Ingredients

You’ll love what we leave out

No Nasty Chemicals

We give priority to plant and mineral based ingredients that are from natural and or renewable resources, are biodegradable and have the lowest hazard rating in terms of health and environmental safety.

If there is any doubt about the safety of an ingredient for people’s health or the environment, we will find a safer alternative.

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  • The Nasty Ones
  • Safe Ingredients
Ingredient Health & Environment Used in EWG Rating
High Health Hazard. Skin and eye irritant and classified as a carcinogen. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 1
Buchu oil is rated as a low hazard for health although a small percentage of people can be sensitive to this oil on their skin. Our Buchu oil is completely derived from plants, is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. aaa 0 - 0
Ammonia is a strongly alkaline substance that can be corrosive to the skin, eyes, respiratory, mouth and digestive tract. Toxic to aquatic life. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 6
Not to be confused with other more hazardous types of Ammonia, Ammonium Chloride is a relatively benign salt. Derived from minerals and a low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Dishwash Liquid, Hand Wash 1 - 2
Enzymes are not used in ecostore Laundry products or any ecostore products that come into contact with skin. Only used in ecostore dish tabs and powder. Suitable for Septic Tanks. Biodegradable. Auto Dish Powder, Dishwasher Tablets 0 - 1
Animal Tallow is a highly valued ingredient used by many soap makers and the bio diesel industry, however we will not use it because we disagree with any practices that endanger animals in any way. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 1
Aqua is the INCI name for purified water which we use in many of our products. Body Wash, Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter, Normal Shampoo, Cream Cleanser, Bathroom & Shower Cleaner, Dishwash Liquid, Bubble Bath, Baby Soap, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Normal Conditioner, Toilet Cleaner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Anti-Dandruff Conditioner, Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Vanilla Soap, Hand Wash, Glass & Surface Cleaner, Baby Shampoo, Baby Body Wash, Rinse Aid, Lemongrass Soap, Coconut Soap, Multi Purpose Cleaner, Multi Purpose Cleaner Concentrate, Volumising Shampoo, Fabric Softener, Delicates & Wool Wash, Foaming Hand Wash, Grapefruit & Mint Soap, Volumising Conditioner, Baby Sleepytime Bath, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo , Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Volumising Conditioner 0 - 0
Plant-based with a synthetic portion. Low hazard for health, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Normal Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Anti-Dandruff Conditioner, Volumising Conditioner 1 - 1
High health hazard. Benzalkonium chloride is classified as a skin, eye and lung irritant and is very toxic to aquatic life. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 4
Benzyl Alcohol is a synthetic chemical (no plant-based preservatives that meet our efficacy standards currently exist) that is considered to be a low hazard for health although a small percentage of people can be sensitive to this ingredient on their skin. It is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks making it a low hazard for our environment. Toilet Cleaner, Fabric Softener, Baby Sleepytime Bath 5 - 5
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Fabric Softener 1 - 2
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap 0 - 0
Shea Butter is considered a low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter 0 - 0
A green pigment derived from minerals with some bio accumulation concerns. Low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, aaa 2 - 5
A yellowish pigment that comes from minerals. Low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Grapefruit & Mint Soap 0 - 0
A white pigment that comes from minerals. Low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Lemongrass Soap, Coconut Soap, Grapefruit & Mint Soap 1 - 3
Low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks Grapefruit & Mint Soap 1 - 2
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, chalk is degradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Cream Cleanser 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Fabric Softener 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Goat's milk is an animal product that does not cause harm to the animal, it is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Soap, Goat's Milk Soap 0 - 0
Fractionated Coconut Oil is a low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter, Normal Shampoo, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Normal Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Anti-Dandruff Conditioner, Hand Wash, Volumising Shampoo, Foaming Hand Wash, Volumising Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Cream Cleanser, Dishwash Liquid, Delicates & Wool Wash, Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Sleepytime Bath 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Bathroom & Shower Cleaner, Toilet Cleaner, Glass & Surface Cleaner, Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Multi Purpose Cleaner, Multi Purpose Cleaner Concentrate, Delicates & Wool Wash 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Beeswax is produced by bees, it is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Body Butter, Baby Nappy Balm, Lip Balm - Stick 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter, Normal Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Anti-Dandruff Conditioner, Lip Balm - Stick, Volumising Conditioner 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Moisturiser, Cream Cleanser, Bathroom & Shower Cleaner, Dishwash Liquid, Toilet Cleaner, Rinse Aid 2 - 2
High Health Hazard. Cocamide DEA/MEA are possible carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) with contamination concerns. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 7
High Health Hazard. Contains harmful impurities. Suspected allergen and environmental toxin NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 4
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Body Wash, Normal Shampoo, Bubble Bath, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Hand Wash, Baby Shampoo, Volumising Shampoo, Fabric Softener, Delicates & Wool Wash, Foaming Hand Wash, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Nappy Balm, Coconut Soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Lemongrass Soap 0 - 0
Some people may be allergic to the oxidation products of D-Limonene. It is Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Bathroom & Shower Cleaner, Multi Purpose Cleaner, Multi Purpose Cleaner Concentrate 6 - 6
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Normal Shampoo, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Volumising Shampoo, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo 0 - 0
A synthetic chemical (no plant based preservatives that meet our efficacy standards currently exist) that is considered to be a low hazard for health. It is also biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks making it a low hazard for our environment. Toilet Cleaner, Fabric Softener, Baby Sleepytime Bath 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Normal Shampoo, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Volumising Shampoo, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo 0 - 0
High Health Hazard. Dimethicone is a type of Silicone, and can be irritating to the skin and slow to biodegrade. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. Ethanolamine is a known skin, eye and lung irritant and is derived from non-renewable resources. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 5 - 6
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Cream Cleanser, Baby Soap, Normal Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Anti-Dandruff Conditioner, Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Vanilla Soap, Dishwasher Tablets, Lemongrass Soap, Coconut Soap, Foaming Hand Wash, Grapefruit & Mint Soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Body Wash, Normal Shampoo, Bubble Bath, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Hand Wash, Baby Shampoo, Volumising Shampoo, Fabric Softener, Delicates & Wool Wash, Foaming Hand Wash, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived with a synthetic portion, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Body Wash, Baby Shampoo, Baby Body Wash 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Fully plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover, Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Synthentically derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Anti-Dandruff Conditioner 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter 0 - 0
High Health hazard. Isothiazolinones such as MIT, MCIT and BIT are known skin sensitizers and environmental toxins. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 5
Low hazard for health. Plant derived with a synthetic portion, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Dishwash Liquid 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Cream Cleanser, Dishwash Liquid, Bubble Bath, Delicates & Wool Wash, Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived with a synthetic portion, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Auto Dish Powder, Rinse Aid 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard although a small percentage of people can be sensitive to this oil on their skin. It is derived from plants, is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap 0 - 0
High Health Hazard. There is a high level of evidence for Parabens being endocrine disruptors and interfering with Hormone regulation in the body. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 4 - 7
High Health Hazard. Carcinogenic. Derived from non - renewable resources. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Baby Moisturiser, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Baby Nappy Balm 0 - 0
High Health Hazard. Optical whiteners and brighteners are slow to break down in the environment and can accumulate in aquatic life. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 2
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter 1 - 1
Parfum is the name we use on our packaging to depict fragrance ingredients. EWG gives the label Parfum a default rating of 8 as many other brands use nasty synthetics. Most of our Fragrances are components of natural essential oils. Body Wash, Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter, Normal Shampoo, Normal Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Vanilla Soap, Hand Wash, Baby Body Wash, Coconut Soap, Volumising Shampoo, Foaming Hand Wash, Grapefruit & Mint Soap, Volumising Conditioner, Baby Sleepytime Bath, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo 8 - 8
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Volumising Conditioner 0 - 0
Phenoxyethanol can be an occupational hazard for those working with it in large quantities. We use it in low doses as an preservative. Greywater and Septic tank safe. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter, Normal Shampoo, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Normal Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Anti-Dandruff Conditioner, Hand Wash, Volumising Shampoo, Foaming Hand Wash, Volumising Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo 4 - 4
Environmental Hazard. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 2
High Health Hazard. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors and can bioaccumulate and persist in the environment. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 10 - 10
Low hazard for health. Synthetic, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Dishwasher Tablets 0 - 0
High Health Hazard. 1,4 dioxane and ethylene oxide contamination concerns. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. Skin, eye and Lung irritant and possible organ system toxicity. Irritation can be seen at low inclusion rates of Propylene Glycol NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
Enzymes are not used in ecostore Laundry products or any ecostore products that come into contact with skin. Only used in ecostore dish tabs. Suitable for Septic Tanks. Biodegradable. Auto Dish Powder, Dishwasher Tablets 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Normal Conditioner, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Conditioner , Anti-Dandruff Conditioner, Lip Balm - Stick, Volumising Conditioner 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Baby Nappy Balm 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Baby Nappy Balm 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover, Auto Dish Powder, Dishwasher Tablets, Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and is suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Auto Dish Powder, Dishwasher Tablets, Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 1 - 1
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral, does not accumulate and is suitable for septic tanks. Normal Shampoo, Baby Soap, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Vanilla Soap, Lemongrass Soap, Coconut Soap, Volumising Shampoo, Grapefruit & Mint Soap, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover, Auto Dish Powder, Dishwasher Tablets, Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Normal Shampoo, Dishwash Liquid, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover, Hand Wash, Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Volumising Shampoo, Dry, Damaged, Coloured Shampoo , Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Hand Wash, Foaming Hand Wash 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and is suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Dishwasher Tablets 1 - 2
Low hazard for health. Synthetic, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Baby Soap, Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Vanilla Soap, Lemongrass Soap, Coconut Soap, Grapefruit & Mint Soap 2 - 2
Low hazard for health. Synthetic, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Body Wash, Cream Cleanser, Bathroom & Shower Cleaner, Dishwash Liquid, Bubble Bath, Glass & Surface Cleaner, Baby Shampoo, Baby Body Wash, Multi Purpose Cleaner, Multi Purpose Cleaner Concentrate, Delicates & Wool Wash, Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. Sodium Hypochlorite is a skin and eye and lung irritant and is environmentally toxic. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
High Health Hazard. 1,4 dioxane Contamination concerns. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Body Wash, Hand Wash, Baby Shampoo, Baby Body Wash, Foaming Hand Wash 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Body Wash, Baby Shampoo, Baby Body Wash 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral derived, does not accumulate and is suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Auto Dish Powder 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 2 - 2
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Soap, Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Vanilla Soap, Lemongrass Soap, Coconut Soap, Grapefruit & Mint Soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Soap, Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Vanilla Soap, Lemongrass Soap, Coconut Soap, Grapefruit & Mint Soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover, Auto Dish Powder, Dishwasher Tablets 2 - 2
Low hazard for health. Synthetic, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Auto Dish Powder, Rinse Aid, Dishwasher Tablets, Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Liquid, Top and Front loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Butter 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral derived, does not accumulate and is suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover, Laundry Powder, Front Loader, Laundry Powder, Top & Front Loader 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Dishwasher Tablets 1 - 2
High Health Hazards. The substances used to make Synthetic beeswax can be harmful for Human health. Sourced from non-renewable hydrocarbons. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 1
High Health Hazard. Synthetic perfumes can be harmful to Human health and come from non-renewable resources. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 8 - 8
High Health Hazard, Synthetic dyes can be harmful for Human health and for the environment. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 1 - 2
Low Hazard for Health. Synthetic. Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover, Dishwasher Tablets 1 - 2
Low Hazard for Health, Slow to Biodegrade. Baby Soap, Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, Vanilla Soap, Lemongrass Soap, Coconut Soap, Grapefruit & Mint Soap 2 - 2
High Health Hazard. Triclosan is a skin, eye and lung irritant. It is an endocrine disruptor and has the ability to persist in the environment and bio accumulate. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 7 - 7
High Health Hazard. Trisodium NTA is a skin, eye and lung irritant and can cause organ system toxicity. NASTY, not used in ecostore products 3 - 3
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Soap, Manuka Honey & Kelp Soap 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Hand Cream, Extra Moisturising, Baby Moisturiser, Body Lotion, Extra Moisturising, Body Butter, Cream Cleanser, Toilet Cleaner 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral derived, does not accumulate and is suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Baby Nappy Balm 2 - 3