About Apple & Radish
How the Apple & Radish Soap Shop Began
I was getting super stressed out by life and the state of the world and I was reacting to chemicals, especially chemical fragrances (artificial fragrances made in a lab and found in most scented products such as washing powder, soap, hair care and cleaners. They can wreak havoc with our health).
It was all taking its toll on my nervous system and skin. Headaches, rashes and a feeling of exhaustion were all symptoms something was out of balance.
Frustrated By False 'Natural' Claims
I wanted quality products that smell nice (I’m not a heathen - I do like to look and smell nice) and are effective but did not harm my body or the environment.
I was frustrated to find even many ‘natural’ seeming soaps and body products still contained chemical fragrances.
Most products also came wrapped in acres of unnecessary plastic and packaging.
Our wellbeing is a reflection of the Earth’s wellbeing. When we are healthier, happier and more content, the Earth feels it too. There had to be a better way.
So, I Made Them Myself
So I started making my own products. All natural, chemical and plastic free of course!
It began with making soap in my kitchen for family and friends. Using pure olive oil, organic coconut and shea butter and then scented with lovely essential oils, I was hooked! As more friends and friends of friends asked to buy what I was making, the idea for Apple & Radish was born.
There is Magic in Handmade That Soothes The Soul
There is something magical in handmade products that speaks directly to the heart, inviting you to open to the beauty around you especially during ordinary moments, such as when washing your hands.
It’s a crazy world out there and I aim to make products that bring solace and comfort to your body, mind and spirit. Using the highest quality natural ingredients and careful formulations (drawing on my experience as a qualified naturopath), I want you to feel wonderful – inside and out.
Good For You and The Planet
Apple & Radish products are made with natural, plant based ingredients. Pure essential oils and skin loving butters are used to make your skin happy. Colours come from natural clays, botanical extracts and mineral micas so there are no artificial colours either.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - And Make it Beautiful
I am passionate about reducing plastic waste. I also offer a selection of products that help you reduce waste such as Washable Makeup Rounds and Shower Caps designed to last.
There are so many creative ways to wrap things up without using plastic. For example my Salt Scrub Bars are wrapped in a reusable beeswax wrap so you can use it again to store your toiletries while travelling and even in the kitchen.
All my products come wrapped in reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging so they are as gentle on the Earth as they are on your body.
I believe we can have beautiful products that smell nice and are effective, without harming our bodies or the planet.
I hope Apple & Radish products soothe your soul and your skin and remind you that you deserve the joy of simple pleasures and beautiful, happy skin.
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.
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)
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.
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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