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.


  1. I’ve been using plain white vinegar as my fabric softener for 7+ years and we’ve had no issues with the washing machine. Never thought to add salt to soften our very hard water. Will give this a try!

    I also use a hot load with 1/2C bicarb to clean the washing machine periodically.

  2. Hi Krissy, thank you for this recipe. I’m not so sure about the salt in the machine. Have you tried it without the salt? What is the salts purpose?

  3. I’ve been making this fabric softener for a year and will never go back. It takes about 2 minutes to make it! My favourite oils are lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus or lavender for bedsheets ??

  4. Have made this ever since I got the book!! Peppermint and lemon grass is my fav oils!

    Love adding a bit of clove oil when I wash the duvet covers before storing away for summer to avoid mould!!

  5. Hi Krissy, I would like to make a fabric softener for some canvas fabric I’m using to make a yoga bolster but I don’t want to wash it in my front loader so do you have a different way to do this?


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