• zero waste

    Minimal Impact Camping – Facts and Tips

    June 22, 2022 • ECO HOME, GUIDES, LIFE
    Low Impact, Zero Waste Camping and Travel | Biome Eco Stores

    Camping is the best way to connect with nature, and continuing to enjoy nature means ensuring you leave it exactly as you found it. Here are our top tips for low impact camping so that all you leave behind are your footprints. Camping is one of the best ways to connect with nature. Breathing...

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    Ethical and Sustainable Coffee – Info and Products

    June 22, 2022 • EAT, ECO HOME, GUIDES
    sustainable coffee

    For many of us, coffee is an important part of our lives. From our morning pick-me-up to our afternoon coffee catch-up, those wondrous little beans bring us warmth, energy, and comfort. There are many social and environmental challenges facing the coffee industry today. Unfair labour conditions, habitat loss, deforestation, pollution, unsustainable farming, and disposable...

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    How to Make Furniture Polish with Coconut Oil

    May 25, 2022 • CLEAN, DIY RECIPES, VEGAN
    How to make your own vegan furniture polish

      We’ll let you in on a little secret: you can keep your home free of toxins and chemicals without compromising on the appearance of your furniture. If your home is fitted with wooden surfaces, you’ll know how important it is to treat the wood to prevent damage. But if you’re looking to avoid...

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    Cleaning with Baking Soda and Vinegar – DIY All the Way!

    May 24, 2022 • CLEAN, DIY RECIPES
    Cleaning with Baking Soda and Vinegar - DIY All the Way

    Cleaning your home with simple, natural ingredients is a great way to limit waste, save money, and protect your home and the environment from toxins. While they sound a little too good to be true, chemical-free cleaning products can be whipped up using just a few ingredients you likely already have stored away in...

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    Gift Ideas for Teachers: Practical and Thoughtful – Biome

    May 19, 2022 • GUIDES, LIFE
    Eco Friendly Gifts for Teachers

    The end of the year is fast approaching and everyone’s to-do list is growing. One group that will undoubtedly be counting down the days – no matter how much they love their job – are teachers. And who is more deserving of a great gift? Whether you are looking for a gift for your...

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    Time to replenish your cleaning items? Make the switch to green!

    May 10, 2022 • CLEAN, LIFE
    Time to replenish your cleaning items? Make the switch to green

    The easiest way to turn your cleaning green is to make the switch each time as something runs out.  So, what’s next on your shopping list? Multipurpose household cleaner Switch from Spray & Wipe to pure castile soap. Pure castile soap is a powerhouse of usefulness! Biome’s gentle and non-drying formula is perfect for hands and...

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    Biome Wins Top Sustainable Retailer Award!

    April 27, 2022 • LIFE
    Biome wins Top Sustainable Retailer award

    Biome’s commitment to taking sustainability seriously has been recognised with the Top Sustainable Retailer in Australia award by Power Retail! What makes Biome Australia’s Top Sustainable Retailer? Since our beginning in 2003, long before sustainability was a buzz word, we’ve built a reputation as a trailblazing eco friendly retailer that aims to help our customers live...

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    Homemade Natural Fabric Softener – DIY with Biome

    April 26, 2022 • CLEAN, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    Herbal Homemade Fabric Softener | Green Cleaning | Biome Eco Stores

    There’s nothing quite like slipping into freshly washed, super-soft clothing. Fabric softeners were designed to make your clothes smell good and feel fluffy. However, most fabric softeners on the market contain so many synthetics that they actually break down the fibres in your clothes, and leave them smelling like chemicals. If you’d prefer not...

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    Sustainable Coffee: Eco-friendly Practices – Start to Finish

    April 26, 2022 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    How to brew a zero waste coffee | Biome Eco Stores

    We love a cup of coffee or two throughout the day, but we don’t love the potential impact our coffee habit has on the environment. Don’t worry — we’re not suggesting you give up on coffee altogether. There are ways to create a more sustainable, low-waste cup of coffee that tastes incredible and produces...

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    The Pet Guide: Composting Poo and Litter

    April 25, 2022 • CLEAN, ECO HOME
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    For every pet owner, pet minder and dog walker, disposing of pet waste is a daily task. Picking up pet waste is the socially respectful thing to do; it helps to keep our parks, streets, and backyards clean and safe for everyone. However, where the waste goes after it’s been picked up and bagged...

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    Feeling Fresh With The DIY Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

    April 17, 2022 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    Feeling Fresh With The DIY Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

    Organic hair products are on the rise, and for good reason! They’re free of all the nasties you’ll find in regular hair care products — think chemicals, pesticides, synthetics, palm oil, and harsh detergents. If you’ve switched to a natural shampoo bar and miss conditioner (and don’t like rinsing with apple cider vinegar), this...

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    How To Make Your Own Homemade Toothpaste

    April 16, 2022 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    Biome Naked Beauty Bar - How to make your own natural toothpaste

    The toothpaste you use can have an impact on your health, the health of your family, and the health of the planet. Most commercial toothpaste formulas contain ingredients that we know many of you want to avoid — artificial colours/dyes, synthetic flavours, artificial sweeteners, triclosan, palm-derived glycerin, sodium lauryl sulphate, fluoride, microbeads, just to...

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    How to make a natural homemade mouthwash with Biome

    Make your own natural mouthwash - Biome Naked Beauty Bar - DIY skin care

    Perhaps you’re researching natural mouthwash because you saw the term splashed across a label at the supermarket, or maybe you heard it in passing. Well, here is a rundown of what it is, the ingredients we use, and a little recipe that is great for bad breath, oral hygiene, avoiding tooth decay, and a...

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    8 Startling Facts About Plastic Pollution & 8 Things You Can Do About It!

    April 13, 2022 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    8 facts about plastic pollution and 8 things you can do about it | Biome Eco Stores

    We all know plastic pollution is a problem, but to what extent?  Here we not only share eight mind-blowing facts about plastic pollution in Australia and around the world but, most importantly, eight ways you can do something about it! Before we get into the need to know interesting facts about plastic, here are...

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    How To Exfoliate Skin Naturally

    April 12, 2022 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES, LIFE
    Face and body scrubs to make at home | Biome Eco Stores

    One of the key steps to radiant, healthy skin is regular exfoliation to remove dry, dead skin cells. The problem with many store-bought scrubs is that they contain things like plastic microbeads, palm oil or palm-derived ingredients, sodium lauryl sulphate, and synthetic colours, fragrances, and preservatives – ingredients that are no good to anyone...

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