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New Product Announcement

Introducing Pierre D’Argent Natural Multi-purpose Cleaner paste.

Made in France, Pierre D’Argent Natural Multi-purpose Cleaner is a convenient, use almost anywhere multi-purpose cleaner. It will leave a protective coating that does not dull the surface applied to and leaves a … [read more...]

Happy New Year

I think I can happily speak for everyone when I say it will be good to see the back of 2020, a definite “Annus Horribilis” a phrase once used by Her Majesty in a Christmas Day broadcast after the fire … [read more...]

International Orders and Deliveries.

Due to the current changing situation with COVID 19 and the closure of international traffic from the UK and also with the current uncertainty over Brexit, we have taken the decision to suspend our international orders for the foreseeable future.… [read more...]

Royal Mail WISMO crisis as service overwhelmed

Along with many other small business retailers, we are being inundated with “Where is my order?” messages. This is so common in normal times that ‘Where is my order’ has an industry acronym – WISMO, and this year you’re likely … [read more...]

Introducing Vamoosh

In their own words “Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference” Produced by Cares Laboratories Ltd, Vamoosh is the answer to a couple of those little problems that leave you scratching your head.

Vamoosh Lingerie Whitener can … [read more...]

Coronavirus Update

We at Homecare Essentials would like to reassure our customers that we are still open for business in this difficult time.

You have probably seen on the news and on social media that panic buying of products has led to shortages, principle of which are cleaning products especially in respect to anti-bacterial and sanitising products.

Since the outbreak hit our shores, we have seen an unprecedented level of sales for these and other household essential cleaning products.

As the government advice to keep the spread of this malicious disease produces more and more restrictions, people are purchasing any and all products that they think will help keep them and their families safe, this has resulted in massive shortages in supply from our suppliers and it has now reached a critical point where available stock of these items has become exhausted.

While we endeavour to fulfill all our existing orders, some cancellations may be inevitable as items are no longer obtainable from suppliers.

We will continue to follow the governments advice and we are closely monitoring the crisis as it develops and we will strive to provide our services for as long as we are permitted to do so.

Dettol, Protect yourself and your family.

For generations, the name Dettol has been synonymous with cleanliness and its ability to kill germs and viruses and keeping you healthy (on the outside at least), I remember as a small child falling over and skinning my knee and my grandma putting Dettol on the cuts and grazes to kill any chance of infection, I remember it hurt, a lot!

At the moment, we are poised on the edge of a global pandemic with the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Naturally people are worried as this virus is very infectious and very easy to spread and you may have read or seen in the various news outlets, people are once again turning to Dettol to help keep them safe, so much so that supplies of Dettol have become very hard to obtain

(I am using the word Dettol in the same way we use the word Hoover, Dettol is a brand name of many products, for the sake of clarity I am referring to Dettols disinfectant sprays when I use the word Dettol.)

The Dettol product being used the most at the moment is the Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser Spray.

Used around the home on most surfaces, it is food and child safe and will kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. From High Chairs to Toilet Seats, Bins to Fridges, if it will make you ill, Dettol will kill it.

One of the reasons that this particular Dettol spray is so hard to come by at the moment is the label also claims it will kill the Human Coronavirus. Now before you click on the links above and buy enough to bathe in, some clarification is in order, Yes, it will kill the Human Coronavirus, but this is not tested yet on the current COVID-19 Virus strain, it is too new and no one has had the opportunity as yet to test against it.

While it may not yet protect you against the COVID-19 virus, it will protect you from almost everything else.

The current medical advice given by the World Health Organisation and Medical Practitioners in the UK is to wash your hands in soap and water or use an alcohol based Hand Sanitiser gel, and also to disinfect surfaces you regularly come into contact with especially if used by multiple people and for that Dettol certainly has you covered with the Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser Spray.

It’s Platinum For Homecare Essentials.

Homecare Essentials receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020

22 JANUARY 2020, Homecare Essentials has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Businesses meeting the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected and their average rating, receive the award. A highly-valued badge of approval, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business’s commitment to outstanding service.

Feefo have given Platinum Trusted Service awards to businesses who have achieved Gold standard for three or more consecutive years. The Feefo Gold Trusted Service award recognises those who have collected at least 50 Feefo reviews in a year, and have achieved a service rating of at least 4.5.

Mark Brown, Homecare Essentials commented: “We’re very excited to receive this award from Feefo because it’s based on the feedback of real customers, who are the most important judges of all. It recognises how hard we work to give all our customers the best possible experience. Everyone at Homecare Essentials is fully committed to the highest quality of service, so it’s important for us to listen, understand and respond to all our customers. The beauty of Feefo is that it enables us to consistently improve, so we’re looking forward to another successful year.”

Congratulating Homecare Essentials on winning this year’s award, Steph Heasman, Director of Customer Success at Feefo, commented: “The Trusted Service award has always been about recognising companies that go way beyond the norm in customer experience and generate great feedback from happy customers. 

“This year we’ve been delighted to see so many companies using Feefo to provide outstandingly high levels of all-round service – it’s what Feefo is all about. We help our clients give their customers the best experiences possible. I’m confident we’ll see more success from businesses partnering with us throughout 2020.

“Feefo is all about powering up customer experience, which is why we have introduced our new Platinum category. Clients told us they want recognition for achieving our demanding Gold award standard over a longer period. Our new Platinum award is earned by companies that achieve a Gold rating in three consecutive years. It’s a tough challenge and very-well deserved by those that earn it.”

Feefo is a reviews and customer insights technology company that provides businesses with the tools to collect real, purchase-verified reviews and insights. Working with over 3,500 clients, Feefo ensures that all feedback is authentic, by matching it to a legitimate transaction, in order to increase consumer confidence and enable businesses to make smarter business decisions.


Yogi Tea Promotion

Until the end of January, the 31st to be exact. Yogi Teas have offered a promotional discount on a select range of their fantastic ayurvedic teas.

Just Click on the box of your choice to be taken to the promotional page and enjoy a generous 15% discounted box of herbal ayurvedic goodness.

Don’t delay, you only have until the clock chimes midnight on the 31st of January.

It’s Christmaaaassss!!

Are you hanging up your stocking on the wall?

It’s that time of year again where we gather all our loved ones around, eat a huge great dinner and spend the rest of the day asleep on the couch with vastly depleted bank accounts. Yes it’s Christmas!

Our Christmas opening hours.

Monday 23rd December: Normal Office Hours

Tuesday 24th December: 9am – 1pm

Wednesday 25th December: CLOSED

Thursday 26th December: CLOSED

Friday 27th December: 10am – 4pm

Saturday 28th December & Sunday 29th December : CLOSED

Monday 30th December: Normal Office Hours

Tuesday 31st December: 9am – 4pm

Wednesday 1st January: CLOSED

Thursday 2nd January: Normal Office Hours

Orders received after 2pm on Monday 23rd December will not be dispatched until Friday 27th December and will be prioritised according to the date and time they were placed.

on behalf of the Homecare Essentials Team, I wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

New Products Galore

Been a while since we have done one of these posts, Mostly new products arrive one at a time and spread out over the course of a few months, so it is unusual to get three all at once.

First up, while not a new product per se, Wykamol Thermal Dry No More Damp Anti Condensation Paint has been around for a while now, a new sized tub has been produced, already available as a 5 litre tub, Wykamol have reasoned that not everyone needs 5 litres for say a small area or small room and 5 litres would be a waste.

Now produced in a more handy sized 2.5 litre container, means less waste which is always good.

Next up is a brand new product from Liberon. Produced under their V33 brand Multi-Surface Renovation Paint is a game changer. Unlike normal household emulsion paints that are suitable for only certain types of surface, the Renovation paint can be used on multiple surfaces like woodwork, floors, ceilings, wallpaper, radiators, plaster etc. No more needing 3 or 4 different types of paint for the various surfaces, the Renovation paint has an integrated undercoat and revolutionary high adhesion polymers that means no run or spatter even with a roller on the ceiling. It really does take just one coat.

Lastly we have a new product from HG, which, in itself is a newsworthy event, adding to their already extensive drain unblocker range, HG Gel unblocker is for almost all types of drains, the gel like liquid sinks through any standing water in the pipes to get directly to the point of the blockage and eats its way through, in contrast to granule-based unblockers, the product cannot worsen the blockage and has no effect on plastic drains. Ready to use, the gel will not splash and is effective in 30 minutes and does not require a hot water flush afterwards.

Don’t Let Mould Creep Up On You This Winter!

As the mercury heads south for the winter, and the days get decidedly shorter, most of us start thinking about switching on the central heating for the first time in months. As those colder outer walls start to heat up, it becomes a prime breeding ground for mould.

Humidity and ambient moisture are food and drink for mould clusters and if you can actually see the mould tucked away in the corners of the room, then chances are there is a much larger colony hiding behind your wallpaper. Does the room have a (musty) smell, do you find your eyes water or itch and your nose starts to get runny when in the room? if you answer yes then it’s a very good chance you have mould.

Well don’t despair, with a little bit of effort and not a lot of cost, it is a problem you can easily tackle at home without calling in a professional.

Wykamol No More Mould Eradication Kit, contains all you need to rid yourself of mould but more importantly, stop it from regrowing.

The kit contains a pair of safety goggles to protect your eyes from splashes and a pair of disposable gloves to protect your hands, a sponge to wipe away the mould after using the MCS1 (Mould Clear Spray) to treat the surface of the affected areas. This ready to use mould treatment spray is fast acting, will protect your decorative finishes and does not stain the treated areas and comes in a handy 1 litre trigger spray bottle.

To stop the mould from regrowing again, Wykamol have included 2 bottles of MCS3 (Mould Clear Solution) paint additive. Dedicated paint that contains anti-mould properties can be costly but 1 bottle of the MCS3 paint additive will give anti-mould properties to up to 5 litres of ordinary emulsion paint in any colour. That means once you have treated the mould, you can paint over it with your favourite colour paint and can rest easy that the mould will not be coming back anytime soon.

To buy these items separately will cost you approx £35.00, the Wykamol Mould Eradication Kit is almost half that cost at £20.95 (Postage not included).

If do find signs of mould in your home, don’t despair, it is not a sign your home is dirty or neglected, mould will grow anywhere you have high humidity and or water vapour, that is why it is most common in bathrooms and kitchens and can be almost invisible until the clusters get big enough by which time your health is under threat.

So next time you notice a smudge in the corner of the bathroom ceiling or get an unexpected sneeze on entering a room, it might just be mould lurking, ready to pounce.

Granite Gold is Back In Stock

and they have some new products too.

The brilliant, Granite Gold Natural Stone cleaning products, have finally arrived from the USA and are now available for purchase.

Along with the usual staples of Daily Cleaner and Polish, Granite Gold have introduced some new items as well and we are proud to have these for sale.

First up, recognizing people are often left confused about which products to use on their natural stone surfaces to keep them looking their best, Granite Gold have produced the Home Care Collection Box set.

Comprising Daily Cleaner, Polish, All-surface Cleaner and the Scrub Sponge, the Home Care Collection gives you all the essential tools needed to keep your natural stone surfaces looking brand new.

Sometimes a quick wipe of the surface is all you need rather than a full spray and polish, fulfilling that need, Granite Gold have produced the following packs of wipes to make life easier.

Granite Gold Daily Cleaner Wipes are pre-moistened wipes in a pouch that can re-sealed. Impregnated with Daily Cleaner solution, the wipes make it simplicity itself to give the surfaces a quick spritz without breaking out the spray bottles.

Once you have cleaned using the daily cleaner wipes, you can now top up your shine with the new Granite Gold Polish Wipes. Available in the same re-sealing pouch, the Polish wipes make it so easy to keep that lustrous shine on your natural stone, the neighbours will be envious of.

Fed up with all the soggy bits of kitchen paper after using the Daily Cleaner or the Polish, well Granite Gold have thought of all that waste and taken steps to help you reduce it. They have produced a series of microfiber cloths that are specially designed to work with their products.

Machine washable, the cloths offer a large surface area to clean or buff up your Granite and other natural stone surfaces in the home, gone are the days of soggy kitchen roll or hunting around to find a clean cloth to use.

The Daily Cleaning Cloth has been specially designed to offer optimal cleaning potential when used in conjunction with Daily Cleaning Spray.

The same goes for the Polish Buffing Cloth, double sided, use one side to buff to a brilliant finish and the other side to wipe the surface dry.

The third of the microfiber cloths produced by Granite Gold is to aid the application of the Granite Gold Sealer. Developed with super-fine microfibers to penetrate the pores of natural stone,
Granite Gold Sealer Applicator evenly applies the sealer on granite, marble, travertine and all other natural stone.

Alternatively you can get all three in one pack with Granite Gold Microfiber Variety Pack.

Gently clean, seal and polish granite, marble, quartz and other stone. Soft microfiber cloths gently tackle the tasks and won’t scratch surfaces.

New Product Announcement

A little bit of a departure from our usual product lines, new from Manor Fireside Products, exterior, lockable, post boxes.

Named after the more affluent London areas, these attractive wall mounted post boxes would not look out of place in the areas they are named after.


All the post boxes come supplied with 2 keys and the all the fixtures needed to mount the box to the wall.

Weatherproof , all the boxes have covered letter slots and extra large openings to get even the largest letter out of the box safely without damage.

Attractively coloured white except the Kensington which is Stainless Steel. The boxes are subtle and understated with minimal styling, although the Bloomsbury has a Swiss cuckoo clock style look to it.

The post boxes are limited availability so grab one quick, just click the image of your choice to be taken directly to the purchase page on our website.

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.