ETHOS

DEAR OLIVE handmade soaps & balms are lovingly crafted at The Mill in Castlemaine, Australia. All ingredients are ethically sourced and palm-oil free.

Here in Central Victoria the summers are hot & dry, the winters cool - perfect for olive growing. I love using local olive oils as the basis for my Dear Olive soaps and balms.

I believe each of us can support the health of the planet by being mindful of the products we buy. When sourcing Dear Olive ingredients, I aim for small-scale local and / or organic products; also Fair Trade. For me, it's important to know the source of all my ingredients - how they are grown and produced.

Dear Olive soaps and balms are made in small batches with abundant care. You can read more about the steps I take to ensure your product is of high quality; also how to best care for your Dear Olive products on my CARE page.  

And packaging? I use tissue and labels both made of recycled paper to wrap Dear Olive soaps. Any string used is Fair Trade. My postal packaging utilises shredded recycled paper and recycled brown paper. 

Thanks for your interest in Dear Olive! Julie Gittus ❤️

P.S. I'm happy to do free front door drop-offs within a 20km radius of Castlemaine if your purchases total $20.00 or more. Just add the code DELIVERME at the final stages of check-out and the postal charges will be removed. I will then contact you to arrange delivery.