Sunday, June 9, 2013

No Nasty Chemicals with ecoSTORE [Review]

I am on a never-ending quest to find more eco-friendly, more natural, and more effective cleaning and body products. Those of you who are on the same quest will agree that the number of products that do not clean as well as their toxic counterparts is even greater than the number of products that do a comparable, yet even better, job of cleaning. Once you find that product or that brand, you stock up on it, being afraid that it will be discontinued. I use a few brands of eco-friendly cleaning and body products and would recommend them to anyone. ecoSTORE's commitment to No Nasty Chemicals (tm) is a reason why you should try this brand of cleaning products.

As an ecoSTORE Ambassador, I received the following products to review:
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Gentle Laundry Liquid Super Concentrate
  • Pure Oxygen Whitener

I also received the Hand Wash and Laundry Liquid to give to others. Feedback included positive reactions to the Hand Wash smell (Rose and Cardamom), which is far from smelling "girly."

Check out my initial review of ecoSTORE's Auto Dish Powder and Body Wash. The Auto Dish Powder is no longer offered (sad face because I like it).

ecoSTORE Household Cleaners         
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
No "nasty" chemicals
Some ingredients may cause health concerns (Phenoxyethanol, et al)
Fresh smell, not overpowering
Hand soap does not lather well, but hands feel clean

I love that ecoSTORE is committed to "no nasty chemicals" and tries to find better alternatives. Chemicals, EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database) to get more information about the ingredients in ecoSTORE products. (Please note that the Cosmetic Database is not the end-all-be-all source, but it does provide good information about the ingredients in products we use every day). For the  most part, ecoSTORE's ingredients are rated low in terms of toxicity, but there are a few ingredients that we should watch out for. I commend for listing the ingredients for all of their products. If you have an allergy or a concern about a specific ingredient, you can check whether the product contains that ingredient or not.
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Now that we have talked about the ingredients, let's talk about how the products actually clean. The All Purpose, Glass, and Toilet Cleaners did a great job of removing any scum and residue. One quick swipe and the grime was gone. I liked that I did not have to use a lot of the product. The Toilet Cleaner was easy to apply with the shape of the bottle. The smell was not overpowering and did not linger to the point where you keep smelling it for hours. I prefer lighter smells that go away.

If you are looking for a safer and less toxic alternative to household cleaning products, give ecoSTORE a try. You will not be disappointed. ecoSTORE has a variety of household and body products that are effective and economical.

Disclosure: I received the sample from the company in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. I am under no pressure to return the product to the company or to write this review. This product review is based on my personal experiences. This review is objective and completely honest. 

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