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.


    • Hi Robyn, g = grams. Here is some info (from this link:

      Body care – I use weight as my preferred measurement, rather than millilitres (fluid ounces) and cups, simply because it allows for consistency. For example, when you measure an oil into a cup, inevitably some gets left behind. Coconut oil is another one – sometimes it is liquid, sometimes it is solid, so weight will always be the most consistent way to measure it. Skin-care balms, creams and powders need more precision than cleaning recipes.

      I do recommend investing in good kitchen scales that will measure down to the gram (ounce) – they’re usually not too pricey.

      The only ingredients listed in my recipes with spoon/drop measurements, are those that don’t register in weight due to the small amount required, or those where it makes practical sense to list a teaspoon or tablespoon (note that I have used Australian measuring spoons).

      Cleaning – To make things easier, I now list my cleaning recipes in teaspoon, tablespoon and cup, gram and kilogram, or millilitre and litre measurements. More often than not, cleaning recipes do not require the same precision with ingredients as skin-care recipes do. The exception is Dishwasher Tablets and Blank Canvas Fizzies as these need to be precise.

  1. One of my faves! I love that it can be customised with essential oils in so many different ways, just by swapping out essential oils, this recipe covers hand, body and face for me and my family!

  2. hi Krissy, Just want to say this is our favourite recipe of the whole book, we make this recipe up every 8 weeks roughly and my husband no longer complains of dry itchy skin. The whole family loves it! thanks for such a fast, simple recipe.

  3. Hello, I am just wondering if this is suitable for newborns and toddlers as well? Would be great to make the whole families body wash!

  4. Hi Kristy, can this be used as shampoo for the kids? Just wondering if this could be a multi-use product beside hand and body wash? Or would there be something more or less I would need to add for it to be safe for kids? I’ve only found a running-formula for kids shampoo…

    • Hi Felicia, because children’s hair typically isn’t very greasy you could definitely try this recipe. I do have a recipe in my book though, which is great for kids hair. If you’re worried about essential oils and kids, leave them out.

      • I have been playing around with making soaps and a variety of bath and body products to give me something to do & I have a question in regards to using a preservative. So all the articles I have read, even some that are formulators that want to make their products as clean & chemical free as possible, most say that if your recipe contains water as an ingredient or if the product will be stored in a area with high moisture, like a shower, than you have to use a rral preservative, not Red Turkey Oil, or Vitamin E, a true preservative like Optiphen.
        So, without a preservative being added to this recipe, will the soap still grow bacteria that is nakes to the eye? I am curious because I love thos recipe, but I want to make this for family, but don’t want to hurt there skin with bacteria contamination.
        Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Krissy
      Made the creamy body wash as per recipe.
      Very foamy in mixing bowl. Should I leave it in the bowl to settle before transferring into shower bottle. If I transfer from bowl to container it settles down overnight to half the quantity then I refill the next day with what is left in the mixing bowl.
      Am I doing something wrong.

    • Hi Krissy,
      I love this and ended up using it on my kids and using it as a hair wash for the kids, is it ok to use in there hair. I don’t put essential oils in the kids one. I make to for our hand wash to, my hands have noticed the difference.
      Thank you

      • I know lots of people who use this as shampoo (and because kids don’t really have greasy hair, it’s perfect for them!). Thanks for your feedback too 🙂

  5. Hi Krissy, I made this but have ended up with a big bowl of foam. Can this be rescued? I’ve let it sit for a few hours but it’s still like meringue.

    • Hi Rachael, I don’t have any issues with the coconut oil solidifying throughout the mixture. 25g in almost 400g isn’t enough to impact the recipe but feel free to sub it out for FCO and see if you like the end result 🙂

    • So glad I found this recipe. Been making this recipe since the first lockdown when all the liquid soap was out of stock. Haven’t stopped since and mixing it up with different essential oils

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