Friday, July 29, 2011
Ever Bamboo - REVIEW/GIVEAWAY (closed)
Did you know all the uses that bamboo has? Because I certainly didn't. I have seen bamboo shoots in pots in people's homes or offices; and as a wedding present we received some bamboo towels (SUPER soft and VERY absorbant!) but other than that, I thought it was just a plant.
Very recently, I came across a Canadian company - Ever Bamboo. I started following them on twitter and facebook, and was fortunate enough to have the chance to review some of their products. They are an Alberta based company, and they make bamboo/charcoal deodorizer's (for drawers, shoes, rooms, diaper bags, diaper pails and more) and they are now even making soap!
A little about Bamboo Charcoal:
Bamboo charcoal is produced from the rapidly growing moso bamboo. This type of bamboo can grow two feet or more in a single day, reaching a height of 60 feet in two to three months.
Due to the growth characteristics of moso bamboo, millions of tiny holes are created as the plant densifies as it matures. The porous structure of bamboo charcoal provides countless tiny holes that effectively absorb odors, moisture, and polluted air particles such as formaldehyde, ammonia, and benzene.
Use bamboo charcoal as a:
-deodorizer in your fridge, freezer, bedroom and bathroom, gym bag, hockey equipment, footwear, kitchen, car, pet area, renovation area, garage, compost pail and diaper pail
-decoration for home and vivarium
-air filter to absorb toxic chemical substances for commercial and industrial applications
Ever Bamboo very kindly sent me 5 items to review. I have them listed below, along with my thoughts!
Shoe Deodorizer - My hubby works in construction, so I thought his work boots would be a great place to try out the shoe deo! After only a few hours, I was amazed at how quickly it worked! I have been putting the deo's in each boot when he gets home from work every night, and they no longer smell like they have been worn for 8hrs a day, in this hot weather!
Room Deodorizer - I placed the room deo under the kitchen sink next to our garbage pail (although it can be used for quite a large space). I am happy to report that now when I open the cupboard to grab the dish soap, I am not bombarded by the smell of garbage!
Fridge/ Freezer - I placed the fridge/freezer deo in my fridge, and placed it pretty close to the clove of garlic I had. Wasn't I surprised when I opened the fridge and was no longer met by the scent of garlic (and I love garlic, but it's nice that the entire fridge doesn't smell of it anymore)
Drawer packets - I used a drawer packet in my wetbag that I use for my sons soiled cloth diapers; it was nice not having the smell of urine/poop greet me every time I opened it to place a new one in the bag.
Face/Body bar - I have sensitive/acne prone skin, so I am always hesitant about trying new products; however, I am very glad that I tried the HEI Soap! It left my skin feeling clean, it isn't harsh (although it does have quite a strong smell - not in a bad way though) and it did not irritate my sensitive skin! After almost 4 weeks of use, I still love this soap!
One of the things that I really like about the Ever Bamboo deodorizer's is that they have no smell to them. It's not like the over-powering gels and sprays, that just kind of cover the smell that is there with a chemical scent - these packs actually ABSORB the smell, and leave everything smelling "normal".
Right now, Ever Bamboo is running a promotion with one of their Ottawa retailers, readi,set, go! They are located at 793 Bank Street. For any purchase made in store of Ever Bamboo products (over $20.00) they will receive a 10% discount and a free sport deodorizer ($5 value) while quantities last!
Ever Bamboo is also running a promotion with one of their online retailers check out Greenwala Marketplace - they are a US online store that ships to both the US and Canada.
For any purchase of Ever Bamboo products over $30, customer would receive 10% off and receive a bonus Sport Deodorizer ($5 value). Ends August 15 - use coupon code - bonus10.
Ever bamboo is going to provide one of my readers with your choice (dependant on availability) of TWO of their products!
Mandatory Entries: 2 entries (both must be completed to qualify)
1) you MUST be a GFC follower
2) visit Ever Bamboo and tell me which product you like the most
- follow @tlsofmommyhood on twitter
- like Tales of Mommyhood on facebook (2 entries)
- follow @everbamboo on twitter
- like Ever Bamboo on facebook (feel free to tell them I sent you) (2 entries)
- share this giveaway (facebook, twitter, blog) and leave me a link to where I can find it
Remember, your comment is your entry, so leave seperate comments for each entry you do
Don't forget to leave your email in the comment (or have it visible in GFC), if I can't contact you - your entry will be excluded
The contest opens July 29, 2011 and will run until August 12th at 9pm (EST) I will be using random.org to choose the winner. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48hrs to reply back; if not, another entry will be chosen. Open to Canadian and US residents. Good luck!Remember to leave your email adress with your comment so I can reach you; and 1 comment per entry (your entry is your comment) check out here for more info on entering my giveaways
*I was sent the products free of charge in exchange for my opinion. My opinion was not influenced by this, and as always, the opinions stated belong to Tales of Mommyhood; your experiences may differ, and your opinion may vary*