Kloovenburg

The olives of Kloovenburg

Kloovenburg's serene groves of grey-green olive trees, covering 30 hectares, produce many tons of fruit per season. The residents 'olive farmer', Pieter's wife Annalene, has turned this rich harvest into a thriving industry with an ever-expending, innovative range.

Drawing on the traditions of Mediterranean countries, she is expanding the non-culinary uses of olive oil into the area of beauty products. These items, together with novel fragranced 'play dough', are on sale at the farm, most outlets that supply Kloovenburg wines and selected delicatessens.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Discover the positive attributes of extra virgin olive oil - fruitiness, pungency and bitterness in this superb vintage. A completely natural oil - hand-picked, pressed and bottled on the Kloovenburg estate. High in natural anti-oxidants and cholesterol and sodium free.

Available in a 250ml, 500ml and a 5L bottle.

Awarded the best certified quality olive oil in the world.

Black Olives with Country Herbs

Mission olives, preserved according to an old Cape method using herbs and garlic, are available in 425g jars.

Green Olives with Country Herbs

Manzanilla olives picked green, as well as versatile green Mission variety, are preserved in 425g jars.

Traditional Tapenade

This delectable product based on olives (somewhere between a paté and a pesto), is sometimes called “poor man's caviar”.

Dipping Oil

Chilli & Garlic, Oreganum, Basil & Black Pepper and Lemon Oil
Serving Suggestion: A dip for fresh bread. Drizzle over salads, baked potatoes, pasta.

Olive Jam

Something between savoury and sweet. A stunning accompaniment to a cheese platter.

Black Olives in Blackberry Dressing

Mission olives marinated in a blackberry salad dressing with fresh thyme.

Pitted, Sundried Olives

Sundried olives with Rosemary.

Vegetarian Tapenade

Olives, sundried tomatoes and basil.

Lotions and moisturisers.

Olive Oil Hand Cream, 50g

Kloovenburg’s Olive Oil Hand Cream is creator Annelene du Toit’s answer to a long search for a quickly-absorbed, non-greasy product. With 30% olive oil, its therapeutic benefits are potent, but at the same time it’s light and highly absorbent, rubbing in quickly without leaving a greasy residue. It’s lightly scented with top-quality lavender essential oil, so will not clash with perfume or any other body scent.

‘The olive tree is the richest gift of heaven.’ - Thomas Jefferson

Olive Oil Lip Balm, 12ml

Good things come in small packages, and this elegant little pot of Olive Oil Lip Balm, with added beeswax and cocoa butter, is creator Annalene du Toit’s response to a need for an all-natural, anti-allergenic product. Her allergy to nuts drove her to find an alternative to the widely available nut-oil-based lip balms, and this light-golden coloured gem with its soft texture is what every woman (and man) needs tucked away in a handy pocket somewhere.

‘Eat olive oil and anoint yourself with it, for it is from a blessed tree.’ – Ibn al-Qayyim

Olive Oil Body Lotion, 200ml

For an after-shower treat that is light and nourishing on the skin, Kloovenburg’s Olive Oil Body Lotion can’t be beaten. Mixed to a lighter recipe than the richer Olive Oil Body Butter, the quickly-absorbed Body Lotion is subtly scented with the clean notes of vanilla, leaving your skin feeling fresh and supple. In its strong but elegant black packaging, this sturdy tube will be as comfortable in your handbag as on your dresser.

‘Angels with long braids and hearts of olive oil…’ – Federico Garcia Lorca

Olive Oil Heel Balm, 50g

In the cold South African winter, cracked heels become a problem. Kloovenburg’s Olive Oil Heel Balm is the answer. Mixed as naturally as possible, with only food-grade preservatives used, it’s a soothing combination of moisturising and healing ingredients that will keep your heels soft and supple. To get the best results, creator Annalene du Toit recommends using it in conjunction with the Olive Oil Foot Scrub.

‘The olive and its oil, like no other products of nature, have shaped civilisations from remotest antiquity to the present.’ – Lawrence Durrell

Olive Oil Body Butter, 250ml

A firm favourite in Kloovenburg’s Olive Oil luxury body range, the Olive Oil Body Butter in its generous pot is a highly absorbent, lightly scented treat. Extra-virgin olive oil makes up fully a third of the ingredients, and it’s enriched with shea butter to ensure a therapeutic beauty treatment that will nourish your skin without leaving any sticky residue. Its subtle scent won’t clash with your favourite perfume.

‘Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive.’ - Pliny

Scrubs

Olive Oil Shower Scrub, 200ml

The cleansing and healing properties of olive oil and peppermint oil combine with the exfoliating properties of apricot kernels in Kloovenburg’s Olive Oil Shower Scrub. A perfect gift for the man in your life, its strong but elegant black-and-gold packaging means it can be toted between home, office and gym, but will also look beautiful in your bathroom.

‘When an elephant is injured … it eats olive oil …and is once again strong.’ - Aelianus

Olive Oil Foot Scrub, 50g

To keep feet soft and supple, creator of the Kloovenburg Olive Oil luxury body range Annalene du Toit recommends using the Olive Oil Foot Scrub in conjunction with the Olive Oil Heel Balm. Annalene tried and tested various grades of apricot kernel until she hit on just the right one, and the result is an exfoliant that is kind to your skin. The added healing and cleansing properties of olive oil and peppermint oil will leave you with healthy, happy feet.

‘Everyone should plant an olive tree’ – Annelene du Toit

Washes and shower gels

Olive Leaf Extract Hand Wash, 500ml

The inspiration for Kloovenburg’s Olive Leaf Extract Hand Wash came from wine-maker Pieter du Toit, husband of olive-oil doyenne Annalene. The naturally antiseptic properties of nature’s own antibiotic, olive leaf extract, result in a hand wash that is both hard on grime and soft on the skin, cleansing and at the same time restoring damaged skin cells. Its light golden colour and sturdy pump-action container combine beauty with the hardiness of packaging that can be used time and again.

‘The olive … peace with its leaves and joy with its golden oil.’ – Aldous Huxley

Olive Leaf Extract Shower Gel, 200ml

The natural antiseptic properties of olive leaf extract – nature’s own antibiotic – come to the fore in Kloovenburg’s Olive Leaf Extract Shower Gel, a light but highly effective body cleanser for use in the shower or bath. With its subtle scent and soft lather, this refreshing gel is a gentler alternative to the Olive Oil Shower Scrub. Its strong but elegant black-and-gold packaging means it can be toted between home, office and gym, but will also look beautiful in your bathroom.

‘The olive… a taste as old as cold water.’ – Aldous Huxley

Soaps

Olive Oil Soaps

Available in Geranium and Lavender, these handmade, all-natural, biodegradable soaps come in packaging so beautiful that it’s almost a shame not to give them as a gift. An inspired blend of extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax, the soaps provide a creamy lather that cleanses without leaving the skin feeling dry or tight. The essential oils that give each soap its distinctive scent are added at the end of the process.

‘The olive tree is the richest gift of heaven.’ - Thomas Jefferson

Oils and treatments

Olive Oil Nail Treatment, 10ml

The healing properties of extra-virgin olive oil come into their own in this tiny gem with its dropper-top. Dripped onto the nailbed and massaged in, Kloovenburg’s Olive Oil Nail Treatment promotes healthy, strong nail growth. Essential oils complement the restorative properties of the finest-grade olive oil, and the dark glass bottle preserves these precious qualities. This is the treatment to ensure nails that won’t chip or crack and for cuticles that are well nourished and supple.

‘Eat olive oil and anoint yourself with it, for it is from a blessed tree.’ – Ibn al-Qayyim

Olive Oil Relaxing Massage Oil, 100ml

It was on a trip to Grasse, the centre of France’s perfume industry, that creator of the Kloovenburg Olive Oil luxury body range Annalene du Toit got the idea for her massage oil range. Inspired by the creative uses of oil there, and mindful of her own allergy to nut oils, she developed her own olive-oil based range, finished off with essential oils specifically designed to evoke different responses. This one, in its handy dropper-topped dark-glass bottle (to preserve the naturally restorative qualities of the oils), eases tense, tired muscles and induces a warm, relaxing glow.

‘Angels with long braids and hearts of olive oil…’ – Federico Garcia Lorca

Olive Oil Scalp Treatment, 100ml

International model Naomi Campbell was the inspiration for Kloovenburg’s Olive Oil Scalp Treatment – one of this supermodel’s beauty secrets is that she massages her head and hair once a month with olive oil. Annalene du Toit took this a step further for her Olive Oil Scalp Treatment, adding lavender essential oil for both its healing and antiseptic properties and its soothing, subtle scent. The dark glass bottle preserves the restorative qualities of the oils. Use weekly, preferably overnight, for the best results.

‘Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive.’ - Pliny

Olive Oil Hypnotic Bath Oil, 100ml

At the end of a stressful day, nothing soothes and relaxes like Kloovenburg’s Olive Oil Hypnotic Bath Oil. Just 20 drops in a warm bath and 20 minutes of quiet time will leave you feeling ready for a good night’s sleep. The essential oils lend antispasmodic properties, while the natural healing qualities of olive oil go to work on damaged skin. It’s packaged in protective dark glass to preserve the naturally restorative properties of the oils.

‘When an elephant is injured … it eats olive oil …and is once again strong.’ - Aelianus

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