Little Olive Tree is a family company based in Cambridge, NZ and is run by duo Nicola and Gavin. The brand name was inspired by their daughter, Olive, and this family friendly and personal touch is one of the things I really love about this brand. Little Olive Tree offers a range of skin care and home fragrance products, all which are created using only the best natural ingredients. All of the ingredients they use in their products are of benefit to the skin in some way – there are no fillers and certainly no chemicals. They are also eco-friendly and ethically sourced. Little Olive Tree are also really open and honest about their ingredients, and have a brilliant page here that outlines each ingredient, what it’s beneficial for, and what products you’ll find it in.
One of the products that Little Olive Tree are well known for, are their delicious coffee body scrubs. They offer these beautiful scrubs in three scents; Vanilla Latte, Coffee, and Sweet Orange & Coffee. I am a huge fan of the Vanilla Latte scent, as it makes both me and the bathroom smell delicious! These body scrubs are formulated with ground coffee and Himalayan Salt, as well as skin-loving oils like Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Vitamin E Oil. The combination of these natural ingredients, leaves the skin feeling incredibly smooth and soft after using. It’s a lovely way to start (or end) the day, and I like to use this scrub about twice a week for optimum results.
The scrub comes in a re-sealable pouch which makes it perfect for no-mess and no-spills. Before my shower I simply tip a little into a plastic container and take it into the shower with me. This means I’m not getting any water into the pouch which could ultimately ruin the scrub. I’m not going to lie, it is a little messy, but that’s also all part of the fun. I use my hands to rub the scrub onto my skin, but for a more intense exfoliation you could also use a washcloth or a loofah. Once it’s all rubbed in, I simply rinse the scrub off to reveal super smooth and super soft skin. One thing I was a little worried about was what it might do to the shower (as some scrubs can create A LOT of mess). This scrub washes off the shower and down the drain easily, and doesn’t mess up the shower at all.