "ECO" is almost straight up bleach--and I manage to ruin my clothes constantly...d'oh!

Are you interested in going green? Ecostore USA is running an awesome back-to-school promo for orders right now where they will *match* your $50 order product for product!! Just enter code 2for1 at checkout! And one lucky QMB reader will WIN a $25 gift certificate to Ecostore USA to use on whatever products you'd like!

Here's how to enter:
First, read more about Ecostore USA here and check out their full line of products including cleaning products, baby care, & bath and body products. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me what product you'd love to try.

Tons of opportunities for extra entries! Just be sure to leave a *separate* comment for each additional entry!
-Become a "loyal subject" and follow my blog
-Subscribe to my blog by email or feedreader
-Add my button to your site (leave your link!)
-Blog/Talk about this giveaway on another site (leave your link!)
-Subscribe to Ecostore USA's blog (click here)
-Tweet about this giveaway by posting: Check out & enter the @ecostoreusa giveaway on @queenmotherblog http://bit.ly/ecogiv - I can't wait to go green!

US entries only. This giveaway will end on 8/25 at 8PM EST - good luck!

183 comments:

standing2gether to live cleaner and cheaper said...

i think i would like to try the laundry liquid or lemon rinse aid..a lot of products to look at...
thanks

standing2gether to live cleaner and cheaper said...

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Tania said...

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As always thank you!!

Tania said...

and I am a follower

Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to try the lemongrass soap.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

laundry detergent is what i want to try

agordon10 said...

the all purpose cleaner

ky2here said...

I'd like to try the Lemongrass Soap.

elkaye said...

I'd like to try the Ecostore laundry liquid.

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Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

I would like to try the Liquid Laundry and the Pure Oxygen Whitener.

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blogged this giveaway here:
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cdziuba said...

The soaps appeal to me, especially the Coconut Soap.

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Aleksandra said...

lemongrass soap! I love the smell of lemongrass!

llinda29 said...

I want to try Aloe Vera Shampoo

mverno said...

the Lemongrass Soap mverno@roadrunner.com

Nelsby said...

I would love to try the Dog Hypoallergenic Shampoo.
Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

I follow your blog on Blogger/Google Friend Connect.
Thanks!
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I follow you on Twitter (Nelsby).
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Nelsby said...

I follow EcoStore on Twitter (Nelsby) and Tweeted about the giveaway:
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Jackie at 3littleones said...

i would love to try the coconut soap or baby shampoo for my babies.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

vanilla shampoo and conditioner!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

denyse said...

I'd love the coconut soap or the laundry liquid.

denyse_g@hotmail.com

Cynthya said...

I'd like to try the Coconut Soap or the Lemongrass Soap.

clynsg said...

I would start with one of the shampoos, probably Manuka Sandalwood.

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Tina12312 said...

I would love to try their Aloe Vera Shampoo and Lemongrass Soap. Thank you!

Tina12312 said...

I'm following your blog.

Tina12312 said...

I'm following you on Twitter. Thank you!

Tina12312 said...

I'm following Ecostore on Twitter.

Tina12312 said...

I'd love to win and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/3405376951

thank you!

Anonymous said...

coconut soap

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5webs said...

I'd love to try the Laundry Powder and the Auto Dish Powder
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mmentor said...

sign me up

Anonymous said...

coconut soap
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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Pure Oxygen Whitener.

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msrodeobrat said...

id love to try the all purpose cleaner

courtneystoffel said...

I'd love to try the coconut soap and the lemon rinse aid.

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stOOpidgErL said...

I would love to try the baby body wash and the shampoo.
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paula h said...

I want to try the Vanilla Shampoo and Conditioner.

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terri142 said...

I would love to try the Vanilla Shampoo.

heaventrees said...

I would like to try the Rosemary Orange Shampoo and Conditioner.

autie said...

I like the Vanilla shampoo and conditioner.

CC said...

I'd like the Aloe Vera Shampoo and conditioner. I'm trying to use more natural things on my skin

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Becky said...

I'd like to try the All-Purpose cleaner

2kidsblogger said...

lemongrass soap sounds refreshing!

thanks for sponsoring this.

2kidsblogger(at)gmail(dot)com

erma said...

I'd love to try the laundry soap.
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electricisland said...

Laundry Powder.
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joannaonthelake said...

I would love to try some products from Ecostore USA, they sound fantastic! I would like to try the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, this sounds wonderful. Also the Baby Sleepytime Bath, this is perfect for my 6 month old daughter. The Rosemary Orange Shampoo and matching conditioner sounds nourishing for the hair and the scent sounds so refreshing! Love it! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
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Kate said...

The Dog Hypoallergenic Shampoo would be great for my Lucky!

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Annemarie said...

The Vanilla Shampoo sounds great!!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to try the Rosemary Orange Shampoo and conditioner! Thanks!

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guettel78 said...

I'd really like to try the Manuka Sandlewood Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the Lemongrass Soap from Ecostore -- all of their products sound terrific, and I love that they're both eco-friendly and affordable!

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wendy said...

I would love to try the coconut soap!

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Chrissy said...

I would love to try the Vanilla Soap- I am sure it smells divine! Thanks!

kngmckellar said...

I would like to try the Laundry Liquid
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Mishia said...

I'd love to try the coconut soap

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway... We would like to try the "Manuka Sandalwood Shampoo" and the "Manuka Sandalwood Conditioner".

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Pam said...

Since I always think lemon smells so clean, I'd like to try the lemongrass soap!
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liliesrnice said...

I'd like t try the manuka honey and kelp soap and also the laundry powder.

dmjitems said...

I would like to try the Vanilla Soap

Kelly F said...

I would love to try the Coconut Soap!

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Girly Remix said...

Love the Vanilla Soap!

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FDP 4 Life said...

i would like to try the baby body wash

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purango said...

I would like to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner. garrettsambo@aol.com

Amanda S. said...

I'd like to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner. Thanks!

susan1215 said...

The coconut soap sounds good

Meet the Browns said...

I love that they have organic tampons!

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kathy pease said...

id love to try the Hypoallergenic Shampoo

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Betty C said...

I'm wanting to try the coconut soap as well as the Manuka Sandalwood shampoo and conditioner.

07violet said...

rosemary orange shampoo and coconut soap

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deedleweedle said...

I'd like to try the lemongrass soap.

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I would love to try the vanilla and coconut soap.
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SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I would love to try ALL of their baby products, as well as the laundry liquid!

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Thanks for the contest! tinosaur@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

I love the Rosemary Orange Shampoo!

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Rajee said...

i think i would like to try the laundry liquid

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kristal wilder said...

I would like to try the baby soap