For over 3 years, I prided myself on being the one-stop shop for raw ingredients and supplies for all of your natural DIY needs. Then, I just couldn’t do it anymore (read this blog post if you’re keen to know why).

It is important to me that everyone has access to suppliers of natural ingredients and accessories for DIY, and that’s what you’ll find here.

Where possible, I have secured a discount code with DIY ingredients suppliers. In some instances, these suppliers have kindly offered a small kickback for me too (read here for more affiliate info). By using the coupon codes provided, we both benefit (and I do believe after the years of research I put in it is well deserved!). Each supplier varies in their terms and conditions, so if you’re unsure at checkout, send them an email 🙂

I have plans to continuously add to this list to give you the most options possible.  If you have a recommendation for me, or if you run a business yourself that aligns with my vision, get in touch!

Something to keep in mind

I haven’t purchased every ingredient/accessory from every business listed below, and personally haven’t had time to research them all, so it’s in your best interest to ask questions if you feel as though you need more info. It might depend on where you are on your DIY journey as to whether you’re concerned with origin, sourcing/harvesting practices, additional additives (I’m thinking aloe vera gel here, always sneaky ingredients hiding here) in the raw ingredients you’re purchasing. Read through each company’s ingredients listings to make sure they meet your needs. I just couldn’t go through and vet every single ingredient listed on this post.
It was important for me to expand your knowledge and awareness of as many DIY ingredients suppliers as possible because, in my opinion, DIY with less-than-ideal ingredients, is almost always a better choice than majority of the mainstream options.

Some of the companies listed have both regular and certified organic versions available. Personally, when given the choice, I opt for certified organic (note that some ingredients cannot be certified as organic). You need to make a decision based on your priorities and budget.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Ask around. Ecosia (Google) it: “insert ingredient” + “insert city (if you want to stay local)” + “organic” (if that is important to you, or possible, depending on the ingredient you’re after of course – not everything can be sourced organically). If you have a DIY ingredients supplier you trust or you yourself are a supplier, let us know here.

INGREDIENTS

Descriptions & Discount Codes

Activated charcoal
… helps to draw out toxins, impurities and excess oil from skin. It works by attracting, trapping and removing positively charged toxins, and can be used both externally and internally. It is also used to whiten teeth. Look for activated charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources. Be careful – activated charcoal is a very fine, messy black powder and even though it washes out of your mouth pretty easily, it takes a lot longer to get it out from under your fingernails!

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout. For a list of other suppliers, scroll down.

Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 10% off)

Blooming Mandala  (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Almond oil

… is a light, easily absorbed and a popular DIY carrier oil. It is versatile, nourishing and soothing to skin, and rich in vitamin E. Be wary when using this carrier oil around people with nut allergies.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout. For a list of other suppliers, scroll down.

AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Almonds

 are rich in vitamin E and provide a gentle exfoliation when used in body scrubs.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Aloe vera gel

… is well known for its soothing and healing properties. It contains anti-inflammatory properties and is nourishing, helping to protect and moisturise the skin. Many aloe vera gels on the market contain some pretty nasty additives so be vigilant and avoid the green ones (the liquid should be on the clear side).

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AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off. Note – there are a few ingredients in this one I am not a fan of)

 

Apple cider vinegar

… is antibacterial, naturally astringent, odour busting and wonderful for body and skin care. I especially love dabbing it on pimples – it works like magic! I encourage you to find a brand that contains the ‘mother’.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Apricot kernel oil

… rich in fatty acids, is a favourite of mine. It is soothing to irritated skin, may improve skin tone, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It is a light and nourishing oil that is easily absorbed and suitable for most skin types, particularly dry and mature skin.

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AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Oils for Life  (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Argan oil

… is a precious oil, rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E. Its powerful hydrating, strengthening and softening properties makes it perfect for hair, skin and nails.

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Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Arrowroot flour

… is a superfine, lightweight powder used in body and skin-care recipes for its ability to thicken and absorb oils/moisture. It can be substituted with other fine flours such as tapioca and cornflour (which hold similar properties). Be mindful of sneaky additives.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

AVOCADO OIL

… is a thick and luxurious oil that penetrates deeply, making it perfect for dehydrated skin. Its high fatty acid and vitamin E content makes it effective in healing skin. 

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Beeswax

 

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Northern Light (code: “krissy” for 5% off)

Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Bentonite clay

… is a superfine, odourless powder that is well regarded for its ability to draw and absorb toxins. It holds a negative charge when it is added to water, swelling to form a sponge, attracting positively charged toxins and escorting them out of the body. Bentonite clay is packed full of minerals and suitable for all skin types, particularly oily. Avoid prolonged contact with metal.

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Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 10% off)

Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Borax

… also known as sodium borate, is a naturally occurring mineral. Effective as a laundry booster, general cleaning ingredient, water softener, mould inhibitor and more, borax has many uses in DIY cleaning. It is a controversial ingredient, and I recommend doing some extra research (I’ve written about it here), however I’m comfortable using it in wash-off, cleaning products.

This ingredient can sometimes be found at supermarkets, and I’ve seen it at Bunnings. I don’t believe these brands are naturally derived but happy to stand corrected (let me know).

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Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 10% off).

Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Botanicals

… in my recipes refer to the dried flower, bulbs, leaves, seeds and stems of plants. When combined with hot water, a beautiful nutrient-dense aromatic steam is released. With varying lovely colours and sizes, they also add beauty to recipes. Always be sure to source spray-free or dry your own botanicals.

This ingredient can often be found at bulk food stores.

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Blooming Mandala  (code: TILP10 for 10% off)
– Butterfly Pea Flowers
– Organic Hibiscus

– Organic Rose Petals

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Candelilla wax

… comes from the candelilla plant, and is an alternative to beeswax. 

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AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Carrier oils

… refer to oils that remain liquid at all temperatures. The most common, accessible and economical options include fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil and extra virgin olive oil, but you’re free to use any liquid oil. Refer to this blog for more information on suitable carrier oils for skin types.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Castile soap

… is a natural, biodegradable and versatile liquid soap usually derived from olives and/or coconut and perfect for both body care and cleaning! It is a beautiful, natural foaming cleanser that acts as a surfactant, helping to lift away dirt and grease. People intolerant to soaps can usually tolerate castile soap. Castile soap also comes in a solid block form and this can be grated for laundry applications.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores.

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Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

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Castor oil

… is a thick oil that is deeply moisturising and soothing, especially for irritated skin. Its healing properties make it a good choice for those with acne-prone skin.

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Cinnamon

… not only smells amazing but also contains antibacterial properties, making it great for acne-prone skin and is loaded with powerful antioxidants essential for youthful skin.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Citric acid

… helps to remove grime and stains, particularly mineral deposits on basins, shower screens and dishes. It also helps to soften water and give bath bombs their fizz.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores (supermarkets also stock it but it’s usually in a tiny tub and not worth the price, so source it in bulk for sure!).

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Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 10% off)

Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Clear alcohol

… is used to remove bubbles on top of just-poured melt and pour soap. It is also used to help disperse oils in water-based room spray recipes – the higher the proof alcohol you can source for this purpose, the better.

I just use Vodka – some for me, some for the soap 😉

Clove

… is rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, so as well having as a delicious spicy aroma, it is excellent when used for oral care purposes.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

COCOA/CACAO POWDER

… is useful when adding tint and colour to balms and powders.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Coconut

… (desiccated) is used in scrubs to add a little tropical exfoliation to the recipe.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Coconut milk

… is used in the Basic Shampoo (find the recipe in this book) due to its nourishing and moisturising properties, promoting healthy hair.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

COCONUT oil

… is highly moisturising and nourishing, possessing antibacterial and antifungal properties. Coconut oil solidifies in cooler temperatures and will liquefy at approximately 25˚C | 77˚F. Using coconut oil that has been naturally refined and deodorised (little to no coconut scent) will ensure that you are in full control of the final aroma of your recipe.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

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Coffee beans

… contain anti-inflammatory properties and stimulate circulation making them perfect for body and skin care. When ground, they also provide excellent skin exfoliation.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Colourants

… refer to ingredients that tint and colour balms and powders. The most common colourants I use in my recipes are beetroot powder, spirulina and micas.

This ingredient can sometimes be found at health and bulk food stores.

Dead Sea salt

… is rich in minerals, including magnesium, potassium and calcium. Commonly added to bath salts, these minerals are absorbed transdermally with benefits including increased circulation and better healing of various skin conditions.

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Epsom salt

… see magnesium for description.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

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Essential oils

Follow this link for more information on essential oils.

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

… contains fatty acids and is rich in antioxidants. It is renowned for its anti-ageing and restorative effects, as well as its ability to aid in healing.

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Fraction'd coconut oil

… commonly referred to as FCO, is a stable and light carrier oil that is non-greasy and is absorbed well by the skin. Rich in natural antioxidants and vitamins, FCO is a popular choice of carrier oil for many DIY-ers.

This ingredient can often be found at health food stores, and supermarkets.

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Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

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AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Freeze-dried fruits

… different to dehydrated or dried fruit. 

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets, or check out LuvaBerry

Gelatin powder

… is used to set the Charcoal and Turmeric Face Peel and the Fragrant Jelly Jar (recipe here). Look for an ethical brand, and if you’re vegan, you may choose to avoid it.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Grapeseed oil

… is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E, and is perfect for most skin types. It won’t clog skin or leave it feeling greasy.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Himalayan salt

… is a powerhouse of minerals – boasting trace amounts of 84 of them. It can stimulate circulation and aid in muscle relaxation and general detoxification. 

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

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Honey

… is always best sourced fresh and raw and unadulterated, so try to find a beekeeper in your area – you’d be surprised how many people have backyard hives with more gorgeous honey than they know what to do with. Antifungal and antibacterial, honey gives the skin and hair a gorgeous glow. My preferences for body and skin care are manuka or jarrah.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Hydrogen peroxide

… is also known as oxygen bleach and is usually sold at a concentration of (3%). Decomposing into oxygen and water, it is also eco-friendly. Hydrogen peroxide features in my cleaning recipes due to its mild bleaching capabilities and disinfecting properties. Note that recipes with hydrogen peroxide should be made in small batches as it degrades quickly when exposed to light.

This ingredient can often be found at supermarkets (near the bandaids).

Jojoba oil

… is probably my most favourite oil. Rich in vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants, jojoba is actually a liquid wax and has the same molecular structure as the body’s natural oils, which allows for easy and deep absorption.

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AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off) 

Lemon juice

… is lightening and brightening when used in body and skin-care recipes; when used in cleaning, lemon juice is great at removing stains and odour.

This ingredient can often be found at supermarkets.

Macadamia oil

… is a skin-loving oil which is incredibly moisturising, rich in fatty acids and great for mature skin. It absorbs beautifully, leaving skin smooth and soft. Be wary when using this oil around people with nut allergies.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

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Magnesium Chloride

…  helps to regulate over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, with benefits including energy production, cell renewal and sleep regulation. The two types of magnesium I use in my recipes are magnesium chloride and magnesium sulfate (commonly known as Epsom salt), and they’re both wonderful ways to increase your magnesium levels. I consider magnesium chloride to be more readily absorbed, giving us noticeably higher energy levels and better sleep, and magnesium sulfate to work better to detox, soothe and relax the body, and aid in reducing inflammation.

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Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 10% off)

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Melt & Pour Soap

… is something I have dubbed the ‘cheat’s’ way of making soap. Because soap making involves working with lye (something I would encourage you only attempt after proper research and perhaps a lesson or two). melt and pour soap is a great way to ‘make’ soap, without making soap, if you know what I mean! Simply melt it, add some colour and natural fragrance, pour into moulds and set. Be wary of sneaky nasties and added fragrance in melt and pour soap bases. 

Check out the list of general suppliers below.

Micas

… are minerals naturally formed from rocks, used to add shimmer and colour to recipes. While micas come in a variety of natural shades, many are coated in artificial, bright colours. I tend to stay away from them but if you want a pop of colour, go for it.

Check out the list of general suppliers below.

Nutmeg

… offers a delicious aroma to my scrubs and helps to fight blemishes.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Oats

… contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and are suitable for all skin types.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Olive oil

… is a highly moisturising and versatile carrier oil, rich in antioxidants and fatty acids.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Quinoa

… seeds are mildly exfoliating and add a creamy texture to the Facial Buff and Revitalising Mask.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Rose water

… also known as rose hydrosol, is my favourite hydrosol to work with as it smells incredible. It is calming for the skin helping to reduce redness and irritation. If you can’t source rose water, try lavender water instead.

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Rosehip oil

… is perfect for dry and ageing skin, helping to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, it helps to repair, hydrate and nourish the skin.

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Salt

… Himalayan salt is preferable in body and skin-care recipes due to its rich mineral content, however, rock, sea and lake salt is also suitable. I personally avoid using table salt due to the additives used, such as anti-caking agents. In saying that, table salt is typically the most economical option for cleaning recipes.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Shea butter

… is my go-to butter in DIY body and skin-care recipes. Rich in fatty acids and vitamins A and E, shea butter is lush, softening and incredibly nourishing to the skin. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and cell regeneration properties. You can swap shea butter for cocoa butter or mango butter, but be mindful that the recipe outcome will be firmer.

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Deluxe Shea Butter (code: “TILP54” for 5% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Soap powder

… used in cleaning recipes – I recommend sourcing the purest laundry soap you can find. I use pure coconut soap powder, or castile soap powder. If you are buying soap in a block, make sure it is milled to a very fine consistency.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets (mill down blocks of pure laundry soap).

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Soapberries

… are the dried shell of a fruit, commonly called soap nuts. They contain saponins that act as a natural surfactant. They are antibacterial and eco-friendly (compostable) and can be used in many body care and cleaning applications. 

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Sodium bicarbonate

… commonly known as bicarb or baking soda, is a versatile ingredient used in both body care and cleaning recipes. It is antifungal, antiseptic and gently exfoliating, and excellent at eliminating odour. 

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets (McKenzies recently sent me samples of their bicarb and confirmed it is aluminium-free).

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Sodium carbonate

… also known as washing soda, softens water and is effective at removing stains. It acts as a fungicide, helping to eliminate mould and mildew. 

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets (I’m just not sure if the ‘Lectric’ brand is naturally derived).

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Sodium percarbonate

… also known as oxygen bleach (the powdered form), is an effective disinfectant and household cleaning ingredient, brightening clothes and removing stains. It is most effective when combined with warm/hot water. Sodium percarbonate breaks down into oxygen, water and soda ash, making it an eco-friendly, as well as powerful, ingredient. 

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Spirulina

… (green) is a true superfood, a fine algae that is deep green in colour. It is rish in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, and aids in detoxification. Spirulina also comes in blue – I love using this as a colourant.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Sugar

… is typically a staple in face scrubs. You can use any kind – raw, white, caster, brown, coconut, etc. The finer the granules, the softer the scrub will be on your skin. If it’s all you have, raw sugar can be milled into smaller granules. 

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Turmeric

… is a spice famous for its anti-inflammatory properties. It may help reduce scarring and also fight acne.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Vanilla beans / paste

… are used in my recipes for the divine aroma.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Vegetable glycerine

… is an unscented, clear liquid, derived from plants like coconut, soy and palm. When used in body care, it acts as a humectant, bringing moisture to skin and hair, and locking it in. Vegetable glycerine can soften and smooth skin, and cleanses without clogging pores. With healing properties, it is perfect for those with sensitive skin.

This ingredient can often be found at health food stores, and supermarkets.

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Vitamin C powder

… (also known as ascorbic acid) is used in body and skin-care recipes primarily for its antioxidant effects, and its ability to aid in the renewal of skin cells.

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Vitamin E oil

… is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps to prevent free radical damage. It possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is optional in all body and skin-care recipes. It will help to prolong the shelf life of oil-based recipes.

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Washing soda

See Sodium Carbonate.

White vinegar

… is an inexpensive and biodegradable ingredient, popular in cleaning recipes and useful as a mild disinfectant. I steer away from imitation vinegar and opt for brands that state their vinegar has been fermented.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Witch hazel

… is an astringent, meaning that it tightens pores. It is softening and calming to the skin as well as anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. I prefer witch hazel that is alcohol-free, mainly because I find alcohol is drying to the skin.

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout. For a list of other suppliers, scroll down.

Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Xanthan gum

… is typically used to thicken gluten-free food, and happens to be the perfect ingredient to thicken my Creamy Body Wash.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Xylitol

… is used in DIY toothpaste and mouthwash (find the recipes here) to sweeten it. Research suggests that xylitol is beneficial for dental health. Keep away from pets.

This ingredient can often be found at health and bulk food stores, and supermarkets.

Zinc oxide

… is a popular choice for DIY sunscreen, used to reflect UV rays. It is also wonderfully healing to the skin, locking in moisture and soothing irritation. Look for non-nano particles and be careful not to inhale the dust.

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout. For a list of other suppliers, scroll down.

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

ACCESSORIES

100% HANDMADE SILICONE MOULDS

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout.

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

Candle wicks

Northern Light Beeswax sell tea-light sized wicks – I can vouch for these (use code krissy for 5% off your purchase). The following companies sell longer wicks, however I’m yet to research quality:  Eroma, Simply Candle Supplies & Aussie Candle SuppliesYou might like to check that they use pure cotton, and that they can assure you that their wicks do not contain nasties like lead.

cosmetic jars & tins

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout.

Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

You could also try the following:

Gala Importz

Synergy Packaging

Foaming pump bottles

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout. For a list of other suppliers, scroll down.

Blooming Mandala  (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Oils for Life Australia (code: Krissy for 5% off)

You could also try the following:

Contapack

LIP BALM JARS & TINS

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout. For a list of other suppliers, scroll down.

Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

You could also try the following:

Gala Importz

Synergy Packaging

Roller bottles

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout.

Oils for Life (code: “KRISSY” for 5% off)

You could also try the following:

Gala Importz

Spray bottles

Below are the businesses that are kindly offering you a discount for this product. Be sure to add the relevant code at checkout.

Blooming Mandala (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Oils for Life (code: Krissy for 5% off)

You could also try the following:

Gala Importz

MORE SUPPLIERS TO CHECK OUT

Most operate online and sell a wide range of ingredients, accessories and supplies. Some have physical stores, or allow pick up. Many DIY ingredients suppliers were recommended to me by members of the gorgeous TILP community. Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (and some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Scoop Wholefoods – Mosman

Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

NEW SOUTH WALES

AWORydalmere (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Blants – Kingsgrove (code: “KrissyTILP” for 10% off)

Centaur Packaging – Bomaderry

Earth Yard – Blaxland East

Leonardi – Melbourne (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

New Directions Australia – Sydney

Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Earth Infinity – Parap

Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

QUEENSLAND

Aloe Vera Australia – Brisbane (aloe vera only)

Bayside Soap – Wynnum

Biome – Indooroopilly Brisbane City Paddington Balmoral

Escentials of Australia – Noosa

Family Life Organics – Townsville

Glass Bottles Direct – Yandina

Grandmas Pantry – Capalba

Green Living Australia – Underwood

Handmade Naturals by Corinne – Brisbane

Live Pure & Simple – Toowoomba

My Essential Alchemy – Toowoomba

Oils For Life Australia – Darra

Plant Essentials – Townsville

Replenish Refill – Hervey Bay

The Little Organic Co. – Brisbane

Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Amber Living Glassware – Bridgewater

Deluxe Shea Butter – North Adelaide (code: “TILP54” for 5% off)

Gala ImportzNorth Plympton

Natural Good Life – Nangkita

The Honey Shoppe – Adelaide

Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

TASMANIA

Eumarrah – Hobart

Goulds Natural Medicine – Hobart 

Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

VICTORIA

Auroma – Hallam

Essence of Wellbeing – Mornington

Here & There Makers – Boronia

N-essentials – Keysborough

Robyn’s Soap House – Knoxfield

Roving Refills – mobile around VIC

Sydney Essential Oils Company Hallam, VIC

Synergy PackagingTullamarine

Valerie’s Pantry – Geelong

Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Anita Oil Essentials – Perth

Aussie Soap Supplies – Kardinya

Barefoot Creations – Karratha

Blooming Mandala  – Bertram/Atwell (code: TILP10 for 10% off)

Diffusional Aromatherapy Supplies – Kingsway

Eco Warehouse – Bunbury

Fodder and Forage – Maylands

Label Lane – Ellenbrook (mainly labels)

Pharmacy 777 – Whitfords

Range Products – Welshpool

Replenish – Kalamunda

Saltbush Eco Store – Ellenbrook

Stock Your Pantry – Moora

The Organic Potioneer – Fremantle

Tranquil Scents – Kwinana

Wasteless Pantry – Perth

Weigh ‘n Pay – Woodvale 

Remember to check suppliers in other states as many ship Australia wide (some even ship internationally). Email me if you have any other recommendations!

THOSE WITH PHYSICAL STORES ACROSS MOST STATES

Costco

Go Vita

The Source

Email me if you have any other recommendations!

New zealand

BlantsWhangarei

Pure Nature – Auckland 

Email me if you have any other recommendations!

Those that ship internationally

Biome

Earth Yard

Email me if you have any other recommendations!

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger

Author, Advocate & Founder

With a background in health promotion, Krissy's passion is to educate and increase awareness on reducing the number of toxins that people expose themselves to on a daily basis, through an honest, simple and realistic approach.

She has sold over 20,000 self-published books and is now published as the author of Naturally Inspired, Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning.

Her recipes have taken her to the screen on more than one occasion, with morning TV appearances, and she received recognition as a ‘Woman Who Will Change The World’ in the AusMumpreneur business awards in 2018.

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