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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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    Luscious DIY Body Butter Whip

    March 3, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    Luscious DIY Body Butter Whip

    Homemade natural skin care products are such a great gift idea, and our Luscious DIY Body Butter Whip is no exception we think! In fact, this recipe will make enough to fill two 120ml glass jars, so you can keep one for yourself! The combination of shea butter and cocoa butter with the coconut oil and...

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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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    DIY Deodorant – Natural, Zero Waste & Toxin Free

    February 14, 2017 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES
    DIY deodorant - how to make natural deodorant at home

    Making your own natural deodorant at home is really easy, not to mention the fact you can save money, reduce single use plastic, and adjust the scent and ingredients to how you like. Plus, this DIY deodorant is free from petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, aluminium, propylene glycol and parabens, making it much kinder for you...

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    Staff Picks – Onya Weigh Reusable Produce Bags

    November 17, 2016 • EAT, LIFE
    Staff pick - Onya weigh reusable produce bags

    This week, Jasmine from our online team shares her favourite Biome product, Onya Weigh reusable produce bags. Onya Weigh Reusable Produce Bags Onya Weigh reusable produce bags come in a pack of five or eight. They are extremely lightweight mesh bags and are great to use instead of single-use plastic bags when buying fruit...

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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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    Going Zero Waste: 7 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now

    Going Zero Waste: 7 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now - Biome

    Are you on a zero waste journey or trying to reduce the amount of single use plastic you use day to day? While this may seem like a daunting task, it may be easier if you start with simple items you frequently use. So continue reading to learn more about the seven simple things you...

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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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    Beginner’s Guide to Composting

    March 4, 2016 • GROW, GUIDES, LIFE
    Beginners Guide to Composting

    Composting can be a rewarding and planet-friendly activity. It allows you to create a closed loop in your own home by turning food scraps into rich nutrients for your garden. But it can seem intimidating if you don’t know where to start. In this article, we’ve tried to break down 3 major types of...

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    5 Reasons to Consider a Menstrual Cup

    February 18, 2016 • BEAUTY, LIFE
    5 reasons to consider using a menstrual cup

    Have you ever considered the environmental impact of your period? It’s not something we talk about much. In fact, the stigma around menstruation has, in part, led to the success of disposable one-use pads and tampons – women are encouraged to keep everything to do with periods hidden and to dispose of it secretly....

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    Everything You Need to Know About Natural Deodorant

    February 3, 2016 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, LIFE

    Let’s talk about deodorant. It’s actually a favourite topic here at Biome HQ – we have many chats about which natural deodorant we’ve tried and which ones work best on our skin. But how does natural deodorant actually work? And how do you know which one will work for you? If you’ve thought about...

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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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    One girl’s journey to simplify her life

    August 21, 2015 • GROW

    The Biome Blog Program invites you to share your healthy harmonious lifestyle choices with the wider Biome community. Your stories inspire us all to move forward on our sustainability journey. To share your stories with us, head to the Green Living Guide and contact Tracey for more information. Our regular blogger, Jennifer Donovan, is a...

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