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    How to Use Activated Charcoal Powder

    March 14, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES, LIFE
    Activated charcoal powder in jar

    Activated charcoal is a highly absorptive and wonderfully detoxifying substance, and is fantastic at drawing bacteria, chemicals, dirt, and other micro particles from the skin and hair. Here are three easy ways you can incorporate medicinal grade activated charcoal into your natural beauty regime, for whiter teeth, clearer skin and voluminous hair without unnecessary chemicals....

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    New Arrivals – Reusable Coffee Cups & Water Bottles

    February 16, 2017 • GUIDES, LIFE
    Reusable coffee cups and bottles - KeepCup coffee cup

    We’ve had so many new reusable coffee cups and reusable water bottles arrive recently, in fact everything you need to take your water, coffee, tea or smoothie with you! BBBYO 750ml Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle BBBYO is an Australian company committed to coastal conservation and keeping plastic and textile waste out of our...

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    How to Keep Veggies Fresh with The Swag

    February 9, 2017 • EAT, GROW, LIFE
    How to keep veggies fresh in the fridge for longer - The Swag

    Has the War On Waste show on the ABC inspired you to reduce your food waste each week? The Swag is a useful tool to help you do just that, helping to keep you fresh fruit and veggies fresher for longer. Unfortunately, as we know, when food rots in landfill, it gives off methane,...

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    DIY Body Scrub & Soak

    February 8, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    DIY Body Scrub + DIY Skin Care

      DIY body scrubs are wonderful because they: Remove the layer of dead skin cells, leaving soft, smooth, younger cells beneath; Contain oils that nourish the skin and body, like caster, olive or coconut oil; Contain essential oils with aromatherapy properties, to relax, soothe or energise; Are really easy to make and very cost...

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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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    Staff Picks – S’well Water Bottles

    October 28, 2016 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE
    S'well stainless steel insulated water bottle

    This week Jo from the Balmoral Biome store shares her favourite Biome product. S’well Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Jo loves the S’well venus 500ml insulated water bottle. Jo has had her eye on a S’well bottle for a while now and this week she finally gave into temptation and is more than a little...

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    Reusable straws: Your Guide to Single Use Plastic Straw Alternatives

    October 27, 2016 • EAT, GUIDES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Reusable straws: Your Guide to Single Use Plastic Straw Alternatives | Biome Eco Stores

    Environmental groups say Australians use about 10 million straws every day, or 3.5 billion a year. And for such a small item that will only have a few minutes of use, their impact on the environment and one’s health is significant! But the good news is Biome has a solution. Whatever your drink, there is...

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    Just 5 things – that’s all it takes to change the world!

    October 18, 2016 • LIFE
    Keep Cup inventor Abigail

    Biome’s incredible community of conscious consumers is changing the world by living these five actions.  Five simple choices made by thousands of people who have saved many thousands of throw-away coffee cups, straws, plastic bags, and harmful chemicals entering our environment and bodies. 1. Reduce & Reuse … Before Recycle Make the shift from...

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    Biome Staff Picks – Earths Purities Stick Deodorant

    October 5, 2016 • BEAUTY
    Biome staff picks - earths purities stick deodorant

    This week, Ingrid from our Paddington store shares her favourite Biome product – Earths Purities Stick Deodorant Earths Purities stick deodorant is an effective, natural, aluminum free deodorant that can be used daily to help absorb moisture and eliminate bad smells! Ingrid absolutely loves the unique plastic-free, recycled cardboard packaging and the fact it is...

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    How to Use a Natural Shampoo Bar

    September 29, 2016 • BEAUTY
    Shampoo bar available at biome eco store

    Washing your hair with a natural shampoo bar instead of conventional shampoo and conditioner is quickly gaining popularity, and we can see why! Read on as we show you how to use a shampoo bar and its benefits. What is a shampoo bar? Simply, shampoo in a solid bar form! A shampoo bar is...

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    Bath time fun with Kawan, the PVC-free natural rubber duck

    September 23, 2016 • ECO HOME
    Hevea natural rubber duck - safe baby bath toy

    There are many products on the market that provide a safe and non-toxic alternative to baby toys and soothers that are made of PVC. 100% natural rubber toys that are made from the Hevea Brasilensis plant are non-toxic to humans and are safe for babies and young children to play with. Plus, natural rubber is biodegradable, and is able...

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    Biome Staff Picks – Green Start Early Learning Stacking and Nesting Blocks

    September 20, 2016 • ECO HOME
    green start stacking and nesting blocks

    This week Carolyn from our Brisbane City store shares her favourite Biome product.   Green Start Early Learning Stacking and Nesting Blocks Carolyn loves the Green Start early learning stacking and nesting blocks. They are in fact her favourite item for a new baby or toddler and she often recommends it to people who are...

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    How to Store Food Without Plastic

    April 14, 2016 • LIFE
    How to store food without plastic

    There are many reasons to reduce the amount of plastic in your life. The less plastic you buy, the less needs to be produced (most plastic is made from petrochemicals!). Some plastic can also leech toxic chemicals and release endocrine disruptors, which mimic the body’s natural hormones and can lead to health problems. These...

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    Packing a Waste Free Lunch Box – Our Customer’s Tips

    September 30, 2015 • LIFE

    Over the years at Biome, our customers have kindly shared many great ideas when it comes to reducing waste in school lunch boxes.  As we approach the start of a new term, it seemed like a good idea to revisit some of these tips from Biome parent’s across Australia. Here we share how our...

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    Plastic free baby

    July 14, 2015 • ECO HOME, LIFE
    Plastic free baby products at Biome

    Here at Biome, we are dedicated to helping our community live a life with less plastic. We can all reduce the amount of plastic we have in our lives with some simple changes. We offer a wide range of alternatives to products that are made of or packaged in plastic. While we try to recommend...

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