The Inspired Little Pot
My beautiful Grandmothers both died from cancer; multiple myeloma and ovarian. So many kids I know have learning difficulties, behavioural issues, eczema, allergies, intolerances, and the list goes on. Tragically, I know of young and beautiful children with cancer. Why is this happening? What are we doing to ourselves? It scares the hell out of me. I’ll never forget a conversation I overheard my mother having with her sister-in-law, where she implied that my grandmother’s cancer had something to do with the amount of fly spray she used. In a way, this was the seed that was planted many years ago, which has today grown to be The Inspired Little Pot.
I am making it my mission to empower as many people as I can to make positive changes to their lifestyles, mainly through the minimisation and avoidance of unnecessary chemicals. The chemicals added to products that we spray, lather, moisturise, scrub, and wash with. The very chemicals that are raising concerns among health experts (and the general public) due to lack of testing before they're allowed on the market, and because of emerging research that is frightening; hormone disruption, DNA and cell mutation, presence in newborn umbilical cords. I am a realist and understand we can’t physically eliminate it all – it is actually impossible; we live in a chemical world. BUT, we can make small changes by making our homes healthier, improving the quality of air that we breathe, and therefore reducing the impact considerably.
So, if you’re reading this, I take it you’re a little bit bored and cruising around my website… Keep reading if you’re interested in knowing a little more about me!
My name is Krissy and I am many things. I am mostly a Mum to two gorgeous (no really, they ARE gorgeous) kids and I’m the wife of a pretty cool (and super supportive) husband. I passionately taught Health/Phys. Ed for 7 years in VIC and QLD, and now I'm living the dream in WA. I am the creator, founder and director of “The Inspired Little Pot. Next in line to my children, TILP is my pride and joy.
TILP was born in 2014 after I woke up one day and actually asked the question: what is in that bottle??? With my new toy, aka Thermomix, I realised that I could actually MAKE my own cleaning and body care products easily and with minimal fuss, and I would know exactly what was in them. In a day where convenience is a high priority for most of us, but time is limited, I felt as though I had hit the jackpot, in a personal sense. Finally, I could remove most of the chemicals my family and I were exposing ourselves to, and in a cost effective and sustainable way.
I started doing extensive research on every natural raw ingredient that most homemade products in this area are made of. I started combining them and creating recipes, which to my utter amazement, have been received very well among the general community. So, recipes were developed, tested and tweaked, and then released.
I meet so many people through the Chemical Awareness workshops I run across Australia, and a common factor among many of them is that they want to lead healthier lifestyles. They want to minimise their exposure to toxins in their environment, their homes and in their personal care products. Many of these people find it overwhelming, or just don’t have the time or motivation to buy the right ingredients and make their own products. Others are highly competent and motivated and just need access to good recipes so they can go ahead and make their own. Either way, TILP was born to help.
So, here you will find the recipes and ingredients you need to make your own body care and cleaning products. I am always available for support so feel free to drop me a line.
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Can I add, that if it wasn't for my Dad, TILP wouldn't exist. He has been such a good role model for me throughout my life, running several successful businesses and teaching me much of what I know. He is incredibly passionate about his line of work and that, not only makes me proud, but it also runs through my blood. For all of that, he deserves thanks.