Are Eco Store Ingredients Clean?

Are eco store products as clean as they claim to be

There’s a massive variation of ingredients in ‘natural’ products. Some are safer, cleaner and more natural than others. Just because a product says ‘natural’, it doesn’t always mean it’s 100% safe. But how can you tell the difference?
I’m here to help. I evaluate every single ingredient in natural products, and find the very cleanest products for your health and well being. Clean meaning the most natural ingredients possible with the least chance to cause reactions, irritations or toxic effects on our bodies.

I’ve been asked my opinion on many brands lately, in particular Eco Store. So I have looked through every product of theirs and evaluated the ingredients. This is what I found to see if it is in fact what we define as clean.

Eco Store have 10 ranges of products;

Kids

Laundry

Dish

Oral

Cleaning

Body

Skin Care

Baby

Hair

There are 63 individual products in their range……. Based on our ingredients policy at Honestly Natural, only 6 products would comply, yes only 8 6 out of 63. Some of those 8 6 are also a little questionable as there are ingredients which don’t have solid data or studies to determine their safety. Because… even naturally derived ingredients can be irritating.

The ingredients of concern in Eco Store products were:

This is also a great little list to keep on hand when looking at other products. If you see any of these ingredients you know they aren’t the cleanest choice.

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Ingredient EWG Rating Health and/or Environmental effects
Potassium Sorbate3Allergic reactions, skin irritation in some people. Flair up eczema and dermatitis.
Benzyl Alcohol 5 Allergic reactions, skin irritation in some people. Flair up eczema and dermatitis.
Trisodium Dicarboxymethylalaninate?There has been NO assessment by The EWG. But this ingredient is often used in dishwasher detergent, bathroom cleaners and automotive degreasers. It is also found in many mainstream chemical filled popular brands.
Clove Oil5Highly irritating to the skin
Sodium Silicate3Potentially skin irritating
Sodium Metasilicate3Classified as an irritant. Skin, eye and lung irritation.
PPG – 4 Laureth3-5Moderate hazard to health. Skin irritant
Modified Fatty Alcohol Polyglycol Ether3Irritant
Hydroxycitronellal7 Produced synthetically from naturally occurring scent chemical citronellal.
Known human immune system toxicant or allergen
Sodium Benzoate3Skin Irritations
Behntrmonium Methosulphate4Skin allergen. May flair up eczema and dermatitis.
Phenoxyethanol4Common Preservative in many ‘natural’ brands. Quite irritating to the skin, can flair up skin issues. Irritation on sensitive skin.
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone5 Possible human immune system toxicant or allergen
Benzyl Benzoate6Wildlife and environmental toxicity. Allergic reactions, suspected organ toxicity.
Butylphenyl Methylpropional7 Synthetic fragrance ingredient. Skin irritation
Coumarin7 Some people may be sensitive to this ingredient, skin irritation
Hexyl Cinnamal5 Some people may be sensitive to this ingredient, skin irritation
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde 7A synthetic fragrance ingredient. Human immune system toxicant or allergen

What is EWG rating? The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced studies published in the open scientific literature. Learn more on the EWG scoring.

Wondering which 8 6 of their products were actually OK?

But let me say this, even though these 6 are OK, there are FAR cleaner options in my opinion. Some of the ingredients in these 6 don’t have enough data or studies to determine if they are 100% safe of not. Rather than listing 55 57 products which were not compliant, I’ve listed the 6 safe products. If you use one which is not in this list of 6, check the ingredients against the table above to see why it doesn’t make the cut and is not the cleanest choice possible.

The 6 I found to be OK based on our ingredients policy of only allowing a rating 1-2 on the EWG were:

Multi- Nutrient facial oil

Lip balm (now contains Benzyl Alcohol & Potassium Sorbate)

Laundry powder Not anymore (Now contains Sodium Silicate)

Soaker

Soap: pink grapefruit, goats milk and lemongrass only (NOT Manuka honey, kelp, vanilla or coconut )

Baby Nappy Balm

So all in all not the cleanest brand in my opinion.

OK….SO what IS clean then? We take very special care when selecting products to ensure that they are the very safest possible. Unfortunately Organic & Natural claims aren’t enough these days. This is why we ensure we are finding truly Clean natural products for you to use for your family and home. Check out our range below.

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