Natural and organic brand ORGANii has introduced a new Intensive sub range for delicate, dry and sensitive skin prone to eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
Gerald Gregory readily admits that his career trajectory has been unusual – from government economist to health drink brand owner, via the nursing home business.
AA Skincare’s latest addition is a range of five, plant-inspired natural conditioners featuring holistic, Ayurvedic herb powders designed to boost hair health. The conditioners combine essential oils and natural extracts with healing herb powders, such as rejuvenating brahmi to thicken hair, vitamin C rich alma to strengthen roots, conditioning bhringraj to encourage hair growth, and […]
A beautifully illustrated new book by Pukka Herbs co-founder and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, has just been published.
AA Skincare has created a range of five plant-inspired Shower & Bath Gels, featuring holistic Ayurvedic herb powders to boost skin heath, cleanse and protect all skin types. The new products combine essential oils and natural extracts with healing herb powders, such as rejuvenating Brahmi to help cleanse and hydrate, vitamin C-rich Alma to promote […]
The effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies, according to a new prospective study.
London’s first subterranean farm, Growing Underground, opened for its first phase of full production in April. Following months of product development and fine-tuning, the farm now harvests on a daily basis and supplies via wholesalers, doorstep deliveries and markets. A range of 20 herb varieties are being cultivated in the former World War II bomb […]
New research by a team at Northumbria University shows how particular herbs – peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender among them – impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people Researchers from the University’s Department of Psychology have found that drinking peppermint tea improves alertness, while chamomile tea has a calming […]
Based in Glastonbury, Indigo Herbs began as the brainchild of Steve McKewon in his garden office back in 2004. Mckewon spotted a gap in the market when he was searching for unusual natural health ingredients for himself and his family online.
AA Skincare has formulated a range of plant-inspired shampoos featuring holistic Ayurvedic herb powders to boost hair health. The shampoos combine essential oils, natural extracts and healing Ayurvedic herb powders such as rejuvenating brahmi to thicken hair, vitamin C-rich alma to strengthen roots, conditioning bhringraj to encourage growth, and tulsi for scalp irritations. The five-strong […]
Soho Flordis International (SFI), through its Swiss subsidiary company Ginsana SA, is poised to acquire Potters – the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of traditional herbal treatments – from Vifor Pharma, part of the Galenica Group. Wigan-based Potters has more than 200 years of history as a producer of herbal-based treatments and is the UK’s oldest […]
Khadi has launched a range of three certified organic hair treatment oils blended according to the principles of Ayurveda, each formulated to address a specific issue. The Khadi Herbal Hair Oil Amla is for lustrous hair and strong roots. It stimulates the hair follicles, helps prevent premature greying and minimizes dandruff. Containing ingredients such as […]
Herb and superfood specialist Indigo Herbs is teaming up with Veganuary.com to support and sponsor the New Year lifestyle programme, which aims to inspire people to go vegan for January. The Veganuary website explains that a plant-based diet needn’t be restrictive or unhealthy and provides support, lifestyle ideas, recipes and nutritional information. Indigo Herbs says […]
Pukka Herbs hosted a day for its top performing independent retail customers on 15 May in Bristol. Held at the historic SS Great Britain, the day gave retailers the opportunity to find put more about how co-founder and herbalist Sebastian Pole creates the company’s teas and remedies, particularly its new Wholistics supplements – as well […]
A draft Guide from Ireland’s medicine regulator telling retailers which herbal products they should or shouldn’t sell would effectively ban food supplements containing many of the health trade’s best-selling herbs. That’s the warning from campaign group the Alliance for Natural Health, which accuses Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Agency (HPRA) of creating a “herbal divide” by […]
The Organic Herb Trading Company (OHTC) has become UK’s first processor and distributor of FairWild herbs and spices. From the autumn of 2014 OHTC will hold stocks of FairWild nettle, limeflower and liquorice – all of which are additionally certified organic by the Soil Association. “We believe that FairWild products will play an increasingly important […]
Leading natural ingredients importer, blender and packer EHL Ingredients is again reporting a high demand for organic. For the third year running the Stockport based company has seen a healthy rise in sales key organic ingredients. The most significant increase can be seen in the sale of dried organic pulses, which are all showing a […]
A new range of teapee bags has been launched by Higher Living aiming to offer beautiful as well as bold blends. The new selection is made using organic herbs and an eclectic mix of new blends and the mesh pyramid bags release a steady flow of flavours and allow the herbs, colourful spices and chunks […]
The Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a new warning about the dangers of buying unregulated herbal medicines. Just days after the sell-through period for unlicensed herbal medicines ended (1 May) under the terms of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive, the Agency warned about the risks of buying “toxic” herbal products […]
The natural food trade should take a lead in exposing the hypocritical regulation of herbal medicine, says Craig Sams A bust in Denver: “Okay, kid, put your hands up against the wall. Spread your legs while we pat you down.” Two cops search a young man’s clothing. “Nothing here but a couple of marijuana joints […]
TED-style talks on stage at NPE
February 15, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Living Nature Skin Steps land on UK shelves
Living Nature, a certified natural skincare and cosmetics range from New Zealand, has now made its new-look Skin Steps box sets available to the UK market.
Carun Active Hemp conquers the den
Hemp product producer Carun UK secured an investment of £50,000 from Jenny Campbell in a recent edition of BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
News in brief
Sweet-toothed customers across London can now purchase chocolate from Love Cocoa on the Deliveroo app, including individual bars and collection boxes. The chocolate gifts can be delivered to customers in around 20 minutes.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]