May 31, 2010


Sorry it's been so long since I've know how you can be sitting somewhere doing something and it feels like 5 minutes have passed but you glance at the clock to realize 2 hours has passed and you have no idea where the time went? That's kind of what happened - but on a larger scale!

Between the kids getting out for the summer and the end of the year activities, as well as work and all the other little things that fill up a day, I'm often left wondering how time has suddenly started speeding away. I remember when I was little and looking forward to something - the weekend, the summer, and then later my 18th and 21st birthdays. Time used to pass soooooo slowly that I couldn't stand it.

Now, it seems to be running away from me faster than I can catch up with it. Just last week, the kids were toddlers. A few days ago they were starting school. I feel like I've blinked and now there are these awesome kids with their own distinct personalities, and I'm not quite sure where they came from. I'm glad to have them, though!

I thank you for being patient with me, and hope you'll join me for the upcoming posts. I have some book reviews coming up, giveaways, and other great miscellaneous stuff. In the meantime, tell me below what you've been doing in the past month!

Review of EcoStore Spray Cleaner and Lemongrass Body Soap

Choosing products that are eco-friendly has become easier for me in the last few years. Not only have I learned a lot more about those products (mainly because of the work Priceless Writers does with eco-friendly companies), but because they have become more available.

When EcoStore sent me their citrus spray cleanser and their lemongrass body soap to try, I was thrilled! With 2 kids and 2 dogs, you can bet that I have more than a few messes on my hands each day - and I absolutely love lemon-scented things...from lotions to soaps to perfumes. So, I invite you to read below and see how these products measured up!

EcoStore Citrus Spray Cleanser:

One of the places I clean most often is the master bathroom - which also happens to be the bathroom my 7 year old son uses. Anyone with a small boy knows that the toilet has to be cleaned VERY regularly! I usually use something like Lysol spray or a cleaner with bleach.

This means the smells are extremely strong...not to mention the harsh chemicals included in those cleaners. One of the first things I noticed about the EcoStore cleaner is that it smells great! It's not an overpowering smell (like bleach) - it's fresh and very clean-smelling.

I used it like I use the other cleaners - I just sprayed it on, let it sit for a few minutes, and wiped it away with a wet cloth. It worked wonderfully. Since it passed the 'toilet test,' I decided to give it a more difficult job. I sprayed down the tub and sink (which often has toothpaste stuck to the bowl - thanks kids) and guess what - it passed those tests with flying colors! I have used this cleaner in the kitchen on the countertops and stove, in the microwave, and to wipe down the dishwasher and refrigerator.

I'm extremely pleased at how it works - and the biggest benefit is that it contains no harsh chemicals. It's been independently proven to kill e.coli, staph, and salmonella, and it's naturally antibacterial. Bonus: the bottle is completely recyclable because it contains no metal parts!

Overall, I was very pleased with this product and would certainly recommend it to anyone - and already have, in fact!

Lemongrass Body Soap:

I've mentioned before my commitment to use eco-friendly and NATURAL soaps, so trying the Lemongrass soap was a treat. It feels rich and smooth when you lather it up, and makes suds galore.

The lemon smell is very subtle, and it washed away leaving the skin smooth and clean. I really love this soap and as it says right on the box, it contains no nasty chemicals - including toxic petro chemicals, no animal fats or tallow (hooray), no synthetic dyes, no sodium lauryl sulphate, and no propylene glycol.

The soap is created with vegetable glycerine and essential oils that are wonderful for your skin. I absolutely loved it, and would recommend that anyone (especially those with sensitive skin) try this soap!
Visit EcoStore today and pick up the citrus spray cleaner and the lemongrass soap - and you won't be disappointed!