Author: Jade John

May 30, 2016 Jade John No comments exist

Single use plastics are damaging our environment in more ways than one. Refusing or reducing the use of these plastics is essential to the ongoing sustainability of our environment. There is so much unnecessary waste that we dispose of on a daily basis and a majority of it is plastics. Plastics contain petrochemicals along with other chemicals…

May 3, 2016 Jade John No comments exist

Apple and Rhubarb is a small family run business operating out of a small country town called Bacchus Marsh in the West of Melbourne. My name is Jade and We are a family of 5 including 3 beautiful little girls and one particularly proud dad. I have been a qualified division one nurse for over…

March 9, 2016 Jade John No comments exist

For the last 9 months, I have been developing and perfecting a toxic free deodorant paste from Apple and Rhubarb. I have used quality ingredients to produce an effective product without the use of nasty chemicals while maintaining the benefits of smell free pits all day long. Simply, the deodorant that I have developed is called Apple and Rhubarb Deodorant…

October 29, 2015 Jade John No comments exist

Shopping for organic produce can be a daunting task. If shopping in a supermarket, fruit and vegetable store or for cosmetics in a department store, there are shelves and shelves of non-organic products and a tiny little area for the organic ones.  They are usually more expensive than the non-organic produce and are only a limited…

October 18, 2015 Jade John No comments exist

Synonyms from the Oxford dictionary for the word TOXIC: poisonous, venomous, virulent, noxious, dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, malignant, injurious, pestilential, pernicious, environmentally unfriendly, fatal, deadly, lethal, mortal, death-dealing. Avoiding toxic products is all that I think about nowadays and the more and more research I do into the products we expose ourselves to the more I strive to find alternatives…

October 8, 2015 Jade John No comments exist

This blog looks at Parabens and their link to breast cancer. As you may be aware cancer is on the rise and the reason for many is unclear. I am sure that there are many, many causes but I believe one thing is clear. Toxic chemicals have a huge part to play in the increase…

September 12, 2015 Jade John No comments exist

Phthalates is known as ‘plasticisers’ – used in the production of plastics to help make them soft and pliable. Not only are they used in plastic products like children’s plastic toys or plastic garden furniture but they are also used in; * cosmetics * perfumes * shampoos & conditioners * moisturisers * hair sprays/ gels…

May 24, 2015 Jade John No comments exist

Hormone disruptors can be avoided. I will just start off by saying that all these chemicals just scare me. There are so many products that we consume, inhale, apply and wear that contain so many things we just shouldn’t have near ours or our families bodies. As you know I began my journey into chemicals,…

May 10, 2015 Jade John No comments exist

Welcome and Thank you for being a part of our journey to improve our health and that of our families with the development of a lox-toxin lifestyle. It can be a very daunting task to take the first step on a new journey but we at www.appleandrhubarb.com.au will be there to help you along the way. Throughout this journey…