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The Pink Stuff, It’s Back!!

After a long absence of 10 months, we were finally able to secure stock of The Pink Stuff.

The stock is in a limited quantity so to secure your tubs before they sell out, please click HERE to be … [read more...]

One less stain to worry about.

Well, summer has well and truly arrived if the recent thermometer readings are anything to go by and the kids have broken up for their summer holidays.

Peoples thoughts turn toward that well earned rest by the beach for a … [read more...]

Little Blue Pellets Banned!

Back in December last year, DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a blanket ban on all pest control products that contain the chemical Metaldehyde.

Metaldehyde is the principle chemical in Slug and Snail killer products especially … [read more...]

Going For That Fridge Freezer Spring Clean?

In partnership with our friends over at HG, we can make that a whole lot easier for you.

Click HERE and you can take advantage of our current offer.

While stocks last, you can purchase an HG Freezer de-icer and … [read more...]

FREE HG Products!

The banner says it all really, Our friends over at HG have provided us with promotional bottles of Hygienic Toilet Gel and Bathroom Scale Away to allow us to do an offer for you, our wonderful customers.

You do not … [read more...]

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The Pink Stuff, It’s Back!!

After a long absence of 10 months, we were finally able to secure stock of The Pink Stuff.

The stock is in a limited quantity so to secure your tubs before they sell out, please click HERE to be directed to the order page on our website.

Once it has gone, it has gone and we do not know if we can secure more so don’t delay.

One less stain to worry about.

Well, summer has well and truly arrived if the recent thermometer readings are anything to go by and the kids have broken up for their summer holidays.

Peoples thoughts turn toward that well earned rest by the beach for a few days, cocktails and suntans, palm trees and sea breezes and factor 50 sun cream because after all we are not a nation known for its sunshine and mean temperatures and if you are anything like me, puts a freshly cooked lobster to shame in skin colour after a couple of hours in the sun.

While the bottle of sunscreen is great for protecting your skin whilst out in the sun and even stays on your skin when you go to the pool so you don’t leave that rainbow coloured slick in your wake as you swim, it unfortunately is not so good for your clothes if you don’t get it all off before putting on your best Hawaiian cocktail shirt and hitting the Taverna or the hotel bar for a glass of vino or a pint.

Once that sun oil impregnates the fibers of your favorite top or shorts, it will leave an ugly yellowish stain (unless your shirt is an ugly yellowish shirt, in which case you’re good to go.) that is all but impossible to remove with normal detergents and stain removers.

Well fear not, those wizards over at HG have developed the answer to the prayers of all holiday tops everywhere.

HG Suntan Lotion Stain Remover is THE effective pre-treatment for removing such stains and is suitable for white and coloured fabrics.

When you get sun tan lotion stains on your clothes and can’t shift them, no matter how often you wash it, most people give up and just bin the article of clothing and go an buy another to replace it, well now you don’t need to.

Moisten the stains with warm water and then spray a liberal amount of liquid onto the stains from a distance of maximum 5 cm.
Leave the product to absorb at least 1 hour without drying out.
During the absorbing time, put the fabric in a clean plastic bucket and avoid contact with other materials/surfaces.

Put the treated fabric in the washing machine and wash it as usual with the recommended amount of main detergent at max 60°C.
Always comply with the care label.

After washing do not tumble-dry the treated garment, but hang it on the washing line.

Repeat the treatment if necessary.

One of the great sadness’s of finishing a holiday is when you get back home and unpack the case, now you don’t have to throw away that lotion stained top you were wearing that night in the Taverna when the waiter slipped on that cucumber slice you knocked on the floor from your Mojito glass and dumped the tray of Strawberry Daiquiri into the lap of the loudmouth that had been rude and annoying all night to the waiting staff, because memories like that are too precious to forget.

it’s hanging in the wardrobe. Thanks HG.

Little Blue Pellets Banned!

Back in December last year, DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a blanket ban on all pest control products that contain the chemical Metaldehyde.

Metaldehyde is the principle chemical in Slug and Snail killer products especially the little blue pellet products. Anyone who grows leaf vegetables like lettuce and cabbage knows the horrors that the slimy little gastropods can wreak on your prized veg and the little blue pellets were the go to product to rid the garden of the messy little mucus producers.

While they were great for ridding you of the slugs and snails, they did not harm the plants. Trouble is they did harm other wildlife in the garden, Birds were drawn to the pellets probably due to their similarities to popular bird food suet pellets in size and shape, they also proved to be attractive to dogs.

The ban on the sale of these products came into force on the 1st of July with the blanket ban on outdoor use coming into force in Spring 2020.

With Metaldehyde pellets now legally unavailable to buy from reputable retailers and garden centers, you may now be wondering how to get rid of slugs and snails from your lettuces and so forth. After all, the big attraction of the pellets is they are very much a use and forget product and did not require much in the way of monitoring or re application.

There is an alternative little blue pellet that does not contain Metaldehyde and is also much less a problem for pets and birds

Doff Super Slug Killer does not contain Metaldehyde, instead its principle ingredient is Hydrated Ferric Phosphate. It works in exactly the same way as the other pellet product just without the nasty chemical side effects.

As more information is uncovered over the lasting impact these types of products have had on the environment, you will find more and more of these types of pest control items will become more and more restricted and will force companies into developing products that make less of an impact on both the environment and wildlife we all depend on.

Going For That Fridge Freezer Spring Clean?

In partnership with our friends over at HG, we can make that a whole lot easier for you.

Click HERE and you can take advantage of our current offer.

While stocks last, you can purchase an HG Freezer de-icer and get an HG Hygienic Fridge Cleaner Spray absolutely FREE by clicking HERE

So while you have the fridge freezer empty and de-frosting, use the cleaner spray and give the fridge a bit of a sprucing up as well.

Your fridge will thank you for it.

FREE HG Products!

The banner says it all really, Our friends over at HG have provided us with promotional bottles of Hygienic Toilet Gel and Bathroom Scale Away to allow us to do an offer for you, our wonderful customers.

You do not need to do anything apart from buy any HG product or products totaling £10 or more and we will include either a promotional bottle of Hygienic Toilet Gel or a promotional bottle of Bathroom Scale Away in your order for you completely free of charge. If you want to splash out and buy £25 of HG products or product then we will include both promotional bottles as a thank you.

Now, we do not have an infinite supply of these promotional bottles so it will be a while stocks last offer. Sadly, we cannot take a preference on which bottle you will receive as the item(s) will be added to the order manually during the packing process so choosing which promotional bottle you will receive is not going to be possible but hey it’s FREE so its all good right!

The promotion is live from 4pm today so any orders that qualify will receive their freebies today and going forward.

40%!! We Must Be Crazy!!!

Yes! you have read that correctly.

For the next few weeks, in partnership with Tri-Bio we are bringing you an unprecedented sale offer. Each Tri-Bio product is reduced by 40%, yes 40%.

We couldn’t believe it either, that’s nearly half price, personally I think it’s the MD’s new tablets he’s been taking, he never gives discounts, he starts to sweat at the mere mention of the “D” word.

So before his medication wears off, grab a few of these quick because it is unlikely to be repeated anytime soon and the sale could end at anytime.

The discount is already operational so the price you see on the product page is the sale price so you can see your savings on each product, upfront, click HERE to start saving.
Did I mention it’s a 40% discount, I know, Crazy!!


Easter 2019

Once again, it is that time of year when we are given official license to eat more chocolate than is good for us and enjoy an extended weekend off work.

We are closed over the Easter break which means orders received after 3pm Thursday 18th April may not be processed until Tuesday 23rd April when we re-open. Orders received over the Easter break will be dispatched from Tuesday 23rd April in the order they were received.

Please bear in mind that delivery companies and Royal Mail will not operate over the Easter Holiday weekend for collection and deliveries, so please factor in the extra days to your delivery schedule.

All that remains is to wish you all a very Happy Easter from all of us at Homecare Essentials.

Spring Has Sprung

And with the change in the weather, we have noticed a large increase in sales of the HG Patio Cleaner and the HG Algae and Mould Remover as people are getting their garden spaces and patios ready for use.

You may not be aware you can save £££’s by grabbing the Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack.

Previously exclusive to QVC, we are pleased to announce the Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack is now available for sale to everyone.

If you missed the QVC presentation, I will explain what the Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack consists of.

To help you enhance and maintain your garden space and to enjoy the good weather while it lasts, HG have put together a collection of garden and outdoor products in a single pack which is considerably less in cost than buying the items separately.

The Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack contains

2 x 1 litre bottles of HG’s best selling Patio Cleaner which is a highly concentrated cleaner that has been specially designed for the cleaning of dirty and stained concrete, slabs and paving stones.

1 x 1 litre bottle of the outstanding Algae and Mould Remover which removes the familiar mould, algae, lichen or moss from external surfaces such as patios, paths, walls, tiles, fences, decking, boats, caravans and terracotta pots, etc.

1 x 500ml bottle of the fantastic Powerful Garden Furniture Cleaning Spray that is a powerful cleaner to quickly and easily remove stubborn dirt from plastic garden furniture.

If you were to purchase these products individually it would cost you £17.95, The Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack will cost you £12.95, a saving of £5.00

These bundle packs are limited availability and once they are gone, that’s it, so don’t delay, grab one before they disappear.

Don’t Sit On The Fence, Stain It!

Living in a rural location, for more years than I care to remember, Spring for me started with a smell of the next door neighbour Mr Cooper creosoting the garden fence we shared. I am sure many people will remember the nose hair singeing smell that lingered for days, very much a Marmite product, you either loved the smell or you hated it but it was incredibly effective at protecting and colouring the fence for the coming year.

Flash forward to 2003, The European Commission has banned the sale of creosote-treated wood after it was found that there could be a cancer risk. Scientists carrying out a study for the commission have found that creosote is much more hazardous than originally thought.

The ban took effect from June 30, 2003. Wood treated with creosote before the directive came into force could be sold on the second-hand market. One of the prohibited uses is in parks, gardens and in outdoor and recreational leisure where there is a risk of frequent skin contact. It also applies to the manufacture of garden furniture, and in the manufacture, use and treatment of containers for growing purposes. Scientists told the com-mission that “there is evidence to support the opinion that there is a cancer risk to consumers from creosote with benzo-a-pyrene (BaP) at a lower concentration than that currently permissible under EC legislation and/or from wood containing such creosote. “

Well that stopped our next door neighbour in his tracks, Creosote was a banned substance and unless you were a registered trades person in the agriculture field , you couldn’t buy it any more.

Flash forward again to early 2018, Bartoline Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries for the home improvement industry, developed an alternative to the highly dangerous and carcinogenic creosote.

Titled Creocote, the liquid has all the same properties as the now long banned Creosote, including the all too familiar smell, but has none of the toxicity or harmful ingredients of the original Creosote.

Available to buy in two shades, Light Brown and Dark Brown and available in two sizes, 4 Litres cans for small jobs and 20 litre barrels for larger jobs and bigger gardens.

Click the Image to see full product details and purchase.

Creocote has proven to be an extremely popular product and constantly sells out very quickly and all the reviews are positive from customers who have purchased it. to make it easier for you to get your garden woodwork looking it’s best, with every 20 litres of Creocote you buy, we will give you an applicator brush worth £5.25 completely FREE.

Well, Mr Cooper moved away a few years ago, but if you are reading this, and you have a garden fence that needs sorting out, you know where to come.

Yogi Tea goes cold!

2019 marks a special anniversary, it was 50 years ago that Yogi Bhajan came to the west and started teaching Yoga and holistic living, for his students he served them a drink of his own infusion blend of herbs and spices and “Yogi” tea was born.

This year, Yogi have picked a leaf from Liptons tea bush and introduced a range of cold or “iced” teas to add to their ever expanding range of beverages.

Available in four delicious flavours, Hibiscus Mint with Raspberry Leaves, Mate Lemon with Green Tea, Spearmint Lemon with Peppermint and Orange Ginger with Basil.

100% organic agricultural ingredients, gluten free and vegan friendly. Each bottle also contains a hidden message of ayurvedic philosophic wisdom as practiced by Yogi Bhajan himself.

If you are an imbiber of iced teas, these new flavours bring a welcome change from the standard peach or lemon flavours currently in circulation and regular drinkers of Yogi teas will taste the familiar that is unique to Yogi tea.

On a warm day (a rarity in the UK I know) a cold iced tea really refreshes and I can see these becoming a high demand product should the weather take a turn for the warmer.