Neal’s Yard Remedies: Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts

Neal's Yard Covent Garden

Neal’s Yard Covent Garden

When I lived in dear old Blighty there were a few things that captured my heart;  the amazing department store/grocery, Selfridge’s, a little organic Mexican restaurant called Wachaca, Borough Market, a fabulous outdoor market where you can get some of the tastiest oysters around, and an almost hidden, vibrantly colored street with an organic shop called Neal’s Yard Remedies.

So, imagine my joy when a friend of mine, Suzanne Burke, started selling their products stateside! That’s right. Neal’s Yard Remedies, one of the first certified organic beauty producers around, is available in the US for you to order easily online. There’s really something for everyone; from lotions, face washes, moisturizers, and candles to organic make-up and aromatherapy treatments.

Just a few of my favorite things...

Just a few of my favorite things…

As their website explains, “The skin is the body’s largest organ… and it’s been well documented that what you put on your skin ends up in your body (just think of nicotine patches). Over the last 50 years, tens of thousands of new chemicals have been developed, most of which have never been properly tested on humans… Surely it can be no coincidence that over the same time period, the incidences of illness such as eczema, allergies and even cancers have greatly increased.”

So why risk it and why not smell and look amazing in the process by giving the gift of organic beauty this holiday season?

Here are some of my top picks:

Organic Body Gift Set

Ginger & Vanilla Organic Body Collection Gift Set

Ginger and Vanilla Organic Body Collection Gift Set

Pamper with a warming shower and body lotion duo infused with exotic aromatic spices. Golden organic Sri Lankan ginger combines with the velvety sweetness of organic Madagascan Bourbon vanilla. Evoking the sensual, sun-soaked heat of the tropics, the organic aromatic spice blend brings warming comfort — relaxing mind and body for ultimate indulgence.

Contents:
Ginger & Vanilla Shower Gel 200ml
Ginger & Vanilla Body Lotion 100m

Retails: $32.00
Mother & Baby Gift Box

Mother & Baby Gift Box

Mother & Baby Gift Box

This selection of luxurious organic skin balms (I love the Mother’s Balm. It feels grainy, but smells like honey and goes on smooth to soften and nourish like nothing else I’ve tried). Also included: massage oil, baby oil, and bath wash/shampoo. Pure, natural, and safe to use during pregnancy, after pregnancy, and on baby’s delicate skin.

Contents:

  • Baby Balm 15g
  • Mothers Balm 50g
  • Pure Baby Oil 50 ml
  • Mothers Massage Oil 50ml
  • Baby Bath & Shampoo 100ml
  • Mothers Bath Oil 100ml
  • Organic Cotton Flannel

Retails: $80.00

Frankenscene Intense

Frankincense Intense

Frankincense Intense
This rich and intensely moisturizing cream is a clinically proven age-defence for all skin types. Powered by plant stem cells from Gardenia and a peptide complex, it has been shown to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, firm, tone, boost skin’s suppleness and instantly hydrate. It may seem thick for those with oily skin, but I have combination skin and, because the ingredients are so high quality, there were no clogged pores or break-outs. Simply amazing!
Retails: $90.00
These are just a few of my favorite things, but their make-up line is also stellar and their aromatherapy treatments = divine. You can even create your own. Suzanne knows the line inside and out, so feel free to reach out to her for recommendations and to purchase here:
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