Archive for New Products

Introducing British Basics

A new company with a retro feel.

Before the age of the internet and the rise of shopping juggernauts like Amazon, if you needed to re-stock up on household cleaning products you had 2 choices, you could either jump in the car and brave the shopping hordes or you could order from a catalogue and have it delivered a few days later.

Over the last few years, the Internet had effectively killed off the catalogue and catalogue shopping vanished, consigned to the mists of the past. Or so we thought…..

British Basics emerged from the northern welsh hills during the last year, a new company with an old idea, to re-instate catalogue shopping. With the majority of the country locked down and delivery companies stretched beyond breaking point, British Basics brought back an old model, using local agents in your area, they could drop off a catalogue of their products with contact details and you could order from the safety of your home and have the catalogue collected and your items delivered to you a few days later.

With their range of household products produced in Wales and sourced from only UK providers, We at Homecare Essentials have joined forces with British Basics and have incorporated their product range alongside our existing product catalogue on our website, you can find all the British Basics products listed HERE. From carpet cleaners to Rust removers, British Basics have a product for you.

We also have a supply of the catalogues for you to look over, If you would like one, please email customerservice@homecaressentials.co.uk with your name and address and we will pop one in the post for you or you can order directly from our website HERE.

Oven Mate BBQ Kit. NEW IN STOCK

For years the brand name Oven Mate has been synonymous with oven and hob cleaning and are second to none for quality and results in the home. Now, Oven Mate have taken their expertise outside the home to provide you with the all you need kit to clean and protect your BBQ.

As someone, like many, who loves to BBQ, the worst part of the whole experience is the clean up afterward, like you, I dread the effort of scrubbing and scraping to remove those welded on food deposits after the racks have gone cold.

Fortunately, Oven Mate have stepped in and made our lives so much easier and saved us all the effort. The Oven Mate BBQ Clean and Protect Kit has everything you need to clean your BBQ for the next time you use it and also provide all you need to give it a deep clean before you put it away for the end of the season.

Contained within the handy carry / storage case is two Grill Gremlins, these specially designed scourer pads are shaped and grooved to to fit the bars of the cooking rack to get in between and clean those hard to reach parts, A steel brush and scraper, a can of Oven Mate BBQ Oven and Grill Cleaner used to loosen food deposits and cut through grease, this can also be used on racks when they are still hot. You also get a bottle of Oven Mate BBQ Deep Cleaner, this is used in conjunction with the rack bags also supplied to deep clean the racks before the season end rest, you also get two pairs of protective gloves and two pairs of arm protectors to use when doing that deep clean. Finally to help keep the racks looking their best when you use them again, Oven Mate have provided you with two Grill mats, these are placed over the grills before cooking and you cook the food directly on the mat, I have used grill mats myself and they are great, they evenly conduct the heat from the flames or coals right across the surface of the mat to give you an even cooking and will still give you the grill marks on meat while it cooks.

All this for £27.99, this is one of those quality of life products that really does make a difference.

Introducing Delphis Eco Cleaning Products.

Delphis have been around since 2007, never heard of them? I am not surprised, let me shed some light on cleanings best kept secret.

You have probably walked past them in the supermarket and not noticed, they have quite plain and unassuming packaging with grey bottles but what those bottles contain is helping to change the planet.

In a time when watchwords like “Green” and “Eco Friendly” are bounced around more than a tennis ball at a Wimbledon final, Delphis are actually doing it by producing a range of environmentally friendly cleaning products for use both in the home and in professional service.

All the packaging used in the manufacture of the products is 100% recycled. Delphis Eco products do not contain phosphates or phosphonates. Traditional detergents are a source of phosphorus in waterways. Phosphorus causes over-fertilisation of aquatic flora like algae – a condition known as eutrophication. When these flora die, they decay and use up oxygen, causing the death of fish, invertebrates, and aquatic organisms.

The holders of not one but two Royal Warrants, Delphis are by appointment to Her Majesty and the Prince of Wales, used by the Royal households but without a Royal price tag.

As more and more households become environmentally aware, consumers are crying out for everyday cleaning products that cause no harm to the environment or themselves in their use and can be recycled easily.

You can check out the range of Delphis Eco Cleaning products HERE

New Products From Garden Genie

As the weather starts to improve and we can finally get out to enjoy our outside spaces, We can turn our attention to preparing the ground, ready for that first gathering of long absent friends and family.

If, like me, you have an abundance of moss that just seems to appear from nowhere overnight, you will know what a chore clearing out the guttering can be, it is one of those jobs that you put off until the first big rain storm and your guttering turns in to Niagra Falls.

Garden Genie Gutter Cleaner and Inhibitor will help you deal with that pesky moss and algae, once you have cleared the lumps out, just spray and wipe, the special formula contains an inhibitor which will prevent regrowth and leave your gutters clean, clear and working properly.

For those of you lucky enough to have the space for a Hot tub and enjoy the use of their own, you will know they take a lot of maintaining. Garden Genie have added a couple of new products to make maintaining your Hot tub easier .

Starting with Garden Genie Hot Tub Shine and Protect, this is a specially formulated cleaner and conditioner that cleans and polishes and also protects the acrylic, vinyl and rubber surfaces on your hot tub. It protects those surfaces from UV, moisture and harsh chemical degradation which makes it ideal for covers and the acrylic surfaces.

The final new product is also for Hot tub maintenance and is Garden Genie Hot Tub Filter Cleaner. The most important part of the Hot tub maintenance is the filter cleaning and this makes that onerous task an awful lot easier. Just remove the filter, hose it down to remove the big bits of gunk, spray the solution and let the filter soak, after it has soaked for a time, just remove again and hose down the filter, this will ensure it removes all the little bits of gunk that stubbornly cling on to the filter pleats. Allow the filter to dry completely and just put it back in place. Job done.

Put The Shine Back On Your Kitchen Worktops and Gloss Units.

They looked incredible when they were first installed but oh boy do they take some work to keep that mirror gloss shine. High Shine granite or marble kitchen work surfaces are a magnet for finger prints and smudges and before too long become dull, no longer giving you that mirror shine that looks so good. Getting the shine back can take a lot of elbow grease and unless your cleaning cloth is exceptionally clean can often make smears and smudges worse.

The chemistry wizards over at Tableau products have put their minds to addressing the problem and have come up with a solution.

Introducing Tableau Gloss Kitchen Polish.

This alchemical marvel takes all the effort out of maintaining that mirror like shine on your marble, granite and gloss finish kitchen units and worktops. It is literally just spray and wipe. No more smears and smudges, no more fingerprints and importantly it is streak free. The bottle also features a unique dual action nozzle on the trigger pump, flip up the end and you will get a spray dispensing, keep the end of the nozzle closed and it will generate a gentle foam.

This really does what it says on the bottle. Just click the product name above to purchase. Be the envy of your neighbours.

New: Pure-Spa Spa Aroma with essential oils.

Add an extra dimension to your bath with the restorative properties of essential oils for a luxurious aromatherapy treatment in your Spa or Hot tub.

Pure-Spa Spa Aroma is designed to mix totally with your spa water without interacting with the disinfection system or leave a residue in your spa or pipework.

The essential oils are solubilised to create a solution in order to be diluted perfectly in the spa water, without any impact on purification or filtration. To enjoy a spa bath with essential oils, pour two to three tablespoons directly into the water for an average sized tub (1.5 m3) lasting about 20 to 30 minutes.

Available in 6 wonderful fragrances to cater to your mood.

Cedar & Verbena : The perfect marriage between soft woody Cedar and fresh lemony Verbena.

EucalyptusAn invigorating, refreshing fragrance that clears the mind & senses, aiding concentration and helping to make breathing easier.

Lavender: A soft, cool herbal fragrance that is renowned for its calming properties, relieving the tensions and stresses of modern life. (Currently unavailable)

Orange Blossom: A sweet sensual fragrance of exotic blooms that soothes & lifts the spirit, creating a feeling of positivity.

OrientA warm, spicy and seductive fragrance that is a delight to the senses and a lovely skin refresher.

Rosemary: An invigorating and powerful herb known for its healing properties.

To purchase, click either the image or the fragrance to be taken to the product page where you can treat yourself, you deserve it.

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 pleasing Lavender or Lemon fragrance.
It contains no phosphates or other harmful chemicals.

For use on Glass top stoves, Stainless steel, Silver, Brass and Copper, Shower doors, Tiles, BBQ Grills, Outdoor furniture, Pools and Jacuzzis, Microwaves and Cookers Aluminium Wheels, Chromes, Grills and Leather.

Simple to use,

Wet the sponge and wipe it over the paste. Apply to the soiled area in a circular motion then rinse with water and wipe dry with a Microfibre Cloth.

Let the paste dry before closing the container.

Note: Always test for colour fastness on a non-visible part prior to use.

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.

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.

Bloomsbury
Belgravia
Mayfair
Kensington
Pimlico

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.

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.