Thursday, June 18, 2009
About ecostore & 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've been seeing ecostore reviews and giveaways EVERYWHERE. I had to try them! I'm trying to get greener: I switched to all flourescent bulbs in my home, I recycle more, we don't litter, but I didn't feel like I was doing ENOUGH. I decided to try some products from ecostore and share them with you, my dear readers.
First, I decided to try the Laundry Liquid. I do approximately six loads of laundry a week. Sometimes more! (I know you are wondering - YES! I only wash in cold water!)
As soon as I opened this bottle, I fell in love with the scent! It smells like Lemon but the website says palm and coconut bases, with certified organic Eucalyptus oil. Mmmm... that smell! And it cleans just as well as my Gain! But it's better for the environment.
I also decided to try the Cream Cleanser, since it's very versatile. You can use it on everything from your bathroom to your stainless steel appliances! The smell of this is to die for also, and this time it really does have Lemon! It contains Lemon verbena oil, along with other natural ingredients.
I finally feel like I'm making more of a conscious effort to go green by using green cleaners!
Would you like to win a $25 GC to ecostore? Main rule is to go to the site and have a look around, then come back here and put in the form what you'd like to try the most.
Extra entries are outlined in the form, as well as the following:
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Also remember to stop by Moody Mama Says and Everyday Baby Steps and enter their giveaways and leave the giveaway name in the comments here.
Thanks for entering, and Good luck!