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3/29/2010 9:37:33 AM
Signs of Spring in our Gardens
Old man winter just won’t give up here! Just when we thought he was gone for good, he returned again. For nearly a week, we had sun and our ducks were running all over the garden, having fun and looking for something to eat. Then it snowed and we had to put them back in the greenhouse—at least for now, until it warms up again. In the Customer Center at Weleda Naturals, in Wetzgau, Germany, the telephone is ringing off the hook—a sure sign that spring is on the way. We are now booking sightseeing appointments for a special “Well-Being Tour” that we are offering in April, for groups of about 12 people each. Our guides take each group on a tour of our...
3/26/2010 3:27:39 PM
Retailer Spotlight - The Big Carrot in Toronto
With 50 owners and 200 employees, The Big Carrot in Toronto is one of the largest worker-owned co-ops in all of Canada. It’s grown quite a lot since it was founded in 1983, with just 12 members. Today, one of the store's greatest strengths is the accumulated knowledge and experience of its members and staff. The store maintains exacting standards, which have evolved through its 25 years of searching for nature’s finest—in both food and personal care. The Big Carrot stocks almost all of Weleda's skin and body care products, and they sell more of our products than any other store in all of Canada! The employees are well-versed in Weleda and can...
Categories: Our world
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...
3/12/2010 1:27:16 PM
The Benefits of Baby Massage
 We recently started offering baby massage, and baby massage classes, at our spa in Palisades, NY. I sat down with Patricia Pol, our infant massage therapist and instructor, to ask her about the benefits of massaging your baby. Little did I know there would be so many! Here's what she told me.   Me: What are the benefits of baby massage? Patricia: There are so many! Massage helps improve your baby’s sleeping patterns and digestion. It can also ease congestion and soothe babies with colic. Using long strokes helps with muscle coordination and aids development. It can even help them build up the strength in their neck,...
Categories: At home with Weleda, Baby
3/11/2010 1:41:51 PM
Calendula Baby Care 101
We get a lot of questions in customer service about our Calendula Baby Care: Which products should I use on my new baby? When can I start using the Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash? It reminds me of when Ben was a newborn—I was supercareful and scared to even bathe him. But. as you can see from this photo, he's a big boy now. Although keeping an infant’s skin clean is important, bathing a baby every two or three days is sufficient. I always tell customers to bathe newborns with the Calendula Cream Bath. It’s added to the bath water, sponged on and leaves a soothing, protective layer of moisture on your baby’s skin. I still use...
Categories: Parenting
3/8/2010 12:42:09 PM
Product Spotlight: Iris Moisture Cream
This week on Twitter and Facebook we’re talking about our Iris Facial Care and how it’s ideal for combination skin. So in keeping with this topic, I decided to focus on the Iris Moisture Cream for this month’s Product Spotlight. Iris Moisture Cream is wonderful all year round, but it’s especially great this time of year, when the weather starts to change and the days become sunnier and warmer. That often leads, for many of us, to a not-so-welcome increase in our skin's oil production. Still, even if your skin is oily, a lightweight moisture cream will help prevent surface dryness and keep it healthy. Iris Moisture Cream provides light yet...