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10/26/2010 11:47:24 AM
Product Spotlight: Rosemary Hair Oil
In all the years I’ve been using Weleda products, the small, green bottle containing Rosemary Hair Oil never found its way into my shopping bag—until recently. Once I discovered it, I fell in love with yet another Weleda product! Here’s how it happened: when I came to New York two months ago, I felt that my hair wasn’t looking its best—it had lost its luster, and didn’t make me happy at all. A colleague at Weleda suggested I try Rosemary Hair Oil. Only days after first using the oil (I applied a couple of drops to my hair and scalp before bed and washed it out the next morning), my hair felt softer and looked...
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7/6/2010 12:20:40 PM
Getting to the Bottom of Cellulite
Summertime is officially here! Time for barbecues, beaches and … bathing suits. Instead of celebrating, many of us bemoan the return of bathing suit season because we worry about every little flaw, like those last few pounds or about the appearance of our cellulite. In fact, more than 90 percent of all women, encompassing all skin types, are reported to have cellulite. The good news is that it's not a medical concern but rather a question of aesthetics. It’s a prevalent skin condition that arises naturally, but we can also lessen its appearance naturally through a whole-body approach. By living a balanced lifestyle and following a comprehensive skin...
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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...
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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...
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Categories: Natural living, Our world
5/12/2010 11:58:00 AM
Magical May in our Gardens
  The month of May in our gardens is beautiful. The leaves and grasses are bright green, the temperature is just perfect for working and many plants come to flower, including my favorite, the iris (iris germanica). Its root extract is the most important ingredient in our Iris Facial Care. The color and shape of this flower, pictured below, are fascinating to me. I paint it and take photographs of it so that I can enjoy it all year long. Did you know that the common peony (paeonie officinale) has been used since ancient times for medicinal purposes? We cultivate it on a large scale. It flowers in May and you can imagine how beautiful it is....
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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