All Viridian products are certified organic by The Soil Association and many are vegan-friendly. I love their eye-pleasing packaging (isn't their tissue paper pretty?!), which is all made from recycled and/or recyclable materials; they even offer a 25p refund for each bottle returned to the health food store it was purchased from!
I purchased the white willow capsules to replace mainstream painkillers. Luckily, I managed the first few capsules that I used. On each occasion, I was using them to reduce and calm a headache. I was really impressed at how quickly they worked and eased my headache completely, with lasting effects. Obviously, I was really annoyed at myself that I couldn't manage any more! I also encouraged my husband to try them when he had a headache and he was also really impressed at the almost immediate effect they had. I'd love to try a liquid (tincture) version of white willow.
Viridian Organic Wood Betony Tincture*, £8.60/50ml
As Viridian don't currently stock a tincture version of white willow bark, I opted for the wood betony tincture, as it claimed to have similar properties. It is suggested to add 15-30 drops to a little water or fruit juice and consume 2-3 times daily. I have only taken this when suffering from pain or discomfort and although it slowly eases symptoms, I did not find it as effective as the white willow bark capsules. Also, it tastes pretty awful! I usually go for 20 drops in a little juice, so I will start taking the full dose in future to see if it improves the effectiveness of the tincture. I'm also considering trying it as a daily supplement and seeing how that goes. I'd still like to try a tincture of the white willow bark, as although it will more than likely taste awful too, I believe it will be more effective for me.
Viridian 100% Organic Golden Flax Seed Oil*, £8.56/200ml
I also chose to try this golden flax seed oil, after learning that it is naturally high in omega-3, which is great news for vegetarians and vegans, as we don't consume fish. Flax seed oil can be taken directly for a number of ailments, but I wanted to use this in cooking. So far, I have used it in a homemade granola recipe and to cook veg in a pasta dish. It has worked well in both instances and I'm looking forward to using it more and more in the kitchen; I particularly want to try using it to cook roast potatoes! I think this is definitely a product I'd be interested in purchasing in the future.
Have you tried any of these Viridian products? They have such a huge range and there are lots I'd like to try from them - namely, their Ultimate Beauty Tea and Topical Calming Moisture Balm!
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.