I really love Weleda and their products and cannot shout their praises enough.
~~~~~~~ABOUT WELEDA ~~~~~~
This company was originally founded by Rudolph Steiner in 1921 in Austria as a pharmaceutical company . Weleda’s products are created using the principles of principles of anthroposophic medicine. This is a holistic approach based on products made using ingredients grown in balance and harmony with nature.
“A medical system that complements conventional medicine, anthroposophy takes a holistic approach and uses both conventional and anthroposophic medicinal products……. The therapy method of anthroposophic medicine is based on the balance between four organisational principles: the physical level; life forces level, or vitality; mental level and individual level or ego. The goal of therapy is to restore the necessary equilibrium when these four principles are out of balance.”
Weleda use only natural products and most are organic. They source their products from around the world and pay above fair prices for their ingredients.
They use no preservatives, parabens or any mineral based ingredients in their products. Thy do not test on animals or allow any of their ingredients to be tested on them either.
“Whether it’s through fair trade, biodynamic cultivation or the supportive development of our employees – sustainability is part of our roots.”
They are also committed to using eco friendly packaging which also gets the product to the consumer in the best condition.
~~~~~~ WELEDA AND EVENING PRIMROSE ~~~~
This is one of Weleda’s newer ranges and includes quite a few products which include: Age Revitalising Concentrate, Age Revitalising Day Cream, Age Revitalising Eye and Lip Cream, Age Revitalising Night Cream, Revitalising Body Wash, Revitalising Hand cream, Revitalising Body lotion and this Body Oil as well as a couple of combined products in gift packs.
~~~~~~ BENEFITS OF EVENING PRIMROSE ~~~~
Evening Primrose is native to America and grows in pretty dry and infertile soil. It has been used by Native Americans for centuries as a tea for skin problems, healing wounds and other ailments.
The oil from evening primrose seeds contains high concentrations of essential linoleic acid and y-linolenic acid. This is something that keeps skin supple and our bodies produce less as we get older. Luckily for us evening primrose seed oil does a great job of protecting the skin against moisture loss, removing rough patches and promoting cell growth and regeneration so is particularly helpful in helping to stimulate the natural defence and restorative processes of mature skin.
~~~~~~ MY VIEWS AND EXPERIENCE USING THIS ~~~~
Firstly this is a natural oil and so is readily absorbed into the skin as opposed to sitting on the skin like petroleum based oils do. This product has absolutely no palm oil or soy-derived raw materials. either and has been dermatologically approved.
This comes in a green coloured glass bottle and holds 100 mls. The coloured glass keeps the contents protected from light damage and glass is recyclable and keeps the contents uncontaminated too.
This is an 100% natural product and suitable for vegans and being Weleda it is not tested on animals anywhere in its production and nor are any ingredients at any time.
This oil smells gorgeous, so good in fact that Weleda have now a EDT based on this aroma too. The ingredients that create this wonderful scent are all there for a reason and one of these is to lift the spirits at the same time as it feeds your skin. This lovely rich oil is naturally scented with cardamom, magnolia, and sandalwood which gives a wonderfully exotic aroma floral and spicy yet still fresh and uplifting.
This oil is for use all over your body wherever you feel it needs nourishing. As it is quit expensive – the 100 ml costs £22.95 – I use a good natural oil to moisturise after my bath then use just a little of this spread thinly after the basic natural unscented oil and that way I don’t need to use so much.
This oil is a combination of organic evening primrose oil, jojoba, wheat-germ oil,sesame seed oil, sunflower seed oil, wheat germ oil, macadamia seed oil, olive oil and millet seed extract, and it is jojoba that I use prior to applying this more expensive oil so I am not really diluting or contaminating it at all.
I like to apply this after my bath while still warm and slightly damp and the oils trap in that moisture. This oil really does scent my skin and so a I get into bed I smell really nice and it helps me relax as I read before going to sleep.
I find applying body oils after a shower or bath when I am still damp makes the best use of the oils, traps the moisture on my skin and the oils spread more easily too.
This rich body oil can be added to the Weleda body lotion of the same range or the hand cream and that will make both those just that bit richer.
This oil has been created to help increase firmness and elasticity, moisturise, regenerate and reactivate skin’s natural functions. I do find that my skin feels lovely and soft and looks healthy after using this and the smell is a real bonus.
When tested by humans this 70% of those in the test group agreed it provided intensive nourishment (self-assessment after 28 days) and 39% said it increased skin moisture when used for 28 days.
~~~~~~ WHERE TO BUY THIS ~~~~~
Being a Weleda product this can be bought from Weleda’s website or from one of their advisers locally. A site called http://www.dolphinfitness.co.uk has this for £13.95 with free postage – I am off to order some right now ! It is always worth shopping around and I found that just checking the prices on line.
~~~~~~ RECOMMENDED ?~~~~
Yes indeed it is a lovely rich all natural oil with fabulous scent that really does make the skin smell great. I cannot believe I found such a bargain on the website I mentioned and have ordered a couple more from there!