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    5 Ways to be a Conscious Consumer this Christmas

    November 7, 2018 • GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    5 Ways to be a Conscious Consumer this Christmas | Biome Eco Stores

    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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    Make Your Own Acne Treatment Stick

    Make your own acne treatment stick - Biome Naked Beauty Bar - DIY skin care

    Our DIY acne treatment stick, which combines healing beeswax, calming shea butter, and antibacterial coconut oil and essential oils, can be applied on any pimple or breakout-prone area to naturally soothe and heal. Below we’ve outlined the benefits of each of the ingredients used. Beeswax is healing and high in Vitamin A. Shea Butter reduces...

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    How to Play Finska – The Best Summer Holiday Game!

    December 19, 2017 • GUIDES, HOME
    How to play Finska

    Fancy a game these holidays that the whole family can play? Want to get the kids outdoors and away from the screen? Something that gets you into the sunshine but makes you use your mathematics skills? If this sounds attractive, Finska is the game for your family these holidays. Based on ancient log tossing...

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    Your Guide to Biome’s Palm Oil Free Soap

    December 18, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES
    Palm oil free soap

    What is palm oil and why should we care about it? Sounds like a lovely tropical oil, right? Reminiscent of the reef oil we used to slather on ourselves back in the day? Forget the nostalgic connotations the name brings. Palm oil is actually the ingredient used in many cosmetics and food that is...

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    Best Natural Ways to Stop Mosquitoes From Biting You

    December 15, 2017 • GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    Our Top 5 Ways to Deter Mosquitoes Naturally

    Summer is here, and so are the mozzies. But how can you stop mosquitoes from biting you without resorting to products containing chemical pesticides such as DEET (diethyltoluamide) or Picaridin? DEET is one of the most common ingredients in conventional mosquito repellents. However it is not the safest option for your health and that...

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    Four of our Favourite Screen Free Gift Ideas for a Screen Free Christmas

    December 13, 2017 • GUIDES, HOME
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    A screen free Christmas, or at least the holidays with less screen time, is what we secretly hope for. And the great news is, by giving our children eco-friendly gifts that promote creativity and exploration, not only can we help them grow, but we can help the planet too. Four of our Favourite Screen...

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    How to Break Up with Plastic Cling Wrap this Christmas

    December 11, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES, HOME
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    If there is an ideal time to find less-wasteful, safe alternatives to plastic cling wrap, Christmas is the time. 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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    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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    10 Plastic Free Christmas Celebration Ideas

    November 28, 2017 • GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
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    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 • GUIDES, HOME, 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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    Planning and Budgeting Christmas Gifts with Rhonda Hetzel

    November 29, 2015 • LIFE
    Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas.

    After a lifetime of excess and over spending, I have been living a simple and frugal life for the past 13 years. I see Christmas as a time of family get-togethers and relaxation and never have a credit hangover in January. In the past, I gave gifts to boost my own ego. Now my...

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    Simplicity at Christmas Time by Rhonda Hetzel

    November 20, 2015 • GUIDES

    This is the first in a series of posts to help you find the pleasures of simplicity this festive season by Australian blogger and author, Rhonda Hetzel. Christmas has the potential to undo all your frugal efforts throughout the year. You hear that “ho-ho-hoing”, see the advertisements with the warm and fuzzy family around...

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    Paper Boat Press Poetry, ceramics and keepsakes

    October 9, 2011 • LIFE
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    This Christmas, you’ll find hanging from the branches of trees all around Australia and the world, thousands of little white ceramic keepsake stars stamped lovingly with the name of someone precious in that home. Each personalised star began its ceramic transformation in the tranquil open-air studio of Brisbane artist Kylie Johnson.  In this creative...

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