To celebrate 100 years of Weleda, our longest-standing Mindful Brand, we spoke to HealthPost Director, Lucy Butler, about her favourite Weleda products that her family have used and loved over the years.
Weleda was a familiar and trusted presence in our home throughout my childhood. Mum would whip out the Hypercal Cream for our wounds, Arnica for our bruises, and she always carried the versatile and deliciously scented Rose-Calendula Cream in her handbag.
I’ve been lucky to visit the Weleda gardens in Hawkes Bay and see the Weleda ethos in action. It’s a magical place and I’m so impressed with how Weleda walk their talk, combining truth to their founding principles with continued innovation.
When I was pregnant with my first child Weleda gave me a gift of their gorgeous calendula baby products. These became the signature smell of my children’s infancy and I’ve gifted these products to many other new parents (and I certainly think twice before giving someone products to put on their precious newborn).
My Mum, HealthPost founder Linley Butler, first signed on to work with Weleda in 1990, and Mum still radiates the Weleda rose products. I’ve developed some personal favourites over the years too. I love the Wild Rose body oil and I wouldn’t be without the all rounder Skin Food.
My Weleda Top 10
1. Skin Food
I do a lot of gardening and this is the savior of my hands and heels.
Weleda Skin Food is a deeply nourishing and intensely hydrating whole-body cream that restores and protects the skin. Its award-winning formula has been around since 1926.
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Weleda nailed the texture with this one, and it absorbs fast while being super nourishing. My favourite body butter for sure.
Weleda Skin Food Body Butter provides intensive care and nourishment for very dry skin, leaving skin feeling velvety soft and providing long-lasting moisturisation.
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Two kids and no nappy rash, ever!
Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream is made with carefully selected ingredients including Organic Almond Oil, Organic Calendula and Chamomile to care for delicate baby skin in the nappy area.
So many sweet bath time memories associated with this product. I love the gentle, tear-free formula.
Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash ensures baby’s delicate hair and skin gets the perfect balance of cleansing moisture and the kindest care with this softly lathering shampoo and body wash.
Weleda Baby Teething Powder is for the relief of the discomfort and restlessness of teething in babies and children.
Weleda White Mallow Face Cream gently wraps a calming protective layer around the skin, soothing and maintaining its moisture whilst alleviating itching.
Weleda Arnica 30c is a classical homeopathic remedy.
Weleda Hypercal Cream is a traditional herbal formula for the family emergency kit to soothe and help heal painful cuts, abrasions, and wounds.
Weleda's Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash inspires your senses with a unique fragrance, while oils from pomegranate seeds, sesame and macadamia nuts render your skin perfectly soft.
Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil is an indulgence for facial skin and the whole body. It is rich in skin-caring unsaturated fatty acids with the velvety, protecting oils of desert Jojoba plants. Sweet Almond Oil revitalises the skin's natural elasticity, suppleness, and radiance.