Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Check out Ecostore and my 1st Giveaway!!!

Well, as many of you know I am going to be hosting a party on my blog this summer for some awesome natural & attachment parenting products:


...but I thought I would kick things off this month with a little teaser giveaway- just a preview of other wonderful things to come!


Recently Ecostore USA contacted me about reviewing a few of their products. I was thrilled, to say the least, to get the chance to not only check out these products for myself but also be able to offer one of them to my readers in a fun little giveaway!

Now, I must admit, I came into this review already being a stickler for the kinds of bath, body and household cleaning products I allow in our home. Any product that I don't make myself or have intimate knowledge of is, by nature, prone to a large amount of skepticism and investigation. So, imagine how thrilled I was when after some reading I discovered that Ecostore's products not only met my expectations but exceeded them!

Ecostore is a little company that had it's start up in New Zealand and is now broadening it's horizons to a more international scope (lucky us!)! They're highly comprehensive website is impressive to say the least- not only do they sell their products, but they help us, as the consumer, to become more informed about our chemical choices so that we can make the best decisions for our families. Check out what they have to say about what it really means to be green in their article Your Family, Your Chioce, or how about some of the videos they have produced to help us stay up on making conscious consumer chemical choices. Best of all, they have a page completely devoted to the full disclosure of every ingredient in their products (something I always look for- I like to know that they have nothing to hide!).

So, after doing my research I gave a few of their products a trial run! The first thing I tried was their Toilet Cleaner. Made from mostly plant-based ingredients, this tough little cleaner will not only leave your toilet shiny and new, but will also do no harm to our waterways, and let's you walk away from a satisfying cleaning experience without feeling light-headed from inhaling any nasty fumes! After using this product for two weeks in both our bathrooms I am happy to report sparkling, eco-friendly results and would highly recommend this product to any of my readers!

Next stop on my trial list was Ecostore's Wool Wash. Now, with a new babe on the way and a toddler still using cloth dipes at night, I had a quite a few wool covers to wash and prep. Once again, Ecostore's simple, plant-based solution worked wonders and left our garments smelling fresh and looking great. I am happy to report that the longies I knit for the new babe are clean and ready for wearing just as soon as he or she arrives, and I have no worries of any harsh chemicals being left over that could leach from the pants onto his or her skin- very comforting for a mama! I also thought that Ecostore offers their Wool Wash at a very reasonable price in comparison with other wool washes on the market, especially for it's quality.

Lastly, and drum roll please (this one is the giveaway!), I tried out Ecostore's Baby Shampoo on my toddler's thick head of hair (it may be short, but it is thick and coarse!). The soothing scent and natural and plant-based ingredients (of coarse), made this shampoo the perfect selection for Roman's night-time bathing experience and left his hair silky smooth! He enjoyed the cute picture on the bottle and I enjoy knowing that he is not getting exposed to anything that could potentially harm him- the best of both worlds!

So, would you like to get in on some of the action and try out this wonderful Baby Shampoo too? Well, here's your chance!

How to Enter the Ecostore Baby Shampoo Giveaway:
- Visit the Ecostore site and then return here and leave a comment about your favorite product! It's that simple!

Want extra entries (and you know you do!)? Leave an extra comment for any of the following:
1. Post about the giveaway on your blog (leave the link in your comment).
2. Post my Mama Kenz Studio or Summer of Baby Love buttons on your blog (find in left sidebar).
3. Subscribe to Mama Kenz Studio by e-mail (Feedburner in left sidebar).
4. Become a follower of Mama Kenz Studio (on the right!).
5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway (leave your Twitter screenname & what time you tweeted).

Winner will be chosen Monday April 13, 2009- so make sure you leave your entries before then! Also be sure you either leave your e-mail address or have it on your blog so I can contact you if you are the winner! Good Luck!

44 comments:

ecky said...

i love the vanilla shampoo!


elkesten at yahoo dot com

cdziuba said...

I like the Herbal Fresh pet Shampoo.

cdziuba said...

I follow you.

cdziuba said...

I follow you on Twitter (cdziuba) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1472206845

Jen said...

This looks like a fabulous company and product. I hope to try some of their products soon. I am really interested in the wool wash. I am wondering if I could use on wool soaker diaper covers. That for the contest.

Dumaurier said...

I really want to try the Sleepytime baby bath

Starryphate said...

I like the Herbal Fresh Shampoo

Madeline said...

I'd like to try out their Baby Nappy Balm.

pestkaj said...

I would like to try the auto dish soap


pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

pestkaj said...

I subscribe as pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

pestkaj said...

I follow

somethingaboutparenting said...

It'll be a great party, I'm sure.

Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Twitter: AboutParenting

Montana Mama said...

I would get the Manuka Honey & Kelp soap bar. I think it looks nice! :)

Montana Mama said...

I am already a follower. :)

Montana Mama said...

I have your button on my blog already. :)

Mommy of Three said...

Oohhhh.....! I want to get me some of that Vanilla shampoo, conditioner and bar soap!!!!!!!!!

Love your blog, mamma! Are you a certified Doula? I start the volunteer program on Monday until another certification class is offered. I can't WAIT!!!!!

Mommy of Three said...

Oh, and I am following you on Twitter, on your blog, and am adding a button to My blog!!! Yay for more entries! ;)
hadfield531 at hotmail dot com

Mommy of Three said...

oh, ok! I like the vanilla soaps and shampoo!

Mommy of Three said...

I'm following you on twitter!

Mommy of Three said...

I added a button to my blog! :)

Kimberly said...

Hi, the shampoo looks great. I just found you from Twitter and I became a follower.
btw I saw you love gro baby, I posted a video review on my blog. I love em!

www.dirtydiaperlaundry.com

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I like the Baby Body Wash. I'm just now learning about all the crap in baby products out there...so I'd love to try one that's non-toxic!!!

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

I am a new reader. I am looking forward to reading your blog and would love to blog roll you if that's okay??

I want to try the Citrus Spray Cleaner (I love citrus smell) and also the Baby Nappy Balm.

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

Just tweeted about the giveaway!!

http://twitter.com/mamalovelock

Tweeted at 1:10 a.m.

khrysdoll said...

I would like to try the Baby Nappy Balm.

khrysdoll said...

I'm now following you. I like your blog:)

khrysdoll said...

Also following on Twitter @khrysdoll

khrysdoll said...

I trying to have your button on my blog.

Derek said...

I think I would really like the cream cleanser for the bathroom/kitchen. I already have made the switch to cleaning w/ vinegar but still use a heavier cleaner for sinks and toilets.

Gwenn (iluvmygrlz@yahoo.com)

Derek said...

I subscribe through email!

Gwenn (iluvmygrlz@yahoo.com)

Derek said...

Tweeted the contest!

Gwenn (iluvmygrlz@yahoo.com)

http://twitter.com/TheRedheadedOne/status/1498753674

gkstratos said...

Their Lemongrass Soap is wonderful
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gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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gkstratos said...

Following
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momof3dolls said...

Forgot to tweet about the giveaway. Just now tweeted today @momof3dolls:)

momof3dolls said...

I'm a subscriber.

Green & Clean Mom said...

Happy Easter! Thought you and your readers might want to become Fans of the Ecostore USA Facebook Page for great discounts, news and deals. They are also on Twitter @ecostoreusa

Lots of cool events this month to check out at the Facebook event page. Also there is FREE shipping this month on orders over $25. Hope you help in spreading the word about this and thanks for the great review!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/EcoStoreUsacom/99327855083?ref=ts

Diana D said...

I have the washing machine liquid and love it. Seeing as I have 3 nieces expecting babies soon I thought this giveaway would make a nice gift. Thanks for the opportunity.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

MoziEsmé said...

I would love to try the Baby Sleepytime Bath...

Jen said...

I follow on twitter!

and twittered you! jenkubes6 at 9:02 pm!

Jen said...

And I'd like to try the baby moisturizer!

jengreg6@hotmail,com

Reiza said...

I pretty much want to try all the baby products along with the vanilla shampoo and conditioner.
YiddishBitterRose at gmail dot com

Reiza said...

tweet (I'm ReizaM).
http://twitter.com/ReizaM/status/1513276916
YiddishBitterRose at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

I would love to try the Baby Nappy Balm