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Ecostore USA Review

More and more people are joining together in an effort to live a more “green” existence. The last time my husband’s company had an open house, they had a whole presentation for everyone that visited on all the various ways they were recycling and conserving energy. A friend of mine since high school had found recipes she could make with all-natural ingredients for cleaning compounds that would be safe around her son and better for the environment. Now I am slowly becoming more “green” in our own household.

But long before offices were abiding by a “green” policy and housewives were making their own versions of 409 cleaner, a community of people in New Zealand were working together to develop home use products that were biodegradable so they could keep the water supply safe.  What started out as a small business expanded as the praise and testimonials poured in, and these once exclusive to New Zealand products found a following in the United States.

When the opportunity arose to work with ecostoreUSA came up, it was time to go shopping again for some basic household products. I was running low on the dishwasher detergent we used, Cascade 3-in-1. I go through that stuff pretty quickly; it seems like every 2 weeks or so I’m asking my husband to pick up another container of it on his way home from work. If you read the instructions on the back, they inform you to fill up both the main cup and the rinse cup to the very top of the rims. That means more detergent is used and of course I run out faster, so I decided I wanted to try something new.


I asked to review ecostoreUSA’s Auto Dish Powder. For years I’ve been using a liquid soap, so it was quite the change for me from liquid to powder. I was totally skeptical, thinking no way could this possibly work as well as the liquid soap. One full load only takes 1 tablespoon of the powder. We figured the worst that could happen was that I’d have to run a second load to get the dishes clean. The dish powder had a lot of work to do, and it didn’t disappoint. Some of the dishes in that first load had caked on food and sauces. A few dishes had some particles of food remaining on them, so it didn’t quite clean everything off, but I’m still impressed. For a rinse aid, I used a household ingredient: white vinegar. The jug of dish powder contains 35.3 oz. of product, and sells for $8.50.That works out to quite a few loads!  All of the ingredients are listed right on the jug. I went to take a look at my container of Cascade today and notice that no ingredients are listed on the jug. Instead it tells me an ingredient it doesn’t contain. I find I’m now actually more concerned with what’s in it than what’s not.


At the same time, I was also low on baby shampoo for our daughter, so I thought I’d give the baby shampoo a try. Zoe has these gorgeous, natural ringlets in her hair. I noticed a subtle difference after using the shampoo from ecostoreUSA: her ringlets were actually more controlled. Instead of looking wild and untamed, they had a more finished look to them. Her hair had become shiny and manageable. I also checked out the ingredients list and was pleased to see that the two particular ingredients that I don’t want in my shampoo or my family’s was entirely absent.

I loved these two products that I tried, and I think you all will too. EcostoreUSA has all the products you’re already using, just with safer ingredients. Give them a try, because I know you won’t be disappointed!

*I was not financially compensated for this review. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

Jennifer

Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including paperbackswap.com, Goodreads.com, and luxuryreading.com.

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