The Perfect Gift

Every year I plan to do my gift shopping early to avoid the last-minute shopping mall madness. And most years, there I am – the week before Christmas rushing around, stressed and not very full of the joy of the season! If you’re anything like me, you will be ecstatic to know that I have…

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A Spa Day at Home

A Spa Day at Home Little Olive Tree NZ

So many women put themselves last on their To-Do lists, if they are even on the list to begin with! Today I am inviting you to set some time aside for YOU! To take care of yourself so that you are invigorated, and looking and feeling gorgeous for the upcoming summer season. The good news…

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Springtime in the Garden

Springtime in the Garden

There is an old Chinese proverb that says “She who plants a garden, plants happiness” and I have to say, I totally agree! This year during lock down, our homes have become our sanctuaries away from the craziness of the world and a beautiful garden is a haven. Winter is over and longer, warmer days are…

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At Home With Me

Why Buying NZ Made Products Matters More Now Than Ever Before

Customers often ask me what my favourite Little Olive Tree products are, so I thought it was time to give you a glimpse of how we use our products at home! A Fragrance for Every Room I LOVE beautiful fragrances and you will definitely notice that in our house! What I particularly love about all…

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Do You Feel Comfortable in Your Own Skin

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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Our Tramping Care Kit

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

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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The Life of Your Skin

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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A Conversation With Debs From STOKEDNZ

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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It’s Time to Choose Your Winter Fragrances

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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