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.”

23 Comments

  1. I found this recipe in your book (which I love) and immediately used it, but I found it has left scratches on my stainless steel. I am assuming that the salt is too coarse. I used iodised table salt, which is what I had in my cupboard. Would you have any recommendations about which salt works in this recipe? I’ve looked around for salt labelled ‘fine’ but I’m not finding much, and would really appreciate your advice.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Hey Kate, do you have a blender, bullet, Thermomix? Any of those appliances will grind your salt to be fine (if you’re unable to purchase finely milled salt). I have never had any issues with scratching, so you must have been using some pretty rough salt! Good luck, and glad you love my book! 🙂

  2. I made this paste and was a little sceptical as I didn’t think it would clean very well. I was surprised at how well it cleaned and the combination of oils left everything smelling fresh and clean. I will be using this in the future.

  3. This is my absolute favourite recipe! My Mum used to use Jif to clean the bathroom, shower, everything, so I grew up using it too. When I switched to all natural I never thought I could find anything that cleans a million times better, I could easily and cheaply make a cleaning paste myself, with no toxic chemicals! My bathroom looks cleaner than Jif ever made it. I adore this recipe! ❤️ Thank you Krissy!

  4. I just want to say a huge thank you for sharing this recipe. It works great on almost every surface at home, and it was quick, easy to make.

    I tried a few other recipes before finding yours and ended up with cement mixes that couldn’t be used, but yours is perfect. Thank you!

  5. Hi there, is this ok to use on an induction top stove or would it scratch the glass. I have used gumption before but would rather use something less chemical. Thanks

  6. I beg to differ on the essential oil comment about omitting them, as you can use particular essential oils that have disinfectant and cleaning properties that are great!

    • Hi Rachael, I mention omitting the Hydrogen Peroxide, not the essential oils – is that what you’re referring to? Although, now that you mention it, oils are a wonderful addition, but not actually essential in this recipe.

  7. Can you confirm whether you add the hydrogen peroxide to the other ingredients or use it separately / in addition to the finished paste mixture?

    Should we wear gloves whilst using this paste?

    By the way, I love your products, have made quite a few and also given some as gifts.

    • Hey Marina, the hydrogen peroxide is required per use, as mentioned in the ingredients list. Gloves aren’t necessary but if you suffer from dry hands, it’s always preferable to avoid irritation. Thanks so much for the gorgeous compliment, I love to hear that people are making their own natural gifts! x

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