Stress, an unhealthy diet and lack of sleep all show up on our skin. Dryness, breakouts, and redness are ways that our skin communicates with us to let us know that something needs to change. In much the same way, the way we feel in our skin is a result of the thoughts and beliefs we have…

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It’s time to celebrate the humble Tealight Soy Candle. Affordable, versatile and fun – this often overlooked little candle is having its moment to shine as we share some creative ideas of how to use them in your home. Someone send help before I get lost in Pinterest forever! There are so many wonderful ideas but here…

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We love spending time in nature as a family and have been slowly working our way through some activities in the Outdoor Kid Guidebook. When we go walking, I’m always sure to have some products ready to help as part of our tramping care kit. Just before COVID19 lockdown earlier this year we walked through Karangahake…

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Our Simple Approach to Sustainability

Most of our loyal customers have found us after searching for natural skin and home fragrance products that actually work AND don’t impact our environment.  Our mission to create a range of eco-friendly, natural products that make your life better is threaded through everything we do. We care about you and we care about our…

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Scented Candles or Reed Diffusers

There’s something magical about the power of fragrance and its ability to change our emotions – to uplift and invigorate or calm and soothe.   I know that our customers feel the same way because two of our most popular products are our reed diffuser sets and our range of scented candles.   Should I Use a…

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In my opinion, beauty is definitely more than skin deep. Some of the most beautiful women I know are over 70 years old – their laughter lines and delicate papery skin tell the story of a life well-lived, and strength and wisdom that can only be attained over time. Growing older is a privilege.  We…

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Little Olive Tree Debs STOKEDNZ

Body Butter + Towelies = ♥️ Introducing Debs from STOKEDNZ, a fellow NZ small business owner and real-life friend of mine 🙌 Debs designs and sells a range of beautiful, soft 100% Turkish Cotton towellies, robes and homewares. She is also a loyal fan of our Body Butter! I recently caught up with Debs and…

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There is a faint but unmistakable fragrance in the air when you visit the top of One World Trade Centre in New York.  The distinctive scent, which was commissioned by the centre,  is a blend of the fragrances of trees native to New York State, with citrus undertones. It is diffused through air vents in…

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Why Buying NZ Made Products Matters More Now Than Ever Before

When I first started writing this blog post, words like “COVID19”, “lockdown” and “social distancing” weren’t a part of our everyday language yet. The world is a totally different place since I typed those first words and I was blissfully unaware of how significant this topic would become. Why do local businesses matter? According to…

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Do You Know What Soy Melts Are and How to Use Them

We love to use candles and reed diffusers to make our homes smell fresh and inviting. Another simple and safe way to fill your home with fragrance is with Soy Melts. What is a Soy Melt? A Soy Melt is a block of solid natural soy wax infused with fragrance and essential oils. When placed…

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