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Weleda’s principles and philosophy stems from the teachings of Dr Rudolf Steiner in the 1920’s. He encouraged the individual to see his or her body, mind and spirit as intrinsically linked to our world - all a part of one holistic system. This led to his philosophy called Anthroposophy being applied to various fields eg. education (the Steiner or Waldorf schools), agriculture (biodynamic method – Demeter standard). In collaboration with Dr Ita Wegmann and a team of dedicated scientists and doctors, his philosophy and principles were applied to medicines and bodycare resulting in a remarkable legacy of products that today has a dedicated and growing following worldwide.

Today, Weleda remains true to these principles. Every Weleda product is the result of carefully developed formulations and processes which transform pure plant extracts, herbs and flowers into premium quality products. At every stage of production from cultivation to final product, only the highest standards are upheld. A portion of Weleda’s raw and base materials are grown in Weleda’s own biodynamic medicinal plant gardens. The remaining raw materials are sourced worldwide from small and large farms, cooperatives, cultivation projects and trade companies. Fair prices and long- term contracts ensure sustainable and successful cooperation with all of Weleda partners.

Weleda products are free from synthetic fragrances, colour, preservatives, emulsifying agents and parabens. The fragrance consist exclusively of pure, natural aromatic plants oils. Weleda products are internationally recognised for their purity, reliability and effectiveness, We do not test our body care products on animals.

The Weleda Symbol & Name

The name and symbol of Weleda was given by Rudolf Steiner, the symbol of Weleda has three parts: a central, upright staff; a weaving spiral form and two interacting outer segments.

Mercury, messenger of the gods, inspired the design of the staff. It stands for truth and dependability. It symbolises the connection between Heaven and Earth, the realms covered by the trusted messenger.

The weaving line represents the serpent, symbol of healing. In Greek mythology, the god of medicine, Aesculapius is shown gripping a serpent-entwined staff (the Caduceus, symbol of physicians). In myths and legends, the raised serpent challenges the divine nature of mankind to overcome its lower nature.

The outer parts of the Weleda symbol were conceived by Rudolf Steiner without any ancient or mythological references. They suggest an encompassing protection and social interaction. This associative principle conveys the ideas of giving and receiving, producing and consuming, physician and patient.

In effect, the Weleda symbol communicates the upright quality and integrity in our products, quality that reflects the therapeutic impulse and the knowledge of Anthroposophy. The serpent symbol suggests the development of products that meet the challenges of modern life and the growing demand for product purity and quality. The encompassing double figure represents an innovative concept in business: social awareness and responsibility.