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    Make your own DIY skin care, body, hair & cleaning products
    DIY Skin Care - DIY Cleaning Recipes - Biome Naked Beauty Bar

    Create natural DIY skin care, hair care and home cleaning products with our recipes, ingredients, and containers.

    Find DIY recipes organised by type, ingredient and latest recipe below.

    No more complicated petrochemical formulations. Here we show you how simple and economical it can be to make zero waste, plastic free products – so you know exactly what you are putting on your skin!

    In each Biome store and online, find Australia’s only Naked Beauty Bar where you can buy the ingredients to make your own skin care, hair care and cleaning products. Choose from ingredients in handy reusable glass jars or buy just the amount you need from our bulk range. See our extensive range of refillable containers.

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    How to make your own vegan furniture polish

    How to Make Furniture Polish with Coconut Oil

      We’ll let you in on a little secret: you can keep your home free of toxins and chemicals without compromising on the appearance of your furniture. If your home is fitted with wooden surfaces, you’ll know how important it is to treat the wood to prevent damage. But if you’re looking to avoid...

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    Cleaning with Baking Soda and Vinegar - DIY All the Way

    Cleaning with Baking Soda and Vinegar – DIY All the Way!

    Cleaning your home with simple, natural ingredients is a great way to limit waste, save money, and protect your home and the environment from toxins. While they sound a little too good to be true, chemical-free cleaning products can be whipped up using just a few ingredients you likely already have stored away in...

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    Herbal Homemade Fabric Softener | Green Cleaning | Biome Eco Stores

    Homemade Natural Fabric Softener – DIY with Biome

    There’s nothing quite like slipping into freshly washed, super-soft clothing. Fabric softeners were designed to make your clothes smell good and feel fluffy. However, most fabric softeners on the market contain so many synthetics that they actually break down the fibres in your clothes, and leave them smelling like chemicals. If you’d prefer not...

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    Feeling Fresh With The DIY Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

    Feeling Fresh With The DIY Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

    Organic hair products are on the rise, and for good reason! They’re free of all the nasties you’ll find in regular hair care products — think chemicals, pesticides, synthetics, palm oil, and harsh detergents. If you’ve switched to a natural shampoo bar and miss conditioner (and don’t like rinsing with apple cider vinegar), this...

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    Biome Naked Beauty Bar - How to make your own natural toothpaste

    How To Make Your Own Homemade Toothpaste

    The toothpaste you use can have an impact on your health, the health of your family, and the health of the planet. Most commercial toothpaste formulas contain ingredients that we know many of you want to avoid — artificial colours/dyes, synthetic flavours, artificial sweeteners, triclosan, palm-derived glycerin, sodium lauryl sulphate, fluoride, microbeads, just to...

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    Make your own natural mouthwash - Biome Naked Beauty Bar - DIY skin care

    How to make a natural homemade mouthwash with Biome

    Perhaps you’re researching natural mouthwash because you saw the term splashed across a label at the supermarket, or maybe you heard it in passing. Well, here is a rundown of what it is, the ingredients we use, and a little recipe that is great for bad breath, oral hygiene, avoiding tooth decay, and a...

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    Face and body scrubs to make at home | Biome Eco Stores

    How To Exfoliate Skin Naturally

    One of the key steps to radiant, healthy skin is regular exfoliation to remove dry, dead skin cells. The problem with many store-bought scrubs is that they contain things like plastic microbeads, palm oil or palm-derived ingredients, sodium lauryl sulphate, and synthetic colours, fragrances, and preservatives – ingredients that are no good to anyone...

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    Dry skin? Soothe it with shea, not synthetics!

    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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    Do natural hand sanitisers work? Can you make your own?

    With the outbreak of the serious virus COVID-19, known as coronavirus, we are naturally concerned about whether natural hand sanitisers will be as effective as synthetic chemicals.  Here, we explain how best to sanitise your hands, the toxic chemicals you can do without, and how to make your own hand sanitiser. Many natural hand...

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    Make Your Own Mozzie Repellent & Soothing Calamine Lotion | Biome Eco Stores | DIY Skin Care

    Make Your Own Mozzie Repellent & Soothing Calamine Lotion

    The mozzies are out, so this week we have two great DIY recipes for you to keep on hand. One to keep mozzies at bay and another to soothe bites if you are bitten. Both are 100% natural, easy to make, gentle, yet effective. Natural ways to deter mozzies and insects Burning sandalwood incense or sandalwood...

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    Simple DIY projects for kids | Biome Eco Stores

    Simple DIY projects for kids

    Have fun creating these school holidays with our easy DIY projects for kids! We promise they’re fun for kids of all ages, as well as you! DIY lip balm Using our simple DIY lip balm recipe (young kids will need help and supervision as it requires melting ingredients on the stove) you can make...

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    3 Ways to Reusable Wax Wraps | DIY Reusable Wax Wraps | Ready Made Reusable Wax Wraps | Beeswax Wraps Recipe | Biome Eco Stores

    Three Ways to Reusable Wax Wraps

    Reusable wax wraps have been a game changer for many households around Australia, helping people to significantly reduce their day to day single use plastic waste. Use reusable wax wraps as you would plastic cling wrap – wrap up sandwiches and rolls, cut up fruit and vegetables, cheese and tofu. You can also cover...

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    How to achieve naturally beautiful buff nails | Biome Eco Stores

    How to achieve naturally beautiful buff nails

    Beautiful ‘buff’ nails are all about giving your hands, feet and nails a whole lotta love, and nurturing their natural beauty, rather than covering up with polish what you may see as imperfections. Nails that constantly break or peel could signal being dried out. Frequent hand washing, washing the dishes without gloves, dry weather,...

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    DIY Natural Dry Dog Shampoo | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | Natural Pet Care

    DIY Natural Dry Dog Shampoo

    Finally a DIY recipe for your four legged mates! Our DIY natural dry dog shampoo is suitable to use on dogs of all ages (note essential oil caution below). It is free from harmful chemicals, synthetic ingredients and plastic packaging. Combining soothing bentonite clay, cleansing and conditioning Moroccan lava clay and pest repelling neem...

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    4 Must Have Products for your Natural Remedy Travel Kit

    Planning a camping trip or holiday away? A kit of multi-purpose natural remedies is great to keep on hand for dealing with issues like mozzie bites, sunburn, sore muscles and other minor conditions that may dampen the fun. Read on to find out the must have products we pack in our natural remedy travel...

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