Weleda is a superior brand on every level. They produce a full range of skincare, hair care, body care, baby care, oral care and healthcare. All of their products are vegetarian and a lot are vegan (they use cruelty-free honey and lanolin in some products which are therefore not classified vegan). They actually have their own herb garden in
, where they grow more than 300 plants for use in the manufacture of their products. Derbyshire, UK
Weleda does not test any of its products or ingredients on animals. They are also a member of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (http://www.navs.org.uk/home/) which is the first organisation in the world to campaign against animal experimentation.
Over and above all these incredible standards, Weleda scores even more for their policies on artificial ingredients and the environment. All their products are 100% natural, meaning there are no synthetic preservatives, fragrances or chemicals in anything they produce. They do not even use plants grown using chemical pesticides or fertilizers and will not use genetically modified ingredients. They have fair-trading partnerships with the numerous countries where they source their top-quality ingredients. You can read more about all these standards by following these links:
Weleda Vegan Products: http://www.weleda.co.uk/page/specialrequirements
Weleda Animal Testing and Welfare policy: http://www.weleda.co.uk/page/faqs#anchor27
Partners and Projects: http://www.weleda-naturals.de/index.php?id=partners#Ende
I use a lot of Weleda products in my daily skin and hair care routine. I can personally vouch for the Wild Rose and Iris Skincare range (the Wild Rose is my favourite and has a refreshingly cooling effect), as well as the Calendula and Chamomile Shampoo and Conditioner. I also posted about their Men’s Shaving Lotion in my Q&A and you can read my review here: http://sarahfrascamakeup.blogspot.com/p/q.html
I would recommend joining the Weleda Facebook page to get regular updates and also lots of special offers. I also follow them on Twitter. Weleda Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/weleda.uk, Weleda Twitter link: http://twitter.com/weleda.
Weleda is available at most health food stores throughout the
. They have a store finder on their homepage, where you can also shop online: www.weleda.co.uk UK