Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ecostore USA Review


Learn all about Ecostore and Ecostore USA

ecostore NZ was founded more than 15 years ago by Melanie and Malcolm Rands from their home in an eco village in New Zealand.

All of the families that lived in the farm based eco village shared a commitment to organic growing and healthy living, making this an ideal environment in which a young, environmentally conscious business could thrive. Each household in the village was responsible for their own waste water, which quickly highlighted the problems caused by using regular supermarket cleaning products that relied heavily on cheap, petroleum-based, synthetic ingredients.

Faced with the challenge of protecting the pristine rural waterways of the eco village, Malcolm Rands began to research and seek expert help from scientists to develop household cleaning products using plant-based ingredients that would biodegrade safely and quickly. Achieving his goal, he eliminated the need to use toxic chemicals, leaving the eco villages water pure. His goal was more than accomplished as the product line of this home-based business began to grow, and an exciting future began to unfold.

The original customer base of ecostore NZ was comprised of mostly ‘Greenies’ and organic gardeners. However, it was not long before testimonials from other parents (many of whom were unaware of the benefits of eco-friendly products) began to pour in with wonderful news of their children's allergies and eczema clearing up. Many noted that any respiratory issues were healing, and many lingering chronic conditions were disappearing.

By simply changing to the genuinely clean and green ecostore products, people were experiencing surprising and unexpected improvements in their health. As the notion of using products with “No Nasty Chemicals™” gained popular appeal, ecostore quickly outgrew its location in the Rand’s basement and the business moved to a storefront in Auckland, New Zealand.

Doing good by nature

The team at ecostore USA loves making a difference in people’s lives. ecostore USA does not compromise on performance, so customers can be assured of the efficacy of the products - they truly work. We offer more than 100 products, each one meeting the most stringent environmental and sustainability standards. The guiding principle of every formulation is and will always be that the end product must not only be good for the user, but good for the planet.

Gentle on your budget

ecostore USA knows that it can be expensive to buy natural or organic products, but we've found a way around this by safely super-concentrating each formulation. This means that a little really does go a long, long way. The result is saving money by significantly cutting down on cost per use.

Today and in the future – ecostore USA

ecostore NZ now has its own research and development facility and factory. Addressing individual health issues are at the forefront of eco-friendly product development. Seventeen years after beginning as a home-grown business, ecostore NZ is a well known brand in over 600 retail outlets throughout New Zealand; our products are also exported to Australia and the United Kingdom.

What is green?

Aren't you tired of the terrible confusion about what is really a green product? With the guidance of our ecostore NZ partners, ecostore USA can answer that question for you. At ecostore USA, we are here to help you make the connection between the household products that you have been using for your entire life and the potentially harmful effects that they may be having on the earth and on your family's health. ecostore USA is here to help you become more informed and offer you authentic, safe alternatives. Would you like to learn about what "Green" really means?

ecostore is green!


I was excited to learn about Ecostore USA because I have been trying to buy more green products for my family. They are not only better for the environment, but they are better for you. My family's health is very important to me and that extends to my pets too. I picked the Hypoallergenic Shampoo for Pets and the Lemongrass Soap to review.

Lets start with the Hypoallergenic Shampoo. Here is the description: 

"Gentle on itchy, sensitive skin, our Herbal Fresh Shampoo is expertly designed to penetrate safely into the skin where it is most effective. Mild enough for frequent use. Safe for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens over 6 weeks of age."

My dog Tequila has very dry and itchy skin that is easily irritated. So, I was excited to try this on him. With his current shampoo he sometimes is red and itchy right after his bath. I think it has a lot to do with the harsh chemicals in his shampoo.

The first thing I noticed was the wonderful scent of the shampoo. It smells so good that I wouldn't mind trying it in my hair! It is a nice Almond type scent with a hint of citrus. Yummy. The second that I put the shampoo on my dog I was impressed with the way it felt and the way it lathered into his skin. A little bit of this shampoo goes a long way too. After the bath, Tequila smelled good, felt clean and best of all; his skin wasn't red and itchy! I will be using this shampoo on him from now on. 

Now, for the Human goodies...the Lemongrass Soap. Here is the product description:

"All ecostore USA soaps are created from pure vegetable oils and natural fragrances. They are gentle on the skin and perfect for the kids too. Our cleansing Lemongrass soap is the perfect soap for the whole family. Lemongrass oil is soothing and leaves a pleasant, light lemon scent. (2.7 ounces)" 

I am in love with natural soap. I am even more in Love with Lemongrass. It is the one scent that I can not resist. So, this was a natural choice for me. Ecostore's Lemongrass Soap did not disappoint! This soap smells good enough to eat. It is a light, sweet Lemongrass scent (if you are unfamiliar with Lemongrass it sort of smells like Lemons with Sugar). I loved the size of the bar. Often natural bars of soap are big and/or awkward, but this was the perfect size. How did it stack up when it came to showering time? It felt wonderful. It seemed to moisturize my skin instead of stripping it. It left me feeling clean and fresh. It also left a faint smell of Lemongrass...yum.

So, to sum it all up for you. I am loving Ecostore USA. Their products are green and good for you. Going green does not mean paying a fortune, or sacrificing quality and Ecostore is proof of that.

Disclaimer: I received the listed product(s) in exchange for this review. I was compensated in no other way. The thoughts here are my own honest opinions. The about me, product descriptions and pictures are the property of Ecostore USA.

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