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4/27/2010 2:03:12 PM
Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine
It’s the time of year to draw back your curtains, throw open the windows, let the fresh air in, and … get out the mop for the annual spring clean we all know so well. Although at Weleda, we don’t care so much about whether your baseboards are sparkling or your pillows are fluffed. What matters to us is whether your beauty cabinet is clean and healthy for you—meaning free of conventional personal care products that contain potentially toxic chemical ingredients. Mounting evidence shows that many of these substances, including triclosan, phthalates and parabens, can alter our bodies’ healthy functioning and seep into the environment. It’s the potential...
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4/20/2010 7:40:37 PM
All Aglow for Spring
Spring brings brighter days, but alas, it doesn’t always brighten your complexion, at least not right away. Sometimes your skin needs a little help to get its glow back, and a facial can do the trick. I recently chatted with Patricia, one of our estheticians at the Weleda Spa in Palisades, NY, to find out more about why this time of year is a great time for a facial. She started by telling me why facials are beneficial in general, regardless of whether it’s January or June. “Facials deeply moisturize, cleanse, balance, exfoliate and revitalize,” she said. “The results you get with a facial are very hard to achieve at home. They keep your skin healthy,...
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3/31/2010 8:47:12 AM
Farmers at Heart
Happy Earth Month! At Weleda, we’re celebrating with beautiful products from beautiful earth. Take Skin Food, for instance. Five of the core plants in this intensely nourishing cream—sunflower, chamomile, pansy, rosemary and calendula (pictured)—are grown organically. Why? Because we think that amazing products begin with amazing soil. Because life nurtures life.  Because it’s the right thing to do. Because we care about you, and about the planet, too.  Weleda continually invests time, money and knowledge into building long-term, sustainable projects with our farmers and partners. Our responsible sourcing of resources and careful cultivation of plants...
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3/24/2010 3:27:47 PM
Detox Time of Year
Growing up in Germany, I was always struck by the way pharmacies promoted cleansing and detoxification for the body every spring. They would decorate their windows with exercise equipment and advertise their own custom blends of cleansing teas. This tradition is still common in several European cultures, and it makes sense to me. We are part of nature, and nature renews itself in the spring. A detox, in my view, is the basis for our renewal this time of year. So in the spirit of spring cleansing, I will definitely drink some organic dandelion tea in the evenings this spring. It helps support the liver, as does milk thistle tea. Admittedly, dandelion...
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2/23/2010 2:30:37 PM
Natural Remedies for Sniffles and Sneezes
It is still very much winter, just ask anyone in the mid-Atlantic states, where record amounts of snow have fallen this year. It even snowed in Florida! The groundhog, it seems, wasn’t kidding when he predicted six more weeks of winter. The question of how to treat a cold comes up frequently at our Weleda pharmacy this time of the year. My advice depends on the particular complaint and symptoms.* In general, I recommend staying warm, getting plenty of rest, and drinking lots of fluids (try horsetail tea, which supports the kidneys and helps eliminate toxins). It also helps to support the immune system with Echinadoron** at the...
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2/24/2010 1:12:06 PM
Retailer Spotlight: Organica Natural Foods
The organic lifestyle is nothing new to John Marrone. In the late '70s, when he was just 25, he took a trip to California, where he was amazed by how many people shared his desire to live a natural, healthy life. He came back to New Jersey with a dream to open a store that would sell natural, nutritious foods for the whole body. He quickly turned that dream into a reality. In 1978, he opened Organica Natural Foods in Northvale, NJ, about 15 miles north of New York City. His brother Mark became his business partner one year later. Initially, Organica was a tiny store front, but it has since expanded three different times. It's now well-merchandised,...
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