I recently got a sample pack from Ecomom to review. This website is awesome. They have a huge variety of eco-friendly products. They offer free shipping for orders over $50. Even better, they frequently offer coupon codes to get discounts off their products (you can typically good Ecomom coupon codes to get good codes to use).
I got a few things in my pack, but I was honestly the most excited about the The Twist Loofa Sponge. My sponge was one it's last legs. I had just purchased a normal green and yellow sponge at the grocery store. I had "kitchen sponge" on my list for a couple weeks, just forgetting to get one every visit when I got this in the mail. So I throw my old sponge away. (Gross and smelly, by the way) and I rip open this sponge for immediate use.
This sponge has a super soft bottom. Every morning my husband makes himself something to eat in a small non-stick pan we have. And he lovingly leaves it on the stove to clean when I get up. This sponge is gentle enough for a non-stick pan, but the loofa is rough enough to scrape off stuck on lasagna bits. I did find, however, that if you want to get stuck on food off, you really MUST use the loofa side. Using the soft sponge will cause it to rip.
And not to be vain, especially when it comes to sponges of all things, but I loved how this looked so much more than the green and yellow ickiness that had previously graced my countertop. This thing is so much more elegant.
The next thing I received was the Dapple Baby Bottle and Dish Liquid. I have a few mommy friends who had purchased this a few months ago and they all raved about it. So when I got it in my sample pack, I was pretty stoked to try it out. In addition, as I have mentioned before, I've been concerned about the smells I notice on my sons sippy cups. I've started washing them by hand, rather than tossing them in the dishwasher.
What I loved about the Dapple was that it removes the "film" you often encounter and it has baking soda to combat any lingering smells. (Come on, be honest, who hasn't left a sippy cup in the car before?) It has a light lavender scent and all the ingredients (Purified water, baking soda, cleaners derived from fruits, tree oils and glucose, French lavender essential oil, essential oil dispersant) are natural. A little of this goes a long way as well. You don't need a bunch of soap to get results. Rebecca tested this product and her hands were literally squeaky clean when she finished. The soap also bubbled, which was pleasant since it makes you feel like the dishes are actually getting clean.
The Clean Well Hand Sanitizing Wipe is alcohol free! What I liked best about this is that the product is safe on hands, or your child's face! There is nothing toxic in this bad boy.
Bon Ami Dish Soap. Although this also comes in a Free and Clear version, I got sent a scented sample. I really like the scent of this. It had a delicious smell of orange (Tangerine and Thyme). After I used the product I wanted to check out the price tag. On the product description, I learned that Bon Ami uses 100% post-consumer recycled plastics. My most recent pet peeve is wasted packaging, so I loved learning that Bon Ami is responsible in this department! The only thing that I didn't like about this product is the lack of bubble. I know bubbles aren't necessary for a clean clean, but I like a little bubble to make me feel like I'm getting things done.
Special thanks to EcoMom. They sent me the above samples to review free of charge, however that has not influenced my opinion of the product. The above reviews are honest opinions.