Our concentrated plant and mineral-based Laundry Powders powerfully cut through dirt, then rinse away without residue, to leave your laundry looking clean and smelling fresh. Formulated for sensitive skin.
When developing our products, we check all our ingredients against international safety standards. If there’s ever any doubt about an ingredient’s safety, we look for an alternative. We make our products to the highest quality and environmental standards, so you can be sure they’re safer for you and our world.
Formulated from plant-based ingredients and independently tested to ensure excellent results and an effective clean, while minimising environmental impact.
Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. Note: our bulk containers (4.5kg) are standard HDPE plastic.
SAFER FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT
Approved by NZ's premier eco-labelling authority Environmental Choice (Licence No. 5819160). This is your guarantee that we are committed to environmental leadership and that these products are less harmful to the environment. With proper greywater systems in place, the water from your laundry can safely be re-used on your flower gardens, lawns and trees. Suitable for septic tanks.
Our Laundry Powder is made in NZ to the strictest environmental standards in our ISO 14001:2015, Toitu enviromark diamond and Toitu net carbonzero certified factory.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Top loaders: add 2 tablespoons to the machine's dispenser to dissolve in water, then add to the wash and set to desired cycle. Soiled/stained clothes/large loads or hard water: use 3 tablespoons. Front loaders/high efficiency machines: add 1 tablespoon to the machine's dispenser and set to desired cycle. Soiled/stained clothes/large loads or hard water: use 3 tablespoons.
Use with ecostore Fabric Softener to keep clothes soft and gentle on skin. All detergents have an effect on the environment. Always use the correct dose for maximum efficiency and minimum environmental impact. Recommended washes for top loader or front loader: 1kg = 32 washes TL or 64 washes FL, 2kg = 64 washes TL or 128 washes FL, 4.5kg = 144 washes TL or 288 washes FL.
Frequently asked questions
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What does the Sensitive Choice Blue Butterfly mean?
The Sensitive Choice Programme assists people with allergies and respiratory issues identify products that may be more beneficial to them.
This product approval scheme is run by the National Asthma Council Australia and The Asthma & Respiratory Association NZ.
All products approved are robustly assessed by an independent panel which includes:
a respiratory physician
a general practitioner
What does 'Dermatologically Tested for Sensitive Skin' mean?
These products have been tested by an independent laboratory in Europe using a RIPT test method (Repeat Insult Patch Test) on a self selected Sensitive Skin panel of 50 usually in the age group of 20-60. In this method, a small amount of product is applied on the back of a person then covered with a semi occlusive patch. The product is re applied on the same spot another 9 times within a span of 3 weeks. Then the patch is removed and no product is applied for next the two weeks calling this phase a resting phase. After such time, the product once again is applied to the same spot and another random spot to see if any reaction has occured. If there is no reaction in both sites then they are passed as non-sensitising
What does 'No Colourants' mean?
There are no dyes or colourants added to the product. These can sometimes be irritating to the skin.
Could these products cause a flare up in my allergies?
These products have been assessed by an independent panel of health professionals and been approved by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and the National Asthma Council of Australia however depending on the specific nature of your skin, a patch test is recommended – For topically applied products. Consult your skin specialist for advice before use if you have concerns.
Can I use the Ultra Sensitive range of products on my baby?
The Ultra Sensitive laundry liquid, laundry powder and fabric softener are perfect to use with baby clothes and linen. We also recommend the Ultra Sensitive bar soap, and body lotion for babies. In addition, we have our lightly scented baby care range that has be dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.
Can I use these products if I am pregnant?
Yes, the Ultra Sensitive range is safe to be used on pregnant women.
Do the Ultra Sensitive products work as well as the other products?
Yes, Ultra Sensitive products work just as well. All our products are formulated to be as mild on skin as possible. With the Ultra Sensitive range, we have omitted the addition of fragrances to minimise the potential for irritation and allergic reactions.
The products have an unusual base odour, what is this?
We use ingredients derived from plants and minerals - they can retain some base scent which can be noticed especially when no fragrance is present.
What is sugar plastic?
We’re committed to making products that are safer for people and our world. So it’s natural, that we also look to continually improve our packaging. We wanted a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based plastic and we found one. It'\s plastic made from sugarcane. It comes from a completely renewable, sustainable source, and it’s 100% recyclable. Plus, the sugarcane we use for our packaging removes carbon from the atmosphere, which helps reduce climate change. We think that’s a pretty sweet start. Find out more.
Are your products tested on animals?
No, none of our products have been (or ever will be) tested on animals.
Are your products suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, all of our products are suitable for vegetarians.
Are your products suitable for vegans?
A lot of our products are vegan-friendly, however some of our products do contain goat's milk, Manuka honey, beeswax or propolis from bees. These ingredients are carefully selected and must meet certain criteria before we use them. They must be sustainably harvested and animal welfare assured.
Are your products GE / GMO free?
None of our plant-based ingredients come from genetically modified crops such as corn or soy. While we’re against GE field trials, we agree with organisations like Greenpeace that there’s a place for the ethical development of GE in laboratories, for producing medicines like insulin, or useful enzymes. The enzymes used in our auto dish powders, dish tabs and laundry products are a result of genetically engineered micro-organisms.
Are you products gluten free?
Our products are not certified as gluten free. While the chance of our products triggering an allergic reaction to gluten are low, it cannot be ruled out. Our Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Manuka & Oatmeal Soap and Baby Soap may contain gluten. Some of the surfactants in our products can be derived from corn eg: coco-glucoside but it's the fatty acid component (not the protein which is what triggers an allergy). If a sensitivity is severe to any material derived from corn then please avoid our Dish Liquid, Baby Shampoo, and Bubble Bath. As well as the specific products containing gluten mentioned above, any ingredient that ends with GLUCOSIDE will have come from corn.
Are your products organic?
No, our products are not organic. While we do work with our suppliers to try and trace our raw materials to source and of course work with suppliers that we know have strong ethical sourcing criteria we cannot currently claim organic as some of our ingredients do require chemical processing. We do undertake continuous improvement and as new technologies become available we switch out those chemically processed materials for the most sustainable options.
Can I recycle the packaging?
Yes. Our bottles are made from sugar plastic which is 100% recyclable at kerbside. Our FSC Cardboard packaging is also 100% recyclable. Our bulk containers (5L and 20L) are made from standard HDPE plastic, which may have some restrictions on recycling due to the size. Please check with your local council as to their own restrictions.
Do any of your products contain alcohol?
Yes. Some of our products do contain Benzyl Alcohol which occurs naturally in apricots, snap beans, cocoa, cranberries, mushrooms and honey. It also occurs in some essential oils such as Jasmine and Ylang Ylang. We use it as a preservative to ensure our products are adequately protected from expiring. It's one of the few preservatives allowed in Ecocert certified products. It is a safe, globally approved and effective preservative that we believe is our best option for now and the near future.
Do any of your products contain palm oil?
Palm oil is a complex and emotive topic. We are committed to using certified, sustainable palm oil as it is a healthier and safer alternative to petrochemicals. It requires significantly less land than coconut for an equivalent yield. Our goal is to contribute positively to the overall transformation of the palm oil industry, through support of certified and sustainable sources. While we believe certified, sustainable palm oil is the best option for now, we also regularly assess alternatives. Find out more.