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    Hold an eco-friendly picnic to celebrate Father's Day, or any special occasion

    How to plan an eco-friendly picnic

    by  • August 24, 2016 • 0 Comments

    An eco-friendly picnic is a wonderful way to celebrate Father’s Day, a special someone’s birthday, or to simply relish the weather and the great outdoors.   So how can how can you make sure that it is eco-friendly?  It’s actually really easy. Stay local, walk, cycle, or public transport Let’s not ignore the elephant...

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    Sustainable kids toys – why we love wooden toys

    by  • August 18, 2016 • 0 Comments
    Wishbone bikes

    Wooden toys are simply beautiful, don’t you think?  Timeless, authentic and durable, surviving generations of play as they’re passed down through the family. We love how these classic toys keep children in close contact with nature, as electronic devices of the 21st century attempt to steal focus. They’re tactile and aesthetically appealing too. Better for...

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    5 tips for beautiful winter skin from a busy mum

    by  • August 11, 2016 • 0 Comments
    Winter blossoms

    Julie Orr is sharing her eco-experiments with us again via the Biome Blogger Program… Read on to hear Julie’s latest tips on achieving beautiful winter skin as a busy mum. I don’t know about you, but during past winters my skin often got dry and flaky which in turn left it feeling and looking...

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    Clever ways to upcycle kids and baby clothes

    by  • August 9, 2016 • 0 Comments
    Clever ways to upcycle kids and baby clothing

    Upcycle clothing that babies and children have grown out of with these six clever and fun ways to give them a second useful life.  Kids clothes receive a tough workout and are often not fit to hand on to someone else. With each idea, you will find a “learn how to” link that takes you...

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    6 steps to a sustainable skincare routine

    by  • July 26, 2016 • 0 Comments
    Natural and beautiful sustainable skincare

    A sustainable skincare routine should not only be a better option for the environment, we think it should also be easy to follow and provide wonderful results. By choosing products that have minimal packaging (or no packaging at all!), saying no to microbeads, buying locally made, reducing formulated products, and even making some products...

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    Our top 10 warming winter drinks

    by  • July 19, 2016 • 0 Comments
    Warming Winter Drinks

    A warming drink is just so comforting on a cool winter’s day or night, don’t you think?  Cosy up with our favourite soothing and fortifying drinks that contain powerhouse ingredients from echinacea, ginger root and turmeric, to matcha and creamy vegan chocolate. Pukka Organic Tea – Elderberry and Echinacea This beautiful tea by Pukka...

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    7 ways to free your life of single-use plastic

    by  • July 12, 2016 • 0 Comments
    Seven items you can add to your reusable kit this Plastic Free July

    In 2011, a local government in Western Australia started a Plastic Free July initiative, which has since been embraced by individuals, schools and businesses all around the world. It aims to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives by encouraging people to eliminate the use of single-use plastic during July each...

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    Soap Berries: Nature’s Laundry Detergent

    by  • June 24, 2016 • 0 Comments
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    Have you heard of soap berries? They are a 100% natural, chemical free, zero waste alternative to laundry detergent. How do soap nuts work? Often called “soap nuts“, these dried berries are actually the fruit of the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, which grows in several different regions around the world, but is most prevalent in...

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    The Many Uses of Charcoal

    by  • May 31, 2016 • 0 Comments
    The Many Uses of Charcoal

    Activated charcoal has a long history in medicine and natural remedies. It’s use has been recorded as far back as 1550 BC and is still used today for various health and beauty treatments. Activated charcoal’s main benefit is its ability to draw out toxins through a process called adsorbtion where molecules stick to the...

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    Raising sustainable kids…..saving seeds

    by  • May 19, 2016 • 0 Comments
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    Our Biome Blogger Julie has explored seed saving with her children with fabulous results. Dedicated to raising children sustainably, Julie is happy to share her family adventures with us. I have three small children and over the past few years I’ve been working on and in our little veggie patch. Like us all, I...

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