• GUIDES

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

    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 up your growler in Australia

    Where to Fill 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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    Difference between reusable Vegan wax wrap and Beeswax wraps

    The Difference Between Vegan 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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    The best environmental books

    Top 10 Environmental Books to Read

    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 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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    Soothe sore joints, aching muscles and dry skin naturally

    5 Ways to Treat Sore Joints, Aching Muscles & Dry, Chapped 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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    Biome's Naked Natural Beauty Bar - DIY Sore Muscle Rub

    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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    DIY Skin Care at Biome's Naked Natural Beauty Bar - Whipped Calendula and Coconut Body Butter

    Whipped Calendula and Coconut Body Butter

    Our Whipped Calendula and Coconut Body Butter will soothe dry, chapped skin affected by the elements. Calendula has been used for centuries ceremonially and therapeutically, and is a common ingredient in DIY skin care due to its healing and calming properties. When used in skin care, it is a great moisturiser for dry skin and for...

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    Our Guide to Local & Fair Trade Organic Herbal Teas & Their Benefits

    There is nothing nicer on a cold winter’s day than a soothing cup of organic herbal tea. Besides being a warming pick me up, organic herbal teas have lots of health benefits. From easing digestive troubles, calming the mind, soothing the throat, and waking you up, organic herbal teas have all sorts of wonderful powers....

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    Biome Naked Natural Beauty Bar - Multi Masking

    DIY Multi Masking

    Multi masking is the latest skin care trend that you may have heard about, so we thought we would have a bit of fun at our Naked Beauty Bar and create our own! Multi masking makes it possible to target several skincare concerns at the one time – like an oily t-zone and puffy...

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    How to keep food warmer for longer in an insulated food jar

    Our Guide to Choosing the Right Insulated Food Jar

    There is nothing like a hot lunch during winter, whether you’re at school, uni, or work, to warm you up from the inside out and keep you going for the rest of the day. An insulated food jar makes it easy for you to take your own hot zero waste lunch wherever you go, without...

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    The Whole Palm Oil Story: Is Palm Cruelty Free?

    The Biome team is once again showing our fierce commitment to truth and transparency and have turned our uncompromising attention on palm oil.  Our findings are clear: we don’t believe that a product containing untraceable palm oil can be guaranteed cruelty free. Palm oil is grown in monoculture plantations predominantly in Malaysia and Indonesia....

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    How a Cleansing Oil Can Help Your Skin

    How a Cleansing Oil Can Help Your Skin & Our Planet

    The idea of cleansing your face with oil may seem counter-intuitive, especially if you have oily or combination skin. However, a cleansing oil is actually an effective way to remove grime and makeup, without stripping the moisture from the skin and leaving you with that tight, tingly feeling of many cleansers. What’s even better is...

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    War on Waste ABC - how to reduce waste around the home

    War on Waste ABC: Your Game Plan to Reduce Waste

    Thanks to the brilliant ABC series War on Waste, you’ve seen the startling statistics on the waste we Australians generate.  Don’t feel overwhelmed…at Biome we’re great believers in many small changes adding up to a big reduction in waste.  And  we’re here to help! Once you have taken a good look at which discarded...

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