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9 Shocking Products that Contain Hidden Plastic

9 Shocking Products that Contain Hidden Plastic

There is currently more plastic in the world than there are human beings! In fact, right now, there is approximately 9.1 billion tons of plastic on earth (probably because Elon Musk hasn’t figured out a way of sending it to space yet) and of that, only 9% is recycled. When you think of plastic, lots…

SYLVECO – Skincare that Harnesses the Power of Plants!

SYLVECO – Skincare that Harnesses the Power of Plants!

Since time immemorial, humans have used the power of plants to tackle multiple skincare concerns. In fact, ancient Egyptians concocted their own sun protection by blending lupine, jasmine and rice bran extracts into a paste that was then applied to their skin to shield themselves from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Also, in the…

The Benefits of Bokashi Composting

The Benefits of Bokashi Composting

What is Bokashi Composting? Bokashi composting is an ancient fermentation process that originated in Asia approximately 200 years ago! The process uses inoculated bran in a specially designed bin to break down and ferment food waste. The bran accelerates the breakdown of food waste and rebalances its pH, turning it into a nutrient-rich soil builder….

Coffee Scrub – How Used Coffee Grounds Can Fight Inflammation

Coffee Scrub – How Used Coffee Grounds Can Fight Inflammation

What Causes Skin Inflammation? Inflammation is essentially an immune response presenting itself on the surface of your skin as your blood vessels become dilated. Its appearance varies from person to person, however, inflammation usually takes on the form of a raised rash that can be red, itchy or warm to touch. The exact cause of…

Beat the January Blues Competition!

Beat the January Blues Competition!

We have some exciting news! We will be gifting customers a recycled decoration for your Christmas tree with every order placed between the 14th-23rd of December. It’s just a small token of our appreciation for your continued support throughout these difficult times. The recycled decoration is a simple origami star, handmade by us using old…

5 DIY Recycled Christmas Decorations!

5 DIY Recycled Christmas Decorations!

The vast majority of commercial Christmas decorations on the market are either entirely made from plastic or contain some form of plastic. Why not switch things up this year and make your own festive decorations from recycled materials? Let’s take a look at 5 simple DIY Christmas decorations that you can make from recyclable materials…

Green Friday – For Every Order, We’ll Plant One Tree!

Green Friday – For Every Order, We’ll Plant One Tree!

Friday the 27th of November 2020 will mark the 4th official Green Friday and at Ecostore, we are thrilled to be getting involved again this year. Black Friday has been a global tradition for decades and unfortunately the negative environmental impact of the tradition has been immensely overlooked! Every year, Black Friday bears witness to…

How To Store Plants In The Winter

How To Store Plants In The Winter

The cold winter months can wreak havoc for our gardens. Although the likes of trees and shrubs are hardy enough to survive throughout winter, plants such as annuals and some perennials may need extra care to survive. There are a number of ways to store and protect your plants during winter. The ideal storage method…

Eco-Friendly Gift Hampers

Eco-Friendly Gift Hampers

Christmas just got a whole lot greener!! 2020 has been a nerve-racking year for everyone, our lives have drastically changed, and the once enjoyable activity of leisurely browsing shops is a thing of the past. Buying thoughtful Christmas gifts may prove challenging now that we are restricted to the essential aisles only. At Ecostore we…

Using a Wormery to Compost Kitchen Waste

Using a Wormery to Compost Kitchen Waste

What is a Wormery? A wormery is a container  in which worms are housed in order to break down organic material such as food waste into high quality compost. Wormeries or “worm bins” are an excellent alternative to traditional composting as they are much more efficient, according to Lean Green Home, a wormery can produce…