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New Zealand-Made March
There's a great way of celebrating all the cool things made here in Aotearoa. New Zealand-made March is a campaign started in 2012 by Kiwi clothing company Kilt. Created to encourage New Zealanders to support home-grown products, the campaign calls Kiwis to buy as many New Zealand products in the month of March as possible.
Sustaining your summer essentials
Although summer is great for fun and laughter, it can also create a bit of a washing hangover with faded prints, sweaty armpits, sagging material, sunscreen marks and sand in unwanted places. We put together a few ways you can tame the monstrous pile of washing before it gets out of hand.
With summer comes extra-long days and warmer nights thanks to daylight savings. That extra daylight brings more than just extra sunshine - we all know how much more energised we feel when the skies are bright! With daylight savings ending on April 2, why not use the weeks we have left wisely? Here are some things that you could be doing to make the most of the extra hot hour and help you love that light...
Team Tips from Earthwise
The team at Earthwise often gets asked a range of questions about our products, so we thought we'd put together some of our top tips for living the Earthwise way!
Good change takes time
As recently as five years ago, environmentally-friendly products were still viewed as premium products - so Earthwise set about changing all that. In a recent radio interview, Rory Garvey talked about the company's drive to make it easier for Kiwis to bring about good change.
Caring for your world over the summer
At Earthwise, we don't set out to change the world but we do believe that every little bit helps. It's as simple as that...One drop, one lake. One leaf, one tree. Together, we can make the small changes that make a big difference. Here's a few suggestions on how you can care your your world as a consumer
Make preparing for visitors a breeze
The festive season is the time of year for family. Next thing to get your head around is preparing the house for visitors - eek! Whether it's parents, siblings or friends you want to make sure things are just so. Here's a handy checklist of some of the things you can do to make preparing for visitors simple and straightforward.
Black Wash: A brand new product from Earthwise
In the past, we've all been focused on getting our whites whiter but now the Earthwise team have come out with a product to help your blacks stay blacker. So why have Earthwise developed this new product and how will it help?
Real Kiwis love Nourish
Sometimes it can be hard to know what to believe. Paid product reviews and marketing campaigns can swing your attention away from real experiences. We asked some real Earthwise fans for their open and honest opinion of our Nourish range.
Tackling the big cleaning jobs doesn’t have to be scary!
All too soon, the festive season will be upon us. Cleaning up and decluttering in advance of summer festivities doesn’t have to be scary! So here are some tips on how to get yourself feeling ready to tackle all of the grit and grime your house has been hiding from you over the cooler months.
Spring cleaning: Top-down, inside-out or outside-in?
As spring cleaners, we seem to fall into three broad ‘types’: top-downers, inside-outers and outside-inners. Top-downers are methodical types who start at the highest point in the house and work down. Outside-inners are ‘big picture’ people who start with the windows, go through the joint family areas (kitchen, bathroom, living rooms) before drilling down to the nitty gritty and finishing up in the bedrooms. What are you? Our fans share what jobs they tackle first.
11 Ways to Fight Allergies this Spring
Spring has now sprung, but this isn't always a cause for celebration. Extra pollen in the air often adds to the woes of allergy sufferers, so we asked our fans to share the one extra thing they do to help reduce allergies in their home.
Indulging your senses
Is it fresh linen on the bed, a clean house, the smell of chocolate ganache, baking bread or cookies warm from the oven, or is it fragrances from essential oils, candles and diffusers? Relaxing is vital to our health and we don't often 'stop, and smell the coffee'. We asked our Facebook fans to share their favourite ways to indulge their senses and we thought we'd share them with you.
Nourishing your body and soul
We all understand that our skin is well worth looking after. The new Earthwise body care range, Nourish, has been developed with this firmly in mind. We have selected the finest quality natural botanicals and essential oils to create a naturally gentle range. But what do we mean by 'natural botanicals'?
Introducing Nourish - our brand new Body Care range
The Earthwise team is very excited to launch its new body care range! We've reformulated our products based on your feedback and they are now richer, thicker and full of natural goodness. We believe that the products you put on your skin should be just as healthy and natural as those you choose to put inside your body - that's why we've called our new range Nourish.
Handy Hints for Stressed Parents
Parenting involves a lot of love - and a lot of stress. No matter how angelic your kids can be on a good day, there will always be other days when you're tearing your hair out. And that's not good for anyone involved! So we've rounded up some of the best ways to get a little me-time and de-stress.
Natural treats for your hands
Winter can be hard on our hands. The combination of cold weather and hot water often leaves them cracked, rough and sore. While we tend to take good care of the skin on our face, sometimes our hard-working hands get a little overlooked. We asked our Earthwise fans to tell us what their hands go through everyday and it left us feeling quite exhausted. So the team started thinking about how we can all give ourselves a bit of everyday me-time.
A few of your favourite things
Not raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but hand wash, laundry liquid and dish washer powder. We decided to ask our fans which Earthwise product made it to the top of their list and there was a huge spread of answers. It looks like we really might have something for everyone.
Love your laundry room
Often the least-loved room in the house, the laundry seems to attract all those bits and pieces that don't really belong anywhere else. Do you have that space in your home? Read more for some tips to make your laundry an nicer place to be...
Do you separate?
Stained socks, grubby cloth nappies, muddy rugby gear, smelly fishing clothes and greasy chef's uniforms - do you separate out badly soiled clothes or chuck it all in your washing machine together and hope for the best?
Getting kids to clean up
We all know we should encourage it. Most families have an opinion on it. What age-old dilemma are we talking about? Getting the kids to clean up around the house. We recently asked Earthwise fans to tell us what works best the kids in their house - to clean or not to clean?
Charlotte's story: A family's battle with eczema
In the latest of our fan stories, Charlotte shares her battle with eczema. When your children are hurting or uncomfortable, most parents will do anything to take away the pain but unfortunately you can't hug and kiss away eczema.
New Zealand's biggest Earthwise fan: Aurora's story
Aurora is a second generation Earthwise fan who grew up in a family that believed strongly in using natural products. Her father, an anaesthetist, was concerned about the overload of chemicals and the rise of super bugs over time - read more here for Aurora's full story.
Packaging recycling – doing our bit
We've all heard of the three 'R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Well now we've got three more 'R's to think about, thanks to recycle.co.nz - Refuse, Rehome and Rot! Read our latest blog for more information and tips.
Matt's story: The tale of the mysterious vanishing wine
Following the theme of great Earthwise product stories, here's one I'm sure we can all relate to! Matt was happily enjoying a few social glasses of wine with his house mates, when he sent a full glass of red flying. Here's Matt to explain what happened next
Melissa's story: from chronic allergy to clear skin
Every now and again we hear a story from an Earthwise customer that touches the team deeply and reminds us why we're doing what we do. We'd like to share Melissa's story with you. Melissa is the mother of a three-year-old little girl who suffers from chronic eczema and allergies. Read how Earthwise Baby Body Wash helped.
Be prepared for the perfect beach day
Pack your beach bag and head to the beach to enjoy the rest of summer! No matter where in the country you live, there are many beautiful beaches to choose from. We’ve done the digging for you (with a little help from our Facebook fans) to find out which are New Zealand’s favourite beaches and what you should pack in your bags to have a fun day out
Why we're glad to be Kiwis
At Earthwise, we love living and working in New Zealand and want to protect its unique environment. Last Waitangi Day we asked our fans what being a Kiwi meant to them. To help put you in the right frame of mind to celebrate the signing of our country's founding document this weekend, have a look at our run down of why Earthwise fans love being New Zealanders.
Singing while you clean
You're about to begin a task you've been putting off for a while. So, to get in the mood, before you don the rubber gloves and jump in feet first, what's the first thing you do? Our guess is you put on your favourite music. After all, there is no doubt good music makes boring jobs seem much less, well, boring.
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- Eco-friendly products for first-time Mum
- Cleaning jobs: Which is the toughest of the tough?
- What's the best way to deal with food waste?
- Recycle, Upcycle - Making household waste rock!
- A better way with waste water
- Fight food waste