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Natural DIY Recipes – From DIY deodorant to dishwasher tablets & everything in between, I’ve got you covered.

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The Inspired Little Pot

The Inspired Little Pot

Let me inspire you. Quite simply, I’m here to give you the foundations for natural DIY, cleaning and body care. It’s time we took matters into our own hands.

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Preservatives, shelf life & safety information

Preservatives, shelf life & safety information

How I absolutely love the simplicity of DIY. I don’t think I will ever tire of the fact that 3-4 natural, easily accessible and nourishing ingredients, can create an effective alternative to mainstream products. I am under no illusion, however, that DIY products... read more
The journey of The Inspired Little Pot

The journey of The Inspired Little Pot

The Inspired Little Pot and how it became what it is today It was just me and a desk in my home office, back in October 2014. And it remained just me for a few years before I worked out that I would lose my sanity if I didn’t get some help. So I did! I’d... read more
Deluxe Foaming Face Wash

Deluxe Foaming Face Wash

This recipe is AMAZING! It is delicious, divine, lush. I am officially in love with this combo, 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.

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Natural Fabric Softener

Natural Fabric Softener

Fabric softener as we know it – the commercial stuff that is – is really not good for us. It’s not good for the environment either. It often contains some very questionable ingredients that are known to stick to clothing, irritate skin and aggravate allergies.

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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?

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Troubleshooting tips for your foaming pump bottles

Troubleshooting tips for your foaming pump bottles

Sometimes foaming pump bottles get a little clogged up and ‘sticky’. The following tips might help you. Follow the recipe These foaming pumps work by mixing liquid-thin soap (I use castile soap) and air, and turning it into foam. Always follow the correct... read more
Cleaning Your Oven the Non-Toxic Way

Cleaning Your Oven the Non-Toxic Way

I’ve created a simple guide to cleaning your oven the non-toxic way, so you can avoid using commercial oven cleaners. Have you ever looked into the ingredients in some commercial oven cleaners? A few of the common and worst offenders, found to be detrimental to... read more
DIY shampoo. Why I don’t really do it…

DIY shampoo. Why I don’t really do it…

“Do you have a shampoo recipe?”  This is a question I get asked a lot. Here’s the weird thing with hair – people tend to be SO much more fussy about their hair than their skin. We all have different hair types; curly, straight, frizzy, flat, dyed, grey,... read more
5 simple tips for a less toxic body

5 simple tips for a less toxic body

You want to feel good, right? I know I do. Reducing the number of toxins we expose ourselves to on a daily basis is a great place to start to achieve that! Let me point you in the right direction, and empower you to make better choices concerning skin and body care,... read more
Why I love my JuJu cup, and tips to help you love it too

Why I love my JuJu cup, and tips to help you love it too

I just LOVE talking about the concept of the menstrual cup. People are either intrigued or grossed out! The thing is, if you’re female and between the ages of around 15-50, you’re most likely getting a period around 12x a year; over 400 in your lifetime.... read more
Choosing the right oils for your skin

Choosing the right oils for your skin

Our skin craves nourishing plant oils to replenish, renew and perform. Many mass-market cosmetics contain mineral oil, a petroleum-based liquid. This cheap oil offers no nourishment and has a drying effect on the skin. Synthetic chemicals are also present by the dozen... read more
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. With 5 ingredients, you can’t go wrong!

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My top 10 tips to DETOX your home

My top 10 tips to DETOX your home

In my opinion, detoxing your home is the first and easiest step to take when trying to create a life that is less toxic. We are constantly exposed to various chemicals, day in and day out. Not all chemicals cause immediate harm or long-term effects. There is growing... read more
Natural dishwasher tablets – tips to help you get the best results

Natural dishwasher tablets – tips to help you get the best results

So you’re all inspired and you’ve made your own natural dishwasher tablets – happy days! It is so empowering to take household cleaning into your own hands and know that you’re not only saving money, but also the environment. Depending on where you’re located, you... read more
5 tips to help you become a label detective

5 tips to help you become a label detective

The best way to move forward with natural DIY, and to ensure the journey you’re on is steady and sustainable, is to get educated, be inspired and empower yourself with the necessary knowledge and tools. Relying on others to give you the answers will eventually result... read more
My list of questionable ingredients to learn and avoid

My list of questionable ingredients to learn and avoid

This is a condensed list of the main ingredients I believe should be added to everyone’s ‘watch-list’. It is by no means a comprehensive list. What it is though, is a great starting point – a list of names to add to your ‘chemical... read more
Whipped Magnesium Cream

Whipped Magnesium Cream

Those with low magnesium levels are often prescribed tablets. Research is suggesting that we absorb more magnesium transdermally, hence the growing trend of magnesium oil and cream.

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Stain Solution

Stain Solution

I have trialled several different stain removing methods, and while I have a few options for spot treating stains, I think I have hit the jackpot with this recipe for a natural pre-wash stain remover – mainly due to its simplicity and effectiveness, all with minimal effort!

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Living a life less toxic – my mission

Living a life less toxic – my mission

Here’s the thing: it is physically impossible to live a life completely void of all chemicals and unrealistic to desire a life that is ‘chemical-free’. We live in a chemical world and the word ‘chemical’ doesn’t always equal toxic. Everything has a chemical name. The... read more
Essential oil information & inspiration

Essential oil information & inspiration

To put it simply, essential oils are concentrated natural oils from plants. They are extracted using various methods including distillation and cold pressing. They can be applied topically, diffused, inhaled and even taken internally (although I recommend you do the... read more
Blank Canvas Fizzies

Blank Canvas Fizzies

These fizzy drops are PERFECT for so many applications: In a steam bath or as shower drops for congested airways; In the bath for a fun time for kids, or to help them with relaxation or congestion…

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Simple Beeswax Candles

Simple Beeswax Candles

Did you know that the vast majority of mainstream candles are mostly made from petroleum-based paraffin? Studies show that when burned, these candles release unwanted chemical pollutants into the air including benzene and toluene…

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