Sharing the Neal’s Yard Remedies love
Have you heard of Neal’s Yard Remedies? Do you know why they are so fabulous? What factors affect your decision to buy a particular brand? Is it price only or is there more to it? Here’s why I love the Neal’s Yard Remedies brand and continue to share the blue bottle love…..
I have been using Neal’s Yard Remedies products myself for nearly 20 years and in 2002 I completed my diploma in clinical aromatherapy at their School of Natural Health. Since 2018 I have been one of their Independent Consultants and sell their products to my clients and offer a variety of workshops.
I love Neal’s Yard Remedies because the products are just incredible and feel and smell amazing but also because –
- They use the highest possible percentage of natural and organic ingredients, free from any unnecessary chemicals such as parabens, as they’re kinder to the earth, and kinder to people. They research plant based products that produce similar and even better results than the top leading beauty brands.
- They have strong ethical principles (they are the world’s first health and beauty brand to be awarded 100/100 for ethics)
- Over 65% of their range is certified organic (the largest of any beauty brand), and were one of the pioneers in bringing organic to the beauty and skincare industry. They just won Best Natural/Organic Brand in the UK beauty Shortlist awards, as well as other awards for their FI Lift Eye Cream, Pillow Spray and the customer favourite Wild Rose Beauty Balm took 5 awards!
- They are an independent family run business.
- They only use natural colours and fragrances , and never any synthetics.
- They are the first Carbon neutral retailer
- They have never tested on animals
They grow most of their ingredients at their eco-factory in Peacemarsh, Dorset and Sheepdrove Organic farm in Berkshire. If they are unable to produce an ingredient in the UK, they source it in a sustainable way, working with local communities within the Fair for Life certification ensuring farmers and producers get a fair deal for their work and a social premium for community projects.
To me, a sustainable source of ingredients is an important factor, as I spent 10 years working in East Africa with NGOs on development projects. I know first hand what a difference ‘Fair for Life’ can make to the lives of the people working to produce and process the ingredient. I’ll talk more about Project Frankincense in another post where Neal’s Yard Remedies is helping to increase the sustainability of Frankincense in Oman where it is currently on the near endangered list.