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5/19/2010 1:53:31 PM
My Weleda Kid
My son, Ben, is such a critic these days! Today he told me that I have too many Weleda products in the bathroom. It got me thinking about how Weleda is a friend throughout my day. I use our products morning and night, and whether Ben knows it or not, so does he! My favorite product, Salt Toothpaste, did take some getting used to, I admit. But I have been using it now for 18 years. I tell customers who call us that they may find it the taste strange at first, because it’s very different than most conventional toothpastes. But once you start using it regularly, you won’t be able to go back to the other stuff. And anyway, have...
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5/14/2010 12:09:28 PM
A Day to Remember at Weleda Naturals
It’s springtime now in Wetzgau, Germany, where our biodynamic gardens are located. This is a lovely time to visit the gardens and many different groups have stopped in for sightseeing tours. The tours take almost two hours because there are so many diverse plants to observe and learn about. When visitors first enter the gardens, they have to pass through the most unique gate. A colleague, Gabe Stahle, made it by hand two years ago using willow branches. She has a talent for making sculptures out of natural materials. On top of the gate is a sun. It’s a fitting and unique entrance to our garden since the sun is, after all, the most important element...
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5/13/2010 12:37:28 PM
Jim in Germany: Getting to Know Colleagues
I recently attended the annual Weleda International Controllers Meeting in Luzern, Switzerland. Besides the fact that the meeting took place in such a beautiful location, the opportunity was amazing for me.  Weleda Controllers like myself, and CFOs from all of the respective countries where our products are distributed, gather together each year for this meeting. Although we come from countries as diverse as the USA, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Argentina and Czech Republic—to name a few—we all have at least two things in common: a love of finance and Weleda. We take this opportunity to discuss better business practices, new reporting tools and common...
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Categories: Our world
5/12/2010 11:58:00 AM
Magical May in our Gardens
  The month of May in our gardens is beautiful. The leaves and grasses are bright green, the temperature is just perfect for working and many plants come to flower, including my favorite, the iris (iris germanica). Its root extract is the most important ingredient in our Iris Facial Care. The color and shape of this flower, pictured below, are fascinating to me. I paint it and take photographs of it so that I can enjoy it all year long. Did you know that the common peony (paeonie officinale) has been used since ancient times for medicinal purposes? We cultivate it on a large scale. It flowers in May and you can imagine how beautiful it is....
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5/6/2010 2:02:05 PM
Ingredient Spotlight: Plum Kernel Oil
If you’re like me, when you think of plums, you probably think of that nursery rhyme about Little Jack Horner in the corner. But recently I've developed a whole new appreciation for plums (prunus domestica) , especially for the rich and nourishing plum kernel oil, which is pressed from the kernels of the fruit and is This oil is an important ingredient in our Almond Facial Care line. In fact, plums and almonds belong in the same family. The taste of plum kernel oil closely resembles that of marzipan (almond paste), and it's rich in antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E....
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Categories: Natural living, Our world
5/5/2010 1:18:56 PM
Natural Relief from Seasonal Allergies
It is beautiful outside! Almost everything is now in bloom, and the trees are showing off their brand-new, delicate leaves. It's the season of renewal, and most of us breathe in deeply, relieved that winter is behind us. However, not everyone shares this enthusiasm. Spring can also mean the beginning of allergy season. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of the adult population suffers from seasonal allergies, and the incidence in children is rising. With warm weather expected, the pollen forecast for Palisades, NY, where our office is located, is predicted to be very high. Already we've had a large number of inquiries about homeopathic treatments...
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