New from Maharishi AyurVeda comes a seven-strong range of COSMOS-certified natural face and bodycare products made using authentic ayurvedic herbs.
Pukka Herbs is working with the University of Southampton on a clinical trial to test whether the herbal remedy Andrographis could be used as an alternative to antibiotics.
Overhang is a new drink created as a natural pick-me-up, based on traditional ingredients.
Awake Organics has launched its first perfume oils in the form of Supernatural Infusions, a limited edition gift set for consumers looking for a customizable way to wear natural fragrance.
HangZing has launched what is said to be the UK’s first drinkable hangover supplement using naturally functional ingredients to fight the negative impact of alcohol consumption.
New from Pukka Herbs comes a range of organic herbal lattes, blended using medicinal-grade herbs and spices.
New from Samaya is its Renewing Exfoliant, designed to refresh skin while you sleep using Ayurvedic principles.
Spice Root has launched a range of sustainably grown spices, herbs, pulses and Ayurvedic ingredients sourced from certified organic bio-intensive farms.
Herbal tea and supplements brand Pukka Herbs says it will continue to sell its ‘100% legal’ Detox tea product, after it was told last week by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that it must no longer use the term ‘detox’ in any future advertising.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has officially opened ‘Herb House’, Pukka Herbs’ eco-themed new offices near Bristol.
Capitalizing on the recent change of season, Pukka Herbs installed a giant bed on the streets of Brighton last week, drawing members of the public in to talk with Euan MacLennan, the brand’s herbal director, about how to achieve a better night’s sleep.
The Soil Association (SA) and Pukka Herbs have joined forces in what they call an ‘inter-generational growing project’ which aims to bring the values of organic into schools, increasing kids’ knowledge about food provenance and the environment. In the initiative – launched on 20 March to coincide with Grandparent Gardening Week – the SA’s Food […]
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 […]
Triodos Bank calls for ‘radical’ change
June 25, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]