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.
Five easy ways to embrace Organic Living
Many of us are becoming more conscious of our environmental impact, seeking solutions to help combat climate change and protect wildlife, and looking to holistic approaches to support our overall wellbeing. In short, we’re searching for ways to live more sustainably – and at Neal’s Yard Remedies, we believe that getting involved in the organic movement is one of the best ways to tread more gently on the planet. So, we’ve broken down six simple steps to help make choosing organic easy for a safer, healthier and fairer world.
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.
Why choose organic beauty?
The ever-growing list of industry buzzwords – think ‘clean’, ‘green’, ‘eco’ and ‘pure’ – can make navigating the beauty world a minefield. Organic beauty is at the top of that list, but it’s more than just a popular catchphrase – it’s a planet-positive movement taking beauty by storm. As proud pioneers of organic beauty since 1988, we thought we’d decode the term, so you can choose organic confidently, enjoy all its benefits and love it just as much as we do.
FairWild Week: Go Wild for Wild Plants
This week is FairWild week, it’s all about raising awareness of the wild plant ingredients that are in products we consume every day.
Essential oils for a better night’s sleep
There are so many benefits to getting a good night’s sleep. Essential oils are a natural aid, and a great way to help you relax in the evenings and sleep better at night. We’ve put together some of the best essential oils for sleep as well as our top tips for incorporating essential oils into your bedtime routine to help you feel well-rested and ready to tackle the day.