Saturday, 5 December 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies

I went along to a really lovely event at Neal's Yard Remedies Glasgow store - an evening filled with the most gorgeous natural products and a few treats thrown in there!

Neal's Yard is all about natural beauty: "Our vision was to bring the expertise of the apothecary and our holistic approach to health and beauty, to people and communities." There's definitely been a growing interest in natural remedies, that stay away from the synthetic, chemical approach - and Neal's Yard is without a doubt a leader in this field, offering Skincare, Bath & Body, Aromatherapy, Remedies and even Make-Up.

Herbs lined the walls, adding to the natural feel of the shop and all the products...

Throughout the evening we were able to browse all the beautiful bottles on offer, as well being treated to some taster treatments and filling up Christmas shopping lists with beautiful gift sets.

The gift sets that they had filling up the shelves are so stunning! They're covered in the most gorgeous packaging, all bright colours and pretty flowers. And the shop was also delightfully Christmassy, leaving you wondering if Santa would bring you any of these treats.

I really liked the idea of the Frankincense one - well if we're going with the Christmas theme! It aims to rejuvenate and the "precious, wild-harvested Frankincense is the perfect firming, toning, rejuvenating treat for all skin types." It includes a refining cleanser, hydrating cream, toner and your own organic muslim cloth.

And there's also so many others to choose from!

And lots of lovely products to try!

For my taster treatment I decided to try a bit of acupuncture - eeeek! It's something I've never tried before, but decided that tonight would be the night to give it a go! I met the lovely Linda, who explained a bit more about acupuncture. It's a practice that is derived from ancient Chinese medicine, and as it's been around so long it must do something right? I often have problems with a sore shoulder and Linda decided that we'd concentrate on this area. She carefully measured my legs and popped in a pin in each leg just below my knees. After rotating my arm a couple of times it definitely felt a lot looser and just less tense in general - I was so surprised it could make so much difference in one go!

If you fancy giving acupuncture a try, Linda is offering a you your 5th session for free with the code Blogg2515L. She's also doing detox programme and research into back pain and treating it with acupuncture - just get in touch with Neal's Yard Remedies in Glasgow if you're interested.

There was also some lovely hand massages going on. I picked the Wild Rose Hand Cream - as I'm definitely a fan of floral scents - and then just relaxed. The cream was really nourishing and softening and definitely great for protecting your hands in chilly weather.

All that was left to do was fill up a Christmas wish list....

A massive thank you to Neal's Yard for having me along for the evening and for all the wonderful ladies that made it such a lovely night!


  1. Looks like a great event! I love a little bit of Neals Yard especially their rose beauty balm and bee lovely range x

    1. It was such a fantastic evening - and I'll definitely be trying more from their range, Bee Lovely sounds delightful!

      Thanks for reading lovely x x

  2. I would definitely love to try acupuncture for my insomnia and I haven't tried enough of NYR yet but it looks so beautiful xxx

    1. You should definitely give it a go! I couldn't believe the difference I felt with just a short session. Ye, NYR is lovely stuff - i'll definitely be trying more!

      Thanks for reading lovely x x