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1/29/2010 3:00:00 PM
Best of Social Media: January
January has been a fun month for us on Twitter and Facebook! Our community is steadily growing, and we have the greatest fans and followers any brand could hope for. A highlight for us this month--and we hope for you as well--was our Sunflower Haiku contest on Facebook. We picked two winners: Jennifer Hutzel, who received our Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care; and Karina Le, who is only eight-years-old and recited her winning Haiku off the top of her head! We sent her our Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash and Calendula Lotion.We also gave a Lavender Relaxing Body Oil to one lucky fan, Ryan Louise, who wrote this on our Facebook wall:  “I can only...
1/27/2010 1:36:08 PM
Serene Scene: Weleda Naturals in January
The Customer Center at Weleda Naturals, in the small village of Wetzgau, Germany, was built in 2006. It’s a small building on one edge of Weleda’s expansive Biodynamic® gardens, with just enough room for our visitor center, a shop, our offices and an organic restaurant, which is normally bustling with people. It is January now, however, so everything is still, peaceful and serene. The garden sleeps under nearly eight inches of snow; our ducks stay in a glass house with a heater; our tour guides are on vacation. In nice weather, when everything is in bloom, we manage sightseeing tours through the gardens, and we also hold seminars and wellness...
1/22/2010 4:16:37 PM
Five Steps to Softer Hands
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants to nourish and restore dry, rough hands. Pair it with this simple five-step massage, courtesy of natural skin care expert Celia Lang, to cultivate beautiful hands and relieve tension. Wash your hands in a basin of warm water. For a luxurious experience, add Weleda Calendula Cream Bath to water and soak your hands for three minutes to help relax muscles and soften skin. Apply a small amount of Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream and begin the massage by smoothing hand cream all over your hands and wrists. A gentle wrist wringing will relax the...
Categories: At home with Weleda
1/21/2010 11:57:00 AM
A Day in the Weleda Pharmacy
One of the things I love about working at Weleda is that there is always something new to learn. Just this Monday, for example, our chief pharmacist, Petra, invited me and my colleagues to stop by the compounding pharmacy inside our headquarters in Palisades, NY. It was the perfect opportunity for us to learn what Petra and her team do all day in their white coats and hair nets, surrounded by glass bottles and crazy contraptions only a mad scientist could love. What amazes me is the contrast between the stark white, sterile environment of the pharmacy and its raison d'être: to make medicines that heal people and make them feel better. Petra told us...
Categories: Our world
1/18/2010 9:37:56 AM
My Favorite Hand Cream That's not a Hand Cream
It is cold here in New York. Very cold. And sometimes windy, just to make it a little bit worse. When I take my son, Josef, to catch his school bus in the morning, I am freezing, despite being bundled up in wool and down from head to toe. Josef doesn’t seem to care as much, probably because he is in jumping mode pretty much from the time he gets up in the morning to when he goes to bed at night. No idea where he gets his energy. When I pick him up from school, I see the whole class bouncing, so I guess we all were like that at age five. For me, this cold weather usually means VERY dry hands, especially after I wear wool gloves for a while. I get dry,...
Categories: Parenting
1/12/2010 12:45:40 PM
Product Spotlight: Euphrasia 3x Eyedrops
During the winter, the cold, dry air takes a toll on my skin and hair, but also on my eyes. They tend to become uncomfortable, dry and irritated this time of year. Indoor heat, which draws all the moisture from the air, is a major culprit; outside, the swirling, biting wind only makes matters worse. Combined with my dust allergies and 10 hours a day in front of a computer, it’s enough to drive me to tears—literally! I’ve found that the best treatment for my red, itchy eyes is a natural, preservative-free moistener that uses homeopathic herbs. Fortunately for me, Weleda has the most amazing one: Euphrasia 3x Homeopathic Eyedrops, made from organic,...