Monday, April 16, 2012

Waterpik EcoFlow Shower Head {Review & Giveaway}


Before I had kids of my own, I never would have thought that taking a shower would be considered a luxury. But, in the 5½ years since Big Sister E was born, that concept has drastically changed in my mind... and I'm fairly sure that nearly every parent out there knows why (and agrees).

Therefore, although I know that it isn't financially or environmentally conscious to take a long shower, the times that I find myself able to take one with no one else in the bathroom have the ability to stretch out a bit more than they should. What can I say? The appeal of standing in the soothing hot water without someone talking nonstop through the shower door (or worse, knocking on the glass) sometimes makes my mind drift away.

Although the idea of an eco-friendly showerhead is appealing, many people immediately assume that they are synonymous with low-flow and that their shower performance will suffer. Who wants to stand there in a trickle of water?

Fortunately, Waterpik has the solution to provide a great shower experience while helping families everywhere stop wasting water with their Waterpik ECO 563 EcoFlow shower head.

EcoFlow Shower Head

Engineered to save water and money without sacrificing a great shower experience, Waterpik EcoFlow shower heads are just the thing to provide the best of both worlds (shower pressure while saving water). Using the OptiFlow technology — which optimizes the flow through the water channels and nozzles — EcoFlow shower heads improve spray force to deliver an invigorating shower experience.

As their logo states: It's conservation without compromise.

Furthering its commitment to water conservation efforts, WaterPik has partnered with Wyland Foundation's national "Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation" in celebration of Earth Month, encouraging people to take the pledge to save water throughout April.

water conservation challenge

The Mayor's Challenge is a friendly competition between residents of cities across the U.S., in which mayors will be asking their residents to make a free, online pledge to conserve water, save money and reduce pollution. Residents in the cities with the most participants will qualify to win hundreds of prizes, including Waterpik EcoFlow shower heads.

It only takes a minute to head over and take the pledge! I did and was happy to see that my city is in the top 100, not to mention all of the positive impacts that my actions can have:

positive impact

As I was happy to be on my way to conserving water (while also showing my kids that water isn't just an endless resource), trying out one of the EcoFlow shower heads from Waterpik was the perfect first step.

Waterpik EcoFlow Shower Head

It only took a few minutes to remove our old shower head and install the EcoFlow Hand Held Shower Head, as it attached right to our existing shower arm without problem. Once it was in place, it was evident just how luxurious of a shower this gadget could provide!

The five spray settings (full-body spray, circular massage, mist, powerspray and circular massage-mist) allow for each individual user to have a custom, relaxing shower. At the same time, there was no shortage of water pressure even with the low-flow technology.

In addition, changing the water volume was simple due to the control located right on the handle and the 5-ft hose makes it easy to remove this EcoFlow Hand Held from the base for showering, bathing kids, and more.

low flow showerhead

As well as enjoying the time in the shower, using this EcoFlow Shower Head can save up to one gallon of water a minute and $100 annually... meaning with a price tag of $51.99, it will have likely paid for itself after six months of use!

Available at retail and hardware stores as well as on Amazon (for only $41.98), if you're looking to make a difference in the way that your family uses and conserves water, visit EcoFlow to find out more about the ECO 563 as well as their other high quality options.

And, thanks to the generosity of Waterpik, one person will soon be enjoying their own eco-friendly luxurious showering as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Waterpik ECO 563 EcoFlow Shower Head!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below - if you don't see the form, click here! If you have any problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to Waterpik for providing an EcoFlow Shower Head for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. I received this free product as part of a promotional program for MomSelect, but the opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

185 comments:

Jennifer Van Dahm said...

We save on water by limiting shower times down to 10 minutes each.
jennifer (at) jennifervandahm.com

myfolly said...

We only wash full loads of laundry.

Wanda McHenry
wbailey113@hotmail.com

Rusthawk said...

I only run the dishwasher and washing machine when I have a full load.

Mama Swears said...

We use water-conserving appliances and don't water the grass. We also turn the water off while brushing teeth.

mamaswears at gmail dot com

blessedintexas said...

We save on water by turning it off while brushing teeth, and using water friendly dishwasher that doesn't need dishes to be pre-washed.
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

Cynthia K said...

We are building our own rain barrels so we don't have to use the water hose to water the flowers.

mywildcrazylife said...

I only wash full loads of laundry and I wait until I have a full sink of dishes to wash them rather than washing a little at a time
masugr at yahoo dot com

Tawny said...

I wash clothes and dishes only when the washers are full. I also collect the water that is run till its warm so we can wash our hands to water outdoor plants. And use the filtered water when you change the filter and also one minute ea. morning to water my indoor plants. Also recently installed a dual-flush on my commode to save lots of water.

Tawny said...

Sorry. Forgot to put email.
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Tawny said...

I subscribe to your emails.
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Sandy VanHoey said...

we cut down by turning water off while brushing, we only do laundry when real full loads, we no longer water lawn although sometimes, it needs it
sandy1955 at comcast dot net

Tawny said...

I entered the Dale & Thomas Popcorn giveaway also.
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Tawny said...

I entered the Lindt giveaway.
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Shamoore said...

I save water by limiting water usage: 5 minute shower -- wet, lather, scrub, rinse, get out!! I also wash dishes in a large bowl instead of just running water, then rinsing dishes in dishholder with clear water using said bowl.

suburban prep said...

We put things in one big cleaning.
When it comes to baths or showers the shower I learned to take in college was under 5 minutes because the water would get cold and then shut off soon after so I have followed that rule ever since.

Jackie said...

Short showers,, or showering at the gym ...

LissaDora said...

Share showers on the weekends (It's just the two of us). Water plants at night/evening when it's better for them anyway.

Tanya M said...

Combining everyone's laundry in one big one.
Turning water off while tooth brushing.

ColleenMarie82 said...

I don't feel like we do too much. We have cut back on how often we water the lawn.

inman@mobap.edu

PaulineMilner said...

We always turn off the water when we are brushing our teeth.

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

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Debi H. said...

I catch rain water in buckets and use it to water my garden and flowers.
pizzanumber2 at yahoo dot com

mummytotwoboys said...

We shower more than bath to save water

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Linda W. said...

Shut the water off when brushing our teeth, run the dishwasher only when full.

Christine Jensen said...

I only run full loads in the laundry and dishwashers

Pam Ponder said...

do laundry only when I have full loads and I never leave the water running while brushing my teeth

Teigh said...

rinse all the dishes after i've scrubbed them all with dish soap, turn off the water in the shower when soaping.

wigget said...

i shut off the water while i'm brushing my teeth

Unknown said...

i soap up all my dishes 1st and then only turn the water on to rinse them

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I USE RAIN WATER TO WATER INDOOR PLANTS WHEN POSSIBLE. I SHUT THE WATER OFF WHILE BRUSHING MY TEETH. I USE A REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE RATHER THEN BUYING AND TOSSING NEW WATER BOTTLES EACH TIME.

kimandbutch@gmail.com

Danielle T said...

We shut the water off while brushing our teeth along with making sure we have full loads for laundry and the dishwasher.

daniellealecia at comcast dot net

Vanessa Coker said...

We take really quick showers and only run washer and dishwasher when they're full.

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

Oh gosh, we have some buckets setting out to catch the water when it rains and then we can use it to water our flowers instead of having to run water!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

We don't leave the water on while we are brushing our teeth :)

adf said...

to save water we bath both of our babies at the same time.

Paula said...

Would love to give this a try!

Anonymous said...

I wash clothes and dishes only when washers are full.
Anne_sharpe25@yahoo.com

Brenda I said...

I try to take shorter showers.

Kim said...

I make sure my kids don't fill up the bathtub CLEAR TO THE TOP!! I also try to turn off the faucet when I am washing dishes and brushing teeth.

Jessica said...

If its yellow let it mellow... :)

jek9880 at gmail dot com

04728302-8820-11e1-aac3-000bcdcb5194 said...

We abide by the yellow/mellow rule...

Julie said...

we make sure we dont have leaky faucets. Also we take shorter showers and try to use less water when brushing teeth:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

PiratesDaughter said...

I use water saving appliances and collect rain water to water my garden.

peg42 said...

we only run the dishwasher when it's full.
Thanks so much
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AnnaZed said...

We save water by having a rain barrel that collects water from the roof that we can then use to water the garden.

The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'.

Becky said...

To conserve water we turn water off when brushing teeth, full dishwasher always before running, and full washing machine.

Colleen M said...

We try to save water by only washing full loads of laundry and never leaving the faucets running.

colljerr at comcast dot net

s said...

Take showers, run dishwasher when full

TheresaJenkins said...

in summer save laundry rinse water for my garden

April said...

We only run full loads of dishes and laundry, and I recently upgraded to a front loading washing, which cut our water bill in half.

Cheri Dougherty said...

I try my best to always run the dishwasher with a full load and to buy less hand wash only products because hand washing wastes water. I also avoid filling the bathtub and taking long showers.

Carrie Phelps said...

I try not to have the water running unless I'm actually using it!!

Ravyn Jazper-Hawke said...

When I have ice left over in a drink, I put it in a plant instead of down the sink.

Melissa Shirley said...

I will take shorter showers.
melissalucky43@yahoo.com

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

we try to cut down on the time we shower

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Ann Fantom said...

We use drip hoses in our garden and flower beds instead of sprinklers to conserve water.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Amy Z said...

I help save water by only running the water when I'm using it. I'll always shut it off when I'm brushing my teeth until the end, for example.

Julie W said...

We save water by running the washer and dishwasher when they're completly full

farmermomwife at yahoo dot com

Lane Mahnke said...

I help save water by taking really short showers.

clc408 said...

I only run the washer and dishwasher for full loads.

Phyllis said...

I save water by taking short showers and make sure nothing leaks in my home.

Tiffany (NatureMom) said...

We use rain water for watering plants and garden.

Sarah said...

We save water in barrels outside to use to water plants.

coriwestphal said...

I make sure and check to make sure my washer is full to the brim, if I'm filling it all the way!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Kristy Thiel said...

I try to take shorter showers. thanks for hosting!

Linda said...

Turn the water off while soaping my hair and take shorter showers.
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

Rebecca Graham said...

I wait until I have a full load before running the dishwasher.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

agatewood1 said...

turn off the shower while washing my hair etc, only run full loads of laundry, and turn the sink off while brushing teeth :)

LORI WOLFE said...

Keep a close time limit for my daughters shower! She loves her long hot showers!
rwolfe1071@aol.com

llinda29 said...

I only flush the toilet after 2 tinkles

Daisy said...

We turn the water off while brushing are teeth

delaney's mom said...

we take baths and showers together if at all possible
delaneymoney at gmail dot com

Justine SilentStormBlog said...

My 3yr old daughter takes showers with me so that we don't use extra water bathing her seperatly

knjmcd at gmail dot com

Kelly N. said...

Leave a comment on this post telling me what you do to help save water.

i drink bottled water..you can keep the floride!

Christine Jessamine said...

i take very quick showers

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

JSweeps said...

We limit shower times and only wash full loads of laundry.

randi oaklief said...

we turn off the water while brushing our teeth.

kellyr78 said...

Limiting my shower time and my kids times from 5-10 minutes.
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Jeni said...

Limit the kids shower time and only use the washer and dishwasher when full

Tara said...

Only run a completely full dishwasher or washing machine.

Erin Rok said...

We never leave the water running when we are not using it.

Shelly said...

we had 2 energy'saving toilets put in last year and we love them. Our water bill dropped over $50 last year.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

We wash clothing in cold water.

gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

BethElderton said...

We wash both clothes and dishes only when there are full loads. We keep a bucket on the porch to collect rainwater for watering house plants.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

NwHome steader said...

We collect rain water and gray water for watering our garden

Amy V said...

we wash dishes when the dishwasher is full

annae07 at aol dot com

LaurKnotter said...

We take short showers

The Adventures of a Blondie Mommie said...

We always turn the water off when brushing our teeth! (Christy Johnson)
christy.owens81@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We take very short showers

Anonymous said...

Short showers...
I also forgot to put my email
momraz2002@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

wash car 1/month

mverno said...

we use rain water to water plants and vegetables
mverno@roadrunner.com

Trixie said...

I always turn the water off when brushing my teeth.

retic14 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I have low flow toiltes and showerheads.

tfrink@cox.net

Anonymous said...

turning odd water while brushing teeth.
gabflab@live.com

enizete said...

We have rain barrel for watering the garden and a rule for 8 min max showers

clynsg said...

I take short showers with a low flow showerhead, and turn off the water while brushing my teeth.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

Andrea Henry said...

hang towels up and use again...before hamper...

caden at pineland.net

Anonymous said...

only wash full loads of clothes and take shorter showers


ptreskovich at hot mail

Hotsnotty2 said...

We only wash full loads of laundry

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

slehan said...

only wash full loads
Thanks for the contest.

Larry said...

Use low flow filters on all faucets, use two stage toilets, wash only full loads in a front load washer, and wash only full loads in the dishwasher.

Michele P. said...

I wait for a full load for the dishwasher, and I rarely use it as well. Same goes for laundry, while I use it I try to do the shortest wash available, cold water only, and wait for full loads. When brushing teeth, we shut off the water and when bathing/sudsing we shut off the showerhead so that water doesn't come out and be wasted.


micaela6955 at msn dot com

Phoenix said...

Turn it off when I'm not using it, & only wash full loads of clothes in cold water.

Nd said...

Wash our car at home with a bucket and water.

crankyyanky1 said...

I only run the dishwasher and washer on a full load, take shorter showers, and I don't water the lawn or flowers

Celeste said...

We purchased all Energy Star appliances -- and we have a tankless water heater, so it only heats up what we use.

Angie said...

We save water by turning off the water while brushing our teeth.

Mare/TommyGirl said...

We don't keep water on when washing our faces and/or brushing teeth. I'm trying to get better about it in the shower too, but I'm just not that good yet. I also bought a rain-catching barrel that you can use for watering your plants.

Karen said...

We turn off the water when brushing our teeth :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

nancy said...

we use two stage toilets, We got Energy Star appliances, i wash every two weels and shower ever other day for my kids!!!

rebecca m said...

We turn water off when not in use, and wash clothes on cold and try to keep the loads full.

gitrecca at gmail dot com

rebecca m said...

I entered chuggington

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rebecca m said...

I entered Hasbro

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Kirstin said...

We save water by washing laundry in large loads instead of many small ones and filling the dishwasher to the brim.

Nikki said...

I try to collect the water that runs while you're waiting for it to heat up and use it to water the plants with.

SamanthaD said...

When I'm emptying water glasses from dinner - I pour them into the outdoor plants.

Samantha
dull2000 at cox dot net

Jennifer said...

I take quick showers

Dominique said...

We have the low flow toilets in our home.

(Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

gail said...

i turn off the water while brushing teeth
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Ariel said...

I turn the water off while brushing my teeth.

Erin Pitts said...

I turn the shower off while I shampoo or shave my legs.

erinpitts@rocketmail.com

Janelle said...

I try to save water by hand washing the dishes most of the time.

Jasmean said...

We save water by using saved rain water to water plants.

Justice Montgomery said...

We do full loads, kids shower every other day instead of every day, turn the water off when you brush, the boys pee one after another at night so they only have to flush once.....we live in an apartment so we don't have grass to water or outside plants LOL

sassymommax3 at yahoo dot com

shelby said...

turn the water off when brushing our teeth
snugles4433@hotmail.com

Geraldine Sandoval said...

We turn the water off while brushing and only water the garden three times a week.
heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

Anastasia said...

we only wash clothing when it is actually dirty

Angela H said...

I try to take shorter showers. I also have an HE washer so it only uses as much water as it needs for a load.

Marisa M said...

We use a rain barrel to collect water for our gardens, and we try not to waste water when brushing teeth or washing dishes.

madmegid at yahoo dot com

Hippie4ever said...

Washing only full loads, turn off water when brushing

Judy B. said...

It's hard to break old habits but I turn off the water when I brush my teeth, don't flush every time for #1, and don't leave the water on when I'm washing dishes.

sparkedcat said...

I have rain barrels that I use for watering my garden,

christaj3 said...

Limit the amount of time the kids can spend in the shower.
escapefor1@msn.com

A Godly Homemaker said...

we are running our gray water to our garden.

won said...

I turn the water off when I'm actually scrubbing the dishes instead of letting it continuously run.

polly said...

not leaving the water running when brushing my teeth
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cherriblossom25 said...

I turn off the water when brushing my teeth.
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KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

The water is turned off brushing teeth and only do a full load of dishes and clothing.

Skye Moyer said...

we save water by showering together ;)

freddie said...

I turn water off while brushing teeth. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Tamar said...

I take short showers.

Tam S rc/fb (thanks for using Rafflecopter) :)

one frugal lady said...

we take short showers, turn the water off when brushing our teeth and only run a full load in the washing machine or dishwasher!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

aajacques said...

I wait til the washing machine is full same with the dishwasher. I keep the faucet off while I brush my teeth.

T and C said...

We are so careful with our water! After living in Australia for four years, we appreciate it even more than before. We are so diligent about not leaving the water running and "doing" something with the colder shower water while we wait for it to warm up. We stopped using the dish washer all together because it was using so much water, and wash everything by hand.

Annie said...

turning off water when brushing teeth

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dario moniz said...

i bought a high efficency washer

Kristi P. said...

We only use washing machine and dishwasher when they are full. Turn off the water while brushing teeth.

missreneer said...

I make sure we all turn off our water while brushing our teeth. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

Leah Baird said...

Turn water off when brushing teeth.
lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

Stefanie Elysse Hurtado said...

I hand wash dishes instead of run the dishwasher and only do full loads of laundry!

Reejen said...

We only wash clothes with full loads to save water.

Angela Cisco said...

We take short showers and do not leave water running.

Lean said...

For gardening, we keep large barrels outside to catch the rain and we use that to water the fruits and veggies. LeanS12(at)gmail(dot)com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

turn water off while brushing teeth and washing face.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Bricks in the back of toilet, aerators on the faucets, shallow baths, water efficient washing machine.

Daniel M said...

short showers, combine laundry loads, not washing the car very often - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Crissy Durst said...

I take quick showers, I was dishes by hand using very little water

Rusty said...

We only run the diswasher and the washing machine when full and we don't let water run when brushing our teeth. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacy said...

I have a low-flow shower head in my bathroom (this would be for the guest bath), we have an energy efficient washing machine and dishwasher, and we use a rain barrel for outside watering and water needs.

the imagine tree at aol dot com

mstoolman173 said...

We only wash full loads of laundry.
mstoolman173@aol.com

sottovoce said...

To save water, I water only after dark, do laundry only when I have a full load, and never leave faucets running. :-) Thank you
jaquerichards at yahoo dot com

Candice said...

I taught my kids to turn off the water while brushing their teeth, we take short showers, bath the kids together (it's ok, they are both boys under 5), only do full loads of laundry and water when it's dark.
Thanks for the chance to win!
candicesweeps at yahoo dot com

Candice said...

I just wanted to let you know I accidentally entered the same Little Tikes TikeStix under the extra entry for entering another sweeps. My fault for having too many windows open. One of those should be the personal pepper from velvet pepper. I have entered more than 4 giveaways. I apologize for the mistake. thank you!
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Rebecca W. said...

Turn off water when brushing my teeth

Jammie said...

We take shorter showers! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Aliya Johnson said...

My washer has 3 different water level settings so I make sure to change the setting to the correct one before pressing start.
aliyaha6(at)hotmail.com(dot)com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

shut off wtare why I brush teeth
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Erica C. said...

We take shorter showers, only run the washer with a full load of laundry and turn off the faucet when brushing our teeth.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

We encourage our kids to take quicker showers and turn off water while brushing their teeth.
Thanks,
Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

We save water by taking short showers instead of tub baths. I also only run the dish washer when I have a full load.
mountain164@velocity.net

julescar74 said...

I only run the dishwasher when its full and we only do full loads of laundry.

ckfrrt said...

We collect rain water to use for our plants and grass outside
carolkfoster at comcast dot net

missrantsypants said...

I take one bath a day, I don't shower I feel like I use more water when I shower.


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
Melanie Montgomery

Missy L said...

I liked reading other people's water-saving tips. We have a big family so I only do loads of laundry when it's going to be a full load. Our new HE washing machine uses a lot less water per load as well. I try to teach little things like turning the faucet off and stuff.

Amber said...

I turn the faucet off when brushing my teeth

hussagain said...

We bought a water/energy efficient dishwasher and washer this year. According to the paperwork--they claim to cut water usage in half....we're on a well so we don't get a bill to see what we use/don't use....so I'll just hope it was right!

Wendy Rozema said...

I shut off the water when i'm not using it - like when I wash dishes/brush teeth

savannah said...

Shut off my water when I'm not using it. And I only do a load of wash when its a full load :)

willdebbie said...

I never thought about it before. I do not pay for water

stOOpidgErL said...

we save on water usage by only using what is absolutely necessary

stoopidgerlart@gmail.com

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...I take "navy" showers: rinse-lather-rinse, turning off the water flow in-between each step !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Brian E.

1porkchop said...

I saw water by using low flow shower heads.

mary gardner said...

we have a rain barrel that we use to water the garden

marygardner49 at aol dot com

michedt said...

We make sure to water very late in the evening (only our garden) and we make sure there are NO drips from our faucets.

brich2222 said...

we have a toilet that is rated high for saving water

brich22 at earthlink dot net