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.
Fairtrade and B Corp-certified Divine Chocolate has launched its palm oil- and plastic-free Chunky Chocolate Gift Set comprising six chunky bars packaged in an elegant gifting box. The flavours on offer are: Orange Milk Chocolate with real orange oil for a smooth and zesty combination; Milk & White Cappuccino Chocolate, combining a smooth milk chocolate layer underneath, with a white chocolate layer on top; Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate with crunchy caramel chunks and a hint of sea salt; silky smooth Creamy White Chocolate; rich and creamy Smooth Milk Chocolate; and rich 70% Smooth Dark Chocolate for a balanced bittersweet taste. “Divine’s mission is to improve the lives of farmers, so we’re delighted to offer our passionate consumers an ethical gifting option that also tastes fantastic,” states Jon Marlow, acting MD of Divine.
Designed to offer an affordable, natural and quick solution to bloating Wild Dose’s first supplement to launch is A Dose for Bloating, containing a blend of digestive enzymes, plants, herbs and probiotics that work together to soothe the gut, reduce gas production and eliminate bloated tummies. With clinically proven probiotics that are IBS-friendly and suitable for sensitive stomachs, the brand describes Wild Dose as the ‘strongest natural, multipurpose bloating and gas relief remedy’. “Wild Dose is there for when people need it most, when they have discomfort or are out and about – it’s there to help people go about their day and have control over their symptoms,” says founder Charles Instone. Initially launching into John Bell & Croyden, Wild Dose will expand its range in the coming months.
Yeo Valley Organic’s new Kefir Drinks aim to help support gut health with a unique combination of 14 different culture strains. The Kefirs will launch with a Natural variant initially, followed by Mango & Passionfruit and then Cherry. “Consumers are looking for products that support their gut health and are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of Kefir products, which is why we are excited to launch our new Kefir Drinks,” says brand manager Justin Stanley-Duke. “They offer a convenient, affordable and sustainable option, whether at the start of your day or as a healthy gut-supporting snack.” The 500ml bottles are made from 50% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable. The kefirs are initially launching into Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Ocado next month to coincide with Organic September.
Scentered’s new Mindful Escape Meditation set contains a natural Escape Aromatherapy Balm, with notes of oud, frankincense and sandalwood, 12 pure Beeswax Meditation Candles with 20-minute burn time and an Engraved Brass Holder. The idea is that customers light a candle in the mini brass holder, apply the balm to pulse points and temples, then simply Stop.Inhale.Reset. “These Mindful Meditation sets include our Escape Aromatherapy Balm, which we expertly blended to transport and free you from a busy mind” says Scentered founder Lara Morgan. “We want our customers to use Escape whenever they need to switch to thinking about what they need instead of focusing on others.” Presented in eco-friendly packaging, the set uses premium grade essential oils grown by reputable farmers and mindfully sourced ingredients.
Green People founder Charlotte Vøhtz has expanded her signature skincare collection with a new 99% certified organic Age Defy+ Purifying Balancing Oil Serum. Designed to offer a luxury approach to decongesting skincare, the oil serum blends ‘cutting-edge age confidence’ botanicals with sebum-balancing phytoactives. The complexion-calming oil serum can be applied directly to blemishes or combined with day creams and moisturizers for a personalized skincare solution. The formula uses stem cells from ginger leaf extract to balance the skin’s sebum production, help decongest clogged pores and restore skin clarity and confidence to women experiencing blocked pores, skin congestion and blemishes in their 30s, 40s and post-menopause. The blend also includes black cumin seed oil and jojoba oil and is delicately scented with a refreshing citrus blend of lemon, bergamot and bitter orange.
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