Neal’s Yard Remedies opened their doors on 4th December, 1981 in Neal’s Yard, a once forgotten corner of Covent Garden, in the heart of central London, England. Their passionate belief that beauty should be natural, not synthetic, has been at the heart of their business since they started, over 30 years ago.
Neal’s Yard Remedies believes in nature, honesty and transparency, and your right to know what goes into the products you buy.
Neal’s Yard remedies vision was to bring the expertise of the apothecary and our holistic approach to health and beauty to people and communities.
Neal’s Yard Remedies has a massive product portfolio and very impressive company policy. The company has been already many years carbon-dioxide neutral and now their goal is to actually produce more energy at their factory than they need. Neal’s Yard Remedies prides them self on honesty, integrity and transparency. Somthing about this tells for example the 'Champion Status' by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics that they were awarded with. Neal’s Yard Remedies received the award for their long commitment to organics, and for helping to show that making safer products and fully disclosing ingredients can be good for all.
Neal’s Yard Remedies emphasizes on using organic ingredients because they believe organic ingredients are better for you because they contain the highest levels of beneficial vitamins, minerals and nutrients. They’re also free from contamination by toxic pesticides and chemical fertilisers, better for you, the farmers, their families and communities.
The lovely blue packaging for the products is produced in a environmentally friendly way with 100% recycled materials. The blue color is not there just for being beautiful, it also serves the purpose of protecting the products from light. This way there is less preservatives needed in the actual products. Many times companies think should they use plastic or glass in their products. It is true that plastic can cause harm to nature when not used right. Something to think about from Neal’s Yard Remedies is an interesting fact though: “Our 200ml hair care packaging changed from glass to a 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic bottle in 2009 – saving an incredible 90% in packaging weight and 225g (52%) CO2 per bottle.” So things are not always that simple.