As you know one of my resolutions for the year is to pay better attention to the products I'm using with my kids. I think to some extent, going green goes hand in hand with that goal. I want to avoid nasty and unnecessary chemicals and toxins when possible. But, I'm a realist and frankly don't have time to research every single thing we bring in the home. So, for me, it makes sense to find brands that I can trust and use throughout our house. I think ecostore USA might be a go-to resource and safe, eco-friendly store.
About ecostore USA
ecostore USA loves making a difference in people’s lives. We are passionate about improving the planet and bringing you everyday household products that are safer and healthier for you and your family. Originating in 1993 as a New Zealand-based manufacturer, wholesale distributor and retailer of sustainable household and personal care products, ecostore USA offers plant-based cleaning products as well as body and baby care products. The guiding principle of our formulations is that the end product must not only be good for the planet, but must also be good for the user.
ecostore USA Baby Care
Formulated from all natural ingredients, including plants and essential oils, ecostore USA baby care products are perfectly suited for baby's soft, sensitive skin. We've been using the Baby Body Wash and Baby Nappy Balm for a couple weeks, and ecostore also offers Baby Shampoo, Soap and Massage Oil. And, you know I love to include photos in my reviews, but I will not be including pictures of my wee ones in the tub or getting a diaper change.
I love, love, love the Baby Nappy Balm. Made of a blend of olive, coconut and sesame oils, the Nappy Balm is a great consistency. It is not thick or goopy, and goes on clear. The first time I put some Nappy Balm on Toddler Girl's bottom she had some irritation and a little diaper rash. And, I'm not exaggerating when I tell you her bottom cleared up the very first time I used it. I was impressed from that moment. My only concern is that the Balm is in a round glass container, and I'm not looking forward to digging it out when we get down to the bottom of the container. In that respect, squeezable dispensers are easier, but so far the Nappy Balm is worth a little inconvenience.
The Baby Body Wash does include some ingredients I can't pronounce, but it contains no toxic chemicals, no dyes, no artificial perfumes and no parabens. (And that's a good thing.) The smell is refreshing, not babyish at all, maybe eucalyptus? It creates a nice lather and is not too watery. I do wish ecostore USA offered a combo body wash and shampoo because, well, I like my products to multi-task like me.
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy... Like I mentioned in the post, the Nappy Balm rid my daughter of a diaper rash the first time she used it. I really love the lightweight, but effective formula. And, most importantly, I like knowing the products contain No Nasty Chemicals.
Or Not to Buy... I'd love to see a combination Body Wash and Shampoo.
Shop! In addition to Baby Products, ecostore USA has products for your home, pets and bath and body. The Nappy Balm and Body Wash are $10 each. And, ecostore USA products are now sold in Meijer stores in the midwest!
Win! A $25 Gift Certificate to ecostore USA.
How to Enter: Visit ecostore USA and tell me one thing you'd like to own.
Bonus Entries - leave a separate comment for each you do:
* Follow ecostore USA on Twitter
* Fan ecostore USA on Facebook
* Follow The Shopping Mama on Twitter and Tweet. You may do this every day, just leave your tweet link every time you tweet.
Win a $25 Gift Card to ecostore USA and avoid nasty chemicals @TheShoppingMama http://bit.ly/9f1wcM
* Fan The Shopping Mama on Facebook
* Be a Shopping Buddy, aka, follow in Google Friends Connect
* Subscribe to The Shopping Mama in email or a RSS
* Blog about this giveaway including a link to this post
* Comment on any non-giveaway post on The Shopping Mama
The Fine Print: Giveaway ends February 19. Open to US mailing addresses only. Thanks to ecostore USA for providing a product for the purposes of this review and the giveaway prize. Opinions expressed are my own and uninfluenced by receipt of product. Others may have a different experience.