Philosophy: Weleda believe that products and their ingredients should be in balance with nature, as nature intended. Weleda Cream and Weleda Oil only use raw materials straight from nature, many grown on their own farms. Weleda grow over 300 plant species in Derbyshire where they have a 15 acre organic herb farm, and are certified by Demeter - the international biodynamic accreditation body. So you can rest assured that nothing they produce will contain chemical pesticides, fertilizers or GM ingredients. They use Weleda Oil for natural preservation, avoiding the use of parabens. Weleda Oil products also do not contain SLS, Synthetic Fragrance or colours. Weleda Oil and Weleda Cream are NOT tested on animals, are Vegetarian and many are in fact Vegan.
History and Origin: Weleda Oil products are one of the most well-known and highly popular organic brands in the world. The company was formed in the 1920’s, founded by Ita Wegman (a Dutch medical doctor) and Rudolf Steiner (the renowned philosopher). In 1924, a group of farmers concerned about the future of agriculture asked for Steiner’s help to create an ecological and sustainable farming system. He responded by giving a series of lectures by which the central concept involved ‘individualizing’ the farm so that all materials required to run the farm were produced within the ‘farm organism’. Biodynamic farming was inspired, in many respects by Steiner’s ideas. Planting according to the moon cycle is one of these ideas. Today, Weleda make a huge ranges of Weleda Cream, Weleda Oil and natural bodycare products including skin, bath, detox, hair, mens and baby care products.
Why We Chose Them: We think Marie Claire magazine summed up the backbone to Weleda Cream and Weleda Oil last year when they said ‘Weleda Cream and Weleda Oil was biodynamic and organic before it was trendy. ‘This is a wide range at a very reasonable price. The Skin Food is the halo product, and we love it! A Weleda cream for all seasons.
Who Would Like Them? Weleda Cream is great for both mother’s with baby’s (the nappy change cream is fab and a best seller), and Weleda Oil for more budget conscious individuals.
Certifications: BDIH, full of organic and biodynamic ingredients, Vegetarian and some are Vegan.
Personal / Press Recommendations: "The Weleda Skin Food is the best Weleda Cream! You can use it everywhere, feet, hands, it is a great nourisher of the skin!" Debbie, Lancashire. September 2009.