Introducing ecostore

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Introducing the new Planning With Kids sponsor – ecostore.

I am very proud to announce ecostore as a sponsor of Planning With Kids. I have been happily purchasing ecostore products for 15 years now.

My first purchases were all baby care products, which I loved as they were so gentle on baby’s skin and smelled divine. I no longer have need for baby products, but whenever I smell the  beautiful Sleepytime bath oil when visiting friends/family with babies, it takes me instantly back to my first baby in our funny little rental home in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. I love how smells can do that do you.

It is ecostore’s household products that are staples in our house now. I especially love how the dishwashing tablets don’t leave chemical residues over all the dishes.

About ecostore

Malcolm Rands started ecostore with his wife Melanie in the basement of their home in an eco-village in New Zealand in 1993. They had a dream to create a healthier more sustainable world. And through hard work, constant research and development they have grown from selling their products via mail order through a catalogue, to having a range of over 100 products are available in all supermarkets and health stores throughout New Zealand.

Their expansion into Australia has been incredibly successful with the ecostore products available in over 900 supermarkets in Australia, plus outlets in Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and supermarket chains in the United States of America including 150 stores in New York city.

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ecostore products

ecostore create plant and mineral based products focusing on looking after the health and wellbeing of people as well as the planet. The product range now includes:

ecostore products are simply and beautifully packaged, but this is done so with full consideration to the environment. They use a mix of recycled and recyclable materials for all their packaging, they offer refills and bulk sizes, water-based adhesive is used to apply labels plus many more initiatives and ongoing research to ensure the environmental footprint of their business is reduced.

A percentage of ecostore profits and other resources go to a not-for-profit called the Fairground Foundation. Its purpose is to create projects that make a difference in people’s lives and to the communities they live in, particularly in the areas of health, culture and sustainability.

In 2011 when I organised the Community Blogging Christmas Event to raise money for two local Melbourne community groups, ecostore were one of the first companies to jump on board to provide sponsorship in terms of product and a monetary donation.

What will you see on the blog?

Creating a cleaning caddy to make cleaning easier and more efficient

ecostore will be sponsoring an upcoming series of posts on the blog and throughout the partnership I will be highlighting ecostore products where relevant, with links to product information on their website. I will be providing information on ecostore products I use and love and also provide opportunities for readers to trial their products.

There will be content on the blog from ecostore. This will be clearly identified as such and will be providing tips and ideas to help protect your health and green up at home.

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You can see examples of ecostore native posts here:

You will also notice on relevant posts, information from ecostore will appear in the blog sidebar, along with a link to their facebook page.

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ecostore is available nationwide in Australia at health food stores, independent supermarkets and Woolworths. You can find out more about ecostore and how to choose safer, healthier home and personal care products for you and your family by visiting ecostore online.

Make sure you sign up to their shoppers club newsletter  so you can find out about more great deals.

Have you heard of ecostore? Do you use their products?


  1. Angie says

    Oh I’m so happy you’ve partnered with eco store – I love their products too! I look forward to seeing their news and tips :)

  2. says

    Wonderful news Nicole! I love Ecostore shampoo and conditioner. I was using their soap prior to starting to make my own as well, it is lovely and gentle on the my children’s sensitive skin. I enjoy reading the Healthy Home section of their blog. A fab company to be working with, well done.

  3. says

    I Love EcoStore too. They are one of only two laundry detergents at the supermarket that has no nasties and no artificial fragrances. I’m very sensitive to chemicals and perfumes and I don’t like my clean laundry smelling like laundry detergent! I like it smelling fresh and fragrance free.

    I too love their baby products and think it’s so important to avoid using baby products that contain Isopropyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, PEG, Propylene Glycol,
    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Chlorine and fragrance, (to name a few!) which end up getting absorbed into bub’s bloodstream. I even use their baby shampoo for my own hair as it’s so gentle. Great company to partner up with!

    • says

      Hi Lynda,

      Thanks for the encouragement and you are so spot on about all the nasties you can find in so many baby products. Have a great week.


  4. GG says

    Like you, I started using Eco Store products on my babies.. and now they’re slightly older, I was looking for a no chemical option for other areas of our home. I use Eco Store handwash, dishwashing liquid and dishwasher tablets. Absolutely amazing. When you read the ingredient list (and see what’s NOT in there) you wonder why you haven’t been using this brand earlier!! I think you’ve entered a wonderful partnership.

    • says

      Thanks GG. Once you started reading labels on all the products you buy, you start to realise how far we have moved away from using ingredients that are naturally based – scary isn’t it?!

  5. balanced to tipping the scales says

    Congratulations Nic and Malcolm on your partnership. Great work, not just for business but for providing another path to educate people about the use of chemicals and the negative impacts on themselves and environs. Let the wave get bigger ….. Love your products by the way!

    • says

      Thank you. Ecostore really understand that bloggers like myself can help educate our readers and are respectful of how we interact with our community. Really excited about this partnership.