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Review and Giveaway: Ecostore's green cleaners have No Nasty Chemicals

3/11/10 UPDATE: Winner is...Luke Swantek! Congrats Luke and thank you everyone for entering.


I got rid of my cleaning lady almost 3 years ago. I miss her terribly but I just couldn't justify the cost anymore. And, while part of me LOVED the fresh chemical smell and neat, orderly home I had once every two weeks...the feeling only lasted about 5 minutes until the Twofer started trashing the place again.

So, I started cleaning myself.

There are tons of products out there that make cleaning easier but...

The one area I dreaded the most was the bathroom.


So I loaded up on long-handled brushes and scrubbers and potent cleaners that promised "no scrubbing" so that I wouldn't have to work as hard or get as close to the germy germs. Yet, even with that distance the chemicals were burning my nose.

It's not until YOU do the cleaning YOURSELF that you really start to think about what you are using!

Here's how my neurotic brain works....I would wash the Twofer's bathtub and rinse and rinse and rinse and not really want them to sit in the tub because I just wasn't sure I had rinsed all the chemicals out. And I didn't want them sitting in a tub full of harsh chemical with their private parts all exposed becase who knows what that stuff will do to a girl's reproductive organs and I would like them to have kids one day so I can have grandkids thankyouverymuch (deep breath in) so just how long do you think I need to rinse this tub before I can safely fill it with bath water for them and know they aren't taking a chemical bath that will one day leave them barren????

That was when I started looking into green cleaners.

Ecostore products have No Nasty Chemicals

I tried the cream cleanser on my stainless steel fridge, kitchen sink, and the Twofer's bathtub. I also used the toilet cleaner on two of our toilets. I have to say both cleaners have a nice fresh but definitely not harsh smell. The cream cleanser got rid of the tub scum with little scrubbing effort from me and rinsed off nicely. Plus, I'm not worried about rinsing it 1000 times because it's made of chalk, plant based products, xanthum gum, and lemon verbena oil...natural goodness.

The toilet cleaner was thicker than the other chemical brand I buy. I let it sit for a few minutes in the bowl and it worked really well with a few strokes of the toilet brush. Plus, it's clear, not blue and contains NO phosphates, bleach, nitrates, ammonia, chlorine, etc. Who knew a mixture of glucocides, citric acid, pine oil, and other natural elements could clean a toilet bowl so well!

And check out the note that comes with the product shipment:

twofermom,green cleaners

You can win $25 in Ecostore products

You have up to FIVE ways to enter...each item is an entry and leave a separate comment with links when applicable for each!

1. Visit Ecostore and tell me which 2 products you would most likely buy with the $25.00 gift card

2. Follow Eco Store on twitter and tweet: I'd like to win $25 in @ecostore cleaners with No Nasty Chemicals from @Twincident

3. Sign up for the Ecostore "No Nasty Chemicals" newsletter in the right column on the blog

4. Sign up for the Ecostore free monthly newsletter

5. Email 3 friends with a link to this giveaway and cc scarytwins{at}yahoo{dot}com (feel free to explain in your own words why you are sending them the link, or recommending they enter as well, etc. - whatever you want to say)

Givewaway open to US residents 18 and over who have not won an Ecostore giveaway in the last 6 months (Limit one win per 6 months per person). Contest ends Friday March 5, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET. Winner will be chosen using from all valid entries, will be notified via email and has 48 hours to reply to email to claim prize before a new winner is chosen. 

For more information be sure to visit and become a Fan of ecostore on Facebook!


Disclosure: I received $25.00 gift card to purchase Ecostore products for the purpose of this review. Opinions expressed here are mine and were not reviewed nor approved by Ecostore prior to posting.

Reader Comments (17)

Tweeted my entry from @LookLuke

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuke S

i'd get the cream cleanser and the toilet cleaner
t_freckleton at yahoo dot com

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeresha

I Signed up for the Ecostore "No Nasty Chemicals" newsletter
t_freckleton at yahoo dot com

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeresha

As a housecleaner by profession, I would love for the opportunity to try some of these out!
Citrus spray cleaner refill and toilet cleaner would be my picks.

jubilant_health at

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaclynn

I would get the Auto Dish Powder and the vanilla shampoo.

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari

I checked out the store and I'd love to try the Lemongrass soap, the baby shampoo (for my son of course), and the laundry liquid

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuke S

Sorry, here's the link to my tweeted entry:

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuke S

I would get. the cream cleanser and the dog shampoo

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersharon s

I signed up for the "No Nasty Chemicals" newsletter on the blog.

"Thank you for registering. Your information has been recorded and your subscription request has been received. "

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuke Swantek

Sent an e-mail to more than 3 friends following the instructions listed above, with a link to this blog post. Hope you get more entries!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuke Swantek

I'd try the Baby Soap, Baby Oil and Baby Body Wash! Thanks for the giveaway!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHenria O.

Signed up for the Ecostore "No Nasty Chemicals" newsletter!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHenria O.

I'd try their hair stuff when it comes back on the site and probably most of the household stuff, but the creme cleanser and the hair care stuff would be the top two on my list.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVikki F.

I've been trying to switch to greener cleaners but not sure which are good, and just pick random ones from the stores...and I do the same thing as you with the bathtub rinsing! :) I'd try the spray cleaner and cream cleaner.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen O.

I would get the cream cleanser and the Auto Dish Powder. Great giveaway- Thanks!

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. K

I would pick the Laundry Liquid & the Pure Oxygen Whitener. I like to use bleach, but it always triggers a severe asthma attack! Finally,something good & safe that's good for me and the environment!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSally A. Peckham

I just signed up for the Ecostore monthly newsletter.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSally P.

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