• ECO HOME

    Eco kids and family life, plus ideas to inspire green living at home throughout the year.

    Switch synthetic fragrances for natural, plastic free fragrances

    I want to… switch out plastic packaged artificial fragrances

    So you want to make the switch from plastic packaged artificial fragrances to something natural? Good for you! In doing so you will be avoiding synthetic ingredients that may be harmful to your health, and helping to keep plastic packaging out of landfill and from polluting our environment. And best of all, making the...

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    Green cleaning trends that are here to stay | natural cleaning, eco friendly cleaning, organic cleaners | Biome Eco Store

    Green cleaning trends that are here to stay

    It is inspiring to see so many in our community take steps to remove toxic chemical-laden, synthetic fragranced household cleaners, and replacing them with cleaners that are kinder to people and the environment. We are also excited to be able to bring you more and more cleaning products that are completely plastic free! Check...

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    How to choose the right stainless steel wire pegs for you

    Never Buy Pegs Again! The Best Plastic Free Wire Pegs

    Are your plastic and wooden pegs constantly rotting, breaking, falling apart, and leaving plastic bits all over your garden? Our stainless steel wire clothes pegs will solve all your peg woes. They are zero waste, plastic free and will last you a lifetime! These pegs aren’t only great for the washing. They are also...

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    How to get kids off screens and

    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! In fact we think these ideas will be fun for the whole family. Swap TV for books Reading has such a positive impact on our brains. It promotes mental stimulation, imagination, improves...

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    How to improve indoor air quality at home

    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 wardrobe moths and protect clothes

    How to get rid of and prevent clothes moths

    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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    Staying upbeat and positive during COVID-19 | Biome Eco Stores

    Staying upbeat and positive during COVID-19

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

    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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    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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