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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
Zinc Cream

Zinc Cream

Looking for a way to get thicker, longer-lasting sun protection on that area of the face that always seems to cop the most sun (hello, freckles!)? Well, look no further than this DIY natural Zinc Stick recipe! Now, if you’re already using my DIY Natural... 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

I’ve spent a fair bit of 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... 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
What is Sick Building Syndrome?

What is Sick Building Syndrome?

Have you heard that term before? Have you ever walked into work or a similar indoor environment and felt sluggish, with scratchy eyes or even a tight chest? Sick building syndrome gives Monday-itis a whole new meaning. If you have experienced that unwell feeling when... 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
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! In saying that, I don’t claim, nor do I believe, that my recipe kills all germs. But it certainly gives me peace of mind, and I believe it’s good enough on an average day-to-day basis when I can’t access a sink!

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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... read more
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... read more
Handling household mess naturally

Handling household mess naturally

Cleaning is not a job many of us particularly want to do, but one that most of us simply have to do! Where does one start? A walk down the supermarket aisle presents us with a plethora of bottles, jars, sprays and powders, right? But what do we really know about these... read more
Krissy Recommends

Krissy Recommends

Let’s support the good guys! These are some of my favourite people, brands and businesses. I get it, not everyone wants to DIY, and let’s be real, not everything can or should be DIY’ed! These guys will probably have everything you’re after,... read more
The humble soapberry – my new DIY friend

The humble soapberry – my new DIY friend

It really is all in the name – fancy having a tree that produces soap-filled berries! Mother Nature really showed off with these little gems, which happen to be cousins with the commonly known lychee. The dried shells of this fruit contain saponins, a natural... read more
Plenty of reasons to love vinegar

Plenty of reasons to love vinegar

White vinegar is the unsung hero sitting in the kitchen cupboard of so many homes. It is biodegradable, inexpensive and useful in so many cleaning applications – even for use as a mild disinfectant. It is definitely a staple ingredient in many of my natural DIY... read more
Citrus Cleaning Spray

Citrus Cleaning Spray

This Citrus Cleaning Spray now my go-to for all cleaning. It is particularly awesome at cleaning greasy splashbacks and getting grubby marks off my walls (why do my kids insist on touching them, climbing them, rubbing their feet all over them???). I’ve made a... read more
Index of natural ingredients

Index of natural ingredients

It would be quite normal to be asked to make a cake, right? Most people would probably guess that butter, eggs and flour are generally required. However, if that same person was asked to make deodorant paste or dishwasher tablets, they might find it a little more... read more
Colouring your DIY lip balm

Colouring your DIY lip balm

Have you made a batch of my natural DIY Lip Balm yet? If not, check out the recipe here. It only requires 3 ingredients, plus essential oils, and takes less than 10 minutes of your time. It is a WAY better option than most store-bought varieties and is an economical... read more
Challenge #100inmywardrobe & 2019 buying ban

Challenge #100inmywardrobe & 2019 buying ban

What is the challenge? The challenge is to reduce my wardrobe to 100 items of clothing. That’s it. Everything else goes into a box, or the attic, and stays there. Why am I doing it? I had already pledged to not buy anything new (clothing, accessories, shoes or... read more
DIY recipe hints, tips & important info

DIY recipe hints, tips & important info

Whether DIY is new to you, or you consider yourself an old pro, I have no doubt that you’ll find this information useful. Please take the time to read through the DIY recipe hints, tips and important information thoroughly. Substituting Ingredients Sometimes you... read more

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