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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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    How to pack a zero waste lunch box

    How to Pack a ‘Nude Food’ Zero Waste Lunch Box

    With many schools and workplaces adopting a ‘nude food’ policy, here are some ways you can pack healthy zero waste lunch box without using any single use plastic, whether it be plastic cling wrap, zip-lock baggies, chip packets or yoghurt tubs. 1. Use a bento style zero waste lunch box A bento box style lunch box...

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    Plastic Wrap Alternatives | How To Break Up With Plastic Cling Wrap | Biome Eco Stores

    How to Break Up with Plastic Cling Wrap this Festive Season

    If there is an ideal time to find less-wasteful, safe alternatives to plastic cling wrap, now is it. With all the plates of food, leftovers, and transporting delicious spreads to parties and picnics, we need a hygienic way to cover and contain our food. So why not do so zero waste style? At Biome, we...

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    5 ways to plastic waste free washing up | Biome Eco Stores

    5 Ways To Waste Free Washing Up

    Eliminating plastic from around the home isn’t difficult if you look at one area at a time. Here we look at plastic waste free washing up! Plastic and synthetic products are often in abundance around the sink: Chux wipes, those green and yellow scrub sponges, plastic dish washing brushes, washing up liquid in plastic...

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    Eco friendly entertaining, parties and events | Biome Eco Store

    Everything you Need for Eco Friendly Entertaining

    Do you have a party or celebration coming up? Perhaps you’re simply enjoying more picnics outside now that the weather is warming up. Whatever your reason to get together is, make it an eco friendly, plastic waste free affair. Here are some simple ways to achieve this. Use reusable or biodegradable plates instead of...

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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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    You can get refills for that?! | Refill and bulk options at Biome Eco Stores

    You Can Get Refills for That?!

    Purchasing refills or items in bulk will save packaging waste, reduce waste ending up in landfill, and will often save you money too (it’s often cheaper per kg/ml). And you won’t believe the kind of things you can buy in bulk or buy refills for. From Bokashi grain to dental floss, deodorant to soapberries,...

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    10 Ways to Get Kids Off Screens & Outdoors! | Biome Eco Store

    10 Ways to Get Kids Off Screens & Outdoors!

    Getting kids off screens, away from the pixels and spending more time outdoors is easy with these 10 screen free entertainment swaps! Swap TV for books Reading has such a positive impact on our brains. It promotes mental stimulation, imagination, improves memory, thinking skills, and even improves verbal skills! We love books that inspire...

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    Natural escapes - the places the Biome team love! | Biome Eco Store

    Natural Escapes – Where You’ll Find the Biome Team

    With Spring now upon us, the Biome team are excited to get out in nature and explore some of our favourite local escapes to relax, rejuvenate and be inspired. Here is where we are headed. Tallow Beach, NSW Courtney favourite natural escape is Tallow Beach, near Byron Bay in New South Wales. She loves...

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    What's wrong with Aussie salt? Biome Eco Stores

    What’s Wrong With Aussie Salt?

    Nothing! So why are our supermarket and specialty store shelves brimming with Himalayan rock salt varieties used across food to body care? Especially when we know how great our Aussie alternatives are! In fact, there are many Australian grown or harvested products that we think are better than the imported options, and here we...

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    Reduce Plastic Waste & Save Over $760 | Biome Eco Stores | Plastic Free & Zero Waste Ideas For Plastic Free July & Beyond

    Reduce Plastic Waste & Save Over $760

    Did you know you could save $763.05 and 797 plastic items from landfill every year simply by swapping five common household products with plastic waste free alternatives? While rising cost of living affecting many Australians, it’s a great time to not only make lifestyle changes that benefit the environment but your household budget too....

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    Freeze food without throwaway single use plastic | Biome Eco Stores

    How To Freeze Food Without Single Use Plastic Waste

    Plastic often dominates in our freezers, with plastic freezer bags and ziplock bags commonly used to seal in moisture and protect our food from freezer burn. But these are wasteful and may leach chemicals like BPA, PVC and Phthalates. But what if we told you that there are other options besides single use plastic?...

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