Our Wellbeing Blog

Botanicals, Unearthed: Frankincense
Traditionally used to aid a sense of peace and focus during meditation and prayer and treasured for the calming aroma it emits when burned, its perks don’t stop there; the myriad benefits it brings to skincare are the reason for its growing status as a wonder ingredient.
Our organic evolution: 2010s – today
When we opened our doors in 1981, we joined a group of forward-thinking businesses based in a quiet corner of London’s Covent Garden called Neal’s Yard. We all shared a similar vision, pioneering values of sustainability, natural ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, value, equality, community and upcycling. These beliefs are etched into our brand’s ethos and have been adopted by many others over the years.
Our organic evolution: 1980s – 2000s
When we opened our doors in 1981, we joined a group of forward-thinking businesses based in a quiet corner of London’s Covent Garden called Neal’s Yard. We all shared a similar vision, pioneering values of sustainability, natural ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, value, equality, community and upcycling. These beliefs are etched into our brand’s ethos and have been adopted by many others over the years.
Herbs we love: Marshmallow
We’re mad about marshmallow. No, not the pillowy sweets; we’re in love with Althea Officinalis, the perennial, hardy, herbaceous marshmallow plant that we grow at our eco factory gardens in Peacemarsh and use in some of our favourite products.
Organic Herbs We Love: Calendula
A member of the daisy family, calendula (also known as marigold) is a fast-growing annual or biennial plant with an aromatic scent and vivid orange flower heads. It’s the star ingredient in our heritage Calendula collection and a staple used in over half of our wider product range.
From the potting shed
We all see the face of a brand, creating what we want people to see, but what creates the heart, soul or the spirit of a brand?
Faces of Neal’s Yard Remedies: Lisa Shelley
We’re proud of our Neal’s Yard Remedies community, and in this interview series we’d like to introduce some of the faces behind our business. You’ll learn more about each person, their role within our business, and their beauty must-haves. This week, we’re speaking to Lisa Shelley, CEO of Neal’s Yard Remedies Canada.
Simple Steps to Sustainability
Since Neal’s Yard Remedies was founded in 1981, we’ve been passionate about sustainability. We were seen as alternative and niche in the early days because we wanted to do things more ethically and naturally. But we were one of a small group of companies and individuals that wanted to change the world.
What Makes Neal's Yard Remedies Unique?
We take a holistic approach to health and beauty, fusing the apothecary’s ancient expertise with natural, organic ingredients and cutting-edge innovation. But that's not all that makes us unique. Read on to find out more.