Why Organic?

Passionate about sustainable, natural & organic products & living

Here at Soul Organic Therapies we are passionate about sustainable, natural and organic products and living. We are so grateful to have found Neal’s Yard Remedies and to continue learning about living life as naturally as possible, limiting the toxins and chemicals yourself, your family and your friends may become exposed to.

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies offer the largest range of certified organic products in the UK, nearly all made here in Britain, as well as herbal remedies, aromatherapy, cosmetics, organic gifts, mother & baby care, supplements, homoeopathy, herbal teas and many, many other health and beauty ranges.

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and an active barrier between our bodies and the environment. It’s well known that what you put on your skin ends up in your body – just think of nicotine patches. That’s why we believe it’s really important to know exactly what’s in the products you use on your skin. Over the last 50 years, tens of thousands of new chemicals have been developed, most of which have never been properly tested on humans. We absorb a huge array of these synthetic chemicals through our food, our toiletries, and our immediate environment, and whilst we may not be able to avoid all of these chemicals, we believe it makes sense to do what we can to minim contact wherever possible.

What’s in our products?

When it comes to ingredients, we pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity and transparency. Neal’s Yard Remedies make our products with the maximum organic, natural and wild ingredients, and carefully select other functional ingredients (detergents, emulsifiers, surfactants etc) with a view to safety, efficacy and biodegradability. Our entire range makes use of high quality organic plant-based ingredients, and we fully disclose the ingredient information with our customers, both online and, where space allows, on the packaging.

What’s not in our products?

We believe that what you leave out of a product can be as important as what you put in. Here’s just a few of the ingredients you won’t find in any of our products, and why.

  • No silicones – they coat skin, and impede its natural function

  • No mineral oils – derived from petroleum, and have a tendency to block the skin

  • No parabens – these are linked to hormonal imbalances

  • No GM ingredients – not enough is known about possible long-term implications

  • No phthalates – it’s reported they have toxic impact on humans and animal life

  • No propylene glycol – derived from petroleum

  • No animal testing – unnecessary and cruel

  • No DEA – associated with known carcinogens

  • No EDTA – (powerful metal chelator), and doesn’t biodegrade readily

  • No acrylates – derived from petroleum

  • No nano – not enough is known about its long term implications

  • No BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment

We Believe in Organic Beauty

This means beauty made with organically grown natural ingredients, with all their beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and without the synthetic chemicals found in other skincare that we believe could do you or the planet harm.

Neal’s Yard Remedies have the world’s largest collection of Soil Association certified, organic health and beauty products

What is organic farming?

Organic farming is based on a holistic approach that respects the power of natural processes. According to EU guidelines, organic farming practices are “designed to minimise the human impact on the environment, while ensuring the agricultural system operates as naturally as possible”.

Organic farming:

  • Rotates crops to build a healthy soil

  • Uses compost, farmyard manure and ‘plough-in’ crops like clover

  • Encourages wildlife to naturally help control pests

  • Ensures the highest animal welfare standards

  • Maintains a diversity of crops to help break cycles of pests and disease

What’s natural, but not organic?

As ‘organic’ refers to a system of farming, and the crops/ingredients produced, it can only cover agricultural produce – which means pure natural ingredients such as water, clay, minerals and salt can’t be called ‘organic’.

Organic to Our Roots

Neal’s Yard Remedies always choose the highest quality, most effective ingredients for their natural health & beauty care. With up to 68% more beneficial antioxidants than their conventional counterparts, organic ingredients are naturally more protective against ageing free radicals. Soil Association certification ensures the maximum organic ingredients are used in a product, and that all organic ingredients are clearly labelled.

Certification also bans ingredients with health or environmental concerns, including GMOs and nano-particles, and of course it’s the best way to avoid hidden agro-chemical residues.