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Ironically, it is a ninety-year-old company.
Started in a small Swiss village by two doctors
-- Dr. Rudolf Steiner, a natrual scientist and philosopher and Dr. Ita Wegman, a medical doctor, who were ahead of the holistic curve, they moved from developing homeopathic medicines to skin products — based on the belief that anything put on the skin became internalized. “In harmony with nature and the human being,” is on their inserts.
I spoke with Jennifer Barckley, the Director of Communications, Education, and Sustainability. She emphasized the company’s philosophy, which is “to give back to the earth more than you take.” Weleda is marketed to health stores, online, and at Whole Foods.
The items I sampled where geared to different life stages.