Weleda - the original ‘green’ company
At Weleda we see the universe as one integrated whole. This view is not new, it was shared by Rudolf Steiner, our founder, more than 80 years ago. We passionately believe that health is much more than a lack of disease but instead an integrated state of physical, mental and social wellbeing. This holistic worldview is the basis of everything we do at Weleda, as we create products that respect the environment, local communities and our global customers alike. In the same way, our medicines treat the whole person, enabling them to take responsibility for their own health, while restoring their inner balance and strengthening their life force.
Our aim is to help everyone, old and young. This is not a marketing ploy but a way of life and is deeply rooted in all aspects of our business. These beliefs affect every decision we make at Weleda.
Right from our very first day in 1921, Weleda has been committed to restoring health and maintaining wellbeing for all people naturally, safely and ethically. With these values in mind we farm most of our natural ingredients biodynamically.
15 acres in Derbyshire are lovingly tended to exacting Demeter standards by Weleda gardeners, contributing to the 135 acres of biodynamic gardens the Weleda Group cultivates worldwide.
Fresh ingredients are assured for plant tinctures. As soon as plants are at the optimal time for use, the gardeners harvest them, so ensuring the best possible quality ingredients. It’s that which makes Weleda’s specialist anthroposophic and homeopathic medicines first choice for many hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacists, herbalists, homeopaths, naturopaths and other complementary health practitioners. Weleda also produces 200 over-the-counter natural medicines, available in independent health stores and pharmacies.
For other essential plant ingredients, including some wild plants, ethical sourcing is assured. Weleda has established over 100 global fair trading partnerships, 50% of Weleda’s fair trading partners currently employ biodynamic methods, and the company is working towards a target of 100%. All fair trading farmers must produce ingredients of pharmaceutical quality.
Value for money comes second only to quality. Ensuring products don’t cost the earth – in every way – is important.
Our bodycare products are made without animal testing, petrochemicals or GM ingredients, and our minimal packaging is wholly recyclable, too. In this way our business works to improve the quality of life of our customers and our co-workers while respecting and enhancing our shared environment.
Caring for staff helps them in turn care for customers, so a full-time cook is employed for the Derbyshire staff’s organic kitchen, housed in the newly opened Garden Room. Along with comfortable areas to eat and chat, this new building offers space for yoga, massage and eurythmy (group movement sessions) for the team. With self sufficiency in mind, the gardeners have established a new biodynamic kitchen garden outside, so many of the cook’s ingredients come straight from our vegetable plot to the table.
Weleda UK is part of a group, which manufactures and distributes in over 51 countries worldwide.
Essential and Specialty Medicines
At the very core of our mission is the desire to heal. To restore the body’s own natural balance. To help promote healthy living.
In fact, Weleda was originally founded as a pharmaceutical laboratory in 1921. There, Dr. Ita Wegman, Dr. Rudolf Steiner and their team created the very first Weleda medicines, all based on the principles of anthroposophy, which views healing as a process that brings a human being’s body, soul and spirit back into balance with itself and its environment.
This belief is still at the heart of the way we operate today.
We understand that if an individual’s body is out of balance, we can stimulate its own natural healing abilities by using what nature provides—from plant roots, leaves and blossoms to potent minerals straight from the earth to the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars that bring light and rhythm to all life.
Today, we produce more than 3,500 proprietary anthroposophic and homeopathic medicines, which are available over the counter as both OTC’s and Dietary Supplements (DS),and by prescription (Rx) as custom-compounded remedies from our own pharmacy.
Your safety is of utmost importance to us—our remedies are administered in doses small enough to treat you effectively but without unwanted side effects. And you can be assured that every raw material and formulation is strictly tested and retested against the most rigid standards for purity and efficacy.
Nothing in this website is intended as or should be construed as medical advice. Consumers should consult with their own health care practitioners for individual medical recommendations. The information in this website concerns OTC and RX homeopathic drugs, dietary supplements and skin care products.
The Rx (prescription) and OTC (Over-the-counter) medicines are listed with FDA and hence have an NDC (National Drug Code) number, which enables patients to submit their claims to their insurance providers for possible reimbursement.
The ingredients are listed in the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the U.S.). They are therefore considered official and manufactured according to the standards set forth by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.
Our Dietary Supplements (DS) are manufactured in our German or Swiss facilities. In Europe, Dietary Supplements fall under the category of medicines and must meet strict medicinal GMP standards based on the methods prescribed by the respective Pharmacopoeias (e.g. HAB in Germany).
Weleda supplements and personal care products are not intended for use as a means to cure, treat, prevent, diagnose or mitigate any disease or other medical conditions. The following material is for consumer informational purposes only.