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    How to avoid hidden palm oil this festive season | Palm oil free alternatives | Biome Eco Stores

    3 Ways to Avoid Hidden Palm Oil this Festive Season

    Palm oil monoculture is responsible for immense deforestation, carbon emissions from peat lands, fires, animal deaths and human rights abuses in Indonesia and Malaysia. However, as palm oil is a hidden ingredient in almost every way it is used, avoiding it can be difficult. Sunscreen, deodorant and candles are three common items used at this...

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    Gift ideas that won't get dumped | Biome Eco Stores | Eco Gift Ideas

    Eco Gift Ideas That Won’t Get Dumped

    Galaxy research suggests that each Christmas Australians spend over $1 billion in unwanted gifts that will eventually end up in landfill. Here at Biome though we champion gift ideas that are practical, built to last or that are designed to biodegrade at the end of its life. So continue reading as we share our...

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    How to support local and Australian made this festive season | Biome Eco Stores

    How to support local, Australian made this festive season

    There are lots of ways you can support Australian made this festive season, whether it’s gift giving, entertaining, dressing up or protecting your body. Read on as we share some of our favourite Australian made gift ideas, decorations, fashion, entertaining and summer skin care essentials. Australian made gift cards and decorations Earth Greetings Christmas...

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    How to use oils in your skin care routine | Biome Naked Beauty | Biome Eco Stores

    How to Simplify Your Skin Care Routine with Oils

    Your skin care routine needn’t be complicated, and we don’t believe you need to spend a large amount of money on multiple skin care products to get great results. In fact a few simple, natural, high performing, multipurpose skin care products is all you need to cleanse, moisturise, exfoliate and mask as needed. When...

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    Gift ideas that support a circular economy | Biome Eco Stores

    Gift Ideas that Support a Circular Economy

    There are lots of innovative businesses moving towards and developing products to suit a circular economy, and what better time to support these businesses than at Christmas time, when lots of purchasing and gift giving takes place. Here at Biome we are excited to be able to bring you practical gift ideas that have...

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    5 Ways to be a Conscious Consumer this Christmas | Biome Eco Stores

    5 Ways to be a Conscious Consumer this Christmas

    Christmas is a time when a lot of purchases take place. We buy gifts, we decorate, we entertain, we might even buy new clothes. But how can you be more mindful about these purchases at Christmas? How can you be a conscious consumer? Read on as we show you how. What is a conscious...

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    Plastic free kitchen accessories you've never thought of | Zero Waste Ideas | Biome Eco Stores

    Plastic Free Kitchen Ideas You Might Not Have Thought Of

    Reduce plastic in your kitchen with these simple swaps.  From cooking to cleaning, a kitchen with little to no plastic is possible. Read on as we show you how! Stainless steel ice cube tray Imagine an ice cube tray that doesn’t end up snapping from too much twisting, and a tray so well built...

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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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    30 Plastic Free Ways for 30 Days | Plastic Free Challenge | Biome Eco Stores

    30 Plastic Free Ways for 30 Days Challenge

    After 14 years with Biome, I have learned many ways to reduce plastic use.  Like you, no doubt, I forget to reflect and celebrate how far I have come with my every day actions.  So for Plastic Free July this year, I challenged myself to share a plastic free way every day for 30...

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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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