Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Win a $25 Gift Certificate to EcoStore USA for Products with NO NASTY CHEMICALS


I am the human mother to three small dogs, two of which are Boston Terriers. If you know anything about that breed, then you know that they are known for their pointed bat-like ears. Because those distinctive ears are always at attention, they tend to get all kinds of 'stuff' in there. I have even tossed them a treat and had it land inside their ear before!
















My two Boston's, Pickle & Max need to have their ears cleaned out quite often, or else they tend to get 'stinky-ear'. That is the the medical term my vet uses, but its the best way that I can describe it. It usually takes two of us to hold them down and squirt an over-the-counter dog ear wash down in their ears, then rub it around and let them shake their heads, and the oily ear wash gets all over us, and anything near by. What an unpleasant task for us & equally unpleasant event for them, until now...

Recently I had the pleasure of testing EcoStore USA's Herbal All Natural Ear Wash. The package says, "YOUR PET WILL LIKE IT", and I thought, "Oh yea, I bet they will...NOT!" It is a major ordeal in our house to clean their ears and I did not believe that this was going to be any different. But it was!

I started with Pickle because she is calmer, older, and more willing to let me 'do' stuff to her, although she really hates having her ears cleaned. I did my routine of changing into an old raggy shirt (that I didn't care if it got oily spots on it), laid out the necessary instruments: paper towels, toilet tissue, Q-tips, and the bottle of Ear Wash. Then I grabbed Pickle before she could figure out what I was up to.

When I first dripped the liquid in her ear as instructed, she jerked away, but I just held on to her and began to massage the liquid into her ears. To my amazement she stopped trying to squirm away. The ear wash was not oily like the over the counter stuff that I am sure is loaded with all kinds of nasty chemicals. I used a few Q-Tips and the tissue and quickly cleaned her ears. As you can see in this picture, Pickle is not running away. You can also see that Max felt the need to get really close, to thoroughly examine that dirty Q-Tip for himself. I think he actually liked the smell.

Then came Max...he Really hates this job. However I only had to hold on to his collar, and I did this all by myself AND took these pictures! It did not take the two of us to clean their ears! That is a first. Max actually seemed to calm down once I started massaging & wiping the yuck that was in his ears. Neither Max, nor Pickle did any head shaking this time. I think they really Did Like It! They both seemed more calm afterward.




And look at the Yuck that I cleaned out of their ears! Eeww!


So, besides the fact that I felt better cleaning their ears with something that had No Nasty Chemicals, even more wonderful was the fact that now their ears actually smelled Wonderful! I am not kidding! When they cuddled up with me later that evening and got their little faces up near mine I could smell the wonderful scent of Chamomile and Lavender -my two favorite scents. It was like getting aromatherapy from smelling my dogs ears, lol! I love it!

Never again will I dump nasty chemicals in to my babies ears, and you don't have to either, because this wonderful product is available at the EcoStoreUSA for just $8.00 per 4 oz bottle, and a little goes a long, long way. You will find lots of other Pet-Friendly products on their site, as well as Baby Care, Bath & Body, Hair, and Household products that all carry the "No Nasty Chemicals" trademark.

The wonderful folks at EcoStore USA have generously offered to give one of our Lucky Readers a Gift Certificate for $25.00 so you can try some of their wonderful products for yourself.


If you would like to Win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the EcoStore USA, here is what you need to do:

Entries in this particular giveaway are open the US & Canada only!

FIRST, you must complete the Mandatory Entry by visiting the EcoStore USA to see all of the wonderful products they carry, then come back here and comment to tell us what other products you would be interested in trying. Be sure to include your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you win. To prevent bots from picking up your email address and sending you spam, please enter your email address as: "BloggerMommies at gmail dot com"

After completing the mandatory entry above, you can get additional entries by doing any or all of these tasks: (INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL IN EVERY COMMENT! You must leave each entry in a separate comment in order for them to each count.)

~ Subscribe to our Posts or Comment feeds by RSS feed or Email. (Then comment that you now subscribe to this blog, include your email address in each comment.)

~ Follow @BloggerMommies on Twitter (then tell us that you follow on twitter & include Your Twitter Name in the comment box)

~ Follow @EcoStoreUSA on Twitter (then tell us that you follow them on twitter & include Your Twitter Name in the comment box)


~ Tweet about this Review & Giveaway on Twitter, you must include at least the following in your tweet: I really want to Win a $25 Gift Certificate from EcoStore USA for products w/ NO NASTY CHEMICALS! @BloggerMommies http://ow.ly/YQN3 (Copy & Paste as it is, to prevent errors in your tweet. If you get a 'Duplicate Post' notice from Twitter just add the RT to the beginning.) You may tweet twice daily (space your tweets at least 6 hours apart). Be sure to post a comment here immediately after each time you tweet and include your Twitter ID & link to your status in the comment box (I will reject any comments that say "tweeted yesterday, or earlier this morning", comments must be submitted within an hour of when tweet posted).

~ Subscribe to EcoStore USA's "No Nasty Chemicals" Newsletter. (then post here that you now subscribe to the No Nasty Chemicals Newsletter.)

~ Become a Fan of EcoStore USA on Facebook. (then come back here and mention that in your comment, include your facebook name in the comment.)

~ Blog ABOUT this Review & Giveaway before February 3, 2010 to get 3 Entries! (You may NOT simply copy this review post, you must blog 'About' it on your blog and include links back to this blog. For each of the three entries you must comment that you have blogged about this review & giveaway and include the URL of the post on your blog. Also please post each entry separately and include #1, #2, or #3 with each comment.)

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This Giveaway will end on Thursday, February 4, 2010 Midnight (Mountain Time). One random comment will be chosen at that time. The winning comment will be verified at that time so if you said you follow the blog in your comment and we don't find you in the follow list, we will choose another winner. The winner will be contacted by email the following morning and will have 48 hours to reply with their name and shipping address. If a response is not received within 48 hours the winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected. Sorry, no exceptions. [36943-38348]

Disclosure: I was given a full-size sample of this product for the purpose of testing, and reviewing if I liked it...which I did! I have received NO monetary payment or favors in exchange for this review. The statements made in this review are my own, honest opinions.

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47 comments:

sunnymum said...

I'd love to try their Baby Shampoo and Coconut Soap. Thanks!
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Passion Parties By "TT" said...

I would to try these besides the ear cleaners ,Hypoallergenic Shampoo, and the spray conditioner

Passion Parties By "TT" said...

subscribed to your feeds on google

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{ Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

I like to get the baby body wash & massage oil.

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{ Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

Subscriber.

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{ Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

Follow on twitter @momof3dolls.

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{ Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

Follow EcoStoreUSA on twitter @momof3dolls.

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{ Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

Subscribe to EcoStore USA's "No Nasty Chemicals" Newsletter.

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{ Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

EcoStoreUSA FB fan (Khrystina D or momof3dolls)

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{ Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

Entered Sippy Straw Cleaner.

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Anonymous said...

I like the Front Loader Laundry Powder and the Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap

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Anonymous said...

subscribe via Google Reader

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Anonymous said...

follow you on twitter @matt4melis

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Anonymous said...

follow @EcoStore USA on twitter @matt4melis

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Anonymous said...

tweet

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Anonymous said...

Subscribe to EcoStore USA's "No Nasty Chemicals" Newsletter

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Anonymous said...

Fan of EcoStore USA on Facebook (matthew wood)

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http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/8434960104

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Romapr said...

I would like to try their Toilet Cleaner also their pet leave in conditioner. Thanks!

Romapr said...

I subscribe by email. romapup at gmail dot com

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I follow you on twitter @romapr09 romapup at gmail dot com

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I follow ecostoreusa on twitter @romapr09 romapup at gmail dot com

Romapr said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8454447258
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Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/8512541599

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http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/8521196504

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Romapr said...

1st tweet for 2/2 http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8540269690

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/8575550721

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Romapr said...

Daily and first tweet 2/3/10 http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8586309836

justicecw said...

I would like to try the auto dish powder and the baby shampoo. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I am a subscriber
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justicecw said...

I follow you on twitter = justicecw
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justicecw said...

I follow EcoStore on twitter = justicecw
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justicecw said...

I entered the Sippy Straw cleaner giveaway
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justicecw said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/8599781058
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Romapr said...

2nd tweet of the day http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/8608064306

alli said...

I would love to try the cream cleanser and some soaps!
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alli said...

email subscriber
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follow BloggerMommies on twitter as @alitsao
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following ecostore on twitter as @alitsao
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subscribe to Ecostore's no nasty chemicals newsletter
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facebook fan of Ecostore - Alli Tsao
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justicecw said...

2/3 tweet #2 at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/8618070115
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Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/8619880603

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Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/8637677398

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justicecw said...

tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/8643691419
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justicecw said...

2/4 tweet 2 at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/8660323830
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Anna D (Admin)
Mother of two grown daughters, my youngest is one of our blogger mommies. I have two grandbabies, my granddaughter is almost 3 years old and my grandson just turned 1 year old. I am also the owner of The Baby Store Plus and creator of the Mommy Focus Group which evolved into this group of ladies that I affectionately call my 'Blogger Mommies'.
Jennifer
I am the mother of three children, my son "M" is 8 years old, my daughter "G" is 4 years old, and another daughter, baby "B" just born in February of this year. I am a stay-at-home mom & in-home child care provider.
Katy
I am the mother of two children, my daughter "K" will be 2 years old in January and my sweet baby boy "T" was just born in April of this year. I am a stay-at-home mom.
Whitney
I am the mother of two children, my daughter "S" turned two in February and my son "R" was born in December of 08. I work full-time, however, I am fortunate that I get to take my kids to work with me at The Baby Store Plus, where work with my mom.
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Unfortunately, one of our expectant mommies could not remain in our group due to conflicting events in her life. Until we fill this position permanently, we will have guest reviewers for any maternity products.