Nasty chemical of the Month: Cocoamidopropyl Betaine


What is Cocoamidopropyl Betaine (CAP B)? Cocoamidopropyl Betaine (CAP B) is a plant based surfactant with high foaming properties. Although derived from natural sources, during processing it often becomes contaminated with impurities such as amiodamine and dimethylaminopropylmine which can cause … [Read more...]

Nasty chemical of the month: Phthalates

Nasty chemical of the month- Phthalates

  Huia Iti is the scientist heading up research and development at ecostore, I caught up with him to talk about Phthalates and why we should steer clear of them in everyday products. Phthalates (pronounced thay-lates) are a class of chemicals that are also known as phthalate esters or … [Read more...]

9 useful and practical gifts for mums with new babies + ecostore giveaway

9 useful and practical gifts for mums with new babies main

This post is part of the baby daze series. In the annual survey I ran last year, when I asked what topics did readers want me to cover, the baby stage came up as a popular one. Over the next month, I will be sharing some of my experiences with babies and some collective wisdom from the readers of … [Read more...]