About Us

We opened our doors in 1981 in Neal’s Yard, a once forgotten corner of London. Our passionate belief that beauty should be natural, not synthetic, has been at the heart of our business since we started over 30 years ago. We believe in nature, honesty, and transparency, and your right to know what goes into the products you buy. Our vision was to bring the expertise of the apothecary and our holistic approach to health and beauty to people and communities.

Today awareness and interest in natural remedies, skin and body care are on the rise. But when we first opened, we were one of the few pushing against the synthetic chemical approach to skin and health care that had been adopted by much of the industry.

What matters to us are people, their health and their happiness. We're obsessed with discovering and delivering natural ways to improve health and wellbeing through our outstanding natural and organic skin and body care products. We also believe passionately that our environment is of vital importance, both in its own right and as the source of many of the plants and herbs vital to our wellbeing.

Neal's Yard Remedies Covent Gardens

Romy Fraser opens the first Neal's Yard Apothecary store.


Launch our best selling Frankincense Nourishing Cream (then called Frankincense & Myrrh Skin Cream).


We stock the UK's first certified organic essential oils, from France.


NYR becomes the first health and beauty company to be certified by the Soil Association.


Production moved to a larger unit, an old coachworks by the railway arches in Battersea, London.


Launch Palmarosa Facial Wash - developed from antimicrobial research with London's Westminster University.


Launch first EDTA-free certified organic soap.


NYR UK launches first website & packaging receives an award-winning redesign.


Launch first organic skincare accredited by Soil Association.


Approved under BUAV's Humane Cosmetic Standards.


Launch Wild Rose Beauty Balm - quickly becomes a customer favorite and multi award-winner.


Relocate to purpose-built eco factory in Peacemarsh, Dorset


The Kindersley family, long time supporters of organic living, buy the company.


Awarded Best Ethical Brand by The Sunday Times Style Magazine.

  • First Carbon Neutral highstreet retailer (London).

  • Launch bottles made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

  • First store opens in Dubai, UAE.


Our CEO Lisa Shelley moved to London, England, where she discovered Neal's yard Remedies. She instantly fell in love with the products and the company's values.

  • Install solar panels at eco-factory in Peacemarsh, Dorset.

  • First certified organic collection of make-up launches.

  • NYR UK's Mobile website is launched.

  • NYR launches in Greece, South Korea, Mexico and Malaysia.

  • Bee Lovely and help save the bees campaign launched.

  • NYR celebrates turning 30!

  • NYR launches in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Israel.

  • Planted over 700 native trees and shrubs for the Woodland Trust's Diamond Jubilee in Peacemarsh, Dorset.


The Shelley family brought Neal's Yard Remedies to Canada, and our flagship Canadian store opened on bustling and vibrant 4th Street in downtown Calgary.


We opened our second store, the Neal's Yard Remedies Boutique, in the heart of the Beltline neighbourhood in Calgary.


Neal's Yard Remedies products are currently sold in more than 15 retailers across Canada—a number that continues to increase as we strive to make our products more accessible across the country.