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5/18/2009 12:17:51 PM
The winner is ...: a pageant for natural beauty standards
I just returned from The Natural Beauty Summit. Despite what the name suggests, this is not a meeting of natural beauties – in most cases. The Natural Beauty Summit is an annual meeting of the leaders of the Natural Cosmetics Industry and a platform to exchange ideas that further the cause of natural products. A lot of what is discussed at this meeting will directly affect consumers (you!) in the coming months and years, so I find it appropriate to update you on some of the issues we are currently struggling with. The main problem that all the “real” natural brands, such as us, are struggling with is how to differentiate ourselves from the “pretend”...
Categories: Natural living
5/6/2009 2:31:00 PM
5 Reasons why we love weeds...and more
The atmosphere in the garden in May is beautiful. The greens are bright, and many plants are flowering. This is when my favorite plant flowers: Iris germanica—used in Iris Facial Care. The plant's color and shape fascinate me. We are planting Bryophyllum—used in Weleda medicines—in the greenhouses, and for the first time we're using biodegradable foil. The foil prevents weeds and dirt from getting on the delicate leaves. Previously we needed to clean and dry each leaf at harvest time — very time consuming! Although weeds contribute positive things to the environment and increase biodiversity, weeding is important here in the garden, since weeds...