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    What is oil pulling and how does it improve oral health?

    June 12, 2019 • BEAUTY, GUIDES

    What is oil pulling Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that is said to purify the mouth of toxins and bacteria and improve gum health. The ‘nasties’ that cause cavities are easily removed thus whitening teeth, improving gum health and alleviating bad breath amongst other ailments. It sounds like a too-good-to-be-true complete cure-all...

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    Are You Ready to Ban the Bag? Our Best Plastic Free Reusable Bags

    June 12, 2018 • EAT, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Biome Eco Stores | Are You Ready to Ban the Bag | Our Best Plastic Free Reusable Bags | #BanTheBag

    Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria have joined South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, and the ACT in a ban on the supply of single use lightweight plastic shopping bags. The ban has been introduced to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on our environment and especially on our marine life. We’re so excited to see...

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    How Rosehip Oil Can Help Soothe Dry, Sensitive Skin this Winter

    June 6, 2018 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, VEGAN
    How Rosehip Oil Can Help Soothe Dry, Sensitive Skin this Winter

    With the Winter months upon us, many of us experience dry and sensitive skin. But did you know there is a simple, nourishing oil that can be used to bring skin back to peak condition. Rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 3,6 an 9, vitamins and antioxidants, rosehip oil is loved by many for...

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    7 Natural Sleep Aids to Fall Asleep Faster

    May 4, 2018 • GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    7 Natural Sleep Aids to Fall Asleep Faster

    In this busy, stressed-out world, falling asleep is not always easy. Technology is constantly at our fingertips and often in the bedroom too. Lots of people have anxiety that is compounded by information overload, worry about children, ageing parents, mortgage stress… you name it. Added to this is less time for relaxation and exercise....

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    How to Choose Ethical Chocolate that is Healthy & Delicious

    March 21, 2018 • EAT, GUIDES, VEGAN
    Where to find ethical chocolate - nut free, dairy free, vegan and palm oil free chocolate - Biome Eco Stores

    Chocolate – one of life’s universal pleasures. Really, it should be added to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs! But the production of it is oftentimes a contentious issue. Awareness around production and the cost to small producers in developing countries is coming to the fore. Here are some ways to make ethical chocolate purchases this...

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    The Conscious Step Story, Save the World with Socks!

    March 2, 2018 • GUIDES, HOME, VEGAN
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    No matter who we are, we can always take a Conscious Step towards helping the issues that matter to us. With so many environmental, health, and humanitarian crises in the world today, it can be easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed, not knowing how or where to help. But sometimes, it can be as...

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    5 simple ways to achieve an eco-beauty routine

    5 simple ways to achieve an eco-beauty routine

    If you have a bathroom full of plastic shampoo bottles, cosmetic containers and plastic exfoliators, don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are a number of ways you can achieve a simplified eco-beauty routine, and we are here with our suggestions. Whether you’re interested in healthier ingredients for yourself or the eco-system, we have some...

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    5 Ways to Achieve a Plastic Free Laundry

    February 21, 2018 • CLEAN, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    5 Way to Achieve a Plastic Free Laundry

    Modern technological change has enabled time and labour-saving hacks for living. But, we are now collectively finding that the old-fashioned way is sometimes best. Especially when it comes to health and the environment. The everyday task of doing the laundry is thankfully easier due to modern washing machines. Let’s face it, we don’t want...

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    Cocoa, Mango & Shea Butter – A Guide to our Favourite Body Butters

    January 23, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES
    Mango butter, shea butter, cocoa butter

    When it comes to health and beauty, taking our cue from nature is usually the best way. In the case of deeply moisturising our bodies, this principle certainly applies. Mangoes, cacao beans and shea nuts – the bounty of nature that provides body butter infused with vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids in a form...

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    Why is Jojoba Oil so Good for Skin?

    January 18, 2018 • BEAUTY, GUIDES
    How to use jojoba oil in skin care

    Do you want a facial and body oil that is a good multi-tasker as well as being completely natural and from a low-maintenance crop? Jojoba Oil could be the saviour you’ve been waiting for. First gaining popularity in the 1970’s (remember your mother or grandmother’s cosmetics cabinet?) the benefits of this oil are being...

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    3 Ways Neem Oil Will Improve Your Skin With Regular Use

    January 18, 2018 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, GUIDES, LIFE
    How to use neem oil in skin care

    Neem oil is gaining in popularity for skin care and other uses. It is an exotic, slightly mysterious sounding oil, hailing from the Neem tree indigenous to India and Burma. The special properties in the oil are beneficial for a number of skin conditions both as prevention and treatment. Here we look at 3...

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    Your Guide to Palm Oil Free Make Up

    December 18, 2017 • BEAUTY, GUIDES
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    Palm oil free makeup is both a rarity and an important purchase for those wanting to help the planet. But why exactly should we choose palm oil free? Why is it to hard to find palm oil free products? And what can we do to make sure we look great, and keep up the great...

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    Four Health Benefits of MCT Oil – Is it Coconut Oil?

    December 11, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE
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    MCT Oil, short for Medium Chain Triglycerides Oil, is a dietary supplement with many health benefits. Derived from coconut oil, MCT Oil not only creates sustained energy, but is great in many forms and for those with food intolerances. Shop MCT Oil here > But how is it different from coconut oil? Coconut oil by itself is a...

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    Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving

    December 8, 2017 • CLEAN, EAT, GROW, GUIDES
    Urban Greens Window Sill Veggie Garden

    Christmas is almost here. By now you are probably thinking of gifts for loved ones and perhaps you have a nagging feeling that it is all a bit wasteful. So many ‘normal’ gifts end up in landfill or are made of dangerous plastic. To assuage your worries and give you a happy alternative, here...

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    Eco Friendly Secret Santa Gifts under $20 Everyone will Love!

    November 28, 2017 • GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    Eco friendly Secret Santa gifts under $20

    The silly season is here. But with a little planning, Christmas shopping can be less ‘silly’ and friendlier to the earth. Here are our top 10 eco friendly Secret Santa gifts under $20 everyone will love. Gingerbread Folk Christmas Miniatures Gift Box A thoughtful box of festive shaped shortbread to put a smile on...

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