• zero waste

    Eco Gift Ideas That Won’t Get Dumped

    December 13, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Gift ideas that won't get dumped | Biome Eco Stores | Eco Gift Ideas

    Galaxy research suggests that each Christmas Australians spend over $1 billion in unwanted gifts that will eventually end up in landfill. Here at Biome though we champion gift ideas that are practical, built to last or that are designed to biodegrade at the end of its life. So continue reading as we share our...

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    10 Eco Friendly & Zero Waste Resolutions You Can Make in 2019

    November 30, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    The start of a new year is the perfect time to refresh, restart and challenge yourself to something new that will make a difference. If you’re thinking of making a resolution or two around the idea of sustainable living and zero waste but aren’t sure of what specifically, here are some ideas! So read...

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    DIY Vegan Natural Deodorant Recipe

    November 21, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE, VEGAN
    DIY Vegan Bi-Carb Free Natural Deodorant Recipe | Biome Naked Beauty | DIY Skin Care | Biome Eco Stores

    Our vegan, bi-carb free DIY natural deodorant paste is a dream to put on and leaves underarms soft, protected and odour free. Our DIY natural deodorant recipe combines soothing and ultra-moisturising cocoa and shea butters, coconut oil to eliminate bacteria, yeast and fungi, with vegan candelilla wax to protect, and arrowroot and kaolin white...

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    Gift Ideas that Support a Circular Economy

    November 14, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Gift ideas that support a circular economy | Biome Eco Stores

    There are lots of innovative businesses moving towards and developing products to suit a circular economy, and what better time to support these businesses than at Christmas time, when lots of purchasing and gift giving takes place. Here at Biome we are excited to be able to bring you practical gift ideas that have...

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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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    Plastic Free Kitchen Ideas You Might Not Have Thought Of

    November 1, 2018 • CLEAN, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Plastic free kitchen accessories you've never thought of | Zero Waste Ideas | Biome Eco Stores

    Reduce plastic in your kitchen with these simple swaps.  From cooking to cleaning, a kitchen with little to no plastic is possible. Read on as we show you how! Stainless steel ice cube tray Imagine an ice cube tray that doesn’t end up snapping from too much twisting, and a tray so well built...

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    DIY Healing Seaweed & Green Tea Bath Soak

    October 24, 2018 • DIY RECIPES
    DIY Healing Seaweed & Green Tea Body Scrub | DIY Skin Care Recipe | Biome Naked Beauty Bar

    Relax, rejuvenate and heal with our DIY seaweed and green tea bath soak. If you have sore muscles, joint pain, back pain, feel stressed or run down, this incredibly healthful bath soak is for you. If you don’t have a bath, try it as a foot soak! Combining seaweed powder, green tea, peppermint essential...

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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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    How To Create a Zero Waste Shopping Kit

    October 17, 2018 • GUIDES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    How to create your own zero waste shopping kit | Biome Eco Stores

    With the lightweight plastic bag ban upon us, most of us now have a stash of reusable shopping bags kept in a convenient place. But with plastic packaging commonplace across supermarkets, how can you have more of an impact when it comes to reducing plastic waste? It’s time to take it up a notch....

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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 free witch hazel, lavender hydrosol and a blend of germ fighting essential oils, this DIY 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....

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    Bokashi Composting: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    October 10, 2018 • 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 instead create valuable soil conditioner and fertiliser for your garden. Plus, it will help you avoid the need for a bin liner! With so many of you interested in bokashi style composting, we’ve answered your most...

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    The 5 Rs of Zero Waste

    October 4, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    The 5 Rs of Zero Waste | Biome Eco Stores

    Every item we use has an environmental cost, some greater than others. By managing our waste in accordance with the 5 Rs, we can all make a difference by being mindful of the waste we generate. According to Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, the 5 Rs of zero waste are: Refuse Reduce Reuse...

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    How to protect your kids from these common toxins

    September 19, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE
    How To Protect Your Kids From These Common Toxins | Biome Eco Stores

    We speak to lots of parents in our Biome stores and on online who are worried about commonly used toxins harming their kids. It is shocking how normal it has become for these known problematic chemicals to be in household and body products.  But, there are ways to avoid them. Read on as we...

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    How to make your own nut milk: less waste, no additives and more value

    August 29, 2018 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE, VEGAN
    How to make your own nut milk and what to do with the leftover nut milk pulp | Biome Eco Stores

    Today you can find and make your own delicious, creamy alternative milks from nuts and seeds that satisfy many dietary and philosophical needs.  There has been a dramatic growth in popularity of non-dairy milks for a range of reasons from dairy allergy and lactose intolerance, to consuming more plant-based foods for health, ethical and...

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    Sweet as Honey Chamomile & Coconut Sugar DIY Lip Scrub

    August 28, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES
    Sweet as Honey Chamomile & Coconut Sugar DIY Lip Scrub | Biome Eco Stores | Biome Naked Beauty

    Our gorgeous sweet as honey chamomile and coconut sugar lip scrub will leave your lips feeling smooth and looking refreshed. Combining nourishing apricot kernel oil, exfoliating raw and coconut sugars, antioxidant rich raw honey, and soothing chamomile. Find the recipe and ingredients below. Make Your Own Sweet as Honey Chamomile & Coconut Sugar Lip...

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