NYR Organic Review | Neal’s Yard Remedies: Non-toxic, Clean Beauty
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NYR Organic review (Neal’s Yard Remedies) of non-toxic, clean, skincare products and essential oils.
NYR ORGANIC REVIEW
If you’ve been around my site for a hot second, you know I’m passionate about clean products. I think it is so important to use high-quality, non-toxic products for your entire body.
I love making my own products to ensure they are high quality, good-for-you ingredients, but I also support a number of brands who share my passion for clean beauty.
NYR Organic (or Neal’s Yard Remedies) ticks off all the boxes for me and is one of those companies I buy from with no hesitation.
We believe beauty comes from within; natural remedies and total wellbeing are central to who we are.
I recently signed up as an independent consultant for NYR Organic, and have begun using many of their products throughout my home.
I don’t hear much about NYR in the US from big clean beauty bloggers, and I’m quite frankly surprised. Neal’s Yard Remedies is one of the cleanest brands for skincare, body care, hair care, baby products AND essential oils I have come across.
I’m going to lay it all out for you in this review: why I chose this company, what I think of their products and what it means be an ‘Independent Consultant’ for NYR.
NON TOXIC INGREDIENTS
This is a big one for me, and I’ve done my research on toxic ingredients in skincare products.
I have been so pleased to find that NYR Organic meets my high standards for ingredients used in skincare and body care products.
They have a big list of ingredients they ban from their products, including:
- MEA/DEA derivatives
- Genetically Modified ingredients
- Synthetic fragrances
- Mineral oil
Find out more about NYR’s ingredient policies here.
There is lots of confusion on organic ingredients in skincare and if it is really important. The short answer is YES, organic matters.
There are new studies that show plants grown organically have a different nutritional makeup than conventionally grown plants. Organic crops have a higher percentage of antioxidants, lower amount of heavy metals and significantly less pesticide residue.
Read more about organic vs non-organic practices here and why it matters.
Related: How to Eat Organic on ANY Budget
Neal’s Yard Remedies uses organic ingredients whenever possible in all of their products. Any ingredient that is not organic will always be fair-trade and GMO free, since that is part of their company standards.
Speaking of GMOs, let’s talk about that a little more, shall we?
GMOs are plants that have been altered to be pesticide resistant, and there are studies indicating how dangerous these crops are for our bodies.
GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are plaguing our food supply and often make their way into body products as well.
I avoid GMOs in every part of my life, and that includes my skincare and body products. NYR Organic is one of the few companies I have seen who actually promotes that they are GMO free, and I couldn’t love this more!
TIP: GMOs are forbidden in organic products, so if you always buy organic, you will also be buying GMO free.
Did you know that frankincense is endangered because it is typically harvested in an unsustainable way?
The trees frankincense resin is harvested from, called Boswellia sacra trees, are often killed in the harvesting process, and this amazing ancient remedy is becoming more difficult to find.
NYR Organic started the Frankincense Project to help preserve and protect these sacred trees. The frankincense they use in all of their frankincense products is some of the only sustainably harvested frankincense in the world.
This is just one example of their sustainability efforts. Read lots more here.
RECYCLED AND RECYCLABLE PACKAGING
Neal’s Yard Remedies uses cobalt blue glass whenever possible for their products. The bottles are beautiful and can be reused for lots of various things, or easily recycled.
TIP: I love to reuse my NYR glass containers for my DIY recipes!
They only use plastic when glass could be unsafe (like in the shower) or weight makes it not realistic. The plastic they use is 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and they are committed to using 100% recycled plastic by 2025.
They have also banned plastic microbeads that are often used in personal care products as an exfoliant since those usually wind up as ocean pollutants.
Read more about their sustainable packaging efforts here.
NYR Organic is a truly ethical company that looks out for our earth and all of it’s inhabitants.
They are transparent about ingredients and their practices, never test on animals, work with fair-trade suppliers for many of their ingredients and have a plethora of certifications to show for it.
NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT REVIEW
As I mentioned before, I signed up to be an independent consultant for NYR Organic because I truly align with their company values and really love their products.
I have not been interested in joining a network sales type of organization before, but this one was the right fit for me.
There are low sales requirements to stay as a consultant and no minimum purchase requirements for me. I have the option of doing parties in person or online if I choose, but I do not have to.
It is very flexible, and the new consultant kit is a STEAL of a deal.
It seems like there is a lot of opportunity in the US for NYR Organic to grow, since it is not well known here. With the current focus on clean beauty in the beauty industry, non-toxic products are going mainstream!
There is plenty of support and training available for NYR consultants, and it really is an opportunity you can make as big as you want!
That’s my full review of NYR Organics. Have you used any of their products? What did you think? What do you want to try? I’d love to hear from you!