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Free Offer!! Maid Simple Washing Up Liquid.

Long has it been said “you don’t get something for nothing”, well I am about to prove them wrong.

Starting today, we are giving away a FREE 500ml bottle of Maid Simple Washing Up Liquid* with every Maid Simple product … [read more...]

Uh Oh! It’s All Gone Dark!

 

At least we got advance notice this time. On the 2nd June (Friday), we have been informed by the power company, they are having to upgrade some wires in our area and are having to shutdown the power grid … [read more...]

Spring Bank Holiday

 

You have got to love the month of May, just when you thought you could sneak quietly into June, it throws out another long weekend for us all, much to the consternation of the guv’nor who is now trying … [read more...]

May Day Bank Holiday

Having only just recovered from the extended break that Easter gave us, we find ourselves facing another days holiday.

Our administration office will be closed on Monday 1st May

In practical terms it means we will be unable to process … [read more...]

Special Offer – Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce 150ml Bottles

Exclusive to our E-Bay store, we have a fantastic offer to share with you.

If you love the great taste of Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce, then now is the time to re-stock the pantry.

If you are one of those … [read more...]

Granite Gold Is Finally Here And There Is Something New

When our order from Granite Gold finally arrived yesterday after months at sea, we were mildly surprised to find a brand new product nestled away at the back of the container. We are pleased to announce the full Granite Gold range has been unpacked and stocked in and is now already flying off the shelves.

Granite Gold Outdoor Stone Cleaner had for ages, been available in a 1.8 litre “jerry” can style, specially designed to use with a garden hose for cleaning large area of exterior stone work like a patio or driveway. Now it seems Granite Gold have produced a version of their outdoor stone cleaner that is for use on a more regular basis and on a smaller area where the regular cleaner would be too impractical or wasteful.

Introducing, Granite Gold Outdoor Stone Cleaner Spray.

A general purpose cleaner, specially designed to use on the smaller exterior stonework, for instance, outdoor stone tables and kitchens, BBQ islands, stone counters and more. Safe to use on Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Slate and Natural Quartz surfaces. Bottled in a convenient handheld trigger spray, literally just spray and wipe, it’s that easy to use.

With Spring just around the corner and the promise of better weather ahead, now is the time to give that exterior stonework a thorough cleaning so that when you can finally spend some quality time in the garden, everything is spick and span.

Pick some up sooner rather than later and get the jump on the spring cleaning also, with a 3 month round trip to restock, grab it now.

New Product! Aquazzee. A Food Safe and 100% Natural Disinfectant

One of the biggest concerns that people have with their household cleaning regime is “are the products I am using really safe to use?” especially on kitchen surfaces where food is prepared.

Allow me to allay this particular concern. A brand new product crossed my desk recently and I feel I need to tell you all about it.

Introducing.

Aquazzee – Foosan. Made by a UK company called EezzeE,  it is a 100% natural disinfectant, so natural in fact, the principle ingredient is already a chemical that is naturally produced by our bodies Hypochlorous acid and saline, the product is so safe, below is a video demonstration of the product, the demonstrator actually drinks it!! (You can’t do that with Domestos!).

It goes on to kill 99.9999% of Pathogens and is effective against E. Coli, S. aureus, C.diff, MRSA and Norovirus (a nasty bunch, you wouldn’t want to contract).

KEY BENEFITS

  • FAST ACTING EFFICACY (< 1 MINUTE)
  • FOOD SAFE
  • DOES NOT TAINT FOOD
  • BIODEGRADABLE
  • DEODORISES
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
  • DOESN’T REQUIRE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Today, we rely on various chemicals to clean our environment and make it safe to inhabit, even though cleaning liquids are as safe as they can be and still be effective at doing their job, it is nice to know that there is a product on the market, that is completely safe to use, even if it does taste funny.

Available to buy now, click the link in green above or the image to be taken to the product page where for a limited time you can save £2.00 off the Recommended Retail Price or make greater savings by buying a case of 6.

Granite Gold Stock Is On The Horizon…

Quite literally as it happens. In fact, if you stand on the high water mark on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland with a good pair of binoculars, you could probably see the ship.

We have been reliably informed the the ship will make port on the 29th January conditions permitting. Give it a couple of days to unload and sort our stock out, a few more days for it to get inspected and passed through customs and then delivered to us, we should have the stock on the shelves 2nd week of February.

In anticipation of this joyous arrival, we have opened pre-orders for the stock items that were currently out of stock.

To make a pre-order, just order through the website as normal and we will dispatch the item(s) as soon as they are booked in. If you wish to order other products as well as place a pre-order, you can submit the one cart including the Granite Gold item you want, we will just hold dispatching the whole order until we can include the Granite Gold item or alternatively submit a separate order for the Granite Gold item separately from the other products.

Granite Gold Natural Stone Care Products have been produced in the USA for over 60 years and are widely regarded as one of the best family of products for this market and Homecare Essentials are proud to be the only “official” stockists in the UK.

Announcement! – A Brand New Product From HG Hagesan

This does not happen very often, where I get the chance to announce a new addition to the HG Hagesan family, but late last year, they unveiled a new variation of their incredible, best selling, Mould Spray.

HG Hagesan are great believers in the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. They only make a change to a product if it is absolutely necessary or to improve an already impressive item and make it better, and this is what they have done.They have taken the already brilliant Mould Spray and made it even better.

Introducing Mould Remover Foam Spray.

It still has the same fantastic mould eradication formula found in the liquid version Mould Spray but it is now a foam instead. What this means is that you have better control over where you want the product to go, it won’t spread out like a liquid and because it is a foam, it can stick to surfaces like walls and tiles and get right to the places that you want to treat, more effectively.

Another great benefit of it being a foaming agent over a liquid is that it is not as “pungent” as the liquid version, that said you still need to ventilate the room while using, it just means it won’t burn your nostril hairs like before. It is stronger too, meaning it takes a lot less effort to achieve the desired results, and no scrubbing is a win in anyone’s book.

All in all, Mould Remover Foam Spray is another step up from it’s older brother Mould Spray in the same way that Google is a step up from a library, they both do the same job, it’s just Google is easier to use and more convenient and I can easily see this being as popular if not more so than the currently massive selling Mould Spray. As always, click the green links to go directly to the product page.

Until the next time, Bye for now.

A Christmas Announcement 2. To be Jolly.

This year is a bit problematical because of the awkward way Christmas Day falls and the extra days holiday created because of this, almost all of our stock suppliers have decided to make a complete holiday of the Christmas period, closing down from Monday 19th December until January 3rd.

I am not begrudging them the break, lord knows they deserve it, that does create some potential issues for us regarding stock availability on some product lines and fulfilling orders over the Christmas period. We are working, even if they are not.

As we speak, our warehouse elves are freeing up as much room as is possible without some complicated space folding techniques and Einstein-Rosenberg quantum warp tunneling, while our fulfillment pixies are ordering as many of our most popular selling items they can get their hands on in readiness for the shutdown.

What this basically means for you, faithful customer, is that there may be the slightest possibility of the merest hint of a chance that we will be unable to fulfill and dispatch your order within our normal timescales, although, we will do everything in our power to avoid that happening if at all possible. If that does occur with your particular order, we will notify you via email straightaway. As always, we will confirm all orders dispatched over the holiday period via email.

From all at Homecare Essentials,

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

A Christmas Announcement. ‘Tis The Season.

The festive season is upon us once again, twinkling lights, carol music in the shops, the hordes looking for last minute gifts, wishing for snow and getting drizzle and a credit card bill that requires two envelopes to arrive in, Ahhhhh Christmas, you have to love it.

This year, our office opening hours are:

Thursday 22nd – Open 9am to 5pm

Friday 23rd – Open 9am to 1pm

Saturday 24th – Closed

Sunday 25th – Closed

Monday 26th – Closed

Tuesday 27th – Closed

Wednesday 28th – Open 10am to 4pm

Thursday 29th – Open 10am to 4pm

Friday 30th – Open 9am to 12pm

Saturday 31st – Closed

Sunday 1st Jan – Closed

Monday 2nd Jan – Closed

Tuesday 3rd Jan – Open 9am to 5pm

Please Note: Any order received after 3pm Thursday 22nd will not be dispatched until Wednesday 28th December.

 

From us all at Homecare Essentials, we wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

The End Of An Era. A New Dawn Approaches.

After 7 years of faithful service and over a million orders taken, we are finally retiring our current website. Although it was cutting edge when we launched it back in 2010, it has sadly become too old and intractable to keep up with the modern consumer and so like a thoroughbred that is too old to race, It is being put out to pasture and enjoy a long deserved rest.

Very soon now, we will be unveiling our brand new, all singing, all dancing website. Completely designed from the ground up by Advansys Ecommerce Solutions (Their website can be found HERE), the new website will have features we only dreamed about having previously, for example;

100% scalability, this means that regardless of the device you are viewing on, the webpage will scale to your screen giving you a faultless experience without scrolling to see the whole page.

Customer Accounts, you can create your own personalised shopping account which will allow us to reward loyalty and provide individual discounts and specially created offers, just for you.

A shipping calculator, now you can find out the shipping costs of the item(s) you want to order in advance of checking out.

Single Page Checkout, rather than the current 3 page Checkout on our site at the moment.

An Intuitive Search Facility, You can search for an item in multiple ways with Brand, Keyword, Usage and more.

The web pages have been completely revamped to provide a much cleaner and more informative display and will be more intuitive and easier overall to use and find the things you are looking for.

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Above is a mock up of the homepage.

Today, we begin the mammoth task of transitioning over to the new website, this means that from today, we are locking the content of the existing website, it means no new products will be added and the only update we make from now, will be stock control. Also, this blog as it is now, is integrated into the current website which means that this will be the last blog for a while, however, you can still follow us on Twitter: @HomecareMedia and also on Facebook: /Homecare Essentials. Any announcements or notices will be posted there until the new website is up and running which we are hoping to be sometime January 2017, fingers crossed.

This is Homecare Essentials, signing off for a while.

Enjoy Some “Me” Time With Pure Spa Aromatherapy Bath Fragrances.

Whirlpool baths, Jacuzzis and Garden Hot tubs are wonderful things to have, they give you that extra dimension to a bath, they both relax and invigorate you simultaneously. One of the biggest issues with owning one is finding something suitable that you can use to make the session smell good, because of how they work, you can’t just “pop into” Boots or The Body Shop and use any old bubble bath, you need to have a low foaming or preferably no foaming compound and most of them tend to smell like you are boiling old socks.

For the longest time, Pure Spa who are specialists in Whirlpool baths and Spas, produced a specific low foaming set of fragrances that were popular and smelled really good. Unfortunately, these were discontinued by Pure Spa at the end of last year. As it turns out, it was to make way for a new and better product.

 

Pure Spa Aromatherapy Bath Fragrances are specially designed to be used in Whirlpool Baths, Jacuzzis, Spas and Garden Hot tubs as well as your own normal bathtub.

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Available in six fabulous fragrances, the essential oils will take you to a whole other level of relaxation and invigoration. You can choose from, (just click the fragrance to go directly to the product page).

Rose: A wonderfully intense sweet floral fragrance that brings harmony and balance for mind and body.

Orchid: A sweetly seductive fragrance that is a delight to the senses and a lovely skin refresher.

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

Jasmine: A sweetly spicy sensual fragrance that soothes and lifts the spirit, creating a feeling of positivity.

Green Tea: A coolly subtle fresh fragrance to both soothe and stimulate the senses, uplifting the spirit.

Eucalyptus: An invigorating, refreshing fragrance that clears the mind and senses, aiding concentration and helping to make breathing easier.

The Eucalyptus in particular is going to be very useful when the dreaded winter colds strike. These are really potent, you just need a capful, about 25ml and that will give you 10 applications.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a Hot Tub or a Whirlpool Bath, so I am just going to have to make do with my ordinary boring bathtub but at least I have a fragrance for all moods without spending a small fortune on bubble bath. That will keep the missus happy.

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Amazon In The News Again. What Price For Cheap Products?

An interesting article has surfaced on the BBC news website today regarding the online retail giant we all know and loathe love, Amazon!

The article itself is a forerunner to a TV program showing tonight on BBC1 called Inside Amazon – An Inside Out Special at 7.30pm

Amazon, it appears, are being naughty when it comes to their deliveries, in the article, found Hereit says that the delivery drivers are effectively forced to work for less than minimum wage and longer hours than is legal for a driver allowed by law. 

The drivers are expected to pay rental charges on the provided vans and are provided the basic third party only insurance with an excess that you would expect to have with an Aston Martin DBS and deliver a set number of parcels in a day. A BBC reporter went undercover as an Amazon Logistics Driver, these are the people who deliver your orders when you buy with Prime and guarantee next day delivery or Sunday deliveries, and over the course of a 2 week stint uncovered some alarming and frankly disturbing things.

He had drivers telling him that to maintain the delivery schedule they have no time for toilet breaks and had to poop in bags or pee in a bottle. A supervisor told him to not worry about wearing a seatbelt as the Police won’t stop a delivery driver and other drivers admit to breaking the speed limits to make the delivery schedules as the times allowed do not allow for traffic jams or even red lights.

As if that is not bad enough, to be an amazon driver, they require you to be officially classed as self employed which is their way of circumvent the minimum wage laws and employment right laws that entitle you to things like Holiday Pay and Statutory Sick Pay. It becomes a little clearer how they manage to keep their prices so low.

We use Amazon as a sales platform and in a few cases, compete with them directly on goods for sale, it is a matter of pride that we remain independent and we do not use Amazon to deliver our goods, we use Both Royal Mail and UK Mail whom we know do not exploit their drivers in the same way Amazon does.

Give your Washing Machine or Dishwasher a Treat this November! It deserves it

 

Last month, our friends over at HG Hagesan, provided us with a small discount on a product which allowed us to pass that saving to you, our faithful customers. Well, they have only gone and done it again!

For November, we are pleased to announce, there is a 15% discount on HG Hagesan Service Engineer. This really is a special and very useful product. In the long run it could save you £££’s on call out charges and repair bills.

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This means a reduction from £7.56 inc VAT down to £6.42 inc VAT *shipping not included* Just add the item to the cart and on the checkout page, the discount will be automatically applied to the item. Simple. As always, click the links to go to the product directly.

HG Hagesan Service Engineer is the maintenance product to prolong the life of your dishwasher or washing machine. It ensures that filters, floaters, drainage pipes and other hard to reach parts do not become dirty. Sealing rubbers remain elastic and water resistant, preventing leakage and short circuits. Used by Professional Repairmen.

Take a look at the video below to see how it will benefit you.

This offer runs until midnight on 30th November, buy it now before it reverts back to it’s original price and ensure the dishwasher is up to the job of the Christmas dinner washing up.

Remember, remember, discounts in November,

They stop things costing a lot.

We know of no reason,

Why, in this, bargain season,

the discounts should ever stop.