I love it when there is a good back story to a brand, and Weleda’s is a good one. Founded in 1921 by scientist and philosopher Rudolph Steiner (same chap who founded Steiner schools) and Dutch doctor, Ita Wegmann, the pair began by making natural products for those who were unwell. From then, to now, Weleda has expanded to employ 2000 people and has over 120 natural and organic products, including Arnica Massage Balm invented in 1923 and Skin Food created in 1926. Both are best sellers today.
It’s well worth checking out www.weleda.co.uk to read more about this brand which was truly forward thinking in its day when homeopathy, anthroposophy (no, not sure I get it either.. something to do with science and spirituality) and harmony with nature were not particularly linked with beauty or wellbeing.
|The First Weleda Lab!|
|The Packaging Department|
|Original Weleda Products|