No Nasty Chemicals: A Review & Giveaway


I was recently contacted by Ecostore USA with an opportunity to try out some of their eco-friendly, plant-based household products and thought, “Woohoo! Another way to make the “Al Gore-loving, weird-lightbulb-toting, almost-crunchy-like” husband happy!”

As I primarily clean the majority of my house with the help my two best buddies, steam and baking soda, I was super glad to see that Ecostore USA carries products beyond those usually found in the household cleaning aisles. I looked through pages of earth-friendly products designed not only for the kitchen and laundry but body, baby, and pet care as well, and finally decided on trying something from their haircare line (Seriously, folks, have you read the back of your shampoo bottle lately?).

Shipping was very quick, and I was thrilled to find that all of their packing materials were made of environmentally-friendly products. (We’re talking soy-based packing peanuts here. Talk about ‘walking the walk’, eh?)

vanillashampooproduct1The Natural Refreshing Vanilla Shampoo and Conditioner smell absolutely lovely, without being at all overbearing or unnaturally perfume-y. Both seem to wash away very cleanly, leaving behind none of that residue-feel that I often find with most haircare lines, and leave  my hair soft and shiny. (I had equally fabulous results with the rest of the family as well.)

And the back of the bottles? They read beautifully.

All in all, an excellent “green” alternative to any of the current products that may be lining your shower stall now.

And I’m looking forward to trying out more of their products soon! With our latest addition, my eye is definitely (and understandably) on their great-looking baby line as well.

Want a chance to try out a few great products from such a great company? Here’s your chance! Ecostore USA is offering one of you lucky readers a $25 gift certificate to their online store. Simply leave a comment below to throw your name in the hat! (Grab an extra entry by twitting or blogging about it as well.)

Winner will be randomly chosen on Friday, March 27th.

Good luck!

For more information on Ecostore USA and great articles about going “green”, be sure to check out their blog at

March 20, 2009
Categories: Reviewful

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