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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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Buzzy Banana Face Mask

Buzzy Banana Face Mask

Is your child keen to host a pamper party? Are you trying to use safer products on your children? Perhaps saving money is the focus? This is a delightfully fun face mask recipe that ticks all of those boxes! I bet you have all of the ingredients right now in your... read more
5 simple, natural and effective tips to get your house smelling lovely

5 simple, natural and effective tips to get your house smelling lovely

People often say that me and my house have a certain smell – I assume they mean a good one! 😜  Seriously though, they do, they say it smells fresh and clean and earthy! I’ll have to take their word for it because I can’t smell it myself – but that happens with scent... read more
Stretchy Spotty Sticky Goop

Stretchy Spotty Sticky Goop

Are you ready for an exclusive recipe from Make & Play, my new recipe book for KIDS? 🤩 This Goop recipe is a huge winner with my kids, so I’m confident it’ll be a winner with yours too! Before we dive into this recipe, I’d love to give you a... read more
Keeping ants outside – naturally

Keeping ants outside – naturally

I’m sure most people want to live in harmony with nature’s creatures, big and small, but ants are often an exception for many of us. Seeing their endless black trails from the smallest of gaps in your flooring, and having muffins (left on the bench for what seems like... read more
Running my business – the tremendous highs and necessary lows

Running my business – the tremendous highs and necessary lows

A question I get asked a lot is: how did you do it – start your business, keep it running, make it successful? Well, ain’t that the million-dollar question! I’ve answered hundreds of questions individually, and it has been on my to-do list for a long... read more
Wash your face with oil

Wash your face with oil

You’re sick of oily skin and breakouts. You’re tired of dry and flaking skin. You no longer want to use commercial products that strip your skin of its natural goodness, sending who-knows-what down the drains. Well, if the oil cleansing method is not... read more
Sourcing DIY Ingredients

Sourcing DIY Ingredients

SOURCING DIY INGREDIENTS Let me point you in the right direction SOURCING DIY INGREDIENTS Let me point you in the right direction Ingredients By Name (& Description) These suppliers are kindly offering you a discount code! Activated charcoal … helps to draw... read more
Window Spray

Window Spray

By now, those of you who follow me will be well aware that cleaning companies are not required to openly disclose the ingredients they use. Those that do are doing so off their own bat (and even then it can be tricky to find complete lists rather than broad terms like... read more
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
Epsom Salt Foot Scrub

Epsom Salt Foot Scrub

If you’re looking for a luxurious, yet ridiculously simple, foot scrub, then this Epsom Salt Foot Scrub is for you. Our feet are awesome, they do so much hard work every day, yet they often get seriously neglected – you know the old cliché! Epsom salt will... read more
Eggshell Candles

Eggshell Candles

With Easter fast approaching, and the majority of the world locked inside their homes (thanks a lot COVID-19, you can bugger off now), I thought this little DIY candle recipe and craft idea might come in handy for those of you looking to stay occupied (and get off... read more
Naturally Inspired – DIY Recipe Book

Naturally Inspired – DIY Recipe Book

Naturally Inspired – 125+ simple DIY recipes to help eliminate chemicals from your home & body. Grab your copy today.

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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

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