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6/11/2010 9:23:29 AM
Stop and Smell the Roses
Summer is almost here. That means I have to be careful not to sunburn when I work in the gardens. (If I do burn, I use our Sea Buckthorn Body Oil to help repair it.) This is also the time of year when roses flower in our Biodynamic® gardens in Germany. We have several types of roses, but the ones with the most intensive and beautiful fragrance are Rosa centifolia and Rosa rubiginosa (also known as the sweet briar rose). Rosa centifolia is called the rose of a thousand petals, and they are very beautiful flowers. We have only about fifty of them in the garden. They would never provide enough rose oil for our Wild Rose Facial Care—for that we source...
6/8/2010 9:30:09 AM
Digging In: Our Biodynamic Gardening Day
Most of the cultivating beauty we do here at Weleda North America is from our desks. We leave the actual digging to the expert gardeners at our Biodynamic® gardens in Germany and on our partner farms around the world. Recently, however, we got to experience Biodynamic® gardening firsthand at the non-profit Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, not far from our headquarters in Palisades. It's thought to be the oldest Biodynamic® garden in the U.S. Armed with shovels, sunscreen and our Weleda-branded water bottles, our team spent a hot day volunteering at the gardens there. After an introduction by Mac Mead, program...
6/4/2010 11:54:25 AM
8 Easy Tips for Summer Skin Care
In the summer my skin behaves very differently than it does in the winter. The heat and humidity, combined with a lot more time spent outdoors, can quickly lead to clogged pores, bumps and blotchiness. Does yours do the same, too? I checked in with Patricia, our resident natural skin care expert, who gives amazing facials at our spa in Palisades, NY, for some tips on how to keep skin healthy, balanced and beautiful all summer long. Here are some of her suggestions: 1. To help keep blackheads at bay, avoid touching your face and wipe down your cell phone occasionally. Pressing it up against your cheek regularly can easily lead to clogged pores. ...
Categories: Tips & Tricks
6/2/2010 8:35:01 AM
Best of Social Media - May
We were really feeling the love in May from our fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Here are some of the messages that made us smile, just as our natural products make your skin smile! @unbereft I swear my sunburned hands healed in double time with @Weleda's Pomegranate Hand Cream. The stuff is awesome. @CityMommySeatac Your Calendula Diaper Care is the ONLY one that works for us. THANK YOU!!! XOXO @AmyDelaine I say it's Product Appreciation Day. I wanted to say to you, @Weleda, I love your Skin Food and your entire thoughtful line! @mamaash77 I too love Skin Food and the whole Wild Rose line. My skin never looked so good! Lisa A. Mays LOVE...
Categories: Natural living, Our world
5/25/2010 2:45:01 PM
The King of the Night
In May, the King of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus), a plant in the cactus family, reaches its flowering high point. This is a plant that we use in some of our anthroposophical medicines. It helps to strengthen the rhythm of the heart.  To me, the most fascinating aspect of this plant is that its long, ugly, spiny and inconspicuous branches become very beautiful when it blooms. But it only blooms in the night, and for one night only. When it does, it produces big round flowers that smell like a brilliant perfume. To see these flowers blooming all at once and smelling so fragrant in the middle of the night—it’s truly a noiseless spectacle. Then,...
5/21/2010 12:48:37 PM
Product Spotlight: Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream
Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream was one of the first Weleda products I ever tried, long before I even started working here. It’s still one of my favorites. I have a tube sitting right by my desk, and every time I put it on (like 10 times a day), it makes me smile. My colleagues are probably always wondering what’s so funny. The Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream has a light, uplifting citrus-y scent, courtesy of sun-drenched essential oils of orange, mandarin and grapefruit. It smells like a big bowl of tropical fruit salad. Even better than the way it smells, though, is the good it’s doing for my (and your!) hands. Biodynamic® sea buckthorn oil is chock-full of...