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    Homemade Bug & Mosquito Repellent

    August 15, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, LIFE
    Biome Naked Beauty Bar - Homemade Bug & Mosquito Repellent

    As with many common household and beauty items, a natural bug and mosquito repellent can be made inexpensively at home, using simple, natural ingredients. This bug and mosquito repellent is based on apple cider vinegar and a combination of herbs that have been known for their antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and antifungal properties for centuries....

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    DIY Soothing Bug Bite Powder

    August 15, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, LIFE
    Biome Naked Beauty Bar - DIY Soothing Bug Bite Powder

    For many people, insect bites require little medical attention, but they are often itchy and may sting. Did you know that applying bentonite clay to the bug bite can help to relieve the itching and soreness? Bentonite Clay and other clays have been used for centuries by cultures all over the world for their nutrients and...

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    How to Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste

    August 15, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, LIFE
    Biome Naked Beauty Bar - How to make your own natural toothpaste

    The toothpaste you use can have a huge effect on your health, the health of your family and the health of the planet. Many commercial toothpastes contain some questionable and controversial ingredients that we know a lot of you try and avoid… artificial colours/dyes, synthetic flavours, artificial sweeteners, triclosan, palm derived glycerin, sodium lauryl...

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    The Lost Troopy Series: Low Waste Travel & Camping Ideas For Your Next Big Road Trip

    August 11, 2017 • GUIDES, LIFE, STORIES
    The Lost Troopy Series: Low Waste Travel & Camping Ideas For Your Next Big Road Trip

    Jacqui and Trent are currently travelling around Australia in their 1987 Troopy. Follow their low waste living journey on the road in The Lost Troopy Series. Sometime when we go camping we make last minute decisions on what to bring that often aren’t great for the environment. However a little preparation at home as well...

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    Waste 101: What to Recycle, Compost, DIY, and Dispose

    August 7, 2017 • GUIDES, LIFE
    Waste 101: What to Recycle, Compost, DIY, and Dispose

      We’ve compiled Waste 101 – our guide on how to reuse, recycle, compost, donate, DIY and dispose of your waste items in Australia. Minimising and taking charge of your waste is vital to helping the planet, so, let’s get started!   Reuse Basic rule-of-thumb is, if it’s working and safe, keep using it. This...

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    Where to Fill Your Growler in Australia

    August 4, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES
    Where to fill up your growler in Australia

    Cheers to a waste free beer with your refillable growler! Welcome to the next frontier of saving waste for those who love a craft beer, or increasingly popular fermented kombucha and cold brew coffee.   Growlers allow you to carry home beer, kombucha, juice, cold brew and even wine from your favourite venue without it going flat...

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    The Difference Between Vegan and Beeswax Wraps

    August 3, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES, HOME
    Difference between reusable Vegan wax wrap and Beeswax wraps

    Source: WRAPPA Reusable Food Wraps   Beeswax or Vegan? One of the biggest sources of unsustainable and landfill-bound items in the home is the plastic we keep our food in. Plastic containers and lids, plastic cling wrap, plastic bags – all unnecessary plastic that is touching our food, leeching toxins and creating environmentally-unfriendly materials destined...

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    Top 10 Environmental Books to Read

    August 2, 2017 • GUIDES, LIFE
    The best environmental books

    Books are awesome, period. At Biome, we love reading books about gardening, beekeeping, vegan recipes and sustainable-living. We also love books that teach us about environmental issues, and it’s these books we’re focusing on today. As consumers, we’re becoming more aware and proactive in the choices we make. We’re learning about our impact on...

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    10 Plastic Free Ideas You’ve Never Thought Of

    August 1, 2017 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, GROW, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    10 plastic free ideas you haven't thought of

    Many of you are already reducing single use plastic by using a reusable coffee cup, produce bags, water bottles, and a stainless steel straw. But here are 10 new ideas you might never have thought of for avoiding plastic! Shampoo bar instead of shampoo and conditioner in plastic bottles! Swap your shampoo in a bottle for a shampoo...

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    DIY Natural Shampoo Paste

    July 19, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, LIFE
    DIY Natural Shampoo Paste - Biome Naked Natural Beauty Bar

    Have you ever heard of washing your hair with clay? Clay is actually really beneficial for your hair, just as it is when applied to your face in a face mask or when used in a DIY deodorant. It detoxes and leaves your hair shiny and clean with lots of volume. Here we use...

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    DIY Herbal Conditioning Hair Spritz

    July 19, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, LIFE
    DIY Herbal Conditioning Spritz

    Conditioning your hair with apple cider vinegar after washing with a natural shampoo or shampoo bar adds  shine, brightens the natural colour, leaves hair soft and easy to comb, removes soap build up, and helps combat dandruff and eczema. It’s also simple, natural, and toxin and palm oil free, which is even better. Many...

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    DIY Hair Wax & Conditioning Balm

    July 19, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, LIFE
    DIY hair wax and conditioning balm

    Our DIY hair wax and conditioning balm was developed by Nancy in her kitchen at home after her son ran out of hair product… again! With nourishing shea butter and cocoa butter, a little caster oil for shine, and lavender and rosemary essential oils for hair health, this nourishing balm can be used to style...

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    Top 6 Reasons to Use a Bamboo Hair Brush

    July 18, 2017 • BEAUTY
    Top 6 reasons to use a wooden or bamboo hair brush

    Did you know that you can buy a 100% plastic free, vegan hair brush? Our Brightwood hair brushes are made from bamboo and natural rubber, and not only are they a more sustainable option for the environment in terms of them being plastic free (even the cushioning bit) and vegan, they are a better...

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    5 Ways to Treat Sore Joints, Aching Muscles & Dry, Chapped Skin Naturally

    July 12, 2017 • GUIDES, LIFE
    Soothe sore joints, aching muscles and dry skin naturally

    Sore joints, aching muscles and dry, chapped skin are common ailments during the colder months, but these five simple, natural remedies may help. 1. Magnesium Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral and vital for the healthy function of the brain, heart, bones, muscle contraction, and energy production. There is a lot of research documenting...

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    DIY Sore Muscle Rub

    July 12, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, GUIDES
    Biome's Naked Natural Beauty Bar - DIY Sore Muscle Rub

    This DIY sore muscle rub creates a soothing, warming sensation, then transitions to a refreshing, cooling sensation. It’s perfect for soothing tense muscles after an uncomfortable night’s sleep, or sore muscles after strenuous activity or exercise. It also works to sooth tension headaches by massaging some into the back of your neck and shoulders. Ingredients...

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