January 17, 2012

Spiffy Business-Ecover Review and Giveaway

Don't you just hate that nasty white film that gets stuck on your dishes after they've been washed. Not sure about you, but it's not only wasting water to re-wash them, but if I don't and I just rub the film off...who knows how much of it is still there that I'm eating. Ick!

Ecover is a natural cleaning product brand with an awesome outlook. They used plant-based and mineral-based ingredients to form fantastic non-chemical products. You'll feel safe using this on your dishes, cleaning your furniture, and scrubbing the floors your toddler crawls on. With over 30 years in the business, Ecover has won many recognitions for their fantastic products such as: 2010 finalist in European Business Awards, 2010 Product of the Year in Belgium, 2011 Best Green Cleaners Kiwi Awards, articles & reviews in many well-known magazines, and many more!

If that doesn't make you excited that there's a company out there that wants you to treat your family well, leaving chemicals in the dust...maybe this will make you more thrilled. :)

I mean, who wants to use a product that you have to wear eye-protection for? Who wants to clean their floor that your child plays on with a product that causes skin irritation? What about all the fake-chemical fragrances that are added, that often cause respiratory irritation? Some chemicals added to products have long-term affects, making you think that they are harmless, but contributing to larger problems later on. These can be "hormone-distruptors" that can lead to decreased fertility for men and women, birth defects, and breast cancer. See? Don't you want to know that the ingredients of the stuff you spray around your home aren't going to harm you?

Two products that I reviewed are:

Rinse Aid-
It makes your dishes shine and gleam! I actually never had used rinse-aid before. (eek! Bad wifey!) But, it definitely made a difference in the sheen of my dishes. I looove pretty dishes! Of the several times I have used it, no residue was left over! It's ok to dump on the fishies (minimum impact on aquatic life) and completely biodegradable. It's good for your septic tank! (the packaging is also totally recyclable and made from sugarcane. Isn't that awesome?)

Dishwashing Tablets-
These fun tablets come in a cute box. You pop open the tab on the side and the individually packaged tablets can be tipped out. They don't leave residue and degrease awesomely! There are no phosphates (high levels make your lakes and streams green and cloudy) and is made from plant-based ingredients. They even disclose *all* the ingredients on their product and website. I love full-disclosure. It makes me trust a company!

Thanks Ecover! I'm converted!
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  1. Hi Jasanna! I'm fairly new to your blog but I enjoy reading your posts! I've been eying ecovers products for a while now, but Ive always been devoted to Method for all eco friendly household products until recently when I discovered they added SLS to my favorite shower cleaner. Have you used any other ecover products besides the dishwashing tablets? I'm curious to know how well Ecovers products actually work. Thanks!!

  2. I would LOVE to try the Dishwashing tablets! I've been using Finish which works great BUT leaves a filmy residue. So I have to re-rinse them. Just something wrong with handing a cup to a 3 yr old that is covered in an unknown white film huh?

  3. I'd love to try the ecover fabric softener

  4. Laundry Liquid Sunny Day 2.5X is what id like to try. trish26player@yahoo.com

  5. cdziuba@aol.com

    I'd like to try their Lemon and Aloe Vera Dishwashing Liquid

  6. @Vegan Foodistas: Thanks for stopping by the blog! I do like method as well and didn't know that about their shower cleaner. Bummer! I haven't tried any other Ecover products yet but I want to. I've been seeing them more places locally! They seem to stick pretty well to maintaining as much naturality as possible

  7. I would like to try the cream scrub!
    babybensmama at yahoo dot com

  8. I'd like to try their Laundry Liquid Concentrate Zero.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  9. I would like to try Cream Scrub 16 fl oz .


  10. All Purpose Cleaner
    copperllama at yahoo.com

  11. I'd like to try the fabric softner!

  12. All purpose cleaner, toilet cleaner, and lime cleaner...i'd like to try all three :)

  13. oops forgot my email - imthenumber1brat@yahoo.com

  14. We are so glad you took the time to write such a thorough review of Ecover products and particularly the two dish products you tried! It sounds like both the Rinse Aid and the Dishwasher Tablets really did the trick for you! (We love pretty dishes too!) Thank you for giving our ecological cleaners a try and for sharing your thoughts about them on your blog!
    -Deb for Ecover


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