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6/29/2011 7:21:49 AM
Arnica to the Rescue
Summer is finally here after a spring with a lot of rain and rather cool temperatures. When it finally turned warm a few weeks ago, everybody was out and about. The number of bicyclists that all of a sudden turned up on Route 9W, the popular biking route near Weleda’s headquarters, was quite staggering, and for me it was time to saddle up as well! It’s a rather scenic ride along the Hudson River, and I like to do my part for the environment by bicycling to the office. I am admittedly a fair-weather rider, so there is no need to look for me on the trails unless it is nice outside.The first ride of the season is always such a joy,...
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6/27/2011 10:00:00 AM
Ingredient Spotlight: Chamomile
Summer is finally here and our chamomile flowers are in full bloom! Chamomile flowers are little, but they are special in a big way. You might know this flower best for its ability to be dried and made into delicious, calming tea, but here at Weleda it is known more as one of the amazing ingredients in our skin care and medicines. Also known as German Chamomile or Wild Chamomile, this annual herb blooms small white flowers. I think they look just like daisies. The best time to spot them is between May and August. They grow prolific throughout Europe and northern Asia. Chamomile is very fine and must be harvested by hand, then cleaned of soil and...
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6/9/2011 1:05:54 PM
4 Tips for Natural Summer Skincare
Hello, everyone! I am the new Communications Intern at Weleda, here to help you survive the summer heat in style, with my first blog! The transition to summer can be invigorating for the mind and body. Here are a few simple solutions to ensure your skin feels just as good as your spirit as the summer rolls in. 1. Lighten Up! As the weather warms our facial skin becomes less susceptible to over drying as the body begins to produce natural oils more regularly. To maintain a perfect balance of moisture without leaving the skin feeling greasy, switch to one of our facial lotions in place of our richer day creams. Perfect for those in their 20s, our...
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Categories: Ingredients, Body
5/19/2011 12:30:50 PM
8 Reasons to Love Our Sea Buckthorn
Some of my favorite Weleda products for summer are our Sea Buckthorn Body Oil, Hand Cream, Body Lotion and Creamy Body Wash. Here are eight reasons why I love sea buckthorn and hope you will, too! 1. It’s a super superfruit. Sea buckthorn is scientifically reputed to contain a rich cocktail of antioxidants and health benefits. Its golden-red pulp and seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, and pro-vitamin A and vitamin E. The juice contains among the highest amounts of vitamin C of any fruit or vegetable, including oranges and lemons! 2. It’s Biodynamic®. The sea buckthorn we use is grown in Tuscany by a farmer,...
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Categories: Ingredients, Body
5/16/2011 2:19:18 PM
Come Twitter Party with Us!
What: Come join us and a few of our green friends for a Twitter party on Tuesday night! We’re teaming up with Practically Green, Mystic Paint and Applegate Farms to share tips for healthy and eco-friendly living in every room of your house--from your bathroom to your bedroom.When: Tuesday, May 17, 9:00  p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ESTPrizes: Plenty of prizes to go around, including two sets of our new Cleansing Line and Wild Rose Smoothing Lotion and Night Cream, and other prizes from Applegate Farms, Mystic Paint and Seventh Generation.Hashtag: #practicallygreenSpecial Guests: We’ll be joined by very special guests, including: Alexandra...
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4/29/2011 1:00:00 PM
Give Seasonal Allergies the Sneeze...Naturally!
Finally, spring is here! Daffodils and crocuses are showing off their colors, and everyone is glad that winter is behind us. Well, almost everyone. Those with seasonal allergies are perhaps not so excited. Inquiries about seasonal allergy relief have started coming in, and I am reminded that in the South, pollen season is well under way. For the most part, the beautiful spring flowers are not the culprits when it comes to causing misery—the pollen from these plants is relatively large and they depend on insects, like bees, for pollination. But trees, like birch (pictured right), maple and alder, have tiny pollen that’s so small they do not...
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