Unrealistic expectations are nobody’s friend

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 this to change, to action it, and finally to accept it in all of its natural glory.

So, when you’re ready, give that DIY dishwasher powder, body lotion, cleaning spray a try, forget what you know, adjust your expectations, use fresh eyes and see if you can learn to love it, too.

And if you can’t learn to love it, if you only love some of it, if you love it but it’s just not going to be a full-time swap, THAT’S OKAY TOO! Do what you can do and be proud of that!

I have plenty of free recipes here, to help you on your natural journey, however that may look.

Krissy Ballinger

author and passionate advocate for natural living and wellness

Krissy Ballinger is an accomplished author and passionate advocate for natural living and wellness. Her mission is to gently guide individuals towards holistic wellbeing by providing a wealth of resources and services, ranging from natural living guidance and DIY recipes, to healing therapies that nurture the mind, body, spirit and space. She envisions a world where conscious choices are made that honour the self, humanity and the environment.

With her roots in education and health promotion, Krissy continually expands her expertise. Recently, she obtained certifications in Zone Healing Technique and NeurOptimal Neurofeedback (brain training), qualified as a Reiki Healer, and completed an Undergraduate Certificate in Lifestyle Coaching from Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Krissy dedicates her time to managing her wellness room, offering services in Zone and Reiki Healing, Neurofeedback brain training, and Chemical Awareness Consulting. Additionally, she educates individuals about common and avoidable toxins through her various social platforms. Krissy’s books have collectively sold over 100,000 copies, including the award-winning Naturally Inspired – Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, as well as Make & Play – Natural DIY Recipes for Kids, and The Lifestyle Edit.

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