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    We answer your top menstrual product questions!

    July 13, 2020 • BEAUTY, LIFE
    We answer your menstrual product FAQs! | Biome Eco Stores

    We get quite a lot of questions relating our our range of menstrual products in-store, so we’ve collated them here and answered them for you in the one blog post. Read on to learn more about our range of cups, reusable pads, period proof underwear and more. Menstrual Cup FAQs How do I work...

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    Plastic Free July: How to Make This Year Your Most Successful Yet!

    How to make this Plastic Free July your most successful yet | zero waste and plastic free | Biome Eco Stores

    We just love seeing the wave of passion, enthusiasm and positivity that sweeps across our community this time of year as more and more people take the challenge to reduce single use plastic waste and production during Plastic Free July (and beyond!). Plastic Free July is a global movement that sees millions of people  commit...

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    8 Startling Facts About Plastic Pollution & 8 Things You Can Do About It!

    8 facts about plastic pollution and 8 things you can do about it | Biome Eco Stores

    We all know plastic pollution is a problem, but to what extent?  Here we not only share eight mind-blowing facts about plastic pollution, but most importantly, eight ways you can do something about it! 1. Humans have produced more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic since 1950 That’s crazy – that’s more than a...

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    Dry skin? Soothe it with shea, not synthetics!

    June 10, 2020 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES

    Shea is your hero ingredient to help skin and hair through the ravages of winter weather extremes! Ingredients found in mainstream ‘moisturisers’ can actually be drying and irritating (more on that below), while 100% natural shea butter extracted from the African shea nut is packed full of vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids to...

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    How to improve indoor air quality at home

    June 4, 2020 • CLEAN, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE

    Most of us spend a considerable amount of time inside our homes, so it’s important to keep the indoor air as clean as possible, especially during winter when we’re likely to keep our windows and doors shut to seal out the cold. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality can be twice...

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    How to get rid of and prevent clothes moths

    May 28, 2020 • CLEAN, HOME, LIFE
    How to get rid of and prevent clothes moths using red cedar | Biome Eco Stores

    Discovered little holes in your cotton t-shirts or woollen jumpers? Clothes moths can be a real nuisance when their larvae start eating your clothes, but you can keep them away without resorting to highly toxic insecticides like naphthalene. Read on as we share how you can deal with a clothes moth infestation naturally using...

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    How to save energy, carbon emissions and money with an EasyOven

    May 21, 2020 • EAT, LIFE
    How to save money and energy with an EasyOven | Biome

    How handy are slow cookers, especially coming into Winter? And such great time savers!  Add ingredients in the morning, carry on with your day, and come dinner time, your warming, nourishing meal is ready. We’ve found a product that is used in a similar way to a slow cooker that will save you time,...

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    What’s the difference between our shampoo bars?

    May 14, 2020 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, LIFE
    What's the difference between our shampoo bars? | Biome Eco Stores

    Looking to switch to a solid shampoo bar? That’s great! You’ll be saving so much plastic packaging waste, avoiding petrochemical derived ingredients, and you may end up with the best hair you’ve ever had! But where to start!? With such a wide range of shampoo bars available at Biome, how do you choose the...

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    Staying upbeat and positive during COVID-19

    May 7, 2020 • HOME, LIFE
    Staying upbeat and positive during COVID-19 | Biome Eco Stores

    Like most, the Biome workplace has changed dramatically over the last few months. We are extremely thankful to be living in Australia in safe, healthy homes and to be part of a positive, proactive workplace. However, with many of us working in busy, social distanced conditions, some suffering loss of hours, and others working from...

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    Bokashi Composting: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    April 28, 2020 • GROW, GUIDES, LIFE
    Bokashi composting - everything you've ever wanted to know | Biome Eco Stores

    A bokashi compost system is one of the easiest ways to direct food waste away from landfill and create valuable soil conditioner and fertiliser for your garden. With so many of you interested in bokashi style composting, we’ve answered your most frequently asked questions all in one place. So read on for everything you’ve...

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    How to avoid damage to your skin from all this hand washing!

    April 27, 2020 • BEAUTY, CLEAN

    It has just dawned on me that the burning sensation I’m experiencing on my hands is due to the multiple times I’m washing them and applying hand sanitiser every day – even though I use natural soap and sanitiser free from irritating synthetic fragrances, preservatives and petrochemicals. Repetitive hand washing can damage the integrity...

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    How to dye hair at home using natural hair colour

    April 16, 2020 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, VEGAN
    How to dye hair at home using natural hair colour | How to use natural hair dye | Biome Eco Stores

    We recommend you embrace your hair however you wish, and if you want to embrace it with colour we highly recommend the Desert Shadow range of certified organic natural hair dye. They have been a staff favourite at Biome for years, and while it is not a quick process (it can take up to...

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    Beginners Guide to Starting a Veggie Garden

    April 2, 2020 • GROW
    Beginners Guide to Starting a Veggie Garden | Biome Eco Stores

    Looking for something fun and easy to do around the home that will occupy young and old and keep the happy and healthy? How about starting a veggie garden! It doesn’t matter if you have a backyard or just a balcony, anyone can start a veggie garden and reap the benefits of being out...

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    Go Naked With Your Bin: How to Live Without Plastic Bin Liners!

    April 1, 2020 • HOME, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    Changing household bin liner behaviours is an exciting green-leap forward resulting from recent laws to ban single use plastic bags. Fifty years ago we did not use plastic bags for our bins, but since they became readily available we grew attached to using tie-up bags to cocoon away unpleasant scraps. Environmentally, plastic rubbish bin...

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    How to Clean Your Home to Protect Against Coronavirus

    March 30, 2020 • LIFE

    Biome has seven workplaces with our stores and our warehouse-head office, so we have been thoroughly researching and adhering to the best measures we can to keep our team and customers safe from the spread of Coronavirus. We are also being asked many questions by our community about what they should use to keep...

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