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. 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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