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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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4/30/2010 2:01:48 PM
Best of Social Media: April
This month we had a contest on Facebook where we asked you—our fans and community—to tell us how you planned to nurture the earth in celebration of Earth Day. Here are some of our favorite posts! Julie Kenny  For birthdays, I`m going to give my family and friends the gift of saving the earth...a donation to their favorite environmental group, foundation, or organization. Jennifer McBride  From now on when I walk the neighborhood with my son, we are going to pick up trash along the way. I am also going to try my best to not use non-biodegradable disposable items and make an effort to use more reusable items. Nicky Russell  I’m going to A) Recycle as...
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4/22/2010 1:25:59 PM
Earth Day, Every Day
A very happy and beautiful EARTH DAY to you! While it’s important to take a day to celebrate the earth and remind ourselves to be good to the planet, it’s even more important that we continue our efforts every day of the year. We strive to do that here at Weleda. Our company is inherently connected to the earth, founded on the belief that our body, soul and spirit are intrinsically linked to our world, and we try to keep that in mind and honor the earth however and whenever we can. We know that we would never be able to bring you such wonderful products if it weren’t for the beauty and power of nature, so it’s especially important to us that we...
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Categories: Our world
4/15/2010 9:32:34 AM
The New Issue of 'we' is Here!
Just in time for Earth day and a fresh spring awakening, we are thrilled to bring you the spring-summer 2010 issue of we, the Weleda lifestyle magazine. On the cover is our “you could be we” cover model contest winner, Brighid Kennedy. She was chosen from almost 100 entries, and the decision was not an easy one! Back in December, we asked you—our readers— to submit a photo and 150 words showing and telling us why you should be the face of “we.” Our email box quickly filled with the most inspiring and beautiful photos and words. You made us laugh. You brought us to tears. You lit up our faces with smiles. In the end, we had to pick just one, but in our...
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Categories: Our world
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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