News in brief


Urban Cordial founder Natasha Steele has launched an online shop selling her small batch, British-made cordials ‘using fruit that no one else wants’.

Natural brand Salcura has produced a natural, skin-friendly hand sanitizer suitable for those with extremely dry hands. Co-founder Claudia Talsma is also sending batches of the brand’s Zeoderm moisturizer to NHS hospitals across London.

Dr. PAWPAW is giving away two free balms to all front-line workers (excl p&p) due to NHS staff getting in touch with sore hands from constant washing and cracked lips from wearing mouth masks.

Mary-Jane’s Coffee has announced the closure of its flagship shop on Whiteladies Road in Bristol due to the challenging time the high street is going through and the added burden of the coronavirus. The company will still be trading online.

Coinciding with its Ginger & Lemon, Passion Fruit and Raspberry & Lemon editions launching into UK Holland & Barrett stores, Lo Bros Organic Kombucha has unveiled a new design and packaging refresh.

Conscious Chocolate has paired with The Raw Chocolate Company to launch the Work at Home care pack containing four bars of Conscious Chocolate and three from The Raw Chocolate Company, as well as bites including chocolate-covered almonds and goji berries

Dr. Bronner’s has launched an international Heal Earth! campaign which through educational events, promotions, product giveaways and social media, aims to inform and educate the public about regenerative organic agriculture.

Lucy’s Dressings has launched its summery small batch Green Pesto Dressing into Waitrose and Ocado.

Botanycl’s 100% plant-based SkinClear Elixir supplement has gained a listing in Holland & Barrett stores.

Füd. Vitamin Energy is a new natural energy drink in two flavours – Berry & Coconut and Pineapple & Ginger – that combines caffeine, B vitamins and electrolytes with fruit juice to deliver a natural energy boost.

Neubria Drift is a newly launched sleep-aid which harnesses four calming compounds: lemon balm, hops, chamomile and saffron. These polyphenol-rich sleep-inducing compounds are amplified by the addition of vitamin D, folic acid, magnesium and l-tryptophan.

The 7th annual Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby awards are now open for entries of natural, organic and earth-friendly baby products, plus beauty and wellness for mums and parents. The final deadline is 8 May.