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    DIY Skin Care - Homemade Calamine Lotion

    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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    Activated charcoal powder in jar

    How to Use Activated Charcoal Powder

    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

    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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    Aromatherapy and herbal remedies - Tinderbox pure essential oils

    Fragrance Your Home Naturally with 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 - Kate Grenville

    The Case Against Fragrance

    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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    DIY deodorant - how to make natural deodorant at home

    DIY Deodorant – Natural, Zero Waste & Toxin Free

    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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    DIY Body Scrub + DIY Skin Care

    DIY Body Scrub & Soak

      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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    Natural sunscreen

    How to Choose the Best Natural Sunscreen for Your Family

    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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    Eco-Friendly baby products

    Three ways to protect your baby from harmful toxins

    As babies there are three things that many of our parents would have used on us – petroleum-based Barrier Cream, Talcum Powder, and Johnson’s Baby Oil. Sound about right? However, did you know that these three common baby care products generally contain petrol and other toxins?  It’s time to turn back to our grandparents’...

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    skincare tips for australia's hot summer

    Skin Care For Hot Humid Weather: Our Secret Fixes

    Australia has been sweltering with hot weather, and while exercising, at a festival, or simply on your commute, we’ve all experienced a sweaty, sticky face.  So, how is the best way to keep your skin feeling fresh and clear?  Here are our skin care tips for Summer, including the secret fixes the Biome team...

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    Image credit: Vegucation Brisbane

    Get Vegucated!

    Image credit: Vegucation Brisbane Vegucation Brisbane Vegan Event Review by Kate Dunphy Changing your habits to fit a vegan diet can be daunting, and nothing crushes the spirit like hot chips being the only vegan option on a restaurant menu. With the rise in awareness of the detrimental effects that the meat industry has...

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    Ethical New Year's Resolution 2017

    Simple Swaps to go Single-Use Plastic Free in 2017

    Have you made an ethical New Year’s resolution to go single-use plastic free in 2017? Here are 10 simple swaps you can make to be on your way to achieving your goal. Pack a Reusable Water Bottle Switch to a reusable glass or stainless steel water bottle and fill up free from the tap!...

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    ways to relax at christmas

    7 ways to relax, rejuvenate and detox these holidays

    A long weekend or holiday is a great time to relax, rejuvenate and detox. We love the opportunity to reconnect with nature and spend time in the beautiful natural environment, be that at the beach, bush walking, or simply in the backyard or garden. We love to relax with family and friends, and spend time...

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    Eat your way to gut health

    Eat your way to good gut health

    Good gut health is essential for overall health and well-being. Here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate more good bacteria into your diet and help keep your gut health in check. Kefir Kefir is a fermented drink that contains eight strains of beneficial probiotic bacteria. It can be made with milk, soy, coconut milk,...

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    Lunette Menstrual Cup

    Staff Picks – Lunette Menstrual Cup

    This week Maddy shares her favourite Biome product – the Lunette menstrual cup. Lunette Menstrual Cup The Lunette is essentially a reusable silicone cup that replaces throw away feminine hygiene products like tampons and pads.  It comes with a little pouch for its safe keeping, which means you can keep it in your bag...

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