Skin Scrub With Bicarb & Vodka

Skin Scrub With Bicarb & Vodka

This recipe/concept/practice of Gua Sha isn't new, I didn't invent it. It has actually been around for a lonnnnnnng time, but I don't think it gets the airplay it deserves so I'm going to bring awareness to it! Skin exfoliation, and purification, with sodium...

Turn bicarb into washing soda in a few easy steps

Turn bicarb into washing soda in a few easy steps

Bicarb (sodium bicarbonate) and washing soda (sodium carbonate) are staples on my DIY trolley. I use them (mainly) for cleaning purposes, as they’re completely natural and particularly useful in stain removal! Bicarb, commonly known as baking soda, is a versatile...

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...

A naturally perfect gift idea

A naturally perfect gift idea

The jolly season is almost upon us and I know people are starting to think about gifts for their favourites. Christmas doesn't need to be an expensive time of year, and it certainly doesn't need to generate copious amounts waste. How's this for a stat: 30%, or...

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...

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...

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 exfoliate...

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 a...

Toilet & Shower Cleaner

Toilet & Shower Cleaner

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) method to clean them.

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? Take a walk down the supermarket aisle and you'll be assaulted by a plethora of bottles, jars, sprays and powders. How much do we really know...

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...

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...

Recipes

Recipes

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

My journey

My journey

I'd love to tell you more about my journey from me, to Inspired Little Pot, and back to me again... Well, as of 17th Feb, 2021 I am officially operating under my very own name - Krissy Ballinger. Yahoo, it feel so right! Let's rewind to my beginnings though... It...

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 our...

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

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

"Krissy, 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, thick,...

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...

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...

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…

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.

Simple Stain Treatment Paste

Simple Stain Treatment Paste

My washing powder works; I have hundreds of testimonials I could share on its brilliance! But sometimes stubborn stains just need an extra kick up the bum. Here are 2 simple stain paste recipes for you to try when that oil/blood/sweat/grass stain won’t budge!

Fizzy Bath Drops

Fizzy Bath Drops

I couldn’t tell you how many variations of this recipe I have tried. Turns out bath bombs are temperamental and delicate little buggers and explode without warning, quite easily… Grrr!! Well, this final product is dead easy to make and will hopefully get you excited about the prospect of giving others a cute little gift hamper, with these beauties inside 🙂

Coffee Body Scrub 

Coffee Body Scrub 

This was one of the first scrubs I ever made. I remember how in awe I felt when I realised I could make my own scrub for less than $2 and achieve the same results as the store-bought stuff. I haven’t sent money on a commercial body or face scrub since and I haven’t looked back.

Cleaning Paste

Cleaning Paste

Every single time I replace a toxic, chemical-laden commercial household or beauty product for a clean, green and natural homemade product, I do a little happy dance. It’s a great feeling! This cleaning paste is no exception. I use it to clean my toilets, sinks and showers. I also use it to clean porcelain mugs that have discoloured from tea and coffee. A soft dish cloth and a little scrubbing power is all it takes!

Bath Salts with Epsom & Spirulina

Bath Salts with Epsom & Spirulina

A long soak in a bath is something I think we all need to treat ourselves to every now and then. If a full body bath is out of the question, go for a foot bath; we absorb a great deal of goodness and expel a great deal of toxins from our feet so don’t overlook a quick soak, even when you’re time poor.

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…

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.  

Washing Powder 

Washing Powder 

The chemicals, fillers, fragrances, etc., in many mainstream washing powders are not what you want sticking to your clothes and touching your body all day. Nor are they the kind of thing we want washing into our waterways…

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