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Who's your Fairy?
Who is the cleaning fairy in your house? We all want one - and it turns out that a lucky few of us, do actually have one - but for most, the only person sprinkling (or vacuuming up fairy dust is 'me, myself and I'! Last month, we asked our lovely Earthwise fans who the cleaning fairy was in their house. Almost 450 comments later, it seems that we can rely on our mums and sometimes on our partners - and our kids love to help as well - but guess who does the lion's share? Check out some of the great comments...
How to reduce your power usage this chilly season
Now that winter has arrived, it's time to start thinking about your power us and how you can reduce it. Although it's tempting to throw your clothes in the dryer, turn up your electric blanket, and leave the heater running in your bedroom, it's still possible to be cosy and reduce our power consumption in the process. Here are a few handy hints to help you out during this cold season.
Earthwise customers 'most satisfied'
We've got something exciting to tell you, drum-roll please...Earthwise has been named the winner of the Canstar Blue 2017 Award for Most Satisfied Customers in laundry liquid.
Top tips for line drying
When we asked Earthwise fans for their top tips on line drying, we unleashed a torrent of information: from wash-day lore handed down through the generations and washing avoidance tips to ways of side-stepping bugs, beasties and birds - it's also clear that a lot of us would do anything to get out of the ironing! Read more here of a selection of our favourites...
Creating the next generation of sustainable products
Developing planet-friendly new products can be like playing multiple games of chess all at the same time. Finding effective ingredients that are gently on the environment, at a price point that makes the end-product affordable for the supermarket shopper is quite a challenge. No-one understands this better than Gill Worth, Earthwise's product development chemist.
Changing seasons: how to protect your family from colds and flus
The temperature is starting to drop, and the wind and rain is starting to pick up as we move into the autumn season. It's not uncommon that a change in season can result in yourself or your family coming down with a cold or flu. Here at Earthwise, we have compiled some handy tips to keep your house germ free this autumn with our favourite Earthwise products.
Happy Hippos help play the day away
Wow! Our Earthwise fans are a creative bunch. When we asked how YOU can reuse the Earthwise Happy Hippo containers, we were amazed by the sheer number of different answers that we received. These ideas were way too good to keep to ourselves, so we thought we'd share them.
What's the story with goat's milk?
Goat's milk is most commonly associated with Cleopatra, the last active ruler of Egypt before the Roman conquest. Cleopatra styled herself as the goddess isis reincarnated and has a reputation far and wide for her unrivalled beauty - part of which she attributed to regular bathing in goat's milk. So, is there any science to back the claims about goat's milk.a
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?
- Who's your Fairy?
- How to reduce your power usage this chilly season
- Earthwise customers 'most satisfied'
- Top tips for line drying
- Creating the next generation of sustainable products
- Changing seasons: how to protect your family from colds and flus
- Happy Hippos help play the day away
- What's the story with goat's milk?
- New Zealand-Made March
- Sustaining your summer essentials