My family chose to live an alternative, organic way of life when I was very young. They built a mud brick house, lived off the grid, grew crops, made our clothes and built our furniture. It was definitely unconventional but in hindsight the happiest childhood anyone could ask for. When my sister Emma developed eczema in 1997 mum turned to the natural products available. When they didn't work however she announced to us one night that she would develop her own balm to help her. This didn't surprise us. They were makers and she was a nurse and could use her clinical knowledge in formulation.  2 years later, after much reading and trial and error, she succeeded in making a balm using only plants and healing oils that finally helped alleviate Emma's eczema symptoms.

I took this first balm to our local market in country Victoria almost 20 years ago. Despite my hand written signs, this was to be the launching pad for a strong customer demand for chemical free products to remedy their sensitive skin concerns. I listened to the stories people told me about their skin concerns and mum and I developed new products together to help them. I completed a diploma in skin and beauty and before organic was a buzzword, our 'Food For Your Skin' range had a loyal customer base in Australia and internationally who trusted the purity and effectiveness of our products.

Me at the market in 2000 The 1st Balm (c2000) The QLEAN Kitchen 2019
Qlean Beauty Founder 2001
In the lab 2019

We've come a long way since that first market. In 2016, I embarked on a mission with my partner Maire who shares my belief in clean, natural living. We wanted to take our unique and proven formulations to the next level with the inclusion of safe, active ingredients. We sought the highest quality organic ingredients, worked with cosmetic chemists to improve our formulations and expanded our range. After 2 years in development, QLEAN was launched in July 2019. We offer you a new approach to botanical based skin care - Sensitive skin formulations with the power of active ingredients and real results - Clean Beauty That Works!

I hope you enjoy our range!

With Love, Greta Pickering

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