I use Neal’s Yard Essential Oils in my yoga classes and relaxation sessions, which is one of the many reasons I’m also a Neal’s Yard Remedies Independent Consultant.

To place an order with me, for essential oils or any product from the Neal’s Yard range, please visit my Neal’s Yard Shop page.

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why neal’s yard remedies?

  • Organic, natural ingredients

  • Cruelty Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Fair Trade

  • One-stop-shop for natural body-care

Company ethics and commitment to ecological responsibility and sustainability:

  • A holistic brand – at every level Neal’s Yard try to have only a positive impact on the world, from their factory’s renewable energy sources to the ingredients they grow and source here and abroad

  • Neal’s Yard glass bottles are fully recyclable

  • Neal’s Yard will only use plastic bottles where absolutely necessary and these bottles are made from 100% recycled plastics

  • Neal’s Yard’s gift boxes and product cartons are certified Carbon Balanced with the World Land Trust

  • Neal’s Yard’s products are independently certified by some of the world’s top environmental and ethical schemes, including Soil Association Organic, Ecocert Fair for Life, CarbonNeutral®  and Cruelty Free International

“Every single choice that we make, we are trying to use the power we have as a commercial entity to help shape a better future. That really is our authenticity and that’s why people come back to us year after year.”

Lou Green, Head of Sustainability at Neal’s Yard Remedies

 

it all started when…

Like quite a few NYR Organic Independent Consultants, it all began when I became pregnant. I’d been using Neal’s Yard Remedies for years, starting with their flower remedies and skincare ranges and later, when I started teaching yoga, with their essential oils.
When I became pregnant I really began to take note of all of the products in my life that didn’t align with my passion for natural and holistic wellbeing (and zero waste efforts), particularly products whose ingredients were not good for me or baby – products such as my Dove Deodorant (and its yucky plastic packaging) which kept me fresh for my yoga clients and classes but I was yet to find a natural alternative for.

…Enter Neal’s Yard…
I was introduced to two Neal’s Yard products which reiterated to me just how great the brand’s ranges are (Rose & Geranium Aluminium-free roll-on Deodorant and their infamous Mother’s Balm, given to me very kindly by a yoga client).
As it happened, a few weeks later I attended a local Women’s Meet-up and met an Independent Consultant who told me all about Neal’s Yard Organic Frankincense Essential Oil (I’d been looking everywhere, with no joy, for an Organic Frankincense and it just so happened that Neal’s Yard had just had theirs certified as organic – so recently that it had been written about in their new brochure but was yet to make it onto the product’s labels).
This particular consultant’s passion for the products and the company shone through in the stories she told of how the company operate and all the amazing projects they champion in the organic healthcare space.
…I was sold!

 

Neal’s Yard (from which the brand takes its name),
Covent Garden


Neal’s Yard, in London’s Covent Garden (home to the original Neal’s Yard shop which opened in 1981), is a pretty courtyard location in the heart of the city. It was always one of my favourite places to duck into when I used to work and live in the capital.

Away from Central London’s bustling streets and down what feels like a secret little alleyway, is a sanctuary of calm. Neal’s Yard offered (and still offers!) the perfect place for a girly lunch too, as next door to the Neal’s Yard shop is one of my all-time favourite lunch spots, ‘Plant Based Eatery and Wellbeing Oasis’, the Wild Food Café. The perfect girls lunch combo – yummy plant-based, organic and natural munching followed by some feel-good plant-based, organic and natural health shopping …or treatments!