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EU Cosmetics Directive & Wikaniko Products

Our fabulous Mineral Make-up Range will not be in production after July 2013 for a few months.  So stock up now!

Our fabulous Mineral Make-up Range will not be in production after July 2013 for a few months. So stock up now!

July 11th is D-Day for many small cosmetic manufacturers as all products made after this date need to meet the new EU Directive on Cosmetic products.   Products made before the date can continue to be sold after it, but as with many other small-scale manufacturers, Wikaniko may have a hiatus in production of some of its own brand products.  In addition, the prohibitive cost of meeting the new requirements (about £500 for an exisiting product or up to £2000 for a new product) may result in some of our smaller suppliers going out of business – we hope not.

Overall it is only about 10% of the Wikaniko range of products that will be affected by this ruling and though a few products may go out of production, most will reappear – meeting all new regulations – on our ‘web-shop shelves’ in the autumn.

So, if you are a fan of any of the following products please do stock up now!  I would hate for you to run out.

Mineral Makeup – the powders and lipsticks will be affected for a short while.

Wikaniko Luxury Shampoos, Conditioners, Creams & Lotions – many of these will be affected by the new regulations, so please do stock up.

Wikaniko Organic Lip Balms – these will be affected for a few months, so again, please do stock up.

Wikaniko Bath Salts (in jars) & Bath Bombs – again, these will be affected so please stock up.

Fabulous 2-for1 offer - order yours now (June 2013)

Fabulous 2-for1 offer – order yours now (June 2013)

Wikaniko Deodorant Stones – one of our top-selling products and sadly will be affected for a while.  Please do stock up and take advantage of our great 2-4-1 offer: buy one and you will recieve 2 in your order.

A couple of products are likely to be discontinued – the bath melts & rollerballs are currently on this list.

Lastly, our own-brand range of shampoos, conditioners, shower gels & handwashes will be discontinued and replaced with equivalents from the Faith In Nature Range.  The products are very similar and price per 100ml is comparable, if not better, so this is a great deal.

I will add comments to this post as more information comes in, so please do return to check it.

Please do get in touch if you would like more information.


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Shopping & Saving with Wikaniko

I use a bamboo flannel for my baby boy as it is the softest flannel I have ever felt in my life. He loves it too.

I buy quite a lot of everyday items through Wikaniko, saving myself about 25% on the cost every month.  Some are one-off purchases, but most are things that we use and need replenishing.  If I go around the house these are the things I will buy – perhaps not every month, but regularly….

Kitchen:

  • BioD Washing up Liquid
  • BioD diswasher powder
  • Dustbin liners
  • Recycled dish-scourers
  • Oven Mate Oven Cleaner
  • Astonish Oven Cleaner
  • BioD  Multi-surface cleaner
  • Magic Eraser
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Aloe Vera Drink
  • Vitamin C & D tablets
  • Codliver Oil tablets
  • Royal Jelly tablets
  • Aloe Vera and Tea-Tree Handwash

Utility Room

  • Soap Nuts
  • Laundry Oxygen Bleach
  • Soda Crystals
  • Nappy Fresh
  • Ecostain Remove
  • Recycled Clothes Pegs

Bathroom

A great handwash for families as is anti-bacterial and has a lovely smell so you know whether the kids have washed their hands or not!

  • BioD Toilet Cleaner
  • Bathroom microfibre cleaning pack
  • Small bin bag
  • Paper Nappy Liners
  • Jackson Reece Wipes
  • Organic Cotton Wool
  • Aloe Vera & Tea Tree Handwash
  • Aloe Vera Shampoo
  • Aloe Vera shower and bath gel
  • Aleppo Soap
  • Seaweed Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Bamboo face flannel
  • Dead-Sea Salts infused with lavender
  • Jasmine & Heather Dead Sea Salt Scrub
  • Tea tree oil
  • Grapeseed massage oil
  • Biodegradable nappy bags
  • Aloe Vera Toothpaste
  • Eco shower head
  • Shaving oil with Lemongrass

Bedrooms

  • Aloe Vera Handcream
  • Luxury Face Lotion
  • Luxury Body Lotion
  • Natracare feminine products
  • Natural Deoderant Spray
  • Aloe Vera Cradle Cap Lotion
  • Beaming Baby Organic Baby Lotion

Garden

  • A range of seeds
  • Paper Potter
  • Copper Slug tape

As you can see, the majority of the above items are necessary or useful for day-to-day living, though I admit to a few luxury goods.  In the next few weeks, I will go through the items above and tell you why I use them, what it is I like about them and why I would recommend them.

There are no doubt a few more things scattered around the house and many more that I would buy on an occassion.  In addition, there are some great gifts – friends and family will be getting some Wiked Wiki gifts this year, so beware!

We usually buy £30 – £60 every month of Wikaniko products for our own use.  If I was buying these same products at our local supermarket or from another website, I would be paying about 25% more.  I have been a distributor with Wikaniko since May 2011, so from then until now (November 2012) I reckon I have saved us at least £202.50.  My outlay – joining fee of £48 (though now is £78), annual fee of £12 and since September 2012 a monthly website fee of £3.50.

Overall minimum savings of £142 in 18 months.  In addition to this, I have earned commission every time my order has been over £100 in a month and I have earned over £20 in Green Stamps for a variety of things – from completing training to off-setting the postage of larger orders.  It all adds up and this is not including the income I make from selling or that I will make from team development.

Would being a Wikaniko Distributor save you money on your regular purchases? Have a look through my website and see.  If so, this alone could be worth your joining up.  Then think if any of your friends or family would buy from you rather than another website or their local supermarket…..  Do you know anyone else who may like to join?   You can see how you can both save and earn without too much effort.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please do get in touch.