Meet the Team: Feiyah

Meet the newest member of the Wasteless Pantry team, Feiyah 🌈

Kaya, my name is Feiyah (she/they)!

I’m a Hills local and I’ve been working mostly at the Mundaring store since May, however, I’ve been popping up more recently at Bassendean, too.

One of the main reasons I joined the team was to enjoy a wholesome work environment that brings together my passions for slow, sustainable living with the beautiful smells, textures, and flavours of the shop!

When I’m not refilling legumes and spices, I’m pottering about my bush abode crafting with yarn, sourdough, ferments, compost, medicinal herbs, veggies, weaving, and earth remedies. I come from a lineage of healers and herbalists, and am forever a student of these ancient-rooted teachers, especially when it comes to supporting bodies through healthy menstruation, pregnancy, and postpartum. I’m devoted to the primal, animate wisdom of our bodies and I work with somatic, earth-based practices to support people through rites of passage.

Some of my favourite products in the store (because I can’t choose just one!) are the shea butter, cacao butter and vitamin E oil. I’ve been making herbal tinctures, balms, oils, body butters, scrubs, deodorants, lip balms and more, for my household and loved ones. There’s just nothing quite like the immersive process of creating healing tonics infused with medicinal properties, with your own loving hands, that benefit your body and the body of the earth.

So if you ever see me in one of the stores, go ahead and share your crafty passions with me, or ask me questions about creating your own remedies. I absolutely love having yarns about these things!


My ultimate tip for reducing waste is to start experimenting with making your own. What are things you LOVE, that with time and presence, you could be whipping out of your own kitchen/garden/craft basket?

Start off with just one idea, give it just one afternoon, and see how it nourishes and enlivens you in return. 😌

Turmeric Latte Recipe


-1 cup almond or oat milk

-1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

-1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

-1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup

-Pinch of black pepper

-Optional sprinkle of ground cardamom


1. In a small saucepan, heat almond milk over medium heat.

2. Once the milk is hot, add in turmeric powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper. Stir to combine.

3. Allow the mixture to simmer (but not boil) for 3-5 minutes.

4. Remove the pan from the heat and strain the mixture into a mug.

5. Stir in the honey or maple syrup to sweeten.

6. Enjoy your turmeric latte!

Sticky Chai Recipe

Spice up your day the sticky way! 🍂☕

Stir up some magic with our chai blend, or make your own delicious sticky chai with the recipe below!

This recipe is a hug in a mug waiting to happen. Get ready to sip, savor, and spread the chai love – one sip at a time! ✨💕

#ChaiCheers #SipSustainably #StickyChaiMagic


– 8 Cardamom pods

– 4 sticks Cinnamon broken into pieces

– 4 Star Anise

– 3 Cloves

– 1 tsp Fennel Seeds

– 1 Vanilla Bean split and cut into 2cm pieces

– 1/2 cup Loose Black Tea Leaves (try our Nerada)

– 1/4 cup Shredded Coconut

– 1/4 tsp Nutmeg finely grated

– 1 tbsp Ginger Kibble

– 1/4 cup Honey (lightly warmed)

– 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


– Pound the spices in a mortar and pestle, or pulse in a blender.

– Place the spice mixture in a bowl and add the tea, coconut, nutmeg and ginger, and mix to combine.

– Lastly, add the warmed honey and lemon juice and mix well to combine. Place in an airtight jar in the refrigerator. Add 1 heaped tsp per mug in boiled water, steep for 5 min and add your favourite milk!

This sticky chai blend can be stored in the fridge for up to a month, and is a delight to share with friends as an alternative to coffee!

Pistachio Apricot Cookies


– 1½ cup almond meal

– ¼ cup coconut flour

– 2tbsp monk fruit powder

– ⅛ tsp baking soda

– ⅛ tsp salt

– 1 large egg, beaten

– ½ tsp vanilla extract

– ¼ cup honey

– ¼ cup melted coconut oil

– ¼ cup shelled, salted, finely chopped pistachios

– ½ cup diced, dried apricot


1. Preheat oven to 175°C & line a baking pan with a reusable baking sheet

2. Add the flours, sugar, salt & baking soda to a large mixing bowl. Use a fork or whisk and stir gently until combined

3. In a separate, heat proof bowl, pour the warm melted coconut oil over the honey. This will soften the honey and make it easier to work with

4. Stir briefly to cool it down slightly, then add the oil/honey mixture, egg & vanilla to the dry ingredients

5. Use an electric mixer & make sure all ingredients are well combined, then fold in pistachios & apricots

6. Scoop 2-Tablespoon portions of dough & press firmly into a ball. Press down slightly into a thick disc and repeat with the rest of the dough, placing them 1 inch apart

7. Bake 13-15 minutes, until golden brown around the base. They will still be very soft

8. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes on the cookie sheet, where they will firm up a bit, before transferring to a rack to cool completely

9. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to three months

Medication Blister Pack Recycling

Did you know that we are a collection point for Blister Pack Recycling?

Blister packs are a type of packaging made from a combination of plastic and aluminum, making them tricky to recycle; however, with a little effort they can be recycled through specialist recycling programs and given a new life.

Blister pack recycling helps to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill by ensuring that the plastic is recycled into new products. This helps to reduce the amount of plastic that pollutes the environment and can be harmful to animals and ecosystems. Additionally, recycling helps to conserve resources and reduce the amount of energy needed to produce new products from raw materials. Finally, recycling blister packs can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as producing new products from recycled materials requires fewer resources and produces fewer pollutants.

You can recycle any brand of empty medicinal blister packs but do not bring in blister packs containing medicine. Unused medication can be taken to your local Pharmacy for correct disposal. Outer cardboard packaging can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

Once collected, the material packaging is broken down and separated. Plastics are cleaned and recycled into new products, while the metal is smelted and converted to new alloys.

This service is free to our loyal members and for a gold coin donation to the general community. Available at Mundaring and coming soon to Bassendean!

Want to know what else you can recycle through WP?

Check out our Specialist Recycling page!

We’re passionate about providing sustainable solutions to help reduce waste, so why not join us in making a difference and recycling your empty medicinal blister packs today?

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Easter baking with goodies from your local bulk food store? How about trying out this recipe!


– Gluten-Free Banana Bread Mix 500g

– Mixed Spice 2.5tbsp

– Cinnamon 1tbsp

– Vanilla extract 5g (1 tsp)

– Nutmeg 2tsp

– Grated Carrot 200g

– 3 Eggs (or 3 Tbsp flaxseed meal in 6 Tbsp water for vegan)

– Maple syrup 1tbsp

– Oil 1tbsp

– Milk of choice 1cup (if the batter is too thick add a little more)

(The picture is double the recipe)


1. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Using a beater, mix on low speed for 1 minute.

2. Scrape down and mix for a further 4 minutes on low speed. Pop into a greased loaf or slice pan.

3. Bake at 170°C for approximately 55 – 65 minutes.

Mixed Peel, Ginger & Carrot Muffins

Mixed Peel is such a handy ingredient & can be added to so many treats 👩‍🍳

Grab what you need from WP of these:

– 1 cup wholemeal flour

– 1 cup self-raising flour

– 1tbsp baking powder

– ½tsp ground ginger

– ½ cup brown sugar

– ¼ cup mixed peel

– ¼ cup raisin

And these elsewhere:

– 1 cup carrots

– 2 eggs (or 2 tsp of flaxseed meal in 4 Tbsp of water)

– ¾ cup milk (dairy or plant based)

– 50g melted butter (or canola oil)


1. Preheat oven to 200°C & line a muffin tray with silicone muffin cups

2. First mix together flours, baking powder, ginger & sugar. After mix together peel, raisin & carrot.

3. Whisk together eggs, milk & butter

4. Make a well in the dry mix & pour in the wet mix, stir until combined. Don’t over mix.

5. Pour batter in prepared muffin tins until 3/4 full & bake for 18-20 minutes

6. Once cooled set them aside to cool then enjoy 😋

Vegan friendly dairy free Parmesan Cheese 🧀


– ½ cup Almond meal

– 3tbsp nutritional yeast

– ½tsp onion powder

– ¼tsp garlic powder

– ½tsp salt

– A pinch of smokey paprika

– ½-1tsp lime or lemon (optional)


1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir together

2. For a tangy. touch add the lemon/lime

3. Adjust seasonings as you like to your personal taste

4. Voila it’s ready to be added to dishes 😋

Coronavirus Update

These are some crazy times, aren’t they?!

We thought we should let you know that Wasteless Pantry’s three stores (Mundaring, Bassendean and Greenwood) are doing our bit to help manage the Coronavirus and its impact on our community.

You may have already noticed that we have provided hand sanitizer at the entry of our stores for your use and are encouraging those that would like to use this to do so freely throughout your time in the store. If you would prefer not to use the hand sanitizer, you are welcome to ask our team for assistance with hand washing facilities available.

We would also like to remind you about our ‘Shop for You’ service. This is a free service where you drop off your list or containers and we will refill them for you. If you are not feeling well or want to minimise your exposure to public places then this service means you can stick with your waste-free values without compromising your health.

We are lucky to have so many locally sourced goods available, which helps us to be able to maintain adequate stock levels. There will be some products that may take longer to arrive as things progress, however, we will do our best to have everything we can on hand. This has been more tricky lately with stockpiling and some limits (such as for the toilet paper currently) may need to be put in place, however, we will keep you informed.

Store cleanliness and food hygiene have always been a priority for us. We will be ramping things up by disinfecting surfaces and handles throughout the store across the day as well.

It is tricky that the symptoms of Coronavirus overlap with those of just a regular cold and flu which will be popping up more as we come into winter. Our team will be monitoring any risk that they have been infected and will get testing as well as self-isolating where needed. We have quite a bit of flexibility within the team so should be able to manage absences without it impacting on service greatly.

We hope that together we can all get through this in good health!

Wasteless Pantry Bassendean News: 20 August 2019

DIY Hair Gel     

I’ve been recommended this recipe separately by two different staff members, so it must be good! It is especially good for curly hair and leaves the hair soft, smooth and smelling lovely.
Mix together 1/4 cup linseed (flaxseed) with 2 cups water. Heat in a pot until it comes to the boil (keep stirring to prevent the seeds sticking to the bottom). Turn the heat down once it starts to froth and let it continue to simmer until you reach the desired gel thickness (you don’t want it too runny or too thick). Once ready put a sieve or stocking over a container to strain out the seeds from the gel (the seeds are still good to use in your cooking or sprinkled on cereal!). Store the gel in the fridge as is, or you can add any of the following for added shine, body and fragrance: 1 tsp vitamin E oil, few drops of lavender, rosemary, tea tree essential oils (or your favourite fragrance), glycerin, macadamia oil. It can also be thinned out with water and put into an atomiser bottle for easy spritzing.
Recipe adapted from:

  Product News

  • We have found a new supplier of local WA Wildflower honey to tide us over until our regular supplier gets his bees back to work! We still also have the red gum honey as per usual.
  • We have added a number of new beauty products and ingredients to our existing stocks – rosehip oil, lemon essential oil, rosewater, magnesium salt flakes, avocado oil, aloe vera gel, stainless steel razors & shaving brushes, liquid deodorant plus atomiser bottles and roll-on bottles if you need something to help apply it.
  • Along with our Agreena silicone wraps and beeswax wraps, we have added fabric and silicone food wraps to help with your transition away from cling wrap.
  • Other new products in store now: hibiscus tea, stevia powder, rice wine vinegar, cinnamon sugar, 98% fat free tropical muesli.

Father’s Day
We have you covered for Father’s Day ideas, with gift vouchers, shaving kits, lollies and snacks, Dude Rock soaps, water bottles and insulated coffee mugs, and a range of teas and coffees.

In Store Recycling Changes 
Please be aware that we are no longer collecting beauty product packaging for recycling as Terracycle no longer collects these items. We are still accepting donations of the following, but please make sure to separate them before dropping off – putting them all into a single bin here in store just contaminates the recycling stream.

  • Batteries
  • Plastic bottle tops (e.g. milk bottle tops)
  • Aluminium ring pulls
  • Oral care products
  • Printer cartridges
Donated Jars
Thank you to everyone that has been donating clean, label free jars for others to reuse in store.  We are thrilled to see fewer jars with labels being donated as it is very time consuming for us to be removing them in store.  It takes us away from being able to keep goods as refilled as we would like and being able to spend more time making your time with us as enjoyable as possible.  So thank you!!

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