Actively cultivating beauty. Our HistoryIt all goes back to 1921 and something called anthroposophy. This movement, stemming from the teachings of philosopher Dr. Rudolf Steiner, encourages the individual to see his or her body, mind and spirit as intrinsically linked to our world; all part of one holistic system.And so Steiner, along with Dr. Ita Wegman, got together with a team of dedicated scientists and doctors to determine just how they might use this philosophy to take care of their patients’ needs. They understood that a human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself, but sometimes it needs a little help. So they developed a personal approach to health care using natural ingredients that can holistically work with and support our own body’s healing tendencies.They started by creating one of the world’s first Biodynamic gardens to grow what they needed. Sound new agey? It’s actually old agey—what cultures around the world have done successfully for generations.It was successful for our founders too.Patients were healed, wellness and balance were restored to them, and never once was a synthetic chemical or lab-made preservative used in the process.The company’s new name couldn’t have been more appropriate: Weleda, after the Celtic goddess of wisdom and healing.Soon, word got around about the innovative, effective work Weleda was doing and the company spread from Switzerland, to Germany and into North America and the world. Today we’re proud to have offices and partnerships in more than 50 countries. And yet despite our success, not a whole lot has changed. We still cultivate our own Biodynamic®gardens. We still believe natural ingredients truly provide what a body needs to be vibrant, beautiful and well. We still put the health and well-being of you above all else.And we continue to grow, spreading our passion for beauty, wellness and environmental respect around the world.Our Philosophy and MissionWe see beauty everywhere. It’s in the soil we till, the flowers we grow, the partnerships we build that honor the human spirit and respect the natural world. And of course we see it in you. But our mission isn’t just to recognize beauty. Our mission is to actively cultivate beauty. We do it with Biodynamic® farming methods. We do it by developing fair trade partnerships for a more positive impact on the world. We do it by empowering the individual to make positive change in the world.And of course we do it with meaningful products that work with your body’s own natural vitality and ability to nurture and heal.We strongly believe in supporting your health and beauty, and that of every individual. By doing so, we hope each of us will be empowered to cultivate beauty in the world. For ourselves, for our children, and for the children of all the generations to come.Our promise to youWeleda's promise is to delight the senses with products that are gentle and effective; to create vital relationships among customers, fair trade partners and our own team; to ensure the quality of our products and programs; to actively protect ecology and steward conservation; to continually invest in research and development so we may continue to cultivate beauty around the world. Our MissionWe stimulate and inspire your body, soul and spirit. In doing so, we encourage you to draw from your own vitality and discover inner balance. This enables your individual health and authentic beauty to unfold.Our TeamAt Weleda we spend so much time getting to know you, we thought it only fair that you get to know a little more about some of us. We've also offered up a few of our favorite Weleda products—although choosing among them turned out to be no small task.It’s not a very complicated equation; happy people do better work. So we work hard at Weleda making sure everyone working at Weleda is happy.We know that creating wonderful products aren’t mutually exclusive to fostering a respectful workplace, promoting creativity and taking a personal interest in those who work with us. We encourage personal development outside the office. We serve free organic cappuccinos, celebrate each other’s birthdays, prompt our staff to use their generous vacation time.It’s not surprising to see new parents at work here with their children by their sides.We’ve also created a unique social structure that makes every team member feel greater ownership of the company and more connected to one another. And to make sure everyone feels valued, we make sure to keep communication channels wide open. After all, brilliant ideas can come from anyone. Even from you. In fact, feel free to Contact Us any time. That would make us happy. And you know what we think about happy people.