Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Green Product Giveaway!

I know a lot of you out there are not only trying to be frugal but also to be environmentally aware. So when I had the chance to try a few chemical free, environmentally friendly products from Ecostoreusa, I was excited to find some alternatives to commercially produced supplies.

They sent me some laundry soap, dishwasher powder, bar soap and a dog ear wash to try. (Thanks for letting me use your dog as a guinea pig Emily!) and I've been scrubbing up a storm.

The first thing I noticed were the yummy smells. The laundry soap smelled of eucalyptus and my clothes came out so fresh and clean. After using homemade unscented laundry soap, this was quite a treat. And just like the homemade product, it has no chemicals and nothing nasty stuck to my clothing after it's been washed.

I make most of my cleaning products from homemade natural ingredients but that's not something that everyone really cares to do. And I've NEVER found a homemade alternative to dishwasher detergent that didn't leave a nasty film on my dishes. So that's one cleaning product that always gets purchased in our house. Their dishwasher powder had a fruity/citrus smell and left no residue. And it only takes one tablespoon to clean a whole load of dishes. I was VERY pleased.

And that my friends, is what I have to give away today. EcostoreUSA is offering one reader a bottle of their Non-toxic Auto Dish Powder (you can go HERE to check it out). They also have baby care, pet care and other household products too.

Here's what you can do to enter....
  • Leave a comment with an email address so I can contact you when you win...it's as simple as that.

  • For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on your blog and come back to leave a second comment to let me know you did it. (You're welcome to grab my button if you'd like)
A winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, March 18th. And don't forget to go check out Works For Me Wednesday over at their new digs for more great tips and good stuff.

170 comments:

Angel Reuther said...

I agree. I make all my cleaning products at home also and have yet to find a dishwasher detergent. I would love to try it. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Maria D. said...

Funny, I am starting to run low on dishwasher detergent... Count me in!

Liz said...

awesome! I hate buying pricey eco-friendly detergent, but feel guilty about using the regular kind!

searcher said...

I make my cleaning products except dishwashing soap too. I also saw the Hypoallergenic Pet Shampoo I would like to try. Thanks for the chance!

searcher7105(at)gmail.com

Gardner Family said...

Count me in for protecting my munchkins! Thanks.
m_gardner74@yahoo.com

Melonie said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I *hate* my current dishwashing powder. Blech.

Dave @ Home School Dad said...

Great ideas! I am hosting a giveaway right on top of yours in the wfmw list. All 50 state quarters. You could buy some cleaning ingredients with that if you already have the quarters for your collection

Gloria said...

Wow this sounds just like what I have been looking for. Without getting into the reasons why lets just say that I use everything fragrance free due to allergies...I am very sensitive to the smell of cascade and most diswashering detergents so that being said I would love to try this. Definitely enter me in this giveaway. And I will link your post on my blog for a second entry for sure.
gloria
gaprater@yahoo.com

gloria said...

Back again....giveaway now posted on my blog here is the address
http://peercounseling-gloria.blogspot.com/

Brandi @ My Cup Runneth Over... said...

This sounds awesome! I would love a chance at it as well! Thank You!

Brandijoe_johnson (at) yahoo.com

Donna said...

Please sign me up!
I would love to try this!
They have several that sounds interesting to me and I would love to see firsthand how it works!
Thanks! thechildren@twlakes.net

fawndear said...

I could really use this. My house is a pig-pen...um...smelly...um...mess. And we won't even go on about the Dog's ears.

Serendipity said...

I would love to be entered in this contest! I recently have started using "green" cleaning products but have not come across a dishwashing product I can be faithful to and would love to give this one a shot! :)

Cheryl said...

This is a really a great idea.

cupcakechick72(at)aol(dot)com

Pamela said...

Would love to try this. We have very hard water and I would love to see how it works.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

~*Michelle*~ said...

Very cool products!! I'd love to hear more about your homemade laundry detergent.

Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope you have a great day today.:)

Peace~
*~Michelle~*

ps. I think you would enjoy my giveaway I am having right now too....right up your alley with tees that promote natural parenting, peaceful Christian living and saving His planet!! Please pop over to enter. :)

Southern Gal said...

I'm game to try something new.

Jennifer said...

Wow! What a great product! jenniferhoech@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Thank you!

pat(douglassandpat@yahoo.com)

Michelle @ Leaving Excess said...

Awesome! Dishwasher detergent is the one cleaner I have not found a good homemade alternative for!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for the great blog! I look forward to checking in every week for new ideas.

Crystal_alton@msn.com

Katie R said...

I've been using the same store bought dishwasher soap for so long because it's cheap to get on sale/coupon weeks but I've still not found anything that I'm thrilled about. I'd LOVE to give this a shot.

Amanda said...

Sign me up! Horsemad27@aol.com

Amy said...

I have tried many homemade dishwasher soaps and they all leave a yucky film so I would definately like to try this kind!! Count me in!!

Janelle said...

Great giveaway! I would love to try this. :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

The Blossoming Skillet said...

These products sound great. We have such a hard time finding cleaning supplies that we like. Thanks for the give away!

Lisa said...

It would be so exciting to find dishwasher powder that was better for the environment and really worked! My borax/washing soda mix cleans okay, but sometimes clumps in the dispenser and then nothing gets clean!

Cheri said...

I also make our cleaning products at home and have tried several dishwasher detergents and cannot find one we are happy with. It is so frustrating when I break down and go buy the high priced stuff at the store just to get clean dishes. What a great giveaway!

Mother Bear said...

I'd love to be included!:-) Thanks:-D
Karen
1motherbear@gmail.com

sherry oconner said...

hey this sounds great i would love to be entered msplainjane28@aol.com

Heather said...

I'd love to try this! I've tried others but haven't found one I'm thrilled with yet. Maybe this is it!

Anonymous said...

I also make the bulk of my cleaning products at home, and it galls me to have to keep buying dishwasher detergent to get dishes really clean. Please sign me up for this giveaway.

Lisa A

blueknitter at yahoo dot com

A.D. said...

I would love to try this. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

thecatspjsblog at gmail dot com

Katherine said...

I would love to give this a try! I love following your blog and have tried to implement alot of your ideas at home. I'm just getting started.
k.diantonio@comcast.net

Blakely said...

Sign me up.
blakely.mortvedt@gmail.com
Thanks!!

Melissa said...

I would love to use more eco-friendly products, but I am too frugal to spend the extra money. I would love to try this product!

Duckygirl said...

Count me in! There's always plenty of dishes to do here and they sure don't clean themselves :P

-Laura

N. said...

Even my store-bought sometimes leaves a residue, so this would be great!
Nicole
taulmans@netzero.net

Chris B. said...

I'd love to try it! Thanks so much!

twocuff@precisionvarminting.com

Christy said...

Awesome! Thanks!
mcgoughgirl@gmail.com

Courtney said...

I actually ran into this site yesterday and really feel in love with the products. great giveaway!

cookingupafamily@gmail.com

ronni said...

please enter me... I would love to try these products!! love your blog! lilredd37 (@)hotmail(dot)com

TEXAUS MOMMA said...

Me too! ;) Love to try it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Joleene said...

I love your blog!
jlnwrnr@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Yay! I love eco-friendly house hold items!

epokornys@gmail.com

mamaredhead said...

What a great product. I would love the opportunity to win this dishwasher detergent!

Thanks Gayle!

Nicol said...

I have been searching for a good alternative to dishwashing powder for years. I hate what is on the market and I hate making my own. You're right that it leave a horrible film. I hate giving a disclaimer to people that the glass really is clean. Hope to win!

nicolmontero at gmail dot com

Carrie said...

Sounds like something I need to try! Thanks!

~ esther ~ said...

cool!

blessedinthecity@embarqmail.com

Angela said...

This is a great giveaway!

Jessica :) said...

Strange as it sounds, I love cleaning products. I love the smells and the look when something is clean and the "I-conquered-something" feeling I get when I've cleaned something! I especially love getting them cheap! So I would love to enter! :)
jessica.harwood.21@gmail.com

Wanda said...

This would be awesome! My family has so many allergies. I would love to try it.

Heidi said...

this sounds great! pick me, pick me!

Sheila said...

Cool! I would love to try this!

Stacy F said...

Sign me up! I've gotten spoiled by using all of your recipes for homemade cleaners. I hate buying dishwasher soap! stacy@swansonbark.com

Carol said...

Love your blog and your column in the newspaper. That dishwashing soap sounds great. Count me in on the drawing, please.

mrs.carol at gmail.com

LovingLegacy said...

How fun to find you! I've just started to make my own detergent this year but the dishwasher was a DISASTER! I am excited to find this. Hugs - it's nice to "meet" you!! angelasack@yahoo.com

Miriam said...

I'd love to have some good dishwashing detergent that doesn't leave a film! For now I'm limping through with homemade and just handwashing the stuff that generally collects the film. Mayhersh at yahoo.

Anonymous said...

What a cool giveaway!! Count me in! camillea74@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I'd love to try this! Thanks for the chance!

bj
bj_texan@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I've given up 'conventional' cleaners around here...if it gives me a headache it can't be good.

meganannie18 (at) hotmail.com

Jennifer C. said...

I'm still searching for a good homemade dishwasher detergent recipe too. I'd love to win some EcostoreUSA product. Thanks!

Abigail's_Mommy said...

Cool giveaway! mdefiore727@yahoo.com

Mom of Many Messes said...

Love giveaways! And I love your new background :)...so nice and springy!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Wow - that sounds like great dishwasher detergent! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Enter me in. I'd like the chance to try this out. I didn't worry about cleaning chemicals until I got pregnant and now it is all non-toxic for me. Can't hurt!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Andrea
acm0101@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try it too!!! Cheryl from Pa.

Kate said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to try these products, hope to win.

happylittlehouse said...

I make most of our cleaning supplies at home but haven't found a satisfying dishwasher detergent that can be homemade either.

happylittlehouse @ yahoo.com

Sarala said...

I would love to use all "safe" cleaning products in my house, but they are expensive! I've started making my own lately but have never really loved any kind of dishwasher soap. Sign me up!
kandscrawford@gmail.com

Andrea said...

I would love to win Im keeping my fingers crossed!

3osterbergs at gmail .com

Kristen said...

What a great giveaway. I am still wading through my stash of chemical filled cleaners, but have bought the ingredients for homemade when I am done. Change takes time in our house.

Jen said...

Hooray! I'm so excited to have a list of eco-friendly cleaning stuff that gets your frugal seal of approval. Please enter me! And I will blog about it and come back again, too!
jen.diagnosisurine@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm always looking for new eco cleaners. I'd love to try this! Thanks!

reynoldsfour at aol dot com

jesstyler said...

I, too, have been searching for a safe alternative for the dishwasher.

Thank you for sharing these products!

jess.tyler2 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

What a great giveaway!!

Katie said...

Love trying new eco-friendly items! katiewahl@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Sounds like great products!

noboty at kalama dot com

MamaFeelgood said...

This sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway

Michelle said...

I'm always looking for new eco-friendly cleaning products to try!

Kelly said...

Oh, I've had the same problem! I shamefully admit to using the not-so-good mainstream dishwasher detergent because the alternative ones I've tried so far just don't do the job. :-( I would love to try this one!

kristine said...

This would be wonderful! I was just telling my husband the other day that I think I have to start handwashing all of my dishes again because the pkastics are starting to taste like our dishwasher soap. I would love to win!!

kristinemjones at hotmail dot com

Coffeebeanz said...

Please enter me in the give away. I would love to be able to go all earth friendly with our cleaning products. Shopping for 7 on a tight budget usually means no extra money to at least "try" the earth friendly products.

My email
christinak@mywdo.com

Thank you,
Christina

Tracy said...

Sweet...I would love to win this.
tracyahughes1@msn.com

Heather & Chaos said...

Great giveaway! Thanks again Gayle!

pinguinlvr@roadrunner.com

Britt said...

Green is good...especially being on a septic system!
brittgower@hotmail.com

Jill said...

I would love to win some detergent
jbkeyes@comcast.net

Jen said...

I'd love to try this, please sign me up!

cressida4@hotmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much!
Elizabeth
elizabethsgems@gmail.com

Kari said...

Great giveaway. It try to buy all envionmently friendly products! Count me in! Thanks again for your great giveaways.Ü

Kari said...

I added your giveaway button to my blog! Love your giveaways. Put me in twice. Thanks, Kari
bohana@att.net

Hannah said...

hannahgdevries at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Would love to try this dishwasher detergent.

g1dove at yahoo dot come

familycare said...

I too have not found a good dishwasher soap that is good for the environment. If I am not chosen for the freebie I plan to buy this. You sold me on the smell. I have five children and lots of dishes. My fingers are crossed

EEEEMommy said...

Sounds great! I noticed they sell them at my local Meijer grocery. I'll have to go see if I can find them and give it a try. Some of these natural products are still not ideal though because of the fragrance...

April in CT said...

Count me in!

Erica said...

This sounds great. I used Melaluca products before and they had a great dishwashing detergent but it came with a hefty price. This is a great give-a-way.

dawnerica at hotmail.com

JAMBA said...

balbert1205(at)gmail.com

McNew Family said...

I also make most of our cleaning products, but the dishwasher soap - that is a hard one. I would LOVE to try this!

mcnewfamily.blogspot.com

Biscuit said...

Yum! Green, effective and good smelling? How can it be anything but wonderful! Thanks for testing and reviewing... and giving away!

Biscuit said...

Oops, bonus points for giving you my email address.
ewigley at mindspring dot com

Anonymous said...

Nanpharm@aol.com

JENDAISYDAISY said...

I would love to try something good for my family as well as the enviroment.

JENDAISYDAISY said...

i would love to try something good for my family as well as the enviroment

Anonymous said...

Pick me!

chopf712@yahoo.com

dsn05 said...

would love to try this! dsnarvesen@hotmail.com

kbeeps said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you!

kbeeps(at)hotmail.com

nfmgirl said...

I'd love to find a "friendlier" detergent. Please include me. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Team Chilton said...

I'd love this. I need to try something new (as does our budget) thanks for the giveaway.
spondah(at)aol(dot)com

Jingle said...

I am gradually trying to move to green cleaning products, but I am so nervous that stuff won't work, as I've been brand loyal for so long! I'd love to try this!

Anonymous said...

I'm just getting into the "green" thing and am looking for products that really work...sign me up for a chance at the free products.

Sharon Warner
skw1170@netscape.net

Tiffany said...

I would love to try this. I hate smelling all the cleaning supplies that you buy in the store. I need to jump on the wagon and start making all my supplies. Hopefully winning this will inspire my jumpstart!

Pickles In My Shoe said...

Sometimes when I drink out of a mug or glass I can taste detergent...so something friendly would be great!

Pickles In My Shoe said...

Sometimes when I drink out of a mug or glass I can taste detergent...so something friendly would be great!

Cindy said...

With 2 kids on the autism spectrum it would be great to find some Eco friendly porducts that are not chemically based. I haven't found a dish detergent recipe that works so this would be great for us

Filly said...

I agree - there's nothing "homemade" that I've found so far that works in the dishwasher. Sign me up to win this one! ;-)

fillynn (at) juno (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I would be delighted to have something ECO friendly for the dishwasher. Count me in. Berdie Brennan

ap_msu03 said...

I would love to try this dishwashing product. I am trying to change my household over to my eco-friendly products.

Rhonda Parker said...

Wow, I would love to try the dishwashing detergent. Also, would you PLEASE post your recipe for homemade laundry detergent? Also, I'm wondering - do you have a frugal recipe for really good conditioner? My daughter has very long hair that tangles extremely easily, and the only thing I've found that works good on it is Herbal Essences' Long-Term Relationship product; which is quite pricy. Thanks!

Rhonda in OK said...

stwoliver3@yahoo.com
thanks for hosting

Mama of Five said...

This would be a great product to try! Thanks!
hollyrspencer@gmail.com

Connie P said...

I am always on the lookout for safer products. Thanks for the giveaway!

Connie

petertoc00 at yahoo dot com

newlyweds said...

Oh I would love to win, thanks for the great giveaway!

Christine said...

thanks!
jc.misc@gmail.com

rlandau1 said...

I would love to win some!!





rlandau1@bezeqint.net

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shoebee said...

Okay, I'll give it a try
Shannonconnors1@iglide.net

Anonymous said...

This would be great to try! mmbroderi@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to find some environmentally friendly products that have a nice scent. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!
bkittie@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

I would love to try this! Thanks for the chance!

Kristine said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing!
krissy dot mom at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

I would LOVE to try this product! I have tried homemade dishwasher powder, and a few different brands of "green" dishwasher soap, and have never had any luck with them. My dishes were still dirty and had the nasty residue all over them. It would be great to find one that actually works!

Emily
savingemily(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

what a great giveaway, thank you for the opportunity

Iris said...

I have been trying to "go green" this would certainly help me get going. Count me in.
iris

Amy said...

If this giveaway is open to Canadian residents, I'd love to enter. Looking forward to poking around your site.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

I would love to try this out! I have been having issues with other detergents and have not been happy.

Erin said...

Wow, how cool. erinelund@gmail.com

Beth G.P. said...

I love to try!!!

Rhonda said...

It is so hard to find such products and I just kind of happened on here, but am for sure bookmarking this... THANK YOU!

penniless mom said...

Eco-friendly products are always good! We've lots of allergies, so they are a must in our home. Thanks for the opportunity!

cherice said...

Looks amazing, would love to try! Thanks.

chericehodges@gmail.com

prplfsh said...

I'd love to try out some of the products!

prplfsh@hotmail.com

mary said...

I would love to try this stuff!!
farmngal5 at live dot com

Tammy said...

Ohhhhh, I would so love to try this! Please count me in!!!

Tammy said...

Please enter me a second time...I blogged about it here...
http://exceptionalmoments.blogspot.com/2009/03/green-product-giveaway-by-grocery-cart.html
Thanks!

Katherine said...

see my google profile for my address!

great giveaway!

Mom said...

I also make our cleaning products, but would love to have a great alternative for the dishwasher! Thanks.

thesimmonstribe@gmail.com

Chelsey said...

This sounds great! I've been trying green dishwasher soap and haven't found the right one yet. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Salsa Mama said...

Definitely worth a try! Thanks!!

mycrzylife said...

i am getting ready to try homemade laundry detergent. i have a friend that loves it! i would love to try the dishwasher detergent as well. thanks

Susan C. in NY said...

I'm starting to make my own stuff too--I just ran out of dryer sheets and have mixed up your recipe to try this week. Thanks for the chance to win.
lists[at]masondixon[dot]us

Jennifer said...

This sounds so great!! BTW I absolutely love your blog...and am proud to say I now make my own microwave popcorn. I'm so ready to move onto cleaning products.

Jennifer

jenarodgers@hotmail.com

Lynettee66 said...

I would love to win eco-friendly dish detergent. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

The Momma said...

I would LOVE to try this out! Every other eco detergent I have tried is HORRIBLE! Thanks for the chance!!

panec(at)verison(dot)net

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Would love this!! Thanks for the chance!!

Julie said...

I have an obsession with eco & wallet friendly cleaning supplies, but I have never heard of this company!

juliencc@ureach.com

Ana Anselmo said...

This sounds great!
Ana
analiz0211@yahoo.com

Phoebe said...

Oooh ooohh Pick me, Pick Me!!

phendricks@centurytel.net

Shultzybabe said...

I can't wait to make some detergent. We have been making so many different cuts in our budget lately and now my hubby lost his job so we are doing even more and trying everything wecan think of to get creative in the saving money ways. Do you have any ideas to help me? I love your blog and have been watching for a long time. Please count me in for your drawing! Thanks for everything!

Elizabeth said...

This is a great product! Thanks for the giveaway.

dealbetty (at) live (dot) com

Jaclyn Muelheim said...

I would love to try it! Thanks!

jaclynmuelheim@juno.com

Amy said...

I would love to try this. By the way, I just found your blog and LOVE it!!

Amy
adscoupon@yahoo.com

Crystal said...

mkbusybeez at yahoo dot com

Marie said...

Add me in as a last minute entry!
jmbhamilton (at) msn (dot) com

Jessica said...

Sounds great!
The only thing I've found to work in my dishwasher is 1/3 dishwasher detergent, 1/3 baking soda and 1/3 borax. It's o.k. and stretches out the detergent but nothing wonderful.
Hope I win:)
Jessica @ creative dot mommy @ hotmail dot com

I'm also posting a link to the giveaway.

Jill said...

I would love to win. I have been trying homemade stuff but agree with the difficulty of finding a good dishwasher soap.

loraena said...

I would love to be entered, too! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

i would love to give that detergent a try. count me in.

rollinghill at gmail.com

bezmommy1 said...

I'd love to try this! I make alot of my own cleaners too. But for dishwashing detergent I use commercial powder mixed with borax and baking soda like a previous poster. Thank you :)
bezmommy1 at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

I'd love to give this a try...we're still not satisfied with most of the dish cleaners! sarafranchesca AT gmail DOT com