Ecostore Makes Doing a Little Good Every Day Easy

January 13, 2018



Ecostore is a maker of healthy & sustainable products that span home cleaning, personal care, kids and baby. Think no nasty chemicals packaged in the best materials around. Keen to choose a better tomorrow? Ecostore products mean that chores become a chance to do a little good everyday.


At my place – between the 2 adults, 2 kids and 2 guinea pigs – we go through cleaning stuff (dish wash, cleaning spray, laundry powder) like Peppa Pig through muddy puddles. And for any mum taking the long view, achieving a clean house but trashing the planet (thanks to toxic ingredients and non-biodegradable packaging) isn’t exactly a win. That’s where ecostore comes in.




Founded by Kiwi couple Malcolm and Melanie Rands (the pair pioneered sustainable & organic gardening practices in on their property for many years) ecostore home, kids and baby products are all about doing a little good every day. Put simply, that means:

✔︎ plant and mineral-based ingredients
✔︎ sustainable, biodegradable packaging
✔︎ healthier, safer products for you & family


Case in point: the brand’s Lemon Dish Liquid boasts a powerful plant-based formulation packaged in 100 per cent recyclable sugarcane bottles.


“Fact: sparkling clean dishes don’t come from bubbles. In fact, making bubbles last longer requires yucky chemicals which aren’t great for your health. Instead the dish liquid is pH balanced which means it is kinder to your skin and suitable for those with sensitive skin or allergies. Bonus: the product has been independently benchmarked against the market leader to ensure excellent results.”




Ecostore’s Multi-Purpose Orange & Thyme Cleaner is formulated from the latest generation plant-based ingredients for a spotless finish on all hard household surfaces, including kitchen bench-tops and appliances.


“Fact: a healthy home does not necessarily mean 100 per cent germ free. In fact the overuse of antibacterial chemicals like Benzalkonium Chloride has been linked to a rise in allergies.”

For ecostore the ethos of “doing a little good every day” translates to tangible differences in the ingredients (plant and mineral based, GE free), packaging (sustainable and recyclable) and impact (cruelty-free, manufactured via a carbonNZero certified factory). Choosing ecostore today means choosing a better tomorrow — for your family and the planet.


Oh, and another great thing about ecostore cleaning products? The lack of nasties means the products are safer for the whole family around the home. All you have to do is sit back and wait for your tiny tackers to get cracking and help out with the cleaning…. 😆


Find ecostore products at Woolworths nationally for laundry liquid and hand wash or Chemist Warehouse for kids and baby.


This post was in collaboration with ecostore.

For more on ecostore products, check out their Instagram @ecostoreau.


Recipe: Huon Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast

November 23, 2017



Lunch. Who has time for that?? Between emails, laundry & ferrying the kids to their next appointment (Swimming! Play dates! Doctor! Birthdays!) I’m lucky if I inhale an apple & neck an espresso. Trouble is, I get to 5pm – ravenous – and then wolf enough pasta to support a Tuscan village 😑


So this week I’m amping my lunch game with help from Huon Salmon.


Ethically harvested in the pristine waters of the Huon River, Tasmania, #huonsalmon is your quick & healthy lunch sorted. Harvested at night, so it’s fresher by day, this omega-3 rich fish is a one-stop-shop of energy, protein and seriously fresh flavour. Grown using sustainable and best practice farming techniques, the brand is the work of Peter and Frances Bender who commenced salmon farming in the ‘80s and continue the Australian-owned, family-run operation today.


Best of all: this tasty little lunch bite takes about 3 minutes to whip up and even less to devour (see IG Stories for how!) The edible flowers on top are just me gettin’ my fancy foodie on — optional, but totally not required.





Made With: Huon Premium Smoked Salmon



      • Huon Premium Cold Smoked Salmon
      • Rye bread
      • Avocado
      • Cucumber
      • Lemon


Serves 1 ravenously hungry mama



  1. Toast bread
  2. Slather avocado on toast
  3. Peel cucumber strips & add on top
  4. Top with Huon Premium Cold Smoked Salmon
  5. Garnish with edible flowers



This post was in collaboration with Huon Salmon.

For more tasty snack and meal recipes, check out their Instagram @huonsalmon.



BioGaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief

October 8, 2017

Biogaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief Photo by Hipster Mum


You know those pictures of sleeping babies curled around puppies or toys or their dad’s arm or a pack of double-coated Tim-Tams that are so cute they make your heart explode?

I never took pics like that of my girls. Because my girls never slept like that.

Actually, that’s not true. For the first week they slept like that… then they started crying… and crying… and crying… and crying.


They would cry in their crib.
They would cry in the pram.
They would cry in the car.


They would cry at 3am in the morning & my boyfriend & I would scurry out of our apartment block scared we’d just woken up 519 nurses and tradies & dash down to the local park where we’d walk for hours under the moon with a screaming baby strapped to our chests. Ah, good times.

I suspect now that my girls had colic, a stressful & mysterious trouble defined by “excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed” according to


Biogaia Probiotic Drops for Infant Colic Relief Photo by Hipster Mum


BioGaia is a probiotic supplement for infant colic relief. The drops feature Lactobacillus Reuteri – a patented lactic acid bacterium that helps improve the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system of colicky babies.The drops can be given on the breast, added to breast milk or formula, and are best suited for infants 0 – 6 months. Best consult your healthcare professional with specific questions relating to your bub. Always read the label, use only as directed and please see your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.

For more information visit BioGaia Probiotic Drops

And rest assured, like most parenting, no matter what everyone is crying about today, it will pass.




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