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    How to create your own zero waste shopping kit | Biome Eco Stores

    How To Create a Zero Waste Shopping Kit

    With the lightweight plastic bag ban upon us, most of us now have a stash of reusable shopping bags kept in a convenient place. But with plastic packaging commonplace across supermarkets, how can you have more of an impact when it comes to reducing plastic waste? It’s time to take it up a notch....

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    Bokashi composting - everything you've ever wanted to know | Biome Eco Stores

    Bokashi Composting: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    A bokashi compost system is one of the easiest ways to direct food waste away from landfill and instead create valuable soil conditioner and fertiliser for your garden. Plus, it will help you avoid the need for a bin liner! With so many of you interested in bokashi style composting, we’ve answered your most...

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    The 5 Rs of Zero Waste | Biome Eco Stores

    The 5 Rs of Zero Waste

    Every item we use has an environmental cost, some greater than others. By managing our waste in accordance with the 5 Rs, we can all make a difference by being mindful of the waste we generate. According to Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, the 5 Rs of zero waste are: Refuse Reduce Reuse...

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    How To Protect Your Kids From These Common Toxins | Biome Eco Stores

    How to protect your kids from these common toxins

    We speak to lots of parents in our Biome stores and on online who are worried about commonly used toxins harming their kids. It is shocking how normal it has become for these known problematic chemicals to be in household and body products.  But, there are ways to avoid them. Read on as we...

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    How to get rid of razor burn with our DIY razor burn soothing spray | Biome Naked Skin Care | Biome Eco Stores

    How to get rid of razor burn with our DIY razor burn spray

    Wondering how to get rid of razor burn? Our soothing, simple, natural DIY razor burn spray can help! Combining ingredients such as soothing coconut oil, calming chamomile and calendula, antiseptic witch hazel and essential oils known for their antibacterial properties, our razor burn spray works to preempt and soothe razor burn and speed up...

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    How to make your own nut milk and what to do with the leftover nut milk pulp | Biome Eco Stores

    How to make your own nut milk: less waste, no additives and more value

    Today you can find and make your own delicious, creamy alternative milks from nuts and seeds that satisfy many dietary and philosophical needs.  There has been a dramatic growth in popularity of non-dairy milks for a range of reasons from dairy allergy and lactose intolerance, to consuming more plant-based foods for health, ethical and...

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    Minimalist, low waste camping tips to get away from it all

    I love camping.  I love escaping into wilderness.  I love waking early to the birdsong, poking the campfire to life, and watching the day come alive. But, I rarely do it… So many of us are drawn to camping in the outdoors to be surrounded by the simplicity, calm and freedom of nature. We...

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    How to start a fire without a lighter | Light My Fire Firesteel | Biome Eco Stores

    How to start a fire without matches or a lighter

    Have you heard of a firesteel? They are a handy little tool that can be used to start a fire or ignite a stove in any condition, making it a must have for those that love camping, hiking, backpacking, travelling and even those with a backyard fire pit or wood burning fireplace. Unlike matches...

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    Why you should use a shaving soap when shaving | Biome Eco Stores

    How to Use a Shaving Soap: Reduce Waste, Avoid Irritants & Save Money!

    By switching to a traditional moisture-rich shaving soap, reusable stainless steel razor and shaving brush, you can reduce waste, avoid skin-irritating ingredients, lessen the likelihood of razor burn and ingrown hairs, and save money.  What better results could you want from shaving!  But how do you use them? Shaving soaps are used for shaving...

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    Heavenly Rose Whipped Body Butter | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | DIY Skin Care

    Heavenly Rose Whipped Body Butter

    Combining rose, shea butter, coconut oil and pink clay, our heavenly rose whipped body butter will nourish, soothe and heal dry skin and leave it feeling wonderfully soft and moisturised. Find the recipe and links to the ingredients below. It is so easy to make and is such a fun activity to do with...

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    How to brew a zero waste coffee | Biome Eco Stores

    How to Brew a Zero Waste Coffee

    We love a cup of coffee or two throughout the day, but we don’t love the potential impact our coffee habit has on the environment. What if we told you it is easy to have a zero waste coffee, or more realistically, a low waste coffee that tastes incredible and produces minimal waste? Read...

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    Plastic Free July: Tips to Make This Year Your Most Successful Yet | Biome Eco Stores

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

    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 pledge to reduce single use plastic waste and production for Plastic Free July and beyond. Whether you’re new to Plastic Free July or you’ve participated before, or are...

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    DIY coconut hair conditioner treatment cream | DIY skin care | Biome Naked Beauty Bar

    DIY Coconut Hair Conditioner Treatment Cream

    Our DIY coconut hair conditioner treatment cream combines the deep conditioning properties of coconut oil, nourishing shea butter and moisturising jojoba oil, and will leave hair feeling soft, shiny and manageable. This easy recipe will help you save waste and money, and is an excellent alternative to mainstream conditioner, free from petrochemicals, synthetics, palm...

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