The company was founded by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, a philosopher and scientist living in Switzerland. He realized that the human body was a part of nature. Steiner's belief: reconnecting with the natural world is the best way to bring ourselves back into balance.
For the most active ingredients, they planted the first biodynamic gardens, biodynamic agriculture means that farming, seed production and landscape maintenance follow the rhythms of nature and the earth.
Despite their success, Weleda is a people-and-planet over profits brand. They still cultivate their own biodynamic gardens and work in fair trade agreements with small farmers and gardeners to source the best raw materials.
They craft each product with plant and flower-sourced ingredients orchestrated to realize nature’s restorative effects. They still strive to make the best non-toxic, cruelty-free, paraben-free, GMO-free, phthalates-free and synthetic fragrance-free products.
Their standards for packaging must protect the life energy and potency of the ingredients, but it must be manufactured from sustainable materials and be recyclable once its packaging life is over.
Raw materials and sustainable sourcing are at the forefront of their standards.
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