I was invited back to sunny Derbyshire to visit Weleda UK HQ. Of course there was no way I was going to miss this again as my previous visit was fantastic! You can read more about the here…
So rather than flood this post with a whole load of pictures that you may have seen before I have focused this post mainly on the differences of this visit compared to last years and of course the new product launches …So here goes
Weleda insight day 2015!
Weleda had taken on feedback from previous visits so with further ado it was straight on the mini bus to the gardens for a tour.
On this visit we were given the opportunity to take part in plant study.
When developing products Weleda usually carry out a plant study in order to gain inspiration from the lead flower/plant of choice.
The flower of choice this time, for our study was Chamomille.
The first stage of the Plant Study we were told to shake off any negative energy, previous thoughts from your mind and then he headed down to where the chamomile flowers were planted to basically look, touch and smell the flowers … In silence. This was lovely, and in such a tranquil setting I got to truely appreciate just how beautiful the chamomile flower is, simple yet beautiful….there was a slight breeze in the air on the day so seeing these flowers bobbing around vibrantly was delightful and unbelievably calming at the same time.
Next we were asked to describe how the flower made you feel or what you felt it represented? Words such as ‘relaxing’ ‘sunshine’ and ‘vibrant’ were words shared amongst the group.
Then back to base, where we dissected the flower from the root upwards, placing each leaf on a piece of A3 paper to see how the leaves are formed from the root to the flower.
This plant study gave me a real appreciation for how much effort goes into producing Weleda products – which is truely something special!
Back to the ranch and after being in an abundance of wide open space, we worked up appetite and it was time to eat!
What a generous spread!!! All hand lovingly made by Basilia Deli and Eaterie.
After lunch it was time to hear about the products.
Calendula Nappy Change Cream launches in July. Offer a deeply norishing and restorative cream. The cream contains Rosehip oil which provides improvement to elasticity and moisture. The key ingredients are:
- Witch Hazel – astringent, cleansing, antiseptic
- Iris Germanica Root Extract – moisture
- Jojoba Seed Oil – light and for easy absorption.
In August the Arnica Sport Showr Gel launches. The key ingredient are Arnica, Rosemary Oil and Lavender Oil. The blend of all of these scents is both energising and calming, the gel is also supposed to be non drying to the skin. I was given a sample to try so I’ll report back soon.
Almond product range for sensitive skin, the products launch in September. No lie, they smell absolutely gorgeous. I have a tendency to suffer from sensitive skin especially when my skin is exposed to too much sunlight and sea water – yes I am a prickly heat sufferer.
So hearing that these products actually balance the skin was a win for me.
We were also given some advice on how to keep sensitive skin at bay:
- Wearing natural fibres
- Bathe in warm water
- Eating a balanced healthy diet
- Limit sun exposure
- Limit time in air con and central heating conditions
- Reduce stress
- Do something you enjoy
- Patch tests
- Avoid over cleaning
- Use 100% natural products
Weleda kindly gave me a body lotion. So I will share my personally views on this in a few weeks time.
Ready for Christmas yet? It’s good to see Weleda really fully embracing the gifting market. They have expanded the range of pre gift boxes items to include both full and minature sized favorites. There is something for everyone, prices for the gift boxes range from £5 – £55.
I had a thoroughly enjoyable day, finally it was off to the shop to make some long awaited purchases. I had been saving myself for this and bought the following items.
Weleda were generous enough to give me the following items below in a goody bag. If they happen to ready this, thanks again so much and for the hospitality of all the staff!
Note: I was not asked to write this blog post, the products gifted to me where in return for my visit. What more can I say, and you know the drill if I like/love something I blog about it!
Thanks for reading …