I love it when there is a good back story to a brand, and Weleda’s is a good one. Founded in 1921 by scientist and philosopher Rudolph Steiner (same chap who founded Steiner schools) and Dutch doctor, Ita Wegmann, the pair began by making natural products for those who were unwell. From then, to now, Weleda has expanded to employ 2000 people and has over 120 natural and organic products, including Arnica Massage Balm invented in 1923 and Skin Food created in 1926. Both are best sellers today.
It’s well worth checking out www.weleda.co.uk to read more about this brand which was truly forward thinking in its day when homeopathy, anthroposophy (no, not sure I get it either.. something to do with science and spirituality) and harmony with nature were not particularly linked with beauty or wellbeing.
|The First Weleda Lab!|
|The Packaging Department|
|Original Weleda Products|
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I feel like I must have some ‘schnupfen creme’… whatever it is!
Oh I love this post. Adore Weleda products and since moving to Switzerland from UK, have delighted in fact that I can buy the products in my local Co-op supermarket! The Arnica massage oil as well as the Citrus shower gel and any of the pomegranate products are just divine.
Oh I love this post! Weleda is one of my favourite brands and since moving to Switzerland 5 years ago from the UK I’ve delighted in the fact that I can find all of these products in the Co-op supermarket!
Citrus showercream, arnica massage oil and any of the pomegranate concoctions are wonderful!
I love the Pomegranete Body Oil and the Rose skincare.
It’s fantastic that a brand so old is still current!
I had no idea that Steiner started the brand. That completely turns me off Weleda I must admit 😀
I credit Weleda with saving my acne prone skin. The Almond skin care range is the ONLY thing my skin will tolerate, strangely. It apparently has the right combination of ingredients!! The only reason I switched was because it is easier to get in Europe than Neals Yard, but I’m glad I did!