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Natural hand and shower wash | The Inspired Little Pot

Thick, Creamy & Silky Soft Hand and Shower Wash

If you’re looking for a change from my super-simple foaming wash and want something thicker and creamier, then look no further. This recipe for natural hand and shower wash is seriously amazing. With 5 ingredients, you can’t go wrong! Enough with the chemicals hiding in even so-called ‘eco’ and ‘green’ brands. Did you know that many…

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Whipped Magnesium Cream | The Inspired Little Pot

Whipped Magnesium Cream

Those with low magnesium levels are often prescribed tablets. Research is suggesting that we absorb more magnesium transdermally, hence the growing trend of magnesium oil and cream. As low magnesium levels are typically diagnosed by symptoms, it is hard to get an accurate gauge through blood tests alone. Here are a few symptoms of magnesium…

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Natural pre wash stain remover | The Inspired Little Pot

Pre Wash Stain & Brightening Solution

Fact – clothes get dirty. Fact – to clean dirty clothes, natural washing powder does the job well. Fact – sometimes stubborn stains appear that need a bit of extra effort to remove. It can be tempting to go out and buy a powerful commercial stain remover/bleaching agent. Please don’t! I have trialled several different…

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Blank Canvas Fizzies | The Inspired Little Pot

Blank Canvas Fizzies

These fizzy drops are PERFECT for so many applications: in a steam bath or as shower drops for congested airways; in the bath for a fun time for kids, or to help them with relaxation or congestion; as toilet-cleaning drops (they work wonders with a light scrub); in a foot spa; and the list goes on, and…

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Beeswax Candles | The Inspired Little Pot

Beeswax Candles

Did you know that the vast majority of mainstream candles are mostly made from petroleum-based paraffin? Studies show that when burned, these candles release unwanted chemical pollutants into the air including benzene and toluene, which have been shown to cause damage to the brain, lungs and central nervous system. The synthetic fragrances often used in these candles are…

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Underarm Balm | The Inspired Little Pot

Super Fussy ‘Carb-Free’ Underarm Balm

If you’re finding that sodium bicarbonate is irritating your underarms, please don’t give up on natural deodorants! You could either try my Fussy Formula, Spray Deodorant with Magnesium or this Carb-Free underarm balm version. I also have a blog with tips on transitioning to natural deodorant. Or, if you really can’t be bothered with DIY today,…

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DIY Reusable Beeswax Covers | The Inspired Little Pot

Reusable Beeswax Covers

I discovered the wonders of beeswax wraps almost 2 years ago. What a great alternative to disposable, land-filling, single-use cling film! I bought one set which lasted me over 12 months (so you really do get value for money) however, I wouldn’t be The Inspired Little Pot if I didn’t try to ‘DIY’ and write…

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Borax Free Washing Powder | The Inspired Little Pot

Borax Free Washing Powder

***RECIPE UPDATED – March 2018*** It seems that a few of you were having issues with the original borax free recipe solidifying. Despite my gentle warnings in the notes of this recipe, it was either overlooked, ignored, or just became an innocent issue that needed rectifying, and the easiest way for me was to create…

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Stain Paste | The Inspired Little Pot

Stain Paste – oh so simple!

My washing powder works; I have hundreds of testimonials I could share on its brilliance! But sometimes stubborn stains just need an extra kick up the bum. Here are 2 simple stain paste recipes for you to try when that oil/blood/sweat/grass stain won’t budge! Recipe #1: Makes enough for single use INGREDIENTS  (links provided for ingredients available…

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Fix musty clothing | The Inspired Little Pot

Quick Fix For Musty Clothing

A few months ago I put on a pair of summer PJ’s, ones that hadn’t been used since April last year. They had a musty, mouldy smell to them – gross. So I threw them in the wash. I grabbed another pair; same issue. My entire draw was infected!!! I tried washing the lot in…

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Sanitising Gel | The Inspired Little Pot

Sanitising Gel

We live in a world obsessed with killing germs. I know this so well because I used to be one of ‘those’ people. Not any more though, and we have never been healthier! Antibiotic resistance is a real problem and the overuse of antibacterial products is leaving us more susceptible to the germs and, it’s…

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DIY Super Salve | The Inspired Little Pot

Super Salve – One Balm for Everything

Petroleum jelly is not something I want near my skin, or my children’s skin. It is a byproduct of the oil refining process and it is nasty. Containing oestrogen-mimicking chemicals like xenoestrogens, which may act on hormone receptors in the body, leading to estrogen dominance, I can only conclude that it is not good. Hydrocarbons…

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Make your own Fizzy Bath Drops | The Inspired Little Pot

Fizzy Bath Drops

I couldn’t tell you how many variations of this recipe I have tried. Turns out bath bombs are temperamental and delicate little buggers and explode without warning, quite easily… Grrr!! Anyway, this final product is dead easy to make and will hopefully get you excited about the prospect of giving others a cute little hamper for…

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Spray Deodorant with Magnesium & Essential Oils

You know you’re onto a winner when your *reluctant-to-conform-to-change-rexona-loving-old-school-I’m-gonna-do-it-how-my-mum-did-it* husband uses a handmade, natural, and chemical-free deodorant and it WORKS! I will admit, it took a while to get him off the supermarket crap as there was no way he was going to rub a balm into his hairy pits. I kinda don’t blame him and kudos…

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Dishwasher Tablets

I can’t get over how expensive dishwasher tablets are. Especially the “ECO” varieties… If you haven’t heard of ‘green washing’, let me fill you in quickly: Some companies like to tell us what they’re NOT including in their products, and print words like ‘natural’, ‘green’, ‘eco’ etc., yet still use some very questionable ingredients. In…

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DIY make up remover | The Inspired Little Pot

Make-Up Remover – DIY, SIMPLE, LOW TOX

Don’t waste your money on commercial make-up remover. Not when an ingredient as simple as coconut oil can do the job while simultaneously nourishing the delicate skin on your face. If you want to go that step further and have some lovely make-up remover made up and on hand, then you must try this simple…

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DIY Bath Sales | The Inspired Little Pot

Super Soak – Trifecta of Bath Salts

There are plenty of reasons why you need to try this mix of bath salts. Not only is it easy to make and use, it smells divine, and has numerous health benefits. Epsom (magnesium sulphate) salts are readily absorbed and help to remove toxins from the body, alleviate tension, headaches, pain and joint inflammation, and…

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DIY Magnesium Oil | The Inspired Little Pot

Magnesium Oil with Lavender & Lemon Essential Oils

Before making this “oil”, there are quite a few things you need to know. Read all of my notes here first. You will save a great deal of money making your own magnesium oil, and reap the rewards of topical magnesium application. Did you know that 80% of us are deficient in magnesium? It is…

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DIY Sugar Soap Scrub Balls | The Inspired Little Pot

Sugar Soap Scrub Balls

This is an easy and inexpensive way to transform regular soap into something cute and fun. It makes the perfect gift and is a great way to get kids involved in creative gift making in the kitchen. The mixture isn’t too hot so they can play around with it and help you press it into moulds. The Reject Shop and other thrifty stores have affordable jars and ribbon, so the whole lot could cost as little as $5. I’d be happy with that as a birthday pressie, wouldn’t you? Enjoy!

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Strawberry & Lime scrub | The Inspired Little Pot

Strawberry & Lime Scrub

If you are currently buying products with a ‘strawberry’ scent, you’re probably getting a toxic chemical cocktail of artificial ‘fragrance’. Strawberry essential oil does not exist. Nor does pineapple, cucumber or lychee, among others. These plants are incapable of making essential oils. So this recipe is my way of getting a lovely mild strawberry scent into…

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