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5 Simple Steps to Beautiful Summer Feet

There’s something about looking down at my beautifully painted toenails and soft, smooth feet that makes me feel wonderful! Whether I’m wearing simple jandals or pretty sandals, I always feel more confident when my feet look good. Our feet work so hard for us. Did you know that we spend about 80% of our waking…

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Scents of Summer

Scents of Summer

This weekend I walked out into our garden and was overcome with memories of childhood summers that have long since passed. I tried to figure out what the trigger had been. The sun was shining but that wasn’t why. The sky was blue but that wasn’t it. Then I realised that it was the smell…

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Memorial Candles Help Keep the Memory Alight

Memorial Candle

One of the most special items we sell at Little Olive Tree is our memorial candle for honouring the precious people in our lives whom we have lost. Anniversaries, birthdays and family events can bring back the sorrow and grief of the loss. Lighting a candle in memory of them is a practical and meaningful way…

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Doing Less Can Make You More Productive

Doing Less Can Make You More Productive

When I heard this quote from planning and productivity mentor Josephine Brooks, it stopped me in my tracks. Doing less could make me more productive? Everything in me rebelled against this idea – surely being busy all the time and accomplishing more makes me productive? Choose One Thing Some people believe that their long to-do…

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Artisan Soy Candles to Fragrance Your Home

Artisan Soy Candles

Have you ever walked into a room and immediately been captured by a subtle, mysterious fragrance? Candles are one of our favourite ways to add a sense of personality and elegant comfort to our homes, giving them their signature scent memory. Thousands of years ago, candles were a practical necessity to provide light. Beeswax candles…

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The Best Way to Exfoliate Your Skin Naturally

The Best Way to Exfoliate Your Skin Naturally

Spring is a time of awakening and renewal. As we happily welcome sunshine and blue skies back again,  it’s time to come out from hiding under layers of winter clothing!   You want to look good and feel confident when you switch to your spring wardrobe and a simple way to do that is to make sure…

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Celebrating the Special Men in Our Lives

Celebrating the Special Men in Our Lives

We’re a family team here at Little Olive Tree and Gavin is our guy who makes it all work behind-the-scenes with our website. He’s much more than just that though, he is also a very supportive (patient!) husband and a wonderful Dad to our two young girls. With Father’s Day just around the corner, Gavin sat…

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Simple and Natural Care for Dry Winter Skin

Simple and Natural Care for Dry Winter Skin

Do you need a skintervention? We’re in the final month of winter and as I type this, the cold southerly wind is howling outside the window.  I love crackling fires, snuggling under soft blankets and the slower pace of life but the harsh weather can wreak havoc on my skin. Protection from Environmental Stress During…

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What’s my why?

What's my why?

I often get asked why do I do what I do. There are several reasons but my main “why” is my children and family. I am so fortunate to be able to run my own business and spend each day doing something that I am passionate about – creating beautiful, natural products that bring joy…

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Simple Ways to Use Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

I have briefly touched on the wonders of jojoba oil before here on the blog but after reading more about it lately, I just had to share with you all the amazing benefits of this gift from nature. Jojoba oil (pronounced hi-ho-ba) is the liquid extracted from beans of the shrub, which is native to…

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