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    10 Plastic Free Christmas Celebration Ideas

    November 28, 2017 • ECO HOME, GUIDES, LIFE
    plastic free christmas ice blocks feature

    Aiming for a plastic free Christmas is a great way to respect the planet’s precious resources at this special time of year. There are many options for avoiding plastic in your gift giving, and for wrapping presents with newspaper and twine.  But here are 10 ideas for helping your Christmas table, parties and decorations...

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    Your Guide to the Best Eco Gifts for Kids of All Ages

    November 21, 2017 • ECO HOME, GUIDES, LIFE
    Best Eco Gifts for Kids

    Christmas is just around the corner but there’s no need to panic. Biome has a huge range of eco-friendly, educational and empowering gifts for children. Order online now to receive and wrap in time for Christmas morning. Here is our selection of the best Christmas gifts for the littlest environmentalists in the family, by...

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    The Best Secret Santa Gift – An Eco Friendly Calendar

    November 17, 2017 • ECO HOME, LIFE
    The Best Secret Santa Gift - An Eco Friendly Calendar

    A calendar is a perfect gift for both Christmas and the New Year. It’s especially handy for Secret Santa – a time when you’d ask yourself, ‘What do I get for someone that is not only great and useful, but is eco-friendly too?’ This year, Biome has an exclusive desk calendar, which is both...

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    Corner Block Studio – The Whole Story of this Creative Environmentalist

    November 7, 2017 • LIFE, STORIES
    Corner Block Studio - The Whole Story - Handmade in Australia with Love

    About Corner Block studio What do you get when someone is an industrial designer, artist and environmentalist? Well made, ethically and thoughtfully sourced materials and products from Corner Block Studio is what. Corner Block studio was started by aforementioned credentialed Natalie Lane in 2015 on a corner block (of course) of Brisbane. The beautiful...

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    How to Make Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home

    October 12, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE
    How to make vegan cheese - shop Mad Millie vegan cheese kits at Biome Eco Stores

    Being vegan, or simply reducing meat and dairy consumption, comes with many benefits for the planet and your health. Now, you can make delicious dairy-free vegan cheese without additives. According to www.chooseveg.com/environment, switching to a vegan diet saves 50% more carbon emissions than driving a Prius! Animal farming and protein production is huge contributor...

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    Bi-carb free natural deodorant for sensitive skin – all the details

    October 4, 2017 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, LIFE
    Bi-carb free natural deodorant for sensitive skin

    Some people react to bi-carb soda in natural deodorant. Here we give you the skinny on some excellent alternatives. Natural deodorant and bi-carb soda More and more people are turning to natural deodorants to keep their underarms fresh as a daisy. With a proliferation of options now on the market, people are embracing the...

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    Nature’s Child: The baby products you use every day in the purest form possible

    September 6, 2017 • ECO HOME, GUIDES, LIFE, STORIES
    Organic Baby Products at Biome Eco Stores

    The World of Baby Products When you have a baby, you want what’s best for them, and you do everything in your power to assure they are safe and healthy. But did you know that many baby products on the market contain ingredients derived from petrochemicals and palm oil, as well as other harmful toxins?...

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    Top 6 Reasons to Use a Bamboo Hair Brush

    July 18, 2017 • BEAUTY
    Top 6 reasons to use a wooden or bamboo hair brush

    Did you know that you can buy a 100% plastic free, vegan hair brush? Our Brightwood hair brushes are made from bamboo and natural rubber, and not only are they a more sustainable option for the environment in terms of them being plastic free (even the cushioning bit) and vegan, they are a better...

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    Our Guide to Local & Fair Trade Organic Herbal Teas & Their Benefits

    June 28, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE
    pukka tea

    There is nothing nicer on a cold winter’s day than a soothing cup of organic herbal tea. Besides being a warming pick me up, organic herbal teas have lots of health benefits. From easing digestive troubles, calming the mind, soothing the throat, and waking you up, organic herbal teas have all sorts of wonderful powers....

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    Rose & Pink Clay Layered DIY Bath Salts

    May 17, 2017 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, DIY RECIPES
    DIY skin care - Rose and pink clay DIY bath salts

      These layered bath salts with mineral rich, sustainably harvested Murray River salt flakes and Tasmanian sea salt, healing Australian pink clay, and the luxurious addition of rose petals and essential oils, will turn a simple soak in the tub into a rejuvenating and relaxing experience. Layering the ingredients gives this recipe something special, especially...

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    Organic Cotton Sheets vs. Linen Sheets vs. Hemp Sheets

    March 28, 2017 • ECO HOME, GUIDES, LIFE
    Organic cotton sheets, linen sheets and hemp sheets

      Are you looking for a more restful, toxin free sleep? Or bedding without allergy-triggering chemicals? And a truly planet-friendly product? You can’t go past genuine organic cotton, linen and hemp sheets. Free from formaldehyde, resins, and irritating dyes, our sheets are ideal for those with sensitive skin or who do not wish to...

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    Choose Palm Oil Free Chocolate this Easter: Ingredients to Look Out For & Our Favourite Palm Oil Free Eggs

    March 22, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE, VEGAN
    Choose Palm Oil Free Chocolate this Easter - Our Favourite Palm Oil Free Easter Chocolate Picks - Biome Eco Stores

    Look at the plaintive, sweet face of an orangutan and one thing comes to mind. How can we ever purchase products with palm oil that is causing their forest home to be destroyed? We weren’t always aware as a population of palm oil being hidden in products. Nor were we aware of the devastation...

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    Three ways to protect your baby from harmful toxins

    February 1, 2017 • BEAUTY, ECO HOME, GUIDES, LIFE
    Eco-Friendly baby products

    As babies there are three things that many of our parents would have used on us – petroleum-based Barrier Cream, Talcum Powder, and Johnson’s Baby Oil. Sound about right? However, did you know that these three common baby care products generally contain petrol and other toxins?  It’s time to turn back to our grandparents’...

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    EverEarth Wooden Toys – Sustainable, Fun & Beautiful

    January 23, 2017 • ECO HOME, GUIDES, LIFE
    EverEarth Noah's Arc shape sorting toy

    We have recently added a beautiful new range of wooden toys to our stores from EverEarth. There is so much to love about EverEarth toys. They are are timeless, well crafted, and made from environmentally friendly materials and sustainable FSC-certified wood. No harmful chemicals are used, and they do not contain BPA or PVC, meaning your...

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    What is Kishu Binchotan Charcoal and How is it Used?

    November 11, 2016 • CLEAN, EAT, GUIDES, LIFE
    How do I use binchotan charcoal?

    Source: Glasshouse Kishu Binchotan charcoal is an active carbon made from tree branches.  Due to its extremely porous structure, Binchotan charcoal is renown for its ability to absorb impurities and unwanted tastes and odours from water such as chlorine, to soften and add minerals to water, as well as purify the air. It can...

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