March 17, 2009

Review and Giveaway! *NOW CLOSED*

I have a confession...

We have allergies.

And asthma.

And eczema.

And a whole slew of other issues which makes it hard to find products that we can use *safely* for cleaning our home and our bodies.

Which is why I was really excited when Ecostore USA contacted me and asked if I'd like to try a few of their products.



First off, I got some Baby Massage Oil.


I use this for me, not for my babies. (yeah, yeah, I'm a selfish mommy. BAH) I've always used olive oil for my cuticles. Step out of the shower, work it into my nail beds, bada bing, bada boom, beautiful nails with a nice healthy pink tone. Generally, I've had problems finding an oil that's soothing, but not greasy. This does the trick. It's super light and moisturizing and it absorbs quickly. I even used it on Taylor's cheeks because she tends to get some roughness there. My only dislike was the scent. I'm an unscented kind of a person, and it smells like lavendar.




The next product I tried was the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap.

LOVE IT. Doesn't dry out my skin, has a little bit of texture. (I just read there's bran in there. That's probably what I'm talking about.) Smells heavenly. And like I said, I'm an unscented kind of gal, so I appreciated that this was such a light scent. It even added some moisture to my skin so I used less lotion after shower time. LOVE it.



Finally, I got to try their Pure Oxygen Whitener.


I'm telling you right now, if you have kids, you need this product. I put a scoop of this in a bucket of water, set it on top of my washing machine, and as my kids spill spaghetti sauce down the front of their clothes, I toss 'em in the bucket to soak.... for up to a week. The colors don't fade, there's virtually NO scrubbing, and I don't have to do anything. I just wish I would have had this when my kids were babies; man, the onesies I could have saved. It's super concentrated so less is more, and it actually works that way. It's not like the products that claim super concentration and then don't actually clean anything. I'm totally hooked.

Now, as a special suprise for you, Ecostore is offerring one of my readers a chance a try one of their products FOR FREE. All you have to do is browse their site, tell me what product YOU want to try, and if you win, you get the product of your choosing, sent straight to your doorstep.

So go, look around, and tell me what ecofriendly product you'd like to try. For an extra entry, tweet this contest, and leave a comment with the URL of the tweet.

You have until March 21, 2009, 12 midnight EST. to enter.

Winner will be announced the following day.

Happy browsing!

45 comments:

  1. I think the whitener sounds fantastic! I'd pick that. Probably....

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  2. I think I'd go with baby shampoo or nappy balm. I'm all about the babies apparently. Unlike YOU.

    (kidding of course) :)-the smiley face makes it all light and funny.

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  3. hey, my aunt makes that all natural super yummy smelling soap, i'll give you her number if u want

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  4. I would really have to go with the whitener as well. I have yet to find a laundry booster that gets whites white again. Let alone the poop explosions my daughter leaves behind on her clothes :)

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  5. I am all over that massage oil. For my hands. Not because there are babies in this house.

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  6. Oooh! Pick me! Pick me! My kids have eczema so bad. I have 3 baby lizards instead of kids. I want to try the Baby Body Wash if get picked. (pick me! pick me!)

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  7. Oh, the baby massage oil. No, the O2 cleaner (I have a newborn).

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  8. I definitely would like to try the Vanilla Shampoo for dry, damaged hair. I have kids who are mixed and their hair is so dry it isn't even funny and nothing works for them.

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  9. You had me at " I don't have to do anything".

    I think that Oxygen cleaner sounds amazing!

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  10. I'm totally torn between the Lemongrass or the Vanilla soap. I adore both scents but the fact that the Lemongrass one says that it LEAVES a scent on you might make me like it more.

    The stuff is really inexpensive, so I think even if I don't win (I never win anything online) I'll buy a bar of each anyway!

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  11. I really like how that Pure Oxygen Whitener sounds!! Their stuff is cheap, so I might as well win the most expensive thing and buy the cheaper stuff, right?? :) But seriously, that stuff sounds awesome!

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  12. Berit ROLLER12:31 AM

    I want that whitener stuff. I don't have a kid but Josh sure makes his clothes a mess sometimes!!!

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  13. I think I would go with the Front Loader Laundry Powder

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  14. OOO OOO OOO FUN! I would love to try the baby moisturizer for Preston-his little legs are soft with lotion but never soft ENOUGH ya know??

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  15. After the browsing I still heart the whitener. A mother of a toddler you know... life can be pretty messy.

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  16. I always recommend that parents use unscented, pure vegetable oil, with no additives, for baby massage, such as fractionated coconut or sunflower oil. That's our experience at www.massageforbabies.com

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  17. I would like to try the honey and kelp soap--bran--yum!

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  18. I would definitely go with the whitener forget my daughter's messes I am the worst in the family.

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  19. Ooohhh. Whitner. Totally. Have a few onesies that desperatly need saving. . .

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  20. I was going to choose one of the baby products, since I'm due with my first at the end of May, but...the Rosemary Orange conditioner sounded too divine to pass up! That's my choice.

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  21. We're dealing with exzema too, so I'd like to try the baby moisturizer.

    P.S. I just checked you out for the second time and am loving your blog. I first looked you up when you were nominated for the weblog award. I know you were "out" but I looked around a little and couldn't figure out what I was reading (with all the guest posting). I'm glad I gave the "diaries" a second chance because I'm lovin' it!

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  22. all of it looks nice, but maybe the moisturizer...

    this cold in march is killing me, and my eczema.

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  23. the honey and kelp soap most likely thanks for the giveaway

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  24. I'd like to try the Laundry Liquid! Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  25. Herbal Fresh Shampoo for pets would be my choice. We get so many dogs into rescue who are filthy and have never had a bath. Thank you.

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  26. I'd like to try their Laundry Powder. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  27. I'd like to try the Laundry Liquid.

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  28. The Manuka Sandalwood Shampoo sounds interesting, as well as the Vanilla Shampoo. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. I would love the whitener!

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  30. I would love to win the Herbal Fresh shampoo for dogs.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I really want to try the Coconut Soap. I'll bet it smells really good.

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  32. I would like to try the Baby Sleepytime Bath. Thanks,

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  33. I would love to try the Vanilla Shampoo

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  34. I would love to try the Laundry Liquid. Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  35. Anonymous11:59 AM

    quite a few things sound- I'd be interested in trying (if i win!) the white oxygen cleaner, it would probably help keep the lab coat I have to wear at work looking a lot better!

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  36. Oops, that last entry by ANonymous is me but somehow I entered my name/password wrong.

    So I'll retry:

    quite a few things sound- I'd be interested in trying (if i win!) the white oxygen cleaner, it would probably help keep the lab coat I have to wear at work looking a lot better!

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  37. Products look great. My top three right now are the citrus cleaner, nappy balm, and whitener. Sure have enjoyed your blog for a while now...time to introduce myself. Hi, I'm Candise.

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  38. I'd love the baby shampoo... and how random is this... I'm Candise's sister (see above comment) I had no idea she read your blog too. Funny...

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  39. I'd love to try the Front Loader Laundry Powder. I can't seem to find one that doesn't leave my son itchy when he perspires, so I resort to using a detergent not designed for front loaders. I don't feel like they are clean now. So, I'd love to try their product...thanks. sharonanne56[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  40. I believe I'd choose the body soap (the one you said moisturizes your skin), or the baby massage oil. You know in the desert, we can use all the moisture we can get!

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  41. BTW...'home' is me, Karen Jensen...for some reason, Chris had this logged in to his work e-mail for testing...sorry about that.

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  42. I love Vanilla, so the Vanilla Hair Conditioner would be great!
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  43. I would choose the Laundry Detergent! Thank you!
    allmycrazycats AT aol.com

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  44. I want some of that pure oxygen whitener.

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  45. I would love to try the Rosemary Orange Shampoo.Thanks.

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