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    10 Plastic Free Ideas You’ve Never Thought Of

    10 plastic free ideas you haven't thought of

    Many of you are already reducing single use plastic by using a reusable coffee cup, produce bags, water bottles, and a stainless steel straw. But here are 10 new plastic free ideas you might never have thought of. Top Plastic Free Ideas for Plastic Free July Shampoo bar instead of shampoo and conditioner in plastic bottles! Our first...

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    DIY Hair Wax & Conditioning Balm

    July 19, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    DIY hair wax and conditioning balm

    Our DIY hair wax and conditioning balm was developed by Nancy in her kitchen at home after her son ran out of hair product… again! With nourishing shea butter and cocoa butter, a little caster oil for shine, and lavender and rosemary essential oils for hair health, this nourishing balm can be used to style...

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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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    5 Ways to Treat Sore Joints, Aching Muscles & Dry, Chapped Skin Naturally

    July 12, 2017 • GUIDES, LIFE
    Soothe sore joints, aching muscles and dry skin naturally

    Sore joints, aching muscles and dry, chapped skin are common ailments during the colder months, but these five simple, natural remedies may help. 1. Magnesium Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral and vital for the healthy function of the brain, heart, bones, muscle contraction, and energy production. There is a lot of research documenting...

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    DIY Sore Muscle Rub

    July 12, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES
    Biome's Naked Natural Beauty Bar - DIY Sore Muscle Rub

    This DIY sore muscle rub creates a soothing, warming sensation, then transitions to a refreshing, cooling sensation. It’s perfect for soothing tense muscles after an uncomfortable night’s sleep, or sore muscles after strenuous activity or exercise. It also works to sooth tension headaches by massaging some into the back of your neck and shoulders. Ingredients...

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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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    DIY Multi Masking

    June 27, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES
    Biome Naked Natural Beauty Bar - Multi Masking

    Multi masking is the latest skin care trend that you may have heard about, so we thought we would have a bit of fun at our Naked Beauty Bar and create our own! Multi masking makes it possible to target several skincare concerns at the one time – like an oily t-zone and puffy...

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    Cacao, Peppermint & Orange DIY Tinted Lip Balm

    June 20, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES
    Cacao, Peppermint & Orange DIY Tinted Lip Balm

    Our gorgeous, smooth and chocolatey DIY tinted lip balm, with its almost burgundy palette is just divine. With the added benefits of nourishing shea and cocoa butters, and a little castor oil for shine, this vegan lip balm is a must to have in your hand bag this winter. How to Make Your Own Cacao,...

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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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    The Swag Produce Bag Review – What Our Community Thought

    May 10, 2017 • EAT, GUIDES
    The Swag - Reduce Food Waste with The Swag

    What we’re hearing from you is that you’re after a product that will help to save food waste, save plastic waste, save money, and save time. Well, The Swag hits the jackpot with our community! The Swag produce bag starter pack includes one large Swag, two small Swags and one long Swag. You can also...

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    We Discovered Something Incredible…The Impact of Your Collective Actions in Just One Year

    April 20, 2017 • GUIDES, LIFE
    The Power of One

    You use your KeepCup, reusable water bottle and say no to plastic shopping bags every day, but sometimes you lose faith that your individual actions will make a difference. So we decided to do some math. We looked at the reusable items that Biome’s customers purchased in the last 12 months and discovered something...

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    Is Plastic Free Shopping Possible?

    April 6, 2017 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    Is plastic free shopping possible - tips to help you shop without plastic

    The growing plastic free movement is not about getting rid of all the plastic in your life, as that would be impossible for most people.  Instead it is about trying to break our reliance on new items that contain plastic or are packaged in plastic, particularly single-use throwaway plastic. The Rogue Ginger sums it up...

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    Organic Cotton Sheets vs. Linen Sheets vs. Hemp Sheets

    March 28, 2017 • GUIDES, HOME, 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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    DIY Skin Care – Homemade Calamine Lotion

    March 22, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    DIY Skin Care - Homemade Calamine Lotion

    Calamine lotion has long been the go-to for those suffering from mosquito bites, insect bites, poison ivy, rashes chicken pox and eczema, and it’s actually really quick and easy to whip up a zero waste, homemade version using simple, natural ingredients. Our homemade calamine lotion uses absorptive, healing and soothing bentonite clay, bi-carb soda,...

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    The Best Water Filter System for your Home or Office

    March 15, 2017 • EAT, HOME, LIFE
    The best water filter for home or office

    Our ceramic fluoride water filter from Southern Cross Pottery is one of the best options for healthy, great tasting, naturally cool, filtered water at home or the office. And what’s not to love – it removes or reduces virtually all impurities (including chlorine and fluoride if you upgrade to a powerful Fluoride Plus filter), is better for...

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