DIY projects, make your own food and drinks, and eco friendly craft ideas.

    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 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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    Christmas gifts from kids

    Gift ideas for kids who are eager to ‘give’

    Biome’s regular guest blogger shares some lovely gift ideas for kids who are eager to ‘give’. With the end of the year fast approaching, the ‘Christmas rush’ has already begun at our household, as I am sure it has for many families. End-of-year school and work commitments are already in full swing. Some days...

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    Gefu spiralfix spiral slicer

    Biome Staff Picks – Gefu Spiralfix Spiral Slicer

    This week, Mia, Biome’s Public Relations and Community Manager, shares her favourite Biome product. Gefu Spiralfix Spiral Slicer One of Mia’s favourite Biome products is the Gefu Spiralfix Spiral Slicer. With this easy to use kitchen gadget, you simply place suitable vegetables into the top compartment and turn the handle to produce long vegetable spirals...

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    Creative Conscientious Christmas

    …Read how our newest Biome Blogger, Shea Wittig adds a touch of sustainability and creativity to her Christmas wrapping…. Christmas day traditionally begins with a burst of excitement and ends in a colourful carpet of wrapping paper, ribbons, bags and packaging. Generally there are people going in all directions and, amongst the festivities, one can...

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    growing food

    Growing your own food

    Although you might think you wouldn’t grow enough to make a difference to your grocery bill each week, you would be surprised at how much having a small patch in the back yard will actually produce and how much you will save on your food bills. I have a small plot in my backyard...

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    cheese making kits

    Cheese making at home made easy

      DIY in the kitchen is making a renaissance, while you may have been making your own jam and homemade breads to spread it on for years, recently cheese making in the home is on the rise. It’s simple and hassle free to make your own cheese at home. With some simple kitchen equipment...

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    light bulb

    Reduce your energy bills with LED lights

    Here are our top five quick, easy and efficient ways to reduce your energy bills. 1.   Switch your halogen and incandescent  light bulbs to our energy efficient LED light bulbs.   Replacing the five most frequently used lights in your home with with LED light bulbs can save you up to $75 off your power bill each...

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    Make your own fresh food, drinks and snacks

    Make your own real food, drinks and treats

    Make your own food and drink using traditional methods and real food ingredients.  Avoid over packaged and processed foods to reduce waste and eat more healthily.   1. Coconut magic coconut oil 500ml $26.95  2. Italian cheese making kit $39.90 3. Stainless steel popsicle makers $49.95 4. Tribest blenders$170.00 5. Zoku slush & shake maker  $39.95 6.Brewsmith Beer...

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    Brewsmith Beer Kits

    BrewSmith makes brewing easy!

    Is your Dad a BrewSmith kind of guy? This fathers day why not give dad something you know he will make a lot of use out of. Brewing your own beer or cider is a fun and easy way to save money and waste! The BrewSmith ingredients are high quality being on par with...

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    the benefits of fermenting

    Ready, Set Ferment!

    Fermenting Food   Fermenting food adds beneficial probiotics, enzymes, vitamins and minerals not only making your food more nutritious, fermenting also saves money and resources when you buy fresh, local, seasonally grown produce while it’s inexpensive to buy or you have grown it yourself. Plus when you preserve or ferment your favorite foods through...

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    Eco ideas for rainy days

    Rain can be heart-breakingly elusive in parts of Australia, though some of us have seen no shortage of water from the sky.  Not only is it important to keep a household emergency kit prepared, why not also have on hand a ‘just for rainy days’ kit (for kids and grown ups). Here’s a wide choice of...

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    LED light bulbs: lighting the way forward

    There’s a new eco bulb hubbub of late.  LED light bulbs are growing in popularity due to their environmental, economic and practical advantages over incandescent bulbs and halogen bulbs.  And, and Australian design by Brightgreen is making it easy to simply pop in a LED bulb. 

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    Contribute to a recipe for change 16-18 November

    Since 2009, a growing nationwide movement of women and girls known as 1 Million Women have been focused toward practical action on climate change. Now one of the largest women’s organisations in Australia (with 77,000 members), they’ve embarked on their biggest project ever called Recipe for Change.

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