During March I’ll be posting my thoughts on “Being Industrious.” I look forward to sharing some general wisdom (from myself and others) about working hard and doing our best as women (and men, of course), as well as some specific ideas for providing for your family financially – both by saving and making money.
Later this week I’ll give you a general overview of the ways I make money (and how much money), but today I’d like to start this series out with something that will be of general interest to regular Wellness Wednesday readers – an introduction to a great natural skin care company – NYR Organic.
I’ll admit that it wasn’t the “organic” in the title that first attracted me to this company. You’d think so, with me being a natural-minded blogger and all that, but no. It was the beautiful photo I just posted above. I’m a visual person. That blue is so spectacular, isn’t it? NYR signature blue is on all of the bottles, too! And… I admit… I’m a tiny bit of an anglophile. In fact, I remembered seeing this cute little shop in London while visiting with my then-boyfriend-now-husband during his year abroad studying at Oxford.
Neals’ Yard began as a brick-and-mortar shop in London in 1981! The founder, Romy Fraser, used reclaimed materials (discarded wood and marble from other buildings, old candy jars) to furnish her flagship shop in Covent Garden, and offered ethical and sustainable herbs and natural remedies. NYR has since become known for the largest range of organic health and beauty products in the UK!
NYR Organic products are now available in the US via direct sales from Independent Consultants!! While this branch of the company is relatively new, it is already to polished and well organized thanks to the 30 year history it draws on! I’m thrilled to be a new part of NYR as an Independent Consultant.
Now let me explain why I went from admiring the beautiful NYR building and bottles – to actually making a purchase – to joining the company!
I interacted with a couple of NYR consultants working vendor shows with Lilla Rose. These consultants eventually became friends and gave me samples (yay! I’m happy to do the same – seriously email me if you want a sample!). I was impressed by the samples. But more impressed by what I read in the marketing materials about the ingredients!
I love that NYR is committed to organic and naturally grown ingredients. They chose the Soil Association to certify their organic ingredients so that they are guaranteed to actually be organic. They care deeply about their impact on the environment and use recycled paper for their marketing materials, 100% post consumer recyclate for their blue plastic bottles, and they were the first main street retailer in the UK to be awarded the CarbonNeutral mark.
NYR grows many of their herbal ingredients on their own land in the UK. When they outsource, they use Fair Trade ingredients and have long-established relationships with many of their suppliers. I’ve written before about how important it is to me that my purchases benefit the people who worked to make them possible.
In addition to caring about the people they employ and the environment as a whole, NYR also works to protect our animal friends by ensuring that every product is free from animal testing and vegetarian. Many NYR skin care items are are vegan – ask me!
I also love the “Bee Lovely” campaign that NYR has created with some profits from certain items going to efforts to save the bee population. You can read more and sign the petition here.
I have looked to the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database for safe cosmetics for almost a decade! So I’m thrilled to learn that NYR has been awarded “Champion Status” by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics!
NYR products will never contain:
Genetically Modified Organisms
And I’m probably missing some! Love it! Instead you’ll find lovely healthy ingredients like essential oils. The NYR motto is “If in doubt, we leave it out.” :) Watch the video below for more information on all of the above!
One of the great things about working vendor shows or having friends who own businesses is swapping! I’ll give you a flexi clip for some eyeshadow! How about a hair band for an essential oil roll on? Love it! And as I started increasing my NYR stash I realized that this company makes super-high-quality products!
Now that I’ve been using NYR for a year, it seemed foolish to continue “just” buying instead of sharing! I know so many of you readers who strive to use only natural/organic items on your body (our skin is our largest organ, after all!), and I KNOW you’ll love NYR when you get a chance to try it! So, I took the plunge and signed up as a consultant. I even video-recorded myself unboxing my enrollment kit!!
So tell me, have you heard of Neals Yard Remedies? Used any NYR product? March is a great month to consider making a purchase – or even becoming a consultant!
You can also save 15% on our collections as well as this wonderful Bee Lovely deal…
And yes, this is a super long post but I haven’t forgotten what day it is!! Wellness Wednesday is your regular opportunity to link your health and wellness posts here and at Nourishing Treasures and Richly Rooted.
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