Who are we?

We are a family run business operating out of a small country town called Bacchus Marsh in the West of Victoria. I have a family of 5 including 3 beautiful little girls and one particularly proud dad. I have been a qualified division one nurse for over 10 years, working predominantly in paediatric care. Since becoming a mum I have developed a special interest in the Toxic Free lifestyle. Toxins are found in so many things, many of which we consider harmless. The skin is the largest organ in the human body so it is so essential that we are just as careful as to what we put on our body as what we put in it. Chemicals aren't just in the foods we eat but in lots of the products that we use and take for granted every single day. Some examples include: cosmetics, deodorants, body washes, shampoos, conditioners, nail polishes, plastics and clothes.

I developed Apple and Rhubarb because I am passionate about sharing information about products which are non-toxic and ethically sourced, with as many people as possible. My goal is to simplify the way we live our daily lives and reduce the amount of chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. Many manufacturing companies don't consider consumer’s health or wellbeing when they produce their products. They are looking at the profit margins, which can drive them to produce inferior quality products that could be putting your and your family’s health at risk.

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “I wonder what’s in that?” But never had the time to investigate or resources to find out. Well, lets take a closer look, consider your morning routine; have a shower and use the body wash or soap we bought at the supermarket, wash our hair with commercial shampoo and conditioner and then jump out of the shower and spray on the deodorant, spread on some daily moisturiser, then perhaps apply the usual make-up which has worked so well for you for many years. Up until this point you could have at least 100 chemicals, many of which are toxic. Use this site as a way to navigate the often hidden ingredients within your everyday routine and start your toxic free journey here.

We at appleandrhubarb.com.au want to be able to make it easier for people to reduce the toxins in their lives, so we have put together a collection of products that will hopefully help you to begin your journey into a no or low toxin lifestyle. The products that we stock are just like the commercial products but without all the nasty chemicals that are often found in them. We will be expanding our product inventory all the time and encourage your input as to the products that you would like included in our range. Click the link below to sign up for my free newsletter with no obligation to purchase anything. I also have an online store linked to this site which you’re welcome to browse through and find some safe and wonderful products. 

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