It all started with Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher and natural scientist. He founded Weleda with Dutch doctor Ita Wegman, along with German chemist and pharmacist Oskar Schmiedel.
Founded over 100 years ago, Weleda has become a global manufacturing leader of holistic, natural and organic skincare and natural medicines. They're recognised for their commitment when it comes to creating high quality products that are better, safe, and beneficial for humans and nature.
Weleda continues to focus on the philosophical ideology and high values of anthroposophy. Anthroposophy means "wisdom of the human being" - a path to becoming aware of one's humanity and connecting with your natural counterparts.
Weleda's gardens thrive and flourish as they follow biodynamic farming guidelines.
Organic farming is a way of agriculture where you don't use any artificial chemicals, fertilisers, or pesticides on your crops. Biodynamic cultivation is the same way of farming, but also takes into account the health of the soil and the plants.
Biodynamic cultivation includes special techniques that help stimulate the life force in the soil. It's based on the idea that everything in nature is interconnected and that treating the soil, plants, animals, and humans as one unit will create a more sustainable system. It improves the health of the plants that grow in the soil, which results in better quality produce. It's like taking care of a whole person, not just their body.
An award winning beauty brand
Weleda raises awareness for biodiversity through educational initiatives like the Bee B&B Hotel program.
But they've also been recognised for many other achievements. In 2021, Weleda won Eco Brand of the Year in the Beauty Shortlist Awards, and the Best Socially Responsible Brand in the Attracta Beauty Awards. They also scored gold in the Loved By Parents Awards under the Best Maternity Skincare Product category for their Stretch Mark Massage Oil.
What Makes Weleda Eco Friendly and Sustainable?
With the highest commitment to sustainability
Every element of Weleda's business model focuses on tradition and innovation. It applies to their long standing dedication to the three pillars of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. As a BCorp certified company, they respect and protect the environment, seek fairness with employees and partners, and pursue an ethical economy.
Weleda products are guaranteed natural by NaTrue, an international association that certifies natural and organic cosmetic products. NaTrue doesn't permit animal testing, so the skincare brand ensures that their products aren't tested on animals.
They're UEBT Certified Sourcing with Respect. This means they're always looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact, respecting the human rights of the people who grow and cultivate their ingredients, and working to create a positive social and economic impact in the communities where they operate.
Weleda is also certified with the Look for the Zero logo, which means there are no microbeads or microplastics in the products.
Eco friendly production
The company reuses approximately 98% of all the waste produced during the manufacturing process. These are either composted, repurposed, recycled, or recovered (including waste heat recovery).
100% of the electricity used at Weleda's production facilities (sites in France, Germany, and Switzerland) comes from renewable energy solar power from their own photovoltaic system.
Sustainable, eco friendly packaging
Weleda's choice of safe materials for their packaging ensures that both the formulation and the environment are adequately protected.
They use materials like recycled glass to make their glass bottles, and FSC certified paper for their cardboard packaging. They also use aluminium tubes with a protective coating.
Sustainable Weleda Ingredients and Materials
Weleda has been working towards preserving genetic biodiversity by not using GMO plants/seeds in their gardens. This helps to maintain biodiversity and protect natural raw materials.
They source over 80% of their raw materials from certified organic farming, and with a portion of the ingredients coming from biodynamic cultivation.
All the Weleda ingredients are natural, with no synthetic preservatives and dyes. There are no petroleum derived ingredients or mineral oil in the products. They're also free from synthetic fragrances, phthalates, GMO ingredients, parabens, silicones, sulphates, triclosan, propylene glycol, and microbeads or microplastics.
Sustainable Palm Oil
Weleda was one of the first companies to require transparent sourcing of materials. Their palm oil is sourced from a single certified organic plantation in Brazil using organic farming practices that protect natural habitats. It’s also sustainably sourced under fair working conditions.
Weleda's sustainable palm oil certification is accredited by the non for profit organisation, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). They make sure that companies follow a set of environmental and social criteria to help them produce certified sustainable palm oil. These measures will help limit the damage done by palm oil farming on the environment and in palm growing areas.
Made in Europe
All of Weleda's products are made in Europe, except for medicines like baby teething powder, which are made in New Zealand.
Shop the best Weleda products: Weleda Calendula Baby Care
This moisturising Weleda baby care range is one of our popular products here at Hello Charlie. It contains calendula extracts that support skin regeneration and soothe irritated skin. It has active compounds that also help reduce inflammation, and is great for your baby’s delicate skin.
Calendula is good for treating and speeding up the healing of skin conditions like nappy rash, eczema and insect bites.
Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream
Weleda's 100% natural nappy change cream is a gentle formula of carefully selected ingredients beneficial to your little one's skin.
This nourishing Weleda baby product takes care of the delicate skin in the nappy area. It soothes and calms irritated and inflamed skin, and protects it against moisture loss.
Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash
This Weleda shampoo and body wash is a gentle 2-in-1 natural formula that mildly cleanses your baby from head to toe.
Your baby’s skin will feel soft and nourished as this vegan wash contains almond oil and calendula extracts that help prevent dryness and maintain the skin's protective layer. It's soft on the skin and extra gentle on the eyes, making it a pleasant bathing experience for your little one. It makes your child's delicate hair easy to comb, too.
Weleda Calendula Cream Bath
Weleda's Calendula Cream Bath gently cleanses and cares for your baby's sensitive skin. It contains calendula that soothes and calms the skin, so it's perfect to use as part of a calming bedtime routine.
This nourishing cream bath contains sweet almond oil and sesame oil that warms and moisturises the skin. Not only do these oils create a protective layer against moisture loss, but they also help keep your baby's skin smooth and supple.
Weleda Calendula Oil
The Weleda Baby Calendula oil protects your child's skin from harmful environmental elements while adding moisture to the skin. This nourishing body oil is suitable for all over body care, so it leaves your baby's skin soft and supple.
You can use this skin care product as a massage oil or for treating your little one's cradle cap.
Weleda Calendula Oil Fragrance Free
The fragrance free Weleda Baby Calendula Oil protects delicate skin from damaging environmental factors while adding moisture to the skin. It’s great for all over body care, as it gently cleans, calms, and nourishes your baby’s precious skin.
It contains calendula flower extracts that help support skin regeneration and have a soothing and relaxing effect. Sesame seed oil, with its skin caring properties, works great as a massage oil and is great for dry skin.
Weleda Calendula Soap
The Weleda Calendula Bar Soap contains chamomile and calendula flower extracts that help support skin regeneration. Your skin will feel good after a bath as chamomile has soothing effects, while calendula has anti inflammatory properties.
This nourishing product uses mild cleansers derived organically from coconut, palm, and olive oils to clean your skin without drying it. It's safe for even the most sensitive skins, so your kids can use it, too.
Shop the Weleda White Mallow range
The White Mallow range is one of our bestsellers here at Hello Charlie. It's certified by the National Eczema Association and is perfect for sensitive baby skin. It's also ideal for sensitive adult skin, and the White Mallow Face Cream is a wonderful addition to any skincare routine during winter to protect against the effects of cold and harsh winds.
Weleda White Mallow Nappy Change Cream
This fragrance free Weleda nappy cream contains beneficial ingredients like organic white mallow extract that soothes super sensitive skin. It contains coconut oil and sesame oil that help support the skin's natural functions. Zinc oxide offers protection against dampness and prevents irritation around the nappy area.
Weleda White Mallow Body Lotion
The nourishing moisturiser has a non irritating, protective formula. It contains ingredients that help calm inflammation and reduces itching, so it's ideal for babies and adults with eczema or super dry, sensitive skin.
This body care product uses organic white mallow and pansy extracts that help develop healthy skin while soothing and maintaining the skin's moisture. It contains moisturising coconut oil that helps cool redness. It also has essential fatty acids from borage seed oil and safflower seed oil that help support and enhance the skin's barrier.
Weleda White Mallow Face Cream
This fragrance free Weleda face cream is specially formulated to nourish and soothe itchy skin.
Organic white mallow and organic pansy extracts help moisturise and calm super sensitive skin. It contains sweet almond oil and sesame seed oil that are rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which help nourish and protect skin from dryness.
This nourishing face cream is suitable for adults and babies with eczema prone or sensitive skin. Include it in your skincare routine, especially during winter to protect your skin against environmental effects like cold and harsh winds.
Shop the Weleda Skin Food range
This is a range of cult beauty products that's been around for over 100 years in the same rich, nourishing formulation. Many celebrities like Adele, Rihanna, Brooke Shields, Winona Ryder, and Demi Moore swear by this amazing cream.
Weleda Skin Food is an excellent moisturiser for the body, hands, elbows, and knees. It deeply hydrates chapped lips, dry heels, and others more!
Weleda Skin Food
This hydrating cream for your whole body uses all natural ingredients to deeply nourish and rejuvenate your skin.
Skin Food's body moisturiser contains calming extracts from chamomile, calendula, and wild pansy that helps soothe rough and dry skin. It's blended with sunflower oil, lanolin, almond oils, and waxes to nourish skin and help resist the damaging effects of wind and weather.
This body care product helps revitalise dull skin thanks to rosemary, while sweet orange and lavender pure essential oil gives a refreshing scent.
Weleda Skin Food Light
Weleda's Skin Food Light moisturiser is a lighter, faster absorbing version of its traditional counterpart (the classic Weleda Skin Food ultra rich cream). This nourishing cream has a herbal blend of chamomile, calendula, and pansy that helps moisturise dry skin. It absorbs quickly into your skin, too, so it leaves it silky smooth.
This light, hydrating lotion is dermatologically tested and is ideal to use on the face and body.
Shop Other Popular Products
Weleda Teething Powder
This natural homeopathic remedy from Weleda may help ease the discomfort and restlessness of teething babies. Chamomile and conchae are their main ingredients, which can aid in soothing irritation and relieving baby's teething pain.
Weleda Children's Tooth Gel (Toothpaste)
Your kids will love brushing their delicate baby teeth with this bright orange, fluoride free Weleda toothpaste. It’s deliciously flavoured with fennel and spearmint oils and naturally coloured with calendula extracts.
Calendula helps keep your child’s gums and oral cavity healthy, while silica gently cleans teeth to prevent plaque build up. It has safe ingredients, so it won’t harm your child when swallowed.
Weleda Salt Toothpaste
For a thorough clean, use Weleda Salt Toothpaste. It contains sea salt that helps increase saliva flow, so it naturally cleans your whole mouth. It strengthens gums, keeps away tartar, and neutralises harmful plaque acids.
This natural dental care product helps prevent plaque build up. It also protects against cavities, so your teeth and gums stay strong and healthy.
Weleda Rash Relief Cream
Treat the itch and refrain from scratching with this rash relief cream from Weleda. It’s a good remedy for skin rashes, including nappy rash.
Natural ingredients like calendula, aloe vera, chamomile, and nettle have healing properties. These ingredients help calm irritation and reduce inflammation, so it's perfectly suitable for young children and those with eczema.
Weleda Burns & Bites Cooling Gel
You’ll want to include this in your medicine box, as this cooling gel from Weleda effectively soothes and promotes healing. It has healing properties from aloe vera, echinacea, and arnica that give soothing relief from minor burns, scalds, sunburns, insect bites, rashes, and stings.
Weleda 24h Roll On Deodorant - Men's
This popular Weleda deodorant has a masculine, woodsy scent that you will love, thanks to rosemary, litsea cubeba, and vetiver essential oils.
It contains licorice that helps regulate pH levels. It's also aluminium free, so it won't block your pores. Your skin gets to breathe naturally while you stay fresh for 24 hours!
Weleda Nursing Tea
This delicious nursing tea contains seeds of anise, fennel, caraway, fenugreek, and lemon verbena leaves that help support lactation and healthy milk flow, which is great for breastfeeding mums.
This lovely tea helps soothe and calm mum and baby's digestion, even with flatulence (gas), bloating, and fullness.
Shop Weleda at Hello Charlie
The Hello Charlie online shop is one of the official Weleda stockists, with Australia wide delivery and same day despatch when you order before 10 am.