Challenge #100inmywardrobe

WHAT? Reduce your wardrobe to 100 items of clothing. That’s it. Everything else goes into a box, or the attic, and stays there. WHY? I had already pledged to not buy anything new (clothing, accessories, shoes or homewares) in 2019; I love a challenge. I also felt the strong urge to sort my wardrobe, make…

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Preservatives and Shelf Life

Remember, we are on a journey to reduce the number of toxins we’re exposing ourselves to. My main aim is to provide you with simple recipes to help you create a life that is less toxic. My intent is not to provide you with scientific formulations for products that can be mass-produced and distributed, and…

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Foaming Pump Bottles | The Inspired Little Pot

Troubleshooting tips for your foaming pump bottles

Firstly, I am so stoked with the foaming bottles that we stock here at The Inspired Little Pot. They are made from PET plastic (and safe to use with essential oils when properly diluted – as all of the TILP foaming recipes are!), they have a lifespan of at least 2 years when used correctly,…

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DIY Shampoo. Why I don’t do it…

This is a question I get asked a lot – “Do you have a shampoo recipe?” Here’s the weird thing with hair – people tend to be SO much more fussy about their hair than their skin. We all have different hair types; curly, straight, frizzy, flat, dyed, grey, thick, thin… Finding a recipe that suits…

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Cleaning your oven the non-toxic way

Have you ever looked into the ingredients in some commercial oven cleaners? A few of the common and worst offenders, found to be detrimental to our health and the health of the environment, include Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Butoxyethanol, Ethanolamine, Fragrance, Butane, and the list goes on. It can be hard to even find complete ingredients…

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5 Simple Tips For A Less Toxic Body

We all want to be the healthiest and happiest version of ourselves, don’t we? Reducing the number of toxins we expose ourselves to on a daily basis is a great place to start to achieve just that!   These 5 tips will help to guide you in the right direction and empower you to make…

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Why I love my Juju cup | The Inspired Little Pot

Why I love my JuJu cup, and tips to help you love it too

I just LOVE talking about the concept of the menstrual cup. People are either intrigued or grossed out! The thing is, if you’re female and between the ages of around 15-50, you’re most likely getting a period around 12x a year; over 400 in your lifetime. And if the average woman uses 25 tampons/pads in…

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choosing the right oils for your skin | The Inspired Little Pot

Choosing the right oils for your skin

Our skin craves nourishing plant oils to replenish, renew and perform. Many mass-market cosmetics contain mineral oil, a petroleum-based liquid. This cheap oil offers no nourishment and has a drying effect on the skin. Synthetic chemicals are also present by the dozen in so many products available; not only do these have a negative effect on…

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transitioning to natural deodorant

Transitioning to natural deodorant – top 10 tips

Natural deodorant is growing in popularity, and it is no wonder, with the amount of research out there now highlighting the detrimental effect that the commercial stuff has on humans. Some of the key ingredients in many commercial deodorants that you want to be avoiding include aluminium, fragrance, BHT, propane etc… See this link for…

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My top 10 tips to DETOX your home

In my opinion, detoxing your home is the first and easiest step to take when trying to create a life that is less toxic. We are constantly exposed to various chemicals, day in and day out. Not all chemicals cause immediate harm or long-term effects. There is growing evidence from countless research articles indicating that…

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Natural Dishwasher Tablets | The Inspired Little Pot

Tips to maximise your success when using natural dishwasher tablets

So you’re all inspired and you’ve made your own natural dishwasher tablets – happy days! It is so empowering to take household cleaning into your own hands and know that you’re not only saving money, but also the environment. Depending on where you’re located, you might have varied success using my dishwasher tablet recipe. You might…

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Become a label detective | The Inspired Little Pot

Become a label detective – My top 5 tips

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 eventually result in a venture or idea that is short-lived,…

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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 damaging effects…

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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 up can…

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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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Fake Smells Need to go | The Inspired Little Pot

Pretty names, ugly ingredients. Why the fake smells need to go

I have an open hate for fake smells. It gives me an instant headache and I can smell it a mile away. There is nothing ok about it at all. Fake, synthetic fragrances are coming at us from all directions. Deodorants, shampoo and conditioners, baby wipes, washing powders, plug-in air ‘fresheners’ and scratch and sniff…

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Choose the right essential oils | The Inspired Little Pot

Why it is 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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