We’re a small business located in Cambridge, New Zealand. We spend our days researching & creating a natural beauty range that we’re proudly bringing to the people of this wonderful world. We’re a family-operated team here (meet the team) and we incorporate our own touch of personal meaning into everything we do. You can be sure that everything offered is presented with love, affection, care & pride.
Back in 2009, before Little Olive Tree was even an idea, we experienced a pretty serious melanoma scare. We didn’t realise it at the time, but in many ways this was the catalyst that set in motion what was eventually to become Little Olive Tree. During the roller coaster ride of emotions that followed we came to a pretty simple realisation. It’s so simple that it sounds silly to point out, but here’s the thing – your skin is amazing.
A while later kids were thrown into the mix and the joy of children triggered more eye-opening appreciation of how special life is. This was the turning point for us. After our health scare and the birth of our daughter suddenly the things we put on our skin became really important. This prompted us to seek a more natural way to care for our skin and to move away from mass-produced product. We wanted no more harsh chemicals, no more unneeded additives and no more confusing ingredients labels. We began experimenting & creating our own creams, balms and fragrances, all with the goal of using naturally occurring and simple ingredients.
Fast forward a few years and we’re stoked to be healthy & happy! Now we’re using our knowledge to bring what we’ve learned to the people. We’re focused and committed to giving New Zealand a natural & simple option for body care & home fragrance – all proudly made with love and care in Aotearoa.
So, What’s with the Name?
“Little Olive” is a reference to our daughter, her middle name is ‘Olive’. When she was born we found ourselves in awe of how children grow, learn and how they see such beauty in everything the world offers. To celebrate Olive’s arrival we planted a memorial pōhutukawa tree on the slopes of Mt. Victoria. Our tree is a place of special importance for our family and somewhere we visit often. This of course is how the name “Little Olive Tree” was born. By including our daughter’s middle name and our place of special meaning into our business name we have incorporated full dedication & tenderness to our brand.
Just like Little Olive’s mighty pōhutukawa tree, we hope that our humble business grows widespread branches, puts down deep roots, stands tall & strong against the elements and provides our family with shelter over the course of our lives. Just as we watch Little Olive and her tree grow, we also watch proudly as our brand continues to grow. We dream that you’ll join us on this journey, enjoy and share natural NZ products and take pride in choosing a fun & simple path to living better.
Our mission is to ensure that all products contain ingredients sourced from ethical distributors. Wherever possible, we ensure that products consist of natural ingredients. Making sure that you, our lovely customer, receive products and services of the highest quality is extremely important to us. We strive to provide simple, clear & concise information regarding our products and ingredients. This allows you to make informed decisions regarding the products that you’re inviting into your lives. We understand that you’re an individual, and as such we aim to give you our highest standard of service and personal touch to every order and interaction. We welcome you to be part of our journey of growth, learning and love!