Tuesday, August 10, 2010

EO All Purpose Soap Product Review (and reviews of a few other EO products...)

Recently, I saw a call for bloggers to review some EO products and was blessed to be chosen from (I'm sure) the many that applied.  The folks at EO graciously sent me a nice sampler pack containing EO's All Purpose Soap, liquid hand soap, and small travel sized shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, as well as a handy purse sized hand sanitizer. 

What I loved about the EO products I tried:

EO's All Purpose Soap:  I used this to scrub my kitchen floor.  I really loved the fresh citrus scent and it can also be used to wash veggies and fruits.  Talk about all purpose!  There are literally dozens of uses for this product, including using it to wash laundry, clean cabinets, and polish stainless steel.   Next up:  Use it to degrease my stove from grease splatters... and I have some outdoor furniture that needs a good scrubbing!    What I really like about EO's All Purpose Soap is the versatility.  I don't want a cupboard full of cleaners when just one can do the job of many.

EO's Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower Gel:  I have been using these for about two weeks and still have a little left in the small 1.5 oz bottles that EO sent to me to try.  This is phenomenal since any time I stay at a hotel, I have to beg for more shampoo since it never lathers.  These worked well for me and my city water and I absolutely love the french lavender scent.  Lavender is very relaxing and busy mommy bloggers can definitely use a little relaxation!  They rinsed clean and I haven't noticed any build up in my hair.   I recommend using these products at night to help relax your senses just before bed time.

EO's Liquid Hand Soap:  I put this in my bathroom, mainly because that's where I needed soap!  However, I can easily see how using it in the kitchen would be nice too since the peppermint and tea tree scent I was   sent to try would help mask those pesky onion odors that I end up with while cooking.  The first time I tried this, it did make my hands feel a bit dry afterward.  I may have acclimated to it or maybe I just didn't rinse well enough the first time.  At any rate, I love the scent!  Hubby hasn't complained (he doesn't like soaps that are too girlie) so he must be satisfied too.

EO's Body Lotion:  This was also french lavender scented and had a much stronger scent than the shampoo, conditioner or shower gel.  I like to use it after my bath to help seal in some moisture.  My hands get very dry, and the body lotion worked to an extent.  I probably will use this on my body and not so much for my hands.  But again, I liked the scent, though it might be a bit too scented for some.

EO's Hand Sanitizing Spray:  This handy 2 ounce spray bottle will fit into your purse or even your car.  I like to sanitize when I'm at places like doctor's offices, and grocery stores (those germy carts!) and EO's hand sanitizer is a great choice for those who don't like that strong alcohol smell that other hand sanitizers have.  The product they sent me was organic peppermint with thyme.  It smells kind of like those breath sprays, but obviously I don't recommend that you use this product for that!  I like that this product was in a spray because it, to me, dried much faster than any gel I've used.

Overall, I was really surprised at how much I liked all of the EO products sent to me for review.  As I grow in eco-awareness, I definitely see myself replacing many of the products I typically buy with organic ones, particularly if they are affordably priced, like the EO brand products are.  With all of the products I tried, a little went a long way, which just makes them all the more affordable.

Disclosure:  EO sent me these products at no cost to me for the purpose of this review.  I did not receive compensation for this review and the opinions stated herein are 100% my own.  To read more about EO products, please visit them at eoproducts.com.  FYI, August's promotion is 15% off hair care!
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