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    Staying upbeat and positive during COVID-19

    May 7, 2020 • HOME, LIFE
    Staying upbeat and positive during COVID-19 | Biome Eco Stores

    Like most, the Biome workplace has changed dramatically over the last few months. We are extremely thankful to be living in Australia in safe, healthy homes and to be part of a positive, proactive workplace. However, with many of us working in busy, social distanced conditions, some suffering loss of hours, and others working from...

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    Bokashi Composting: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    April 28, 2020 • GROW, GUIDES, LIFE
    Bokashi composting - everything you've ever wanted to know | Biome Eco Stores

    A bokashi compost system is one of the easiest ways to direct food waste away from landfill and create valuable soil conditioner and fertiliser for your garden. With so many of you interested in bokashi style composting, we’ve answered your most frequently asked questions all in one place. So read on for everything you’ve...

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    Why Oxygen Bleach is Better Than Chlorine Bleach & How to Use it For Cleaning

    March 20, 2020 • CLEAN, GUIDES, HOME
    Washing with oxygen bleach is better than chlorine bleach

    Do you dislike entering a bathroom that’s just been cleaned with chlorine bleach or ammonia? Your lungs constrict from breathing in the fumes and you want to leave as quickly as possible. Many harmful chemicals like chlorine bleach have become commonplace in our homes as we are fed the dream of effortlessly clean and...

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    How to reduce waste using a safety razor (and avoid nicks!)

    February 26, 2020 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    The stainless steel safety razor is back in a big way, and will help you put an end to throwaway plastic razors! So, why are they so great, how do you use them, and how do you avoid nicking yourself? Read on to find out. Why are reusable safety razors so great? Zero waste...

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    Go ‘No Poo’ or ‘Low Poo’ – Ditch Shampoo Bottle Waste & Save Money!

    January 31, 2020 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, GUIDES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
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    Have you heard about the ‘no poo’ shampoo method? Short for ‘no shampoo’, this method has a lot of devoted fans who have abandoned the petrochemicals and detergents in conventional shampoo, and let their scalp return to its natural oil balance, saving them time, money and their long-term health. Why Go ‘No Poo’ When...

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    How to Break Up with Plastic Cling Wrap this Festive Season

    December 10, 2019 • EAT, GUIDES, HOME
    Plastic Wrap Alternatives | How To Break Up With Plastic Cling Wrap | Biome Eco Stores

    If there is an ideal time to find less-wasteful, safe alternatives to plastic cling wrap, now is it. 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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    4 Must Have Products for your Natural Remedy Travel Kit

    April 9, 2019 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES, LIFE

    Planning a camping trip or holiday away? A kit of multi-purpose natural remedies is great to keep on hand for dealing with issues like mozzie bites, sunburn, sore muscles and other minor conditions that may dampen the fun. Read on to find out the must have products we pack in our natural remedy travel...

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    5 ways to fragrance your space without petrochemicals

    5 ways to fragrance your space without petrochemicals | Biome Eco Stores | Eco Friendly Cleaning

    Products like mainstream perfumes, plug in and propellent ‘air fresheners’, and even car deodorisers contain a myriad of harmful, synthetic, petrochemical derived ingredients. But there are lots of simple ways to fragrance your space naturally, without resorting to fake smells and synthetic, petrochemical derived ‘air fresheners’. Read on as we share five unique ways...

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    DIY Pantry Bug Buster & Scented Drawer Sachet

    February 26, 2019 • CLEAN, DIY RECIPES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    DIY Pantry Bug Buster & Scented Drawer Sachet | Biome Naked Beauty | DIY Cleaning

    Freshen up and deter moths, insects and other pantry and wardrobe pests with these pretty scented sachets. Depending on the essential oils used, you can create a sachet for keeping drawers, cupboards and wardrobes smelling fresh, or a bug buster sachet for keeping your pantry free from ants, weevils and other insects. This pantry...

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    DIY Soapberry Washing Up Liquid

    Make Your Own DIY Soapberry Washing Up Liquid

    So many of you love using soapberries to wash your clothes (and why wouldn’t you – they’re organic, natural, hypoallergenic, plastic free, palm oil free, compostable and they work!), but did you know you can turn them into a washing up liquid too? Read on as we show you how to make a natural...

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    DIY Rose Water & 7 Ways You Can Use It!

    October 18, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES
    DIY rose water | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | DIY Skin Care | Biome Eco Stores

    Rose water does a wonderful job at soothing skin and hair and calming the mind with it’s delicate fragrance. Use it to cleanse and tone skin, in a relaxing bath, to spray on your pillow before bed, or as a natural perfume. And did you know it’s actually really easy to make your own? By...

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    DIY Hand Sanitiser Spray

    October 10, 2018 • DIY RECIPES
    DIY Hand Sanitiser | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | DIY Skin Care

    This is the perfect handbag size hand sanitiser! Combining palm oil free glycerine, alcohol, lavender hydrosol and a blend of bacteria fighting essential oils, this DIY natural hand sanitiser is easy to make and will leave hands feeling clean, fresh and soft. Find the recipe for our DIY hand sanitiser spray below. DIY Hand...

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    Make Your Own Natural Mould & Mildew Cleaner

    September 11, 2018 • CLEAN, DIY RECIPES
    Make your own DIY Mould & Mildew Cleaner | Biome Eco Stores | Green Cleaning Recipes

    Vinegar is a really effective way at cleaning mould naturally. While bleach simply bleaches the mould white, vinegar works to kill the mould spore, and if used regularly can even prevent the mould and mildew from coming back. Combining vinegar and essential oils known for their antifungal and antiseptic properties, this DIY mould and mildew...

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    Heavenly Rose Whipped Body Butter

    August 14, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    Heavenly Rose Whipped Body Butter | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | DIY Skin Care

    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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    DIY Roll On Deodorant with Magnesium & Witch Hazel

    August 8, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES
    DIY Roll On Deodorant with Magnesium & Witch Hazel | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | DIY Skin Care

    Our DIY roll on deodorant combines magnesium, witch hazel, sea salt and your choice of essential oils to keep you feeling clean and fresh. It is a great alternative to natural deodorants made with bi-carb soda. It is vegan, easy to make and will help prevent and eliminate body odour fast.  Magnesium is naturally...

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