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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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6/9/2011 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
12/22/2011 12:13:05 PM
Festive Ingredients, Amazing Products
Happy Holidays from your friends at Weleda!  With everyone gearing up for the holidays and the New Year, we decided to share with you some of our more—well, “festive” ingredients.  The ingredients below fit right in to the holiday spirit.   • Myrrh. Also known as Commiphora myrrha, myrrh is a bitter aromatic gum resin that comes from trees in East Africa and Arabia.  It’s well known from old-school remedies to possess anti-inflammatory properties.  Myrrh is featured in many Weleda products, including Calendula Toothpaste, Smooth Shave Toner, Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream and Wild Rose Smoothing...
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1/3/2012 10:02:25 AM
Tips for Winter Skin Care...and Giveaway!
When winter’s chilly frost sets in, the world can feel dry and lifeless, and unfortunately, our skin can, too. Dry, itchy skin is a common complaint during the colder months, and it’s no wonder. The lack of moisture in the air means less moisture in our skin, and for many, the problem can be severe, with symptoms like flaking, cracking and eczema appearing at winter’s first frost. Fortunately, Weleda products have just what your skin needs to weather the winter well. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and hydrated come snow, sleet and cold.Shorten Your Showers. A long, hot shower or soak in the bathtub may be blissful after...
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12/14/2010 9:51:49 AM
Stay Well Tips From Our Compounding Pharmacy
Fall arrived in earnest here in the Northeast. Most of the trees have already dropped their leaves, and nature seems to be winding down for a period of rest. This is very much in contrast with all the activity in our compounding pharmacy, which is located in the very same building as our North American headquarters in Palisades, NY. During late fall and winter, we receive many prescriptions for our homeopathic cold and flu remedies. A product that is frequently ordered  is our Eucalyptus/Archangelica comp ointment. This homeopathic ointment is suitable for both children and adults. Applied to the chest and back, it helps with chest congestion and...
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