Sunday, November 14, 2010

ecostore review: dog conditioner and all purpose cleaner

Since the critters make so many messes around here, I was grateful to have some cleaning products to try out from EcoStore USA.

The first product I used by them was the all purpose cleaner. At $9, not a bad price.

It cleans well, and easily wiped my my smoothie spills, dog cookie crumbs, various cat and dog bodily-fluid messes, and overall freshening up of the house. Keep in mind I always use a natural cleaning product and I am comparing this to your average green eco-friendly cleaner.

The second product I used was the leave-in dog conditioner. I had been eager to find a dog conditioner because I usually use conditioner on Sienna to keep her coat smooth. This is pre-Ellie.
Now that we have a long-hair dog, I felt I could truly put this product to the test. No I did not get Ellie just to test this product, it just worked out that way.

First, Ellie ran away from it because of the spraying sound. She's scared of a lot of things, but she's not the only dog I know who dislikes sprays. People use spray to correct dog behavior so they may come to fear it. Second, I found the smell ok and it to work fairly well but Chris said the smell gave him a headache. The scents are all natural, but still too potent for some. For these reasons I felt the product was not right for us.

Instead I did search for a product that would work given the fears and smell issues. I found Aroma Paws Chemical-Free Fur Conditioning Treatment with Sunscreen. It's 100% vegan and has a blend of avocado oil and other natural oils. This bottle is a pump so it doesn't scare Ellie and it doesn't smell as strong. I was not compensated for a this bottle, but I just felt it was only fair to mention the product that did work for me.

Disclaimer: I was provided with the ecostore products for review purposes. I was not paid for this post.

What are your favorite dog shampoos or pet cleaners?

1 comment:

Vegan Dog's Life said...

We use Nature's Miracle a lot for cleaning up messes and Mrs. Myer's for just about everything else.

For shampoo, we're currently in love with Vermont Organic from The Vegan Store because it rinses out so well. We always put Buddy Rinse Conditioner on them after shampooing. I've yet to find a conditioning spray I really like, so I'm glad to hear about Aroma Paws. I'll have to give that a try!