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Become a label detective

My top 5 tips when navigating through the chemical minefield The best way to move forward with natural DIY, and to ensure the journey you’re on is long, steady and everlasting, is to get educated, be inspired and empower yourself with the necessary knowledge and tools. Relying on others to give you the answers will…

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Living a life less toxic | The Inspired Little Pot

Living a Life Less Toxic – My Mission

Here’s the thing: it is physically impossible to live a life completely void of all chemicals and unrealistic to desire a life that is ‘chemical-free’. We live in a chemical world and the word ‘chemical’ doesn’t always equal toxic. Everything has a chemical name. The nasty chemicals, like the ones research is showing to have…

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Cleaning Up After DIY | The Inspired Little Pot

Cleaning up after DIY

Whether you’re using a thermal appliance or the double boiler method to create your DIY body care and/or cleaning products, the idea of using the same bowl/utensils for cooking food can raise doubts. This post will give you some tips on cleaning up the most effective and least labour intensive way. While the rewards of DIY are awesome, cleaning…

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What’s the deal with borax?

Borax – Do we love it or do we hate it? There is so much conflicting information out there, and I get asked all the time about this mineral’s safety. Here’s a little look into the ingredient… Borax (also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate) is popular among DIY-ers. It is a…

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Choose the right essential oils | The Inspired Little Pot

Why is it important to choose the right essential oils?

If you have taken the time to source the supplies and make your own body care/cleaning products, you will want to make sure you are using top quality, pure and potent essential oils. Do your research. I have always said that companies with nothing to hide will give you as much information as possible when…

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Common Ingredients Required for DIY | The Inspired Little Pot

A guide to common ingredients required for TILP recipes

So you have The Inspired Little Book (or looking to buy it), or you’re inspired by the free DIY body care and cleaning recipes on the TILP website, but your head is spinning trying to work out what ingredients are needed to get started? Sound like you? If so, read on! I have created DIY starter…

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whats really in washing detergent | The Inspired Little Pot

Ask questions. Get answers. What’s really in that washing detergent??

Here I have recorded an interesting email discussion that I had with the people behind a popular washing detergent. It highlights the importance to ask questions, challenge manufacturers and businesses, and get educated on products and clever marketing strategies. I saw an advertisement recently for “Cold Power Sensitive with Almond Milk”. I watched a well…

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