Jun 232017
 

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I totally get it, after five babies my friends and family really don’t know what to get us anymore for baby no.6. Baby’s wardrobe is already filled with gorgeous clothes and we are fully kitted out with pram, carrier, car seat and other baby gear, all that is left is for baby to grow bigger and stronger before its arrival in September.

However one thing you can always make me, and any other expecting parent, very happy with is a new supply of ecostore goodies. As a big family of ecostore-fans who uses their natural skin, boy and haircare products every single day we always welcome a stock-up, I think it makes the perfect baby shower gift:

ecostore has lovingly developed a fabulous range of baby products that are gentle on your precious bundle and kind on the environment too. Wave goodbye to yucky chemicals, synthetic dyes and perfumes, mineral oils and other hard-to-pronounce ingredients and go green with ecostore. Of course it is not just a great choice for little ones, our whole family uses ecostore Baby Body Wash (RRP $8.99, 200ml). It’s soft on the skin and the lavender/geranium scent is not too overwhelming.

ecostore has your daily clean covered: we used the Baby Body Wash in the shower and for the kids’ bath we add a splash of playful bubbles with the ecostore Bubble Bath (RRP $8.99, 200ml) for extra fun. Hopefully the soothing ecostore Sleepytime Bath (RRP $8.99, 200ml) lives up to its name and will help us get some much-needed sleep when baby has arrived! Did you know the ingredients used in these bath products are so gentle that with proper greywater systems in place your bath water can even be re-used on your flower gardens, lawns and trees?

ecostore Baby Shampoo (RRP $8.99, 200ml) is a plant-based formula that cleanses your child’s hair whilst carefully protecting its natural properties at the same time, it gently strips away the dirt but not the important natural oils. A small amount goes a long way so a 200ml bottle lasts ages, especially if you only have a fine layer of baby hair to wash (unless our new baby surprises us all and is born with a full head of hair!).

I know the ecostore Baby Moisturiser (RRP $9.99, 200ml) was officially created for babies but I often reach for this nourishing moisturiser for my own sensitive pregnant mama-skin too. It is absorbed quickly and the light fragrance is really pleasant and not too strong. Once our baby has been born I can hold him/her close to my skin without worrying about what the baby is breathing in, if it is safe for baby it is safe for me too! This moisturiser is also perfect for a post-bath massage.

It may be small in size and in price but the ecostore Baby Soap Goat’s Milk & Lavender (RRP $2.99, 80g) is by far one of my best finds. This soft, creamy and natural soap is ideal for our older kids who wash hands countless times a day, there is no allergic reaction like they experience with many popular liquid handsoaps (and a block of soap is a lot less wasteful) plus I know they won’t be transferring yucky chemical nasties when they touch our tiny newborn.

To be honest I think the ecostore Nappy Balm (RRP $9.99, 60ml) could do with a new name, as this little jar of magic can be used for so many more things than red bottoms. Yes it does work wonders for nappy rash, but it can also bring welcome relief for cradle cap and other little skin problems, it is one of my first go-to products when our children’s skin is playing up. ecostore Nappy Balm is a wonderful non-greasy, non-staining barrier cream that helps protect your baby’s skin the natural way.

To find out more about ecostore, to locate an ecostore stockist near you or to order your favourite ecostore Baby products online visit www.ecostore.com.au.

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Feb 252017
 

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What can I say, you don’t know the true luxury of a relaxing warm shower until you find yourself without hot water. Recently our hot water system broke down unexpectedly which left our family of seven out in the cold, literally. But tough as they are even a chilly shower doesn’t stop my tribe from getting clean and scrubbing up while putting the newest ecostore products to the test:

Designed with the young, sensitive skin of children in mind the brand new ecostore Kids range is guaranteed to get your precious little ones squeaky clean and smelling delicious without exposing them to hidden nasties. The ecostore Kids range is safer for you and safer for the world we live in, so it’s a double win! Did you know ecostore uses unique biodegradable renewable sugarcane plastic packaging? It’s just another way they show they care.

From the top of their head to the tips of their wiggly toes, ecostore Kids Foam to the Max (RRP $9.99, 350ml) is sure to get the thumbs up from everyone. As a mum I love the practical 3-in-1 concept (shampoo, conditioner and body wash), the handy pump flacon (one pump is plenty and no waste) and of course the safe plant and mineral based formula that cleanses gently yet thoroughly. At the same time kids love the generous foam for extra bath time fun and the pleasant Pear Pop or Fruity Zing fragrance.

No matter how old you are, we all love the luxurious feeling of sinking into a big sea of bubbles. A little squeeze of ecostore Kids Double Trouble Bubble Maker (RRP $9.99, 400ml) in your bath water is enough to create a fun foam frenzy that will win over even the biggest bath hater. Just keep the bottle away from little hands because they’ll keep wanting to go back for more! Bonus: The Pear Pop scent is absolutely scrumptious.

Now I haven’t tried out this special kids hand soap myself just yet, but the word on the street is that ecostore has successfully made hand washing cool again with the new ecostore Kids Foam it Up (RRP $9.99, 350ml). One bottle of this super soap lasts an enormous 500 pumps, that’s a lot of toilet trips and excellent value for money. The gentle natural formula is safe for little ones aged 2+, putting an end to sticky fingers and greasy hands without using nasty chemicals.

These five fabulous ecostore Kids products are now available at Chemist Warehouse stores across Australia as well as the Chemist Warehouse online store.

To find out more about Ecostore, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ecostore.com.au.

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Nov 172016
 

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As Christmas approaches and Spring weather finally peeks its head around the corner I am most definitely starting to feel the urge to clear out and clean up, getting ready for family time, visitors and a fresh start to a new year. ecostore helps you Spring clean your home the green way, rewarding you with a fresh and fragrant house whilst leaving yucky chemicals outside:

ecostore-multipurpose-spray-cleanerIf you asked me for my ecostore favourite it would have to be the ecostore Multipurpose Spray Cleaner Orange & Thyme (RRP $5.99, 500ml), this is your perfect go-to spray for all kinds of messy situations. As a busy mum of five I am forever cleaning up sticky fingerprints, gooey splats, little drops, big spills and millions of crumbs, this handy spray wipes away the mess and smells beautifully. I love knowing my children can touch our cupboards and floors without getting in contact with nasty chemicals.

ecostore-toilet-cleanerCleaning the toilet is not exactly an enjoyable chore but with our big family it is a daily must-do. Thought only the strongest, harshest toilet cleaner can get rid of common household germs including E.coli, Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas bacteria? Think again: ecostore Toilet Cleaner Citrus (RRP $5.99, 500ml) is a powerful, plant based alternative that kills the bad but respects the bowl (and the environment), plus it leaves the littlest room of the house smelling fresh and fruity.

ecostore-laundry-powderWhile a lovely cleaning scent is nice, for some people it can cause some problems with irritated skin and airways. ecostore comes to the rescue of allergy sufferers with a range of gentle, fragrance-free laundry products, like the ecostore Laundry Powder Ultra Sensitive (RRP $7.99, 1kg) and ecostore Laundry Liquid Ultra Sensitive (RRP $8.99, 1 litre). Tough on stains and kind on skin it’s an ideal pick for newborn babies and those with sensitive skin. Bonus: Being super concentrated a little goes a long way!

ecostore-dish-liquid-grapefruitEven though we are lucky to have a dishwasher, I still prefer to wash baby Hattie’s bottles, bowls and baby toys by hand so I know they are thoroughly scrubbed and rinsed. Approved by Environmental Choice NZ the ecostore Dish Liquid Grapefruit (RRP $6.99, 1 litre) will give you both perfectly clean dishes AND peace of mind. For a neutral wash look no further than the fragrance-free alternative, ecostore Dish Liquid Ultra Sensitive (RRP $6.99, 1 litre).

By the way, did you know ecostore’s plastic packaging is made from renewable sugarcane? It’s 100% recyclable and helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Just another way ecostore is making everyday cleaning a little gentler on the world we live in.

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These six fabulous ecostore cleaning products are now available at Chemist Warehouse stores across Australia as well as the Chemist Warehouse online store.

To find out more about Ecostore, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ecostore.com.au.

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May 082016
 

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If you are a parent of young children you most probably have mixed feelings about fundraisers, I know I do. On the one hand we know that many schools and communities rely on them but on the other hand there are only so many sausages, chocolates and donuts one can eat! If you have had enough of seeing the same familiar fundraising events over and over again you will love this fresh new idea by ecostore:

The clean and green specialists at ecostore have put their hands together to come up with an exciting alternative for your next fundraising project, allowing you to raise money for your school, club, group or charity in a healthy way.

Good Soap boxThe Good Soap for a Good Cause initiative involves the sale of ecostore’s special Good Soap (80g), available in fresh Lemongrass or Grapefruit & Mint. At a RRP of just $2.50 per soap they are affordable for people to buy and easy to sell and a huge $1 of every soap goes to your cause, that quickly adds up! I know I would much rather purchase a few bars of soap for our family (and put some away as gifts) than buy yet another sausage on a roll.

Good Soap LemongrassSo what makes Good Soap so incredibly good? Not only do these bars of soap smell amazing, they are also completely free from nasty chemicals like cocamidopropyl betaine, propylene glycol or synthetic dyes, they are cruelty free and proudly made in New Zealand. Good Soap is gentle on your children’s skin and on the environment they grow up in, making it a good choice all around.

Good Soap GrapefruitTo help you get started ecostore has developed a special SOAPport kit that can be downloaded for free from the ecostore website. The kit includes flyers, tally sheets, a certificate template and a bunch of handy tips that will help you to make the most out of your Good Soap for a Good Cause event. Cute tip: The box of the Grapefruit & Mint Good Soap features a blank panel so you can include a message about your good cause.

Like the sound of this fun, fresh and fragrant fundraiser? Grab all ecostore fundraising details here, pick your favourite fragrance and place your order online, delivery is free Australia wide.

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To find out more about ecostore, to read up on the ecostore Fundraiser initiative and to start raising funds for your cause visit www.ecostore.com.au.

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Carbon Capture Pak by Ecostore

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Mar 032015
 

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Last year I told you all about Ecostore and introduced you to their fantastic range of eco-friendly skincare products. Being gentle on your skin and kind for the environment Ecostore has always been an excellent choice and as of this week Ecostore is making an even bigger impact thanks to their brand new product packaging:

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At first sight the new Carbon Capture™ Pak, created by Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands, may look and feel the same as the old packaging but there is a huge difference, this exciting, renewable plastic is made entirely from sugarcane. The revolutionary new Carbon Capture™ Pak does exactly what the name suggests it does: it packs Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and stores it in plastic therefore effectively reducing our carbon footprint.

So how does it work?

Pretty awesome if you ask me! Next time you pick up a bottle or tub of Ecostore goodness at the shops you know you are helping fight climate change, one Carbon Capture™ Pak at a time.

To find out more about Ecostore, to locate a stockist near you or to order your favourite Ecostore products online visit www.ecostore.com.au.

Sep 272014
 

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About three months ago our oldest daughter was diagnosed with psoriasis, a skin condition that unfortunately runs in the family. Sadly there is no cure for this nasty condition and she will most likely be bothered by it to different degrees for the rest of her life. Luckily things have improved considerably since her diagnosis and she is less bothered by it at the moment (the tears were heartbreaking). We specifically noticed a huge improvement after removing certain toiletries and soaps from our home so a drastic overhaul of our bathroom cabinet was in order.

Ecostore Baby range

If you are looking for a clean, chemical free alternative for your baby’s bath and skincare products look no further than Ecostore. In creating their products Ecostore gives priority to plant and mineral based ingredients that are from natural and or renewable resources, are biodegradable and have the lowest hazard rating in terms of health and environmental safety. This means you can be sure you are not putting any harmful chemicals on your little one’s (or your own!) skin, after all we all want only the best for our family.

Ecostore Baby Sleepytime BathThe current Ecostore Baby range consists of seven great products for bath time and nappy changes. All products are suitable from birth onwards so you can keep your pure and perfect bundle clean and buttersoft without subjecting him or her to the nasties found in a lot of other brands. Whether it’s a fun and playful bubble bath with Ecostore’s Bubble Bath ($8.99, 200ml) or a relaxing soak with Sleepytime Bath ($8.99, 200ml), Ecostore knows exactly how to unwind at the end of the day, the eco way.

Ecostore Baby ShampooOf course in the early days plain water is all you need at bath time but if you do want a gentle hand with cleaning you can wash your baby from top to toe with Ecostore’s Baby Shampoo ($8.99, 200ml) and Baby Bodywash ($8.99, 200ml). For your peace of mind Ecostore goes beyond what the law requires and clearly lists all ingredients on their products, they are proud of their ingredient choices and are happy to explain where they come from and what they do.

Ecostore Baby SoapIf you prefer a block of soap as opposed to liquids do not worry, Ecostore has got you covered too with this lovely Baby Soap ($2.99, 80g). I can not believe how ridiculously cheap and amazing this product is, it proves that you can make greener and cleaner choices without breaking the bank (Why not add some to your next baby shower or newborn baby gift?). Ecostore Baby Soaps maintains the protective layer in your baby’s sensitive skin and it’s not only safe for your baby, being grey-water friendly it is gentle on the environment too.

Ecostore Baby MoisturiserWith your baby squeaky clean from the bath now is the perfect time to get out the Ecostore Baby Moisturiser ($9.99, 200ml). After a busy day of running around make sure you enjoy some special one-on-one time with your little one, massaging this lovely light moisturiser all over your baby’s body is a great way to relax and calm down before bed and it will keep his/her skin nice and soft. You only need a small amount so the 200ml will go a long way!

Ecostore Baby Nappy BalmOne of my personal favourites from the Ecostore baby range is the Baby Nappy Balm ($9.99, 60ml), a lovely fragrance free barrier cream that has multiple uses. From sore, red bottoms to flaky cradle crap and from dry patches to little scrapes, this soothing cream will come in handy more often than you think. At 60ml this convenient little jar holds plenty of cream for many nappy changes and is a great size for your baby bag. I love the soft and smooth feel of this cream compared to the sticky, glue-like consistency of many other bottom balms.

To find out more about Ecostore, to locate a stockist near you or to order your favourite Ecostore products online visit www.ecostore.com.au.

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