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Transitioning to natural deodorant – my top 10 tips

Transitioning to natural deodorant – my top 10 tips

Natural deodorant is growing in popularity, and it is no wonder, with the amount of research out there now highlighting the detrimental effect that the commercial stuff has on humans. Some of the key ingredients in many commercial deodorants that you want to be... read more
Carb-Free Deodorant Paste

Carb-Free Deodorant Paste

If you’re finding that sodium bicarbonate is irritating your underarms, please don’t give up on natural deodorants! You could either try my Sensitive Deodorant Paste, Spray Deodorant or this bicarb-free version.

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Spray Deodorant with Magnesium

Spray Deodorant with Magnesium

You know you’re onto a winner when your reluctant-to-conform-to-change-rexona-loving-old-school-I’m-gonna-do-it-how-my-mum-did-it husband uses a handmade, natural, and chemical-free deodorant and it WORKS!

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Sensitive Deodorant Paste

Sensitive Deodorant Paste

This recipe was born shortly after I discovered that a few  people were reacting to my regular homemade deodorant, and then after waxing one day, I discovered that I did too…

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Natural Deodorant Paste

Natural Deodorant Paste

Many commercial deodorants contain aluminium and chemical fragrances, along with plenty of other nasties that I am not comfortable putting anywhere near my body.

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Soapberry Master Stock

Soapberry Master Stock

I love soapberries. If you don’t know a lot about them, check out this blog. They grow on a tree, are completely biodegradable and can be used for cleaning and body care purposes. Yes, you can throw a few soapberries into a bag and run up to five loads of... read more
Septic systems: your questions answered

Septic systems: your questions answered

I’ve been getting quite a few emails recently regarding septic systems, and whether natural DIY ingredients, like citric acid and bicarb, can be flushed into them. As I don’t have one myself, I’m pretty green in that area so I had to do my research. I decided to have... read more
Your essential guide to doing the laundry, the natural way

Your essential guide to doing the laundry, the natural way

We all want to be able to throw our dirty laundry into the washing machine, set it to go and have everything come out clean, fresh and stain-free, am I right? Here’s the thing… marketing has conditioned us over the years to believe that whiter whites, bright... read more
Unrealistic expectations are nobody’s friend

Unrealistic expectations are nobody’s friend

Ahhh, expectations – the biggest block I see when it comes to natural DIY outcomes and performance. Something we need to remember is that we’ve become conditioned (did somebody say clever marketing?) to expect products to behave in a certain way. Sadly, this…

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Where does one start with DIY (and why)?

Where does one start with DIY (and why)?

I was privileged to be considered someone worthy of a spot at the launch of ekko.world’s new The Eco Channel. Ekko.world is a game-changing platform that makes it easy for people to make better choices for people and planet. Whether your focus is on toxin-free... read more
Dishcloth Deep Clean

Dishcloth Deep Clean

Tell me I’m not the only one who gets manky-smelling dishcloths, face washers and sponges? Like me, do you do all the right things, like washing them frequently and drying them in sunlight to tackle lingering germs, but still find that they hold a... read more
Velvety Moisturising Lotion

Velvety Moisturising Lotion

Often, I get asked how to reduce the ‘greasiness’ of my balm recipes. I almost always reply with ‘use less, about 1/4 of what you’re used to’. The awesome thing about natural balms and lotions, is that they don’t contain multiple... read more
Naturally Inspired – DIY Recipe Book

Naturally Inspired – DIY Recipe Book

NATURALLY INSPIRED 125+ Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning The Perfect Resource For Better Wellbeing and a Life Less Toxic This beautiful book is your essential manual for a natural, non-toxic and waste-free lifestyle. Natural DIY has never been so easy and... read more
Cleaning & disinfecting – should we be killing all germs?

Cleaning & disinfecting – should we be killing all germs?

Do you know what my eight-year-old son said to me today, while we were outside getting our 30 minutes of sunshine and exercise for the day? “I’m going to create a virus.” Ummm, say what?!! He went on to tell me (his words) the virus would be called... read more
Full ingredient disclosure on cleaning products – it’s time

Full ingredient disclosure on cleaning products – it’s time

I am so passionate about raising the profile and awareness of natural living, namely through simple and achievable DIY. I am also realistic and I don’t assume that everyone will have the time, nor the inclination, to make their own products. What I do believe is... read more
Reasons to make the switch to DIY fabric softener

Reasons to make the switch to DIY fabric softener

There are so many reasons why ditching mainstream fabric softener is worth considering, but the best reason I have for making the switch to a natural DIY version is that it is the only way to know for certain, what you’re using! Are you aware that, in Australia at... read more
Castile soap – what is it and how do you use it?

Castile soap – what is it and how do you use it?

The more we look into natural body care and cleaning alternatives, the more we realise that Mother Nature really is giving us so much of what we need – with minimal processing. When an ingredient like castile soap can be used for body care and cleaning, why would... read more
Inspired to sell your DIY goodies?

Inspired to sell your DIY goodies?

I love that people feel inspired to get busy with natural DIY, and then want to share their creations with the world! The best way to get people on board is to give them a product to try – once they can see that it works just as well as its commercial counterpart, how... read more
Simple & natural DIY gift ideas for Christmas

Simple & natural DIY gift ideas for Christmas

For me, Christmas is about family and friends and precious togetherness under sunshine, with good music, maybe a beverage or two, and laughter, lots of it. Gratitude features prominently in my life, but even more so at Christmas; I choose to reflect on the year that’s... read more
Creating a natural & sustainable Christmas

Creating a natural & sustainable Christmas

You may be visiting this blog post because you saw my most recent DIY segment on Studio 10 – if so, I am so glad you followed me up (I’ll assume I inspired you, and that’s a huge win for me)! I’ll cover the three recipes I demonstrated on the... read more
Cleaning Your Shower & Toilet Without The Nasties

Cleaning Your Shower & Toilet Without The Nasties

It seems that you guys love to see photos of my icky toilet and shower because whenever I share before and after images on Facebook or Instagram, interaction is off the charts! Here are photos of my shower screens before and after I used the following (very simple)... read more
A beginner’s guide to natural DIY

A beginner’s guide to natural DIY

Recently, I’ve spent time travelling to different cities and states across Australia, meeting lots of new people. Some are well-established in their journey towards a life less toxic, and others that have given it some thought, taken a few little steps (like booking a... read more
Quitting a nasty habit – goodbye perfume, hello natural fragrance

Quitting a nasty habit – goodbye perfume, hello natural fragrance

I ditched perfume and all synthetically fragranced products around 5 years ago. When I did, I noticed what felt like an instant relief. I’m a headache-sufferer and this one particular type of headache I used to get, that I thought was ‘normal’, disappeared almost... read more
Beautiful bicarbonate

Beautiful bicarbonate

Commonly known as bicarb or baking soda, Sodium bicarbonate is an ingredient you might be most familiar with seeing in cakes and muffins, but did you know how useful it is in both body care and cleaning recipes? I would absolutely recommend it as a staple to have... read more

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