Bath-time Fun-time Anytime
At the cranky end of the day or when there's time to kill, there's nothing better than bath-time fun for babies and toddlers. Splashy, bubbly, warm and frothy, it's great bonding for mums, dads and their bubs. At Earthwise, we are big on bath-time so we asked our Earthwise fans to let us know what favourite companion or toy is a 'must-grab' when the taps start running?
Cleaning up red wine spills
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
Do you separate your laundry?
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?
Earthwise Black Wash
That little black dress, our slimming black jeans and cozy black winter leggings - we just love black! But when the new dense colour starts to fade and is replaced by washed-out dark grey, it's disappointing and it seems to happen all too fast. Keeping our blacks black is as much a priority as getting our whites white for most of us.
While each and every day is a good opportunity to acknowledge people going the extra mile in our communities, National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to really pay attention to those people giving their time to the organisations that need it most. To recognise this special week, Earthwise asked it's fans to tell us their favourite charities to be in to win their share of a mega prize of '15000 Washes'.
Eco friendly products for first-time mum
Nathalie is a first-time mum from Brazil. Introduced to Earthwise by her sister, she has since become a big Earthwise fan in her own right. Avoiding chemicals around her new-born baby and products that are sustainable were key in her decision to change to Earthwise.
Fan favourite product
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.
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?
"I started using Earthwise products a few years ago, looking for products that were safe to use, with no harsh chemicals...I was so impressed with the laundry range that I began to try to Nourish Body range". Read Michelle's story here
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.
How do you relax?
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.
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...
Love your leftovers tips from our fans
Using one day's dinner as the next day's lunch is the most common way for Earthwise fans to deal with leftovers - and what's more, it's a healthy way to eat and save you money. When we asked our Facebook fans for their favourite way to avoid food waste, we were amazed by the range of ideas that came back:frugal, whacky, practical and creative - we got the lot! Here's just a sample of our favourites.
New Zealand's biggest Earthwise fan
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.
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.
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...
Spring Cleaning, you're dreaming!
There are so many ways to tackle spring cleaning: top to bottom; inside out; outside in; one end to the other, smallest room to the largest and even around in circles, but there are a few things that most Earthwise fans seem to agree upon...
Staycation - a winter holiday at home
The winter school holidays are upon us. If you want to have a break without spending up big, why not consider a staycation or a holistay - taking a break much closer to home to enjoy some affordable time off. Here's some tips that we have received from our Facebook community.
Why choose Earthwise
We love hearing feedback from the Earthwise community and wanted to share some of the amazing comments from over 200 customers who recently told us why they choose Earthwise. We're all from such different backgrounds, communities and cultures but there are some strong common themes that draw us together: Concern for the environment, love of our families, concern for wildlife and a preference for buying local. Being canny Kiwis, we also need to know that the products we buy will do the job they're supposed to!
- Love your leftovers - tips from our fans
- Cleaning Tips to Beat Winter Woes
- National Volunteer Week: Meet a few of the charities doing amazing work in our communities
- Nourish haircare: naturally beautiful new products
- 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