Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event at Neal’s Yard Remedies in Cambridge where I got to learn more about the brand and try out their new products and treatments. I have previously used Neal’s Yard products including the Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist which is perfect for a warm day and also the Bee Lovely Hand Cream which I keep on my desk in the studio.
What I didn’t know is how big the rest of the product ranges are! The small store in Cambridge packs in so many things including skin care, mother and baby ranges, tea and health care products, and even a herbal science counter of super foods. Downstairs houses the treatment room with lots of lovely therapists offering a range of treatments.
I had a relaxing hand and arm massage with the Wild Rose Beauty Balm and to my surprise the therapist said I had one extremely tight forearm! I am not usually a fan of floral scents, but the balm is more subtle than I expected as it is scented with rosehip seed oil. It’s a pretty versatile product as it can be used as a rich cleanser (comes with a muslin cloth), a gentle exfoliant or as a deep nourishing balm for dry skin.
One of the things I really appreciated was that Neal’s Yard Remedies had commissioned British Designer Alice Shields to work on the limited edition packaging which has now become permanent. In addition, all the staff were extremely welcoming and so passionate about the brand and they even took the time to recommend particular products that might help with health issues such as my migraines.
If you’ve read my previous favourites posts, you’ll know I am a fan of ear candling as a cleansing and relaxation method. Especially as I suffer with sinus congestion when I have a migraine. The Organic Ear Candles come in a pack of 3 with a cone to catch any ash. They look a little more comfortable than my usual brand so I am looking forward to trying them out.
I was surprised to see the range of tea and super food supplements on offer so picked up a Peppermint and Elderflower Tea box and some Calming Temple Salve for those days when I need a pick me up. The salve has lavender and eucalyptus which I find soothing during a migraine attack, so this has already been put to use and will be a staple in my medicine bag.
It was nice to be reintroduced to a brand I already enjoyed, to see the rest of the product range and to talk with the lovely staff. I definitely want to try out the delicious coconut oil and raw cacao truffles we tested on the day. They were so simple to make and really hit the chocolate cravings. A big thanks to the Neal’s Yard Remedies team for inviting me along, it was the perfect way to spend a lunch break!
Are you a fan of any Neal’s Yard products? I hope you enjoyed this post today – something a little bit different to usual!