ecostore New Zealand Blog

Why we leave out ethanolamines

Health concerns have been raised over ethanolamines, so are they worth the risk? We’ve delved deeper into the potential harm MEA, DEA and TEA may have on your health.

By amanda
November 25th, 2015
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How to reduce exposure to VOCs in your home

Volatile organic compounds come from a whole range of things we use to furnish and decorate our homes, and with so many potentially harmful health effects, it’s important to know how you can cut down how much you’re affected.

By hannah
July 6th, 2015
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What you should know about propylene glycol

Find out why we choose to avoid using propylene glycol, an ingredient found in some personal care products.

By amanda
March 13th, 2015
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Girls are reaching puberty as early as 7 and 8 years old
Endocrine disrupting chemicals and your health

As of 2010 young women are developing into puberty twice as quickly as 10 years ago. One of the reasons could be exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC’s) in the products we use every day.

By Melanie Rands
June 26th, 2014
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Spray cleaner
Nasty chemical of the month: benzalkonium chloride

Benzalkonium chloride is an antibacterial chemical that’s added to household cleaners and cosmetic products because of its ability to kill germs, but unfortunately that’s not all it does. Find out more about why we think you should steer clear of this chemical.

By Melanie Rands
February 5th, 2014
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A head and shoulders view of a woman rinsing her hair in the shower
Nasty chemical of the month: dimethicone

That silky, slippery feeling in your hair after conditioning it in the shower, probably comes from an ingredient called Dimethicone, but is it really necessary for beautiful healthy hair?

By Malcolm Rands
February 18th, 2014
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Nasty chemical of the month: triclosan

One of the nasty chemicals that’s coming under closer scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the moment is an antibacterial chemical called Triclosan and it’s used in many of the everyday cleaning and body care products in our homes.

By Malcolm Rands
December 18th, 2013
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Hands moisurising
Nasty chemical of the month: parabens

Within hours of applying moisturiser containing parabens they are detectable in the bloodstream. Find out why we think it’s a good idea to avoid products containing this family of chemicals.

By Melanie Rands
October 9th, 2013
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Boy enjoying a bubble bath
Nasty chemical of the month: cocamide DEA

There are a few plant-based or ‘natural’ chemicals such as cocamide DEA that are worth avoiding.

By Melanie Rands
September 13th, 2013
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Woman shampooing her hair
Ask the experts: what’s all the fuss about cocamide DEA?

What are the health concerns regarding cocamide DEA and what should you do if you see it in your body care product?

By Melanie Rands
September 25th, 2013
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