Neal's Yard Remedies Blog

  • Are Your Candles Hiding a (Toxic) Secret?

    For many of us candles are the ultimate statement of holistic living. They add light and beauty and sense of ritual to almost any occasion, especially as we get closer to the holidays. For these reasons it’s hard to imagine that there could be anything inherently unhealthy about burning candles and yet mounting evidence suggests that their bright beauty can sometimes hide several toxic secrets. As the candle burns, it releases largely invisible but dirty soot containing microscopic particles light enough to remain suspended on the air for a long time, and small enough to be easily absorbed into the body once...

  • A Neal's Yard Remedies Special Announcement

      I am writing today to announce a recent change at Neal’s Yard Remedies.   After much consideration, we have made the business decision to close our Southcentre Mall location, and instead, focus our efforts in areas where we really flourish. I would like to sincerely thank you, our valued customer, for giving us the opportunity to share our passion for luxurious products and services, and I look forward to continuing our relationship in the areas that we burn the brightest - at our Flagship Store on 4th Street in Mission, online at NealsYardRemedies.ca, and in partner stores across Canada....

  • How a lack of sleep affects your brain – and personality

    By Jakke TamminenNYR Natural News   In 1959, Peter Tripp, a popular New York DJ, pledged to stay awake for 200 hours for charity while continuing to host his radio show. Studies into sleep deprivation were rare at the time so no one knew what to expect. This made it a major event, not only for Tripp’s millions of listeners, but also for the scientific community. The subsequent impact of the “wakeathon” on Tripp’s mind was far more dramatic than anyone had expected. The personality of a man normally described as cheerful and upbeat appeared to significantly change as time...

  • Beautiful Skin in Three Simple Steps!

              With all of the options available, it can seem overwhelming to take good care of your skin. The thing is - its actually easier than you might realize! By following a simple, streamlined three step process you can achieve beautiful radiant skin from the outside - in! 1.) Choose Your Cleanser After a day of sweat, makeup, pollution and more, gentle, regular cleansing is an essential component of your skincare routine. The purpose of your product is to gently cleanse the skin and help remove makeup and any grime from the day! Choose the right one...

  • Holistic Tips for Winter Skincare!

    Skin can be finicky. Its delicate balance is affected by so many things: stress, diet, product sensitivities, and even seasonal changes can create imbalances that leave your skin looking dull, dry and irritated. Luckily, as we move into colder seasons, there are a few easy steps you can take to ensure you don’t lose that beautiful summer glow. SWITCH IT UP  Excess water (especially hot water) can strip the skin of the natural oils that protect and nourish it in the drier seasons. Your best bet? Put down your gel cleanser and try a milky one to balance your skin’s natural oil...