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    10 plastic free ideas you haven't thought of

    10 Plastic Free Ideas You’ve Never 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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    Activated Charcoal DIY Body Scrub

    Activated Charcoal DIY Body Scrub

    Our activated charcoal DIY body scrub uses pure and simple ingredients that work to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and detoxify the skin without any nasties! It is a sugar based scrub that uses our very own bamboo charcoal and bentonite clay, two powerful ingredients known to adsorb accumulated impurities before washing them from the body....

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    DIY skin care - Rose and pink clay DIY bath salts

    Rose & Pink Clay Layered DIY Bath Salts

      These layered bath salts with mineral rich, sustainably harvested Murray River salt flakes and Tasmanian sea salt, healing Australian pink clay, and the luxurious addition of rose petals and essential oils, will turn a simple soak in the tub into a rejuvenating and relaxing experience. Layering the ingredients gives this recipe something special, especially...

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    DIY Skincare - Moisturising Rose Bath Bombs

    Moisturising Rose DIY Bath Bombs

    These DIY bath bombs make a wonderful gift for someone special. You could also spend a lovely afternoon making them with someone special! You can use a bath bomb mould for these, however the one in the photo above has been hand rolled, which works just as well and is a bit more fun....

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    Is plastic free shopping possible - tips to help you shop without plastic

    Is Plastic Free Shopping Possible?

    The growing plastic free movement is not about getting rid of all the plastic in your life, as that would be impossible for most people.  Instead it is about trying to break our reliance on new items that contain plastic or are packaged in plastic, particularly single-use throwaway plastic. The Rogue Ginger sums it up...

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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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    Dr. Bronner's pure castile soap available online at Biome

    18 Ways to Use Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap

    Dr. Bronner’s have been making pure castile soaps since the 1850’s. They are made with organic oils, Certified Fair Trade ingredients and are packaged in 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles or wrapping. They are super concentrated and very cost effective, as a little goes a long way. Dr. Bronner’s pure castile soaps also...

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    Staff Picks – Soapberries

    This week Jessica from our Indooroopilly Shopping Centre store shares her favourite Biome product – soapberries (also known as soap nuts)! Jess loves soapberries as they are a wonderful alternative for laundry soaps and detergents, shampoo or even hand wash. Soapberries naturally contain a property called ‘saponin’, which reduces the surface tension of water and...

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    How do I use binchotan charcoal?

    What is Kishu Binchotan Charcoal and How is it Used?

    Source: Glasshouse Kishu Binchotan charcoal is an active carbon made from tree branches.  Due to its extremely porous structure, Binchotan charcoal is renown for its ability to absorb impurities and unwanted tastes and odours from water such as chlorine, to soften and add minerals to water, as well as purify the air. It can...

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    Plastic free kitchen cleaning essentials - natural fibre brushes, soap nuts and bar soap

    Simple ways to clean your kitchen without plastic

    We know that living a plastic-free life can be a challenge.  Plastic seems to be everywhere. At the grocery store, at the coffee shop, and upon closer look, all around your home, including the kitchen sink! A clean kitchen without plastic is possible by choosing cleaning equipment that is made with natural materials and using natural cleaners...

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    Beeswax candles and soy candles for a healthy home

    How to choose the best candle for your healthy home

      Lighting a candle at the end of a busy day or week is a wonderful way to unwind and de-stress.  We can help you choose a non-toxic, healthy candle that suits your values. Pure Australian beeswax candles and soy, coconut or hemp wax candles are the best choice over regular paraffin candles.  Beeswax...

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    Clove oil for mould removal

    6 Things to Know About Using Clove Oil for Mould Removal

    During the wet summer months, high humidity and heavy rains can lead to mould in any areas of your home that are affected by moisture. A popular natural cleaning remedy for this is clove oil. But before you get to work mixing up your own clove oil solution, here are six things to know....

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    Chemical free living, one step at a time

    Join our latest Biome Blogger, Julie Orr as she shares her experience of reducing the chemicals in her home. For more information on the Biome Blog Program, go to our Green Living Guide and contact Tracey. Small changes make a big difference When I became a mum I wanted to give my kids the...

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    5 Ways to Create Calm in Your Home

    Don’t you find that time magically begins to accelerate from September onwards every year? As Christmas speeds towards us, it’s easy to start worrying about all the things to be done before the end of the year.  It’s important then to have a sanctuary – a peaceful home to relax and feel centred. To...

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    Meet the Maker: Kin Kin cleaning products!

    What do you do after a career of formulating OMO detergents and moving to Kin Kin in the Sunshine Coast hinterland?  You come up with an all natural alternative using the combination of these skills and 100% natural ingredients to produce  natural cleaning products that actually work! This is the story of Felix & Sandy who say they...

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