Natural Products News shines a spotlight on a handful of the latest launches, campaigns, award wins and more from natural and organic brands and businesses

SweetsA new range of CBD confectionery called Sweet Botanist has launched in the UK, comprising Sweets and Gum available in Mellow Mint (peppermint flavour) and Mindful Mint (spearmint). The CBD used is extracted from hemp plants sourced from trusted partners and can be traced back to field. Each 21g pack of gum contains 45mg of CBD oil, while the 30g bags of boiled sweets contain 30mg. Both products comply with novel food regulations. “These are ideal for those who need a bit of zing to attack the morning after a restful night’s sleep and perfect for those who need that little bit of calm in their otherwise hectic life towards the end of the day,” says Helen Bradshaw, director of sales and marketing. “They offer the best of both worlds and taste great too.”

Fred. Olsen has become the first cruise line to partner with Made for Life Organics to offer inclusive spa experiences, including for those living with long-term health conditions. Its new ships Bolette and Borealis will be the first to offer the new rituals, which will include meditative back, body and scalp treatments and facials, suitable for those living with cancer. “This is a really important advancement for health and wellbeing treatments at sea, and we are really proud to be the first cruise line to partner with Made for Life Organics,” says Thomas Rennesland, hotel operations director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. “Amanda Winwood and the team at Made for Life Organics have really revolutionized the spa experience for those living with long-term health conditions. We are looking forward to being able to share this with our guests.”

Wild Hare Group’s new sustainable Ben and Poppy ready meal range targets children aged four to ten, providing at least three of their five a day. The menu is similar to the brand’s adult foods, with some flavour and spice intensity reduced to suit a younger palate. The meals include Butternut Squash Curry, Shepherd’s Pie and Slow Braised British Beef. Dominie Fearn, Wild Hare Group founder, comments: “Mealtimes are an important time for bonding as a family, and we wanted to create a super convenient offering that can cater for all palates – from older adults, right down to four-year-olds. Opting to develop a range that reflected our adult offering, we wanted to introduce children to an ‘adult’ menu, but in a way that ensured it was both tasty, nutritious and produced sustainably.”

Wellgard has launched its latest product, Vital Mushrooms Powder – a blend of six 100% organic functional mushroom extracts. The powder includes hand-picked, hot water-extracted lion’s mane; immune-supporting and antioxidant chaga (the ‘king of mushrooms’); reishi, believed to help the body cope with physical and mental stress; shiitake to support overall wellbeing; maitake, rich in beta-glucans which are known to reduce cholesterol, support immune function and blood sugar; and anti-inflammatory cordyceps, a natural performance enhancer which can boost oxygen and energy levels. Suitable for vegans, the fully dissolvable powder can be easily incorporated into the diet by sprinkling into coffee, tea, smoothies, soup or using in bakes. The brand claims that its Vital Mushroom Powder contains five times more active compounds than other mushroom products on the market.

Seasoned Pioneers has extended its range of worldwide herbs and spices with three new gift collections. Worldwide Salt offers ten salts and salt mixes from everyday essentials to ‘experimental delights’, including Roasted Garlic Salt, Hawaiian Red Salt, Fleur De Sel, Australian Murray River Salt, Chinese Spiced Salt, Celery Salt, Wild Herb Cooking Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Virgin Island Salt and Black Salt. Summer BBQ Rubs are curated for al fresco months and outdoor feasts with Cajun Blackening, Shawarma Spice, Mexican Adobo Rub, Caribbean Jerk Rub, Peri-Peri Seasoning, Harissa Spice, Roasted Garlic Salt, Black Pepper Cracked, Lemon Pepper and Chermoula. Moving from food to indulgent self-care, the Herbal Foot Spa collection contains Himalayan Pink Salt, Australian Murray River Salt, Hawaiian Red Salt, French Lavender, Rose Petals, Lemongrass Stalks Freeze-Dried, Marjoram, Thyme Leaves and Sage Leaves.