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    Your Guide to a Palm Oil Free Easter

    March 22, 2017 • LIVE
    Palm oil free Easter eggs for a palm oil free Easter

    Palm oil can be found in approximately half the products on supermarket shelves these days, including Easter eggs, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip the chocolate this Easter! We’ve made it easier for you to shop according to your values this Easter by compiling our favourite palm oil free Easter eggs and...

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    DIY Skin Care – Homemade Calamine Lotion

    March 22, 2017 • CARE, HOMEMADE SKIN CARE, LIVE
    DIY Skin Care - Homemade Calamine Lotion

    Calamine lotion has long been the go-to for those suffering from mosquito bites, insect bites, poison ivy, rashes chicken pox and eczema, and it’s actually really quick and easy to whip up a zero waste, homemade version using simple, natural ingredients. Our homemade calamine lotion uses absorptive, healing and soothing bentonite clay, bi-carb soda,...

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    The Best Water Filter System for your Home or Office

    March 15, 2017 • EAT, FAMILY, LIVE
    The best water filter for home or office

    Our ceramic fluoride water filter from Southern Cross Pottery is one of the best options for healthy, great tasting, naturally cool, filtered water at home or the office. And what’s not to love – it removes or reduces virtually all impurities (including chlorine and fluoride if you upgrade to a powerful Fluoride Plus filter), is better for...

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    How to Use Activated Charcoal Powder

    March 14, 2017 • CARE, GUIDES, HOMEMADE SKIN CARE, LIVE
    Activated charcoal powder in jar

    Activated charcoal is a highly absorptive and wonderfully detoxifying substance, and is fantastic at drawing bacteria, chemicals, dirt, and other micro particles from the skin and hair. Here are three easy ways you can incorporate medicinal grade activated charcoal into your natural beauty regime, for whiter teeth, clearer skin and voluminous hair without unnecessary chemicals....

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    Luscious DIY Body Butter Whip

    March 3, 2017 • CARE, HOMEMADE SKIN CARE, LIVE
    Luscious DIY Body Butter Whip

    Homemade natural skin care products are such a great gift idea, and our Luscious DIY Body Butter Whip is no exception we think! In fact, this recipe will make enough to fill two 120ml glass jars, so you can keep one for yourself! The combination of shea butter and cocoa butter with the coconut oil and...

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    Fragrance Your Home Naturally with Pure Essential Oils

    February 28, 2017 • CARE, FAMILY, GUIDES, LIVE
    Aromatherapy and herbal remedies - Tinderbox pure essential oils

    Essential oils not only smell delightful, they are known to stimulate the central nervous system, create a stress-free environment, relieve tension, energise, improve mental clarity, and so much more. Diffusing essential oils around your home is one of the best ways to take advantage of their incredible properties, while also making your home smell wonderful....

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    The Case Against Fragrance

    February 28, 2017 • CARE, GUIDES
    The Case Against Fragrance - Kate Grenville

    Workplaces, public transport, shopping centres are all now places where we expect to be free from enduring someone else’s cigarette smoke.  But what of breathing in an strong fragrance that aggravates your senses?  Renown Australian author, Kate Grenville, reveals in her carefully-researched new book The Case Against Fragrance, that one third of the population...

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    New Arrivals – Vegetarian and Vegan Recipe Books

    February 22, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES
    Vegetarian and vegan recipe books

    We’ve had lots of beautiful vegetarian and vegan recipe books arrive online, which we are so excited and inspired by. And we are sure you will love discovering new and nutritious plant-based dishes too! Here are some of our favourites. Oh She Glows Everyday In Oh She Glows Every Day, Angela Liddon shares delicious vegan...

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    New Arrivals – Reusable Coffee Cups & Water Bottles

    February 16, 2017 • GUIDES, LIVE
    Reusable coffee cups and bottles - KeepCup coffee cup

    We’ve had so many new reusable coffee cups and reusable water bottles arrive recently, in fact everything you need to take your water, coffee, tea or smoothie with you! BBBYO 750ml Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle BBBYO is an Australian company committed to coastal conservation and keeping plastic and textile waste out of our...

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    DIY Deodorant – Natural, Zero Waste & Toxin Free

    February 14, 2017 • CARE, HOMEMADE SKIN CARE, MAKE
    DIY deodorant - how to make natural deodorant at home

    Making your own natural deodorant at home is really easy, not to mention the fact you can save money, reduce single use plastic, and adjust the scent and ingredients to how you like. Plus, this DIY deodorant is free from petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, aluminium, propylene glycol and parabens, making it much kinder for you...

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    How to Keep Veggies Fresh with The Swag

    February 9, 2017 • EAT, GROW, LIVE
    How to keep veggies fresh in the fridge for longer - The Swag

    Are you tired of throwing out fruit and veggies that have gone bad? Sometimes it seems as though they go bad overnight, no matter how careful we were. Unfortunately, as we know, when food rots in landfill, it gives off methane, a greenhouse gas which is 25 times more potent than the carbon pollution from car...

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    DIY Body Scrub & Soak

    February 8, 2017 • CARE, HOMEMADE SKIN CARE, LIVE
    DIY Body Scrub + DIY Skin Care

      DIY body scrubs are wonderful because they: Remove the layer of dead skin cells, leaving soft, smooth, younger cells beneath; Contain oils that nourish the skin and body, like caster, olive or coconut oil; Contain essential oils with aromatherapy properties, to relax, soothe or energise; Are really easy to make and very cost...

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    How to Ferment Vegetables at Home

    February 7, 2017 • EAT, LIVE
    How to ferment vegetables

    Fermenting vegetables at home is a great way to reduce your food waste, improve gut health and save money. It is incredibly easy too! The process of fermenting vegetables begins with lacto-fermentation, which is essentially a method of food preservation that also enhances the nutrient content of the food. The process inhibits the growth...

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    How to Choose the Best Natural Sunscreen for Your Family

    February 2, 2017 • CARE, FAMILY, GUIDES, LIVE
    Natural sunscreen

    It only takes a few serious cases of sunburn to drastically increase your chance of developing skin cancer later in life. One of the best forms of defence against the sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays is sunscreen, and Biome stocks a carefully selected range of natural sunscreens to protect you and your family. First, why...

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