Krissy Ballinger

author and passionate advocate for natural living

Krissy envisions a world where people make conscious choices that honour both humanity and the environment. Her mission is to gently guide individuals toward this beautiful way of life. With a background in education and health promotion, she dedicates her time to increasing awareness on common and avoidable toxins, as well as educating individuals on simple ways they can adjust their lifestyles to better serve themselves, and the planet. Natural DIY is Krissy’s speciality, and she has sold over 100,000 copies of her recipe books, including the award-winning “Naturally Inspired – Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning,” “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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