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Hand Sanitising Spray

Hand Sanitising Spray

This spray is my go-to recipe when it comes to on-the-go-germ-fighting-fluid-in-a-spray-bottle!

Since we stopped frantically killing the germs (good and bad) from our bodies, we’re actually much healthier and our hands are less irritated. And it’s no wonder; some of the ingredients in mainstream hand sanitising sprays have been linked to endocrine-disruption, skin irritation and organ system toxicity (plus toxicity to aquatics and environmental persistence).

Triclosan-containing soap products were not found to provide any additional skin-sanitizing benefits compared to soap not containing Triclosan. In addition, TCS was found to produce bacterial resistance via target site modification which decreased the inhibitory effect of this chemical. With research findings like this, it’s a wonder we are still seeing it in personal care products. Even though regular soap and water is more effective at cleaning and is the ideal solution for dirty hands, I can see how sanitiser is handy to have when you’re on the go.

So, rather than spend your time analysing labels, or chance compromising your health, why not make your own?

This hand sanitising spray recipe contains some powerful essential oils which are highly antibacterial and antimicrobial, and won’t dry your hands (well, it doesn’t dry ours). Does it destroy all of the germs on your hands? Unlikely. But it is enough to give me some peace of mind when I’m out and about and don’t have access to a sink, soap and water.

Because it contains water and essential oils, I suggest shaking it well, making it in small batches and reading all of my recommended reading notes.

 

Hand Sanitising Spray

Makes: 50 g | 1.8 oz Prep time: < 5 min.

Ingredients

50 g | 1.8 oz water

1 heavy pinch salt

30 drops of essential oils

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are tea tree, thyme and cinnamon, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.

Method

1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.

2. Transfer into container of choice. (I use a glass bottle with spray atomiser).

To Use

Spray hands as required. Since oil and water don’t mix, you’ll need to shake well prior to each use.

Recipe Notes

  • You might find it easier to add ingredients directly into your chosen container and shake to combine. Add essential oils first to lessen the risk of them overflowing when you secure your lid.
  • I strongly suggest you check out the blog posts under “Recommended Reading”.

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.

Magnesium Gel

Magnesium Gel

Magnesium Oil is pretty wonderful and definitely a simpler recipe to make, but when you need to target tense shoulders or restless legs, magnesium gel is definitely easier to apply! I incorporate magnesium into my body care routine, and I also take a powder supplement, and as a result, I honestly have never felt better: less tension, less headaches, better sleep – who wouldn’t want all of that!

Low magnesium levels are typically diagnosed by symptoms as it is hard to get an accurate gauge through blood tests alone. Here are a few symptoms of magnesium deficiency:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • High stress levels
  • Insomnia, difficulty sleeping
  • Restless legs
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Headaches, migraines, cluster headaches
  • Muscles aches and pains
  • Hair loss

So, if you have already discovered the wonders of magnesium oil, you will absolutely appreciate the awesomeness of this recipe. If you’re yet to try adding magnesium to your life, I highly encourage you give it a go. Magnesium oil has a tendency of causing a mild tingling feeling, however, I find this gel recipe to be a lot less tingly. As far as I am aware, magnesium is safe to apply on all ages, and during pregnancy (but, if you’re doubtful, do your own research).

Magnesium Gel


Makes: 200 g | 7 oz Prep time: < 5 min.

Ingredients  

100g | 3.5 oz magnesium chloride flakes

1 tsp (flat, approx 2g) xanthan gum

100g | 3.5 oz hot water

20-30 drops essential oils

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are lemon and lavender, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.

Method

1. Combine magnesium chloride flakes and xanthan gum in a bowl and mix until well combined.

2. Add hot water and mix quickly until ingredients are well distributed, smooth and combined.

3. Add essential oils and mix well.

4. Transfer into container of choice.

To Use

Apply apply to areas of body that hold tension, such as shoulders and back, and to sore joints and muscles.

Recipe Notes

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.

Solid Moisturising Bars

Solid Moisturising Bars

I love the convenience of these Solid Moisturising Bars when I am travelling and don’t want to run the risk of my beautiful DIY butters and balms liquefying in the car. These bars are deeply moisturising for dry skin. They also make gorgeous gifts; you can make them weeks in advance, so there’s no excuse not to get busy in the kitchen and stock your gift cupboard.

I’ve made this quick video to show you just how easy they are to make. The high ratio of beeswax means that the mixture sets quite quickly, so don’t leave this one in your bowl too long before filling your moulds. Also, note that you can sub the beeswax for candelilla wax (handy to know if you’re a vegan) – just halve the quantity.

Solid Moisturising Bars

Ingredients: 100 g | 3.5 oz shea butter, 100 g | 3.5 oz carrier oil, 50 g | 1.8 oz beeswax, 40 drops of essential oils.

Full recipe available in Naturally Inspired – grab your copy today!

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.

Deluxe Foaming Face Wash

Deluxe Foaming Face Wash

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I already have a few foaming wash recipes.

One for the face, body and hands. So why introduce another face wash recipe?

Because this is AMAZING! It is delicious, divine, lush. I am officially in love with this Deluxe Foaming Face Wash, and my face is a fan too! The inclusion of rose water is a luxurious ingredient in this recipe (it helps to calm irritation, soothe and hydrate skin) however, it may be out of budget for some.

If this is the case, you can try lavender water; plain ‘ol water works too – it just won’t have the same blissful aroma in my opinion. 

Note that the video below is for my hand/face/body wash. The only difference is that you’ll use switch out the water for rose water.

Deluxe Foaming Face Wash


Makes
: 200 g | 7.1 oz Prep time: < 5 min.

Ingredients

65 g | 2.3 oz liquid castile soap

15-20 drops of essential oils

135 g | 4.8 oz rose water

 

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are ylang ylang and frankincense, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.

Special container required…

Foaming Pump Bottle

 

Method

1. Add castile soap and essential oils to a bowl and mix until combined.

2. Wait a few minutes (this gives the essential oils time to disperse within the castile soap), add rose water and mix until combined.

3. Transfer into foaming pump bottle.

To Use

Massage 1-2 pumps of foam over face and neck. Rinse with warm water.

Recipe Notes

  • You might find it easier to add ingredients directly into your soap dispenser (a foaming pump bottle must be used for this recipe).
  • I strongly suggest you check out the blog posts under Recommended Reading. 

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.

Charcoal & Turmeric Peelable Face Mask

Charcoal & Turmeric Peelable Face Mask

I was blown away when I looked into the contents of a few mainstream charcoal peelable face masks. With such a simple concept, how on earth can one little bottle pack in so many ingredients, and how can anyone put so many questionable chemicals into a product and feel ok about it?

Ingredients such as Triethanolamine, Parabens, Ceteareths, Phenoxyethanol and Benzyl Alcohol are common offenders in some of the store-bought bottles I investigated, but the DIY versions on the net encourage the combination of activated charcoal and GLUE! What the?!!

It is mainly for this reason that I created this Charcoal & Turmeric Peelable Face Mask recipe – to give the DIY-eager peeps a healthy alternative.

But before you go and get all excited, applying a mask a week to suck out all of your blackheads and unclog your pores, please know that a mask like this is designed to be used infrequently. I recommend no more frequently than every 8-12 weeks. The reason for this is the skin on our face is covered in fine vellus hair which serves the purpose of regulating body temp and helping sweat evaporate, so we don’t want to be ripping that off. Also, the smoothing effect you feel afterwards is also enhanced because your skin’s natural oils and sebaceous filaments (mistaken for blackheads on the strip) may also be removed, compromising the skin’s barrier, which protects our skin from infection and harmful bacteria. The little sebaceous plugs will be replaced in 30 days anyway.

So with all of that in mind, use this mask occasionally IF you feel compelled. Just please don’t go using a DIY recipe that involves glue!

 

Charcoal & Turmeric Peelable Face Mask


Makes: enough for single use Prep time: < 5 min.

Ingredients

2 tsp gelatin powder

½ tsp activated charcoal powder

½ tsp turmeric (ground)

¼ tsp jojoba oil

4 drops of essential oils

2 tbsp hot water (see recipe notes)

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are lemon and lavender, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.

Method

1. Add gelatin, charcoal, turmeric, jojoba oil and essential oils to a small bowl.

2. Add hot water and mix quickly until smooth and combined. Add a little extra hot water if required.

To Use

Using a make-up brush, apply a layer of mixture to face, avoiding all sensitive areas such as eyes, eyebrows, hairline and top lip – ouch! Keep brushing and dabbing mixture over face until a thick layer forms. Wait 20-30 minutes or until mask is dry and peel off carefully. Use a wet washcloth to remove any excess.

Recipe Notes

  • Water should be distilled, purified or pre-boiled and cooled to extend shelf life.
  • I like to exfoliate gently (with this) after I apply the mask, and before I moisturise (with this).
  • You might like to make up a double/triple batch without water and keep it dry in a jar, only adding a tablespoon of mix and enough water to make a paste as you need it. This is perfect if you only want to treat your nose, chin and T-zone. Also makes a super-cool gift idea!
  • If the complete mix is left too long it will set. Add a little more hot water and mix until smooth.
  • I strongly suggest you check out the blog posts under “Recommended Reading”.

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.

Creamy Body Wash

Creamy Body Wash

If you’re looking for a change from my super-simple foaming body wash or hand wash and want something thicker and creamier, then look no further.

This recipe for natural hand and shower wash is seriously amazing and with 5 ingredients, you can’t go wrong!

Enough with the chemicals hiding in even so-called ‘eco’ and ‘green’ brands. Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine – all ingredients we need to steer clear of.

Read this blog post for some more info on chemicals to avoid. If you have a spare 2 minutes, whip up this natural hand and shower wash, your body and the planet will give you a big high-five for it!

 

Creamy Body Wash


Makes: 380 g | 13.4 oz  Prep Time: < 5 min.

Ingredients

50 g | 1.8 oz hot water (see recipe notes)

25 g | 0.9 oz coconut oil

1 tsp xanthan gum

200 g | 7.1 oz water – additional (see recipe notes)

100g | 3.5oz liquid castile soap

30-50 drops of essential oils

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are peppermint and orange, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.

Method

1. Add hot water, coconut oil and xanthan gum to a bowl and whisk until smooth and combined.

2. Add remaining ingredients and whisk again, either by hand or with an electric beater, until mixture is light and fluffy. This could take quite a few minutes if you’re whisking by hand. Periodically, scrape mixture down from sides of bowl.

3. Transfer into soap dispenser.

Thermal Appliance Method

1. Add hot water, coconut oil and xanthan gum to thermal appliance bowl and mix for 5-10 seconds on medium/high speed, or until smooth and combined.

2. Add remaining ingredients and mix for 5-10 seconds on medium/high speed. Scrape down sides and repeat if required, until ingredients are combined.

3. Using a silicone spatula, make sure all of the xanthan gum is unstuck from around the blades, and scrape down sides of bowl.

4. Mix again for 5-10 seconds on medium/high speed, or until mixture becomes light and fluffy.

5. Transfer into soap dispenser.

 To Use

Dispense body wash as required and massage over body. Rinse with warm water.

Recipe Notes

  • Water should be distilled, purified or pre-boiled and cooled to extend shelf life.
  • It’s so important to ensure you’re mixing the xanthan gum fully into the mixture.
  • You may need a wide-mouth funnel to get the mixture into your dispenser. I found that using a skewer to gently swirl/push the mixture through a funnel helped a lot.
  • I strongly suggest you check out the blog posts under “Recommended Reading”.

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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