The Table Mountain Limited Edition Collection inspired by the new, natural 7th wonder of the world was unveiled at champagne o’ clock on Wednesday evening at Wild Olive in the Cape Quarter.
Show us South Africans Table Mountain or a protea and we’ll go gaga with pride. Combine these elements in a collection of luxury bath & body products and you might be pretty close to getting us toyi-toying, vuvuzelas in hand.
Ok, so there’s no way I’m gonna toyi-toyi in Loubi’s – or ever – for that matter. But I did ohh. Many times. Here’s the glam company I mingled with.
Now for the goodies. The new range features handmade, organic candles, soap, shea body butter and an eye balm in beautifully hand painted porcelain dishes and bowls. A protea design in two styles adorn the exquisite packaging. Chose from a gently aged, almost victorian-like pencil drawing for the feminine in you or the ritzy metallic gold for your diva alter ego. Guess which one I’d chose. Striking black and cream pouches handmade from Merino wool complete the look beautifully.
I lathered on the shea body butter which was infused with Cape May, Cape Snow Bush, African worm wood and Buchu, all natural fynbos indigenous to South Africa. Cool and refreshingly pepperminty.
The botanical candle is made from locally sourced organic oils and waxes, the olive oil soap from cold pressed organic olive oil and other fine oils from around the continent.
The eye balm which, get this, doubles as a lip balm so can actually be used as an all-over face cream, is hand blended using jojoba butter, beeswax, apricot kernel and carrot seed oil. Recessionistas, you’re clearly getting bang for your buck with this double whammy.
In my opinion, this collection has captured the essence of South African botany but you need to visit the stores or shop online for a full Wild Olive experience. I think we’re gonna see a lot more springing up around the country. Happy pampering.
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