Here at Dream Eco Products, one of our major goals is to be kind to the
environment. If your New Year resolution was to use less plastic or stop using toxic chemicals to clean, we can help.
We reduce plastic waste in two ways.
1. Reduce plastic use by re-using: We allow you to refill your own containers with our
cleaning products. We have a few locations so far that you can refill your containers from:
NAPIER: Full Circle, 56 Dalton Street Napier
ONEKAWA: 68 Wakefield Street, Onekawa
And Wholefoods: Market And Health Store - 52 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011
If you know of another location that would be great to home our refill centre, contact us!
2. Our range of body products come wrapped in beeswax wraps. These are easy to wrap
around the bars to prevent them drying out and cracking. Once your bar is finished, the
wrap can be washed thoroughly and re-used. Once the beeswax coating has worn off,
you can reapply the wax or simply throw the wrap in the green bin. No need for plastic
at all! Cleaning products that don’t harm the environment
There’s so much that we humans do unintentionally that can harm the environment. If your
New Year resolution was to rid your home -and environment- of harmful chemicals, we can help
you do this in three main ways.
1. No palm oil: Often, we don’t know the consequences of our choices. As a consumer, you
are probably not aware that many cleaning products contain palm oil. Production of palm oil eradicates natural rainforests, destroying the environment for huge numbers of
animals and removing trees. Our cleaners contain no palm oil.
2. Healthier for you: Fake fragrances, called phthalates, can cause endocrine disruption.
Bleach affects your lungs and causes COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
There’s a bunch of nasty things that commonly-used cleaning chemicals can do to you,
your family or pets. We don’t use them.
3. Healthier for the environment: The highly popular pyrethrum, used in many fly sprays,
will kill aquatic life. Run off from cleaning products can cause problems for waterways,
or plants. We use cleaning ingredients that are non-harmful for you, your family, your
garden and waterways.
Reduce plastic and have a healthier 2019
Here at Dream Eco Products, we want to help you reduce plastic use in your home and lessen
your impact on the environment. Check out our range of cleaners and make a positive start to
Our skin needs moisture to help with healing, prolong wrinkle-free skin and
to look healthy. But what’s the best way to provide moisture to the skin while being kind to the environment?
Moisturising body lotion bars
Using moisturising body bars rather than traditional moisturiser means you do away with the
need for a plastic bottle. Considering about 90% of NZ’s plastic is not recycled, this is a
significant amount of rubbish that goes straight to landfill. At Dream Eco, our bars are wrapped
with beeswax wraps. These are perfect to keep the bars from drying out, and once the bar is
finished, you can simply wash the wrap and re-use it. Once the wrap has worn out, it’s fully
Our moisturising body lotion bars have only natural ingredients, so you know they are good for
Kawakawa healing moisturising body lotion bar
This contains cocoa butter, beeswax, Kawakawa oil, organic hemp seed oil, Kawakawa extract
and frankincense oil. This bar is great for anyone who suffers from skin complaints such as
psoriasis and eczema. Gentle moisturising properties combined with the incredible healing
power of the NZ Native Kawakawa, hemp seed oil and frankincense make this perfect for sore,
dry skin- and the beeswax helps the skin to retain the moisture.
Jasmine and coconut moisturising body bar
The deeply moisturising shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter combine to make this bar
heaven for dry skin. The use of jasmine and coconut oils makes your skin smell incredible too.
Sandalwood Moisturising Body Lotion
Sandalwood is evocative of the oriental. But did you know that is has healing properties too,
making the inclusion of sandalwood incredibly positive for skin! This bar has shea butter, cocoa
butter, mango butter and patchouli essential oil. If you love the fragrance of musky sandalwood
and patchouli, this is perfect for you.
Wildflower remedy body lotion bar
This has a shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter base, with rosemary, bergamot and
wildflower essential oils. Lovely and fragrant, these oils also help skin health, can work to
reduce bad body odour and help as a natural antibacterial too.
Pop over to our online store and make a positive change to your life and the environment.
One of the most fun and creative gifts for the hard-to-buy-for woman in your
life is a gift basket. Pack it full of amazing products that are great for the
environment and her!
Natural first-aid kit
These would be a great stand-alone gift as well as part of a hamper. These natural defence kits
from Kesho have a range of categories, from the full essential-oil natural remedy kit to the detox
kit. Great for a person with a holistic view of health.
Moisturising body bars
These beautifully scented body bars do away with the need for plastic, AND the gorgeous range
of ingredients are actually good for your skin. Use Kawakawa oil for healing, cocoa butter for
lush moisturised skin, or cocoa and mango butter for natural non-irritating relief from dry skin.
This range is a great addition to any Christmas hamper!
For a range of eco-friendly kitchen gifts, consider buying beeswax wrap, these reusable pouches
(perfect for transporting sauces, baby food, or for yoghurt in school lunches), or this stylish
glass re-suable coffee cup. These little items are the perfect addition to any eco-friendly
Manuka oil products
The Maori knew it forever, and now science has proved it. Manuka has natural anti-bacterial
and anti-fungal properties. Not only that, but it has fantastic benefits for healing and also for
acne prevention. This range of products showcase the best of Manuka, all with the lovely crisp
citrus smell of Manuka.
Natural fly repellent
Flies are easily the worst thing about summer. Give the gift of a fly-free home with this
pesticide-free insect repellent. It uses the power of peppermint and eucalypt essential oils to
deter flies – and it’s incredibly effective. Wipe on benchtops, around doorways and wave
goodbye to irritating flies.
Give the gift of time
Studies have shown over and over again that people appreciate gifts that give them time. While
most presents are discarded within a year, giving free time to someone will be appreciate longer
than any gimmicky gift. For any time-strapped person, give a hours back into their lives with an
eco-friendly house clean, some lawnmowing and gardening, or maybe a natural-product based
Give an eco-friendly Christmas hamper this year
Whatever you decide to give someone, make sure it will be appreciated, used and have a
neutral- or positive- effect on the environment.
All our products contain no palm oil free, parabens or sodium lauryl sulphate. They are naturally scented with essential oils which impart a host of health and wellbeing benefits. We also have created our product range to be plastic-free- so our bars all come wrapped in beeswax wraps which are biodegradable and can easily be washed and re-purposed.
Moisturising body lotion bars
With four luxurious natural scents, these body bars do away with parabens, irritants and plastic bottles- better for you AND the environment. The range contains a mix of cocoa butter, beeswax, shea butter and mango butter ingredients. The bars are incredibly moisturising and provide relief to dry, itchy, irritated skin, and can assist the skin heal from damage.
Try the wildflower and bergamot scent for a gorgeous floral scent. The sandalwood and patchouli bars are evocative of the mystery of Asia, while the jasmine and coconut bar makes you feel like you’re on a tropical island. And finally, unleash the healing power of NZ native kawakawa and hemp seed oil, with the calming properties of frankincense oil- great for sufferers of psoriasis.
Soap free natural bodywash bars
Soap can be incredibly drying for sensitive skin. Our soap-free bodywash bars provide great cleaning while providing moisturisation- and they smell delicious! They come wrapped in beeswax wraps, avoiding the use of more planet-harming plastic. The bubblegum scent is fun, great for kids or the young-at-heart. There is also a jasmine and coconut bar, wildflower rosemary and bergamot, and sandalwood and patchouli scent.
Once used, leave the wet bodywash bar on the beeswax wrap to dry, then wrap to prevent cracking.
Handmade shampoo bars
Our ‘no-poo’ hand-made shampoo bars are an excellent environmentally friendly Christmas gift idea. They come in five delicious flavours, and all are wrapped in our natural beeswax wraps.
Hemp seed and aloe vera is nourishing, moisturising and has natural antibacterial and viral properties. The rosemary, wildflower and bergamot shampoo bars smell amazing, and work hard to promote great scalp health- this bar is great for those suffering from dandruff. The citrus and mint bar is ideal for those with frizzy hair. The orange and citrus shampoo bar is revitalising and energising, moisturising the hair and stimulating hair growth. Finally, the lemon and coconut flavour is ideal for those with oily hair. Coconut helps to add shine and makes the hair stronger.
Environmentally friendly Christmas gift ideas for those that care
Whether you’re buying for a health and environment-conscious teen or a crunchy Mama, our range of products are a great Christmas gift. Buy one as a stocking stuffer or mix and match to create a holistic range of personal care products. Head over to our online store and buy a gift that will be used and appreciated.
What our customers love about our amazing cleaning
We have the best customers, who are just as committed to a healthy environment and a healthy
home as much as we are. From the feedback we get from them, here are the best things about
Our products smell amazing
One woman told us her husband loves walking into the house after milking and smelling the
beautiful aromas from our products ‘floating through’ the house. Another happy customer noted
that she wants to keep cleaning because she loves the smell of the cinnamon and tangerine
surface cleaner so much! (Is it really that good? You’ll have to try it and find out!)
Fly off surface cleaner
Due to the sheer volume of feedback, this product has a category all of its own. Not only do
people think the smell is ‘heavenly’, but it actually is effective at keeping the flies away. The
formula removes fly spots easily and helps to prevent the flies from returning. This is a definite
Our products are gentle on the skin
As anyone with sensitive skin can attest, a new cleaning or self-care product can result in dry,
red, itchy and painful skin. A change in anything can result in a flare-up of dermatitis or
psoriasis. Dream Eco Products have been designed to be gentle on you and your skin so you can
use these safely. Some products even are good for the skin, with essential oils offering benefits
to skin health.
Our products are effective
With our products leaving floors smelling ‘lovely, clean and fresh and shiny too’ and customers
saying that our products are ‘some of the best products I’ve ever used’, you know that you’ll be
able to replicate those results in your house. As one woman said, Dream Eco Products ‘actually
make cleaning a pleasure’. How amazing (and can she come and clean our homes for us?)!
We understand it might seem impossible to declutter your home. Research shows that
decluttering your home actually decreases cortisol levels (that’s the chemical in your body that
makes you feel stressed). A cluttered house can also make you feel like you don’t have
everything under control.
Worryingly, crowded homes may contribute to children’s inability to regulate their emotions
and behaviour. But you know this, because it affects you too.
So is there a trick to easily learn how to declutter your home?
Declutter one day at a time
This isn’t a project you can do in one day. While you can make a dent in it with a big effort, this is
really a long term project. There are a couple of strategies- one is that you throw/ recycle/ give
away one thing a day for as long as required. Another one is the ‘Minimalism Game’, where you
remove one thing on day one of the month, and add one thing a day, so that by the 31 st , you’ll
remove 31 things…. That’s 496 things!
Involve the kids
Get your children involved. Ask them to contribute the things they don’t play with/ fit/ use any
more. Even better, tell them that you’ll donate the goods to your local op-shop, so that their old
stuff goes to someone in need. You’ll be surprised by how giving children can be (and also, how
resistant they may be to removing some fairly innocuous things from their lives).
Imagine how accomplished you will feel
To be able to open your wardrobe and see clothes you actually wear, hanging tidily. Easily
opening and closing drawers that aren’t packed to overflowing with t-shirts, or broken kitchen
implements or dead batteries. Going into the garage and being able to access all your car doors
This kind of clutter takes up space in your brain and it’s tremendously empowering to remove
it. It gives you more energy and it makes you feel like you’ve achieved something. So if you’ve
been putting off decluttering your home, start today, with just one object (maybe even start
with your plastic cupboard). Even a flood starts with a single drop of rain.
Ammonia, bleach and chlorine
Some cleaning products are toxic to your pets. Ammonia, bleach and chlorine can cause your pet
skin and eye irritation and breathing problems. Chlorine in particular is heavier than air, and so
it will naturally affect your pet more than you as they are closer to the ground.
Citrus and cats
Cats don’t like citrus. That includes orange, lemon and citronella. While it won’t harm them, it
will make them avoid that spot in your home- which makes it ideal to deter a feline. If you have
a cat that urinates on a certain spot or scratches a piece of furniture that they shouldn’t, a spray
of citronella/ water on the area will deter them.
Some essential oils
Some essential oils can be highly toxic to our pets. Cats in particular can suffer from exposure to
some oils as their livers don’t metabolise some compounds. These include tea tree, peppermint,
pine, eucalyptus, lavender, cinnamon and clove oil. Dogs can find cinnamon, citrus, peppermint,
pine, tea tree and pennyroyal to be toxic/ irritating. Be very careful when using diffusers and
essential oils around your animals.
Animals can be affected by a range of artificial and natural scents. If you use air fresheners,
deodorisers, scented candles, incense or potpourri, these can irritate cats and dogs. This
irritation can appear as sneezing and coughing, but can also give your furry friends headaches
and nausea, liver and kidney damage and even cancer. Birds in particular can be more sensitive
to scents, because their bodies are so small.
Fly spray is not toxic to cats and dogs, but much like humans, they may find it irritating. Avoid
spraying around them. However, if you have fish or an aquarium, be very, very careful when
using fly or bug spray of any sort, including daisy derivative pyrethrum. Even small amounts of
fly spray can kill your fish or aquarium inhabitants.
Keep your pets safe
Use natural-based cleaners. This lemongrass based cleaner will deodorise and clean without
irritating your pet. It also has the benefit of having slightly catnip-esque effects. If you have fish
tanks and want to avoid fly spray, use this Fly –Off surface cleaner. This will control pests
without having to resort to fish-killing chemicals. To kill mould and mildew, this cleaner is
vinegar based which is safe for use around animals.
Also, remember that dogs have more than 220 million scent receptors, and cats have 45 -80
million. Humans have only five million. Next time you’re using a strong cleaning product and it
bothers you, imagine how much worse it will be for your pet. If unsure, put your pet outside
before starting any cleaning.
Cleaning the toilet isn’t fun. It’s also a task that uses chemicals like bleach,
which can be harmful to the environment. So Dream Eco Products have created
toilet bombs- a simple way to clean your toilet effectively, safely and without
scrubbing for hours.
What is in our eco-friendly toilet cleaner bombs?
These toilet bombs contain sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), citric acid (found in lemons),
tapioca starch (to make the balls stick together) and coco glucoside. The coco glucoside is a
product that helps de-grease and it’s a by-product from coconut oil – no palm oil here!
How do these toilet bombs work?
Simply pop one of these toilet bombs in the toilet bowl and leave for as long as possible.
Overnight is best as this gives it time to work its magic. Then, give the bowl a quick scrub and
watch the stains disappear. You can also pop one of these in the cistern to dislodge build-up and
The sodium bicarbonate and citric acid work together to de-scale, de-rust and easily eat away at
any stains and build-up. The citric acid is a natural whitener, so it leaves the bowl sparkling
clean and white.
Three scents available
There are three different fragrances available; all using essential oils to not only impart scent
but also to harness natural cleaning powers. For instance, cinnamon and tangerine, one of our
most popular scents, is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Our lemongrass and lime range
is great for smelly bathrooms as lemongrass is a natural deodoriser, leaving your bathroom
smelling clean. The pine and sweet orange range is fresh smelling and naturally anti-bacterial.
Toilet cleaner safe for septic tanks
Because we don’t use bleach or surfactants, our toilet bombs are safe for septic tank systems
and the natural environment. So you can easily clean your toilet, knowing it’s safe in all septic
Last year, California became the first state to legally require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose their ingredients. It means that every chemical, every fake scent, every input in the cleaning formula, has to be included on the ingredients list.
Why does this matter?
With the Roundup case in the media and recent studies showing that our long-trusted bleach is actually harmful to our health, it’s becoming clear that we simply don’t know what’s in our cleaning products, and we don’t know the implications of what we are using. The active ingredient in Roundup is Glyphosate, which has no side effects in humans but has been demonised. Yet we’ve happily used bleach for years, exposing ourselves and our children to it.
This step of demanding complete transparency allows (mostly) women to take steps to protect themselves and their families from harm-causing compounds and potential allergens.
Why is this important for New Zealand?
Currently in New Zealand, manufacturers aren’t required to disclose precisely what is in their products. Some known hazardous chemicals are to be listed, but only if they are over set limits. Manufacturers can claim that their ingredients are confidential and that disclosing their formulas risk exposing their trade secrets.
However with the increased bogus claims of ‘fake’ green or eco-positive claims alongside increased understandings of chemicals that are harm causing, it’s time this practice was made clean.
The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust
You may be familiar with the clean, green, environmental choice tick that is present on a range of cleaning products. This is the closest thing New Zealand has to identifying everything on a labelling list. However it still is not clear what is in the products. While known endocrine disruptor phthalates are excluded, fake fragrances are still allowed. We simply do not know enough about the outcomes of use of these.
You can trust us.
Here at Dream Eco products, we list all our ingredients on our labels. It’s right there for you to see. We’ve researched and studied the chemicals and we only use the ones we know are safe. In a world of fake, we offer cleaning products that we KNOW are safe- so we know we can be 100% transparent with our customers.
Essential oils are excellent for cleaning- not only are a number of them naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, but they offer extra benefits for your health and home.
An antibacterial oil, lavender oil is gentle and smells amazing. Known to alleviate headaches and help with sleep and alleviating depression, it is excellent for use in the home. Long used by the Egyptians and Romans for bathing and purifying, its antibacterial and antiviral qualities make it an easy contender for the top five cleaning essential oils.
Anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-septic, lemongrass is a great essential oil to have around the home. The best part about it is that it is a natural deodoriser. Wipe down benches to remove food and cooking smells, or use in the bathroom to banish any lingering unpleasant odours. It’s also a natural insect repellent!
Anti-microbial, this is the oil that many people turn to when colds and viruses strike. Eucalyptus oil helps to relieve colds and coughs, cleaning airways and helping with decongesting. A spray around the home helps to disinfect the air in the home- and also to deter flies and other pests.
Orange and lemon citrus oils
Citrus oils contain a compound called myrcene (also found in hops, this is an essential ingredient in beer!) that make them great essential oils for cleaning. Orange and lemon oils are anti-septic, anti-biotic, and it smells great- many modern cleaners have orange-based scents. It’s also excellent at cutting through greasy kitchen dirt, making this an ideal addition to any eco-positive cleaning regime!
We know cinnamon is delicious, great to eat as part of a healthy diet and it smells amazing. But it’s so much more than that! Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years for its Ayurvedic health benefits, including anti-microbial and antifungal benefits. It’s also a deodoriser, making it a great part of your cleaning regime.