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.


  1. Hi, I’m not sure how, but I’ve only just discovered your page but have definitely heard of you. These recipes are amazing and I’ll be looking for the book now Wondering what the evening primrose oil does in this recipe? I don’t have any and wondering if it can be replaced. I haven’t made home made recipes in years for body and home and just ordered a bunch of products but not the evening primrose. So looking forward to making a bunch of these recipes. I came on looking for face wash for my daughter and found so much more.

    • Hi Rachie! So happy you’ve found me. The evening primrose oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and known for its skin-rejuvenating and restorative properties. It is easily absorbed and brightens tired and dull skin. It can certainly be left out though, or subbed out for another oil. The beauty of natural DIY is that you have creative license to tweak according to the ingredients you have/don’t have! Happy making x

  2. Silly Q maybe, what kind of beeswax? White, yellow…I assume USDA quality since we are not making candles. Thanks . Jaime

  3. Hi I love the sound of this recipe, especially with a thermal cooker instructions I can’t wait to try! My question is if I can add essential oils to this, and if so how many drops total? Thank you xx

  4. I make this for my Mum who suffers from muscular aches and pains. She loves it because it helps calm the pain. I find it really easy to make.

  5. I love this recipe! It really helps with so many things like I get better sleep, my muscles love it after exercise and it’s so easy to make!

  6. Krissy what role does the vitamin E oil play in the recipe? i don’t have any on hand, so was wondering if i can just increase the amount of carrier oil, or evening primrose oil? Would this work?

    • Typically Vitamin E will prolong shelf life in oil-based recipes. This recipe has a shortened shelf life due to the water content anyway… So, you could leave it out, no need to sub it (it’s such a small amount).

  7. Hi Krissy, I have your book and LOVE the mag oil. I thought I’d give this a go but it came out really oily, and didn’t whip up. I’m new to this (diy body products, I have been makeing cleaning products for a while) and used organic unrefined shea butter (n-essentials) could that have been it? Not sure of the difference between refined and unrefined. Thanks heaps.

    • Hi Diva, did you dissolve your magnesium fully? And did you wait for the mixture to practically set before whipping? If so, it could just be that you don’t like the texture of this cream? I could only suggest you use less as a little goes a long way. I use organic unrefined shea butter too and have no issues. Sorry I can’t help more here!

  8. It might be wise to add that This formula (and ANY formula that has water or water based ingredients m) requires a preservative unless kept in the fridge and used within 2 days.

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