Tuesday 25th October 2016                 Change text size:

Introducing a Blue & Green friend: Neal’s Yard


Each day we’re introducing one, two or three of our new affiliate friends. If you click through the link in this article, the link is tracked and may generate a small payment to us. Sometimes the payment is per click, per user, per application, per accepted application or any combination of the above. That payment funds us so we can grow and encourage even more readers to live, spend and invest sustainably. Today it’s the turn of Neal’s Yard Remedies.

At Neal’s Yard Remedies, they’re driven by the passionate belief that health and beauty should be more natural, less synthetic. This passion, and their firm belief that it’s down to all of them to protect their precious planet, is at the heart of everything they do.

They like to think of themselves as pioneers. Today awareness and interest in natural remedies, skin and body care are on the increase. But when they opened their first shop in Covent Garden, they were one of the few pushing against the synthetic chemical approach to skin and health care that had been adopted by much of the industry. Their vision was to bring the expertise of the apothecary and their holistic approach to health and beauty to local people and their communities.

Apothecaries had a deep knowledge of herb-based remedies, establishing their own Worshipful Society, way back in 1617. One of the distinctive features of their trade was the blue bottles filled with herbs and potions that lined their shelves. Call them old fashioned but they felt that much of their time-tested knowledge was being lost and the world could do with a strong dose of what they used to offer.

What matters to them are people, their health and their happiness. They’re obsessed with discovering and delivering natural ways to improve health and wellbeing through their outstanding natural and organic skin and body care products. They also believe passionately that their environment is of vital importance, both in its own right and as the source of many of the plants and herbs vital to their wellbeing.

They’re a pretty passionate bunch, especially when it comes to the importance of respect – for people, animals and the environment. They believe it’s a fundamental part of healthy beauty and organic living. Here are just a few of the ways they put their words into action.

People Helping People

Improving people’s lives is really what it’s all about for them. The lives of their customers, the people they work with, their suppliers and their families and communities. They do this through organic farming, trading fairly, and respectful supportive working conditions.

Protecting our Precious Planet

This planet is the only place we can call home, so no wonder they’re passionate about protecting it – for our future, our children’s future, and generations to come.

Caring for Animals

They don’t think any animal should suffer for their beauty. They never test their products on animals, only willing human volunteers, they are endorsed by the leading animal protection organisations, and they support humane societies and scientific research bodies in the UK and US.

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