Ingredients

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No Nasty Chemicals

We give 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.

If there is any doubt about the safety of an ingredient for people’s health or the environment, we will find a safer alternative.

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Ingredient Health & Environment Used in EWG Rating
High Health Hazard. Skin and eye irritant and classified as a carcinogen. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 1
Ammonia can be irritating to the eyes and skin, and can be severely iritating if inhaled. Toxic to Aquatic life NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 6
Not to be confused with other more hazardous types of Ammonia, Ammonium Chloride is a relatively benign salt. Derived from minerals and a low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. dish liquid, hand wash 1 - 2
Enzymes are not used in ecostore Laundry products or any ecostore products that come into contact with skin. Only used in ecostore dish tabs and powder. Suitable for Septic Tanks. Biodegradable. dishwasher tablets, dishwasher powder, dishwasher tablets 0 - 1
Animal Tallow is fat from pork beef or mutton. It is not used in ecostore products as we try to keep our products animal free. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 1
Aqua is the INCI name for purified water which we use in many of our products. bubble bath, toilet cleaner, extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, liquid scourer, sleepytime bath, volumising shampoo, coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, fabric softener, rinse aid, multi-purpose concentrate, baby moisturiser, baby soap, goat's milk soap, dandruff control conditioner, dish liquid, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, baby shampoo, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising, baby body wash, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, glass & surface cleaner, volumising conditioner, body wash, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dandruff control shampoo, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, foaming hand wash, lemongrass soap, wool & delicates, laundry liquid, bathroom & shower cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, ultra sensitive conditioner, ultra sensitive shampoo 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. volumising conditioner 0 - 0
manuka honey & kelp soap 1 - 1
Plant-based with a synthetic portion. Low hazard for health, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. dandruff control conditioner, volumising conditioner, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, ultra sensitive conditioner 1 - 1
High health hazard. Benzalkonium chloride is classified as a skin, eye and lung irritant and is very toxic to aquatic life. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 4
Benzyl Alcohol is a synthetic chemical (no plant-based preservatives that meet our efficacy standards currently exist) that is considered to be a low hazard for health although a small percentage of people can be sensitive to this ingredient on their skin. It is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks making it a low hazard for our environment. bubble bath, sleepytime bath, fabric softener, baby moisturiser, dish liquid, foaming hand wash, multi-purpose cleaner 5 - 5
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. fabric softener 1 - 2
dishwasher tablets 1 - 1
dishwasher tablets 2 - 4
Shea Butter is considered a low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, baby moisturiser, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising 0 - 0
A green pigment derived from minerals with some bio accumulation concerns. Low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. manuka honey & kelp soap 2 - 5
A yellowish pigment that comes from minerals. Low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, goat's milk soap 0 - 0
A white pigment that comes from minerals. Low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, baby soap, goat's milk soap, lemongrass soap 1 - 3
Low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks grapefruit & mint soap 1 - 2
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, chalk is degradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. liquid scourer 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. fabric softener 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Goat's milk is an animal product that does not cause harm to the animal, it is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. baby soap, goat's milk soap 0 - 0
Fractionated Coconut Oil is a low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, baby moisturiser, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, liquid scourer, volumising shampoo, dandruff control conditioner, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, volumising conditioner, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dandruff control shampoo, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, wool & delicates, laundry liquid, ultra sensitive conditioner, ultra sensitive shampoo 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. liquid scourer, dish liquid, wool & delicates, laundry liquid 0 - 0
sleepytime bath 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. multi-purpose cleaner 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Beeswax is produced by bees, it is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. lip balm stick, Lip Balm - Tub, baby nappy balm, body butter 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. lip balm stick, Lip Balm - Tub, extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, baby moisturiser, dandruff control conditioner, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising, volumising conditioner, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, ultra sensitive conditioner 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, baby moisturiser, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. toilet cleaner, volumising shampoo, fabric softener, rinse aid, multi-purpose concentrate, baby moisturiser, dish liquid, baby shampoo, baby body wash, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, glass & surface cleaner, body wash, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, dandruff control shampoo, foaming hand wash, bathroom & shower cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, ultra sensitive shampoo 2 - 2
High Health Hazard. Cocamide DEA is classified as 'possibly carcinogenic to humans' and has contamination concerns. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 7
High Health Hazard. Harsh skin and eye irritant. Voted 'Allergen Of The Year.' NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 4
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. bubble bath, volumising shampoo, fabric softener, baby shampoo, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, body wash, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, dandruff control shampoo, foaming hand wash, wool & delicates, ultra sensitive shampoo 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Body Lotion, Light Moisturising 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. coconut soap, baby nappy balm 0 - 0
lemongrass soap 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. bubble bath, toilet cleaner, volumising shampoo, multi-purpose concentrate, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, glass & surface cleaner, normal daily moisturising shampoo, dandruff control shampoo, wool & delicates, bathroom & shower cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, ultra sensitive shampoo 0 - 0
A synthetic chemical (no plant based preservatives that meet our efficacy standards currently exist) that is considered to be a low hazard for health. It is also biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks making it a low hazard for our environment. bubble bath, sleepytime bath, fabric softener, baby moisturiser, dish liquid, foaming hand wash, multi-purpose cleaner 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. volumising shampoo, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, normal daily moisturising shampoo, dandruff control shampoo, ultra sensitive shampoo 0 - 0
High Health Hazard. Dimethicone is a type of Silicone which are slow to biodegrade and can form an impermeable layer on hair and skin. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. Ethanolamine is very harsh on skin anad eyes and can be contaminated with carcinogenic ingredients. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 5 - 6
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. laundry liquid 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Derived from the Blue Gum tree, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. wool & delicates 0 - 0
dishwasher tablets 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. liquid scourer, coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, baby soap, dishwasher tablets, goat's milk soap, dandruff control conditioner, volumising conditioner, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, foaming hand wash, lemongrass soap, ultra sensitive conditioner 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. bubble bath, volumising shampoo, fabric softener, baby shampoo, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, body wash, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, dandruff control shampoo, foaming hand wash, wool & delicates, ultra sensitive shampoo 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived with a synthetic portion, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. baby shampoo, baby body wash, body wash 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Fully plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. laundry powder, top & front loader, laundry soaker & stain remover, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Synthentically derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. dandruff control conditioner, dandruff control shampoo 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising hand cream, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising 0 - 0
High Health hazard. Isothiazolinones such as MIT, MCIT and BIT are known skin sensitizers and can cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 5
An example of an ingredient that can be nasty or safe depending on application. Enzymes are not used in ecostore Laundry products or any ecostore products that come into contact with skin. Only used in ecostore dish tabs and powder. Suitable for Septic Tanks. Biodegradable. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 0 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived with a synthetic portion, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. dish liquid 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. liquid scourer, dish liquid, laundry powder, top & front loader, wool & delicates, laundry liquid, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. manuka honey & kelp soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health although some may find this product irritating on their skin. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. multi-purpose concentrate, multi-purpose cleaner 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. There is a high level of evidence for Parabens being endocrine disruptors and interfering with Hormone regulation in the body. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 7
Derived from non - renewable resources. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. baby moisturiser, baby nappy balm, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner 0 - 0
laundry liquid 1 - 1
High Health Hazard. Optical whiteners and brighteners are slow to break down in the environment and cause long term effects on the aquatic environment. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 2
rinse aid, dishwasher powder 3 - 5
Low hazard for health. Plant derived. coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, baby soap, goat's milk soap, lemongrass soap 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising body lotion, baby moisturiser, body butter, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising 1 - 1
Parfum is the name we use on our packaging to depict fragrance ingredients. EWG gives the label Parfum a default rating of 8 as many other brands use nasty synthetics. Most of our Fragrances are components of natural essential oils. bubble bath, toilet cleaner, extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, liquid scourer, sleepytime bath, volumising shampoo, coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, fabric softener, rinse aid, baby moisturiser, baby soap, dandruff control conditioner, dish liquid, body butter, laundry powder, top & front loader, dishwasher powder, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, baby shampoo, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising, baby body wash, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, volumising conditioner, body wash, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dandruff control shampoo, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, foaming hand wash, laundry liquid, multi-purpose cleaner, laundry powder, front loader 8 - 8
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. volumising conditioner 0 - 0
Phenoxyethanol can be an occupational hazard for those working with it in large quantities. We use it in low doses as an preservative. Greywater and Septic tank safe. extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, liquid scourer, volumising shampoo, dandruff control conditioner, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, volumising conditioner, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dandruff control shampoo, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, wool & delicates, laundry liquid, ultra sensitive conditioner, ultra sensitive shampoo 4 - 4
Environmental Hazard. Can cause death of Aquatic ecosystems NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 2
High Health Hazard. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors linked to birth defects. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 10 - 10
Low hazard for health. Synthetic, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. dishwasher tablets 0 - 0
High Health Hazard. 1,4 dioxane contamination concerns. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. Skin, eye and Lung irritant and possible organ system toxicity. Irritation can be seen at low inclusion rates of Propylene Glycol NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
Enzymes are not used in ecostore Laundry products or any ecostore products that come into contact with skin. Only used in ecostore dish tabs. Suitable for Septic Tanks. Biodegradable. dishwasher tablets 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. lip balm stick, Lip Balm - Tub, dandruff control conditioner, volumising conditioner, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, ultra sensitive conditioner 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. baby nappy balm 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. baby nappy balm 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, baby moisturiser, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising 0 - 0
glass & surface cleaner 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, top & front loader, dishwasher powder, laundry liquid, laundry soaker & stain remover, dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and is suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, top & front loader, dishwasher powder, laundry liquid, dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, front loader 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Mineral derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. dishwasher tablets, dishwasher powder, laundry soaker & stain remover, dishwasher tablets 2 - 2
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. laundry powder, top & front loader, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral, does not accumulate and is suitable for septic tanks. volumising shampoo, coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, baby soap, goat's milk soap, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, normal daily moisturising shampoo, dandruff control shampoo, lemongrass soap, ultra sensitive shampoo 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, top & front loader, dishwasher powder, laundry liquid, laundry soaker & stain remover, dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. volumising shampoo, dish liquid, laundry powder, top & front loader, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, dandruff control shampoo, laundry liquid, laundry soaker & stain remover, ultra sensitive shampoo, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. hand wash, foaming hand wash 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and is suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. dishwasher tablets, dishwasher tablets 1 - 2
Low hazard for health. Synthetic, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. toilet cleaner, multi-purpose concentrate, baby shampoo, baby body wash, body wash, bathroom & shower cleaner 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. Sodium Hypochlorite is a skin and eye irritant and is environmentally toxic. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. 1,4 dioxane Contamination concerns. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. baby shampoo, baby body wash, body wash, hand wash, foaming hand wash 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. baby shampoo, baby body wash, body wash 0 - 0
High Health Hazard. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is a skin irritant. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 2
Low hazard for health. Mineral derived, does not accumulate and is suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. dishwasher powder 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, baby soap, goat's milk soap, lemongrass soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, baby soap, goat's milk soap, lemongrass soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Synthetic, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. rinse aid, dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, top & front loader, laundry liquid, dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
glass & surface cleaner 1 - 1
laundry powder, top & front loader, laundry powder, front loader 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. laundry powder, top & front loader, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising hand cream, baby moisturiser, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral derived, does not accumulate and is suitable for greywater and septic tanks. laundry powder, top & front loader, dishwasher powder, laundry soaker & stain remover, laundry powder, front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, baby moisturiser, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. dishwasher tablets 1 - 2
dishwasher tablets 1 - 1
dishwasher powder, dishwasher tablets 1 - 3
High Health Hazards. The substances used to make Synthetic beeswax can be harmful for Human health. Sourced from non-renewable hydrocarbons. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 1
High Health Hazard. Synthetic perfumes can be irritating to the eyes, skin and lungs and can be detrimental to the environment NASTY, not used in ecostore products 8 - 8
High Health Hazard, Synthetic dyes can be harmful for Human health and for the environment. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 2
Low Hazard for Health. Synthetic. dishwasher tablets, laundry soaker & stain remover, dishwasher tablets 1 - 2
Low Hazard for Health, Slow to Biodegrade. coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, baby soap, goat's milk soap, lemongrass soap 2 - 2
coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, baby soap, goat's milk soap, lemongrass soap 2 - 2
dishwasher tablets 1 - 1
High Health Hazard. Triclosan is a skin, eye and lung irritant. It has associated chronic health concerns and has the ability to persist in the environment and bio accumulate. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 7 - 7
dishwasher tablets 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. Possibly Carcinogenic. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. manuka honey & kelp soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. manuka honey & kelp soap, baby soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. toilet cleaner, extra moisturising hand cream, extra moisturising body lotion, liquid scourer, baby moisturiser, body butter, Hand Cream, Light Moisturising, Body Lotion, Light Moisturising 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral derived, does not accumulate and is suitable for greywater and septic tanks. baby nappy balm 2 - 3
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