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The Inspired Little Blog

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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...

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DIY Recipe Hints, Tips & Important Info

Whether DIY is new to you, or you consider yourself an old pro, I have no doubt that you'll find this information useful. Please take the time to read it thoroughly.   Substituting Ingredients Sometimes you will want to use an ingredient different to one I’ve...

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Preservatives, Shelf Life & Safety Information

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 intention is not to provide you with scientific formulations for products that...

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The journey and the faces behind The Inspired Little Pot!!

My story... The Inspired Little Pot started out as me and a desk in my home office, back in October 2014. And it remained just me for a few years before I worked out that I would lose my sanity if I didn't get some help. So I did! I'd love to tell you more about my...

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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...

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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,...

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DIY Shampoo. Why I don’t really do it…

“Do you have a shampoo recipe?” This is a question I get asked a lot. 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…...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Transitioning to natural deodorant – my 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...

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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...

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5 tips to help you become a label detective

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...

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My list of questionable ingredients to learn and avoid

This is a list of the main ingredients I believe should be avoided. It is by no means a comprehensive list. What it is though, is a great starting point - a list of names to add to your 'chemical awareness catalogue'. Become familiar with them, memorise them, make a...

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