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Are ethanolamines worth the risk?

We choose to follow the precautionary principle and leave out ingredients where there is doubt over their safety – and ethanolamines are an ingredient that health concerns have been raised over.

By amanda
July 20th, 2015
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How to make your laundry care more eco-friendly

We want to know we’ll get value for money from the laundry detergents we buy, as well as effective performance, but we also need to consider what they’re made from and the impact on our health and the environment.

By Melanie Rands
August 5th, 2015
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Nasty chemical of the month: bleach (sodium hypochlorite)

You won’t find sodium hypochlorite in ecostore cleaners because of the health and environmental concerns associated with it. Instead of sodium hypochlorite, you’ll see sodium percarbonate on ecostore product labels.

By amanda
February 16th, 2015
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Nasty chemical of the month: Propylene glycol

Propylene glycol is an ingredient we choose to leave out of our products. That decision is grounded in the precautionary principle – our belief that if there’s doubt about the safety of an ingredient we’d rather find a safer alternative.

By amanda
November 28th, 2014
Nasty chemical of the month: Polyethylene glycols

Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are chemicals found in lots of everyday products, but with the health concerns that surround them, we choose to avoid putting them in our products. Here’s why – and what we use instead.

By amanda
October 29th, 2014
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Less is more
Less is More in ecostore Products

When we make ecostore products, we are guided by the precautionary principle and by the maxim of “less is more” – using the least number of ingredients without compromising performance.

By Melanie Rands
August 26th, 2014
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Nasty chemical of the month: Mineral oil

Mineral oil – what is it and do we really need it in our cosmetics and baby care products?

By Malcolm Rands
May 29th, 2014
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Kokohuia Lodge competition winner

We recently ran a completion with our friends at Kokohuia Lodge to win a luxury weekend for two at their exclusive…

By Jason Kimberley
February 7th, 2014
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Wal-Mart head quarters
New policy on safer chemicals from Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart has announced that it requires suppliers to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals from the household cleaners, cosmetics and personal…

By Melanie Rands
September 30th, 2013
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Nasty chemical of the month: Cocamide DEA

As a general rule, plant-based chemicals tend to be healthier for you than petrochemicals but there are a few such…

By Melanie Rands
November 20th, 2013
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