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. Hi Krissy,
    I love your content!
    I just have a quick question regarding this recipe, I came across one of your recipes that you were making in the Thermomix (but I cannot recall which one). Would you happen to have this recipe formatted to making in the Thermomix?
    Thank you in advance for your time.

  2. Hello. I’m gathering the ingredients to make this recipe—it looks like a winner!! I’m going to try your combo of essential oils (Tea Tree, Lemon, Lavender). Do you recommend 20 drops of each? I know I can experiment, but I’d rather (with such precious ingredients) trust the expert’s advise 🙂

    I am going to use unrefined Shea Butter, if that is something to consider.

    • Hi Joey! Start with 10 of each, rub a little on your arm and see what stands out to you. If you feel it needs more lavender, add 10 drops of that and try again, and so on. Otherwise, 20 of each is fine. I love unrefined shea butter, the aroma is so earthy. Have fun!

  3. Hi Krissy,
    I love your book! I was wondering how you would recommend adding calendula to this recipe? I plan on buying a calendula infused oil.
    Thank you!

  4. Hi! Is it possible to substitute beeswax for candelilla wax? If so, should I use the same amount as above? Thanks!

  5. Hi krissy.
    I am Isabella٫ a young girl and trying to be like you. We are trying to make a business . I dont know where to start . PLEASE HELP!!!!


  6. Hi Krissy,
    This may be a silly question but is it ok to make these and the cleaning recipes in my Thermomix that I use for our food?

    • I love its properties – rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, and aids in the healing process. You can sub it out for another carrier oil of choice.

  7. Krissy, wondering if there is a substitute for the evening primrose oil? i have all the other ingredients, and would love to make this to help my daughters hands. The become very dry, even to the point of cracking and bleeding, in winter, and if she eats too much wheat. Trying to reduce her wheat consumption, but it’s proving difficult during the current atmosphere (everyone home and a bit overwrought due to COVID-19)

  8. Hi Krissy

    Would this balm be suitable for eczema? Our son suffers from a bad eczema and we’d like to avoid giving him steroid cream. Our GP recommended the steroid cream and QV Intensive Cream. Although they do help heal and moisturise his skin, I really hate the ingredients in the QV cream and would like to find a better non-toxic alternative (no luck so far). I’d like to give this a go but am not familiar with essential oils. Are they safe for eczema sufferer and which ones should I go for?

    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Susanna, I’m sorry to hear your son suffers so much 🙁 When it comes to eczema, I can only suggest that you seek advice from a practitioner that looks at the body holistically. Also, have you removed irritants from his life, like certain mainstream washing powders, softeners, fragranced products – they’re all notorious for aggravating eczema? Have you looked into gut health? So many things to consider. I listened to a podcast recently by the ATP Project (episode is on Stitcher, April 6, titled: Eczema – A detailed look from the inside and out!) and they suggest olive oil and honey to be incredibly healing for eczema. As for essential oils, they can be quite irritating so I’d be careful. Perhaps join my discussion group and see if you get some more guidance there (with over 20,000 people, I am sure you will – the topic has been discussed plenty of times, as has this recipe). Good luck.

      • Hi Krissy,
        Can I use jojoba oil instead of evening primrose only because I have this at home.
        Kind regards
        Thank you

          • After going through several different creams and ointments to help my son’s eczema I decided to try homemade and that’s when I came across Krissy’s Recipe and all I can say is, I’m so glad I did, it was a lifesaver, his eczema finally started to clear up ans another bonus was it cleared up my dermatitis ony hands.
            Don’t think about it just do it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it earlier.

  9. Hi Krissy,

    I have your book but just wondering which one of your recipes is good for a grazed elbow with a scab to prevent scarring? My daughter had a fall and large scab. I would like it to heal well. Any advice is appreciated.

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