Going eco or organic, like minimalism, is a process. If you don’t love it, or you don’t use it, get rid of it. From there, only buy what you love – applying the one in & one out principle.
I first applied the minimalist philosophy to my wardrobe, then my home: kitchen, bathroom, linen cupboard. Then came my personal items: skincare and cosmetics. All of this, whilst very quickly typed into a neat paragraph here, is a process that has taken me a couple of years. Now that my home has had an overhaul (and is in a constant state of ‘minimalist progress’) it was high time to devote my attention to – finally – going green with my cleaning products.
When thinking of a cleaning product (that I haven’t yet found/made a suitable DIY recipe for) I didn’t think it was possible to find something that met my desire of turning my home eco / organic. What’s typically scared me off in the past is the exorbitant / cost prohibitive price tag that’s come with the opportunity to buy organic.
And then I found Eco Store. Welcome to the Heussler Family you delicious brand you!
I spent MONTHS researching the best organic companies the world had to offer – more specifically those made locally, or could at least ship to me here in Sydney, Australia. Not only did I find the products I wanted for my home – they are wholeheartedly New Zealand made (close enough to being Aussie *wink) – and come in an entire range of cleaning, laundry, hair, skin, body, oral care, kids and baby products! Ahhh, my skin did a little dance.
Naturally, I bought the entire range 😏
Why I regularly shop with Eco Store, and why I think you should too:
+ Health first | When delving into the EcoStore brand philosophy, health is a big concern. Their scientists evaluate and minimise the impact their products have on people’s health every step of the way, from sourcing raw materials to end use.
+ Sustainability | EcoStore use sustainably-sourced plant and mineral based ingredients over petrochemical ones whenever possible and every one of their ingredients is assessed for sustainability and biodegradability. They also report to undertake independent environmental testing to make sure that their products are suitable for septic tanks and greywater systems (a huge plus if you’re an Australian – we have plenty of these in our back yards). Learn more about Eco Store’s pledge: kinder to our planet here.
+ 100% recyclable packaging | Just like me Eco Store are minimalists when it comes to waste. They minimise their packaging waste by using a mix of recycled and recyclable materials. Learn more about Eco Store’s sugar plastic here. Check out this incredible sugar plastic fact here:
+ Not tested on animals | The biggest deal-breaker for all my purchases is the difference between being PETA-certified cruelty-free – and not. EcoStore carry out extensive in-house testing, as well as large-scale consumer testing of their products, to make sure their customers love them (if only they had my number when they opened their doors for business in 1993! Well, back then, at least my parents number haha). Their products proudly carry the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Logo and they have verified that they do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge not to do so in the future. Learn more about Eco Store’s not tested on animals statement of assurance here.
Where to buy
If you’re keen to add EcoStore to your home, you can locate a store, learn more about the brand/ingredients, view the blog for tips/tricks for home cleaning, or buy online here:
Shop within AU : Eco Store Australia
Shop within NZ : Eco Store New Zealand
Shop online : Eco Store Online
Choose safer, healthier ingredients for your home, and for your health, whenever you can 🌿 Kate xx