4 Lifestyle Trends to Love in 2020

Clean Living Clean living is about going back to basics and living as naturally as possible. This is not a new trend but it is growing in strength and becoming more mainstream. Just go into any grocery store and look at their shelves of beauty products and see how many claim to be “clean”, “natural” and…

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Are itchy, inflamed mosquito or sandfly bites driving you crazy? Is this hot weather causing your delicate skin to chafe? Do your children always get little cuts and scratches that need a little TLC? Are your cuticles dry and ragged? There is one balm that I always have on hand to help with all of…

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We have pedicures for gorgeous feet and manicures to nourish our hardworking hands. It’s likely you’ve had a least one of those treatments in your life but have you ever heard of a labicure and do you need one? Our lips are as unique as our fingerprints. They allow us to speak, eat, show emotion…

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This is Your Year

The start of a New Year can be a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand, it’s a chance to start again but there can be a lot of pressure that comes with that. It’s as if you only get one chance, and if you’ve already blown your resolution by February, you can feel…

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The Tree

Christmas is a time filled with family traditions and special memories. I have celebrated Christmas in both South Africa and New Zealand, so for me, it’s always a summery time with family. This December we’ve been doing Elf on the Shelf which the girls have enjoyed. On Christmas Eve we usually watch a family movie…

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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

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 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

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

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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