A couple of weeks ago, I saw this in my Facebook updates:
So, knowing that EcoStore USA is a Michigan-based company, I emailed Maggie and requested my samples. We struck up a conversation on email - she is also a mom and fellow Michigan blogger - and before I knew it, I was signing up for my first product blogging experience. (So, I think this is where I disclose that EcoStore USA sent me the products I’m about to describe and asked me to blog about them, but did not provide me with any other compensation.)
With Little Sister’s arrival just around the corner, I decided to try the Baby Body Wash and Baby Moisturizer - if I had the opportunity to start my newest little one with no chemicals against her skin, I was all for it!
(Not sure why I can’t get this picture to turn around…sorry.)
So about a week after she was born, it felt like it was time to give Little Sister her first sponge bath, so I gathered up her bath items and got ready to (gently) scrub her down.
Since this is a natural product, I didn’t notice much sudsing action with the Baby Body Wash when I was sponge-bathing her - but I’ve used it many times since during a regular tub bath, and it lathers up quite nicely and doesn’t take forever to rinse off of her skin.
Afterwards, I used the Baby Moisturizer to do a little baby massage on her; it goes on a little more thickly than more mainstream moisturizers, but it absorbs quite easily. And I have to say, this stuff works fantastically for dry baby skin - Little Sister has developed some scaly dry patches across her eyebrows (which the pediatrician said should go away in the next few weeks, please please please), and the Baby Moisturizer always makes it disappear almost completely.
Both the body wash and the moisturizer have a nice light scent of eucalyptus, which smelled very nice on Little Sister afterwards; that made me pretty happy, since I’m a big fan of smell-good things (even though I know that usually means they’re loaded with not-so-good-for-you perfumes and dyes) and will avoid buying unscented products whenever possible. (I’m sorry, but I just need that “yes, it’s clean” scent!)
In the end, I love both of these products! They get Little Sister nice and clean without the giant list of chemicals found on most baby products (I love their “No Nasty Chemicals” slogan - right on!), and she smells fantastic afterwards to boot. I’ve also used them on Big Sister a few times, and I’ve noticed that the Baby Body Wash makes her (now very long) hair really thick, and the Baby Moisturizer helped quite a bit to smooth out the dry skin on her upper arms.
And of course, I’m most in love with the fact that EcoStore USA is based in - AND produces their product line - in Michigan! This fact alone makes me want to buy EcoStore’s products; remember - according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, if every Michigan household spent just $10 more of their weekly food budget on Michigan products, it would add $37 million EVERY WEEK to our state’s economy. So if we really want to turn around our economy, buying locally-produced products like EcoStore’s would make a huge difference.
And if you need another reason, EcoStore’s Baby Body Wash and Baby Moisturizer get Little Sister’s seal of approval. ;-)
You can find EcoStore products at Meijer, Plum Markets and several other locations - but make sure to also check them out on Facebook, Twitter and online; they offer some really good deals for their fans and customers quite often. In fact, right now they’re getting ready to offer a 50% off sale for Labor Day - their products are already pretty reasonably priced, but it would make for a great time to try them!