• HOMEMADE SKIN CARE

    Create homemade skin care with our natural skin care recipes and ingredients.  All the Biome stores also offer a range of these raw ingredients in convenient size reusable glass jars, plus our Naked Beauty Bar at the Balmoral store offers natural ingredients in bulk, so you can buy just the amount you need.  Bring your own glass jars or choose from our containers to suit the skin care you are making, such as a DIY face mask or lip balm.

    Modern skin care has lost its way with complicated, mostly petrochemical-derived ingredients.  Here we show you how simple it can to make you own zero waste, plastic free skin care – so you know exactly what you are putting on your skin!

    DIY skin care

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    DIY Skin Care - Rose & Cocoa Moisturising Lotion Bars

    Rose & Cocoa Moisturising Lotion Bars

    Creamy cocoa butter and calming rose is used to make these moisturising cocoa and rose lotion bars. Rose petals are soothing and help to treat inflamed skin conditions, while castor oil is exceptional for its moisturising and conditioning properties. Cocoa butter has incredible healing and anti-aging properties, and works to heal rashes and prevent...

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    DIY Skin Care - Regenerating Rose & Shea Facial Balm

    Regenerating Rose & Shea Facial Balm

    This regenerating rose and shea balm harnesses the skin calming properties of rose petals and the reparative action of rosehip and olive oils. Shea butter is high in vitamins A and E and excellent for treating tired or damaged skin. Meanwhile, Australian pink clay is rich in antioxidants, provides wonderful hydration, and works to...

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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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    Candelilla wax and beeswax

    The Difference Between Beeswax & Candelilla Wax

    Do you have a DIY skincare recipe that calls for beeswax or candelilla wax? Or are you looking for a vegan alternative to beeswax? Well we now stock beeswax and candelilla wax at Biome, both of which are fantastic in their own right. Refer to our quick guide below to help you pick the...

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    DIY Skincare - lavender and peppermint DIY lip balm

    Lavender Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

    Who knew making your own lip balm could be so easy. All it takes is a few simple DIY skin care ingredients and your favourite essential oils – in this recipe we’ve used lavender and peppermint – and you will have everything you need to make a nourishing and protecting lip balm, perfect for...

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    Bentonite clay - DIY skincare

    What Is Bentonite Clay & How Do You Use It In DIY Skincare?

    What is Bentonite Clay? Bentonite clay is a nutrient rich, sedimentary clay comprised of aged volcanic ash. It is widely considered to be a healing clay that has the ability to soothe the skin and absorb toxins, impurities and odours. For this reason it is an excellent DIY skincare ingredient. Good quality bentonite clay,...

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    Magnesium salt, turmeric and ginger foot scrub

    Magnesium, Turmeric & Ginger Foot Scrub

    Our magnesium, turmeric and ginger DIY foot scrub combines the hydrating and circulation improving properties of magnesium salt, the healing properties of turmeric, and the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger, to awaken the senses and leave your feet feeling smooth and moisturised. Used weekly, your feet will look and feel amazing! Magnesium is beneficial for...

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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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    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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    DIY Face Mask - Deep Cleansing

    Deep Cleansing DIY Face Mask with Bentonite Clay, Raw Honey & Lavender

    Our deep cleansing DIY face mask with bentonite clay, raw honey and lavender will help to clear skin, minimise pores, and detoxify. Bentonite clay is able to attract, trap and remove toxins from the body, which makes it the perfect addition to this deep cleansing DIY face mask. Meanwhile, raw honey is naturally antibacterial...

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