Thursday, June 30, 2011

EcoStore USA Laundry Detergent and Hand Soap Review

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I get totally excited over green products.  I have a feeling that if I ever became a hoarder, I'd be exclusively a green product hoarder, because I love them so much.  So when EcoStore USA contacted me about doing a review of two products, I was thrilled.  I checked out their website, and they have all sorts of choices - baby items, pet items, bath and beauty, and household.  I decided on liquid laundry detergent (seeing as how my life seems to revolve around doing laundry) and coconut vanilla hand wash.
 The products arrived in environmentally friendly packing - even the boxes are made from recycled paper.
 Both of the products I chose are plant based, not tested on animals, and do not contain any nasty chemicals.
The hand soap has such a mild scent - not overpowering at all.  Just the softest of smells.
Pierce actually really took to it.
Took to it so much that he used almost half the bottle in 2 days and I had to hide it from him.
I have to say - it's very moisturizing (but not in a sticky way) so I can understand the appeal - it makes for soft hands.

The laundry detergent I picked is for sensitive skin.  Cort is prone to eczema, so we have to be careful about detergents.   I came back from Type A Conference to find piles of laundry.  I thought I might never catch up, to be truthful.  The liquid detergent had the softest of scents, undetectable unless you hold the clothing right to the nose and sniff deeply.  I like that.  I'm not crazy about fresh linen smells, so it was nice that this wasn't heavily scented.
My colors were bright when taken out.  I dried the clothes in the dryer with dryer balls in lieu of a dryer sheet.  The clothing all came out very soft and there was no static whatsoever.  And I'm very happy to report that the detergent has caused no irritation for Cort's delicate skin.
I hope you'll check out EcoStore USA.  I was really pleased with the products I tried and love knowing that I'm not harming the environment or my boys when I use them.

I was provided with two products of my choice from EcoStores USA to write a review.  The opinions expressed here are completely my own.

16 comments:

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing your opinion of these products. I have sensitive skin and I don't like heavily scented detergents either! I'm for anything that makes laundry day more pleasant!

Jeremi said...

good review!
your blog frog conference experience sounds like a really good time too --- your photos of food always make me hungry, even at 6 in the morning : )

cat said...

I am totally ordering both of these products. Thanks for a great review.

Snappy Di said...

Green product? The little yellow surf t-shirt is what I'm all about... Love it!

Di

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds great! I love that he loved the soap. We go through lots of it here too.

Valerie said...

EcoStore USA sounds like a great company. I will definitely be visiting their site. The hand soap sounds really nice, and I think you might have to hide it from me too:)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Great review, Lisa. I can totally relate to having sensitive skin. It's no fun. Glad you found some products that Pierce can tolerate. :)

Ginny said...

The coconut vanilla hand soap sounds just divine! I will have to check out the website.

A Quiet Corner said...

Good info to know once again, baby Girl! Thanks...:)JP

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

It's wonderful you found a product you all like.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow sounds like great products! I am all about natural products and love all natural laundry detergents.

Angela said...

I can related to having a boy who likes to wash his hands and uses all the soap up in a day or two! lol It must be a boy thing! hehehe

I too have to watch the type of laundry detergent I use around here because of all of our delicate skins. I'm always afraid to try a new brand because of that. I just might have to give that a try!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You review very good! These sound really nice and eco

~SHANNON~ said...

Great Review- I'll have to check if they have them near me! Ps. Cant wait to hear about Type A con next!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

I love the detergent, too. But my bottle was WAY smaller than yours! Hmph!

Hazel said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. Your blog is too cool!! xx