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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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).

  6. 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!

  7. 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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