100 Years
of connecting
people
with nature

In harmony with nature and the human being since 1921

With great courage and commitment, the founders of Weleda dared to break new ground 100 years ago. They knew of the deep connection between people and nature. Since 1921, at Weleda we have been developing certified natural skincare and anthroposophic medicine based on this understanding. Weleda has been a pioneer of sustainability right from the start. As much as we take, we try to give back. From our biodynamic medicinal plant gardens, to our sustainable and respectful supply chains, and the responsible use of resources – we are striving to make the world a better place. Sustainability and our respect for people and nature are part of our roots and our future.

100 years of Weleda

For 100 years Weleda has strived to make the world better for humans and nature. Our film tells the Weleda story by showing historical pictures, highlighting our commitments to ethical sourcing, biodynamic farming and biodiversity.

Our Story

Weleda was founded at a time of change. People wanted a better future; revolutionary ideas were in the air. Whether in politics, the sciences or business, pioneers everywhere were looking for new and better ways. It was at this time, Weleda's history started with a hospital, a pharmaceutical laboratory and a medicinal plant garden. The philosopher Rudolf Steiner, together with the physician Ita Wegman and the chemist Oskar Schmiedel, developed the first pharmaceutical formulations according to an understanding that underpins Weleda’s product philosophy to this day: that life processes in the human body and in nature are in close relationship with each other.

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Sustainability

For us, being a sustainable business means maintaining the health of people and nature for future generations. Only to take what can grow back. We understand we are a part of nature and must work in harmony with it. Only in this way can we face global challenges such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity. We are working to improve our climate balance and developing more sustainable packaging.

Since 1921 we have been committed to acting responsibly - socially, economically and ecologically. This includes meeting the strict criteria laid out by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT).

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Our Quality

We develop certified natural skincare and produce anthroposophic medicines with knowledge, skill and experience. We use the best raw materials, procuring them from people around the world with whom we nurture close and trusting partnerships.

  • 100% certified natural skincare

  • Over 80% botanicals are certified organic

  • Free from microplastics, genetically modified ingredients, and petroleum-derived ingredients

  • Ethical sourcing with respect for people, plants and animals

  • 100% natural fragrances, crafted by our in-house perfumers

100 years of quality

Courageous women and men took new paths in medicine and skin care 100 years ago. They founded Weleda, based on their understanding of people and nature as part of a holistic whole.

Skin Food: Cult classic for over 100 years

Models, actresses and make-up artists around the globe have sworn by Weleda Skin Food since 1926. Then as now, its formula is rich in active plant ingredients with highly effective extracts of pansy, rosemary, chamomile and calendula.

Calendula: Ideal for delicate baby skin

Weleda has trusted the humble pot marigold to help care for babies' skin for over 60 years. Grown in our medicinal plant garden in Germany, our certified organic calendula, rich in carotenoids and flavonoids, helps to soothe and support the skin.

Iris: A master of balance

In combination with jojoba oil and soothing witch hazel, it regulates the skin healthily, so moisture content can balance and young skin regains its naturally beautiful appearance.

For people and nature

We humans are connected to one another and are part of nature. That is why we have a responsibility to each other and to the environment. This is the basis of our work at Weleda.

Experience nature's biodiversity

We invite you to dive in with all your senses; explore a 360 degree view of our gardens around the world, hear from experts on topics ranging from biodiversity, climate, soil and sourcing. Surround yourself with bird song from Brazil or journey through fields of lavender in Moldova. The Open Garden is brimming with stories from around the world, stories that not only tell you more about what we do at Weleda, but help you connect with nature too.

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Discover original Weleda products still popular today!

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A success story based on strong principles

Since 1921, Weleda has followed aims which sprang from its founding principles. Our products are intended to support people in their personal development, in maintaining, promoting and restoring their health and achieve physical well-being.

Who we are

Committed to the three pillars of sustainability

We must do our best to support an adequate living for everyone by building an ethical economy which creates, rather than diminishes, value.

Sustainability
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A company inspired by anthroposophy

It all began with a hospital and a pharmaceutical laboratory. Now it has become the world’s leading manufacturer of holistic, natural, organic skincare and pharmaceuticals for anthroposophic therapy.

Our heritage
Hand holding grass - in touch with nature

People are at the heart of everything we do

Quality takes a lot of work. But when every employee takes quality to heart, this work can become a source of deep satisfaction.

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