Ahhh, expectations – the biggest block I see when it comes to natural DIY outcomes and performance.
Something we need to remember is that we’ve become conditioned (did somebody say clever marketing?) to expect products to behave in a certain way. Sadly, this is often at the expense of our health as a population, and the health of the planet.
Bubbles to clean? Not necessary.
Fragrant washing powder? Not necessary.
Blue toothpaste? Not necessary.
Plastic beads to exfoliate? Not necessary.
See where I’m going?
Imagine if we never showed children that bubble baths, glittery skincare, perfumed teddies, etc., existed? They’d never know any different. Imagine, just imagine! ??
I used to be that person that thought she needed perfume, aerosol deodorant, 5 different cleaning sprays… It took time to realise the need for change, to action it, and finally to accept it in all of its natural glory.
So, give that DIY dishwasher powder, body lotion, cleaning spray another go, forget what you know, adjust your expectations, use fresh eyes and see if you can learn to love it, too ?
Author and Advocate for natural living
Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious, educated decisions that honour both humans and habitat. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to passionately increase awareness on common and avoidable toxins, in everyday items like washing powder and deodorant, and to educate individuals on how they can easily reduce their daily exposure, through simple and realistic do-it-yourself ideas and recipes.
Krissy has sold over 40,000 copies of her natural DIY recipe books, including her award-winning book, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and her newly-released kids book, Make & Play - Natural DIY Recipes for Kids. She offers honest and gentle guidance, education and 100+ natural DIY recipes on her website.