What People Are Saying About Apple & Radish
Diana M Knowles 'The Magic Thread Cardigan'
How lucky am I to have come across Katrina’s handcrafted goodies on instagram. Such beautiful and natural items she makes. I’ve purchased a Bug Repellent Lotion Bar to help with my allergies to mosquitoes. All natural, made with such love and care. My online purchase was easy and packaged like a 💝 gift with a lil treat inside for me. A lovely shopping experience from a lovely lady Katrina 💁🏻♀️thank you and will most certainly spread the word and purchase again!
Ilaria Catizone (Canberra)
Thank you so much for my beautiful apron, it is gorgeous and so well made. Shipped in a flash, with a lovley personal note and little gift as well as compostable packaging. So happy!! This item just oozes love and care
Shannon McKnoulty (Queensland Australia)
Received my order today, so cutely packaged. Everything looks and smells amazing! we are using these as wedding favours, but now I want to keep them for myself!!!
Monika (Tamborine Mountain)
Beautiful shop, beautiful natural products made by beautiful Katrina.
Thank you so much for my beautiful apron, it is gorgeous and so well made. Shipped in a flash, with a lovey personal note and little gift as well as compostable packaging. So happy!! This item just oozes love and care 😍
Welcome! Thank you for stopping by the Apple & Radish store.
Before you go too much further, you should know our products are NOT made for people who:
# Prefer their items soulless and mass produced. Ours are made by hand in small batches with a big heaping of love and soul. You can almost feel a tiny beating heart in every soap!
# Love plastic packaging. The shiny sheen, the sound as it rustles in the bin. Sorry, you won't find any plastic packaging here.
# Think that the environment means the settings on the air-conditioner. They insist on keeping the windows closed in case a bee flies in. (We welcome bees here. In fact we plant flowers just for them. If one accidentally flies in we help it to find its way out again)
(If you said yes to any of the above.....then Apple & Radish may not be the store for you. Unlessss...you're shopping for you're lovely, vegan friend who's into all this eco stuff. You'll find lots of great things she'll LOVE!)
Now that we've cleared that up, I'm sure you fit into this second category.
Our products are made especially for people:
# Who care about nature and the environment and are trying to do your bit to protect our beautiful planet. You hug trees and rescue spiders even though they scare the bejeesuz out of you. (It still counts if you make your husband rescue them while you shout instructions, standing on a chair)
# Who love to use natural soaps. In fact you won't use anything else or your skin becomes very unhappy.
# Who love spoiling your family and friends with thoughtful, handmade gifts they can't get anywhere else. Flouro-lit shopping centres and big box stores are so 2016! Also you are an awesome friend!!
# Who appreciate quality, creativity and beautiful things, regardless of the current trends in fashion. Timelessly stylish all the way. That's what they all say about you.
# Who love to shop small, shop handmade and shop beautiful. Wise and excellent choice my dear! You are one of the special ones. You are making the world a better place with your cash dollars.
# Are kind and playful with a wicked sense of humour. Thank goodness! The world needs more people like you.
# Preferably have a scottish accent. (Not essential but we do love the way you say wee and occhh)
If you belong in the second group, which you obviously do, then we are already friends. Welcome, welcome! Please come in!
About Apple & Radish
Now that we are on the same page, It's time I introduced myself. I'm Katrina MacAllan - soap maker, garden grower and nature lover.
Here at Apple & Radish you'll find beautiful handmade and eco-friendly gifts that are as good for Mother Nature as they are for you.
I know you love beautiful things and you love to spoil your friends and loved ones with special gifts.
But you don't want all the plastic and waste and rubbish that often goes along with mass-production. You want to know that you are not destroying the planet and that you are helping to create a kinder, better world.
I hear you and that is exactly how I feel too! You are sooo in the right place, my dear!
You can have beautiful things that are kind to the planet and good for your body, soul and spirit too!
That's a win-win in my book!
Plus when you choose to shop small, shop local and shop beautiful you are supporting real people building positive businesses and communities and your support makes a BIG difference! You are helping to create a better world!
Here at Apple & Radish you'll find
Luxurious handmade Soaps (palm oil free)
Natural Body Products (made with pure, simple and natural ingredients)
Zero Waste Ideas like Beeswax Wraps, Washable Make-up Remover Rounds and more....to help you reduce waste, especially single use plastics.
Apple & Radish products are made by hand in small batches on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia. I use little to no packaging and definitely no single-use-plastic. Any packaging used is either made from recycled materials, is biodegradeable and/or re-useable.
APPLE & RADISH PRODUCTS ARE:
Made with love and locally sourced ingredients as much as possible.
Zero toxic chemicals
Zero single use plastics
A Little Bit About Me....
I hold qualifications in Biomedical Science and Naturopathy.
I come from a family of creatives. My father is an engineer and inventor, my mother an amazing seamstress, quilter and cook. (My four children are all incredibly creative and artistic too so it must be something in the blood!)
I have always loved to grow herbs, food and flowers and make things from scratch. Ever since I was a child I have been writing, sewing, mixing and making.
I am passionate about all things handmade and homegrown because they soothe the soul and lift the spirits in this fast paced world. They connect us to each other and to the Earth. And they remind us to slow down and savour the simple things.
Simple pleasures, like delightful handmade soap or a deluxe natural lip balm, add sweetness to life and create special moments in your day that make life richer and more meaningful.
I also know Life is sometimes HARD and we all could do with a little (or a lot) more creativity and kindness.
My wish is that everything you buy from Apple & Radish makes you feel a little more inspired, nourished and loved.
Open Tuesday to Friday 10 - 4 at 40 Southport Ave Tamborine Mountain QLD, Australia.
And remember you can shop online anytime!
I'd love to meet you in person, so if you are in the neighbourhood, please pop in for a browse and a chat.
In the mean time, go ahead and select a few special somethings for yourself or someone you care about. We post all over Australia and can arrange international postage too. Send us a message and ask for a postage quote. Or if you have any other questions!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon!
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What People Are Saying
Renee (Capo di Monte, Tamborine Mountain)
So much love in this lovely little shop. Everything is exquisite!
Roschelle Goodman (California, USA)
Your package of lovely’s arrived today! Everything is absolutely perfect. It’s going to be hard to part with all the goodies. Thank you again for your time and effort
Kelly (Victoria, Australia)
So lovely! Beeswax wraps amazing!!! The best I've ever used!